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VOL. LXVI, No.68



Vote Aids French Reds



Hurts Hopes
Anti-tax Party
PARIS W) - France's hopes of
;. establishing a stable government
have been doomed by an election
that nobody really won.
Balloting Monday by a record
number of Frenchmen only
strengthened the Communist par-
ty, established the anti-tax follow-
ers of Pierre Poujade and left no
single party or group of parties
powerful enough to rule alone.
Unofficial returns last night
from all of France and some over-
seas precincts showed:
1. A startling success-49 seats-
for the antitax, avowedly obstruc-
tionist followers of Pierre Poujade.
2. An Assembly majority again
split between the left and right
wings of the center, moderate
parties whose leaders have been
alternating in short-lived, shak-
ing coalition governments for
Center Party Struggle
This unresolved struggle of the
center parties appears certain to
push the unwilling forces of Pre-
miere Edgar Faure and ex-Pre-
mier Pierre Mendes-France into
each other's arms if they ,are to
Confronted by the Communists
a and the Poujadists, neither the
right-of-center party alliance led
by Faure nor the left-of-center
group under Mendes-France is
strong enough to take over the
new government alone.
But the bitterness engendered
by Faure's dissolution of the old
National Assembly and the heated
,charges and counter-charges of
the campaign may make coopera-
tion among the moderates impos-
Bible for a long time.
Precise Party Label
The unofficial results give a pre-
cise party label to each deputy
elected. But some ran under two
different party banners, and party
discipline is weak in France -
aside from the Communists, So-
cialists and perhaps the untried
There is no accurate advance
gauge of how most of the men
elected will vote in the Assembly
in selecting a new premier, or on
the urgent issues awaiting their
Unofficial tallies gave the Com-
munists and their splinter party
allies 147 seats - 52 more than
they won in the last election in
t 1951; the Socialists members of
Mendes-France's Republican Font
88 - compared with 94 in the 1951
election; the Popular Republican
Movement MRP, 70 - or 13 fewer
than in the old Assembly.
Seats Changed
In 1951, the totals of the Radical
Socialists, Union of Democratic
and Socialist Resistants UDSR and
Rally of the Republican Left RGR
were linked for 77 seats. This
year, these figures were separated
giving the Radical Socialists 49,
the UDSR 6 and the RGR 19, for
a total of 74.
From all sides came varying es-
timates of the strength of the
biggest blocs. There was little
argument about the 147 seats for
the Communists or the 49 for the
Poujadists. But trouble started in
trying to make a breakdown
of the strength of the "Republican
Front" led by Mendes-France and
the right-of-center grouping which

had been supporting Faure.
The best estimates that could be
made gave the Faure group 180 to
200 seats and 125 to 150 for the
Republican Front, which includes
the 88 Socialists as the biggest
Sound Barrier
Breaking Jet.
Alarms City
A jet plane boomed through the
sound barrier Thursday, rocking
Ann Arbor, and bringing a flood
of frantic phone calls to police





-Courtesy Ann Arbor News
HATCHERS DEPART - University President Harlan H. Hatcher
and his family shown here boarding a plane for the Far East Dec.
29. Pres. Hatcher, Regent Charles S. Kennedy, and Theodore
Drews of the University's institute of Public Administration will
tour the Far East for three weeks. Mrs. Hatcher and the children
are spending the time in Hawaii.
Israel Rejects UN Bid
TOt Police Boats
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (IP)-Israel turned down yesterday a
UN suggestion that she keep her police boats well out into the Sea of
Galilee to avoid alarming nearby Syrian batteries.
Israeli delegate Mordecai R. Kidron stated his country's position
in a letter for the UN Security Council. The Council has been dis-
cussing the raid Israel carried out Dec. 11 on Syrian posts just
-northeast of the Israeli-controlled

Ike Finishes
Final Work
On Message
KEY WEST, Fla. (M)-President
Dwight D. Eisenhower finished
work yesterday on two major
messages to Congress then ex-
changed New Year greetings by
telephone with the legislative
leaders of both parties.
The leaders putina' call from
Washington 45 minutes after the
second session of the 84th Con-
gress convened in this presidential
and congressional election year.
Ready for Business
They told the President, con-
valescing here from his Sept. 24
heart attack, that the lawmakers
are ready for business. Then there
was the New Year exchange and,
on the part of the Democratic and
Republican leagers, best wishes for
the President's full recovery.
Pres. Eisenhower, still saying
nothing publicly about whether he'
will seek reelection, informed the
leaders he will have some business
for them tomorrow-his State of
the Union Message outlining the
administration's 1956 legislative
Of course that wasn't news to
them-it had been announced be-
fore. Just like the notification that
Congress was back in harness, it
was all a part of formal tradition.
Budget Planned
After finishing the State of the
Union document, the President
and Budget Director Rowland R.
Hughes whipped the annual, bud-
get message into final form at a
45-minute conference in Eisen-
hower's office.
The White House announced
that the budget message will be
sent to Congress Jan. 16. It report-
edly calls for spending about 63
billion dollars in the fiscal year
starting July 1. Spending during
the current year is expected to
total about that amount, too.
After Tuesday's c o n f e r enc e
Hughes reiterated that the admin-
istration is hopeful that the bud-
get for both this year and next
can be ballanced. But he again
declined to speculate on a tax
Secretary of the Treasury Hum-
phrey has said the budget must be
balanced before taxes can be(re-

Police Clash
With Rioters
At Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio (P)-Manage-
ment and union blamed each other
yesterday for a serious, flareup of
violence at the struck Columbus
plant of Westinghouse Electric
A mass demonstration of strik-
ing AFL - CIO International Union
of Electrical Workers supplied
the spark that touched off the pre-
dawn struggle between strikers and
In Pittsburgh, negotiations aimed
at settling the 12-week strike at
Columbus and 29 other Westing-
house plants were broken off by
the company but early last night
another negotiating session was
scheduled for today.
A company spokesman said
James Finnegan, director of the
Federal Mediation and Concilia-
tion Service, asked two company
representatives to meet with him
at the Philadelphia office of the
The spokesman said Vice Presi-
dent Robert D. Blasier and Clark
Frame, director of labor relations,
will attend the Philadelphia ses-
sion. Also scheduled to be present,
the company spokesman said, are
James B. Carey,,president of the
union, and Al Hartnett, secretary-.
The strike clash in Columbus,
quelled within an hour after its
start, left one picket dead - of a
heart attack - the coroner's of-
fice announced. At least eight
other persons suffered injuries ser-
ious enough to require, hospital
treatment. Police arrested 90 per-
sons and jailed them while charges
were being prepared.
An undetermined number of
automobiles were damaged as po-
lice accused strikers of throwing
stones and wielding clubs in oppo-
sition to officers trying to break
up the demonstration.
A Westinghouse spokesman in
Pittsburgh said the company ne-
gotiators walked out after "the

Canadian Maj. Gen. Edson L.
M. Burns, UN Palestine truce ehief,
in a Dec. 20 report to the Council
said the raid cost 56 Syrian and 6
Israeli lives. He said it followed
Syrian shelling of an Israeli police
boat the day before and suggested
that Israeli keep such boats away
from the shoreline which is only
about 32 feet from the Syrian
line. Burns declared:
"The Israeli right to send Police
boats to patrol anywhere in Lake
Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee
would in no way be impaired by
a new gentlemen's agreement to
keep them at a certain distance
from shore."

SGG Plans
Driving Ban
Recommendations for adminis-
trative implementation of the new
driving ban proposals will be dis-
cussed. at tonight's Student Gov-
erment Council meeting, 7:30 in
the Union.
Constituent opinion on the prob-
lem of policy and enforcement will
be welcomed at the meeting, ac-
cording to SGC President Hank
Berlnier, '56.
The Council is also expected to
pass on the nomination by the
executive- committee of Debbie
Townsend, '56, Gene Hartwig, '56,
and Fritz Glover, '56, as student
members of an Office of Student
Affairs committee which will form-
ulate procedures and policy re-
lating to the proposed ban modi-
By-Law Accepted
At its last meeting, SGC approv-
ed a motion requesting that Coun-
cil-selected students be allowed
to work with OSA on such a com-
mittee and that a final committee
report be submitted to SGC before
presentation to the Regents.
The Regents accepted "in prin-
ciple" the proposed amendment
of By-Law 8.05 at their December
meeting and scheduled full con-
sideration of it as the first order
of business at their next meeting,
Jan. 27.
Also up for discussion at today's
meeting is a motion tabled at the
last meeting that each SGC can-
didate be asked to show evidence
on the basis of his graduation
date that he will be able to ful-
fill his obligation to serve a full
one-year term unless he has pre-
viously served on the Council.
Presentation and tabling of the
motion followed rescindment of
previous Council action requiring
evidence of expected fulfillment
of one-year terms, regardless of
prior Council membership.
Final Report Due
Donna Netzer, 156, will pre-
sent the final report of the struc-
ture study committee which was
charged with drawing up recom-
mendations for a more efficient
Council organization.
A motion for rescheduling sen-
ior class elections will be pro-
posed by .Daily Managing Editor
Dave Baad, '56. Holding senior
officer balloting at a time other
than the all-campus voting would
make for more meaningful class
participation, according to Baad.

New Year Holiday Sets'
Traffic Death Record
By The Associated Press
Weekend traffic deaths set a new record for a three-day New
Year holiday period.
However, the total was far short of the recent Christmas holiday
The final tabulation for the New Year weekend including delayed
reports, yesterday showed 356 traffic deaths, 72 deaths in fires, and
72 in the miscellaneous class. The overall total was an even 500.,
It broke the three day New Year total of 317 set in 1953-54.

<The overall total also surpassed
the previous record of 433 estab-
lished in 1953-54.
. But the traffic toll failed to
approach the record for any holi-
day period, 609, set during the
recent Christmas' holocaust, and
was well under the predicted 420.
Michigan closed out the old year
with 23 deaths on the highway
over the long weekend. In addi-
tion a baby died- in a fire and
three other persons were killed as
a result of miscellaneous mishaps.
Bad weather conditions account-
ed for many of the late accidents.
Students returning to school and
Weekend travellers returned Mon-
day over slippery roads during a
2.3 inch snowfall.
The. toll compared to the 'iisas-
trous Christmas weekend in which
40 persons were killed during' the
78-hour period.
T. S.' Eliot's
Latest Play
Being Shown
T. S. Eliot's latest play, "The
Confidential Clerk," will be pre-
sented by the Dramatic Arts Cen-
ter at 8:30 p.m. today through
Saturday, Jan. 14, and 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Masonic
Directed by Joseph Gistirak, the
cast includes Ralph Drichell (Sir
Clude Mulhammer), Sydney Walk-
er (Eggerson), Ric Lavin (Colby
Simpkins), Jay Lanin (B. Kag-
han), Elaine Sinclair (Lucasta
Angel), Margaret Bannerman
(Lady Elizabeth Mulhammer) and
Marie Gilson (Mrs. Guzzard). '
Miss Bannerman's last Ann
Arbor appearance was in "Thieves'
Carnival" earliernthis season. The
other performers are resident
members of the company, with the
exception of Mrs. Gilson, an Ann
Arbor resident with experience in
the Civic Theater and stock com-
A panel discussion will take
place after tomorrow's perform-
ance. Panel members will be Prof.
Marvin Felheim of the English de-
partment, Prof. George Piranian
of thenmathematicsrdepartment
and Gistirak. An exhibition of
paintings by the women's group
of the Ann Arbor Art Association.
will be on display during the play's
Reservations may be obtained
by calling NO 2-5915 between 10
a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. Tickets may
be picked up at the box office
during office hours or after 7 p.m.
on performance nights.

...;new face in Florida

Adlat To Be
Opposed B~Y'
Estes Kefauver said yesterday he
would enter the Florida May 29
presidential preferential primary
against Adlai Stevenson.
Four years ago the Tennessean
got five delegate votes to 19 for
Sen. Richard B. Russell of Georgia.
Stevenson has said he would
run in California, also. Kefauver
has said he also would enter pri-
maries in New Hampshire, Wiscon-
sin and California.
Kefauver in his formal announ-
cement said "the election of 1952
demonstrated that. Democrats can
no longer take Florida for grant-
ed." That was the year the state
went for President Eisenhower
over Stevenson.
Kefauver called Stevenson "an
able and a good man" and said
"I'm not going to create issues.
I'll state what I stand for; he'll
state what he stands for and the
voters will choose between us."
Still Stalled
DETROIT (P)-Detroit's news-
paper strike dragged through its
34th day yesterday, with no bar-
gaining sessions ,between the pub-
lishers and three striking unions.
Neither the morning Free Press
nor afternoon News or Times has
published since stereotypers walk-
ed out Dec. 1, a few hours after
their contract expired.
Printers and mailers since have
declared themselves officially on
Yesterday's only bargaining was
between the News and the team-
sters, who are not on strike but
have such authorization from their
international. The teamsters deal
seperately with each newspaper,
not through the Detroit News-
paper Publishers Assn., as do the
printing craft unions. Progress,
if any, in yesterday's negotiations
was not announced.
Japan Editors
Cite Humility
As Strength
"Humility is America's great
power," Suetaka Hatanaka, one of
four Japanese newspaper editors
touring the United States, said
yesterday in Ann Arbor.
"I have discovered that this
country is so vast that it is in-
definable," Hatanaka said. He ex-
plained he originally -came o i r
with preconceived notions of
America. "Our great blunder is

Slow Start
In Political
fight Seen
Dingell Succeed
Father In Hous
embarked yesterday on a new s
sion that will be an insepara
election-year blend of law-mak
and politics.
But the inevitable scrapping a
jockeying for political advant
over such key issues as ta
roads, schools, foreign aid and h
for farmers was off to a slow sti
In fact, aside from a few co
mittee hearings getting under m
today. Congress will be compa:
tively idle until after it gets amla
at the administration program
be outlined tomorrow in Preside
Eisenhower's State of the Un
Gay Atmosphere
For the time being, the atm
phere was one of jovialty, bai
thumping and gay good will as I
second session of the 84th Congr
opened both formally and infor
Vice President Richard Ni
and Speaker Sam Rayburn star
the formalities promptly at no
They rapped down gavels sign
ling that Sefate and House w
back on duty.
Roll calls turned out 91 of 1
96 senators and 357 of the
House members. The House
three vacancies - one of th
filled promptly by the swearing
of Rep. John D. Dingell Jr. (
Mich.) to succeed his father, w
died last September.
Hanging over the legislators
a year in which the people a
choose a president, 32 senators a
all 435 House members is the u
certainty about President Dwi
D. Eisenhower. The chief exe
tive, mixing rest, exercise and so
official business at Key West, F
isn't expected to disclose his p
tical intentions until after m
Message to Be Read
Since Pres. Eisenhower proba
will not be back here until
first of the week, his message
morrow will be read to the Sen
and House. In other years,
President has delivered it in p
Many of the issues of the 1
coming campaign will be ha
mered out on the anvil of c
gressional debate' and action,'
Both Republicans and Der
crats are shaking fiigers of bl
at one another for the plight
the farmer, caught between lo
prices for his products and hig
costs of things he needs. E
side is promising help -- ial
conflicting lines.
Wait on Tax Cuts
On cutting taxes, usually a p
ular election year pastime in w
the rival politicas vie for cre
a wait-and-see attitude haseb
building up lately.
The administration has in
cated it wants to wait and
whether the budget can be I
anced and some Democrats in l
places are inclined to go ,lon
Rayburn said yesterday he ha
changed his position. He c
tends Congress should go slow
a tax cut because of the budget
situation and should make up e
where any revenue loss that we
occur from eventually lighten
the burden on the little fellow.

Foreign Policy
While foreign policy may escE
much of the partisan sniping
this campaign year, Rayburn I
a news conference:
"I'm not happy about our i
eign relations as things stand.'
general situation in the world
not good."
Furthermore, administration p
nnf~o 1 s fvpor iage ni. ng an

Williams Blasts GOP
Civil Rights Stands
LOS ANGELES (M)-Michigan's Governor G. Mennen Williams
yesterday accused the Eisenhower administration of failing to take
action on specific civil rights proposals but "seeking to make political
capital" out of the supreme court's desegregation ruling.-
"This presumably because the chief justice (Earl Warren), just
one of nine justices, happens to be an Eisenhower appointee," Williams
He labeled his charge of "political capital" as "perhaps as flag-

Civic Theater
To Present
Inge's 'Picnic'
William Inge's "Picnic" will be
presented by the Ann Arbor Civic
Theater at 8 p.m. tomorrow
through Saturday at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
The cast includes Al Douglas,
Joan Conover, William Taylor,
Marilee Merriman, Nancy Witham,
Lois Symons, Autumn Rouston,
Pat Smith and Carl Ginges
Recipient of the Pulitzer prize
and the New York Drama Critics'
Award, "Picnic" played on Broad-
way for a season and a half and
toured for a season.
Tickets for the play are now
available at the Lydia Mendels-
sohn box office.

rant a bit of expedient exploita-
tion of a court decision as there
ever has been in the court's hist-
Williams made his remarks in a
speech prepared for fellow Demo-
cratic party members.
He also urged relaxation of im-
migration and naturalization laws
as a step toward reducing what he
called the "33 million second-class
citizens" in the United States.
He offered these "minimum sug-
1. Amend naturalization laws to
abolish distinctions between nat-
uralized and native citizens.
2. Repeal the McCarran-Walter
act restricting immigration and
substitute the more lenient Leh-
man bill.
3. Expand refugee legislation to
aid victims of Communist en-
4. Eliminate all barriers in this

World News Roundup
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - John Fell Stevenson yesterday was making "fine"
progress from surgery he underwent for injuries received in an auto-
mobile collision near Goshen, Ind., Dec. 21.
The 19-year-old son of presidential aspirant Adlai Stevenson has
been allowed in a wheelchair since Saturday. Passavant hospital
officials said his recovery is "coming along fine."
Young Stevenson's shattered kneecap was removed last week.
Dr. James K. Stack said Stevenson may be able to return to
Harvard this weekend.
WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department said yesterday at least

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