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VOL. LXV1, No. zo ' --

City ouncil Approves

Sale of




$1,400,000 Deal
Closes Thayer St.
Three Months of Bargaining Ends;
Agreement Includes Wider Streets
Three months of haggling came to an end last night when the
city council approved the sale of Ann Arbor High School to the
University, and allowed the subsequent closing of Thayer St.
The action opens the way for the University to construct an
addition to the .high school, across Thayer St. and onto the adjacent
ground of the Rackham building. The new purchase will probably
house the romance language and social work departments ands an
office building.
To Widen Streets
The council passed on the $1,400,000 agreement only after
University assurance that traffic problems caused by the closing

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TrRoyal Tyst
Rumors Fly
LONDON () - Princess Mar-
garet and Peter Townsend, just
back from their weekend tryst in'
Windsor Forest, slipped away
again last night for a rendezvous
at the home of a friend.
Seven hours after saying good-
bye in the seclusion of Allanbay
Lodge ,the princess and her di-
vorced war hero met again for a
quiet dinner party in the apart-
ment of socialite Mark Bonham
As leaders of the government,
church and royal family converged
on the capitol for a crisis week in
the reported romance, the 25-year-
old princess and Townsend, 40
years old, arrived separately at
Bonham Carter's apartment.
Once Escort
Their host was one of Mar-
garet's steady escorts around Lon-
don's gay spots before his recent
marriage and frequently was tip-
ped as a candidate for her hand.
A few minutes after midnight,
Margaret emerged alone and un-
smiling. She climbed into her car
and was driven away.
The priness and Townsend re-
turned earlier from the weekend
at the Windsor Woods of her
cousin, Mrs. John Lycett Wills.
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth and
her two children, Prince Charles
and Princess Anne, left Balmoral
Castle in a sleet storm for London,
ending their Scottish vacation.
Eden, Queen to Confer
Prime Minister Eden got back
from his country cottage and went
straight into talks with his minis-
ters at 10 Downing St. Queen
Elizabeth is expected to confer
with Eden today after arriving
from Scotland.
And the Duke of Edinburgh,
who is reportedly opposed to any
Margaret-Townsend match, flew
home last night from Germany.
4-Day Week
Reuther, CIO president, yesterday
predicted that new labor-saving
machines will make possible a 4-
day, 32-hour work week by 1965.
Reuther told a Senate-House
Economic subcommittee studying
growing use of push-button, elec-
tronic machinery that the new
technology will pose "a tremendous
challenge in the years that lie im-
mediately ahead."
The CIO chief said the machines
hold the promise of a better life
for all citizens in the fruits of
more efficient production can be
shared equitably. Otherwise, he
said, unemployment and "misery
and suffering" will result.
"If we fail to solve the prob-
lems that will probably crowd up-
on us," he said, "we may be forced
to undergo shattering economic
dislocations that could threaten
our whole economy and our free
"We have mastered the know-

of Thayer St. would be alleviated
by widening of several surrounding
Mayor William E. Brown, Jr.
previously in favor of a wait-and-
study-the-traffic survey policy,
last night reversed his stand and
urged action on the proposal. He
opened the meeting by suggesting
the council give approval to the
proposal instead of waiting for a
report of a traffic survey, observ-
ing the campus area.
Feelings Differ
The meetingswas marked by
contrasting feelings of cooperation
between the mayor and Universityt
Vice-President Wilbur K. Pier-
pont, and antagonistic undertones
of some of the over-100 Ann Arbor
citizens who filled the council
room gallery.
Discussion on the proposal wast
for the most part centered around
the question of whether the widen-
ing of State, Washington, Huron,
and Fletcher Streets would solve
the problem created by the Thayer
St. closing.
Technicality Cited
The motion appeared headed for
defeat when a technicality con-
cerning the length of Washington
St. which would be widened cre-
ated a rift between the University
and city.
But at that point white-haired
Alderman C. J. Trummel stood up
in a far corner of the room, and
expressed gratification at the "co-
operation between two groups" He
added that the "genuineand. ob-
vious effort on the part of the
University and the city to solve
a problem, would bring fruitful
Onesspeech followed, the vote
was taken and motion carried.
Set Record,
Pledge" 545
University fraternities set a new
record with 545 men pledged dur-
ing fall rushing which ended Sun-
Although the pledge class top-
ped last year's group by 10 men,
fraternities are expected to pledge
400 more during open rushing.
The fall group was limited be-
cause houses were filled to near
ACACIA: William C. Addison,
'59; John J. Ferris, '58; John L.
Fitzjohn, '58E; Stephen H. Flagg,
'59E; John C. Fastie, Ph '59;
DeWitt D. Irwin III '59; James H.
O'Brien, '59; John T. Whrenberger,
,57E; William K. Penpraze, '57;
Stuart W. Porter, '59E; Peter F.
Sampson, '57BAd; James M. Simp-
son, '57NR; Wayne L. Townsend,
Crawford, '59; John A. Walper,
'59E; Zohn D. Hausmann, '58;
Warren J. Bow, '59; James F.
Thurman, '57; Thomas C. Curtis,
'58; James T. Katz, '59E; Robert
P. Ryan, '59; David C. Burnett,
'59; Stanley R. Pratt, '59.
Bernstein, '59; Lawrene P. Blau-
fox, '59; Paul S. Gass, 59; Lloyd
D. Gelman, '59; Jonathan A. Hal-
pern '59E; Lawrence C. Matten,
'59; Benjamin F. Lanard Jr., '59;
Joel A. Miller, '59; Robert Parr,
'59; Michael I. Rosen, '59; Richard
David Schiller, '59; Bruce A. Ser-
win, '59; Tedrow M. Steinberg,
'59; Milton R. Wolf, '59.

-Daily-Glenn Kopp
PROPOSAL PASSED-The Ann Arbor city council last night
passed on the sale of Ann Arbor High School and closing of
Thayer St. (striped portion above). In the agreement, State,
Washington, Fletcher, and Huron Streets will be widened.
Ike Agrees With Plans
For Defense Spending
DENVER (P)-Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson said yester-
day that President Dwight D. Eisenhower is in agreement on plans
for keeping defense spending and manpower levels about the same
or a little higher in the next fiscal year.
Sec. Wilson told a news conference at Denver White House that
present planning on the budget for the year starting next July 1 is
on the basis of retaining military manpower at the present level of
about 2,850,000. He added that his
present thinking is that military
expenditures for next year might
go "a little higher" than the 34%/
billion dollars expected for the
Ar h current year.
Ste Awaited The secretary and Adm. Arthur
W. Radford, chairman of the Joint
Residence Halls Boards of Gov- Chiefs of Staff, had just spent 25
ernors is expected to announce minutes with President Eisenhower
definite site of the new dormitory at his hospital bedside:
today, Vice President for Student Sec. Wilson also announced that
Affairs James A. Lewis disclosed. President Eisenhower has approv-
Following a report on possible ed the appointment of Lt. Gen.
sites by a committee set up at Randolph Pate to succeed Gen.
their last meeting, the Board will Lemuel C. Shepherd as command-
discuss locations and hopes to an- ant of the Marine Corps Jan. 1.
nounce final choice. The secretary said, too, that he
Also expected at today's meet- has decided on a successor to Don-
ing is a decision on composition ald Quarles as assistant secretary
of the new dorm-whether it will of defense for research and devel-

World News
By The Associated Press
Russian Deal...
WASHINGTOI-Egyptian am-
bassador Ahmed Hussein said yes-
terday the Soviet Union has of-
fered to provide all the foreign
financing Egypt needs for the
high dam which Egypt wants to
build on the Nile.
Hussein told newsmen the offer
has not yet been accepted, but.
Egypt still hopes to obtain the'
amount needed-between 200 and
300 million dollars-through the
world bank and possibly a U.S.


Tribune Forum Gives
Wol Problem Debate

Wids, .Rai
Leave Trail
Loss Estimates
Run Into MillioE
By The Associated Press

Daily City Editor
Special to The Daily

NEW YORK-"The United States plan for dividing the waters
of the River Jordan among Israel and three Arab states has been ac-
cepted by technicians of the four states ,as an equitable division,
Eric A. Johnson, special envoy for President Dwight D. Eisenhower to
the Middle East, said last night.
Just back from a two-months visit to the Middle East and speak-
ing to the second session of the 1955 New York Herald Tribune Forum
at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Johnson said, "It looks like the plan
will be accepted by the governments. We are on the verge of complet-
ing President Eisenhower's program."
The plan would eliminate many of the frictions between Israel

and the Arab states and make possible a better life
thousands of people in that area,

} for hundreds of I

S * * t
Troops Gone...'
Guard troops were withdrawn
from Richmond yesterday andt
their strength was reduced at oth-
er Perfect Circle Corp. strike areas1
in Hagerstown and Henry Coun-
Gov. Craig issued a proclamation
at noon ending martial law in the
portion of Richmond surrounding+
the piston ring firm's two struck
plants, there. He said "The pur-
pose of the military control hasl
been accomplished."
* *
RABAT, French Morocco-Mor-
occo's newly formed regency coun-
cil, appointed to take over duties+
of the Sultan after his banish-+
ment, held its first meeting yes-+
terday and asked for broad sup-1
port from the local population.
The first duty of the four-man+
throne council, whose members
were agreed on only Saturday, will
be to appoint a premier to form1
a government representative of all:
shades of political opinion.
ASUNCION, Paraguay-Depos-
ed Argentine Dictator Juan D.
Peron was driven under guard to
internment yesterday-the anni-
versary of riotous demonstrations
which vaulted him to power 10
years ago.
Intrigue.. .
Kennedy says he and Supreme
Court Justice William 0. Douglas
were spied upon, lied to and on at
least one occasion, given "the run-
around" on their trip behind the
Iron Curtpin.

Johnson said. T
"The plan shows the people of
the Middle East that the United
States are friendly and want to
Minutes later, Vice-President
Richard Nixon closed the forum
with, "Chances for peace in the
world today are better than at any
other time since World War II."
At the Forum's first session Sun-
day night, Dag Hammarskjold,
Secretary-General of the United
Nations, opened remarks on the
peaceful usesof "atomic energy.
"We are just beginning to realize
the magniture of the promise and
problems of atomic power," he
After Hammarskjold complained
that scientists were still far ahead
of politicians in handling atomic
energy, a panel of atomic experts
discussed the accomplishments of
the International Conference for
the Peaceful Uses of Atomic En-
ergy at Geneva.
The conference "re-established
the free exchange of knowledge
between scientists," according to
H. J. Bhabha, Secretary to the
government of India.

Nixon Sees
Peace Hope
NEW YORK (JP) - Vice Presi-
dent Richard Nixon expressed last
night the hope and the faith that
the "chances for peace today are
better than at any time since
World War II."
But he told the Communist
world that "the time for words
alone has passed" in efforts to
achieve it-"the time for deeds has
He urged Soviet Russia to ac-
cept as "a formula for peace"
President Dwight D. Eisenhower's
proposal to exchange military
blueprints and aerial inspection of
military installations. He said "no
greater step toward peace could
be taken at this time."
Vice-President Nixon voiced his
views in companion speeches pre-
pared, for the International Air
Transport Assn., and the New York
Herald Tribune Forum.

Six Northwestern states - the
population heartland of the na-
tion - lay grievously wounded by
wind, deluge and flood yesterday
for the second time in less than
two months.
Waters were receding through-
out the area for the first time
since last Friday. Weathermen said
the worst appeared over as rain-
fall finally tapered off and river
crests abated.
The toll of dead and missing
stood at 42.'
Damage ran into-many millions.
Weeks of rehabilitation faced vast
areas, some of them not yet re-
covered from the floods last August
of Hurricane Diane.
Trail of Debris
In the slime left by receding
waters was a sickening trail of
debris - crushed homes, stores
and factories, broken rail lines,
smashed highways, dead cattle,
snarled utilities, and pestilential
water sources.
New York City's big Crotdn
Reservoir was shut off as a result
of the storm. It supplies the city
with 150 million gallons a day.
However, other reservoirs easily
toop up the slack and the city did
not suffer.
The American Red Cross esti-
mated 6,900 families suffered de-
struction of or damage to their
homes in Connecticut, Massachu-
setts, Rhode Island, New York,
New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
100 Persons Rescued
In Connecticut alone, Coast
Guard helicopters and surface
craft rescued 100 persons from
rooftops or tree branches. They
had been driven there by 'the
savage rise of rain-swollen rivers
and, creeks.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower,
from his sick bed in Denver,
pledged federal aid for the storm-
ravaged belt. News Secretary
James C. Hagerty kept him ad-
vised on federal 'disaster opera-
Val Peterson, director of Civil
Defense, flew east to inspeci
damage for a first hand report tc
President Eisenhower.
The big storm - a miniature
type hurricane in all but the
technical sense -- blew out of the
Southeast last Thursday. By Fri-
day it was pouring ton upon tor
of rainfall on the Northeast.

be for women, men or coed.
Before discussion of composition
a comprehensive report outlining
the present ratio metween men
and women's housing will be made.
When plans for the new dorm
were announced recently it was
assumed by many it would be built
for women. Strong sentiment was
voiced by some students, however,
favoring construction of a coed
Tom Bleha, '56, Inter-House
Council president and a member
of the Board, has gone on record
as favoring a coed dorm.
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea has
also commented favorably on the
idea of coed dorms.
Several obstacles to making the
proposed dorm coed are its loca-
'tion (all sites under consideration
are in the observatory hill area),
and added cost of constructing a
coed dorm.

AMALFI, Italy (R') - Nature
created a lovely grotto near
here that would do a thriving
business anywhere that there
are childless wives.
'.Men filled in the legend to
round out what nature started
in the cave. The Baia Verde
(Green Bay) Grotto is reputed
to contain a "sure cure" for
childlessness. The formula:
You row out there yourself in
a small boat, wash your legs
and face three times in the
water of the right hand corner
of the grotto, then drink some of
the water. If' you're not con-
vinced, take a bottle of it home
to continue the treatment.

Man-Made Moon Planned
ByAmerican Scientists
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of four articles on research
at the University related to the development of the space satellite scheduled
to be launched in 1958.)
Daily City Editor
A man-made moon will be sent into space to circle the earth
in 1958 if American scientists are accurate forecasters.
The announcement that they were confident a small satellite
about the size of a basketball could be launched 200 or 300 miles
Sabove the earth for research pur-
poses was made Jusly 29 by Presi-
dent Dwight D. Eisenhower.
It had been known that the
SUnited States has been exploring
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Completion date for the new men's swimming pool is now set
at March of next year, Director of Athletics Herbert 0. "Fritz"
Crisler disclosed yesterday.
The two month postponement in opening of the $800,000 pool
will necessitate use of the older Intramural Bldg. pool one more
year for varsity swimming.
"Because of possible delays, such as we are -experiencing right
now," Crisler said, "we made no bid for the 1956 NCAA conference
playoffs. We hope to christen the new building with the champion-
ship events the following year."
Structure Held Up
Construction on the modern "ungingerbready" structure, originally
scheduled to open in January, has been held up by last summer's two-
week construction strike, delivery of steel and "most of all, discouraging
The pool is located on Hoover Street between the recently
completed Athletic Administration Bldg., and the IM Bldg., and it
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In fact, research here at the
University has had an important
role in discovering the facts about
the atmosphere that scientists
need to design a space satellite.
Two research groups of the
Engineering Research Institute,
though not directly engaged in
preparations for launching the
satellite, have been studying the
science of rocket flight for almost
ten years.
The Upper Atmosphere Research
Group of the Department of Elec-
trical Engineering was the first
university group of its type in the
nation to be employed by the Air
Force to gather data on high alti-
tude conditions.
Fires Several Rockets
Under the direction first cf
Prof. W. G. Dow of the engineer-

Bing, To Giv4
Opera Talk
"What Makes Opera Tick," wi
be the subject of a lecture to t
given by Rudolph Bing at 8:3
p.m. today in Hill Auditorium.
Manager of the Metropolita
Opera Association, Bing, the sec
ond speaker in the University
Lecture Series, has been connecte
with opera since the boyhood day
when he studied music in Vienn
Often termed "a revolutionary
by those who disapprove .of h
methods, Bing *has used sever
innovations in his cgmpaign t
"modernize the Met."
A firm believer in the compat
bility of opera and drama, Bin
insists that his stage manage:
and technicians be placed on a
equal level with the noted cor
ductors he presents to Metropol

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