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Head-on Auto


-Courtesy of Sheriff's Offic,
HEAD ON COLLISION-Car on right, carrying students, appears to have been in left hand lane on
a straight stretch of road. Car on left conveyed Lena and Howard Saltzer, of Detroit.

House Vetoes
U.S. Foreign
Aid Proposal
Decision Favors Ike
Administration, GOP
Foreign Affairs Committee revers-
ed itself yesterday and voted dow
t a proposal that might have block-
ed United States aid to man
foreign nations.
But the committee came "yery
close" to slashing about a billin
dolars out of President Dwight D
Eisenhower's $4,900,000,000 ai
bill. Then it decided to put off a
final decision until Tuesday,
' Chairman J. P. Richards (D-
S.C) announced the committe
actions after the fourth straight
day of closed sessions on Presiden
* Eisenhower's foreign aid reques
for the fiscal year starting nex
July 1.
Fight Forseen
Temporarily, at least, vester-
day's decisions favored the admin-
istration. It had been expected to
fight vigorously a proposal spon-
sored by Representative Edna F
Kelly (D-N.Y) and adpted by3
the committee late Thursday.
The Kelly proposal was to bar
r 'united States aid to any country~
shipping strategic goods to the
Communist bloc which the United
States itself does not allow to be
exported to the Reds.
Many countries, including Great
Britain, have been more lenient
than the United States in allowing
shipments to the Iron Curtain
Richards said the committee re-
versed Thursday's decision and
voted to knock the Kelly amend-
ment out of the bill
22 At Meeting
Since only 22 of the 32 commit-
tee members were on hand during
the closed session, Richards said
a final decision on President Ei-
senhower's money request was put
off until Tuesday when the re-
maining 10 votes could make a
big difference.
Administration officials have
said any cut below around four
billion dollars may force a major
revamping of the program to bo-
ster free world countries against
Secil anel
To Probe
WASHINGTON (A) -Ru s s i a's
announced plans for a big reduc-
tion in military forces will be re-
viewed by President Dwight D.
Eisenhower's special eight-man
pailel of nuclear, military and in-
dustrial leaders starting May 29,
Harold E. Stassen, disarmament
asistant announced yesterday.
Stassen told a news conference
that the special group formed by
Pres. Eisenhower last summer will
assemble in Washington a week
from Tuesday to begin an analysis
of the "implicatons" of the Soviet
announcement, along with the re-
cent L mdon disarmament talks
which reached no conclusion.
Mmbers o the group and the
subjects assigned to them as dis-
armament consultants are:

Ann Arbor Asks Help
For Slum Prevention
The City of Ann Arbor hopes to use Federal aid in a. program
aimed at redeveloping or remodeling potential slum areas in the city.
Under the "Urban Renewal" plan originated by the Housing
Bill of 1954, the government will grant two-thirds of the costs
incurred by a city when a plan for redevelopment has been submitted
ands approved by the Housing and Home Finance Agency.
Total proposed expenditures of $,691,000 would affect a 75-acre
district bounded approximately by Depot, Division, Catherine, Fourth,

--Courtesy of Sheriff's Office
FRONT END DEMOLISHED-Crushed as though it were tinfoil
is the front end of the car driven, police say, by Keith Ryan.
Police estimate, from amount of damage, that cars were travelling
at a "very high rate of speed."

-Courtesy of Shesiff' Office
ONLY A SHOE LEFT-Steering wheel was forced up vertically
from force of impact. Keith Ryan, presumed driver of the car,
was thrown completely from it. Car was registered in his father's

'First Lady
To Appear
at Drama
Ethel Waters, beloved star of
tthe entertainment world, will re-
create her original Broadway por.
trayal as Bernice Sadie Brown in
the prize-winning success "The
Member of the Wedding" the in
the University Drama Season's
second attraction.
The play will run May 21-27,
with evening performances at 8:30
and matinees Thursday and Sat-
urday at 2:30 p.m.
'First Lady'
When the drama opened in New
York a few seasons back, the N.Y.
Journal American remarked: "Eth-
el Waters is high up among the
first ladies of the American the-
Written by Carson McCullers,.
I this warmly human play was voted
the best work of its season by the
New York Drama Critics Circle
and had a long and profitable en-
gagement on Broadway,
The major supporting role of
the young girl will be enacted by
Janet DeGore, a member of the
play's original cast. Her Broad-
way credits include "Time of the
Cuckoo" and "By the Beautiful
Sea," both with Shirley Booth. Al-
so, she toured with Tallulah Bank-
head in "Foolish Notion."
Cast Listed
Other members of the cast will
be Truman Smith, Ricky Hamil-
ton, Richard Ward, Phillip Lind-
say and Paula' Bauersmith.
Smith, a favorite with Drama
Season audiences for many years,
was formerly a student and in-
structor at the University. He won
good notices on Broadway this
season with Geraldine Page in
"The Innkeepers."
> Eleven-year-old Ricky Hamilton
has played his present role on
many occasions with Miss Waters.
He has been seen on television
with such performers as Jackie
Gleason, Garry Moore, and Wendy
The play will be directed by
John O'Shaughnessy, from New
With settings designe4 by Rob-
ert Melencamp, the costumes are
under the supervision of Emma
Hirsh Mellencamp.
Studen ~Given
Manm Award

"North Main, Miller, Ashley, and
the Ann Arbor Railroad.
Several Steps
The redevelopment would take
several steps. Substandard prop-
erty would be condemned and pur-
chased. Some buildings would be
torn down, while other would be
moved. Some property would be
rezoned for other than residential
or industrial uses. City improve-
ments of streets, walks, etc. would
also be made, Cleared improved
land would then be resold.
The tentative breakdown would
includie a recovery from resold
land of $2, 087,000. Of the 1,604,-
000 net cost to the city, the gov-
ernment would pay $1,069,000,
leaving $534,700 as the city's
Private Aid
However,.. improvements . of
streets or utilities and donations
of land or cash by private citizens
would become a part of the city's
share. These factors could reduce
the net cash requirement of the
city to about $250,06i0.
The application to HHFA was
originally submitted to the City
Council on January 16th. A re-
vised plan was submitted to the
Council as a result of conferences
with the government agency, At
the time, $38,000 was requested
from the government to begin the
necessary survey and planning,
'Windshield' Inspection
Before the plan was submitted
to the Council, a "windshield" in-
spection of the area was made by
the City Planning Commission,
placing all structures in three clas-
sifications: basically sound, in
which 48 per cent were classified;
deteriorated, in which 15 per cent
were classified; and marginal, in'
which 37 per cent were classified.
The "deteriorated" condition in-
dicated.- the structure would prob-
ably be torn down, while the
"marginal" classification indicated
the structure could not be judged
from external inspection.'
This "windshield" inspection
will form only a, preliminary esti-

AA Police

'Bad Bikes'
Bicycle Ordinance
To Start Tuesday
Ann Arbor police will impound
and fine unlicensed, unlighted bi-
cycles found on city streets and
sidewalks Monday.
Bicycles on University or private
property will not be affected.
Lt. Walter Krasney told The
Daily yesterday morning that this
action is in accordance with the
new bicycle ordinance which will
go into effect Tuesday.
Bikes Can Be Held
The ordinance reads "If a vio-
lation card can not be presented
to the operator or owner of the
bicycle in person, the officer is-
uing the violation card shall
fasten it securely to a conspicuous
part of the bicycle and may pad-
lock or otherwise secure and re-
move the bicycle. The bicycle . . .
shall be held in storage until the
fine and service charge . . . is
Usual fine for unlicensed, un-
lighted bicycles is $1. The police
department imposes a $3 service
charge for impounding bicycles.
Lt. Krasney told The Daily that
any person who has his bicycle
impounded must show proof of
ownership before he can recover
the bicycle. This proof must be
correct serial number or precise
identification of the bicycle.
Council Can Restrict
The bicycle ordinance, passed by
Ann Arbor City Council on May
7, also gives the Council power to
specify city areas where riding or
parking bicycles will be prohib-
ited on sidewalks and extensions.

Sweeny Hits Layman's
Views Modern Art
Speaking yesterday before a group in Architecture Auditorium,
James Johnson Sweeny, director of the Guggenheim Museum of
Art in New York City, criticized the attitude of many laymen to-
ward modern' art,
Within the syntax of his topic "Today is Yesterday Already,"
Sweeny strove to explain the necessity for continual innovation and
change in contemporary art forms. "

Work Becomes History
He asserted that the moment an
artist lays down his brush, the
work he has just completed is al-
ready history, and that the art-
ist's next work "should reflect his
changed character just as the
completed work should have re-
flected his previous character."
He expressed the opinion it is
the responsibility of the artist to
"keep the surface features always
fresh and new" while still regard-
ing certain principles.
Accusing the average layman of
being a "poor ostrich of tempor-
ality," hiding from change and
clinging to the past, Sweeny point-
ed out criticism of modern art
is usually based on a comparison
with the pictorial art of the Ren-
aissance. This was but one small
period in artistic evolution, he
added, and as such it is a part of
history and the past,
Answers Laymen
The layman often accuses mod-
ern art of being void of tradition,
Sweeny commented, but in fact
"it is he, the layman, who is truly
anti-traditional." For the tradition
in art from a broader point of
view has always been one of
Painting is a language as is
poetry, he said. "Only by the con-
stant use of new metaphors can
it be revitalized and made fresh
and sharp again."

By The Associated Press
passed a new farm bill yesterday
to replace the one President
Dwight D. Eisenhower vetoed
April 16.
It is stripped of many features
objectionable the the administra-
tion -and gives the President the
billion dollar soil bank program he
Passage was on a voice vote.
WASHINGTON-Air Force plans
for the mightiest display of atomic
let bomber strength ever flown
over Washington were sharply cur-
tailed yesterday.
The aerial show, scheduled for
today's celebration of Armed
Forces Day, was cut to 45.
Pentagon officials attributed the
cutback to fears by some high
civilian officials that the proposed
demonstration of air-atomic power
might create an unfavorable world
reaction, especially in view of cur-
rent emphasis on disarmament
,, * ,
partment said yesterday 21 half-
track military vehicles were taken
off an Israel-bound ship last Mon-
day because they lacked a valid
export license.
Press Officer Lincoln White
said an inspector discovered the
vehicles were completely assem-
bled whereas the license covered
only spare parts.
White said the 21 half-tracks
were aboard the Israeli ship Zion
in New York Harbor. He said it
could not be said that either the
State Department or the Customs
Office blocked this shipment.
The last Sunday Magazine
section of the semester will be
out tomorrow.

Baseballers I
.Easil Whip
Iowa, 6-'2
Sealby, Tippeiy Lead
Wolverines To Win
Special To The Daily
IOWA CITY, Ia.-Bill Thurs-
ton's pitching, 10 Wolverine hits
and five Iowa errors brought
Michigan its fourth Conference
victory here yesterday, 6-2.
The win places Michigan all
alone in third place in the Con-
ference standings as Minnesota
defeated Michigan State in yes-
terday's play.
The Wolverines will face the
Gophers today at Minneapolis in
their toughest double header of
the year. Don Poloskey and Bruce
Fox are scheduled to work against
the Big Ten leaders.
Pitcher Thurston received plenty
of hitting support from his team-
mates, but he actually didn't need
much as his control and curve
regularly baffled the Hawkeye
The lean righthander gave up
only two runs on seven scattered
hits, struck out six and walked

Two Others
Die; Student
Badly Hurt
Three University students were
killed and a fourth critically in-
jured last night in a head-on
Two others were also killed in
the crash which occured at 7:58
p.m. six miles east of Ann Arbor
on U.S. 12, one mile west of Pros-
List Dead
Killed were: Keith B. Ryan, 158,
William B. McKean, Jr., '58E, and
Nancy M. Robson, '59. Critically
injured at University Hospital *
Thomas F. Bernaky, '56.
Washtenaw County Sheriff's fle-
partment said evidence indicatest
Ryan was driving the car contain-
ing the four students. They were
dressed in formal clothes and re-
ported headed for the Farm Cup-
board for a Phi Sigma Kappa din-
ner. The scene of the accident,
however, was beyond the restau-
Mrs, Lena Saltzer of Detroit was
driving the other car. With her
was her husband, Howard Saltier.
Cars Demolished
The cars were found, completely
demolished, in what appeared to
be a head-on collision.
Saltzer's car was headed west
on U.S. 12, towards Ann Arbor.
Ryan's car, containing the stu-
dents, was headed east. When the
cars were found, Ryan's car was
in the left lane, on the wrong
side of the road.
Deputy Sheriff H. B. Robinson
said the cars had to be going at a
very high rate of speed" in order
to cause such a total collapse of
both front ends.
The Sheriff's Office said *e
road is straight where the accident
Two Witnesses
Two witnesses reportedly saw
the accident--Mrs. Dorothy Anton
of Detroit and Jack Batdorff, '59,
a Phi Sigma Kappa pledge.
Although friends of Batdorff in
Allen Rumsey claimed he was at
the pledge formal, Phi Sigma
Kappa members claimed he was
nowhere to be found.
Mrs. Anton couldn't be reached
for comment last night.
Ryan, according to the Sheriff's
Office, was dead when police au-
thorities arrived. Miss Robson and
McKean was dead on arrival at
University Hospital.

Indonesian Head To Tour Campus

only two. He had the Iowa bat- Bernaky Critical
ters continually off balance with- Bernaky's condition was listed
)ut too much benefit of his change- as "very critical." Authorities said
up, which he used only a few times. he has perhaps a 50-50 chance of
Howie Tommelein led off the living. Multiple injuries and se-
inning by flying out to deep cen- vere head injuries were reported.
ter. Ken Tippery, back in the line- He has, however, come out of
up after a three game lay-off, severe shock.
reached first on an error by pitch- Ryan was driving a 1953 Olds-
er Dobrino. mobile. The Saltzer's car was a
Steve Boros singled him along '56 Olds.
to second and both runners ad- Dr. Joseph Ryan, Keith Ryan's
vanced on a wild pitch. Al Sigman father, was called to the police
popped up for the second out, station last night. He broke down
and then Bob Sealby doubled, as he left the station. His wife,
driving in both runs. This tied up waiting in the car in a pouring
the game as Iowa had scored in rain, didn't know what had hap-
the first and again in the fourth. pened to her son.
Gene Snider grounded out to end Drinking Not Known
the inning. Members of Phi Sigma Kappa
Michigan moved ahead in the said they did not know if the
seventh and were never challeng- students had been drinking before
ed afterwards. Both runs in the the crash or not. They claimed
seventh inning scored as the re- they hadn't seen those involved at
sult of a freakish error. Thurston all during the early part of the
singled to lead off and then Moby evening.
Benedict bunted to set up the situ- Police officials had not tracked
ation. down all of the details. Although
Iowa first baseman Kirby Smith there was nothing official, one of
rushed in and fielded the ball in the officers mentioned he had
time to make a play at second. heard one of the witnesses say
His throw was so wild, however, Ryan's car was being driven reck-
See THURSTON Page 3 lessly.
The ambulance drivers who
went to the scene of the accident
said there were "no signs whatso-
E ever" of drinking. Staffan's fu-
neral home, where the bodies were
P arade 'T da Y taken, said no tests would be
Armed Forces Day will be high- Whether Ryan was trying to
Armd Frce Da wll e hgh-na~zc Ann,. rnr . 4, i',a omn v'

Indonesian President Sukarno, leader of the world's sixth most
populous country, will visit the University on Sunday, May 27.
It was President Sukarno who was applauded 26 times Thursday
in an address before the United States Congress. At that time, he
criticized this country's foreign policy saying that "certainly military
aid is no substitute" for the political and economic stability which
Asian nations are seeking.
Proclaimed Independence
Sukarno (he has no first name) is hte George Washington of
Indonesia's eleven year old republic. It was he who proclaimed Indo-
nesian independence after the Second World War.
Foremost in the Indonesian head of state's mind are an in-
tense national consciousness and a despisal of the Dutch.
Much of the reason for President Sukarno's visit is curiosity,


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