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VOL. LXIV. No. 125 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1954
New Asian Policy
Calls for United Steps by Free
World To Prevent Red Conquests
NEW DELHI, India -
Prime Minister Nehru yester-
day called for an end to exper-
Iments with the hydrogen
The Indian statesman there-
by added his voice to a rising
global clamor for a halt to
tests of thermonuclear de-
14ederal Bill Cut
By 999 Millions.
WASHINGTON- YP'-A Senate-
House conference committee, risk-
ing a possible White House veto,
yesterday approved a bill slashing
federal excise taxes, chiefly stem-
ming from World War II, by 999
The conferees settled on a com-.
promise between Senate cuts to-
taling 1019.000.000 and House
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NEW YORK-LP)--Secretary of State John Foster Dulles said yes- expeed o iscuss the who
terday the free world should take "united action" to prevent Commu- subect t British House
nist conquest of Indochina and all Southeast Asia. Commons. Lodnrpsthe sai
"This might involve serious risks," he said. "But these risks are he may make a declaration c
far less than those that will face us a few years from now, if we dare momentous importance;
not be resolute today."
DULLES SPOKE OUT, with the advance approval of ,President ,' pttkV t
Eisenhower in a major foreign policy address on the Communist
threa in the Far East.
By DAVID KAPLAN
The City Council last night
unanimously approved an increase
in parking rates for local parking
lots effective April 5, to 10 cents
for the first hour and five cents
for each additional hour, or frac-
tion thereof, with an increase for
nighttime parking at the Maynard
Street Carport to 25 cents.
The rate increase, was part of
the 4-point special meeting of the
Council, called by Mayor William
F. Brown, which also included a
report on the Fairgrounds, the
proposed annexation of the Vet-
eran's Hospital, and the Public
Relations Committee's report on
the unemployment situation.
IN AN introductory message,
Mayor Brown pointed out that
all the city parking lots were be-
ing filled to capacity early in the
morning, allowing no room for
later day shoppers. With the in-
crease, the city can realize $200
per day, and within 5 years, an ex-
pected $700,000 to $800,000 which
would be enough to expand the
The Fairgrounds question was
brought up before the Council
by the Washtenaw County Fair
Society, which asked the city
to buy the area so that it can be
rehabilitated. Rural Interests
had agreed to take over the 4-H
Building, which would be repair-
ed, as well as construct another
building needed for agricultural
The issue over the annexation
of the Veteran's Hospital was re-
ferred back to the Ordinance Com-
mittee by Alderman Russel H.
Alderman Arthur W. Gallup, of
x the Public Relations Committee,
introduced a motion for the State
Legislature to consider President
Eisenhower's recent message to
Congress on unemployment, and
to increase the minimum and max-
imum compensation for the 20
week period. The motion, insti-
gated by representatives of the
CIO at a recent council meeting,
was unanimously carried.
There will be an important
meeting for all Mchigras house
booth representatives at 7:15
p.m. today in Rm. 3-G of the
Final electrical consignments
and the Yost Field House floor
plan will be presented at the
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He declared In an address to reductions adding up to $912,000,-s
the Overseas Press Club that if ostponeo 000.
the Reds won control over any * *
substantial part of Indochina T ~ 1 11~rIF APPROVED by President
"they would surely resume the Ell Y l isenhower, the lower taxes would
same pattern of aggression .1 become effective Thursday.
against other free peoples in Meeting behind closed doors4
th area." Decision on the, proposed $2,- M een e cose oos
Dulles said he spoke out "to 350,000 student activities building h onference comte ac
clarify further the United States will be postponed at least until the a Sheate on ct-,
May egens' eetig wile heLing the tax on refrigerators,
position" so that the Communists May Regents' meeting while the stoves and other household ap-2
would know in advance "where his project is given further study by pliances from 10 to 5 per cent.
aggression could lead him.' University administrative officers, art
* . University President Harlan H. This was not i the separately
"COMMUNIST control of South- Hatcher said yesterday. passed House bill, and would cost
east Asia would carry a grave Reporting the reaction of the the government an estimated 85
threat to the Philippines, Aus- Regents to the student center at million. dollars a year in lost
tralia and New Zealand, with their March meeting, the Presi- 'Irevenue.
whom we have treaties of mutual dent told the student committee i The committee also agreed to
assistance," he said. which had submitted the plan that abolish any tax on movie or other f
"The entire Western Pacific factors of financing, location and admission tickets costing 50 cents'
area, including the so-called integration with other University or less. The Senate version had
"offshore island chain, would be projects must be given further proposed to wipe out taxes on ad- WIIEfRE TO ' OTE-Sete
strategically endangered." consideration. missions costing 60 cents or less, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to
In a speech carried to the na- * while the House bill simply cut for casting a ballot for ca
tion by radio and television, -Dul- HE SAID administrative study all admission taxes from 20 to 10
I'es said the U. S. government has Iwould be required first before a I per cent.
no intention of granting diplomat- fruitful discussion could be under- Another Senate provision which iOPW (OOD(
ic recognition to Communist China, taken with the student -commit- won approval was a section ex-
or voting for its entry into the tee, and added he would call an- empting regular-season college Ufl
United Nations. other meeting as soon as possible. athletic events, government-spon- Play 1r11c
* * * The President also suggested sored museums and exhibits, and
HE LAID DOWN a no-appease- that the committee might well amateur civic theaters from the ' Lecture
ment policy saying: "it is now ao over the dmissions tax.
enteen polling booths conveniently scattered all over campus and open
day and tomorrow are indicated in the above diagram. Only requirement
andidates and two referenda is an identification card.
Calendar Group Agrees
O1 ,1Questions o Ballot
Hope for 3000
First Day Votes
By BECKY CONRAD
An iunprecedented pre-election
six-inch snowfall swept ;through
Ann Arbor yesterday as 'eighty-
seven candidates for an even 50
posts prepared to go before the
campus today and tomorrow in the
The weatherman forecast a
slight let-up in the snow flurries
and predicted today would be
cloudy and cold.
Student Legislature elections di-
rector Babs Hillman, '55Ed., ex-,
pressed hope for 5,000 votes in
the first day's balloting, but de-
clared the unseasonable weather
conditions might affect the total.
THIS FIRST day's tabulation
would top the last fall early vote
of 3,657 by more than 1,000. Two-
day tally of 6,489 in the fall elec-
tion polled 38.2 per cent of the
campus electorate set at 17,469.
Putting in nearly 972 hours
manning 17 balloting booths
scattered all over campus, vote-
takers will poll studen4 opinion
on two referenda, 30 candidates
for 22 SL posts,. 14 for seven Un-
ion vice-presidents, and 21 for
nine J-Hop seats.
the policy of the United States
not to exchange United States
performance fbr Communist pol-
Previewing the American po-
it recommended to the Regents
considering them "in the cold
light of economy," and also un-
dertake further deliberation on
the location problem.
S-en, Knowland of California.
the Senate GOP leader, indicated
to reporters after a White House
visit earlier in the day that Eisen-
hower strongly favored the House-w
John Gassner, author and critic,
will deliver this year's Hopwood
Lecture May 20.
ti'fACf' P' ho ..i. I fh0 tn b..-* han
." , ,.,+assnzer as in ue pas oeen
sition at the April 26 Geneva Composed of the chief officers E approved version as being less . "'to ea n
Peace Conference on Korea and of a dozen large campus organiza- costly to U, S. revenue. drama critic of New Theater and
Indochina, Dulles said: tions, the committee has been ~ Time magazine, and book reviewerj
"We hope that any Indochina 'working since September on the Tabulation Re eaIs, of the New York Herald Tribune.I
discussion will serve to bring the ildn*rjc.Hei Irfsoro nls
Chinese Communists to see the Their March report asked con-I Latest En'ollinent Queens College r N.Y. and was the
danger of their apparent design struction of a 55,000 square foot Iformer chairman of the Theater
for the conquest of Southeast student building with a 10,000 Latest tabulations of University r tet
Asia, so that they will cease and square foot wing for the Office e st i ate 1 t Guild's play department
desist." o tdn far n h fie enrollment indicate 16,972 students i
*e*it"of Student Affairs and the Offices are registered here and 2,945 are Deadline for the submission of
* * * ~of the Dean of Men and Dean ofexnsofr
HE ADDED: Women. taking extension courses for cred- manuscripts in the Hopwood con-
"We shall not, however, be dis- The committee recommended test in the fields of drama, essay,
posed to give Communist China a student fee of $4 per semester The figures, released yesterday fiction and poetry is April 15.
what it wants from us merely to and $2 per summer session to by the Registrars Office, show fn poe ir
buy its promises of future good finance the student sector of the there are now 2.13 men for every Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and
behavior" building and suggested several woman on campus. There are 11,- seniors qualify for the minor
The secretary did not spell ldingand csugg se553 men and 5,419 women enrolled awards, and graduate students for
out what he meant by th "ni alternative locations, separate th ao wrs
the unit from the present Union or Lea- for credit here, the major awards.
ed action" he said the Free gue structures.
World should take to block An earlier report to the JanuaryM*o '
Communist conquest of South- Regents' meeting had resulted in set ah tn hg o -
east Asia,. - authorization for the group to pro u er e d Bl s s M a o s
He said 2,000 Communist Chi- ceed with its work. s s a
nese are now.helping Red-led reb- Plan forHB idH
els against French Union forces
in Indochina, and added that
some of the military equipment 'Prof. Samuel J. Eldersveld. of the political science department,
captured from them was manu- Michigan Technic, Engineer- city chairman of the Democratic Party, yesterday criticized Mayor
factured in the Skoda Munitions ing College magazine will be on William F. Brown's plan fo a new city hall.
Works in Czechoslovakia. ila .Bon lnfranwct al
Dulles said of course th free sale today and tomorrow under "The Democratic Party, both in its platform and in the state-
Dules aidof our e efe the Engineering Arch.
world wants peace. He stressed Price for the publication jis nments of its candidates, has expressed doubts about the Mayor's plan
however, that peace cannot be 25 cents. to build a new city hall on Ann Street at this time," he said,
gained merely by wanting it. "The Mayor has yet to make 'his' plan the 'city's' plan."
By JON SOUELOFFLE THE MAY ballot will also in-
Student' members of the Uni- elude these five alternative pro-
versity's Calendikring Committee posals on Calendar revision:
yesterday agreed on four ques-
tions and five alternative school 1) Keep the present- two semes-
year schedules to appear on the
special all-campus ballot May 5 1 2) Quarter system-Registra-
and 6.t tion the last week in Septem-
Calendar committee chairman ber. Then threeten-week in-
Erich A. Walter has asked for struction periods with one week
the University financed. Student of exams at the end of each.
Legislature sponsored advisory Third, quarter finals would end
poll. the second week in June, with
* *an optional summer quarter be-
ELECTION director Howard Iginning the fourth week in June
Nemorovski, '54E, a member of and extending to the last week in
the calendaring group, said final August.
wording of the items for the ballot 3) "Brown Two Semester Plan"
will be worked out after consulta- -Classes start the first week in
tion with the Survey Research October. Present Christmas and
Center Thanksgiving recesses stay the
Here are the four questions, same. The post-Christmas class
each requiring a yes or no answer: period would be lengthened to four
1) Should all second semes- weeks, pushing the end of the
I-- s e r v oc txvu~' tt k4 - A
In addition 15 students are In
the running for eight senior class
officers, two candidates for one
Board in Control of Inter-Colleg-
late Athletics member and four for
three posts on the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications.
THE TWO referenda involve
student, attitudes on the revised
student government constitution
including the student tax and the
Block M section,
Balloting will start at 8 a.m.,
and continue through 5 p.m. to-
day and pollers will be taking
votes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to-
No irregularities in campaign-
ing have yet been reported to Joint
Judiciary. Council which rules on
election violations, according to
Lee Fiber, '54, chairman of the
* * *
BUT ALONG with the snow. a
flurry of posters and handbills
favoring a write-in candidate for
the Athletics Board also hit cam-
pus this weekend.
In the running ,for write-In
votes for the only open position
on the Board, Dave Carpenter.
'56, explained yesterday that he
had turned in a petition signed
See STUDENT, Page 2
CAIRO. Egypt Egypt's
ruling military Vouncil appeared
firmly in the saddle yesterday aft-
ter seniors be excusesd rom xa -
ing final exams
2) Do you think it would be.
worth giving up a "dead" weekend
before Spring semester finals to
allow seniors to be officially grad-
uated at commencement?
3) Would you favor holding
commencement one week later
than at present and making it
compulsory for seniors to at-
tend in order to provide for both
a "dead" weekend before spring
finals begin and the official
spring semester to the end of the
fourth week in June.
4) Crary Plan-Classes start
the first week in September,
fiinals end a few days before
Christmas, After a three-and-
a-half week Christmas vacation,
the spring semester, including
finals end a few days before I
of May. Spring vacation, a dead
weekend before finals and offi-
cial graduation at commence-
ment would be provided for.
SIX SNOWY INCHES-
UnexecedStorm aEnshrouds City
graduation of seniors at coin- 5) "Reading Period Plan"-Reg- i er rescinding a promise by Pres-
PROF. ELDERSVELD went on imencement? ' istration the second week in Sep- ident Mohamed Naguib to re-
to enumerate a series of questions 4) Should spring vacation beI tember. Fifteen-week class periods store parliamentary government
which have been raised "not only shortened to a four day Easter would be followed by a one week next July.
by Democrats but by important weekend to allow for a two day dead period and then final exams,
members of the Mayor's own party "dead" period before final exams The spring semester would end Armyi'p wesi d steel heu ed
including a number of Republican in the spring? one week later than it does now, .trbule aiotasdthodecisio
aldermen." turbulent Cairo as the decision
He mentioned as one: 'We was announced. It climaxed a con-
want to be certain in that tax fused and hecti weekend marked
expenditures for a city hall at ,Aby rugged political in-fighting
this time will not make addi- W orld Ou"y itIuLamong the army figures who oust-
tional school facilities virtually ed King Farouk almost two years
impossible . . Adequate facili- ago.
Twenty junior women will be
wearing their mortarboards a year
early today for their contributions
to scholarship, leadership and ser-
vine rs t- -
Six inches of snow blanketed the
ground this morning as a result of
a spring snowstorm and- a 30 de-
gree temperature drop from Sun-
day's balmy weather.
Snow tires, chains, heavy boots
and ear muffs were the order of
the day yesterday as spring garb
was temporarily put back into
closets following heavy snows.
In addition to a heavy downfall
of flakes all day yesterday, a high-
level thunderstorm at 8,000 feet
rang through the air at 11:30 a.m.
causing alarm in classrooms.
Past years have shown heavier
ties in which to conduct the
city's business are important,
but so are adequate facilities in
which to educate our youth.
"Before Ann Arbor takes such
a large step we need the oppor-
tunity for far greater discussion
and study so that we can act as
a united citizenry," he said.
. ir..AlIbin shuEI m,.
Ry The Associated Prest.
ANKARA, Turkey-A Turkish Foreign Office source said yester-
the new Turkish-Pakistan pact would be signed in Karachi at
the end of this week.
UNITED NATIONS - Andrei
Y. Vishinsky yesterday cast the
Soviet Union's 58th veto in the
U. N. Security Council to void a
Western demand that Egypt stop
interferin- with 1Iraeli-hound
,* * *
HANOI, Indochina - French
Union forces unleashed a smash-
ing weekend assault on the Red-
led besiegers of Dienbienphu
killing an estimated 1,008 Viet-
minh in an armored thrust
Naguib. who collapsed in public
during the final hours of the cri-
sis, apparently was taking a back
seat, leaving Deputy Premier Lt.
Col. Abdel Gamal Nasser as undis-
puted boss of Egypt.
Despite the opposition of many
of his fellow members of the Rev-
olution Council, he had announced
j plans for dissolution of that body
July 4 and election of a Consti-