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VOL. LXVI, No. 128
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1956
NEW OFFICERS-Members of the newly-elected Inter-House Council are, left to right, seated: Ad-
ministrative Vice-President Drake Duane, President Robert Warrick, Executive Vice-President
Charles Straayer, and, standing left to right, Recording Secretary Jane Long, Corresponding Secre-
tary Reed Kenworthey, and Treasurer Stan Rock.
JERUSALEM 01P)-Israeli and
Egyptian jet planes battled high
over the Holy Land.
Israel claimed one and possibly
two enemy planes shot down.
Egypt said one Israeli plane was
blasted from the skies in this first
aerial combat of 1956.
One Egyptian jet crashed 20
miles inside Israel, an Israeli mil-
itary spokesman said. The pilot,
Mohammed Latif, was quoted as
saying his plane was on a patrol
mission. He was taken to a hos-
pital with head and leg injuries.
A search was organized in Is-
rael's southern desert for a second
Egyptian plane reported hit. Is-
raelis close to the border said they
saw four Egyptian planes fly
north and only. two return.
The dogfight raged over Israel's
Negeb Desert. Both nations had
just promised to forego force ex-
cept in self-defense. The pledges
were made to United Nations Sec-
retary General Dag Hammarskjold
in Cairo on his mission for peace
in the Middle East.
Despite the air battle, reports
from Cairo said hopes for Ham-
marskjold's mission brightened a
The semi-official Egyptian News
Agency reported Israel had agreed
in principle to pull back forces
from the frontier by 500 meters
-slightly less than a third of a
This was one prime point pro-
posed by the United Nations Se-
curity Council last week when it
asked Hammarskjold to undertake
U. S. Watches
The United States, first to sug-
gest that Hammarskjold come to
the Middle East, _was watching
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
has isent personal messages to
Egyptian and Israeli leaders, pre-
sumably urging restraint. This was
announced at his vacation head-
quarters at Augusta, Ga.
Pres. Eisenhower dealt particu-
larly with his statement Monday
firmly supporting Hammarskjold's
That statement said the United
States, "in accordance with its
responsibilities under the charter
of the United Nations, will observe
its commitments within constitu-
tional means to oppose any ag-
Well-informed sources re-
ported yesterday growing un-
rest among ghouls, gnomes,
bugbears and nixies.
According to the reports, the
"little people" are planning an
intensive campaign for today
,to reinstill terror and anxiety
during Friday the Thirteenth.
The demons will level spells,
witchcraft and necromancy
against all who disregard to-
Student Government Council
will today officially launch its
second year of operation with elec-
tion of officers at 3:15 p.m. in the
Outgoing Council President Hank'
Berliner, '56, will preside at the
There are now five candidates
running for three Executive Com-
mittee positions, but under SGC's
plans nominations must be made
from the floor and defeated cand-
idates in one post will be able to
step down to run for another
So f present Treasurer Bill
Adams, '57 BAd., is unopposed for
the office of President. Rod Com-
stock, '56E, Janet Neary, '58 and
Tom Sawyer, '58, are in the race
for Vice-President, and Joe Col-
lins is the sole candidate for
By The Associated Press
A GUY, A GIRL AND SPRING
By JIM BOW
Robert Warrick, '57E, was elect-
ed President of the .Iter-House
Council on the third ballot yester-
Warrick, president of East Quad,
ran on a platform which stressed
the importance of the individual
U. S. Justice
United States Supreme Court
Justice Tom C. Clark will sit as
presiding judge for the final round
of the 31st annual Henry M.
Campbell competition at the Uni-
versity Law School, Case Club
president Roger G. Kidston, Spec.
L. said yesterday.
The competition will be at 2:15
p.m. today in Rm. 100, Hutchins
Hall in the University Law School.
The court's decision and awards
will be announced at the Case
Club banquet to be held at 6:30
p.m. today in the Union.
Serving as associate justices on
the bench of the moot court will
be Henry M. Butzel, former chief
justice of Michigan; the Hon. J.
Edward Lumbard, of the United
States Court of Appeals for the
2nd Circuit; the Hon. Thomas F.
McAllister, of the United States
Court of Appeals for the 6th Cir-
cuit; and Prof. S. Chesterfield Op-
penheim, of the University Law
Climaxes Various Contests
The final participants who will
appear before Justice Clark cli-
maxing two years of elimination
contests are Richard H. Benson,
'56L and Charles B. Renfrew, '561,
on the appellants team opposing
Richard B. Madden, '56L and Nor-
man E. Garr, 156L on the appellee's
This year's Case Club compe-
tition concerns anti-trust litiga-
tion against the mythical Marvel
Corporation as to its dealer ar-
rangements in violation of the
* Clayton and Sherman acts.
The Case Clubs are an extra-
curricular activity of the Univer-
sity Law School managed by stu-
dents under faculty supervision.
The clubs are designed to give
+ future lawyers a chance to be-
come familiar with courtroom pro-
About 90 percent of the Fresh-
man law students enter the con-
There are.seveal different clubs
each headed by a Senior Judge.
The first-year member prepares
and argues ,two cases, one within
his own club in the fall and one
as a representative of his club
in the spring. Second-year mem-
bers participate in one case in the
Fall, and the top sixteen then en-
ter into an elimination contest for
the Henry M. Campbell competi-
The transcript of record for this
year's competition was preared
in the residence halls and closer
ties with the administration. "
Charles M. Straayer, '57, War-l
rick's closest opponent for the
presidency, was elected to the of-
fice of Executive Vice-President of
the Council. 1
Drake Duane, '58, received the
majority vote for Administrative
Vice-President over Jim Childs,
'57, the incumbent.
The other three candidates for
the presidency were Robin Olli-
vier, '57E, dropped on the first
ballot; Childs, dropped on the
second ballot; and Straayer, who
lost to Warrick on the third bal-
The remaining three officers of1
the new Council were all elected
They were Reed Kenworthey,
'57 Ed, Corresponding Secretary;'
Jane Long, '57, Recording Secre-
tary; and Stan Rock, '59, Treas-
In his platform for the presi-
dency, Warrick emphasized that
in the IHC, "the ultimate should
be the individual."
Warrick stressed that the IHC
should not allow all campus ac-
tivities to detract from the effect-
iveness of the Council's duties to
those in the residence halls.
In review of the IHC's past year,
outgoing President Tom Bleha, '56,
cited "a growing interest in the
students and in their part in the
residence halls by the Board of
Bleha discussed the IHC struc-+
ture study program, pointing out!
that a revisedorganization isrnot
the only answer that will clear up
He emphasized closer personal.
contacts on the Council as an im-
portant point in improving effi-
ciency and effectiveness of the
For the new presidential office,
Warrick has gained experience as
president of East Quad, president
of Strauss House, and scholarship
chairman of the IHC.
He has also been chairman of
the East Quad Scholarship Com-
mittee, and is a member of Tri-
angle and East Quad Quadrants.
Prof. Kenneth Wheare of All
Soul's College at Oxford University,
Great Britain, spoke before the
Political Science Roundtable last
night on "The Decline of the Leg-
The British political expert ques-
tioned whether legislative power
has actually declined, remarking,
"It almost gives pleasure for most
people to say legislatures are going
"But I don't want to believe this,
I don't want to think legislatures
are on the way down," Wheare said,
and admonished persons indulging
in such "gruesome pleasure."
He said he suspected that behind
"all this- talk of the decline of the
legislature, there is an assumption
of a Golden Age" when parliamen-
tary bodies had great authority
and their debates commanded wide
attention throughout the nation.
Ice Cream,'Cords Are
Welcome Spring Signs'
By ALLAN STILLWAGON
Coats, ice cream trucks, and
the morning line at local tracks.
The diak is thronged with oyster
raincoats and baby blue cord.
There's no doubt. It's here. It's
Spring. It's Spring. It's Spring.
Bathing Suits Adopted
Pagan sun - worshippers have
shed shorts and adopted bathing
suits. It will soon be difficult to
tell the returned Floridians from
the local proletariat. One affiliated
woman was more than slightly af-
fected by the exposure and climbed
up a fire .escape to bask on the
roof of her house.
Croci and dogs magically ap-
peared in droves from nowhere
SSto p Testing H-Bombs. Scroll Takes
to everywhere. Daffs threatened
to bloom along the front of New-
berry. German instructors blos-
somed out with violets stolen from
the "front lawn" of Tappan Hall.
East Quad was at its most co-
coperative. People were cooper-.
ating all over the place. "It's your
turn," said a brunette to her other
half. She passed their community
apple to him to take a bite.
One lonely one consoled him-
self. "Young hearts never break,
they just bend a little."
Unwilling philanthropists con-
ducted a more vigorous battle than
usual, evading buckets of pink
Mysterious red hearts appeared
on the sidewalks and caused Eng-
lish honors to muse, "Surely this
is not without meaning."
The empty League fountain
looked out of place.
Comments on the situation
varied: "It's great! It's tremend-
ous! It's beautiful! It's terrific!"
"It's cruddy, I can't study." 5
Sceptics who doubted the cal-
endar a few weeks ago have no
In the late afternoon the skies
darkened and fortold the final
sign of Spring. The Ann Arbor
monsoon season will soon begin.
To Hold Exercises
WASHINGTON (P)-The United
States disclosed yesterday that the
6th Fleet Marines will hold "rou-
tine" landing exercises in a few
weeks at Crete, on the fringe of
the troubled Middle East.
IHC To Hold
By VERNON NAHRGANG
A proposal by the University
Financial Office to increase room
and board rates in the Residence
Halls $20 a year was announced
yesterday by former Inter-House
Council President Tom Bleha, '56.-
The recommended increase would
meet the higher payroll for full-
time employees and would cover
the amount required for board for
the three additional days in next
year's revised school calendar
Bleha explained that the pro-
posal would be presented to the
Residence Halls Board of Go- --
nors Tuesday and then to the Re-
gents at their meeting next Fri-
Special Meeting Slated
IHC plans to hold a special
meeting early next week to discuss
the proposed room and board raise.
A report from the Financial
Office ofpthe University, distrib-
uted to IHC members, pointed out
that the payroll increase amounted
to $16.15, and the three days of
board to $6, totalling $22.15. How-
ever, the proposed increase is only
Increased payroll costs apply
only to full-time employes of the
Residence Halls, and therefore
does not include students, whos
considered part-time workers.
102% Over 1939 Rates
The Financial Office report fur-
ther points out that with this new
increase, men's rates would be 102
per cent higher than 1939 rates
for a comparable room.
"Operational expense," the re-
port continues, ". . . has increased
from 94 per cent for supplies to
195% for Salaries and Wages over
the 1939 rate expense.
"The cost of Social Security and
increased costs of University Serv-
ices, such as laundry, plant main-
tenance, etc., because. of salary in-
creases in these departments will
be absorbed by the Residence Halls.
Costs Not Reflected
"These additional costs of opera-
tion are not reflected in the pro-
posed rate increase."
Sudden announc~ment of the;
proposal yesterday, with plans to
take it to the Board of Governors
and Regents next week, caused
consternation among IH Cmem-
"This hinged by and large on
the State Legislature appropriation
which was just completed," Bleha
explained. "Until then, the Finan-
cial Office didn't know for sure
what their operating costs would
1M1C First Notified
Bleha also lauded the fact that
the IHC was the first to hear of
He speculated on four steps that
the IHC could take in regard to
the proposal: fight it, approve it
with recommendations, tacitly ap-
prove, or do nothing. Bleha then
suggested that the council elimi-
nate all but the "approve it with
to Hold Meet
The local Lambda Chi Alpha
chapter will be host to the annual
convention of the fraternity's re-
gional organization this weekend.
Twenty chapters will be repre-
sented by delegations ranging from
one man to ten. All will be stay-
ing at the local chapter house.
Discussions of chapter organiza-
tion will be featured in the meet-
ings which will be held at the
Also at the Union will be a din-
ner Saturday night which is plan-
ned as one of the highlights of the
conclave. Attending it will be sev-
eral University officials as well as
Chopin Misunderstood,' Editor
Of Vatican Says of Composer
"Chopin is one of the most mysterious and misunderstood of
the great 19th Century men," Mattio Glinski said yesterday.
In the first of three lectures devoted to "Some New Aspects of
Chopin" the music editor of the Vatican daily newspaper expressed
his beliefs about the character of the great composer.
"There are great outbursts of despair throughout his music that
cannot be explained by Chopin's illness. Those who maintain that he
Qwas physically abnormal com-
Gilbert and Sullivan Society
To Present 'Mikado' Today
mit a grave error. To -understand
the man it is absolutly indispens-
ible to look into the depths of his
soul," Glinski said.
Studied Biographical Material
Glinski submitted all of the bio-
graphical material that he could
obtain to a microscopic investi-
gation. It became apparent to him
that the composer's illnesses could
not help but affect his personality,
but that they had not the slighest
effect on his music.
Biographers have continued to
spread the story of a composer
"chaste and pure as a maiden's
bed" according to Glinski. This is
a conception as inaccurate as that
of Chopin as a non-religious per-
sonality. He cited examples from
recently discovered letters and
journals to prove the point.
"The period in which he lived
could be called a collective re-
ligious complex, but the composer
himself was very close to the
church. His servant told of nights
spent in prayer and cries of "O
God, God have mercy upon me,"
Other documents declare the
sensuality of the artist, Glinski
WASHINGTON -- Atomic En-
ergy Commissioner Thomas E.
Murray said yesterday the United
States ought to stop testing big
H-bombs, regardless of what Rus-
"We should not wait for the'
establishment of an international
control agency," he told a Senate
Foreign Relations subcommittee
which is studying various disarm-
* * *
Farmi Bill .. .
WASHINGTON - Democratic
leaders and two of the three major
farm organizations turned the
pressure on President Dwight D.
Eisenhower yesterday to sign a
farm bill he doesn't like.
Praise for the legislation, which
cleared both houses of Congress
Wednesday, came from Adlai Ste-
venson and Senator Estes Kefau-
ver of Tennessee, the t o leading
candidates for the Iemocratic
* * *
AUGUST, Ga. - A White
House official slapped back at for-
mer President Harry S. Truman
yesterday for calling President
Dwight D. Eisenhower a "do-
nothing" chief executive guilty of
Taps 24 Coeds
Voicing their traditional song,
Senior Society, independent senior
women's honorary, tapped 25 new
members last night.
Selected on the basis of leader-
ship and scholastic eligibility, the
new members may be recognized
today by the white collars andf
blue bows they will be wearing. ,
The following were chosen:
Traditional strains of "Out of
the night comes the sound of
voices" were heard in sorority
houses all over campus last night
as Scroll honorary society tapped
20 new members.
Chosen forbthe affiliated senior
women's honorary, on basis of
leadership and scholarship,Cwere
Diana Cook, Carol DeBruin, Chris-
ta Eckhard, Erika Erskine, Gwynne
fFinkelman, Gail Goldstein and,
Also tapped were Betty Jean
Kafka, Shirley Lawson, Kathy
Luhn, Nancy MacDonald, 'Sally
Miller, Mary Nolen, Virginia Rob-
ertson, Peggy Ross, Mary Rupp,
Carole Sparkie, Judy Tatham, Sal-
ly Wilkinson and Anne Woodard.
Hatcher, Brown Donate
To 'U' Fresh Air Camp