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Latest Deadline in the State THUNDERSTORMS



Conference Studic
nU. Students Over-Ex ansion


University s Present, Future

Conference Decides
All Must Cooperate
To Solve Problems
Tempers flared as students, ad-
ministration and faculty members
revealed their feelings at yester-
day's student conduct discussion
at the Student-Faculty-Admini-
stration Conference.
Although the main thought con-
cluding the meeting was that all
involved should cooperate to solve
d'rinking problems at the Univer-
sity, the essence of the debating
was expressed in several heated
Prof. James B. George, of the
law school and member of Re-
gents' subcommittee on discipline,
4 repeatedly emphasized that the
state legislature is supreme and
not accountable to students,
'Must Follpw Law'
Students must follow law, he
said, and any attempt to refute
drinking laws would be pointless.
Assistant Dean of Men John
Bingley lashed out against drink-
ing practices at the University.
"Honoraries on this campus are
a disgrace," Dean Bingley said.
"Every male honorary on this cam-
pus has a blast each year."
Dean Bingley felt such practices
"are a disgrace to the University
, and that includes the students,
faculty and the administration
Concerned About Individuals'
Discussing drinking by frater-
nity men, Prof. Axel Marin, of the
engineering school, and a disci-
pline subcommittee member, said,
"We're not concerned about the
offense committed, but about the
Prof. Marin queried Tim Leedy,
'57, president of Inter-Fraternity
Council, as to drinking cases in-
volving individual fraternity men.
"Responsibility in this area is
not ours," Leedy replied.
Drinking Legislation
Dean of Women Deborah bacon
asked Leedy with whom does AFC
cooperate in relation to drinking
't egislation.
Leedy explained that IFC only
judges matters of immediate con-
cern to the fraternity system; such
matters include rushing and pledge
pranks. It does not attempt to rule
on the drinking problem, he added.
All conferees urged cooperation
among the three University levels
represented and stressed need for
a well-conducted education pro-
gram on problems of drinking.
Win, 78-54,
Over Indiana
Class usually tells, and it told
yesterday afternoon on Ferry
Field's cinderpaths as Michigan's
Big Ten track titans romped to an
easy 78-54 conquest of one of their
top Conference rivals, Indiana.
Although vastly short of their
true potential, the Wolverines still
managed to cop or share eight
firsts, also making their great
team depth pay off for valuable
scoring points in the runner-up
Absent from the potent cast of
Michigan performers were Mark

Booth, who probably would have
been the best high-jumper on the
field, and Ron Kramer, shot-put-
ter and discus man, who devoted
his attentions to a neighboring
battle-field of a different nature.
Booth is suffering from an Ac-
hilles tendon which was promptly,
labeled "nothing to worry about"
by Coach Don Canham.
It would be difficult to pick a
single standout from yesterday's
action, the thinclads' last in Ann
Arbor this season. Several stars
shone in the two team's arrays.
For Michigan, however, Captain
Ron Wallingford battled the wind-
swept backstretch to trek to easy

Charges Aired
New Coed Dorm Not Expected
For 5 Years; Remodeling Seen
The present and near future dominated yest6rday's Student-
Faculty-Administration Conference consideration of University ex-
Students repeatedly guided the discussion to problems they felt
threatened the present effectiveness of the University. Charges of
present over-expansion and of inadequate housing shadowed long-
range plans for North Campus development or out-state branch es-
Jim Elsman, '58, pointed to the University's expected doubling of
enrollment during the next 15 years, and questioned the availability

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World News
By The Associated Press
Soil Bank. .
WASHINGTON - Hinting at
a possible veto, five members of
the Senate Agriculture Committee
yesterday urged the Senate to
knock mandatory price supports
on livestock feed grains from the
new soil bank farm bill.
* * *
Missing Frogman . . .
LONDON - The Eden Govern-,
ment engaged in cool and 'distant
sparring with Moscow yesterday
over the mystery of the vanished
frogman-and braced for bare-
knuckled blows from its domestic
political foes.
Lionel "Buster" Crabb, skin
diver and retired lieutenant com-
mander of the Royal Navy, is pre-
sumed to have lost his life while
taking a secret, underwater peek
at Soviet warships in Portsmouth
harbor during the state visit of
Soviet leaders Nikolai Bulganin
and Nikita Khrushchev.
* * *
Stone Dies ...
DETROIT - Ralph Stone, 88,
financier and public servant, died
unexpectedly today at his home in
the Whittier Hotel.
Stone Was a retired president of
Detroit Trust Company. He serv-
ed for 16 years as a member of the
University Board of Regents.
Calhern Dead .. .
NARA, Japan - Louis Calhern,
61, distinguished star of Broadway
and Hollywood, died of a heart
attack yesterday while on location
for his 69th film, "Teahouse of the
August Moons"
* *
A lgerian Rebels ..'
ALGIERS, Algeria-The French
army claimed more than 175 Al-
gerian rebels killed in bloody am-
bushes and running battles across
eastern Algeria yesterday.
The nationalists countered with
a daring raid into the heart Hof theJ
city of Constantine.,

of adequate student housing in
the immediate future.
Francis Shiel, Manager of Ser-
vice Enterprises, then confirmed
the belief that the new coed dorm
could not be expected for more
than 5 years.
He revealed also that "next fall
it will again be necessary to re-
model more residence halls. More
singles will have to become
doubles, more doubles, triples."
He admitted the Administra-
tion's hopes of attracting private
capital to the housing problem
were not likely to be very success-
ful. "Building costs in Ann Ar-
bor are 25 per cent higher than
elsewhere," he said, "and private
corporations cannot make their
investments pay."
Signs of Relief
Shiel cited the coming women's
residence on Washington Heights,
North Campus married students
apartments and local housing proj-
ects which are leaving Ann Arbor
housing open to students as signs
of relief.
Director of University Relations
Arthur L. Brandon, and John Mc-
Evan, Assistant to Vice-President
Wilbur Pierpont, explained feat-
ures of the University's 5-year
Capital Outlay Plan, which out-,
lines proposed expansion.

U' Student
Admissions Policy,
Calendar Debated
The student's role in campus is-
sues such as the University calen-
dar and admission policy were
discusses in the student govern-
ment phase of the Student-Fac-
ulty-Administration Conference
Anne Woodard, '57, pointed out
that there was almost 100 per cent
student dissatisfaction with the
new University calendar.
Prof. Lionel Laing of the politi-
cal science department stated that
the majority of the faculty were of
the same opinion as the students
on the recent calendar change.
He said that almost no faculty
members knew anything about the
proposed change in calendar and
disapproved of the proposed modi-
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea said
that student-administratipn con-
ferences were held to study the
calendar and very few students
showed an interest in the
changes. .
He pointed out that here stu-
dent government council could
facilitate communication among
faculty, students and administra-
Student's Role
The question of the student's
role in deternmining admission pol-
icy was also brought up. Most
conferees felt that the admission
policy was a function of the Uni-
versity adiinistration and should
remain as such.
Tom Sawyer, '58, added that the
students.should have something to
say about the housing situation re-
sulting from increased enrollment.
The main issues in admission pol-
icy are large out of state enroll-
ment and extensive foreign student
population on campus.I
"Student government is useful
but it is not absolutely necessary,"
said Prof. W Earl Britton of the
engineering English department.
In.response to him Sawyer point-
ed out that the value of the stu-
dent government lies in its repre-
sentative nature, its function as a
student voice and its educational
value. Bill Adams, '57BAd, added
that another need for student gov-
ernment lies in its nature as a
formalized acceptance of student
Prof. Britton questioned the
need of student government as an
expression of student opinion, ask-
ing "is there a student opinion at
the University?"
Dean of Women Deborah Bacon
replied ",you would be hard pressed
to find a student opinion-the
people couldn't care less. The only
time they have an opinion is a
crisis situation"
Playing In Little Garden
Dean Bacon pointed out that
often student action consisted of
"playing in a little garden," with-
out realizing the larger forces to
which SGC is responsible, such as
the state and the Regents. She
said that all too often student
government disintegrates into a
debating society in which no action
is taken.

hgan Legislature




U' Capital Bill

- i

-Daily-Peter Song
STUDENTS, FACULTY, ADMINISTRATION-Members of the three major divisions of the campus
community met yesterday to discuss problems of mutual concern. Above, members of the University
Expansion study group consider implications of increased enrollment and expanded physical facili-
ties. The other two sections of the conference dealt with Student Government and Student Conduct,
Toradoes as State; Seven dead




"We are not receiving as much
money from the legislature as we
think we should," Brandon said.
"The Legislature is faced with a
limited amount of funds and pres-
sure from other interests. Michi-
gan State, for example, is a tra-
ditional rival for appropriations."
McEvans admitted the Univer-
sity would probably not meet their
projected "five-year plan" quotas
in that time, but said, "We cer-
tainly don't expect that it will
take 10 years .. . six maybe."
Present Problems First
Don Young, '58, criticized what
he felt was present over-expansion.
"I think the University should
solve its present problems of over-
crowding before it considers ex-
pansion," he said. "It should not
proceed into the future until to-
day's inadequate student-faculty
ratio is adjusted." Young also at-
tacked overcrowded residence halls,
claiming they lowered the quality
of education being offered.
Assistant Dean of Women Elsie
Fuller said studies indicated there
was no correlation between poor
scholarship and crowded housing
conditions. "We consistently re-
ceive more objections w h e n
reconverting triples to doubles
and singles, than when creating
triples," she said,

By The Associated Press
FLINT, Mich - Death-dealing,
home-wrecking tornadoes bom-
barded much of southern Michigan
late yesterday.
More than a dozen struck in
the populous industrial and resi-
dential areas.
At least six persons were killed
and more than 125 injured.
Ike'S Health
Called 'Good';
Heart Healed
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
got a doctors' report yesterday that
his heart is "well healed" and his
general health good.
He promptly took off for the
golf course by way of celebration.
A report issued after two days
of head-to-toe tests at Walter
Reed Hospital 'said the President
"has shown good tolerance to in-
creasing physical activity" over the
six months since his discharge
from Fitzsimmons Hospital in Den-
ver. It was there that he was
treated for the coronary throm-
bosis he suffered Sept. 24.
The chief executive was describ-
ed as "physically active and men-
tally alert."

Two of the dead were from a
single family in Flint, where a ter-
rifying twister killed three as it
bounced along a seven-mile path
through the eastern outskirts.
An elderly woman was killed
near Ithaca, 30 miles northwest of
Flint, when a, barn toppled on her.
One death -was reported in
Grand Blanc, a Flint suburb.
80 Injured in Flint
Flint counted at least 80 injured.
At Hubbardston, about 15 miles
northeast of Ionia, two were re-
ported dead, but twisters sighted
in the Frankenmuth and Zilwau-
kee areas near Saginaw apparently
injured no one.
The Detroit suburbs of Lincoln
Park and Allen Park had more
than a score hurt. A scattering of
injuries also were reported else-
where in southeastern Michigan.
Windstorms and near-cloud-
bursts appeared the general rule
for areas unhit by twisters.
Yesterday's tornadoes came only
five weeks behind a series of twist-
ers that killed 17 in western Michi-
gan April 13.
Flint, which was hit by three
separate tornadoes, was bloodied
and battered by the worst twister
in Michigan history June 8, 1953,
when 116 were killed.
Western Michigan, which had
been warned of tornadoes earlier
in the day, apparently escaped ex-
cept for heavy winds and some 10-

cally high-powered gusts. Tor-
nadoes began striking in the east
almost simultaneously with the ex-
tension of the alert to that area.
200 Homes Damaged
Flint counted around 200 homes'
down or damaged in the Dort
Highway-Vassar Road region.
State police estimated that dam-
age or litter covered seven square'
miles southeast of Flint. Three of
the city's five radio stations (WT-
AC, WFDF, WMRP) were knocked
off the air, but the other two kept
East Grand Rapids got a short
severe hailstorm, as did northern
Flint, Dearborn, Dearborn Town-
ship and Redford, the latter three
Detroit suburbs.
Flint virtually was isolated for
several hours because of fallen
telephone lines. Eight large cables
were snapped there and 1,500
phones put out of order.
Cables Knocked Out
Four cables were knocked out
in adjoining Lincoln Park and
Allen Park and 800 phones silen-
ced. Goodrich near Flint was
entirely isolated.
Neither Allen Park nor Lincoln
Park reported any deaths, but Lin-
coln Park said "from 12 up" were
injured. Allen Park reported seven
hurt, three seriously.
In the Ithaca area where Mrs.
Edwards was killed, four injuries
were reported. One was her hus-
band, Dan, in the barn with her
and another man when it blew
down. Edwards was hospitalized.
The other man suffered only minor
Fifty state highway policemen
were dispatched to Flint and state
police commissioner Joseph Childs
sped there to take over. Governor
G. Mennen Williams was en route
and 40 national guardsmen were
called to stand-by at the Flint
Armory. The Red Cross set up
emergency centers.
Netters Down'
Ohio State, 9-
Special To The Daily
COLUMBUS, O. - Michigan's
tennis team showed true depth yes-
terday as it blanked a weak Ohio
State squad, 9-0.
Playing without Mark Jaffe, who
was unable to make the trip, the
netters ran their seemingly invin-
cible winning streak to 28 consecu-
tiv matche. Onlv three teams-

House Gives
Green Light
Governor Williams
Must Sign Into Law;
Neihuss Satisfied
Yesterday the State Legislature
passed the University's 1956-57
capital-outlay bill and laid it on
Governor G. Mennen Williams'
desk to be signed into law.
Final stamp of approval on the
bill, which awarded the Univer-
sity $8,190,000 of its $17,571,000 re-
quest, was given by the House of
Representatives 'toward noon yes-
Senate passage occurred twelve
hours before, during a Friday
night-Saturday morning marathon
" Marvin L. Neihuss, University
vice-president and dean of fac-
ulties, said he "anticipated no
trouble from Governor Williams."
The $8,190,000 appropriation ex-
ceeded by $696,500 Governor Wil-
liams' recommendations to the
State Legislature. It fell $9,381,-
000 short of the University's ori-
ginal request.
'Making a Start'
Neihuss admitted that the bill
didn't provide enough money to
prepare the University for in-
creasing enrollments, but praised
the Lansing legislators for "mak-
ing a. start."
Although disappointed o v e r
failing to get planning money for
three projects-school of educa-
tion building, dental building, and
an architecture structure - Nei-
huss expressed the opinion that the
Legislature had "done a good job
for higher education."
Neihuss revealed that the $8,-
190,000 figure was the largest ap-
propriation the University has re-
ceived for capital-outlay to date,
but added, "Our five-year capital-
outlay program certainly has been
slowed down."
Emergency, Session Action
This capital - outlay program
should be distinguished from the
University's General Operations
appropriations from the Legisla-
The latter was passed earlier
this year and provides revenue for
faculty salaries and other yearly
expenses. The former provides
funds for building expansion and
upkeep expenses.
Yesterday's action came while
the Legislature was convened for
an emergency session before ad-
journing for the summer.
Cyprus Hit
NICOSIA, Cyprus (/P)-A battle
of leaflets-including an under-
ground appeal for the "execution"
of British Governor Sir John
Harding-filled an otherwise omi-
nous calm in this troubled city
An appeal pasted on walls about
the city called the governor "Gau-
leiter Sir John" and said "it is the
duty of all Greeks" to execute him.
The leaflet bore the signature
of Dighenis, unidentified leader of
the EOKA organization which
seeks union of this crown colony
with Greece. Dighenis is believed
to be Colonel George.Griyas, for-
mer Greek army officer.

Giesekin Concert
To Close Series

'M' Diamondmen Split With Purdue, 5-7


Weak pitching in the late in-
nings of the first game and a two
run homer in the second contest
gave Michigan a split with Purdue,
5-7, 3-2, in yesterday's doublehead-
er at Ferry Field.
The home run, a tremendous 370
foot blast by Bill Thurston, was
responsible for the winning margin
in the second game. It came in
the fifth inning.
With the score tied at 1-1, Gene
Snider led off the inning with a
fly to centerfield. The next batter,
Frank Ronan, drew a walk.
Thurston Homers
It was then that Thurston, in
the line-up as a center fielder since
Bruce Fox was pitching, got a hold
of Boilermaker pitcher Royce

With two out and the possible
winning run ox1 base, Ron Teunis
lined Fox's pitch into left center,
but a fine running catch by Howie
Tommelein crushed the Boiler-
maker hopes. Purdue didn't threat-
en again.
Both teams scored once early in
the game. Michigan got a run in
its half of the first inning when
Moby Benedict hit a high fly to
left-center which freakishly fell
between the outfielders. Each
thought the other was going to
Benedict advanced around on a
wild pitch and deep grounder to
short by Tommelein.
Purdue then scored in the top
of the second on two singles and
a sacrifice. This was the only iun

the mound. Starting pitcher Don
Poloskey began the eighth with a
4-3 lead. He got the first batter
out, but then gave up a single, a
base on balls, and another single
which tied up the ball game.
Glenn Girardin took over at this
point, He retired the side, but not
until another run had crossed the
plate due to an error by Behedict
and another walk.
Michigan made up the one run
deficit in its half of the 'eighth.
Bob Sealby led off with a single,
but was thrown out stealing sec-
ond. Snider popped to the first
baseman, and then Frank Ronan
E hit an infield single and took sec-
ond on a wide throw to first.
Thurston then came in to pinch
hit for Girardin, and drove in
Ronan with a Chinese liner to

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