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-Daily-Fred Day


$4,500 Retained. by SL-
After Lengrthy Discussion

After three and a half hours de-
bate last night Student Legisla-
ture still has approximately $4,500
left in its treasury.
A SL's only appropriations last
night were $250 for National Stu-
dent Association dues for one year
and $150 to pay registration fees
for students attending this sum-
mer's NSA convention.
Most of the remaining time was
spent debating three motions for
dispensing the rest of the money.
Eliminate Two Plans
By 12:16 a.m. adjournment time,
SL had eliminated two proposals
leaving only a motion by Joel Tau-
ber, '57, to give $1,500 to the Free
University of Berlin and the re-
mainder to a scholarship.fund for
students in campus activities on
the floor.
Tauber's , motion according to
Legislature procedure will auto-
matically be on the floor at the
opening of next week's SL meet-
$150 Million
Wiow Village
Plan Disclosed
A preliminary purchase agree-
ment for the 1,641 acre Willow
Village was signed yesterday, pav-
ing the way for construction of a
new $150,000,000 community-the
largest re-development project in
the nation's history.
Under the agreement, the area
will be sold to the Willow Develop-
ment Co. for a price "in excess of
$1,500,000," not including the vil-
lage's commercial properties.
New Company
Newly formed to handle the un-
precedented project, the Willow
Development Co. is a partnership
consisting of 10 individuals who
owned two different firms which
previously had submitted purchase
propositions to the Ypsilanti
Township Board.
Final sale will be closed accord-
ing to terms to be drawn up after
professional planners hired by the
development firm have drafted
a master plan acceptable to the
Upon closing the deal, the
Township will release 676 acres
now owned outright and 965 acres
on which it now has an option, ac-
cording to Township Attorney En-
gene B. Calder, Jr.
Demolition of present units in
the area will' be done by a firm
hired by the development com-
pany. Construction of new homes
puresumably would begin in the
vacant 139-acre parcel adjoining
the present housing area.
Unique Provision
A unique provision of the agree-
ment obliges the development firm
to pay the township a "commun-
ity improvement fee" to be used
for providing and maintaining
utilities and other facilities in the
State Rep. George W. Sallade
(R-Ann Arbor) recently introduc-
ed a bill in the Legislature which
would enable townships to hire
private contractors to build hous-
ing with rental rates lower than
the general standard.
Ann+h.. m.nignr ofih oe

Two motions turned down by SL
last night included a move by the
finance committee to appropriate
$3,800 to the Free University of
Berlin account and $700 to account
for any payables assumed by the
Legislature before it goes out of
existence next month.
If SL didn't use the whole $700
for payables the rest would be
given .to SGC with recommenda-
tion that it be used to finance
trips for delegates to the NSA
Other Motion
The other motion, a minority
finance committee proposal, made
by former SL president Steve Jelin,
'55, asked. for all SL funds (ap-
proximately $4,500 after some bills
are paid) to be appropriated to the
Free University of Berlin account.
Jelin's motion was turned down
at 12:16 a.m. in favor of Tauber's
substitute proposal 19-12.
Earlier the finance committee
motion had been rejected in favor
of Jelin's motion, 25-11.
Four Present
Only four students were present
last night to take part in the spe-
cial Legislature constituent time.
Inter-Cooperative Council Presi-
dent Stephan Vail, Grad., Inter-
House Council President Stan
Levy, '55, Ben Sorscher, '56D, and
Simon Dresner, '55, all spoke brief-
Crux of opposition to Tauber's
motion last night was lack of,
campus-wide benefit and lack of
money to make the scholarships
Simon emphasized in a last
minute effort to save Jelin's mo-
tion from defeat ,that giving the
money to . the Free University
would benefit a much greater seg-
ment of the student body.
Extensive Increase
An extensive increase in the cul-
tural exchange between the two
Universities would have a consid-
erable impact on the whole Uni-
versity, Simon said.
Tauber told SL $1,500 would be
sufficient to help the Free ,Uni-
versity. The rest of the money can
be made during bi-yearly bucket
drives, he said.
He emphasized need for finan-
cial assistance to students in activ-

Many are forced to drop out of
activities when financial problems
arise because they cannot both
work, be in activities and still
maintain scholarship standing,
Tauber said.
Amount and number of schol-
arships will be determined by a
board of directors consisting of the
Dean of Men, Dean of Women,
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs, and four representatives of
student organizations.
The tentative organization calls
for no single scholaiship to exceed
Tauber expressed hope addition-
al funds might 1e obtained by
getting control of the Homecom-
ing Dance. Larry Harris, '56,
speaking in support of the motion,
thought alumni might come to
support of such a scholarshin.
SL treasurer Bill Adams, '57,
told the Legislature $600 presently
in the Student Award fund could
be transferred to this scholarship
Additional motions, including
Paul Dormont's, '55, trust fund
plan will likely be brought before
the Legislature next week.
Early in the meeting SL voted
to recommend to SGC retention
of the anti-discrimination board
in its present form.
In Board Race
Two Prohibition Party candi-
dates have thrown their hats in
the political ring, seeking election
to two University Board of Regents
posts in the April 4 elections.
The two are Dr. Earl A. Johnson,
of River Rouge, and Henry Crouter
of Flint. Less than 20 delegates
nominated candidates for the Pro-
hibition slate at their convention
At least {three persons are ex-
pected to vie for Democratic nom-
ination to two posts at their con-
vention in Grand Rapids Satur-
day. Included are Eugene B. Pow-
er, of Ann Arbor, William E. Ba-
ker, of Mesick, and John M. Zeale,
of St. Claire Shores.

Experts Say
Policy Turn
Not Expected
Faure Similar
A new French premier will not
mean a shift in French policy,
Prof. Daniel Wit and Robert F.
Curtis, both of the political
science department, agreed last
The difference between the new-
est governmental chief, Edgar
Faure and former Premier Pierre
Mendes-France is one of person-
ality Prof. Wit said.
He called Faure "less vigorous"
and predicted that 'his leader-I
ship will be less vigorous. I don't
know if he will succeed in dloing
what Mendes-Francewanted to
Near Mendes-France
Faure was accepted by the
French Assembly because it be-
came obvious that only someone
close to the Mendes-France point
of view could form a. coalition,
Prof. Wit explained.I
Coming from the same segment
of the Radical Socialist party as
the former premier, Faure will
perpetuate the liberal North Af-
rican policy which led to the fall
of the Mendes-France government
earlier this month, the political
science professor said.a
The strong right wing element
in the new cabinet is an indica-:
tion that Faure has been able to
gain the support of the MTqP (Pop-
ular Republican Movement), which'
Mendes-France was personally
unable to do, Prof. Wit said.
European Union
On the question of European
Union, Curtis declared that while
Faure favors the Paris Treaties
foir German rearmament as did
Mendes-France, the French will
still have a hard time getting them
through the assembly.
That the Radical-Socialist Par-
ty has provided France with two
Premiers in succession "probably
indicates that it is coming back
as an important party, playing
the role it used to before World
War II," Curtis said. The party
was discredited during the war, he

-Daily-John Hirtzel
CONFUSION-Students leaving 11 o'clock classes and autos
tangle in the State Street-North University area. Police say the
traffic lights slated for Liberty St. and State St., State and
North University and William and State will "probably be up
within a week."
U.S Power in Pacific
.Described in Dulles Talk
Bangkok (')-United States Secretary of State John F. Dulles
told the Southeast Asia defense conference yesterday that the power
of U.S. forces in the Western Pacific is greater than at the height of
the war with Japan.
in a sweeping review of the Far East situation, the secretary also
made these points:
Face Dangers .
Potentially greater dangers face the free world now because of in-

Takes Top Spot
By 369-210 Vote
Change Represents 21st Shake-Up
Of Government Since Liberation
PARIS (A)-The French National Assembly yesterday approved
Edgar Faure, a 46-year-old financial expert and attorney, as the
nation's new Premier.
By a vote of 369-210, the deputies accepted Faure as the succes-
sor to Pierre Mendes"France, who was turned out of office Feb. 5.
Faure, who held the job in 1952 for six weeks, will head the 21st
government in France's post-liberation history.

explained, because
tremely active in

it was not ex-
the resistance

National. Champ-tons

World News
Roundup I
By The Associated Press
Nationalists Hit Reds
TAIPEH, Formosa - National-
ist planes bombed Red islands
yesterday north and south of the
menaced Nationalist garrison on
Nanchishan Island.
An air force communique said
that 100 planes, attacking in the
face of intense antiaircraft fire,
struck from dawn to dusk at a Red
buildup area in the Taishans, 30
miles south of Nanchishan, and at
the islet of Peichishan, 12 miles
* * *
Churchill Warning
LONDON - Prime Minister
Winston Churchill-in an appar-
ent softening of his own govern-
ment's policy - warned yesterday
against pressing the United States
too far in insisting on surrender
of China's offshore islands to the
* * *
Replace Investigators
Investigations subcommittee yes-
terday completed a shakeup of its
staff, confirming appointment of
a group of new investigators to
replace men who served under
former Chairman Joseph R. Mc-
Carthy (R-Wis.).

U.S. Fighter's
Down North
Korean Jets
Department disclosed yesterdayl
that American fighters invoked
the policy of "hot pursuit" to shoot
down two attacking North Korean
jets nearly three weeks ago.
At the same time, it charged
the North Korean Reds are flag-
rantly violating the Korean arm-
istice. It said they are "illegally
introducing aircraft," including
jet fighters into their zone.
An official State Department
announcement for the first time
disclosed that a Feb. 5 air battle
which began ove- international
waters of the Yellow Sea off Korea
wound up with American Sabre
Jets downing two Russian-built
MIG 15s far above the armistice
Instead of retiring from the
fight, U.S. planes engaged in "hot
pursuit" by carrying on the run-
ning battle over territory they
normally would avoid.

Oternal pressures of the Communist
Japan, South Korea, Formosa
and Indochina are deeply involved
in Southeast Asia security. He
wished they were represented at
the Bangkok meeting.
Chiang Kai-Shek's Formosan
government and Syngman Rhee's
South Korea must be maintained;
they are barriers against Red Chi-
na aggression, he said.
Lists Components
Sec. Dulles mentioned new
weapons and listed these compo-
nents of a force that he described
as able to strike anywhere in the
Pacific :
Four hundred warships includ-
ing the largest carriers, 300,000
men in the naval forces, 350,000
men in five Army divisions, 30
squadrons of Air Force jet bomb-
ers and interceptors plus other
strategic forces available if need-
Britain's Foreign Minister Sir
Anthony Eden, informed sources
said, omitted mention of Formosa
in his opening speech. He did sup-
port Sec. Dulles on the need of an
immediate meeting of military ad-
visers for the Southeast Asia de-
fense treaty, often called SEATO.

Radical Socialist
The only blocs of opposition
came from Communists and So-
cialists. Both Faure and Mendes-
France are members of the Radi-
cal-Socialist party, a badly splin-
tered centrist group.
Earlier Faure had announced a
Cabinet which included former
Premier Antoine Pinay as foreign
min' ter, Pierre Pflimlin as fi-
nar e minister, former Premier
Robert Schuman as justice minis-
ter and Gen. Pierre Koenig as de-
fense minister.
The Cabinet has been labeled as
one of the farthest to the right in
postwar history, despite that Faure
is classed a little, left of center.
Pledges Rearmament OK
In his address of investiture,
Faure pledged his government to
work for ratification of the Paris
treaties for German rearmament
as quickly as possible. The upper
house of the French Parliament,
the Council of the Republic, still
must approve the treaties passed
by the Assembly.
Faure was voted into office in
1952 with 401 votes but lasted only
six weeks. Many observers believe
the same thing might be possible
this time, although these same
men see the possibility that Faure
might hang on until the elections
next June.
Fourth Candidate
He. was the fourth candidate to
be called by President Rene Coty
to end the crisis.
The program Faure announced
yesterday calls for new increases in
industrial production, a seven per
cent increase in the standard of
living, balancing the foreign trade
accounts, hikes in workers salaries
by April, price supports for agri-
cultural products and continuation
of the fight against alcoholism.
CSP Election
Parle Today
The Common Sense Party will
hold a mass pre-election meeting
at 7:30 p.m. in the Union, today.
Party members will vote upon a
permanent slate of candidates and
will debate issues and stands for
the coming SGC election.
"If we don't get a sufficient
turnout of active members," stat-
ed Leah Marks, '55L, party chair-
man, "CSP may be dead on the
Michigan campus within a few

Derides Tax
Cut Proposal
WASHINGTON eP) - President
Dwight D. Eisenhower blasted the
Democrats' .$20-a-person tax cut
plan yesterday.
He called it the height of "fis-
cal irresponsibility."
He also accused the plan's back-
ers of lacking the courage to sub-
mit a separate tax-cutting bill.
Thus he challenged them to aban-
don their preset tactic of putting
it forward as an amendment to
another tax measure backed by
the administration.
See Devalued Dollar
In a series of vigorous and some
times heated statements at a news
conference, the President declar-
ed a further tax cut at this tim--
while the government is spending
more than it takes in-would cut
the value of the dollar and hurt
the nation's economy.
"We simply cannot have this
kind of thing in responsible gov-
ernment," he declared.
But Pies. Eisenhower said a tax
cut should be possible next year
if the budget deficit is reduced.
Other Remarks
Pres. Eisenhower's tax com-
ments-which drew from Demo-
crats a reminder that the Repub-
licans cut taxes last year in spite
of an unbalanced budget-domi-
nated a far-ranging news confer-
ence in which the President also
1. The United Nations must be
kept going as a sort of laboratory
in the search for 'peace even if
"our opponents do' deliberately
use it as a propaganda platform."
2. He has no great optimism
about agreement being reached at
the UN arms limitation meeting
opening in London this week.
Looks Askance
3. He personally looks askance
on the idea of sending surplus
wheat to the Soviet Union, but is
having his advisers look into the
4. He is going to put his full
strength behind the Paris agree-
ment for bringing a rearmed Ger-
many into the Western defense
alliance, and "will take up alter-
natives afterwards." That was his
reply to a question stemming from
current delays in ratification of
the Paris pact.
A reporter asked about the Pres-
ident's announced hope in his
State of the Union message last
month that taxes can be cut in
President Eisenhower said he
thought this can be done. "But,"
he said, "it must be done on a thor-
oughly worked out, analytical
Air Force KC97
Crashes With 11
Force KC97 tanker plane with 11
men aboard crashed in flames near
its Sedalia, Mo., base yesterday.
The Air Force here said six bod-
ies have been recovered. Three
men are missing. Two bailed out

Dou glas To Talk on Asian Situatlon
Author, juror and world-traveler, William 0. Douglas, associate
justice of the Supreme Court, will speak on "Democracy vs. Commu-
nism in Southeast Asia" 8:30 p.m. today at Hill Auditorium.
The talk 'ill be the fifth in a series sponsored by the University na
Lecture Course.4
Youngest Appointee
Appointed to the nation's highest court in 1939 by the late Frank- ~::
lin D. Roosevelt, Justice Douglas was the youngest man to be as-
signed such a post in several decades. '
In the last few years, Justice Douglas has visited much of Asia and
Australia, where he was a first-hand witness to the struggles of various
democracies against Communism.
Trips Result'in Books

Since 1950, and as a result of his numerous trips, Justice Douglas
has published many books including "Almanac of Liberty," "Strange
Lands and Friendly People," "Beyond the High Himalayas" and "North
from Malaya,"
Before his Supreme Court appointment, Justice Douglas served

-Daily-Lynn wallas
OUTSTANDING CHAPTER-The campus chapter of Theta Xi

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