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New Tactics
By Molotov
Snarl Talks
Indochina Seige
Won by French
By The Associated Press
Soviet Foreign Minister V. M.
Molotov, apparently shifting his
ground in the negotiations for
a quick ceasefire in Indochina,
snarled proceedings yesterday with
a demand for political discussions.
A reliable informant said Molo-
tov raised the issue at yesterday's
secret session as the Geneva Con-
ference went into its fifth week.
British Foreign Secretary Anthony
Eden, just back after high level
talks with Prime Minister Win-
ston Churchill and other Cabinet
ministers in London, said what
happens here this week may be
fPolitical Settlements
Molotov, after presenting the
conference Friday with a five-
point agenda for getting down to
business on a ceasefire, proposed
yesterday that the nine-party dis-
cussions be devoted to a perma-
nent political settlement. The
ceasefire, he said, should be han-
dled directly by the "two sides -
France and the Communist-led
The informant said French For-
eign Minister Georges Bidault im-
mediately protested, refusing to
discuss political aspects of the dis-
pute until a ceasefire agreement
had been achieved. As a result,
what had started out as a promis-
ing discussion on an agenda fixed
by Molotov himself ended in con-
French Success
Meanwhile, in Indochina French
Tjnion forces outnumbered three
to two beat off a six-day pocket-
size Dien Bien Phu type siege by
the Vietminh in northern Laos
near Red China's border, the
French high command announced
The defenders, who were sub-
jected to continual mortar and
machinegun. fire beginning May
18, finally forced 400 attacking
rebels to lift their siege.
The French and Laotian garri-
son were able to keep up the fight
through parachute drops by.
French planes.

Fat Lady
W. Stuart Symington (D-Mo.)
of the Army-McCarthy hear-
ings subcommittee compared
himself yesterday with a cir-
cus fat lady.
"I feel like the fat lady when
the circus tent fell down," he
said. "She said she was up to
her neck in midgets.
"I am up to my neck in legal
Clash Ends
As ISA Wins
Board Posts
Climaxing a nine-month strug-
gle on the part of the Interna-
tional Students Association, the
University Board of Regents Sat-
urday approved student represen-
tation on the Board of Governors
of the International Center.w
Feeling that the all-faculty
Board of Governors had little
knowledge of the wants and needs
of the foreign student, the ISA
headed by president Edward
Planchon, '55, sought representa-
tion in order to present the stu-
dent viewpoint.
Other Members Named
As approved by the Regents, the
new governing body of the Inter-
national Center will consist of the
Dean of Men, Dean of Women,
the director of the International
Center, five non-foreign represen-
tatives of whom four must be fac-
ulty members and three voting
nembers of the ISA.
President Harlan H. Hatcher
will select the three student mem-
bers for the one-year term from
a list of six students proposed by
the ISA.
At its meeting yesterday, the
ISA voted against choosing the
panel of students because of the
lack of foreign students who will
be in Ann Arbor for the summer
session and because of the un-
certainty as to which people will
be at the University next year.
New Student List
The organization decided to
have the new ISA president (elec-
tions are now in progress) appoint
a temporary list of students from
those who will be present this

Fresh Talks
Feature Row
Over Schine
Hearings Begin
With Hot Debate
Cornelius Ryan testified yesterday
that Pvt. G. David Schine was "a
man set aside" in the eyes of fel-
low soldiers at Ft. Dix-a draftee
who arrived in a blaze of publicity
and got four times as many passes
as the usual GI.
The Ft. Dix commander de-
clared, however, that stories of
"red carpet" treatment for the
millionaire private and former Mc-
Carthy subcommittee aide are not
New Developments
Ryan took the stand in the Mc-
Carthy-Army televised hearings--
back in business after a week's
layoff-in the wake of these de-
1) Secretary of the Army Robert
Stevens and John G. Adams, Army
counselor, denied under oath that
the Army's actions in its row with
Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.)
were dictated by the White House
or by any other Administration
2) Sen. McCarthy said Stevens
was guilty either of perjury or of
a bad memory. Stevens hotly pro-
tested he was telling the truth, and
rejected the senator's charge he
was trying to "cover up" for top
administration figures.
Adams Followed 'Suggestions,
3) Adams wound up his testi-
mony-indicating the Army is near
the end of presenting its case-by
saying he followed "suggestions"
from White House and Justice De-
partment officials, but insisting
the Army's actions were the re-
sponsibility of the Army alone.
Until Ryan took the stand, the
day was mainly devoted to legal-
istic verbal. wrestling over Presi-
dent Dwight D. Eisenhower's order
blacking out testimony on talks
between the Pentagon and "higher
ups" in connection with the Mc-
Carthy-Army row.
Regents Take
No Tax Action
No action was taken at yester-
day's Regents' meeting in regard
to the proposed student tax, pass-
ed at an all-campus referendum
earlier this spring.
The Student Legislature has
asked the Regents to approve the
25 cent tax to provide greater fi-
nancial subsistance to the stu-
dent governing body.
A 10-page report was submit-
ted by SL to the Regents to ex-
plain the tax and its importance
in the budget needs. According
to the report, the tax was not
adopted as a measure only for the
present governing body, but for
any future government which
might replace it, such as the
proposed Student Executive Com-
Travel Service
The Union travel service in the
Union lobby is again providing
arrangements for riders and driv-
ers which will be operated on a
self-service basis.I


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S tudents

SHigh Court
'Votes Negro
More Rights
WASHINGTON -()-- Negroes
won new victories before the Su-
preme Court yesterday on appeals
involving racial segregation in col-
leges, public housing, municipal
golf courses and a city-owned
In none of the cases did the
high court actually rule out seg-
regation, as it did in last week's
historic decision which held un-
constitutional any system of sep-
arate public grade and high
schools for whites and Negroes.
Order To Reconsider
However, in three of the six
cases ruled on yesterday, the tri-
bunal ordered the lower courts to
reconsider their decisions "in the
light of" last Monday's ruling and
"conditions that now prevail."
These three cases involved the
admission of Negroes to the Uni-
versity of Florida and Louisiana
State University, and to a city-
owned Louisville, Ky., amphithea-
In the other three segregation
cases acted on yesterday the court,
by denying hearings, in effect let
stand lower court decisions which:
1) Banned segregation in low-
rent housing projects in San Fran-
cisco City and County.
Ban College Segregation
2) Banned segregation at Har-
din Junior College of Wichita
Falls, Tex. This decision was based
on the "separate but equal" doc-
trine which last week's decision
knocked out.
3) Ordered the city of Houston,
Tex., to permit Negroes to use
municipal golf courses on a seg-
regated basis. This appeal by the
city has been before the high
court since June 1952.
U.S. To Arm
Two Countries
United States is flying guns to
Nicaragua and Honduras, neigh-
bors of left-wing Guatemala,
which is being armed by the Com-
Reports of the Central Ameri-
can airlift were confirmed yes-
terday by a State Department
press officer who said a special
effort is being made to speed up
the shipments because of the 70
freight carloads of Red weapons
just unloaded in Guatemala.
A Defense Department spokes-
man said C-124 Globemaster
transports are flying small arms,
ammunition, jeeps and three-quar-
ter-ton weapons carriers to Nic-
aragua and Honduras. He said the
equipment is of the type used by
light infantry troops.

Unanimous Vote
Passes Proposal
Possible Sites Being Considered
By U Vice-President W. K. Pierpont
A new student activities building was approved in principle by the
University Board of Regents over the weekend at its May meeting near
Gaylord, Mich., University President Harlan H. Hatcher announced
After approval by "unanimous action," the Regents asked Wilbur
K. Pierpont, University Vice-President in charge of business and
finance, to study possible sites, to consider the most economical use
of space and report in detail on the problems involved in financing.
The 12-member student study committee set up last September to
look into the problems involved in an activities building will meet
with Pierpont later this week to discuss the Regents' action.
According to President Hatcher,

-Daily--Chuck Kelsey
Fabulous Machine 'S uerp,'
Able To Interview Groups
Security regulations were lifted for a few minutes yesterday so
that the above picture and some information about the most fabulous
machine since MIDAC could be obtained.
In a secluded corner on the third floor of the School of Archi-
tecture and Design, two seniors in Product Design 87 have combined
forces to produce "Squerp."
No bigger than a two-suiter sized suitcase, "Squerp" is a port-

Student Representation
On Committees Growing
The success of the latest student efforts for representation on two
International Center boards, is a continuation of an effort begun
three years ago to increase student representation on various admin-
istrative and faculty committees.
Another recent student success in this field was the formulation
last month of a four-student advisory committee to consult with

able projection apparatus, that
with a minimum- amount of time
and confusion.
"It can be assembled in 20 sec-
onds," claimed one half of the
inventing team, Wells Squier.
"It can be disassembled in 201
seconds," added the second half
of the team, Phil Parker.
In the few moments before the
security officers returned, Squier
and Parker let out the following
heretofore confidential news about
their portable projection booth:
"It's a consumer's research type
of thing as three to four hours of
steady interviewing can take place
using it. Up to 40 cans of film
fit into the case. One roll of film
is put into the projector at the
machine's right. The images are
flashed into a mirror which acts
as a reflecting surface, and they
appear on the front screen.
Name Explained
"The person being interviewed
can then answer any question
about the pictures asked by the
Questioned about the unusual
title of their project, they both
just had time enough to say that
"Squerp" is a combination of
their names when they rushed to
put their product under lock and
key for fear of patent spies and

can interview groups of people
SL Exchange
To Collect Old
,Books for Fall
Collections for the Student Book
Exchange will begin this week-end
in most residence units and Mon-
day in the quadrangles, Jim Dy-
gert, '56, manager of the Exchange
announced yesterday.
Books will also be collected from
11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 3
and 4 on the Diag. Students may
turn in books for the fall Book
Exchange sale from 3 to 5 p.m.
during the exam period at the
Student Legislature office in the
basement of the Union.
The Book Exchange, sponsored
by SL, will be open for the sale
of books during registration and
the first three days of classes in
the fall.
Block 'M' Leaders
The central committee of the
Block M section will meet at 7
p.m. today in the Union, accord-
ing to Joyce Lane, '56, co-chair-
man. &

Pierpont hopes to make a further
ii report on the project to the Re-
gents at their next meeting June
Decision Postponed
At the March meeting of the Re-
gents, decision on the proposed $2,-
350,000 project was postponed at
least until the May meeting. Presi-
dent Hatcher told the student
committee, chaired by Daily Man-
aging Editor Harry Lunn, '54, that
factors of financing, location and
integration with other University
projects would have to be consid-
ered further.
At that time also, the Regents
referred the project to University
administration officers for study
in conjunction with the student
Later, the President suggested
that the committee go over its rec-
ommendations on space require-
ments "in the cold light of econo-
It is understood now that the
original $2,350,000 cost estimate
may be scaled down somewhat in
final plans.
Recognize Activities Importance
In approving the project in
principle, the Regents, according
to the statement released by the
President, "recognize the import-
ance of student activities and the
part which they play in the total
educational experience and growth
of our University of Michigan stu-
dents. They want to see these ac-
tivities conducted in good sur-
A five-page report by the com-
mittee to the Regents asked for
authorization of a building proj-
ect involving 55,000 square feet of
space for student activities and
10,000 square feet for an adminis-
tration wing. The wing would
house the Office of Student Affairs
and the offices of the Dean of
Men and the Dean of Women.
To finance the project, the com-
mittee recommended a student fee
of $4 per semester and $2 a sum-
mer session to cover the estimated
$1,950,000 cost of the student ac-
tivities area. Financing of the ad-
ministration wing would be left
to the recommendation of Uni-
versity administrative officers.
A bond issue of not more than 20
years duration was requested to
provide construction funds.
Suggest Locations
The committee also suggested
several possible locations separate
from the present Union or League
structures. The student activities
building project is not to be con-
fused with the planned construc-
tion of an additional wing of the
Union. Construction of the Union
addition is expected to begin
July 1.
At an earlier meeting in Janu-
ary, the Regents authorized the
committee to proceed with its stu-
dy and present further reports.
Students Found
Drinking, Released
Six University students and two

Dean Healy
Accepts Job
In Alabama
Five years of service in Univer-
sity administrative offices will ter-
minate this fall for Associate Dean
of Women Sarah Lutes Healy, '30,
who has accepted the position of
Dean of Women at the University
of Alabama.
Preparing to assume her Alaba-
ma responsibilities on August 1,
Mrs. Healy was connected with the
University even before her ap-
pointment in the fall of 1949 as
resident director of the newly-
opened Alice Lloyd Hall.
Received Degree Here
After her graduation from the
public schools of Richmond, Mich.,
Mrs. Healy attended Ward Bel-
mont Junior College and in 1930
received a bachelor of arts degree
from the University.
Until 1935 she served as director
of residence on the dean of wom-
en's staff at Syracuse and con-
tinued her work at the University
of Arizona, where she was again
director of residence.
Dean of Women in Idaho
Mrs. Healy's work transferred
next to the Southern Branch of
the University of Iadho where she
was dean of women until 1940,
when she retired from active col-
lege work until her University ap-
pointment in 1949 as Alice Lloyd
In 1950 she was appointed As-
sociate Dean of Women, serving
in that capacity to the present.
Her duties have centered on su-
pervision over the staffs of all
women's residence halls, work with
Panhellenic Association and mem-
bership on many administrative
No successor has yet been ap-
pointed to the position Mrs. Healy
will vacate.
'The Crucible'
Opens Today.
When the curtain goes up at
8:30 p.m. today at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theater the Drama Sea-
son audience will be exposed to
the slander and witch hunting of
Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
The season's third production.
will be presented through Satur-
day with performances at 8:30
p.m. every evening and matinees
at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and Sat-
The play features E. G. Marsh-
all as John Proctor, Frederic To-
zere at Lt. Gov. Danforth, Virginia
Kaye as Dame Proctor and Pat-
ricia Barry as Abigail.
Tickets for the production,
which can be obtained at the
Lydia Mendelssohn box office, are
priced at $3, $2.50 and $2 for even-
ing performances and $2 and $1.50

President Harlan H. Hatcher on
general procedures to be taken on
student cases arising out of the
hearings of the House Un-Ameri-
can Activities Subcommittee held
two-weeks ago.
Serving on this committee were
the former Student Legislature
President Bob Neary, '54BAd.,
Joint Judiciary Council Chairman
Lee Fiber, '54, Judic Vice-Chair-
man, Jim Smith, '54L, and Daily
Managing Editor, Harry Lunn, '54.
No action was taken when stu-
dents Myron Sharpe, Grad., and
Edward Shaffer, Grad., refused to
cooperate with the committee.
SEC Committee
Last fall, three students were
named to serve on the special com-
mittee studying the composition
of the Student Affairs Committee,
and which has since proposed a
new Student Executive Commit-
tee to represent student govern-
ment on campus.
The study group, chaired by
Prof. Lionel H. Laing of the politi-
cal science department, included
students Sue Popkin, '54Ed., Pete
Lardner, '54E, and Al Blumrosen,
The three were former members
of the SAC as were five faculty
members, also appointed to the
Development Council
Another important move in in-
creasing student representation
was taken last September when
participation was extended to the
University Development Council
Board of Directors. Appointed were
Virginia Voss, '54, and Dick Balz-
hiser. '54E. to serve until June 30.

ROTC Graduates
announced yesterday it will com-
mission and call to active duty
virtually all the 16,000 reserve of-
ficer training corps graduates this
A small number of veterans will
be commissioned in the reserve
corps but not called to duty unless
they so request.

Summer Session Offers Varied Programs, Talks

Eighteen special conferences,
programs and institutes lasting
from a few days to the entire ses-
sion and with topics ranging from
modern physics to "Women m the
World of Map" have been planned
from the University's 1954 Summer
Scheduled to run the entire eight
weeks are a series of lectures, pan-
els, exhibits, dramatic and musical
events, and radio and television
shows, all dealing with woman's
role in today's society.
Hatcher Will Open Program
The program will be opened by
President Harlan H. Hatcher June
23. Scheduled to speak are Ann
Watkins, New York literary agent;
President Lynn White of Mills Col-


and Grace Coyle of Western Re-
serve University.
Also included on the list are
Fritz Redl of the National Insti-
tute of Health, Helen C. Bai-
ley, Associate Superintendent of
Schools in Philadelphia; Walter
Terry, Dance critic of the New
York Herald; and George P. Mur-
dock of Yale University.
Dance Concert To Be Held
A modern dance concert, discus-
sions after each lecture and panels
will also highlight the program.
Panel discussions will include for-
ums on "Juvenile Delinquency,"
"The Artist's Values and Perspec-
tives," "The Second Kinsey Re-
port," and "Women's Work Out-
side the Home."

Southern California scheduled to
give a concert Aug. 2.
Presented by the speech depart-
ment will be a comic fantasy, "Mrs.
McThing" with Prof. Claribel
Baird in the leading role, July 21
through 24.
Seminar Will Coordinate
To coordinate the program, Prof.
Morris Janowitz of the sociology
department will conduct a two
hour credit interdisciplinary semi-
nar on "Women's Role in Modern
In its annual Summer Institute,
the law school will feature legal
and policy problems involved in
communications media. Under dis-
cussion will be such topics as the
proper balance between freedom
of the press and judicial contempt,
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Bands to Appear
All aspects of band conducting
will be considered at the National
Band Conductors Conference July
26 to 30. Outstanding artists and
high school bands have been in-
vited to appear for the program.
A special program in Russian
studies will include a series of
course and seminars by authorities
in the social science and human-.
ities. Another discussion group
will take up problems of the Near
Sponsored by the English de-'
partment, a Writers Conference
will be held June 23 and 24. In-
cluded will be lectures by national-'
ly known writers, editors and pub-
lishers, as well as apportunitiesE
#for questions and discussions. I

ing course in group participation
and leadership, from June 28 to
Also offered by the speech de-
partment is the Annual Speech
Conference on July 16 and 17.
This meeting is arranged to
aquaint graduate students and
teachers with recent developments
in speech and dramatic fields.
Speech problems for the minister
will be considered at a special min-
isterial conference July 12 and 13.
"Approaches to the Teaching of
Literature" will be discussed at a
series of six weekly conferences
for teachers of English. Public
education will also be considered
at the Education Conference and
Exhibit July 12 to 16.
Both general lecturs and tech-

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