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VOL. LXIV. No. 87




Ex-Governor Michigan Senate,,,
M VanWagonergNer ms
~Resigns Post OK's New Terms



Drops Off" Bridge
Group To Lobby
DETROIT - OP) - Former Gov.
Murray D. Van Wagoner resigned
late yesterday from the Mackinac
Bridge Authority after he had
registered as a lobbyist for one of
the bonding. houses that handled
the $99,400,000 Straits of Mack-
inac bridge bond issue.
Gov. E. Mennen Williams im-
mediately accepted the resigna-
VAN WAGONER announced his
'~resignation from his home after
arousing the ire of Gov. Williams
and Prentiss Brown, chairman of
the Authority, who said, "it is un-
fortunate he became involved in
such a deal."
Van Wagoner said "I haven't
done anything wrong, illegal or
improper. However, I am not go-
ing to let any action of mine
r. adversely influence the Mack-
inac Bridge or embarrass the
Van Wagoner's resignation came
only a few hours after he became
the first ex-governor to register
as a paid lobbyist.
* * *
oner and Porritt had approached
them about a House bill to auth-
orize the Detroit Port Authority
to acquire the Detroit-Windsor
"It never occurrel to me," said
Van Wagoner, "that anyone
would see anything improper in
this. Members of other state
boards, I understand are reg-
istered as lobbyists and there
is Ao connection between the
Mackinac Bridge and the De-
troit-Windsor tunnel project."
In a formal statement accom-
panying his resignation, the for-
mer governor said "A few days
ago I was informed that a. bill
'hail been introduced in the Leg-
islature to permit the Port of
Detroit Authority to buy the De-
troit-Windsor tunnel.
"I was asked by :officials of
' the Chicago firm to do what I
could to aid in getting the bill
adopted." The company is the
selling agent for the tunnel's
present owners,
"While I was in Lansing, I met
a couple of members of the Leg-
islature and discussed the bill. It
' occurred to me in so doing I
might be in technical violation of
the lobbynig laws, so I immed-

Tenure of State, County Positions
Extended by Proposed Amendment
LANSING-(Pj)-The Senate voted yesterday to place before the
people next fall a constitutional amendment to give four year terms
to state officials, county officials and members of the Legislature.
All now serve two-year terms.
The constitutional amendment, which does not need the gov-
ernor's signature, now goes to the house. If passed there it would go
directly on the ballot in November.
SEN. DONALD W. Gilbert (R-Saginaw) lost an attempt to remove
the legislators from the proposal, arguing that "it is fundamental that
-legislators should remain close to


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FI' VU l 0mu U f C
P ef~ice IApartments
Hit by Blaze

r ' M' Ice men
M eet Tigers
The flickering playoff hopes of
teMichigan hockey team, buoy-
anted somewhat by impressive vic-
tories in its last five Western
Hockey League contests, face an-
other crucial test when the Ben-
gals of Colorado College invade
1the Colesium at 8 p.m. today for
the first of two two-point games.
rColorado comes to Ann Arbor
rwith a fast, rugged aggregation,
anxious to resume its long rivalry
with Michigan. Although the Ben-
gals haven't fared too well in
league play this year, its powerful
On the Air
Tonight's hockey game, as
well as all remaining home
games, will be broadcast play-
by-play from rinkside by WCBN
[and will be heard in East, West,
-and. South Quadrangles as well
eas the Womens' Dormitories.
defense and the "Beat Michigan"
emotional pitch generated by frus-
trating defeats at the hands of
the Wolverines in past years, are
two potent factors in its favor.
* * *
THE DEFENSIVE bulwark of
theTigers for the past three sea-
sons has been goalie Ken Kinsley,
one of the top collegiate net mind-
ers in the nation. In the 1952 sea-
gamewi0 be brndcasmnt a-

the people who send us here."
He contended that the law-
makers are often restrained from+.
making politically unpopular de-
cisions because of the approach
E of elections and that if they had
four years between elections
would be less careful to observe
public desires.
Sen. Cora M. Brown (D Detroit)
replied that new legislators need
about two years to learn the legis-
lative process and that longer
terms would permit them to be,
more valuable to their constitu
* * *
THE MEASURE would allow a!
governor only two terms, or eight

Big Four
Make 'Shade
Of Progress'
Austria Independence;
Next on Schedule
BERLIN - (') - Under a thickI
cloak of secrecy, the Big Four;
foreign ministers argued yesterday
on peace measures for Asia.
A Western source said "a shade;
of progress' was made.j
* * *

years in office. There would be no THE SECRET talk, second of
restrictions on the terms of other the week, lasted four hours with
officials.!only a noncommittal 31-word

The only negative votes were
cast by Sens. Edward Hutchinson
(R-Fennville) and Harold M.
Ryan (D-Detroit).
The chamber passed and sent
to the House a consolidation of
existing election laws, coupled
with an amendment re-uniting the
state and Presidential ballots.
Democrats voted against the bill.
ate was a bill to raise the expense
allowance of visiting Circuit Judges
from $10 to $20 a day.
A bill to require State Police
to hire women for telephone
answering and dispatching du-
ties was killed in the House
State Affairs Committee.
Chairman Eugene C. Betz (R-
Monroe) said the committee was
impressed by the opposition of
State Police Com. Joseph A.
IFC Spring
Rushing Signs
330 Students
Three hundred-thirty men had
signed up for fraternity rushing as
of yesterday with more than four
days left in the sign-up period.
Formal spring rushing begins
Sunday afternoon with openj
houses and continues for .two
weeks of smokers, luncheons and
According to the Interfrater-
nity Council the number of men
signed up so far is considerably
ahead of the same time last year
when slightly more than 400
men rushed.
Prospective rushees may sign up
in the office of Bill Zerman, as-



communique issued jointly after-!

But Russia and the Western
powers agreed to take up the
same topic in a third hush-hush
meeting today. Then they will
go on to the Austrian independ-
ence treaty in an unrestricted
afternoon session.
America, Britain and France
tried again yesterday to crack So-
viet Foreign Minister V. M. Moo-
tov's insistence on bringing Red
China into a Big Five conference
on sweeping global issues.
THE WEST sought to bring Rus-
sian influence to bear on Peiping
to speed up the Korean peace con-
ference and to stop supplying
Communist-led guerilla armies in
Indochina as a prelude to peace
negotiations there.
Only big stumbling block to
the Korean' peace conference
was Russia's continued refusal
to sit alongside Red China and
North 1Krea on the "a-zgressar"


Flames Run Wild
For Five Hours
Two men were posted as guard
last night at the site of Ann Ar-
bor's worst fire since the Haven
Hall tragedy.
The flames which gutted an'en-
tire building on the northwest cor-
ner of State and Liberty Streets
caused damages estimated by Po-
lice Chief Casper Enkmann at
anywhere from $250,000 to $400,-
000 for the four stores and five
apartments in the building.
* * *
THE STORES hit and virtually
ruined were the Campus Drug store
where the fire began, Marti Walk-
er's Dress Shop, The Little Skip-
per Toggery and a Carmel Corn
Discovered by Dorothy Bevis,
the fire was reported to the Ann
Arbor Fire Department by her
husband at 5:20 a.m.
Although 45 firemen were on the
scene before six a.m. smoke pre-
vented them from reaching the
flames until about seven. The fire
raged for several hours before
workers were able to get it under
FAULTY WIRING was appar-
ently the cause of the fire which
began in the basement of Cam-
pus Drugs and rapidly ascended
through the walls until it reached
the second floor apartments.
When part of the roof of this
section fell in, the impossibility
of trying to save it became evi-
dent and firemen concentrated
their efforts on preventing the
spread of the flames to the Gold-
man Cleaning establishment and
the block of stores on Liberty
close to the burning building.
Although the major fire was
. completely under control by f0
a.m. smaller areas of the ice-laden
building continued to break into

. 7

iately went down to the Secre- son Kinsley, as a sophomo e, gar-
tary of State's office and paid my nered the coveted honor of being
, $5 and got a license to talk to chosen asthe NCAA's Most Valu-
the legislators." able Player and won additional
kudos in the form of his selection
as first string goalie of the Denver
Plan Proposed Post's All-Midwest squad.
Holding to the axiom that a
For SL SAC fgoalie is only as good as his de-
fensemen Coach Cheddy Thomp-
son uncovered a sophomore sen-
Y teor~yanizat L I sation in Doug Silverberg, as

side of the table as proposed by FIREMEN TURN OUT TO BATTLE YESTERDAY'S ST
the United Nations.
minister, is under great pressure Oc a T f* y iB lB
at home to start talks on settle- 9~ ./ __
ment of the Indochina War. He
went into yesterday's meeting de- NO ONE was hurt in the fire
termined to pin Molotov down to Everything was smoke and ice. which razed four stores in the;
a clear position on this. Amazed and slightly thrilled heart of the "campus town" shop-j
Bidault said Red China first crowds standing behind ropes gap- ping area and no one injured. But
must demonstrate good faith in ed on for hoursryesterday as crews everyone concerned was shaken.
helping end Asia's "little war" be- of the Ann Arbor Fie Depart- Soon after the fire was report-
power, the battled the worst blaze to hit ed in the early hours of the
-the city since Haven Hall was gut- morning telephones began to
, n I F ted in flames in 1950. crackle around the city. Off-duty
Meanwhile, in Indochina French firemen were called urgently to
warplanes ranged north of Luang the scene of the blaze. A har-
Prabang yesterday to pound anIPolitica sI rassedreporter left a half-drawn
invasion fvrce f 10.000 Vietminassdhrporer!efta hlf-raw

)y Crowds

-Daily-Don campbell

flame throughout the day with the
last minor fire occurring at about
4:30. The building was checked
later in the evening. No evidences
of newo beakq nneaed.

the crowd
as he hosec
abated, ti
a cigaret
work. On(
had been
flames to
had been
He stoo
from his f

and held it sne11-hound

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An anonymous student "outside
observer of student government ac-
tivity on campus" yesterday pre-
sented a brief to the Student Af-
fairs Study Committee suggesting
a long-range plan for complete re-
organization of student govern-
The proposal called for a uni-
cameral student government sub-
ject to review by a faculty group
{ which would decide "high-level
policy questions."
According to the unknown ideaj
man, this student governmentI
would encompass a unicameral
house consisting of high officers
of major campus organizations
and "a few elected members rep-

poised and polished a backliner
as can be found. The teaming of
Silverberg with the veteran Phil
Hilton poses a formidable de-
fensive obstacle to the Wolver-
ine ambitions.
The offensive punch of the Ti-E
gers rests with the high scoring
line of Harold Cowan and Ken
Smith at the wings and center
Clare Smith. This line is unique in
that only one member on it, Co-
wan, had seen action before this
season-and limited action at that.
* * *
HOWEVER, the sophomore duo
of Ken and Clare Smith leads the
Coloradoans in scoring, Ken is the
more prolific goal-getter while

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reported less than two days' march
from the im ilr d -~ Ta^;

u e impel iea rzoyai Laotian !
sistant to the dean of students, capital.
1020 Administration Bldg. until


Judic Petiic
Three men and two
will be appointed to t
Judiciary Council on t
of petitions now availabl
Student Legislature Bl
Applicants must have
60 credit hours. The pet
turn deadline is We
W-11 7 7

he Joint
he basis

The planes strafed and fire-
bombed the crack Communist-
led 308th Division moving in
north of the Nam Nga river,
about 35 miles from King Sis-
avong's capital city which the
French have vowed to defend.


Review Ire's
President Eisenhower was the
subject of high praise and sharp
criticism yesterday as Young Re-
publicans and Young Democrats
held their first meetings of the
spring semester.
Michigan leader of the Congress
of Industrial Organizations, Gus
Scholle, told local YD's that Eisen-
hower and the Republican Admin-
istration must take immediate
steps to avoid a serious downward

bath to cover the story. got the sm
The hook - and - ladder c r e w s headaches.
poured tons of water into the been repla
burning building and black smoke the smoke
clouds issued high into the cold some of thi
morning air.
THROUGHOUT the freezing forming on
dawn the battlers tried to bring cernedly if
the blaze under control. A solitary had been h
fireman pearched on a ladder high when toldr
in the air caught the attention of Se
Stan' Kenton, Ja
Present Concert

atLl.U llulu 14It) JjJ4.fl VUUCSt *.,
d the flames. MERCHANDISE damage was
when the fire finally estimated for the Campus Drug
red firemen paused for store at $65,000 and for the Little
te and a .momentary Skipper Toggery at $20,000. No
before going back to figures were available concerning
e of these men said he the Marti Walker Dress Shop.
too busy fighting the Men drilled in the, streets in
notice what time they front of the fire-wrecked build-
brought under control. ing in an attempt to get to a
d with water dripping gas main, and firemen hacking
face and said, "We all and shoving at the rubbish in-
noke. Most of us have side worked to get to the main
He said crews had through the blocked off base-
ced at intervals due to: ment which was still issueing
which almost overcame smoke.
le fire fighters. Large crowds of University and
* * * Ann Arbor High Students and fac-
ER fireman with icicles ulty began to crowd the area at
his helmet asked con- about 8 a.m. The Police Depart-
any of his "buddies" ment roped off the burning area
urt and seemed relieved and the fire trucks and posted a
no. guard.
e POST, Page 8 The owner of the Embassy Ho-
tel offered rooms to any of the
eight tenants of the burned-out
% z S tar s apartments over the stores.
Even as smoke was pouring from
the roof of the building, pumps
onwerhtwein operation to remove water
several stores, even those unharm-
ed by fire were flooded as deeply
as nine feet. No other damage,
I however was done to these stores.

3le at the The advance rebel force was be-
ldg s lieved paving the way for the main
iat least invasion force which has advanced
dnesday, 19 miles within 24 hours. If it keeps
up this pace. the 308th should,
reach Luang Prabang tomorrow.

resenting those students who are See ICERS, Page 7 y jb. 17.
not members of any of those a-ge ----- - _ _
This all student group would QUIET HERE, THOUGH:
take over remaining SAC func-
tions. 7l T


* * *
IT WAS pointed out that now
some SAC functions have been
delegated to other groups. Student
Legislature has taken over jobs of
calendaring student activities and
review of organization constitu-
, tions.
Newcomer to the committee
Clyde Recht replaced outgoing
member Pete Lardner, '53E, who
graduated this semester and left
for the army.

IN ew orl entra f roxy W ar Lot




A "barefisted ba
trol of the giganticP
tral railroad was d
terday as 50 railr
and college official
seminar on execs
The "barefisted

" I Young, who claims to be the Young denied he wants to sup-
ttle for con- largest single stockholder in the plant White as president.
New York Cen- New York- Central, (he and his While Young was board chair-
devectiyes allies are estimated to hold man of the Chesapeake and
oad executives about 300,000 of the company's Ohio, the C&O bought about
'.s held aqiet 6,447,410 shares of common one-eighth of all the NYC
utive training stock) has attacked the present stock outstanding. But the In-
" management as the "Morgan terstate Commerce Commission
battle" was non-ownership board." refused to permit interlocking

SCHOLLE particularly attacked
Charles E. Wilson and Arthur
Summerfield of the President's
cabinet. Of Summerfield he said,
"He inspired one of the most cor-
rupt and crooked deals in this-
state." He asserted the present
Postmaster General, when director
of Republican campaign finances
in Michigan, forced car dealers to
pay one dollar to the campaign
fund for every car they sold.
Meanwhile Prof. James K.
Pollock, chairman of the politi-

Dissonance will be the keynote
when Stan Kenton and his or-
chestra, along with a host of jazz
"greats" present a "Festival of
Modern American Jazz" at 7:15
and 9:30 p.m. tonight in Hill Audi-
Sponsored by the Pan-Hellenic
Association and the Inter-Fra-
ternity Council, the show will fea-
ture pianist Erroll Garner and
his trio, long-time Kenton vocal-
ist June Christy, saxophonist Lee
Konitz and Candido and his bon-
? _o drum.

Communist Trial
Enters Final Stage
DETROIT - (P) - The lengthy
oft-delayed Smith Act conspiracy
trial of six Michigan Communists
moved into the semi-final stages
Final arguments began before a
Fedralr~ Court jury of seven wo-


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