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X VOL. LXVI, No. 104

ANN ARBOt, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 1956

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Ben-Gurion
Confident
Of Victory
Calls Russia,
U.S. Responsible
JERUSALEM (P)-Israeli Pre-
mier David Ben-Gurion declared
yesterday the danger of a second
Arab-Israeli war; has. increased.
He expressed confidence Israel
would ultimately win any such
contest.
Against a shifting pattern of
Middle East events, Ben-Gurion
told his Parliament the chances of
preventing war "arp somewhat
' smaller now" and, if bloodshed
comes, the United States and So-
viet Russia will share the moral
responsibility.
"Israel will not start a war," he
said. "But if it should break out
we will meet it with stength and
confidence .. . if war should break
out against our will, I have not the
slightest doubt that we will stand
up and win."
First Statement
.1 It was his first statement, since
British Lt. Gen. John Bagot Glubb
was removed last Thursday as the
commander of Jordan's Arab Le-
gion.
Government chiefs of Saudi
Arabia, Syria and Egypt were
meeting in an Arab summit con-
ference in Cairo-and obviously
hoping for a deal to bring Jordan's
Arab Legion under their unified
military command-as the man
who led Israel through the war of
1948 delivered his somber review.
Moral responsibility for a "sec-
ond round" would fall on the So-
viet government because of a con-
tinued flow of Red weapons to
Egypt, Ben-Gurion said, and on
the United States because of its
continued refusal 'of Israel's re-
quest for 50 million dollars worth
of arms for defense.
Heruth Motion Defeated
The nationalist Heruth party,
which advocated a preventive war
against the Arabs, went down in
defeat at the stormy Parliament
session on a motion of nonconfi-
dene in Ben-Gurion's five-party
coalition government.'
The motion, introduced by Her-
uth leader Menahen Beigin was
voted down 66-13.
Western military experts say the
balance may change later, but
Israel is more than a match right
now for the military .forces the
Arabs could throw into battle. They
estimate 250,000 Israelis could be
mobilized to man the frontier lines.
Jordan Army Best
While Egypt is building up her
forces with Czech weapons, the
best army in the Arab world is
still regarded as Jordan's 20,000-
man legion, founded, financed and
-until last week-commanded by
Britons.
The Arab summit conference
drew Saudi Arabia's Ding Saud
and Syrian President Shukri Al
Quwatly to Cairo to meet with
Egypt's Premier Gamal Abdel
Nasser. These three leaders of the
Arab bloc already have offered to
replace the subsidy of some 22
million dollars a year which
Britain pays for support of the
Arab Legion in return for military
bases in Jordan. There were un-
official reports King Hussein might
Join them in the talks to coordi-
nate Arab defenses.
Alignment of King Hussein with
the Arab Big Three, already linked
by mutual aid pacts placing their
forces under a joint military com-
mand headed by Egyptian Maj.
Gen. Abdel Hakim Amer, would
bring strong pressure on Hussein's
cousin, King Faisal of Iraq, to quit

the Western-sponsored Baghdod
Pact which Nasser opposes. Iraq
is a partner of Turkey, Pakistan,
Iran and Britain in the Baghdad
Pact. Iraqi abandonment of the
pact probably would be a death
blow to the alliance.
Mcarnara Asks
Speakers Compete
WASHINGTON (P)-Sen. Patrick
V. McNamara (D-Mich) proposed
yesterday that the Democrats take
charge of the Senate's $350,000
lobbying investigation to prevent
it from chasing "will-o'-the-wisps."
He told the Senate he was afraid
the taxpayers' money would be

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" ~'-Daily-John Hirtzel
FORMER IFC PRESIDENT Bob Weinbaum hands the gavel to new president Tim Leedy. Other
newly elected officials are (left to right) Walt Naumer, secretary, Mike Barber, executive vice-
president, foal Cumming, treasurer, and Rob Trost, administrative vice-president. The men will take
office immediately.
Leedy Barber Win To IFC Posts

By BILL HANEY
Tim Leedy, '57 BAd, of Psi Upsi-
lon was elected president of Intra-
fraternity Council by Fraternity
President's Assembly last night.
Mike- Barber, '57, Delta Tau
Delta, was elected to, the second
highest position, executive vice-
president.
Leedy said he would "like to
continue the present cooperative
policy of IFC with the campus
community both through opera-
SAB Booklet
Deadline Set
Deadline for all materials for
next year's new Student Activities
Booklet will be April 16, Joe Col-
lins, '58, chairman of Student Gov-
ernment Council's Policy Com-
mittee, announced yesterday.
Last Wednesday, SWC voted to
appropriate $1,500 for the booklet.
The Policy Committee, at a
meeting held last night in Quonset
Hut A, decided to print 3,700
copies due to increased enrollment.
Previous press run was estimated
at 3,300.
The committee also discussed
the administrative set-up for the
proposed 120-pa'ge Student Activi-
ties Booklet. Debate was held as to
whether to print the booklet once
a year or once every two years.
A request was issued to all per-
sons interested in working on
styling, art, layout and other areas
of the booklet to contact com-
mittee members at Quonset Hut A.
The booklet will be distributed
to freshmen during the orientation
period. It is being designed to
eliminate the numerous' leaflets
now printed by individual campus
orgAnizations.
Space will be provided in the
booklet for each campus organiza-
tion to describe Its activities.
The Student Activities Booklet
will replace the "M" Handbook.

tions within the fraternity system
and with Student Government
Council."
Seeks Program Expansion
Barber's program will be con-
cerned with "expansion of contact
within the fraternity system, more
frequent IFC progress reports, and
expansion of the pledge program
through Junior Intra-Fraternity
Council."
Fred Lyons, '57, Phi Gamma
Delta, was Leedy's opponent in the
presidential election. Taking ad-
vantage of the "step-down pro-
cedure," Lyons also was a candi-
date, along with Rob Tr~ost, '58
Radio and Television, Sigma Chi,
for the executive vice-presidency,
won by Barber.
Trost also stepped down and ran
for Administrative Vice-President.
He defeated Walt Naumer, '57BAd,
Beta Theta Pi.
Naumer Elected Secretary
Naumer in turn stepped down to
defeat Mal Cumming, '58, Alpha
Tau Omega for the secretaryship.
Cumming was then named
treasurer by acclamation.
The newly elected board will
assume office immediately. They
had been trained for the positions
for' three weeks.
Military Force
Needled: Dulles
KARACHI, Pakistan (P)-The
creation of a standing military
force is needed to protect vulner-
able SEATO nations from Com-
munist aggression, United States
Secretary of State John Foster
Dulles told foreign ministers of
the Southeast Asia. Treaty Organi-
zation yesterday.
Secretary Dulles said that de-
spite shifts in Soviet policy, the
West has no evidence that Mos-
cow actually is abandoning force.
There has been no real reduction
in the rate of soviet military pre-
paration, he declared.

Bob Weinbaum, '56, former pres-
ident of IFC will continue to serve
on SGC in ex-officio capacity for
the remainder of the semester.
, Weinbaum and the other out-
going offers received a standing
ovation for their efforts of the
past year which saw the Michigan
IFC receive the highest award a
fraternity system can attain, the
Grand Trophy for being the most
outstanding fraternity council in
the United States and Canada.
Last year's officers agreed the
new board would undoubtedly ful-
fill'. very adequately their offices
and continue to display the out-
standing characteristics for which
they were selected.
USSR Urged
To Accept
Arms Plane
WASHINGTON UP) - President
Dwight D. Eisenhower urged Soviet
Premier Bulganin yesterday to join
him in efforts to end the atomic'
arms race by freezing stockpiles of
atomic weapons under a "safe-
guarded" disarmament system.
He made his appeal in a letter
released by the White House yes-
terday afternoon and Bulganin
reacted in a friendly manner with
extraordinary speed.
The President agreed with a
Bulganin argument that it would
be difficult to prevent the secret
manufacture of atomic and hydro-
gen weapons in violation of coh-
trols, but he said "the risks in-
herent in failing to achieve control
make it imperative to overcome
the difficulties involved."
Central Issue
The great central issue between
the' United States and Russia over
disarmament has long been the
development of an adequate sys-
tem of 'safeguards. Nothing in
President Eisenhower's letter ap-
peared to weaken the American
position that such a system is
basic to any progress on disarma-
ment.
The Eisenhower letter was de-
livered in Moscow Monday through
the American Embassy there,
The Premier told reporters who
met him at a Moscow reception
that he considered the President's
message a "very interesting letter
and a good one," though it would
require much study.
"My ultimate hope," President
Eisenhower wrote Bulganin, "is
that all production of fissionable
materials anywhere in' the world
will be devoted exclusively to
peaceful purposes."
Asks Weapon Limitations
He also told Bulganin that while
it may be difficult in the absence
of "real peace in the Far East" to
agree on cutting the size of armies,
navies and air forces just now it

Plan Review
Of Rooming
Assignments
Committee To Study
Application Wording
$~y VERNON1 NA"HGANG
Residence Halls Board of Gov-
ernors yesterday decided to create
a subcommittee to study the room-
mate placement question and make
a recommendation to the Board.
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea's
motion was "to appoint a sub-
committee to review and study
possible revisions and to present
a recommended version for the
consideration of the Board at its
next meeting."
In the motion, "revisions"~ re-
ferred to proposals for altering
the room application blank made
by Prof. Theodore M. Newcomb, of
the sociology department, in a
letter to the Residence Halls Gov-
ernors.
Discuss Application Wording
During recent meetings, the
Governors had discussed Prof.
Newcomb's proposed wordings in
an attempt to adopt them to
Board policy and make them posi-
tive instead of negative state-
ments.
Dean Rea's proposal to form a
subcommittee, which had been
mentioned at an earlier meeting,
met with the approval of the gov-
ernors, who wanted a new, re-
vised statement to work from.
During a review of Regents' by-
laws and policy administration re-
lationship to the Board of Gover-
nors, the question of staff appoint-,
ments was brought up.
Confusion Over Appointments
It was felt that there is some'
confusion and uncertainty as to
what part the board should and
does play in the appointment of
staff personnel.
The Board decided to first list
all positions in their department
and then proceed to ascertain
which of these jobs they would
play a greater role in selecting ap-
plicants.

UNEXPECTED:
Enrollment Rise Results
In 'U' Housing Shortage
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles dealing with
Housing. Today's article examines some of the reasons behind the shortage.)
By LEE MARKS
To an extent expansion of the University and the housing short-
age are two sides of the same coin.
The University has never attempted to house all its students-
few large schools do. Even if the University builds fast enough to
house the same proportion of students as enrollment increases, a
shortage will develop unless increased apartment facilities are pro-
vided by private builders.
The problem then is not simply a University one. It is, most
directly, for both town and gown to solve.
Involves Overall Policy
And, as will be shown later, it involves overall policies of the
Board of Regents and the state0

of Michigan.
Charges most frequently leveled
at the University last fall were:
1) the Administration should have
foreseen the enrollment increase
and prepared accordingly, 2) en-
rollment should have been limited
when housing was exhausted.
.Today's article will discuss the
first charge.
Total enrollment estimates are
based on individual estimates by
the academic deans of the dif-
ferent colleges.
Dean of Women Deborah Bacon
notes. "They are specialists and
Nixon Asked
Not To Run
NEW YORK R) - Newsweek
magazine said yesterday that Pres-
ident Dwight D. Eisenhower sug-
gested to Vice-President Richard
M. Nixon "that he consider with-
drawing as a candidate for reelec-
tion."
In its current issue, Newsweek
says the President approached
Nixon the day before he an-
nounced his. own candidacy for
reelection. The magazine adds:
"He offered Nixon a place in the
Cabinet.
In Washington, the Wihte House
refused to confirm or deny the
Newsweek account.
Newsweek claims its information
came from "friends of both the
President and the vice president."

their estimates are usually re-
markably close."
Dean Bacon points out that
heavy increases were expected in
1957-'58 when the war babies reach
college age. "What caused the
bulge in '55? No one knows," she
remarks.
Part of the answer comes from
Director of Admissions Clyde Vro-
man.
"More people are returning to
school than usual. We have less
leaving. Further, a favorable eco-
nomic situation has resulted in
mushrooming enrollments all over
the country," he told The Daily.
Vroman said the number of
freshmen entering was up only
175 last 'fall.
Not Foreseeable
Manager of Service Enterprises
Francis Shiel comments that no
school foresaw the situation. It
was not foreseeable.
The crisis was supposed to begin
in two years and build to a peak
in 1963, he says. "We started going
uphill fast at a time when we were
supposed to be going downhill."
Vroman admits that part of the
problem is the result of slight in-
tegration between admissions of
fice and housingo' ffices.
A Major Factor.
A major factor in estimating ad-
missions, according to Vroman, is
the number of students who accept
and then don't come. Consequently
the University has to admit more
than it Can accomodate and try
to estimate the number who won't
show up.
To correct this, Vroman sug-
gests requiring students who have
been accepted to make a "sub-
stantial" deposit upon receiving
notification of admittance.
Foreseeing the shortage by more
closely estimating admissions is
one thing-limiting admissions or
providing more housing, the only
two ways to prevent housing short-
ages, is quite another.
Tomorrow's article will discuss
these aspects.
mpany Stars

Four Month
Investigation
Concluded
Housing Groups
Report to SGC
BY DICK SNYDER
After four months of "intensivt,
dilligent work," the University's
four major campus housing groups
will present today the results of
studies of the rushing situation.
While the Panhellenic-Assembly
group will present a single pro-
posal to Student Government
Council, the Interfraternity-Inter-
House Council report consists of
four alternatives derived in the
study.
Representatives of both study
committees, set up by motion of
League President Hazel Frank, '56,
have indicated that their reports
have been written as a result of
much "cooperative discussion."
To Present Alternatives
The IFC-IHC group will pre-
sent, with rationale, four alterna-
tives to the rushing problem.
The alternatives will be deferred
rushing, deferred pledging, first se-
mester rushing later in the fall, or
maintenance of the status quo,
first and second emester rushing.
Though the substance of the
Panhel-Assembly proposal has not
been disclosed, members of both
organizations have indicated that
a single repoyt has been adopted
by majority vote of the committee,
composed of an equal number of
representatives from both organi-
zations.
Panhel's Carol Debruin, 57, said,
"The free exchange of ideas has
enabled both organizations to
understand and evaluate a mutual
problem in its entirety."
'Report Comprehensive'
Assembly's Jean Scruggs, '58,
agreed with Miss Debruin and
commented:that the report will be
"comprehensive and just about as
objective as any committee could
get it. Our committee has been in
agreement in all ways throughout
our study."
IFC President Bob Weinbaum,
'56, and IHC President Tom Bleha,
'56, stressed that meetings of their
committee were carried, on in "a
cooperative attitude and in sincere
good faith."
Weinbaum said, however, "Quite
frankly, many of the areas we
covered are somewhat subjective."
'Tight on Time'
He explained that the commit-
tee was "tight on time" and stated
that today's report is a summary
to be considered by Council mem-
bers during the week. Actual
recommendations, he said, will
probably come at the Council's.
meeting next week.
Both groups have formulated
their reports on the basis of dis-
cussions, interviews, surveys and
miscellaneous data.
The Frank motion, passed unan-
imously by SGC on Oct. 19, pro-
vided "that the study of any prob-
lems that may arise in connection
with the acquisition of new soror-
ity and fraternity members be
assigned to the Panhellenic Asso-
ciation and the Assembly Associa-
tion, and the Interfraternity and
Inter-House Councils respectively."
Also on the agenda tonight is a
motion to accept the principle of
a "campus community chest" drive
which would conbine all campus

bucket drives and possibly national
appeals now conducted on ndi-
vidual basis.
The Council will also act on a
policy motion, with possible request
for action, recommending estab-

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'See the Mosquito's Viw'
Professor Bates Suggests
By RENA KATZ
"You've got to see it from the mosquito's point of view," Prof.
Marston Bates, of the zoology department said yesterday at a lecture
for public health students.
Prof. Bates, who spent a great deal of time in Albania doing re-
search work on malaria and the disease-carying Anopheles mosquito
reports that the problem encountered by experts was that cases of
maleria did not always occur<.
wherever the mosquito was pre-
sent. 4T W s a
Intense studies showed, how- 'T w o s a Co
ever, that only certain species bite
men and hence only these species
spread the dread disease.
In order to study these various
species Prof. Bates and his col-
leagues had to breed the several
types. In the process the peculiar
sex habits of the Anopheles > wr

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discovered.
"Music," theprofessor comment-
ed, "encourages the insect to
mate. Many were the times I spent
evenings playing the violin to my
mosquitos. Music and the presence
of light," he added, "place the Ano-
pheles in a state of sexual excite-
ment."
Prof. Bates, who did his re-
search in cooperation with the
Rockerfeller Foundation, said that
the study of malaria is important
in view of the vital role it has

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