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Latest Deadline in the State







Staebler s Accusation


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Denies GOP
Plans Illegal






Staebler Claims
Proof of Charges
John Feikens, Republican State
Chairman, said Sunday there was
"absolutely no truth" in a conten-
tion that General Motors had
pledged the use of its purchasing
agents to collect funds for the
This was in reply to an accusal
by Neil Staebler, Democratic State
Chairman. Staebler said Saturday
that GM has pledged the use of
its purchasing agents to raise
$1,225,000 for the Republican
"This was done in a meeting
held in Detroit which was pre-
sided over by a GM official and "I
surmise that the money will be
collected by purchasing agents as
?. in the past," Staebler said.
Accuses Purchasing Agents
"These purchasing agents will
hold GM contracts over the heads
of dependent suppliers when re-
questing funds from them," he
Feikens said of Staebler's charge,
"I wouldn't even dignify that with
a comment. There is absolutely
no truth in it. It is a deliberate
and malicious.falsehood."
'rhe GOP gets all of its funds
from individuals and absolutely
none from corporations."
When asked if it might be pos-
rsble that GM purchasing agents
are "individually" declining to
pressure funds from suppliers, Fei-
kens curtly replied, "It doesn't
Staebler yesterday answered, "I
have three cases in point where
Democratic businessmen have been
contacted by purchasing agents
and asked to send checks to the
Republican Party."
1. "A businessman was called
by a purchasing agent of one of
the motor companies. He was asked
for a bheck for $5,000 and threat-
ened with the loss of his business.
He demured-sent $1,000.
Refused To Comply
2.. "A businessman who does
g, one half of his business with GM
was called for a check. He re-
fused to comply and told the pur-
chasing agent that he would not
compromise his political loyalties.
The next day his sales manager
volunteered to send the check,
yielding to the GM threat.
3. "Another businessman was
called for $1000 and finally hag-
gled it down to $100."
Staebler refused to reveal the
businessmen's names, explaining,
"I don't want to cause them any
trouble with the motor companies.
When asked why he used the words
a "motor companies" he said, "Three
motor companies in Michigan are
involved in these practices." He
would not specifythe other two.
"But," Staebler added, these
people who have to respond to
subpoenas and we have recom-
mended to the Hennings Senate
Elections Subcommittee that our
charge be investigated."
The committee is Democratic
Staebler further charged yester-
day that "big companies" are buy-
ing large blocks of tickets for the
forthcoming "Eisenhower Dinners."
"These companies are buying up
many of the tickets for the eight
state-wide, $1l0-a-plate affairs
and then distributing them to
junior executives. They will raise
$600,000 from these dinners.
Qhallenge Ticket Purchasers
"We therefore challenge them
to publish the names of the ticket
buyers as we have done. The
' attendance will by no means be
accounted for by individual pur-
"We especially challenge them
to reveal the contributions in
Genessee County, the home of
General Motors.

"There is another thing that
we challenge them to reveal about
Genessee County. That is the con-
tributions collected by the Repub-
lican Finance Committee and
transmitted to the Republican
County Committee in '54 and '55,"
Staebler said. e
Union Picks Men
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Worid-renowned Artists
Signed For May Festival
World-renowned artists of the opera and concert stage have
been signed by the University Musical Society for its 63rd May Festi-
Featuring ten soloists, choral groups and the Philadelphia Or-
chestra the festival will run from May 3 to May 6 in Hill Auditorium.
Inge Borkh, soprano with the Metropolitan Opera will perform

Dulles Statement Called
'Dangerous' By Rayburn
WASHINGTON-The political controversy over Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles' "brink of war" statements hit a new peak yes-
terday with House Speaker Sam Rayburn (D-Tex) calling them "dan-
gerous" and two Republican senators defending Dulles.
Vice President Richard Nixon discounted the political effect of
Democratic criticism of Dulles. He said in New York he doesn't believe
the secretary will have to "get "
into political cam paigns" to d e- f n i s e ta
fend his statements. LawT SchoolI
The controversy arose over a School
Life magazine article which Dulles
said quoted him substantially cor- Asolved
rectly. A s l e 1
The article quoted Dulles as
saying that the country came to TI
the verge of war in Asia three Inte a "h bi yUg t
times and "the ability to get to I
the verge without getting into the The University has been ab-
war is the necessary art." - solved of connection with reported
Rayburn described Dulles' out- cheating in state bar exams held
line of administration actions in last September.
the article as a "pitiful perform- Joseph F. Deeb, president of the
ance." State Board of Law Examiners,
That may be a very satisfying announced Sunday that the Uni-
thing for Mr. Dulles," Rayburn versity Law School "has had no
told a news conference, "but it's a connection with or responsibility
dangerous performance for the for the bar examinations."
country. The article and Mr. Dul-, This position was stated in, a
les' quotes in it are a pitiful per- letter drafted Saturday by the
formance. The brink of anything state board.
is too close for me." "The board of Law Examiners

World News
- a
By the Associated Press
India Riots Flare ...
BOMBAY, India--Rioting flared
in Bombay yesterday less than
three hours after Prime Min-
ister Jawalal Nehru announced
the government's decision to make
the City of Bombay a separate
Police fired on rioters who!
blocked streets with piles of furni-
ture, then set the rubble ablaze.
At least two persons were
Tempers had been seething in
the city of three million popula-
tion all day in anticipation of the
government move.
About 100,000 workers struck
yesterday morning. They gathered
in the industrial district, where
left wing agitators were active.
The police, fearful of rioting
similar' to that of last Nov. 21
when 12 persons were killed and
266 wounded, patrolled the streets
in jeeps.
* * *
Reds Release 501...
The Russians returned 501 more
World War II prisoners to Ger-
many yesterday.
They brought the total repatri-
ated to more than the 9,626 the
Russians promised last September.
Red Cross officials here said
this presumably marks the end of
the repatriation operation. But
the Russians still may free more
German civilians seized after the
war for alleged political crimes.
Of the POWs returned Monday,
208 were sick, including nearly 60
on stretchers. One man died en
route from Russia.
French Kill. 100...
LAGIERS, Algeria - French
authorities said yesterday their
forces in eastern Algeria have
killed more than 100 independ-
ence-seeking rebels in the past 48
French losses were not specified,
but were said to have been rela-
tively light.
One of the worst clashes in Na-
tionalist-sparked violence was in
the Aures Mountains of northeast-
ern Algeria. For the first time
in the revolt against French auth-
ority, Nationalist cavalry partici-
pated in the fighting. In past
clashes the rebels have been main-
ly guerrilla infantry.
A A PJJ 71n- -

din the first concert on May 3. Eu-
gene Ormandy will conduct.
Singing in the second concert
will be the University Choral Un-
ion in Mozart's "Davidde peni-
tente" with soloists Lois Marshall,
soprano; Jane Hobson, mezzo-
soprano; and Rudolf Petrak, tenor
with the New York City Opera
The second part oif the concert
will feature another Mozart work,
this one the "Concerto in F major
for Two Pianos" with Vitya Vron-
sky and Victor Babin as soloists.
Guest conductor Thor Johnson
will direct.
The third concert May 5 will
include the Festival Youth Chorus
under the direction of Prof. Mar-
guerite Hood of the School of
Music in a group of Schumann
songs. Soprano Hilde Gueden of
the' Metropolitan Opera will
appear as soloist, with Ormandy
returning to the podium..
Zino Francescatti the noted
French virtuoso appearing with
Ormandy and the orchestra, will
be heard in Brahms Concerto for
Violin and Orchestra in the May
5 program.
First Issues
Hit Newsstands
DETROIT (M)-The first Detroit
regular metropolitan daily news-
papers in 47 days hit the news-
stands yesterday following settle-
ment of a long, complex strike that
directly or indirectly involved
eight unions.
High speed presses rolled almost
constantly during the day to meet
the pent-up demand for street
sales and home deliveries.
The afternoon Detroit News and
Detroit Times were the first to
get back into publication. Both
rushed out 22-page editions with
the latest news and summaries of'
top news stories they were unable
to report during the shutdown.
Neither newspaper carried ad-
vertising in its first issue although
both said they had a large volume
of advertising on hand.
The morning Free Press was
ready to resume publication last
night following "a contract rati-
fication meeting of Teamsters
Union members, last in a long
series of such meetings held over
the weekend.
A walkout by 116 stereotypers
at the three newspapers touched
off the strike Dec. 1. Nearly three
weeks later, larger groups of print-
ers and mailers joined the strike._

source of the budget dollar and how its distribution is planned.
'M' BOWS, 69-58:
Badgers Halt Cagers'
Big Ten Victor Spree
Special To The Daily
MADISON, Wis.-Michigan's basketball bubble burst last night.
After winning three straight in Conference competition, the
Wolverines were dropped, 69-58, by a fighting Badger quintet here
at the Wisconsin field house before a crowd of 6,000 delighted
Paced by the rebounding of center Dan Folz and high-scoring
forward Curt Mueller, the Badgers took a commanding 21-9 lead

Flood Peak
Is Reached
swirling, yellow flood of the Feath-
.er River reached its peak yesterday
at Yuba City, the levees held, and
the river started a slow descent.
The city of 9,000 had been spared
an inundation such as that of
Christmas week when the river
pierced the dikes, 33 persons per-
ished in the Yuba City area, and
property damage there exceeded
75 million dollars.
The rich farm, area was not fully
out of danger, however. The soft
levees were being hard pressed by
the massive volume of water.
But Col. William F. Cassidy,
Army division engineer, said: "I
wouldn't call the situation critical
now." The river crested at 68.3
feet. The levees at their lowest
spot are 70 feet high.
The torrential rains that started
last Friday night and continued
through Sunday morning gave way
to bright skies and a warm sun
It was colder in the {high moun-
tains and melting of the snow-
banks stopped, lessening the run
off into the soggy valleys.

- has had entire control of the ex-
amination," the letter said.
"No inference of blame can be
made against the University of
Michigan Law School in connec-
tion with the cheating episode or
because of the fact that examina-
tions have been held within its
The day before the exam, an
unidentified informer turned over
an exact copy of the examination
to Rev. David Bayne, SJ., dean of
the University of Detroit Law
State police commenced investi-
gation, and grand jury inquiry is
Reveal :New
$304 Million
Highway Plan
LANSING (M)-A 304 million
dollar highway construction pro-
gram which will give Michigan
455 miles of four and six-lane
highways was revealed yesterday
by State Highway Commissioner
Charles M. Ziegler.
Ziegler said the superhighway
program will be in addition to a
two-lane construction program of
at least 500 miles.
He said $172,145,000 will be spent
on projects allowed under pre-
vious highway laws.

after nine minutes of play and<
were never headed.
Trailing, 35-21 at the half, the
Wolverines, led by Pete Tillotson's
five field goals and brilliant re-
bounding, staged numerous sec-
ond-half rallies but were unable to
come closer than eight points to
the Badger quintet.
The iron-horse Wisconsin cag-
ers never changed their lineup as
all five men played the entire
Wisconsin, winless in four prev-
ious Conference starts, won the
game at the free throw line, col-
lecting 23 charity tosses to Michi-
gan's 10. The Wolverines outshot
the Badgers from the floor, 24
field goals to 23 for Wisconsin.
The loss dropped the high-rid-
ing Michigan cagers to a three-
way tie for fourth, with a 3-2 Big
Ten record and a 7-5 overall mark.
Besides being completely out-
classed under the boards, the' Wol-
verines were unable to score con-
sistently from outside. Tillotson
connected on several corner shots,
but the Michigan attack as a whole
lacked enough of an outside threat
to pull the close-guarding Badgers
away from under the basket.
Despite the close-checking Wis-
consin defense, record-setting Ron
Kramer was able to collect 18
See KRAMER, Page 3

Brown Sees!
In Parking
At the Ann Arbor City Council
meeting yesterday, Mayor William
E. Brown claimed "There is a
great possibility the driving ban
will be lifted and thus it will create
a 'continuous' parking problem as
students leave their cars on the
street overnight."
The Mayor recommended that
all night parking be banned and
"many. old buildings be torn down
and used for parking space."
He added that he was "certain"
of University cooperation in re-
quiring students to state if they
have a place tp park their cars
when applying for permits.
Engineers End
Today is the last day for the
Engineering,-Council's self-evalua-
tion program.
Separate from that of the Liter-
ary College, the Engineering eval-
uation project is administered by
the Engineering Council with no
faculty connection.
George Jones, '56E, is in charge
of the program, which is being
run on a similar basis to the Liter-
ary College's evaluation survey.
Forms are withheld until after
final grades have been determined.
The forms are then turned over
to the faculty for personal use.
Bill Diamond, '56E, president of
the Engineering Council, said yes-
terday, "It is a project which
should be attempted every year, as
its aid may prove invaluable."
Staff Parking Lots
Replace Houses
Two houses have been complete-
ly removed from their lots on
Thompson Street to make way for

Leg isators'
Possible Tax Cut
Seen As Unlikely
WASHINGTON (P) --President
Dwight D. Eisenhower submitted
to Congress yesterday a balanced
$65,865,000,000 budget for the 1957
fiscal year starting July 1.
He called on the legislators for
the "utmost cooperation"-in keep-
ing it balanced.
Immediate reaction on Capitol
Hill was praise from Republicans
who said ,President 'Eisenhower
was keeping faith with the people
and a bit of hooting from Demo-
crats, some of whom said they
were "astonished" and"discourag-
ed" at the amount the President
wants to spend.
No Tax Cut
Once more, President Eisenhow-
er withheld any recommendation
for a general tax cut as this time.
Some members of Congress said
he was right; others raised a cry
for cuts.
The budget for the next fiscal
year and a revised one for the
current year ending June 30 pro-
vide for slender surpluses that will
help scale down the 274-billion-
dollar national debt.
This is on the basis that while
spending is going up, federal rev
enue is going up even more. For
this fiscal year the government
now expectsto spend $64,270,000,-
000 and take in 641/2 billion, leav-
ing a surplus of 230 million. For
next year it plans to spend $65,-
865,000,000, collect about 66% bil-
lion and show a surplus of 435
Lengthy Message
In a lengthy message, President
Eisenhower called the budget" a
comprehensive plan of action" that
provides for a "full measure" of
defense, for maintaining "un-
precedented prosperity" and for
"promoting "the well-being of all
our people."
The President cautioned that
taxes shoulti be trimmed only
"when we prudently can"-with-
out unbalancing the budget.
Yet his $66,300,000,000 estimate
of government income .for the
year ahead was conservative in
the light of his pronouncement
that "this nation has reached a
new high of material prosperity.",
Possible Election Year Cut
This seemed to open the door a
crack for a possible bid later on
for an election year tax slash.
Secretary of the Treasury Hu-
bert Humphrey conceded at a
news conference that the revenue
figures might be "unduly con-
servative." But he insisted they
weren't underestimated deliberate-
ly and that there was "'nothing
buried in them for purposes of
cutting taxes later."
Nevertheless, Senate Democrat-
ic Leader Lyndon Johnson, of
Texas remarked that "only time
will tell whether this budget is
realistic and reflects all the facts."
The House Republican whip,
Rep. Leslie Arends of Illinois,
claimed that President Eisenhow-
er's "skillful management" makes
"a balanced budget and a payment
on the national debt as well as a
further tax cut possible."

Sen. Potter Comments
Sen. Charles Potter (R-Mich.)
spoke up against any "foolhardy"
tax cut that would throw the
budget out of balance again.

World Honors Benjamin Franklin

"I was born in Boston, in New
With these eight words and a
comma, Benjamin Franklin, never
a great hand at celebrating his
own birthday, disposed of his first
one in his famed autobiography.
But today on the 250th anniver-
sary of this outstanding Ameri-
can's birthday, it is going to be
celebrated in style all over the
world-in Bangalore, India; Edin-'
burgh, Scotland; Lima, Peru, and
many other places.
More than 500 organizations in
50 nations are taking an official
part in the celebration.
Called 'Universal Man'
Printer . ithor nhilanthrnnist.

science not just because it was
useful, but because it satisfied his
insatiable curiosity."
Kite Experiment Won Fame
His famous kite experiment con-
firmed the identity of lightening
with electricity and established his
world-wide fame as a scientist.
In addition to his work on elec-
tricity, Franklin contrived a clock
telling the hours, minutes and sec-
onds with a simplified mechanism,
and he invented the famous
"Franklin stove."
Although his curiosity drew him
into the field of science, he ac-
tually worked on it only a few
years when his passion for im-
provement drew him into public
service. He was a leader in many

origin of the University of Penn-
sylvania, and improved the postal
system under the colonies.
Wrote 'Plan of Union'
While serving in the Congress
of Albany in 1754, Franklin wrote
a "Plan of Union" which, Prof.
Crane commented, was the be-
ginning of the American attempt
to a federal form of government.
Representing. the colonies in Eng-
land he helped gain the repeal of
the hated Stamp Act.
Franklin spent altogether about
25 years of his life in Europe sup-
porting the stand of the 13 colo-
nies, negotiating an alliance with
France and the Treaty of Paris
ending the Revolution. In the
meantime, he served on the first

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