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VOL. LXIV, No. 69
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1953
r Are Quad Bonds
Paid Too Fast?
Officials Defend Dorm Financing;
Debt Payment Procedure Explained
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of interpretive articles
on the University Residence Halls-finances, food and future.)
By JON SOBELOFF
Quadrangle residents are paying off a 13.5 million dollar debt.
That's the amount of bonds which must be paid off solely out
of residence halls' revenue within the next 25 years.
To ,he individual dormitory resident, this means paying about
one-fifth of his total dorm bill toward retiring residence hall bonds.
SOMETIMES, students have wondered if the University is pay-
ing off this debt faster than necessary, witht the quality of dormitory
food and accommodations suffering as a result.
To these doubts, University financiers answer they're re-
tiring outstanding bonds only as fast as they legally have to.
' 0 Looked at from their point of-
Talks at Dinner
PHILADELPHIA - (R') - Adlai
E. Stevenson told Democratic fol
lowers last night that four fears
have replaced the four freedoms
and "fear is poison."
The 1952 Democratic presiden-
tial nominee said fear of depres- . r P o n to71
sion, fear of communism, fear of
ourselves, and "fear of freedom. By
itself" now are on the loose and Turning away 42 shots,
he bore down hardest on what he goalie J aame hs
sai istherel far f eprssin.goalie Jack Ross became the
said is the real fear of depression. scoreless since 1946, enabling
* * Coliseum last night, 0-0, in
IN AN ADDRESS prepared for It was the first scoreles
delivery at a $100-a-plate fund years.
raising dinner of Democrats from *
11 eastern states, the former II- MICHIGAN'S first two li
linois governor asserted that his out, peppered the lanky
own party's "fortunes have sud-
denly improved." Then he went,
after the GOP on the issues of how'U Tests Say
they have handled Communists in
government, Soviet espionage dis-
closures and alleged violation of iian lno U. s..
."If the Administration is look- 2OgOO ea
to 0-0 Tie
, many in sensational fashion, Toronto
e first to hold a Michigan hockey team
g the Blues to .tie the Wolverines at the
the finale of the two game series.
s tie for a Maize and Blue team in 24
* * *
ines, playing aggressive hockey through-
Sta robin Cites
In Red China
By DOROTHY MYERS
and GENE HARTWIG
Post - revolutionary Communist
China is "completely reforming"
the conditions by which Western
powers run themselves, according
to Joseph Starobin, Daily Worker
reporter whogave an off-campus
address here yesterday.
Speaking at a Labor Youth
League meeting attended by near-
ly 30 people, Starobin, who re-
cently completed an extensive
tour of the Far East described two
major changes brought about by
the Communists in China.
FIRST of the changes is land
reform, which, according to Star-
obin, "has created conditions for
j mechanization, productivity and
internal markets" which had nev-
er existed before "in feudal China.
For the first time Chinese are run-
ning their country for themselves."
"What is happening in China
today-is analogous to changes
which most of the human race
still need," the reporter said,
listing Asia, the Near East, Ari-
ca, and South America in at-
tempts to substantiate his point
".Te difference between China
and other backward areas of the
world is that in China the change
is taking place under working class
leadership," while in other back-
ward areas, like India, similar
changes "are being directed by the
bourgeoisie," he asserted.
* * *
"THERE is nothing the United
States can do about this change,
he said, adding that while Russia
and other nations are determined
to keep war from coming about,
America keeps preparing for war.
This country is "all dressed up
with no place to go," he claimed.
The democratic revolution led
by Communists is sweeping the
world, he added, but a military
answer to the situation is "in-
Speaking of Indo-China, Staro-
bin continued "the future of
France- is being decided in the
Far East today," and the future
of France will affect the situation
in Europe and the balance of pow-
er in the world.
2 France will be unable to con-
tinue war against the Vietnamese
for long, he said, because a com-
plete realignment will soon be
brought about in France - a
change which will affect French
sympathies on the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization and other
view, the 13.5 million dollar debt
means setting aside about 20 'per
cent of each year's residence halls'
revenue to meet principal and in-
terest payments on the bonds..
The University tries to set dorm
rates so that each year's revenue
provides enough money to make
these yearly debt payments at the
"normal" rate-just fast enough
to get the bonds paid off by the
time they are due.
THE ANNUAL "normal" debt
requirement for principal and in-
terest on the bonds figures out to
$737,500 under the present financ-
In case administrators wind
up a year with more revenue
than they expected, they are re-
quired to use these excess earn-
ings to pay off the longest term
bonds in -the financing group
that made the "profit." (A fi-
nancing group is a group of
dormitories whose revenues have
been pledged together to back
up a particular bond issue.)
But bond payments can drop as
low as 85 percent of the "normal"
rate without the University's de-
faulting on the bonds. So if any
particular year is rougher than
expected, University officials have
a 15 per cent leeway temporarily.
However, any drops below "nor-
mal" payments will have to be
made up by above "normal" pay-
ments in later years in order to
meet the bond maturity deadline.
AS RECENTLY as the 1950-51
school year, the University failed
to meet the normal obligation by
about $60,000. But the overall
pattern has seen two to three per-
cent-of the residence halls' budget
turning tip as extra revenue be-!
yond the bond obligation in an
Manager of Service Enterpris-
es Francis C. Shiel explains that
this year's residence halls' bud-
get includes a safety margin be-
yond the bond requirement of
1.2 per cent of the total budget,
or about six per cent of the re-
Shiel also points out that "no,
dormitory will pay for itself if;
we have to borrow 100 percent of
its cost." The only way dormitor-
ies can be paid for without outside
gifts or grants is slowly, over a
period of years, with refinancing
and the help of revenues from
In general then, the charge
that residence halls' bonds are
being paid off too fast doesn't
seem to be supported by the
facts, considering that a slight
margin of two to three per cent
is needed as a cushion to allow
for mistakes in estimating year-
The revenue bonids which the
University still had to pay off as
of June, 1953, included four sep-
arate issues totalling exactly $13,-
468,000. Here is a table of the
debt, and the dormitories whose
revenues are pledged to pay it.
nto netminder continuously but
couldn't flip the puck past Ross.
Willard Ikola, who had a shut-
out spoiled Friday evening when
Toronto defenseman, Lou Apple-
by slipped a screen shot past
him with less than five minutes
remaining, blocked 27 shots to-
night to notch his first goose-
egg of the season.
Last season, the Eveleth, Minne-
sota star kept the goal clean of
pucks on two occasions.
ing for a good crusade," Steven-
son said, "I would recommend a
crusade to combat the Commu-
nist conspiracy without resort-
ing to Communist methods to
The Democratic Party chief
took a direct swipe at Attorney
General Herbert Brownell and a
fling or twp at Senator' Joseph
McCarthy (R-Wis.). But in what
seems to be a Democratic strategy
pattern he omitted any vigorous,
direct criticism of President Ei-
STEVENSON said he believes
Eisenhower has set his face
against the things the former Il-
linois governor found fault with.
Then he said:
"But while hes
While. he calls
friends light the
speaks of unity,
for calm, his
fires of hyster.
"While he invokes the Ameri-"
can tradition that the accused has
the right to be confronted by hisj
accuser, members of his Admin-
istration and his party charge, try,
condemn and convict in a singlet
action of the hand.
"I only wish President Eisen.
hower could speak for the Ei-
After drawing that line between
Eisenhower and the GOP Admin-
istration, Steverson said that only
a dozen years ago "a great Ameri-
can redefined and reaffirmed our
heritage of liberty."
He said he was speaking of ther
late President Roosevelt and the
four freedoms-freedom of speech
and expression, freedom of wor-
ship, freedom from want, freedom.
from fear-first laid down in an
address to Congress on Jan. 6,
Couzens III will play Victort
Vaughan at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow in
continuation of the Women's Ath-
letic Association intramural bas-1
Phoenix Project Lab
Proves Early Date
By JANE HOWARD
University tests last week fi-
nally proved that man inhabited
North America 20,000 years ago_
twice as long ago as any previous
A mammoth's tusk found in
Sandia Cave, New Mexico, has
been definitely correlated in age
with flint pieces, a crude fireplace
and other litter obviously used3
there by man.
* * *
CREDIT FOR the discovery is
largely due to Prof. H. Richard
Crane of the physics department,
who operated radiocarbon tests at
a Phoenix Project laboratory
which determined the tusk's agej
and to Prof. Volney H. Jones of the
The tusk was found in 19:;
and later submitted to the Uni-
versity's radiocarbon machine,
under Crane's supervision. Dif-
ficulties arose when radioactive
clouds from the Bikini atom
bomb tests caused the machine
to measure the air's radio acti-
vity rather than that of the tusk.
"However," Crane explained, "inj
the last four years a new technique
has been developed at the Phoenix
Project laboratory enabling the
measurement of the tusk in spite
of atomic tests." The radiocarbon
technique, he added, is not valid
beyond a period of 25,000 years, so'
that the tusk in question is almost
too old to be measured.
Jones said that unusually dis-
tinct stratification in the Sandia
Cave site offers defihite proof that
men did live there 20,.00 years '
Elected treasurer of the Ameri-
can Institute of Chemical Engi-!
neers for the coming year is Dean
George Granger Brown of the en- !s
Brown was elected at -the Insti-
tute's 46th Annual Meeting in!
St. Louis, Mo.
THE WOLVERINE three-man
defensive corps played its best
game of the year despite the fact
that Burt Dunn, and Lou Paolatto
were both injured the night be-
fore. Dunn wore a helmet to pro-
tect the 20 stitches that were
necessary to' sew up the cut re-
ceived in the Friday night's 6-1
victory over the Blues h
Along with captain Jim Haas,
this duo prevented the Blue for-
wards from getting many direct
shots. However, twice in the
final period Ikola was forced to
turn away breakaway drives, a
save on Dave Stephen at about
the 12-minute mark being es-
During the first two stanzas the
play was fairly even, although the
Wolverines outshot Toronto 24 to
16. In the third period Michigan
turned on the pressure and drilled
18 shotsdat Ross. most of them un-
RIGHT WING George Chin, who
scored four times in the series
opener had the best scoring chance
shortly after the period's midway
He picked up the puck along the
right boards and skated in all
alone on the Blue netminder.
Breaking across the front of the
net, he drilled one for the lower
lefthand corner of the goal, but
Ross deflected his drive just wide
with his left knee pad.
See IKOLA, Page 3
Medical directors of 32 large in-
dustrial concerns throughout the
eastern United States and Can-
ada met here Friday and yester-
day for the Fifth Annual Discus-
sional on Industrial Health Prob-
The group viewed new problems
which may be expected to con-
front their organizations in 1954.
Particular emphasis was devoted
to the future use of titanium, an
alloying metal which will be pro-
duced in manufacturing facilities.
Prof. Warren Cook of the School
f Public Health explained that if
it goes unchecked, titanium might
lead to a situation of occupational
disease. Medical directors must
therefore be on the alert to report
any such symptoms.
Titanium is used in conditionsI
requiring low specific gravity.
MICHIGAN'S MILT MEAD (34) DROPS ONE IN
'M' Cagers in Third,
Beat Marquette, 89-74E
By WARREN WERTHEIMER
Michigan's cagers racked up win number three of the season with
an 89-74 triumph over a tall Marquette five last night.
The undefeated Wolverines made good use of the fast break as
they grabbed the lead at the end of the first quarter and stayed in front
the rest of the way.
Harvey Williams, despite the fact that he fouled out of the game
tallied 19 points to lead Michigan's scorers. Jim Barron followed close
behind with 17.
* * * *
DESPITE the final 15 point margin, the game was close through-
out. From early in the second -
quarter until the last three mm-CG
utes of the game the Maize and 'nica 00 Gr'oup
Blue maintained a lead which wasa
never more than nine points or To Perform
less th a n th ree.Ah i Dh tmr r . -
At that time~ Dln Eaddy~ hil ~
By The Associated Press
It seemed highly probable yes-
terday that the end has been
reached to efforts at Panmunjom
to set up a Korean peace confer-
ence and that the. next move will
be up to the February session of
the United Nations General As-
U. S. Envoy Arthur Dean angri-
ly walked out of a parley hut yes-
terday and declared the talks were
"recessed indefinitely" after the
Chinese Red delegate had accused
the U. S. government of "perfidy."
* * *
DEAN BROKE OFF a heated
five hour, 45 minute session by
saying he would not come back
until the Reds messaged him a
retraction and would give them
"only a reasonable time" to do
this. Another source said this
meant tomorrow or Tuesday, time
enough to let the Reds consult
with Peiping and Moscow.
It seemed unlikely the Reds
would retract their charge that
the release last June of 27,000
anti-Red Korean war prisoners
was plotted by the United States
with the South Korean govern-
In Washington, the State De-
partment offered no immediate
comment pending word from Dean
on the recess.
ON THE LOCAL scene, Prof.
Everett S. Brown of the political
science department commented
last night that the Communist
charge against Dean's. actions is
"just another in a series of ta-
tics designed to stall the 'peace
talks indefinitely." a
A complete breakdown in the
Panmunjom talks would throw
the Korean peace conference
question back into the now-re-
cessed UN General Assembly.
.But there was a move at the
UN yesterday for immediate
The Assembly recessed Wednes-
day subject to a call of Vijaya
Lakshmi Pandit, Indian president,
if 31 or more members agree with
her that developments make it
necessary. The United States has
promised to support such a call if
there are good reasons for it.
Experienced orientation group
leaders may pick up applica-
tions for group leader positions
during the spring semester
orientation period between 3
and 5 p.m. daily in the Union
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a pair of four foul shots and then
tallied four field goals in the last"
180 seconds to account for Mich-
igan's large final bulge.
Tom Jorgenson, who was a
doubtful starter, not only started
but played most of the game and
its well for Michigan he did. The
6-0 sophomore connected with
three of his six field in the initial
period and was primarily respon-
sible for preventing the Hilltop-
pers from opening up a sizeable
His passing on fast breaks was
something to see and he also stole
a number of passes and grabbed
some rebounds. He finished his
evening's work with 14 markers.
S * *
WHILE the Wolverines were
scoring a great deal off their fastI
break, Marquette made use of its
height to score in close to the bas-
Six foot nine Terry Rand, 6-7
Russ Wittberger, and 6-6 Rube
See WILLIAMS, Page 3
Today at Hill
Music from the classic to the
romantic period in both a serious
and humorous vein will be fea-
tured by the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra in a concert at 8:30
p.m. today in Hill Auditorium.
Nan Merriman, mezzo-soprano
will appear as soloist with the
orchestra, singing "El Amor Bru-
jo" by Falla.
Miss Merriman's appearance
will mark the first time a guest
orchestra has brought a soloist
to perform -before local aud-
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto,
No. 3 will open the program, and
will be followed by "Iberia" Suite
by DeBussy. R. Strauses' "Till
Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" will
be included in the program, and
following the work with Miss
Merriman, Wagner's Overture to
"Tannhauser" will conclude the
Greeks Play Saint Nick
Ba d 1946 ISSUE: Includes Mosher-Jordan,
Stockwell Hal and West Quadrangle.
Must be paid off by 1967. Outstanding,
R esidences, $3,245,000.
U esidences TERRACE REVENUE BONDS: Covers
University Terrace Apartments. Esti-
mated year of final payment: 1976. Out-
The Air Force ROTC band will standing, $1,810,000.
leave North Hall at 8 p.m. today FIRST ISSUE 1950: Includes Alice Lloyd
to play Christmas carols and Hail, East Quadrangle, Victor Vaughan.
hymns at several places on cam- Must be paid by 1980, estimate will be
pus. paid by 1978. Outstanding, $5,247,000.
SECOND ISSUE 1950: South Quadrangle.
Traveling from place to place Estimated final payment; 1978. Must be
on a University bus, the 30-piece paid by 1980. Outstanding, $3,166,000.
band will visit the Women's Resi- (Next-Food in the dormitories.)
dences, the University Hospital,!
St. Joseph Hospital, President * college
Harlan H. Hatcher's home, and it era y ol
Tickets for 'the Willow Hop-
pers, special airline buses,.
which will take vacationing
students to Willow Run Air-
port on Friday, will be on sale
tomorrow through Thursday.
The jbuses will also be on
hand at Willow Run Airport
on Sunday, Jan. 3, to bring re-
turning air passengers back to
Tickets, priced at $1.50 round
trip and $1 one way, may be
World News Roundup
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-A flood tide of printed news, unique, probably, inj
all newspaper publishing history, rolled down on New York last night.
In the first regular publication of Sunday newspapers after an
11-day strike had almost completely halted the city's presses, five
Manhattan papers got out editions totaling 1,698 pages.
WASHINGTON-The military defense budget, by far the biggestj
item of federal expenditure, was placed before President Eisenhower
At a White House conference afterward, Press Secretary James
C. Hagerty told reporters there would be no announcement as to the
figures at this time.
To Give Show
The Arnold Air Society, com-
posed of Air Force ROTC cadets,
will sponsor a variety show for
disabled veterans at 8 p.m. Tues-
day in the auditorium of the new
In charge of the show and
mainly responsible for arranging
a talent program is Richard Balz-
hiser, '54E, president of the, So-
ciety. The program will include
songs by the Air Force glee club,
a quartet of football players, and
soloist' Bob McGrath, '54SM.
Also scheduled to appear are the
Vaughn Shadows, the Novlaires,
Dick Spademan, '56, Floyd Zar-
bock, '54, and Eddie Ravenscroft,
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mc-
Carthy (R-Wis.) said yesterday
he will question "Air Force wit-
nesses" for the first time in pub-
lic next week at hearings into
** * *
WASHINGTON - The Eisen-
hower Administration was re-
ported yesterday to be drafting
a far-reaching new social se-
curity proposal, keyed to high-
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