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Latest Deadline in the State SHOWERS, WARMER



House V otes Air
Force Budget Cut
Passes Bill Appropriating New
Money For Defense Department
WASHINGTON ()-The House yesterday voted 377-0 to appro-
priate $33,635,066,000 in new money for the Defense Department for
the fiscal year starting July 1, 1956.
It passed and sent to the Senate a bill providing that amount
after refusing to add an extra billion dollars for the Air Force.
'Losing Battle'
In closing debate, Chairman Clarence Cannon of the Appropria-
tions Committee told the House "We are slowly but surely losing
our battle with communism."
The amount approved was the exact amound recommended by'
Cannon's committee last week and is $512,784,000 less than President

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IHC Says
Yes on New
Members of Inter-House Council
last night unanimously approved
a revised edition of their proposed
new Constitution and submitted it
Y to the House for ratification.
The new proposal must now be
approved by a majority vote in
two-thirds of the House Councils
and the Board of Governors to be
In a substitute motion form the
body accepted a streamlined ver-
sion of the Constitution approved
last week.
Voted 22-18
At that meeting, IHC voted ap-
proval, 22-18, of the Structure
Reorganization Committee report
containing the ,proposed Consti-
However, the vote was not the
sufficient two-thirds necessary to
submit it to the Houses.
Bob Warrick, '57E, IHC presi-
dent, said he was "quite happy
the difficulties encountered last
week could be worked out. I hope
the Houses will ratify it within
two weeks so that we may hold
a meeting of the rew organization
this year."
Reduced Version
This second Constitution, re-
duced seven pages in length, pre-
vented an expected lengthy debate
over the document's wording by
combining, eliminating and trans-
ferring to By-laws many sections.
Bill Hanks, '56BAd, chairman of
the Reorganization Committee,
said "That seven people were will-
ing to study until four in the
morning to work out the details
is indicative of the strong in-
terests in developing a good resi-
dence hall student government."
Neither Warrick or Hanks saw
any treason to doubt that the
Houses would ratify the proposed
Constitution. If it is ratified the
present 55 member body will be
replacd by a 23 member council
of house presidents.
In Freedon-
Speakers for Academic Freedom
Week, May 21-25, have been an-
nounced by Jim Dygert, '56BAd,
chairman of the Student Govern-
ment Council sponsored event.
Academic Freedom Week will
open May 21 with a talk by Har-
lan H. Hatcher, president of the
University, at a luncheon to be
attended by representatives from
the University. a representative
* from the city, the week's speak-
ers, essay contest judges and SGC
Prof. Amos H. Hawley, chairman
of sociology department and Prof.
Warner G. Rice, chairman of the
English department, will debate
on the topic "Do We Have Aca-
demic Freedom at Michigan?" at
7:30 p.m. May 22 in Auditorium A,
Angell Hall.
Russell Kirk, who has written
extensively on academic freedom,
will speak at 4:15 p.m. May 23 in
Auditorium A., Angell Hall. '
At 7:30 p.m. May 24 in Audit-
orium B, Angell Hall, there will be
a forum on the topic "Academic
Freedom: Dead or Alive at Michi-
gan?" Prof. Gerhard Lenski, of the
sociology department, .will moder-
ate, while panel members will be

4tisenhower requested. Much of
the cut, however, was of a book-
keeping nature and did not involve
so-called "hardware" and procure-
ment programs.
The total is $1,741,832,374 more
than the department was given
this year.
The attempt to add the billion
dollars to the Air Force, for pro-
curement of long-range B52 bomb-
ers, was led by Rep. Flood (D-Pa.)
a committee member.
Keep 'Air Supremacy'
Floodsaid this is no time to
"sacrifice" air supremacy for a
balanced budget and warned of
Russia's growing air power.
His amendment was defeated by
a one-sided voice-vote after other
committee members said the Air
Force already has as much money
as it can use and is working on a
bomber superior to the B52.
The money voted for plane pro-
curement was the exact amount
requested by the President.
More Strength
The new money, plus carryover
funds, would give the Defense De-
partment $46,233,000,000 during
the new fiscal year and contem-
plates military strength of 2,865,-
200 on June 30, 1957, compared
with 2,810,100 on June 30 of this
Here's how the new money would
be allotted:
ARMY-$7,497,582,000, a budget
cut of $263,843,000 but $167,629,000
more than this year.
NAVY-$9,999,534,000, a budget
cut of $48,066,000 but an increase
of $871,774,444 over this year.
AIR FORCE-$15,479,125,000, a
budget cut of $187,375,000 but an
increase of $379,361,830 over this
Cite Pro blems
Of Mackinac
Bridge Plans
David B. Steinman, chief eng-
ineer of the Straits of Mackinac
Bridge, discussed the problems
faced by the bridge engineers last
night in a talk at the Rackham
Amphitheater last night.
His speech, "The Mackinac
Bridge-Conquering the Impos-
sible," was accompanied by slides
depicting the planning and de-
velopment of the project.
Mr. Steinman will address the
Honors Convocation today in Hill

-Daily-John Hirtzei
PROF. WILLIAM R. STEINHOFF answers an audience question
at last night's Literary College Steering Committee Conference.
'' Conference Discusses
LS&A College Problems
-of a.Literary College" was hardly
Literary College Steering Com- touched upon as the three man
mittee's Conference last night at faculty panel and the audience
the Union turned into a heated plunged into more controversial
discussion over the responsibility subjects.

for a lack of communication be-
tween faculty and students.
The announced topic of "Why
a Liberal Education: the Function
From the Stronghenge circle
Aided by the witches cauldron
Mystic plans were brewed in
Many twigs were examined
Many rocks were overturned
Subjected to heat from blazing

'Give Attention'
"All I'm asking is that students
give as much attention to academic
work as they do to activities," Prof.
Marvin Felheim of the English
department said.
'"I've had students fall asleep in
my classes after staying up all
night working on The Daily or on
Michigras," he continued. "I've
never known anyone to fall asleep
at The Daily after studying all
Prof. RogerW. Heyns of the psy-
chology department complained
that students in activities hold all
the "prestige positions" while those

.New Farm
Bill Sent
To Sentate,
Aiken Indicates
May Be Headed
For Ike's Veto
Agriculture Committee sent its
new farm bill to the Senate floor
yesterday, but Senator George D.
Aiken indicated it may be headedE
for another presidential veto,
Aiken, who often speaks for the
administration on farm policy,
said he would recommend that
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
refuse to sign the bill unless a
section boosting livestock feed
grain prices is eliminated.
Vetoed Last Month
President Eisenhower vetoed a
farm bill passed by Congress last
month. He objected, among other
things, to provisions boosting live-
stock feed grain prices.
The Democratic-controlled Ag-
riculture Committee approved the
new measure. The House has al-
ready passed it in somewhat dif-'
ferent form, and senate action is
expected next week.
But Senator Allen J. Ellender,
chairman of the Agriculture Com-
mittee said he expected the Senate
to give quick approval to the com-
mittee's version,
Gives Ike Power
The bill gives President Eisen-
hower the soil bank plan he asked
for to assure farmers up to $1,-
200,000,000 a year in benefit pay-
ments for withdrawing land from
the production of crops already in
But the Senate committee, like
the House, refused to give the
President authority to pay 500 mil-
lion dollars this year on land to
be withdrawn next year. Without
advance payments, the adminis-
tration contends, few farmers could

Observed by men of knowledge who have "distinguished them-
and magic. selves academically" and "partici-
Those decayed, were burned and pated in the liberal educational
destroyed. tradition are honored on only one
Finally from the murky grove day,"
From the Cave where Fingal Intellectual Deadening
perished Students in the audience charged
The Order of the Mighty Oak that the causes of lack of aca-
emerged demic interest stemmed from in-
Causing the earth to shake and tellectual deadening brought on by
shiver overly large classes, badly-chosen
Causing nations and peoples to required courses and faculty dis-
cower interestedness.
All to bend the twig and sapling The other member of the panel,
And to capture the sturdy ay- Prof. William R. Steinhoff of the
wends: - English department, admitted that
Back - Beating Buffalo - Berry "we suffer as much from lack of
Barber, Deadly-Dynamo Dwarf- communication from faculty to
Chestnut Deppe, Enterprising El- student as vice versa."
der Engman, Headline-Hunting He added, however, that stu-
Hop-Tree Heilpern, Jouncing June- dents don't take enough advantage
berry Jaffe, Mashie Manuvering of the opportunities to meet with
Moosewood Mac'Michael, N e c k - their instructors.
Knocking Nutcracker Nyron, Over- A student then retorted that his
powering Osage OrwigP Pow-Pow- instructors were the first to walk
ing Poplar Potter, Purse-Pulling out of a classroom and that the
Peanut Pusch, Rampaging Red- only times that they would meet
wood Rotunno, Swig-Swaging Sas- with students was during their
safrass Shannon, Sapient Sheep- limited office hours.
berry Straayer, T w i n - K il1 i n g Only Human
Thornberry Tippery, Torrid Twirl- Prof. Felheim asked students to
nig Tealewood Thurston, Versatile remember that "we on the faculty
Vibernum Vick, Wee - Waddling are only human."
W h i p p l e tr e e Wander, Water- Explaining that instructors have
Whipping White Ash Wehner, only limited time, he said that he
Wheedling Whistlewood Wiley, felt that they would be as much
Women-Wooing Wahoo Williams, help to students by devoting time
Split-Second Shooting Shagbark to preparing for classes and in-
Shearon, Go Get'um Ash Gregory, creasing their knowledge instead
Klobbering Kingnut Karpinka. of spending all of their time con-
The Druids have Spoken! sulting with students.

Union Conference
To Gather Groups
Eighty guests from allphases of the University are expected to
attend tomorrow's Student, Faculty and Administration Conference at
the Union.
Co-sponsored by Student Government Council and the Union,
the conference begins at 10 a.m. and, including a dinner, will last
until 4 p.m., in rooms 3A, K, L, M, N of the Union.
Discuss Common Problems
Purpose of the conference, according to Chairman Roger Dalton,
'58E, is to discuss common problems of the. three groups involved.
"In the past," Dalton said yes- ,

terday, "the conferences have been
merely an exchange of ideas. The
students came to the discussions
not having seriously considered the
"This time we would like to see
something concrete accomplished,
more than just a throwing of
ideas back and forth," Dalton con-
tinued. "Perhaps a study com-
mittee might even be started."
Lewis Opens Program
Vice-President of Student Af-
fairs James A. Lewis will open to-
morrow's program with a short talk
on the value of the conference.
Student government forum will
be chaired by SGC President Bill
Adams, '57.
Student conduct meetings will be
led by Joint Judiciary Chairman
Roger Anderson, '56E.
. Former SGC head Hank Berlin-
er, '56, will organize the third dis-
cussion, concerned with University
Conference guests will remain
with one of these groups through-
out the day, including the lunch.
Agendas and background briefs
have been prepared for each of
the three groups.
At 2:30 p.m., conference parti-
cipants will return to a general
meeting where- group leaders will
report on each group's progress
and recommendations.
Co-ops Buy
New House
A new house has been purchased
by the Inter-Cooperative Council,
president W. Stuart Hunter, Grad.,
announced yesterday.
The new structure will be the
eighth ICC dwelling on campus.
Located at 917 S. Forest, the house
has a capacity of 19 roomers.
Although the $22,500 bid has
been accepted by the owners, the
purchase is still subject to the
approval of the University.
"'Ve hope to have this ready for
occupancy by next September,"
Hunter said.
At last night's ICC meeting, the
results of the recent elections were
announced. Hunter is the new In-
ter-Cooperative Council president;
Randall Longcore, '57, is vice-
president; and Myra Levin, 58, is

benefit from
year because

the soil bank this
the season is so far

IFC Gives
$100 .Fine
Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity wasi
fined $100 last night by the Inter-
fraternity Council Executive Com-
The Committee also passed al
motion refusing to allocate funds'
to send their Student Government1
Council to the National Students
Association Conference in Chica-
go, August 21-31. Various ex-of-
ficio groups have been asked by
SGC to cover the expenses of their,
delegates in order that SGC funds
might be used to send younger
Council personnel.
The groups rationale was that
funds from SGC's student tax
were sufficient to cover the costs
for all Council members.-
'Scavenger Hunt'
The Alpha Epsilon Pi fine came1
as a result of a pledge "scavenger
hunt" to the University of Iowa7
during the weekend of April 29.1
Four local pledges were delegated
to bring back street signs, a police
ticket, and signatures from Iowa's.
President and Athletic director.
They were arrested by police
for disturbing the peace and re-
ceived fines totaling $230.
The money will be contributed
by the IFC to Iowa's scholarship
fund, Tim Leedy, '57 BAd, IFC1
President, announced. "Any ac-
tion of a group of students in a
fraternity involves definite re-;
sponsibility of the organization for
the conduct of the individuals," he
"It is the exception that always
occurs which can destroy months
of h- :d work building up fraterni-
ty public relations," he added.
This was the first such discip-
linary action taken by the IFC
since they levied a $100 fine on
Sigma Chi for the violation of
rushing rules two months ago.
In Hospital
For Checkup
WASHINGTON (R) -President
Dwight D. Eisenhower entered the
Army's Walter Reed Hospital late
yesterday for a full-scale physical
examination. It is to include a
new check on the condition of his
The doctor's findings are to be
announced tomorrow. They are
sure to have political significance
with the President a candidate for
relection. He suffered a heart at-
tack Sept. 24, 1955.
Te Solemn Face
The President checked into the
hospital at 5:55 p.m. Hatless and
wearing a brown suit, he had a
solemn look on his face as he
stepped from his limousine, but
he smiled on spotting Major Gen-
eral Leonard D. Heaton, the hos-
pital commandant.
"Leonard, how are you?" Presi-
dent Eisenhower asked, shaking
Medical Report Due
A staff of doctors plans to start
the actual examination this morn-

No Answer
To Question
Of Neutrals
Seminar Adjourned
After 45-Minute
Inquiry Into Problem
The Asian-American Seminar
"has failed to serve its original
purpose," Prof. V.K.R.V. Rao, rep-
resentative from India, emphati-
cally declared yesterday.
Turning toward an audience of
about twenty-five organization rep-
resentatives from all over Michi-
gan, Prof. Rao made the accusa-
tion that the seminar failed be-
cause "we (the Asian and
American panel participants) have
not cleared up misunderstandings
which I have come 10,000 miles to
Referring specifically to the
question: Is it possible to be neu-
tral and still conform to demo-
cratic ideals, Prof. Rao charged
that the chairman had repeatedly
postponed discussion on this issue
"from the first meeting to the
third-then from today's morning
session to this afternoon, and now
you say it is too late."
Discussed Culture
Up to this point in yesterday's
entire morning and afternoon ses-
sions, the panel, composed of rep-
resentatives from five Asian coun-
tries and six Americans, discussed
labor movements, culture and'hu-
man values.
It was at 4:00 p.m'. when Chair-
man Samuel P. Hayes, Jr., of the
economics department, announced
the final adjournment of the Semi-
nar, when Prof. Rao, Director of
the School of Economics at the
University of Delhi, made his dec-
laration and appealed to the audi-
ence for support of his accusation
-which he received.
The assembled group then de-
cided. to extend the meeting an
extra 45 minutes to discuss the
American misunderstanding to-
ward the' Asians on neutrality.
Dr. Bahder Djohan, President of
the University of Indonesia, spoke
for his country saying that Indo-
nesia could be both democratic
and neutral.
Possesses Democracy
"From the very beginning we
have been possessors of absolute
democracy," Dr. Djohan said.
"You are of the opinion that if
we aren't on the side of America,
we are on the other side."
In answer to an American panel-
ist's query asking if he thought
by being neutral, Indonesia would
not be adequately fighting the ag-
gression of Communism, Dr. Djo-
han replied, "At the present, we
don't feel that Communism is a
"Until the danger arises, we can
be free,'independent and neutral."
Chairman Hayes then recognized
Prof. Rao who rose and addressed
Hayes saying, "I am glad I was
at last able to catch your eye. I
didn't think you were interested
in India's position on this issue."
Prof. Rao, who had been the
Seminar's most frequent speaker
throughout the five meetings, be-
gan discussing India's position on
the neutrality question claiming,
"We are not neutralists.
See SEMINAR, Page 6
Mighty Sphix
Grabs Slaves
Once again the Pharaoh has

commanded his legions to cross the
great desert and invade the land
of the barbarians to pick slaves
for the Pharaoh's Court.
Once again the East has learned
to fear the Pharaoh's might.
Into the temple, where gathers
the Court, came neophyte slaves
to the Great Court of Sphinx.
IHere they learned of many
Here they learned to dedicate
themselves to Michigan, and to

No Sweat
Delinquent bicyclists who
have failed to obtain their Ann
Arbor bicycle licenses have little
to fear from the city police.
According to Lt. W a l t e r
Krasny, of the Ann Arbor
police department, bicycles will
be impounded today only from
city sidewalks. City jurisdiction
does not extend into University-
owned property.
Tickets will be given, how-
ever, on non-licensed bicycles.

Begin Construction on New Library

The new $3,680,000 University undergraduate library scheduled
for completion in the Fall of 1957 and ready for occupancy that same
winter is now in its first stages of construction.
"The library is designed to encourage people to read good books,"
director of the University Library, Fredrick H. Wagman pointed out'
Open Stack Plan
The construction drawings call for an open-stack plan designed
to make all books easily available to students, he said. The library
will enclose four large reading rooms, one on each floor. The top
door of the five storied building will contain the transportation library
and a 136 ft. room lined with tackboard for use of fine arts students.
"We hope the library will be an intellectual center for the
undergraduates," Wagman said. The library will serve as a labora-
tory for the social humanities and sciences, the director said.
"We are trying to bring together a collection of the best books
that are representative of our past civilization as well as current
thought and creative expression," he said.


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