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VOL. LXVI, No. 141 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1956
Reds End British
s Talks, Sal Home
Danger of War May Have Receded
Eden Tells World in TV Appearance
LONDON (')--Russia's leaders sailed for home yesterday after
voicing a belief that their talks with Prime Minister Anthony Eden
have served the'cause of peace.
Eden said last night: "It may be that the immediate dangers of
war have receded.";
"The London discussions could be important," Eden said in a
television appearance. "They could be the beginning of the beginning."
Premier Nikolai Bulganin and Communist Party leader Nikita
Khrushchev had raised British hopes with a last-minute promise
that the Soviet Union would welcome a ban on arms shipments to
$the Middle East-provided other
WASHINGTON VP) - A new
Democratic farm bill, stripped of
many features obdectionable to
the Eisenhower administration,
started out yesterday on what still
may be a stormy voyage through
It was introduced by Rep. H. D.
Coley (D-NC), chairman of the
Agriculture Committee, as an "of-
ficial" Democratic substitute for
legislation President Dwight D.
Eisenhower vetoed April 16.'
The bill contains a soil bank
plan but not the authority Presi-
dent Eisenhower requested to pay
farmers this year for cropland
they agree to put in the soil bank
Republicans are expected to con-
centrate on getting this 'authority
into the measure. President Eisen-
hower has suggested that up to 500
million dollars in advance soil bank
payments be distributed among
farmers to give them some finan-
cial help in the 1956 growing sea-
Missing from the Cooley bill are
provisions for supporting basic
crops at 90 per cent of parity-a
proposition President Eisenhower
refused to accept on the ground it
would encourage more surpluses,
the major farm headache.
The absence of these provisions,
however, will draw fire from some
Democrats and result in another
fight on the House floor.
$- U' To Host
"University Day" today is ex-
pected to draw 1200 high school
students from all over the state.
The visitors will meet at 9 a.m.
in Hill Auditorium to hear a talk
by Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs James A. Lewis. They will
also hear from Don Feather, as-
sistant director of admissions, the
Men's Glee Club, and master of
ceremonies, Herb Karzen, '57, Ad-
ministrative Vice-President of the
The students will then tour the
campus, including residence halls,
fraternities and sororities.
After lunch they will again meet
in Hill for a variety show emceed
by G .Edgar Meads, '56, football
team captain. The University's
schools arid colleges will hold open
houses for the visitors followed by
a mixer at the Union.
Parents of the visitors will be
entertained at a separate campus
tour including the North Campus,
followed by a coffee hour at the
Union attended by deans of the
+ schools and colleges.
Johnson To Have
New Court Trial
Harold Johnson pleaded inno-
cent today to the charge of first
degree murder for the death of
his three-year-old daughter.
After being brought from South-
ern Michigan Prison at Jackson,
Johnson appeared before Circuit
Court Judge Breakeywho senten-
ced him in Arn Arbor on March
3 to life imprisonment for the mur-
der of his youngest daughter Mar-
Johnson's attorney, Ralph C.
Keyes, withdrew from the case at
this morning's session, and will be
replaced by appointment of Judge
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nations were similarly pledged.
Some experts considered Khru-
shchev's reply to a question on that
point as perhaps the most signifi-
cant public statement the Russians
made during their 10-day visit. He
Ship No Arms
"We in our country do not ship
arms to anybody and we would
like to see no shipments at all. But
such shipments are taking place.
I'think we would answer wrongly
if we were to say that we would not.
sell arms to the states which urge
us to do so, and the reason for
that is that shipments are being
made by other countries.
"If it were possible to agree,
through the United Nations or
otherwise, that this would not take
place, we would only welcome that
and be prepared to take part in
such an undertaking, which would
help bring about peaceful condi-
tions in the troubled areas of the
Eden to Return Visit
Bulganin admitted their negoti-
ations with Eden had sometimes
struck "underwater rocks." But
Moscow was preparing a triumphal
reception for Communism's super-
There were prospects for further
mutual, efforts toward settling
British-Russian differences with
Eden's acceptance of an invitation
to visit Moscow. No date has been
Eden parried criticism of his in-
vitation--extended at the Geneva
summit conference last July-to
the Russians. He said the idea of
giving up discussions entirely
would be "a council of despair,"
and that the London parley had
led to a larger measure of agree-
ment that he expected.
One result of the talks, he re-
ported, should be a real improve-
ment in nonstrategic goods, a trade
which he said can help build last-
"We will not be parted froni our
friends," he said, clearly directing
that assurance to the United
States.nNor will we abandon our
vital interests, but we will seek
agreement where we can.
Better U.S. Relations
Bulganin suggested Britain could
help the Soviet Union establish
good relations with the United
States. "Our relations with the
United States are far from suffi-
ciently normal, a fact 'which we
regret, and we, for our part, will
do everything to insure that the
relations . .. will improve."'
The Soviet premier and the
Communist boss were impressive
and cagy in the news conference,
their first in the West. Millions of
British TV fans saw them smile
and sweat under floodlights, spic-
ing sharp answers with gags,
through a 90-minute stint with 500
WASHINGTON (P)-The House
of Representatives yesterday swift-
ly approved the biggest United
States road-building program in
history and agreed to raise taxes
on gasoline, tires, trucks and trail-
ers to help pay for it.
The 51.5 billion-dollar bill was
approved, 386-19, and sent to the
Senate where passage is considered
certain. The House vote came after
all major attempts to alter the
bill had been defeated.
The Bureau of Public Roads es-
timated the average motorist would
pay $8.83 a year in higher taxes to
help cover the costs of the huge
13-year project. The average
motorist is one who drives about
10,000 miles a year.
The measure provides for con-
struction over the next 13 years
of some 40,000 miles -of interstate
'highways. ;This project linking
most state capitals, would cost 27.5
billion dollars. The Federal Gov-
ernment would pay 90 per cent
and the states 10 per cent.
The bill is high on President
Eisenhower's list of must legisla-
tion. A similar measure died last
session because of a Democratic-
administration quarrel over finan-
Raise 14.8 Billion Dollars
The new tax provisions would
raise 14.8 billion dollars over the
next 16 years. Federal taxes on
gasoline and Diesel fuel would be
raised from 2 to 3 cents a gallon.
Taxes on tires would be raised
3 cents a pound and manufacturers
taxes on trucks, buses and trailers
would be increased by 2 per cent.
In addition, another 5 billion
dollars would be diverted from
other tax revenues into a special
highway trust fund.
The Student Legislative Council
of the University of California has
been stripped of its control over
an upcoming student body elec-
According to the Daily Califor-
nian, UCLA's student newspaper,
this came as a result of its re-
fusal last week to accept and put
into effect an administration di-
rective concerning the election.
The directive, which abolishes
some offices of the SLC and cre-
ates certain others, was first acted
on by SLC two weeks ago when
the Council voted not to accept
it. Upon a request from the ad-
ministration to reconsider, the
Council again voted and again re-
fused. The administration then
took over the election.
SGC President Comments
President Bill Adams, '57 BA
and Vice-President Janet Neary,
'58. of SGC here at the Univer-
sity, both expressed concern over
the situation at UCLA. Adams
commented, "Since the student
government and the University
Administration should both be
working toward the same goal, the
welfare and education of the stu-
dent body, it would seem that they
could find a more orderly solution
to the problem.
Ohio State's Attack on
In Spy Case
WASHINGTON (P) - David
Greenglass took a painful look into
the past yesterday and said some-
times "I have been sorry" about
helping send his sister, Ethel Ros-
enberg, to the electric chair as
an atom spy for Russia,
But he said she and her hus-
band, Julius, could have saved
themselves from a Sing Sing exe-
cution just by putting up a hand,
saying "stop" and telling the
"It's a hard thing to be called a
murderer by people," Greenglass
told the Senate Internal Security
subcommittee. "But it is a much
harder thing to deliberately mar-
tyr yourself for a completely er-
roneous cause. That is the most
hypocritical and ridiculous thing
you can do."
Greenglass was the key witness
against the Rosenberga in a sen-
sational trial in 1951 that resulted
in conviction and their execution
in 1953. He, himself, is a con-
fessed and convicted spy who
helped filch secrets of the atom
bomb at Los Alamos, N.M., where
he was stationed as an Army ser-
Gold at Hearing
Gold sat a few feet away, puffing
on a pipe, while Greenglass re-
lated that his brother-in-law got
him into espionage.
Greenglass told of passing secret
information to Rosenberg on four
occasions-including a drawing of
the atomic bomb based on infor-
mation and conversations at Los
Alamos. He said Rosenberg told
him that he- Rosenberg - had
stolen an actual proximity fuse'
for the Soviets while serving as a
Signal Corps inspector.
The University's Fresh Air Camp
near Pinckney will receive a thor-
ough spring cleaning next week
by more than 400 fraternity and
Sponsored jointly by Junior
Panhel and Junior IFC, the camp-
wide clean-up will be the biggest
"Help Week" in the University's
Eighty pledges a day will spend
their afternoons cleaning up the
camp's grounds, clearing land, and
getting camp equippent in top
shape for the 250 Michigan young-
sters who use the camp this sum-
The camp is supported with
funds from U-M Tag Days, Michi-
gras, alumni donors, and com-
munity welfare agencies for the
benefit of children from broken
~Grid Fund Charges
Cailed 'I idiulus
Oosterbaan, Crisler Also Hit Claims
Of OSU Man in Unqualified Letter
By LEE MARKS and DAVE GREY
Former Michigan State Big Ten representative Edgar Harden
yesterday flatly denied the existence of a list of "names, dates and
places" intended to pitove that Michigan has a $100,000-a-year athletio
Reacting to their one-year probation and Rose Bowl suspension
imposed Thursday, Ohio State partisans circulated a letter in Columbus
early yesterday charging that Michigan richly rewards its football
Remarks in Gathering
The letter, written to the Alumni Advisory Board of OSU in
December by Alumni Secretary John Fullen, was an account of remarks
CHUCK MEAD scores Indiana's second run in the first inning of
yesterday's game. 'The Wolverines dropped a 9-5 decision to the
Hoosiers. It was the opening game of the Big Ten season for
Indiana Joits 'M', 9w5
In Wild Eleventh Inning
By JIM BAAD
After holding out for ten innings, a barrage of bunts in the
eleventh smothered Michigan 9-5, in yesterday's initial Conference
contest with Indiana.
This afternoon at 1:30, the Wolverines will try and break into the
winning column of the Big Ten Standings when they take on Ohio
State in a double header at Ferry Field.
Tied up at five runs apiece at the end of the regulation nine
frames, the Hoosiers waited only one inning before releasing an
By The Associated Press
VIENNA, Austria - The Com-
munist-dominated World Peace
Council yesterday announced the
award of an "International Peace
prize" to the Rev. Howard Melish,
Melish is temporary minister of
the Protestant Episcopal Holy
Trinity church. His opponents in
the congregation have been trying
to remove him, mainly because of
his leftist leanings.
* * *
DETROIT-Two more religious
groups today joined in criticizing
the pro-segregation views of Or-
ville Hubbard, mayor of suburban
The Catholic Interracial Council
of Detroit said Hubbard's publicly
expressed dedication to "keeping
Negroes out of Dearborn" is a vio-
lation of Catholic principles that
"all men are equal in the sight
of God and that racial segregation
as such is morally wrong and sin-
The Michigan Catholic, official
publication of the Archdiocese of
Detroit, in an editorial referred
to a Hubbard statement "I am for
complete segregation, one million'
per cent on all levels" as a de-
nial of American rights and "il-
legal, immoral and indefensible.",
Ounstoppable bunting attack. It
took three Michigan pitchers to re-
tire the side.
Mark Ferrelli, who had replaced
starter Don Poloskey in the ninth
inning, yielded the first three
bunts to Indiana's Jack Applegate,
Joe Mills, and Neil Skeeters.
Jim Clark was then summoned
into the ball game. He gave up a
walk to pinch hitter Sam Reed,
sending in one run and then Bill
Smith, Indiana's third pitcher and
the eventual winner, knocked in
two more with a sharp single over
Leadoff man Duffy Franklin
tried the fourth bunt of the inning'
and reached first safely when
Clark threw wide to first. After
the next batter popped out, Art
Herring lined a sizzling drive to
deep center field.
Up until this final inning, the
game had been a tight one all the
See WOLVERINES, Page 3
Final session of the spring meet-
ing of the Michigan Driver and!
Safety Education Association and
the fourth annual Conference for
Teachers in Driver Education will
be held at the University today.
Driver education instructors
from throughout the state will
attend the two-day meeting. The
group will visit the engineering
laboratories of an area automobile
made in a social gathering in
It quoted Harden as saying in
effect that MSU "had to be alert"
in order to keep up with Michigan
in recruiting athletes.
Michigan athletic administra-
tors, coaches and players all
termed the rumored fund absurd.
They flatly denied it existed and
laughed at the reports.
Contacted in Columbus, Fullen
told The Daily the letter was
never intended for publication and'
that he would not discuss it fur-1
'No Such List'
Reached in East Lansing, Har-
den, said concerning the list he
was supposed to have had, "There
is no such list to my knowledge."
He admitted that the claims were
"extravagant" and that "natural
gibes were exchanged regarding
"It is inconceivable to me," Har-
den commented, "that the spirit
of the evening's discussion, a dis-
cussion centered in a purely social
situation, should be reviewed by
anyone six months later."
Harden also said he had no idea
when he made the claim that it
wounld go beyond the hotel room
where it was made.
The social session was held in
the suite of OSU Athletic Director
Don Larkins at Cleveland's Hol-;
Michigan's' Athletic Director H.
0. (Fritz) Crisler, contacted in
Phoenix, Ariz., where 'he was.
scheduled to speak, claimed, "The
charge is entirely without founda-
tion . . utterly fantastic. I have
no idea who the donors could be
who are reported to have contrib-
Crisler's "technique," as report-'
ed by Fullen, was .supposed to in-
clude having 100 wealthy men who
contribute $1,000 a year each to
the players. According to the ru-
mor Crisler was supposed to have
told the alumni to get men and not
bother him with details.)
Crisler commented further that
the burden of proof rests totally
with Ohio State.
Oosterbaan Says "Ridiculous"
In Ann Arbor, Head Coach Ben-
nie Oosterbaan called the' charge
"ridiculous." Of the reported 100
wealthy men, Oosterbaan said,
"Tell them to name one."
Freshman Coach Wallyi Weber
brushed off the charges as innocu-
ous. Football Captain Tom Maentz,
'57, halfback and Terry Barr, '57,
among others, said they had never
heard of such a fund.
It was last Thursday that Ken-
neth (Tug) Wilson, Big Ten Com-
missioner, slapped the probation
on Ohio State after a three-month
investigation into the giving of ex-
cessive financial aid and loans by
Ohio States coaches and officials.
Neither OSU or Michigan State,
who went to the Rose Bowl last
year and is therefore ineligible,
will be able to represent the Big
Ten in California next January.
The Frank N. Meyer Medal of
the American Genetic Association
was awarded to Walter N. Koelz,
collaborator in Asiatic Research at
the University for his work as a
U .S. Doubts
WASHINGTON (A)-The United
States reacted with more suspicion
than hope yesterday to Russia's
reported readiness to support a
United Nations embargo on arms
shipments to the Middle East.
The Soviet attitude expressed--
by Communist party, boss Nkita
Khrushchev at a London news
conference had all the earmarks
of a trap designed to cut off United
States and British military siw-
port for anti-Communist countries
In the strategic Middle East.
In essence, it looks like a So-
viet device for breaking up the
Baghdad Pact by saying to the
United States and Britain: This is
the Moscow price for halting Com-
munist arms shipments to Egypt.
If that is the Russian plan,
highly placed authorities said here
yesterday the United States would
have no part of it. They declared
that this country would not try
to settle one problem-that of So-
viet bloc arms shipments to Egypt
-by creating another, meaning
to weaken over-all resistance in
the region to Soviet pressures.
Officials here said there is al-
ways a possibility that Khrush-
chev and Soviet Premier Nikolai
Bulganin are seriously interested
in peace in Palestine. If that is
true, they said, the London com-
ment could have very great im-
portance for the future of an Arab-
Israeli settlement. The American
government has repeatedly blamed
the Soviet bloc sale of arms to
Egypt for the unbalancing of
power in the area and for increased
dangers of war since last fall.
- The Soviet policy, which had
been strongly pro-Arab for six
months, began to shift on the eve
of the Khrushchev-Bulganin visit
to London. The Moscow Foreign
Office announced Russia would
support the United Nations peace
Sharlene Duncan, graduate stu-
dent of the University, was ex-
amined for trial Thursday by the
municipal court of Ypsilanti in
connection with two counts of neg-
Miss Duncan was arrested by
state police after her car killed two
Wayne county highway repairmen
March 28 on the Willow Run Ex-
pressway in Ypsilanti township.
According to state police, Miss
Duncan's car skidded, pinning the
two Belleville area men against a
slow-moving dump truck and kill-
ing them instantly. Miss Duncan
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IT RAINED; IT SHINED:
Tornado Alert Issued on Year's Warmest Day
By RENE GNAM
There was a drenching morning rain and a warming afternoon
sun; there was fog and mist, and there were clear skies; unpredictable
old man weather was emptying his cloudy bag of tricks.
Then, late yesterday morning, the weather bureau issued a tor-
nado alert to include most of southern Michigan. At 4 p.m., the
alert was extended to 75 miles on either side of the line from Marlette
to Battle Creek,
The Detroit Weather Bureau said severe thunderstorms might
produce local windy conditions with gusts of up to 70 miles per hour.
Report from Chicago
As radio announcers broke through music programs and news-
men scurried after late weather dispatches, the following report was
issued ffom the Chicago Bureau of The Associated Press:
'Here is the official warning from the Chicago Weather Bureau
on severe thunderstorms and tornadoes: 'The conditions favorable for
severe thunderstorms and possibly a tornado or two has been ex-
tended to include . all of lower Michigan, south of a line through
Holland, Grand Rapids, Mount Pleasant and the Saginaw Bay area