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Latest Deadline in the State




Theatre Opens

Tillich To Speak
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On Psychiatry
Theologian To Discuss Prol~nis
Of Modern Religious Thought
One of the most outstanding men in contemporary philosophic
and religious circles, Prof. Paul Tillich of the Harvard Divinity School,
will speak on "Psychiatry and Religion" at 4:10 p.m. today in the
Rackham Lecture Hall.
"Next to Reinhold Neibuhr, Prof. Tillich is the most renowned
theologian today," Prof. Paul Henle of University philosophy depart-
ment said of the Prussian-born lecturer.
Prof. Tillich has been one of the most prolific writers on philoso-

Hoffa Investigation
Begun by Grand Jury

f-Daily-Norm Jacobs
GALA OPENING-Campus Theatre opens tomorrow, but is sched-
uling preview for invited guests tonight. Modern decor is used
throughout the newly-built movie house.
Tonight the new Campus Theater will open its doors to invited
members of faculty, student and Ann Arbor notables.
The invitees will preview both the theater and show before the
grand opening for the general public scheduled tomorrow.
Located on South University, the Campus Theater houses approxi-
mately 1050 seats.
Modern Decor Used
Modern decor is used throughout the theater with walnut panel
trims, fabric wallpaper, "cluster lights" and tiled lounges. A brick wall

J. Rendall
Special to The Daily
National Collegiate Athletic As-
sociation last night declared
Michigan hockey player John
Rendall ineligible for participa-
tion in the current NCAA hock-
ey tourney.
The Wolverines playHarvard
in their opener tonight. Colo-
rado College beat Clarkson last
night, 5-3, in their opening
(For more details, see page 7)

is extended from outside the build-
ing into the foyer itself.
The screen, 40 feet wide and 18
feet high, is surrounded by what a
workman called a "drape treat-
ment." It is designed to accommo-
date all the "scopes" made avail-
able by Hollywood.
Though the theatre houses no
candy or popcorn concession, it
does offer "the latest in sound pro-
jecting equipment and refrigerated
air conditioning."
A representative from the But-
terfield Circuit, which owns all the
Ann Arbor movie houses, said the
Campus Theatre is not necessarily
replacing the Wuerth and the
Orpheum, as rumored. These two
theaters have just been recently


Poor at SGC
No individual appeared to pre-
sent his views or comments on
the workings of Student Govern-
ment Council at yesterday's SGC
Evaluation Committee meeting.
The committee had previously
agreed to devote the meeting to
hearing those interested persons
with criticisms of SGC.
Next week the committee plans
to devote its meeting, at 3 p.m.
Thursday in Rm. 3003, Student
Activities Bldg., to hearing heads
of organizations with criticisms
of the Council.
Yesterday the committee con-
tinued its examination of the SGC
Plan, point-by-point. Dean of
Women Deborah Bacon raised the
question of whether SGC's Board
in Review should act merely as a
veto power or more as a consult-
ing body.
Dean Bacon claimed the Coun-
cil as a whole might do better by
conferring with members of the
administration before taking ac-
tion on problems affecting a large
part of the camnus.
She suggested monthly meet-
ings of the Board in Review and
SGC where only policy matters
would be discussed.
Citing the recent letter to Na-
tional Sigma Kappa from SGC
explaining its Feb. 13 action in re-
gard to the sorority, Dean Bacon
said the Council should at least
have consulted a University at-
torney about the wording of the
The University, she said, would
not stand behind SGC in sup-

No Decision Made
They haven't decided what to
do with those theaters yet, he said.
The name for the movie house
which has been under construe-
tion since September. was selected
through a campus-wide contest.
Even though yesterday the paint
was still wet cn some of the walls'
and the carpets were littered with
buckets, ladders and the like, work-
men claim with assurance the
theater will be ready for tonight's
invitational opening.
Heart Attack
Causes Death
Professor Emeritus Vincent C.
Poor, who taught in the mathe-
matics department for over 50
years, died late yesterday after-
noon of a heart attack, according
to Ann Arbor police.
Prof. Poor, 81 years old, col-
lap'sed on the sidewalk near the
corner of State and Madison Sts.
about 4:30 p.m. and was later tak-
en to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital
where he was found dead on ad-
Dr. Edwin C. Ganzhorn, Ann Ar-
bor Coroner, attributed his death
to coronary thrombosis.
Prof. Poor retired in 1948, after
a career as high school principal
and University faculty member
from 1907 to 1948.
Born in Oketo, Kansas, in 1876,
Prof. Poor graduated from the
University of Kansas in 1901 and
later received M.A. and Ph.D. de-
grees from the University of Chi-
Between 1901 and 1907, Prof.
Poor served as high school princi-
pal in Kansas and Indiana and
taught at Wisconsin State Normal
Prof. Poor joined the University
facult, as an instructor, later be-
coming associate professor. He was
a member of the Mathematical So-
ciety, and specialized in mathe-

phy and theology in the past thir
Rate Hike
In Dorms
The possibility of a hike in dor-
mitory room and board rates next
year is rapidly becoming a strong
Rising costs and higher wages
reportedly will be the main causes
of any increase. It would be the
third in three years.
Administrators have not said
there will be an increase and will
not until the state legislature de-
cides how much operational
moneythe University will receive
next year. This will probably not
be at least for a month.
Vice-President in Charge of
Business and Finances Wilbur K.
Pierpont emphasized this week
that no policy on next year's dor-
mitory fees has been set.
Rise Noted
- A steady rise in cost of dormi-
tory operation this year has been
noted by Residence Hall Business
Manager Leonard Schaadt. Self-
supporting dormitories are oper-
ated with student room and board
fees. Only the utilities are sup-
plied by the University.
"Dormitory operating expenses,
such. as food and maintenance,
seem destined to continue rising.
I believe a larger Residence Hall
budget will be necessary next
year," he remarked.
To Meet Costs
This year's rate hike was pri-
marily to meet increased payroll
costs for full-time dormitory em-
The same situation may also
occur next year.
If the legislature appropriates
the $34,121,000 officials have
asked for administration and op-
eration next year, there will be a
10 per cent increase in the Uni-
versity's salary budget, according
to Pierpont.
This probably would require the
self-supporting Residence Halls,
not under the University salary
budget, to plan a raise in their
own salary budget, necessitating
increased room and board rates.
Governor G. Mennen Williams
in his state budget has recom-
mended $2,500,000 less than the
Universityrequested. Although
last year the legislature appro-
priated more than the governor
recommended, Pierpont said the
state's present financial difficul-
ties may cause the law-makers to
reduce Williams' figure this year.
Could Stop Increase
Any sharp reduction in the Uni-
versity's request could eliminate
the proposed budget salary in-
crease. However, it might only re-
duce it to a smaller percentage,
Pierpont noted.
He added that a deficit in the
University's budget could be made
up by increasing general student
fees, as some legislators have sug-
gested, making possible the 10 per
cent salary budget increase.
See ROOM, Page 2
Egypt Regains
Gaza Authority
CAIRO ()-Egypt re-established
civil control yesterday in the Gaza
Strip under the new governor as-
signed by the Nasser regime.

There was no indication of
Egyptian troops moving on the

ty years. According to Prof. Henle,
Prof. Tillich was virtually un-
known, except among philosophy
students, until the publishing of
his controversial volume, "System-
atic Theology" in 1951.
The opinion of modern philo-
sophers is Prof. Tillich worked on
"Systematic Theology" at least
twenty years, while he instructed
at German universities, before the
book was finally published and
circulated in America.
According to Prof. Henle, a
second volume of "Systematic
Theology" has been planned by
Prof. Tillich, though no indica-
tion has yet been given of the
date of its release.
Referring to Prof. Tillich as
"controversial among philoso-
phers," Prof. Henle said the 71-
year-old theologian is popular
with "anyone who is interested to
any extent in religion."
Prof Tillich's popularity is de-
pendent to a great measure on
the unique expression and method
of reasoning he has given to old
psychiatric and religious prob-
lems. While other - philosophers
have argued from traditional and
accepted methods, Prof. Tillich
has expounded an entirely new
"Prof. Tillich begins with a set
of existentialist problems and re-
sults in a neo-platoiic answer,"
Prof. Henle said of the philoso-
pher who will be "long remem-
bered as the only person of this
age who is stating religious prob-
lems in such an unique way."
Prof. Tillich's address is under
joint sponsorship of the Depart-
ment of Psychiatry of the School
of Medicine and the Faculty Com-
mittee on Studies in Religion.

U.S. Plans
To Resume
Aid to Israel
Holds Back All Aid
For Egypt, Jordan
WASHINGTON (i)-The United
States signaled a resumption of
economic aid to Israel yesterday in
a way seemingly calculated to pres-
sure Egypt into closer cooperation
with efforts to pacify the Middle
State Department press officer
Lincoln White disclosed at a news
conference that consultations on
resuming aid1 to Israel would start
shortly. He said he expected the
aid would be resumed after these
consultations got under way.
But the press officer went blank
when asked whether Egypt and
Jordan could expect similar treat-
ment. United States aid to these
two Arab states was suspended
at the same time as aid to Israel-
when the Oct. 29 fighting broke
Secretary of State John Foster
Dulles laid down rules at his
March 5 news conference for re-
suming aid to Egypt. He said a
whole series of questions were in-
volved, and lited them as includ-
"The reopening of the Suez
Canal, the conditions under which
it is reopened, the future status of
the canal, the treatment of Auri-
can business people in the area."
Dulles said that, in general, the
United States aid program-total-
ing 65 million doilar3 to the three
countries for the current fiscal
year started last July 1-could be
resumed when things were return-
.ed to their pre-Oct. 29 status.


Deserve SGC Election
Thirteen candidates will vie for six Student Govern-
ment Council posts in all-campus elections Tuesday and
Of these, we consider Jean Scruggs, '59, Ron Gregg,
'60, and Ronald Shorr, '58, the best qualified.
As Assembly Association President, Miss Scruggs
has served on the Council for one year as an ex-officio
member. Boundless energy, personal charm and tact have
gained her the respect of Council members and adminis-
trators, despite frequent disagreement with them.
Knowing Miss Scruggs' position on a given subject
is not difficult. She takes a firm stand after considering
all facets of a situation. On two major issues, deferred
rushing and Sigma Kappa, she demonstrated her ability
as a logical and persuasive debater.
In all her activities, Miss Scruggs has been dignified
and above petty politiking.
Gregg's quick and inquiring mind make him an
outstanding candidate. A freshman, his potential as a
future Council leader makes his election highly desirable.
Gregg, in his platform and speaking engagements,
has exhibited a firm grasp of the philosophy and history
of SGC. During the campaign, he has spent much time
pouring over Council minutes and talking with present
Lastly, Gregg shows deep concern for an area which
SGC has largely neglected-the academic life of the
University. His approach is fresh and unimpeded by
concern for "impracticability."
Having been a member of both SGC and the old
Student Legislature, Shorr has a wide range of student
government experience. Through his SL association,
Shorr has a knowledge of a student government atmos-
phere largely lacking in SGC, an atmosphere which wel-
comes diverse and unpopular opinion.
As Public Relations Chairman of SGC, Shorr was
primarily responsible for instituting the Council forums,
a part of the SGC Plan which had been neglected for
a year and a half.
Shorr's participation in last summer's National Stu-
dent Association Congress has given him an insight into
problems of student government in general and a critical
perspective of Michigan's student governpient. Although
a quieter, less obtrusive member of the Council,. he dis-
plays a keenly analytical mind.
We ask student voters to give serious consideration
to these three candidates who, in our estimation, are
excellently equipped to serve on the Council.
... and a Comment
First, it is regrettable that only 13 out of 22,000
students are running for six Council positions. Part of the
rationale for a small Council was the intense competition
elections would induce. It was hoped this would lead to
high calibre candidates elected after vigorous campaigns.
Unfortunately this has not materialized. Campaigns
are for the most part dull and waged between a dozen
or so uninspiring candidates.
Second, we are unimpressed with the unimaginative
platforms most of the candidates have presented. Almost
wihout exception, candidates have talked in terms of
representing the student body without mentioning how
one ever represents 22,000 people and almost as many

opinions, "communications," and other vague generali.
Only one candidate stressed SGC's responsibility
to the University's academic program, while problems
such as the athletic program, honors system, foreign
student integration and inadequacy of Council committees
wereonl na ercallt eated-

Umon Chief
Faces Bribe
Head of Teamsters
Vows To Fight It Out
ernment moved swiftly yesterday
with a grand jury investigation--
in the case of Jimmy Hoffa,
Teamsters Union bigshot accused
of a plot to plant a spy in the
midst of the Senate's racket pro-
The cocky' dapper Hoffa, assert-
ing, innocence, said he would fight
"until I am cleared."
But his senatorial accusers
seemed satisfied they had the
goods on the Teamsters Union
vice president an'd could send hin
to prison on charges of an $18,000
bribery scheme. They said the
scheme was designed to obtain
advance tips on what the Senate
investigators were up to.
Possible Punishment
The may mum possi'e punish-
ment on conviction of bribery, is
three years on each count and a
fine of three times the amount of
the bribe.
The grand jury began looking
into the case yesterday afternoon
and District Attorney Oliver
Gasch said it would meet again
The jury met under unusually
secretvcircumstances with doors
to several connecting rooms
However, it was learned that
lawyers John Cye Cheasty, key
witness, appeared before the jury.
Cheasty, a 49-year-old New York
attorney, is the man who, the
government says, skillfully acted
a double role -- ostensibly a spy
for Hoffa but really working with
the FBI.
More Subpoenas?
Gasch was asked whether any
witnesses were being subpoenaed
from Detroit, Hoffa's headquar-
ters city. He said he wouldn't be
surprised if that were true.
It had been only a little more
than 12 hours since FBI agents,
working with the special Senate
Rackets Investigation Committee
had picked up Hoffa on the brib.
ery charge.
Langley Balks
At Committee
WASHINGTON (M'-Pokerf aced
William Langley, district attorxey
of Portland, Ore., took the Fifth
Amendment before the Senate
committee investigating rackets
yesterday and refused to testify
about gambling and prostitution
in his bailiwick,
He listened to tape recordings
of what purported to be conversa-
tions between him and. a pair of
gamblers but refused to say wheth.
er he recognized his own voice.
He also declined-on grounds of
possible self-incrimination-to ex-
plain a $500 check drawn in his
name by the Western Conference
of Teamsters in 1954.
"All Right" to Gamble
The tape recordings, made se-
cretly by a third gambler who
thought he was being double-
crossed, quoted Langley as saying
it was "all right" to run card
games, handbooks, pinball ma-
chines and punchboards.
They also quoted him as saying
"I want my eighty-five hundred."
and then saying a few seconds

later: "You guys can have the
eighty-five hundred."
It was the 11th day of the Sen-
ate committee's investigation of
alleged links between public offi-
cials in Portland, high-ranking
members of The Teamsters Union
there and the underworld.
Former Botanist.

-Daily-Charles Curtiss
CALENDAR FORUM . .. Members of the Student Government
Council Calendar Forum speak on calendar defects and possible
improvements at last night's public forum. There were sixteen
people present to hear faculty members and students discuss the
current difficulties presented by the recent calendar changes.
SGC Calendar Forum
Evaluates 'U' Timetable

Starting school before Labor
Day, the value of finals, elimina-
tion of "lame duck" sessions and
shortened football practice were
aired at the Student Government
Council Calendar forum last
Mter underscoring the primary
factors a University calendar
should take into consideration,
members of the SGC panel be-
came embroiled in the practical
difficulties of satisfying everyone.
"I hope the calendar committee
does not attempt to compromise
too much-some principle should
survive," Prof. William Steinoff,
of the English department, told
the audience of 16 which included
several committee members.

"All other factors, including
athletics, can go at the bottom of
considerations," he said.
Fears that the athletic program
would be endangered by the Cary
Plan are one of its disadvantages,
Prof. Frank Huntley, of the Eng-
lish department said. A backer of
the plan, he described it as start-
ing the first semester immediately
after Labor Day and ending be-
fore Christmas. He acknowledged
that spring sports and fall foot-
ball practice might be curtailed.
Prof. Edward Groesbeck, direc-
tor of the office of Registration
and Records, said that school
could start after the beginning of
September, and still include the
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