To Open Today
To Busy City
To Meet with Cabinet
For Message Review
WASHINGTON () - Ending a
10-day vacation in Georgia, Pres-
ident Dwight D. Eisenhower flew
back yesterday to a city abustle
with preparations for the reopen-
ing of Congress today and for the
big political year ahead.
The President himself will
touch off the real work of the ses-
sion when he delivers his State of
the Union Message to a joint Sen-
ate-House meeting tomorrow.
Eisenhower put the final touches
on the message during his stay in
Today, he will meet with his
Cabinet to go over the message,
which outlines broadly what the
Administration hopes the Demo-
cratic-controlled Congress will do
Requests To Follow
Eisenhower's detailed requests
to Congress will come later, start-
ing with the annual budget mes-
sage on Jan. 18. This is expected
to call for record peacetime
spending of $81 billion.
Then will come Eisenhower's
annual report on the economic
outlook on January 20, with other
special requests to follow as he
This morning, before Congress
meets for its brief opening-day
rituals, Eisenhower will attend a
special service at his church, Na-
tional Presbyterian. This is an
annual event on the day Congress
The President took a nap before
leaving Augusta in the Presiden-
tial plane Columbine at 3:35 p.m.,
delaying the scheduled takeoff an
Eisenhower, during his stay in
Augusta, managed to accomplish
pretty much what he set out to
do there - get in plenty of rest
and golf and do the work neces-
sary to whip the messages to Con-
gress into shape.
At no time did the President or
Mrs. Eisenhower leave the
grounds of the Augusta National
Club. Eisenhower went to Augusta
on Dec. 27, five days after he
came back from a 22,000 mile
goodwill mission to 11 nations in
Europe, Asia and Africa.
Ike To Give
WASHINGTON (P) - Congress
toed the mark yesterday, set to
take off into an election-year ses-
sion of politicking, legislating and
The second session of the 86th
Congress will get under way offi-
cially at noon today with prelim-
inary ceremonies in the Senate
The business of the year will
start tomorrow when President
Dwight D. Eisenhower goes be-
fore a joint session and delivers
his annual State of the Union
message. At that time, Eisenhow-
er will outline what he would like
the Democratic-controlled Con-
gress to do in the last year of his'
Ike To Speak
Eisenhower will send up his an-
nual budget message on Jan. 18.
and his economic report two days
Since there are no organizing
problems to be handled, the flow
of legislation to the Senate and
House likely will begin shortly
after these three messages are out
of the way.
Facing both Houses early in the
year is a battle over civil rights
proposals - a battle that could
split the Democratic party and
influence significantly the Demo-;
crats' chances of putting their
man in the White House.
Theodore Souris, '49L, of De-
troit has been appointed to the
State Supreme Court to fill the
seat vacated recently by Justice
John D. Voelker of Ishpeming.
The 34-year-old Democrat, pre-
viously a Circuit Judge in Wayne
County, enrolled at the University
in 1943. In June of that year
Souris joined the Air Force and
served until November, 1945.
At the University, he took an
accelerated course and received
his bachelor's degree in June,
1947. Souris received his law de-
gree here two years later.
From 1955 to 1959, he was a
member of the State Board of
Canvassers, and last February was
Second Front Pc
January 6, 1960
'U' Student Arrested During Vacation
RETURNS-President Dwight D. Eisenhower ended his vacation
yesterday and flew back to Washington. Tomorrow he will give his
State of the Union speech.
Railroad Folds Sails;
Leaves Field to Buses
A University student was held
for armed robbery and a former
student was arraigned for forgery
during the holiday recess.
Police say James J. Minder, Jr.,
'62, 29 years old, admitted that he
has held up eight Detroit area
stores since lastdOctober to get
money for his education.
Minder, of Dearborn, a parolee
from a federal prison was admit-
ted to the University last Septem-
ber by officials who knew of his
The Reverend Father Francisco
Paz, 33 years old, from South
America has admitted to forging
17 checks to obtain $14,350 in
funds of the St. Joseph Roman
A native of Popoyan, Colombia,
he had studied English at the
University, completing one year as
an exchange student.
Father Paz was f o r m a l ly
charged with forging a $3,000
check, and was arraigned before
Justice of the Peace George Nurss
in West Branch. He was held in
the Ogemaw County Jail.
Loss of Gamble
The arrest of Minder spelled
the loss of a gamble by the Uni-
versity admissions office, accord-
ing to Assistant Dean James H.
Robertson of the literary college.
Robertson said it was a "very
unusual thing for the -University
to admit a person with his record,
but he had received almost
straight A's in his correspondence
courses (while in prison) and we
decided to gamble that he would
change his ways."
Robertson, who was his parole
officer, and who had previously
corresponded with him saw him
twice a week. He reported that he
had been doing well in his studies
and was getting psychiatric coun-
seling once a week.
"The news hit me like a, ton of
bricks," Robertson said, "you go
out on a limb to give somebody a
chance and then they saw it off."
Police said Minder's total loot
was $3,400, but he contended that
it was closer to $1,100.
Minder said he "didn't turn to
crime again until I started to hurt
financially. I had been working
part time as a shoe salesman in
Inkster, but I had to find a way
to get money quicker."
Minder was regarded as a
spendthrift by Federal Judge Ar-
thur F. Lederle who had sen-
tenced him to prison for bank
robbery. Minder nas admitted to
20 robberies in the last ten years
netting between $70,000 and $80,-
This included the $52,000 taken
from the Dearborn branch of the
Manufacturers National Bank, for
which Judge Lederle sentenced
him to 3% to 13 years.
Minder had an impeccable rec-
ord while serving his sentence and
completed 42 hours of credit for
correspondence courses taken at
Police said he confessed rob-
bing six Detroit drug stores, a
jewelry store and a Ferndale drug
store. Police spotted him behind
another Detroit drug store.
"I decided to rob that store be-
cause I needed Christmas money,"
"My dad has been keeping a
German Courts Jail 18
For Anti-Semitic Acts
pretty close check on me. I st
a car which I used in the holdu
Then I would drive home at nil
in the car my dad furnished
(to commute to the Universit
"That way myfolks never kr
I wasn't studying."
"I am sorry others - my fa
ily - had to get hurt," he sa
"For myself, I don't care."
Father Paz had left his dioc
in South America without p
mission of his bishop, the Rev(
end Father Clement H. Kern, pr
tor of Detroit's Most Holy Trin
tion that Father Paz had sho
He said there was some indi
evidence of "confusion" befi
coming to the United States.
Father Paz is quoted to he
said, "Something happened to i
about seven months ago, I did
know what I was doing."
MUMBLES, Wales (AP) - The
Mumbles Railway Co:, the only
railroading enterprise that ever
tried to use sails for locomotion,
quit business yesterday.
It had given the people of east-
ern Wales good service for 155
years. Now persons who want to
travel from the'center of Mumbles
to Oystermouth on the coast will
have to go by bus.
The Mumbles Railroad made a
mournful last run yesterday over
the 5% miles of its track. Only
about 200 could get into the two
cars that made the trip. But 3,000
others in automobiles followed the
train into the limbo of history.
Tracks of the Mumbles Rail-
road run along the west shore of
Swansea Bay to that pearl of sea-
side resorts, Oystermouth.
It's usually windy along this
beautiful shore. So it was only
natural that in the 1870's the pro-
prietors hit on the idea of sail-
Sails were fitted to what was
called an "iron wagon with a
capacity for 12 passengers." The
wagon made these 5% miles tri-
umphantly in 45 minutes.
But at the end of the line the
wind died down, as it is disposed
to do late in the day in these
Welsh ports. Besides, what wind
there was blew in the wrong di-
Hard to Tack
It is impossible for a sailor to
tack on a railroad line. So the
management came to the regret-
ful conclusion that there was no
future for admirals on a railroad.
The owner is the South Wales
Transport Co. It prefers buses, but
gamely tried to keep the railroad
going. It was even electrified re-
But losses were running at about
8,000 pounds ($22,400) a year, and
government permission was ob-
tained to ring down the curtain.
Politicking, never absent on
Capitol Hill, will be even sharper
this year as the legislators move
through the issues that confront
them perenially, and probably
some new ones.
The annual battle of the bud-
get, foreign aid, defense policy,
aid to education, help for econ-
omically depressed regions - all
these and more lie ahead of Con-
gress before its hoped-for ad-
journment ahead of the national
nominating conventions next July.
One thorny problem was cleared
away Monday when the warring
Steelworkers Union and the na-
tion's steel producers made peace
after an eight-month struggle.
GOP Up One
Republican ranks in the House
will have one new recruit - Rep.
John Kyl of Iowa, who was chosen
in a special election to succeed
the late Steven Carter, a Demo-
crat. Kyl will be sworn in today,
as will a new Senator from North
Dakota, Republican Norman
Brunsdale. Brunsdale takes the
place of colorful William Langer,
also a Republican, who died be-
When the new members are
seated, the Democrats will out-
number the Republicans in the
House 281-153, with three vacan-
cies, and in the Senate 65-35.
All 437 House seats and 33 of
the Senate's 100 will be on the
block in November. Because of
their wide edge, it is virtually im-
possible for the Democrats to lose
control of the Senate next fall.
Laying the groundwork for the
session, Senate Republicans have
arranged a conference this after-
JUSTICE THEODORE SOURIS
.. . youngest on court
named to the Wayne bench.
Souris filled out the expired term
of the-late Judge Joseph A. Moy-
Now Souris is the youngest man
ever to serve on the State Su-
preme Court. He will have to run
for election in 1960 to hold onto
Souris replaces Justice Voelker,
author of "Anatomy of a Murder,"
who is retiring to write fiction.
Voelker served as prosecuting
attorney of Marquette County for
14 years. He was appointed Jus-
tice of the Supreme Court in De-
cember, 1956, to filla vacancy and
was formally elected to the post
in 1957. He holds an LL.B. degree
from the University.
Souris' present position will last
until January, 1961. He takes a
pay cut from $25,000 a year to
$18,500, but he will have a rise in
The father of three, Souris will
be the fifth Democrat appointed4
by Governor G. Mennen Williams
to the Court.I
BONN (P) -- West German
courts yesterday jailed 18 men ac-
cused of contributing to the wave
of anti - semitic acts that has
spread across Western Europe and
to nations overseas.
The Bonn government sought
to stamp out the plague of anony-
mously scrawled Swastikas and
anti-Jewish slogans that it fears
is damaging its prestige abroad.
In West Berlin, Rolf Wollny, a
23-year-old unemployed clerk, be-
came the first person convicted in
the 10-day-old series of incidefits.
He was sentenced to 10 months in
jail for painting anti - Jewish
slogans on doors and a shop win-
Still in Jail
Sixteen West Berliners were
remanded to jail pending trial fol-
lowing a preliminary court hear-
ing. The group is accused of stag-
ing a neo-Nazi torchlight parade
Sen. Joachim Lipshitz, in charge
of West Berlin's police, said steps
were being taken to ban two
radical right-wing youth groups
-the National Youth of Germany
and the League of Nationalist
In Bonn, Werner Barke, a 60-
year-old salesman, was sentenced
to three months in jail for scat-
tering Nazi leaflets.
Sologne authorities said the two
men arrested after the Christmas
Eve desecration of a synagogue
would be tried soon. Police said
the two have confessed to the act
that touched off the current wave
Meanwhile the local chairman
of the rightist German Reich
Party in Cologne was released by
police for lack of evidence con-
necting him with the defacement
of the synagogue.
Germany's wartime ally, Italy,
was also beset with fresh incidents
directed against its relatively few
Jewish citizens who even in Fascist
days experienced little persecu..
In Turin, police found swastikas
painted on a wall against which
60 hostages were shot by the
Nazis in World War II. "Death to
Jews" was also scribbled on a
Roman police rounded up a
gang of youths in connection with
anti - Semitic scrawls found on
walls in the city.
The Exclusive Executive Model.. .
Tailored To Fit The Finest
One look at her and you know she's an officer in the United States
Army. Her uniform gives it away-and she doesn't mind a bit!
Because it's her passport to prestige ... the distinctive sign of a
young executive in the Women's Army Corps. Wherever she goes-
and it might be anywhere from Heidelberg to Honolulu!-she knows
that uniform will bring respect and recognition.
DETROIT - The question of
dropping AFROTC has been tabled
until later this month at Wayne
When the new budget and Air
Force Policy become known, dis-
cussion will be resumed.
President Clarence B. Hilberry
submitted a progress report to th9
board concerning AFROTC. No
definite suggestions were made in
the report but it did indicate that
there had been "misunderstand-
ing" regarding University policy
toward the AFROTC.
The report stated, "despite our
announcement that the matter
was under study but no final rec-
ommendations had been formu-
lated, there had been considerable
The report added that before
reaching any conclusion to recom-
mend to the Board of Governors,
they would need more information
from the Air Force about the pro-
DURHAM - The Governor of
New Hampshire is investigating
the University of New Hampshire's
newspaper because of a (letter it
published on November 29.
A statement in the letter calling
the state attorney general "a cold3
blooded murderer" for his part in
a recent murder trial, caused the1
The investigation will be carried
out by an assistant attorney gen-
eral, who will seek to determine]
what persons were responsible for
printing the letter.
The paper, "The New Hamp-
shire," apologized in the following
issue for printing the correspon-
dence, admitting that it was libel-
ous. To prevent future difficulties,
the paper suggested the estab-
lishment of a panel of newspaper-
men in advisory capacity.
The paper's editor said that the
panel proposal was apparently
considered "too soft" by Governor
DETROIT-As a result of stu-
dent complaints in the fall of 1958
there will be a "Silent Record
Concert and Recording Session"
thb Sunday in Detroit.
The student complaints were
about the disturbing rock 'n 'roll
music coming from the jukeboxes
in the Student Union Snackbar at
the University of Detroit.
A student suggested that the
jukebox play silent records as well
as rock 'n 'roll and two other stu-
dents organized the Hush Record
The success of the experiment
was the impetus for the idea of a
silent record concert.
Humorist Henry Morgan and
several Detroit disc jockeys will
lea the concert which will in-
clude such recordings as "great
things left unsaid by outstanding
philosophers" and "Silent as a
* * *
BERKELEY - A master plan
committee for the state of Cali-
fornia has recommended that uni-
versity admission be limited to the
top 121/2 per cent of high school
The committee also proposed
that university and state college
students be required to pay a larg-
er share of living costs-housing,
food and parking.
The master plan is aimed at
meeting the expanding college en-
rollment problem for the next 15
years. Proposals include:
1) More use of existing and fu-
Economy Student/Teacher summer
tours, American conducted, from $495.
Russia by Motorcoach. 17-days
ture collegiate facilities in the
2) Establishment of seven new
state colleges and University of
California campuses shortly;
3) Building of 22 new junior
colleges by 1970;
4) Resolution of the number of
high school graduates eligible for
college and a tightening of trans-
5) Free tuition at all levels of
public higher education, but an
increase in fees for extra services.
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She doesn't have time to get smug about it, though-her uniform
demands as much from her as she does from it! She's got to keep on
her toes. She's got to show initiative and intelligence, foresight and
flexibility-qualities worthy of a college graduate. Qualities worthy of