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RUSHING STUDY
FACES PRESSURE
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Latest Deadline in the State

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CLOUDY, WARMER

VOL. LXVI, No. 106 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 195

SIX PAGES

STUDENTS PAY:
Local Landlords
Ask High Rent,
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of interpretive articles
on the housing situation. Today's article deals with the city's role.)
By LEE MARKS
Practically no state university houses all its students.
Some state universities, such as the University of Wisconsin,
house only in-state students. The University's policy, according to
Dean of Women Deborah Bacon, is to house students on a first come-
first served basis, drawing no distinction between in-state and out-
state students.
Obviously those students not housed by the University must be
taken care of by the city. Approximately 10,000 students seek non-
university housing each year.
Two Major Aspects
There are two major aspects to the housing situation from the

Stirton's Appointment.

To

'U' Vice-Presidency

Might Occur in March

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Soviet Acts,
Leaders, Hit
By SEATO
KARACHI, Pakistan tai)-
SEATO ministers last night called
recent statements and activities of
Soviet leaders trouble-making at-
tempts to increase tension and
{y "promote division in Asian co-
munities and among other nations
of the free world."
A communique issued by the
ministerial council of the eight-
nation Southeast Asia Treaty Or-
ganization named no names, but
it obviously was directed at last
fall's visit by Communist party
chief Nikita S. Khrushchev and
Premier NikolaiBulganin to In-
dia, Burma and Afghanistan.
In statements and speeches,
Khrushchev and Bulganin fired up
old controversies by siding with
India and Afghanistan in their
" disputes with Pakistan over terri-
torial claims and also attacked
what the Russians called oppressive
colonial policicies of the Western
powers.
The communique, winding up
the three-day meeting, also dis-
closed the ministers supported
Pakistan in her quarrel with Af-
ghanistan over the Pushtoonistan
area as well as backing Pakistan
in her call for a plebiscite in Kash-
mir.
Hill To Host
Oper a Star
A distinguished American so-
prano who has won great renown
in Europe, Teresa Stich-Randall,
will appear at 8:30 p.m. today in
Hill Auditorium.
Born in West Hartford, Conn.,
Miss Stich-Randall is a graduate
of the Hartford School of Music
where she was a scholarship stu-
dent for six years.
Began Early
Her success as a performing
artist began at the early age of
15 when she sang the title role of
"Aida." In New York she perform-
ed the role of Gertrude Stein in
the world premiere of the Virgil1
Thomson-Stein opera, "The Moth-
er of Us All."
She also created the title role
in the world premiere of Otto
Luenung's "Evangeline" and the
leading roles in the American pre-
miere of Ernest Bloch's "Bacbeth"
and of Mehul's "Stratonice."
Miss Stich-Randall sang for
several seasons with the New Lyric
Stage touring opera company and
with some of the country's leading
orchestras,. among them the NBC
Symphony under the baton of
Maestro Arturo Toscanini.
Tours Europe
After her professional debut, she
went to Europe where during the
past several years she has been in
constant demand in concert, opera,
radio and at the leading music
festivals. In 1951 the young so-
prano was awarded first prize in
the "Concours International for
Opera Singers" in Lausanne,
Switzerland and was one of the
winners of the "Geneva Concours,"
in Geneva, Switzerland.
In Austria she had her biggest
European triumph at the Salz-
burg Festival in 1952, where she
was "the artistic event of a Mozart
Matinee."
During her performance she will
sing Concert Aria, Misera, dove
son, K. 369; Abendempfindung;

-city angle: 1) high rents and, 2)
new building projects.
The two are closely related for
enough new rental building would
heighten competition and, in the
absence of collusion between rent-
ors, drive prices down.
Rents are high in Ann Arbor. In
many cases they are 'exorbitant
and in some they amount simply
to robbery. An apartment on For-
est, for example, consists of a
sleeping room on the ground floor,
a small kitchen downstairs and a
common bathroom upstairs. It
accomodates four at a $16 a month.
In the absence of attempts by
landlords themselves to set reas-
onable rents there appears to be
no way to reduce the student's
economic burden.
Rent Controls Abandoned
Rent controls were abandoned
with much relief several years ago.
As long as the housing shortage
remains acute there is no practi-
cal way for the University to apply
pressure in an effort to drive
rents down (assuming first that
it wanted to.)
Landlords present a multitude of
reasons to explain their high rents
--higher taxes, scarcity, cost of
living in Ann Arbor, higher main-
tenance costs--the reasons might
cover slightly higher rents but
none of them can rationalize the
absurd prices students are forced
to pay.
Not a Pretty Picture
The rental stoiy is not a pretty
one but only when the shortage
abates will it brighten.
New bilding, especially in the,
low-cost rental field, is a direct
method of easing the rental bur-
den. To some extent University
projects will help.
For example, the completion of
planned married-students apart-
See NEW, Page 6a
Steel MPlant
NEW DELHI, India (P)-- India1
formally accepted a Russian report
yesterday paving the way for con-
struction of a giant steel plant at
Bhilai, in central India, with So-
viet help.
The plant 'is scheduled to pro-
duce a million tons of steel an-
nually by December 1959. Esti-
mated cost of the project is 231
million dollars, of which Russia
has agreed to contribute half in<
the form of equipment. -

SPRING VS. FALL:
Panhel, A lumnae Meet;
Discuss Rushing Report
BY DICK SNYDER
Pressure appeared to be building up yesterday over the Panhel-
Assembly study committee majority report in favor of spring rushing.
Panhellenic President Debbie Townsend, '56, adjourned the As-
sociation's meeting late yesterday afternoon and announced that the
group would reconvene today "in order to reach an understanding in
the report and rationale behind it."
Alumnae Meet
Sorority alumnae advisors also met yesterday to discuss the rush-
ing recommendation submitted at Wednesday night's Student. Govern-
ment Council meeting.
The recommendation, accompanied by a minority opinion in favor
of the present fall rushing setup, was presented by the four-member

-Daily-John fHrtzel
WAITING IT OUT-Manning the watch, these students tried to forget the cold while awaiting to-
day's 8:30 a.m. opening of the Athletic Administration Building. They sought tickets by the dozens
for the Michigan-Michigan Tech hockey game.

Eager Fans Form
HoCkey TieketLine
By RENE GNAM
The line formed at 2 p.m., yesterday.
Anxious students, eager to procure tickets for the remaining two
hockey games of the regular Western Intercollegiate Hockey League
season, commenced their long wait in front of the Athletic Admin-
istration Building.
Some brought folding chairs, others blankets. One student dug
up a lantern, while another, the martyr of the group, trotted up with
a Sterno heater. Still another brought a portable radio. Several carried
victory signs.
Shifts Utilized
First in line were representatives of Chicago, Adams, Winchell
and Michigan Houses of West Quad. The group worked out a plan
whereby different students would"
stand watch in shifts of one and
terpaeinlnwolnotwo hours each. By this method, IH C Passes
their places ill line would not be
lost.
Honor of second place went to
a representative of Michigan Tech. Fund Motion
Bundled in a heavy blue coat,

Tech Series
To Decide
WIHL Title
By BOB McELWAIN
The WIHL title will be squarely
on the line as Michigan Tech's
once-proud Huskies battle Michi-
gan tonight in the first of a two-
game weekend series.
A complete sell-out crowd will
be on hand for both nights at the
Hill Street Coliseum. Face-off time
is 8:00.
Revenge' Keynote
Revenge will be the keynote as a
sweep of the series by either team
will automatically, give them the
WIHL championship.
Since the League's establishment
in 1952 Michigan has gained the
title only once, in 1953; and that
year they had to settle for a tie
with Minnesota.
Both teams are already assured
of an NCAA playoff berth.
A split will gain Tech the WIHL's
coveted McNaughton Trophy, as
the Huskies wily be one up in the
"win" column.'
In the event of a split, however,
the Wolverines will still win the
Governor's Trophy, symbolic of
supremacy in Michigan hockey, by
virtue of the. advantage -held over
Tech and Michigan State in regu-
lar season play.
Captain Bill MacFarland and
wing Jay Goold are the only sen-
iors on Coach Heyliger's crew, and
this weekend they will be making
their farewell appearance before
local hockey fans.
Standout goalie Lorne. Howes
has one year of eligibility left and
will be back playing next season.
Defenseman Neil. Buchanan will
graduate at mid-semester next,
See ICERS p. 3

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scarf and hat, Howard Oldford, a
student at Michigan Normal Col-
lege, roasted that his group would
"buy 50, 60, or more tickets for
Tech."
The line advanced slowly during
the afternoon, with Taylor House
gaining third position, Scott House,
fourth; Williams, fifth; and Van-
Tyne, sixth.
As evening merged into night,
the line steadily lengthened. Fra-
ternity representatives and miscel-
lanious independents made their
bid for positions.
Places in line were jealously
guarded. Those holding first posi-
tions jeered at newcomers.
Scalpers Beware
Also pertaining to tickets, Uni-
versity Assistant Dean of Men,
John Bingley, announced yester-
day that several Ann Arbor police-
men will be on hand at game time,
(8 p.m.) tonight ahd tomorrow tq,;
guard against scalpers.
Bingley pointed out that stu-
dents apprehended while reselling
tickets will be prosecuted in court.

A motion to promote scholar-
ship funds through Cinema Guild
movies was unanimously approved
last night by the Inter-House
Council.
The motion, submitted by Arnold
Ruskin, '58E, calls for a petition
for the sponsorship of Guild
movies, and equal distribution of
the profits among the 23 member
houses of the IHC.
The total pr-ofit, set at $800,
would be used "for the specific
purpose of beginning or increasing
the scholarship funds of the indi-
vidual houses."
In the event that a house does
not use its funds by Jan. 31, 1957,
that money would then revert back
to the previously established Roger
Kidston Award.
Ruskin mentioned the Kidston
Award provides only one scholar-
ship per house every year, and.
that in granting financial assist-
ance, the IHC "feel markedly short
of its objective."

study group with an expressionofC
confidence "that the individual
must be of primary concern."
Miss Townsend said, "I don't
believe Panhel members as a group
have decided on the report one
way or the other. We are still re-
viewing it and hope to make any
decision on the basis of it."
According to a survey in the
report itself, however, only three
of 16 sororities expressing opinions
favored a change to spring rush-
ing.
Influence Possible
Miss Townsend commented the
report "might very possibly influ-
ence either the opinions of the 13
sororities or the three, or any
individual chapters for that mat-
ter. There is no reason to believe
that any particular sorority is in
favor of the report or against it."
Though no alumnae advisors
could be obtained for comment,
several sorority officials said there
was strong opposition to any sys-
tem of spring rushing in yester-
day's meeting of financial direc-
tors and rushing advisors.
Both League President Hazel
Frank, '56, and Miss Townsend
said they told their respective or-
ganizations the "burden of proof"
would rest upon those who did not
think that reasons were valid for a
switch to spring rushing.
"The Council owes this obliga-
tion to the joint committee inas-
much as they were delegated by it
to make the study and bring back
recommendations," Miss Frank
said.
Russians Cut
WorK Hours
MOSCOW (W)-The Soviet Union
yesterday cut two hours off the
standard 48-hour work week.
The Presidium of the Supreme
Soviet moved quickly to implement
the demand Communist party boss
Nikita Khrushchev made before
the 20th party Congress.
The Presidium called for a 6-
hour work day on Saturdays and,
days preceding four recognized
holidays. The 8-hour schedule
continues on other days.
For the average Russian this
was the biggest news in years and,
seemed an indication that the bet-
ter life he has been promised may
begin to materialize.
It is a bit hard for Westerners
used to a week of 40 hours or less
to understand the enthusiasm.

World News
Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-A White House
official and several Republican
senators denied yesterday Presi-
dent Dwight D. Eisenhower has
whittled down the constitutional
duties of the presidency.
Their statements were in reply
to a speech Wednesday night by
Sen. John Sparkman (D-Ala). Sen.
Sparkman said President Eisen-
hower, because of medical restric-
tions on his activities, is delegating
to others "functions which lie at
the very core of the presidency."
The Republican replies were that
the President is merely curtailing
the "folderol" and "hospitality"
functions of the office..
* . *
WASHINGTON - The House
Armed Services Committee voted-
today to shift an Air Force base
projectfrom Kalkaska, Mich., to
Manistee, Mich.
Whether that decision ended a
two-year dispute over the location
wasn't made clear.
<Rep. Ruth Thompson (R-Mich),
a central figure in the hassle that
has had the base programmed at
one time or another at five North-
west Michigan sites, interpreted
the action as final.
"I'm glad it's settled," she de-
clared, "I hope it's settled once
and for all."
Mrs. Thompson, who reported a
$1,000 campaign "bribe" offer in
connection with jockeying oyer
the base-discounts reports the
house Appropriations Committee
might move to block the switch to
Manistee.
* * *
LONDON-A retired Britsh dip-
lomat who helped create Jordan
emerged last night as a mysterious
emissary in new peace moves to
keep the little Middle East king-
dom in the Western camp.
Sir Alexander Kirkbride gave
Prime Minister Anthony Eden a
personal report on a secret trip
he made to Jordan after British
Lt. Gen. John Bagott Glubb was
fired a week ago as commander of
Jordan's Arab Legion.
Informed sources in Cairo re-
ported Egypt, Saudi Arabia and
Syria were ready to challenge
Britain for control of Jordan's
tough desert fighting force by
underwriting the Arab Legion.

'U' Officials
Need More
Assistance
Job May Inluide
North Campus
University administrators aren't
talking but it looks like a new vice-
president will be appointed shortly.
Indications are William E. Stir-
ton, Wayne University vice-presi-
dent for University services and
development, will be named for the
job by the Board of Regents March
16.
News of the proposed appoint-
ment is supposed to have' leaked
from the Detroit Board of Educa-
tion, Stirton's present employers.
No Comment
While University officials offer-
ed no comment on specifics,they
did indicate that there was a need
for additional top administrative
help.
Presumably Stirton's new duties
would lighten the burden of Vice-
President and Dean of Faculties
Marvin L. Niehuss.
Specifically it is rumored that
the new job will be concerned with
liason with the State Legislature,
presently handled by Vice-Presi-
dent Niehuss.
It is also a possibility that the
new job might be associated with
North Campus development.
Regent Vera B. Baits said yes-
terday it has been clear for some
time "more hands are needed to
help the president." Regent Re-.
coe OBonisteel had no comment
on the appointment.'
It was considered unlikely yes-
terday that the proposed appoint-
ment will be included in the regu-
Iar Regent agenda.
Informed sources said it would,
if brought up, probably be done
either orally by President Harlan
H. Hatcher or through the Presi-
dent's urgent agenda.
President Hatcher was out-of-
town yesterday and not available
for comment. Stirton also refused
to comment.
Seventh. Official
Director of University Relations
Arthur L. Brandon pointed out
that while the number of students
has almost doubled the number of
top administrators has remained
the same.
If appointed Stirton would be-
come the Unuiversity's seventh ex-
ecutive officer and fourth vice-
president.
A graduate of the University in
physics and electrical engineering,
Stirton recently withdrew his name
from consideration for the job of
Superintendent of Detroit Public
Schools.
Cinch Asks
Tolerance
By SUE JESSUP
Intercultural co-operation is es-
sential for successful solution to
world problems, Dr. Everett R.
Clinchy, President of the National
Conference of Christians and Jews,
declared yesterday.
Concluding the annual 'Religion
Today" series, Dr. Clinchy stressed
tolerance between cultures doesn't
cause weakening of faith. There
is no loss of loyalty to the group
nor is inter-marriage apt to re-
sult from greater tolerance, he
said.
Stressing the dangerous aspects
of hate Dr. CMinchy pointed out
that extreme aggression can .re-'

sult in world destruction. Hate,
not communism is the real danger
in the world today, he explained.
The anti-human impulses, hate,
fear and ignorance are emotions
left from past ages.
Dr. Clinchy emphasized the im-
portance of early training against
prejudice. Parents condition chil-
dren's behavior by their reactions
to names of various racial groups,
he said. It is also important to

PLAY POSES PROBLEMS:

Fry Drama

Written for Church
By TAMMY MORRISON
The Dramatic Arts Center production of "A Sleep of Prisoners"
presents a special kind of problem in stage setting.
The Christopher Fry verse play was written specifically for-
performance in a church. I-t deals with four prisoners of war locked inj
a place of worship. Through biblical dream sequences, they discover
their relationships to each other and the world about them.
Comfort A Question
Fry wrote his play for the Religious Drama Society for the 1950
Festival of Britain. The hour and 15 minute production is short
because Fry felt that this was the length of time an audience would
be comfortable in church pews.
Curtiss Cowan, DAC set designer, has solved the problem
of the church setting to conform with DAC's arena stage. Two narrow
platforms form a cross to suggest the nave of a church.
"A Sleep of Prisoners," opening at 8:15 p.m. today in the Masonic
Temple, will have additional performances tomorrow and Marrch 14
through 17 and 21 through 24.E
There will also ,be a matinee at Six
2:30 p.m. March 25.

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