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AA City Officials
'Uphold Bike Ban,
Moore, Enkemann Say Cyclists
Have Little Regard for Pedestrians
Ann Arbor City Council's Ordinance Committee proposal to revise
local bicycle ordinances by initiating new restrictions received backing
yesterday from the Council's president and the Ann Arbor Chief of
Police Chief Casper M. Enkemann told the Daily he agreed with
the proposed ban of riding and parking bicycles on speciled streets of
Ann Arbor.
Chief Enkemann struck out at sidewalk cyclists: "I think that
many of them have forgotten that the pedestrian has the right of way."
k City Council President A. D. Moore, of the University's electrical
engineering department, said sidewalks are ". . . . put there for the
convenience of several thousand

Soviets Start
Of Jet Liner
MOSCOW ()-The Soviet Union
has carefully laid plans to beat the
rest of the world into the jet age
of international civil flying, a top
Soviet official indicated yesterday.
Marshal S. F. Zhavoronkov, be-
medalled chief of the Soviet Un-
ion's civil airline Aeroflot, said
that the huge jet commercial craft,
which looks exactly like the one
which took the Soviet security
chief, Gen. Ivan.A. Serov, to Lon-
don, has gone into mass produc-
The plane known as the TU104
is the civilian passenger version of
the Soviet medium jet bomber
which caused a sensation when it
appeared. over Moscow's Red
Square on May Day two years
Bigger, Faster
The plane is bigger and prob-
ably faster than Britain's projected
Comet III which is not yet in pro-
Zhavoronkov said current plans
are to put the Russian planes into
international rather than domestic
The sleek Soviet jetliner made
its first flight outside the Iron
Cprtain Thursday when it landed
in' London with Gen. Serov. Some
British newspapers expressed
amazement at its size and obvious
power and speed.
However, there were second
thoughts among British aviation
experts later. These voiced criti-
cisms that the giant jet engines
were placed too close to the cabin,
that the plane was too big for
economical short hops and too
small for long flights.
Length Estimated
Viewing the plane from beyond
the guarded perimeter at London
Airport, some aviation experts es-
timated its length at 120 feet, its
wing span at 140 feet and rated
the total thrust of its two engines
at 40,000 pounds-as much as the
combined power of the four jets on
Britain's Comet.
The Russians were reported to
have asked for 8,000 gallons to
refuel the TtJ1O4 for the return
flight. Experts estimated this
would give it range of more than
4,000 miles.
One point that raised eyebrows
in London was that the plane was
fitted with oxygen masks at each
seat. Experts said this meant that
the cabin Was not pressurized.
Petitions Due
Tomorrow is the last day for
students interested in positions on
the Big Ten Residence Halls As-
sociation Secretariat to obtain and
return petitions.
Anyone living in the Residence
,Halls is eligible for one of the five
Secretariat positions. Two men,
two women an dan executive sec-
retary will be chosen by Inter-
House Council officers from among
those petitioning.
Petitions are available in IHC
and Assembly offices. Interview-
ing of candidates will take place
Those who are appointed to the
new organization will take office
immediately and will travel to Pur-
due on April 13 to 15 for the Big
Ten Residence Halls Conference.1

pedestrians, and not for the con-
venience of . . . bicycleriders."
State Street Worst
Both Chief Enkemann and Prof.
Moore thought the State Street
area to be the worst in the city as
far as sidewalk bicycling is coni-
Chief Enkemann said "There are
many times when pedestrians can't
even get through the State Street
The chief of police said he
agreed with the Ordinance Com-
mittee's proposal, and thought it
should bein effect "until such
time . when the operators of bi-
cycles have a little respect for the
When cyclists have this respect,
Chief Enkemann said, "then they
might go back to using the side-
Chief Enkemann emphasized
that "When a pedestrian, has to
get off the sidewalk to make way
for a bicycle, then it is time that
something is done about the situa-
Educate Unsafe Drivers'
Meanwhile, Prof. Moore, in his
statement to the Daily, outlined
the powers stated in the proposed
He also commended the Daily
for its inquiry into the bicycle
problem, and asked the Daily to
"find a way to educate ... unsafe
"The ordinance. changes now
under consideration largely reflect
the recommendations I have made
to the Ordinance.Committee,"
Prof. Moore's statement read.
"If introduced and passed, the
revised ordinance would give
Council the authority to take care
of the hot spots."
The "worst example" of such a
hot spot, Prof. Moore said, "runs
from William to Liberty, on the
west side of State Street."
Completely Blocked
Last fall, while walking in this
area, Prof. Moore "counted 43
bicycles. Many of them were
parked so that the sidewalk was
almost completely blocked at sev-
eral places.
See CITY, Page 8

OMAHA (R)-At 12 years of
age, David Lloyd Hankenson
sometimes feels the need to get
away from it all.
He does it the hard way.
Police were called yesterday
when some one spotted a youth-
ful head poking from the roof
of the First Church of Christ,
Scientist, some 50 feet high.
The head belonged to David,
who came sliding down a verti-
cal drain pipe at the order of
"I go up there a lot," he ex-
plained. "I like to climb, es-
pecially when I get mad at
some one-like my sister.
"It does me good."
World News
By The Associated Press
Cyprus Curfew . ...
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Field Mar-
shal Sir John Harding last night
ordered an ironclad curfew on the
13 main towns and cities of Cyprus
as this rebellious island approach-
ed the zero hour of Greek Inde-
pendence Day celebrations.
The British governor imposed
the curfew, effective from 4 a.m.
Sunday until further notice, with
the intention of preventing any
outbreak of violence on the 135th
anniversary of Greek independence
from Turkey.
Upward of 160,000 persons were
placed under virtual house arrest
by the order. All persons in the 13
towns and cities must say indoors
during the curfew.
All vehicles were banned from
the streets.
Dark Horse., '
CHICAGO - Sen. Stuart Sym-
ington (D-Mo.) appeared today to
be gathering strength as a dark
horse contender for the Democratic
presidential nomination after Adlai
E. Stevenson's upset defeat in
Tuesday's Minnesota primary.
Stevenson and his supporters
indicated in interviews they regard
Symington as perhaps more of a
threat to their own aspirations
than Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-
Tenn.); who whipped Stevenson in
More Snow .. .
NEW YORK-The snow-weary
Northeast was hit again yesterday
by a spring snowstorm, its third in
nine days.
Only just recovering from a one-
two punch storm last weekend, the
new storm was expected to dump
between 12 to 16 inches of snow
alone on southwest Maine.
In New York state the new storm
dropped up to eight inches of
snow, made driving conditions
hazardous and claimed at least
two lives.

We Meeting
Looked Upon
With Favor
Officials Call
Confab 'Novel'
officials said yesterday that Presi-
dent Dwight D. Eisenhower's meet-
ing with the leaders of Canada and
Mexico next week will present
something novel in three-power
talks-a conference without pre-
cise purpose, problems or contro-
President Eisenhower, Canadian
Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent
and President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines
of Mexico, will hold their neighbor-
ly chat in a luxurous resort hotel
at White Sulphus Springs, W. Va.,
tomorrow and Tuesday.
The session is expected to end
with a dinner meeting Tuesday
night and a communique affirm-
ing the friendship, peaceful coop-
eration and general solidarity of
the three nations.
President's Idea
"This was President Eisenhow-
er's own idea," one official said
"He felt that with so many
notable visitors coming to town
there should be a meeting between
him and his good neighbors.
That's what this meeting is. It
should dramatize the peaceful co-
operation of the North American
countries through all the period
when there has been so much
trouble in other parts of the
President Eisenhower and Sec-
retary of State John Foster Dulles
will not be so rushed with diplo-
macy at the West Virginia sessions
that they will be unable to follow
developments in the United Na-
tions discussion of the Near East
-focal area of the world's most
dangerous war threats at present.
In fact, President Eisenhower
and Sec. Dulles hope to learn from
debate starting in the U.N. Secur-
ity Council Monday to what extent
this country, Britain and France
can rely on the United Nations to
deal with the Middle Eastern sit-
uation, particularly if war breaks
out there.
Russian Attitude Problem
The heart of the problem is Rus-
sia's attitude.
An American resolution would
have U.N. Secretary General Dag
Hammarskjold start negotiations
to get both sides in the Arab-Is-
raeli dispute to pull back their
forces from the troubled border
areas where isolated clashes could
lead to general war in the Mid-
dle East. United States officials
believe Russia will go along with
this resolution.
Plans so far announced for the
White Sulphur Springs gathering
are all of a mechanical nature.
President Eisenhower will leave
Washington by special train late
tonight and arrive tomorrow. St.
Laurent and Ruiz Cortines will
get there from Ottawa and Mexico
City by air tomorrow afternoon.
The three will have their foreign
ministers in attendance-Secre-
tary of State Dulles, Louis Padilla
Nervo of Mexico, and Lester B.
Pearson of Canada. Dr. Milton Eis-
enhower, the President's brother,
also will be there.
Among the three there are prac-
tically no common problems. There
are problems between the United
States and Canada, and the United
States and Mexico.


Price S

.. . platforms, stands and food.

SGC Candidates Give Pre-Electi
Campaign. Speeches Across Cam

". . And, if I am elected . . .T
A series of quad open house pro-
grams will be held today and to-
morrow as SGC candidates wind
up their pre-election campaign-
In addition to the three quad-
rangle open houses, candidates will
also conclude pre-election stomp-
ing at fraternity and sorority open
Speak on Programs
During the past week, SGC can-
didates have attended several frat-
ernity and sorority open houses.
Here they speak on programs
they hope to institute if elected,
present platforms they uphold and
ideals they think each elected
member of Student Government
Council should hold.
A question and answer period is
usually held at each open house.
Reuther Urges
World Fund
A plan whereby the United
States would contribute 8 billion
dollars a year over a 25 year period
to a world fund to aid less eco-
nomically developed countries was
proposed by UAW President Walter
P. Reuther yesterday.
In aletter to Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles Reuther urged
that 2 per cent of the gross na-
tional product be given to a world
wide relief program to be admin-
istered by the United Nations. Ac-
cording to his plan Russia would
be asked to contribute to the fund.
The proposal is similar to one1
the union president made in 1950
advocating an expense of 13 bil-
lion a year for 100 years.
He proposed that America's food
surpluses be shared under a plan
that would not dislocate the eco-
nomy of any country that exports
grains or foodstuffs.

Typical questions during the past
week have been:
What do you think of SGC's pas-
sage of spring rushing for sorori-
Just what power does SGC
How do you stand on the bi-
cycle situation?
What do you think about the
Student Activities Booklet?
Chance To Meet Students
These open house programs give
each ,candidate a chance to meet
the students and listen to their
recommendations for the Council.
Campaigning for SGC posts has
produced several unique publicity
Candidates boldly announce,
"the forward look," "a six-point
program," and list their qualifi-
Slogans, such as "Come Back ...
are visible all over the campus.
Impromptu Statements
Ii! addition to campaign posters
and open house programs, candi-
dates are often called on to make
impromptu statements of their
Past sorority open houses have
been held after dinner, with the
women gathering in the living
Fraternity houses usually have
the candidate speaking during the
evening meal.
The first of the quadrangle open
LOS ANGELES () --Police
think the woman who called
them yesterday to ,report "a
man in the bushes with a rifle."
must be a little near-sighted.
Investigating, they found a
battalion of Marine reserves on
maneuvers in brushy hills near
the woman's home.

Academy Opposed to New
Teacher Certification Code
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters went on record at
its meeting Friday in opposition to the proposed new code for certi-
fication of teachers.
The objection Was in the form of a resolution opposing, on four
points, the code which is being presented for consideration by the
State Board of Education.
Points Listed
The points were:
1) An increase in the number of hours in education is not justi-
fied by sufficient research data or
other evidence, TT D U bT TT? QUE U.

houses will start at
day, in the Strauss
ing hall of East Qu
West Quad's ope
gram will commenc
tomorrow and will 1
ing Hall I.
South Quad will
candidates at 8 p.m
Dining Hall II. Ref
be served at the So
Prof ess(
To Pres
"Democracy vs.
the first Inter-H
sponsored Faculty]
presented in the f
posium at 7 p.m. Tu
One of the facult
Prof. Lionel H. Lain
ical science departr
terday that the p
attempt "to illusti
divisions and think
forms of governmen
Prof. Laing alsoe
the symposium wot
what the same for
posium done regular
parative European
course, political sci
In Favor of.
Prof. Laing, who
ber of the Resideno
of Governors, expre
of the series of IRt
bates to be presente
one in each quandr
"They will serve
purpose," he said."
size the fact that.
Hall is more than
"I hope there will'
eration among fac
on this program,'
Open to P
Although Tuesday
is sponsored by the:
phasized that thep
open to the public.
Also participating
mocracy vs. Commu
will be Prof. Henry
Frank Grace and W:
all members of the p
Hatcher St
New 'U' Br
University Presiden
Hatcher promised y
"sympathetic ande
tion" to a proposal t

To Attempt
Ike Says Senate
Bill Unworkable
long and heated battle on farm
price supports is in prospect for
both Senate and House.
A conference committee com-
posed of five members from each
chamber will meet tomorrow after-
noon to start work on a compro-
mise between the farm bill passed
by the Senate last Monday and
one passed by the House last year.
The House voted .a three-year
restoration of rigid price supports
ly-vern Sodea on basic crops, to replace the
lower, flexible formula won by the
Eisenhower Administration in 1954.
Call Bill Unsound
The Senate bill, while not pro-
Ont viding for a return to the 90 per
cent supports voted by the House,
c n contains numerous provisions
JUS ,which would raise the support lev-
els for major crops in other ways.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
7:30 p.m., to- and Secretary of Agriculture Ezra
-Anderson din- Taft Benson say the Senate bill is
Lad. unsound and unworkable. Sec.
en house pro- Benson predicts a veto unless
e at 6:45 p m., drastic changes are made. , .
be held in Din- Expect Rigid Supports
Most Congress members expect
host the SGC the Senate-House conference group
., tomorrow, in will end up recommending a rest-
freshments will oration of rigid supports, along
uth Quad open with the new $1,200,000,000 a year
soil bank program, requested by
the administration.
The soil bank, a plan designed to
* cut down on crop surpluses by
paying farmers t divert land to
other uses, is not in controversy.
The conference committee's rec-
Lill ommendations will have to be
passed on by the House and Sen-
ate before a bill canbe ,sent to
lIUM the White House. Hence the pr-
dictions of another prolonged floor
AHRGANG, battle.
ouse Council-Tr
Debate, will be R d
rmof a sym-
uesday in West To.Handle
ty participants,
g, of the polit-
ment, said yes- Stalin Shock
rogram would
rate the basic MOSCOW(M-The Central Con
ing of the two mitte of the Georgian Communist
ait." party has been meeting in Tiflis
explained that to discuss Moscow's downgrading
uld take some- of Stalin and how best to handle
rm as a sym- emotional shock which the denun-
rly in his comn clation of Stalin has caused In
governments Georgia, it was learned yesterday.
ence 52. Tiflis is the capital of the Geor-
bebates gian Republic where the dead
is also a mem- Soviet leader was born. There had
ce Halls Board been reports here of seething un-
essed his favor rest and new student outbursts in
'C Faculty 'De- Tiflis.
d this semester, However, the rector of Tiflis
angle. University said yesterday that
a very useful everything was normal in the cap-
"They empha- tal.n

the Residence Laughed Off Reports
just a living Rector E. Kupraze spoke to the
Associated Press in Moscow by
be more coop- telephone. It was the first call The
culty members AP has been able to get through
Prof. Laing to Tiflis since the Kremlin began
deflating Stalin.
Public The rector laughed off reports
y's symposium of a student strike.
IHC, it is em- Despite the denial by Kupraze of
presentation is troubles at the university, the
March 22 issue of the Tiflis news-
g in the "De- paper Dawn of the East just re-
nism" program ceived quoted a spokesman for the
Bretton, Prof. university district of the Georgian
rilliam Ritchie, capital as declaring:
olitical science 'Unsatisfactory'
"The political equcation of stu-
dents and the theoretical and
tudies ideological plane of teachers and
students are thoroughly unsatis-
ranch factory. Cases occur of the viola-
.tion of the most elementary rules
V, Mich. (AP) - of conduct both at the university
nt Harlan H. and in public places."
esterday to give This statement was one of a
earnest atten- number made at meetings of
hat it establish Communist party "activities"-

2) A corresponding decrease in
training in subject matter fields
will drastically reduce professional
competence of teachers,
3) Certain provisions of the
proposed code are invasions of in-
stitutional autonomy and faculty
control of curricula,
4) The proposed code was not
prepared and agreed to be a repre-
sentative group of persons inter-
ested in education.
The proposed code calls for 30
hours of professional education
hours, an increase from the pres-
ent 20, which would be more than
any other state code requirement.
Present Requirements
Presently 54 hours are devoted to
major and minor subject matter
fields, but the new code substitutes
"a broad area of concentration"
for this, requiring 30 hours, beside
a 15-hour requirement in one sub-
ject taught in secondary schools.

Druggist Gives Student Loans

A small box piled high with dollar bills and IOU's sits next to the
cash register of a local drug store.
A sign above it reads, "Hi Student, need a loan for a few days.
Help yourselfl
"Put your IOU in the box with your name and address. Pay
back as soon as you can. We appreciate your business."
This convenient and somewhat, unusual loan system was con-
cocted by Robert A. Lumbard, an Ann Arbor Druggist. "I just hap-
pened to think of it a little more than a week ago. I'm not exactly
sure how I got the idea."
Agency Busy
Since its inception, the loan agency has been busy. However,
the turnover has been rapid, because students return the money.
"Yesterday there were about 15 or 20 IOU's in the box, but today
there are only three left. I guess everybody has gotten their checks
frnm homA The TOTT's will nrhhl start niling un again Monday

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