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VOL. LXVII, No. 123 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1957

SIX PAGES

New Suez Plan
Offered By Egypt
t U.S. Says Plaii Vnsatisfactory;
Hamrnarskj old, Nasser To Talk
WASHINGTON WP)-The United States received yesterday and
took under close study a new Egyptiarl proposal for running the Suez
Canal.
Initial response was that it fell short of satisfactory.I
The proposal was made public by the Egyptian Embassy coincident
with the departure for Cairo of United Nations Secretary General
Dag Hammarskjold.
He will talk with Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser on the
subject of the canal's future operation.
During the day, Israel's Ambassador Abba Eban met at the State
Department with Undersecretary Christian A. Herter, evidently to
press Israel's demands for a tougher U.S. policy toward Egypt.
Natural Assumption
"It's a natural assumption that we didn't talk only about princi-
ples," Eban told reporters afterward. Eban described his visit as a fol-

lowup to Monday's meeting of Isra

Jury Indicts
Hoffa; Hits
Conspiracy
WASHINGTON VP) - A federal
grand jury yesterday indicted
James R. "Jimmy" Hoffa, a top
leader of the Teamsters Union, on
charges of setting up a conspiracy
to buy secrets of the Senate rack-
ets investigation.
Hoffa was arrested last Wednes-
day night by the FBI, and Chair-
man Sen. J. L. McClellan (D-Ark)
of the investigating committee
said he was "very gratified" at
the prompt indictment.
Indicted with Hoffa was Hyman
I. Fischbach, a Miami lawyer, who
Sen. McClellan said last week
acted as an agent for Hoffa in
what the senator pictured as.. a
plot to plant a spy in the midst of
the investigators.
The indictment, handed to
United States District Judge Rich-
mond B. Keech, accused Hoffa
and Fischbach of conspiring "cor-
ruptly to influence, obstruct and
impede" the McClellan committee
inquiry,
The investigation up to now has
been concerned primarily with al-
legations that the Teamsters Un-
ion trafficked with vice and cor-
ruption in the Pacific Northwest.
Hoffa is a vice president of the
Teamsters Union and head of its
Central States Conference, with
headquarters at Detroit.,
Another witness the senators
have been waiting to hear is Dave
Beck, President of the Teamsters
Union.
The grand jury report yesterday
said Hoffa, on returning some
committee 'papers he was alleged
to have received in furtherance of
the conspiracy, remarked "that it
looked like Beck's goose was
cooked if that is what they have
on Beck, and at that time ex-
pressed the desire to receive more
information of the same charac-
ter." 1
Housing Costs
Termed High
By Eldersveld
Reduction in Ann Arbor hous-
ing costs was called for yesterday
by Democratic mayoral candidate,
Samuel J. Eldersveld.
The University political science
professor indicated that a Citizens
Housing Committee survey taken
In 1953-54 found 70% of Ann Ar-
bor residents reporting "excessive"
housing costs.
The first step in remedying
these "excessive" costs is to find
out what causes them, Eldersveld
said. A Housing Commission, re-
ferred to in the new charter,
should be formed to find out why
Ann Arbor is such an expensive
town in which to live, and to make
recommendations for eliminating
causes' of high housing cost, he
said.
The proposed commission would
work with the City Planning Com-
mission to find sites for low-cost
rental housing and inexpensive t
private homes, the mayoral hope-
ful commented. It would also rec-
ommend to the City Council legis-
lative steps to encourage builders
and realtors to develop low-cost

ael Foreign Minister Go
lowup to Monday's meeting of Is-
rael Foreign Minister Golda Meir
with Secretary of State John Fos-
ter Dulles and her conference at
the United Nations with Ham-
marskjold.
Eban said he had not yet heard
about the new Egyptian proposal.
Egyptian Proposal;
The Egyptian proposal was
handed in Cairo Monday to the
embassies of the United States,
Soviet Union and other interested
countries.
Nasser's decision to make the
document public appeared to be
a preliminary move to his talks
with Hammarskjold.
The UN chief is taking with him
a plan for collection of Suez tolls
proposed by the UniteduStates,
Britain, France and Norway.
Nasser's proposal ignored this
plan. But he did not reject it out-
right in the opinion of key offi-
cials.

'New
Ben-Gurion
Warns Egypt
On Blockade
Israelis May March
On Gaza, Aqaba Gulf
JERUSALEM P) - The open
threat of a new war emerged yes-
terday from Israel's dismay at
Gaza Strip and Aqaba Gulf de-
velopments since she turned over
those battle-won territories to the
United Nations.
Prime Minister David Ben-Gu-
rion said Israel's army will march
against Egypt again if President
Nasser "tries to block our historic
and legal passage into the Gulf of
Aqaba."
He voiced these views in an in-
terview with a Newsweek magazine
correspondent, Curtis G. Pepper, at
Tel Aviv.
Black Day
"It would be a black day on the
moral conscience of the world if
we had to move our army to de-
fend our rights," he said.
"We will do it only as a last
resort. But if forced, we will do
it and do it effectively."
Hoped for Backing
Ben-Gurion implied he hoped
for backing from President Eisen-
hower - "an honorable man, a
friend and a ge::,ral of armies"-
on the basis of a letter President
Eisenhower dispatched to him dur-
ing Israel's early March crisis over
the final pullout orders. Israelis
have generally regardedsthat let-
ter as a pledge.
If there is no forthright action
by the United Nations, Ben-Gurion
said, the Eisenhower Doctrine
'could certainly be used to halt
such a little man as Nasser."
No Regrets
"In his letter, the President
stated we would have no regrets
if we withdrew," Ben-Gurion said.
"For me, this was more valid
than any treaty between nations.
That was the word not only of the
President of the United States, but
of an honorable man, a friend and
a general of armies . . . we do not
have cause for regret yet, but we
definitely have cause to worry."
Soviets Seek
Mid-East Talk'
MOSCOW (A)-Nikita Khrush-
chev wants a conference on the
Middle East to be held as a step
to easing world tensions, an in-
terview with a United States
newspaper disclosed today.
Answering questions from the
Grand Rapids (Mich.) Herald, the
Communist party, boss said a big
power conference on Indochina in
1954 helped relax world tensions
for a time.
Negotiations and talks are a,
way to remove the risk of war,
Khrushchev said. His statement
did not specify what countries he
thought should take part in a
Middle East conference.
In answers to other questions,
Khrushchev complained about
United States bases overseas, re-
armament of West Germany, and
statements he said were made in
the United States about American
preparations for nuclear war.

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WorldNews
IRoundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON--A Senate rack-
ets investigation rolled out a mass
of evidence yesterday that Frank
W. Brewster, a top, Teamsters
Union official, applied cash from
the union till to a home, racing
stable, and costly tailormade suits.
There was evidence, too, that
the boss of the Teamsters Western
Conference doubled up on expense
accounts and got some of the gifts
the union spread around at Christ-
mas time.
Finally, after the grilling had
gone on for hours, the investiga-
tors cited larceny laws to the
sweating, squirming witness.
* * *
TUNIS-Cries of "Freedom for
Algeria!" confronted Vice-Presi-
dent Richard M. Nixon at nearly
every turn here yesterday.
He toured the city amid cheers
and applause from thousands of
Tunisians celebrating their' own
independence from France.
Premier Habib Bourguiba added
his voice to these demands yester-
day by urging the United States
to convince France of "the great
dangers to world peace" as long as
it refuses Algerian demands for
liberty.
France recently liberated the
former protectorates of Tunisia
and Morocco but claims Algeria is
part of France itself.
WASHINGTON -The Defense
Department moved yesterday on
two fronts to hold rising military
spending within estimated budget
limits.
Secretary of Defense Charles E.
Wilson first ordered the elimina-
tion of 6,414 civilian and military
jobs in the Greater Washington
area within the 12 months starting
July.
He urged that the cuts-amount-
ing to about 12 per cent of the
53,986 payroll-begin at once.
* * *
WASHINGTON-The adminis-
tration's civil rights proposals won
approval of a Senate Judiciary
subcommittee yesterday but they
still faced a doubtful future.
The Senate group sent the four-
point legislation to the full Judi-
ciary Committee by a four to two
vote despite Southern cries of
"government by injunction."
Subcommittee Chairman Thom-
as C. Hennings (D-Mo.) announced
he would press for prompt action
by the full committee.

Full Budget
Still Sought,
Says Stirton
'U' Seeks Requests
As Legislature Balks
By PETER ECKSTEIN
Vice-President William Stirton
said yesterday the University is
"still striving for our full request"
of an operating budget of $34,121,-
000 for the coming year.
Stirton's comments came amid
increasing rumblings from Lansing
that the University would be for-
tunate if the legislature only cut
the $2,500,000 recommended by
Gov. G. Mennen Williams.
Williams Recommendations
Even the Williams recommenda-
tions would leave the state with
a $75,000,000 deficit for the coming
year, unless new taxes are insti-
tuted. Legislators have responded
bitterly to the idea, and Sen. El-
nier Porter (R-Blissfield) has is-
sued a call for a letter writing
campaign against any new taxes.
Stirton acknowledged the legis-
lature's cesire to keep taxes at
present levels but responded
strongly, "This you can't do.
You're dealing with people."
Legislative Suggestion
As for the frequent legislative
suggestion that fees be appreciably
increased, he likewise replied, "this
you can't do. We can't solve these
sort of problems by being punitive
toward young people."
Stirton described himself as
"very sympathetic with the legis-
lators who are trying hard to see
their way through some real finan-
cial problems."
But he suggested an "overall"
approach to the tax problem, not
the "patchwork pattern" he said
the legislature has followed in
recent years.
University's Position
The University's position in get-
ting funds is less favorable this
year than in the past, partly be-
cause many other state agencies
have a claim to. earmarked state
funds and also because the legisla-
ture has yet to recognize the size
of anticipated enrollments.
AA Driver Killed
ANN ARBOR,, Mich., (P) --- A
27-year-old man died yesterday of
injuries suffered yesterday after-
noon when the car in which he
was riding careened off the road,
broke a utility pole and smashed
into a group of three smalltrees
near here.
Dead is Russell M. Knerr of
South Lyon, Mich.

e. e. cummings To Recite

By ALLAN STILLWAGON
One of America's greatest liv-
ing poets is at the University to-
day.
E. E. Cummings, one of the few
moderns "who write about beauti-
ful things simply" will read from
his work at 4:15 p.m. in Rackham
Lecture Hall.
Cummings represents, even in
gory times "somethiig that is val-
id and sweet in the human spirit,"
according to Prof. John Arthos of
the English department. What he
personifies is "p r o f o u n d and
strong, in short, beauty."
Recorded Impressions
Prof. Arthos is on sabbatical, but
has recorded his impressions of
the 63-year-old lyricist in an essay
"The Poetry of E. E. Cummings."
The study admits '-iat broken
words and missing punctuation
make his verse forbidding at first,
but insists that, if permitted, the
unorthodoxy turns about and be-
comes a device of great sensitiv-
ity.
Loosest Forms
The loosest of forms is selected
by Prof. Arthos to demonstrate
Cummings' peculiar approach to
"surprise and suspense."
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The effect is jarring, and de-
mands the fullest attention of the
reader. "The facts of the poem are
no longer those of observation, but
of sensation." The poe-t is "greedy
for it, and devours it quickly."
Its forcefulness can better be
understood by viewing the lines
as they would ordinarily be writ-
ten:
Spry Pinks
"The Sky was candy luminous,
edible;
Spry pinks, shy lemons, greens,
cool chocolates."

Cummings' creations, Prof. Ar-
thos insists, are neither all-beau-
tiful, nor necessarily valuable.
.While serving in the World War
I Norton Harjes Ambulance Corps,
he was mistakenly confined in a
French concentration camp. As a
result, he has maintainied "a strict
and rich attention to the particu-
lar beauty that belongs to the
humble."
Young Girls
His poems about the young girls
and worn women of brothels
sometimes find them beautiful, but
"often hard and ugly."
And his love poems, "sometimes
very beautiful, at other times de-
tached and hard," can also be
"merely obscene jokes."
Since 1918, Cummings has pub-
lished not only poetry, but was
the' author of a best-selling novel,
"The Enormous Room," with
chapter headings from John Bun-
yon's "The Pilgrim's Progress."
Published Ballet
He has also published a ballet,
an autobiography, and presented
his painting to the public in two
one; man art shows.
Along the way, whether serious,
or "thumbing his nose at the
reader," Fdward Estlin Cummings
"has been able to preserve a quali-
ty which usually belongs to the in-
nocent, the capacity for unaf-
fected wonder." °

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Blast Kills One
At Ford Plant
DETROIT ()-One of 26 work-
men injured in an explosion and
fire at the Ford Motor Co.'s gi-
gantic Rouge plant last night died
today as a team of investigators
sought the cause of the blast.
Six of 25 hospitalized were re-
ported in critical condition.
The oven spewed a terrific
flame, something.like a jet air-
craft engine, and blew out some
500 feet of glass and brick wall.
A team of 25 investigators
sought the cause of the near-
catastrophe in the building where
2,000 are employed. Altogether
more than 60,000 are employed
in the sprawling Rouge plant, the
world's largest industrial installa-'
tion.

Macmillan Ike To Talk;
Labor Unrest Increasing,
LONDON (fA)-Prime Minister Harold Macmillan left by plane,
last night for what he called understanding and friendship talks with
President Dwight D.- Eisenhower in Bermuda.
He expressed confidence that "a great deal will be gained" from
a frank exchange of views.
Macmillan was accompanied by Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd,
United States Ambassador John Hay Whitney, and 39 advisers and sec-
retaries.
Due in Bermuda
They are due in Bermuda today after a stopover at Gander on
their 3,600-mile flight. President Eisenhower is due there in the af-
ternoon after a leisurely trip on a"

Vote Records
3,211 Ballots
Unmnanned Booths
Mark Voting Low
By VERNON NAHRGANG
Procedural -difficulties and bad
weather kept yesterday's all-cam-
pus elections vote at 3,211, accord-
ing to Polls Director Don Zinger,
'59A&D.
The turnout matched the lowest
first-day vote in Student Govern-
ment Council's two-year history.
Light snow showers were fore-
cast again for this morning.
Troubl, Trouble
"Difficulties" the elections com-
mittee experienced yesterday began
with not having enough keys to
unlock ballot boxes in the morn-
ing.
At the same time, Elections Di-
rector Jim Childs, '57, said, stu-
dents were not showing up to take
scheduled posts at balloting tables.
Light rain effected the moving
of several polling places away from
scheduled locations to indoor shel-
ters.
Printing errors on ballots neces-
sitated crossing off one name on
SGC ballots and adding one on
business administration school
voting sheets.
Four Student Directors
Although four Union Student
Directors are to be elected by the
campus-at-large, ballots' instruct
voters to vote for "one" only, Offi-
cials could not explain this.
By noon yesterday, many voting
places across campus had run out.
of ballots for several offices.
One polling table near lunch
lines in South Quad ran out of
Union Student Director and Board
in Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
letics ballots but officials continued
to allow students to vote at the
peak of the rush hour without noti-
fying them of the missing ballots.
Considering Difficulties
Considering difficulties and
weather, Zinger called the turnout
"good,"'- but hoped for a "better"
one today.
Childs reported students had
made no requests to be driven to
and from ballot boxes in the com-
mittee's $30 elections car.
Balloting places will remain open
until 5 p.m. today. Counting will
begin at 7:30 pm. in the Union
Ballroom and will be open to the
public.
Balloting Places
At stake today are six SGC seats,
six Union Student Directorships,
nine J-Hop Committee member-
ships, senior offices in four schools
and colleges, and seats on the
Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications and the Board in Control
of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The 13 SGC candidates are:
Bob Bruton, '59; Scott Chrysler,
'59; Art Epker, '58BAd; Duncan
Garrett, '58BAd; Ron Gregg, '60;
Judy iiartin, '59; James C. Park,
'59; Jean Scruggs, '58; Nel Sher-
burne, , 'fl ald Shorr, '58; John
T. Sliomas, '9bAd; LeAnne Toy,
'59; and Phil Zook, '60.
Students Support
Regent Hopefuls
Three -student committees sup-
porting University Regent candi-
dates have been formed on cam-
pus.
Students for Connable, backing
Republican incumbent Alfred B.
Connable of Kalamazoo, is chaired
by Lew Engman, '57. Other com-
mittee members are Tom Sawyer,
'58 and Gene Hartwig, '58L.

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ALUMNI CELEBRATE EVENT:
Fetes Honor University's Birthday

Today is the University's 140th
birthday..
In commemoration of this event,
approximately 150 University'
alumni gathered in the union last'
night for their annual birthday'
celebration. Fetes honoring the
anniversary were simultaneously'
being celebrated by alumni clubs
throughout the world.
Now ranking fourth in the na-
tion in fulltime student enrollment,
the University was chartered in
1817.
Guest speaker for the birthday
dinner was University alumnus Dr.
Harvey Merker. Dr. Merker is
director emeritus of research at
Parke, Davis and Co.

cruiser.
Macmillan told an airport news
conference that his prime purpose
will be to restore understanding
and friendship with the United
States after the coolness caused
by the British-French invasion of
Egypt.
Labor Troubles
In London, Union leaders last
night ordered two million factory
workers to join in a phased strike
aimed at paralyzing Britain's
manufacturing industries by April
6.
Seventy shipyards already are
idle by a walkout of 200,000 men.
Taken together, the two strikes
could bring the British economy
almost to a standstill in the worst
industrial chaos since the general
strike of 1926.
The order for factory strikes
went out only a few lours before
Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
took off for talks with President
Dwight D. Eisenhower in Bermuda
on vital international questions.
Union bosses, fighting for a 10
per cent wage rise for workers in
the shipbuilding and engineering
industries, ordered the phased
'strike to begin Saturday.
Dorm Integration
To Be Discussed
Students interested in integra-
tion in the residence halls may,

U Symphony
Band To Play
Highlighting the University Sym-
phony Band's annual spring con-
cert tonight will be director Prof.
William Revelli's rendition of-"His
Honor," dedicated to its writer,
Henry Fillmore.
Also featured in the evening's
program is John Mohler, solo clar-
inetist of the Symphony Band.
Mohler will play two movements of
Weber's "Second Concert for Clari-
net."
The concert will open with Texi-
dor's "Spanish March, Arparito
Roca," "Two Chorale Preludes" ar-
ranged by Latham, "Toccata" by
Frescobaldi and "Symphony No.
1" by Erickson,.
Following intermission, the band
will perform Jenkin's "American
Overture for Band," Hermann's
"Ode," Williams' "Fanfare and
Allegro," and Niblock's "Soliloquy
and Dance."
Next will be "American Salute"
by Gould. This composition, a fast-
moving fantasy for band, is based
upon the tune, "When Johnny
Comes Marching Home."
The Symphony Band will con-
clude the program by playing
"Michigan March," honoring the
late composer Edwin Franco Gold-
man.
The concert will be presented at
8:30 p.m. today in Hill Auditorium.

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