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Latest Deadline in the State





Tornadoes Lash Oklahoma,
Texas Bringing Death, Ruin

U.S. Urges
Suez 'Plan
WASHINGTON (P) - Secretary
of State John Foster Dulles gave
notice yesterday that Western
confidence in tgypt's word might
hinge on whether President Abdel
Gamal Nasser accepts American
revisions in the Egyptian plan for
operpting the Suez Canal.
Developments within the next 24
to 48 hours, he said, should deter-
mine whether Egypt is ready to en-
gage in serious negotiations.
At a news conference, Sec. Dulles
reported the American govern-
ment suggested in a note Sunday
a number of specific changes in
Egypt's newest plan for operating
the waterway it seized last July
He refused to disclose the pro-
posed changes.
Some of these revisions, he said,
are "minor" but they would bind
Egypt to arbitrate future disputes
and uphold promises to canal users
more than present Egyptian pro-
pbsals do.
Sec. Dulles called on Egypt to
recognize that its answer would
greatly influence Western nations
in deciding whether the canal
could be counted on as a reliable
transportation route in the future.
To Consider
*Health Plan
Bids: Beckett
Final bids for a student health
insurance program are now being
considered, according to Dr. Mor-
ley B. Beckett, director of Health
Several large insurance compa-
nies, contacted through the De-
troit Insurance Agency, have sub-
mitted bids on varying programs.
The health insurance committee
is now studying the relative merit
and cost of each program.
' "Final choice of a company
siiould be made by the end of
April at the latest," Dr. Beckett
Effective Next Fall
Both Dr. Beckett and James A.
Lewis, Vice-President for Student
Affairs, assured, "the program will
be effective by next fall."
As soon as a bid has been cho-
, sen, Student Government Council
will begin to gather student opin-
ion on the proposed program
through a survey sample of 600
"We're going to gather facts on
what kind of health insurance stu-
dents have, what they're planning
to get and what they'd like to get,
and then deduce the most effec-
tive and desirable plan," Scott
Chrysler, '59, chairman of the
SGC health insurance committee
Complicated Business
"Insurance is a complicated
business and unless unusually in-
formed, most people can't judge
the relative value of different pro-
grams," he continued.
"Therefore we're asking ques-
tions of fact, rather than whether
students prefer voluntary or com-
pulsory health insurance, or what
type of coverage they want."

Spanish Play
"La Barca Sin Pescador" (The
Boat Without a Fisherman), by
Alejandro Casona, will be pre-
sented at 3:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. to-
day in the Lydia Mendelssohn
The plot concerns a financier,
Ricardo Jordan, who is promised
wealth and power by the Devil if
he will only exercise "the will to
kill" a man. Jordan agrees, but

Tornadoes brought death and destruction in Texas and Okla-
homa while the worst spring blizzard in 22 years lashed Colorado yes-
Nine were known dead and more than 400-injured after a twister
tore a 21-mile swatch through Dallas, Tex.
Oklahoma reported four dead and five injured in an area 150
miles south of Oklahoma City.
At least a half dozen twisters were sighted during the day in
central and south-central Oklahoma.
Spinning Funnel
Dallas residents watched in awe as the funnel spun out of a black
cloud over suburban Oak Cliff and dipped to the ground during the
For 40 long, agonizing minutes debris flew in all directions. Prop-
erty damage was estimated at in the millions of dollars.
At least four other north Texas tornadoes were reported.
One of them injured several persons and damaged property at
Melissa, Tex., 40 miles north of Dallas. Another touched down 10 miles
north of a Forth Worth airport.
The blizzard, already described as more severe than that of March
23-25 which claimed 37 lives, disrupted power and communications

Chile Calls
S iee; Riots
Students Protest
IHigh Cost of Living
SANTIAGO, Chile () - The
government proclaimed a state of
siege throughout Chile yesterday
night as the result of student riots
that have left 15 dead and hun-
dreds injured.
The country has been rocked by
disturbances and student demon-
strations against the rising cost
of living.
Interior Minister Benjamin Vi-
dela proclaimed the emergency
The presidential palace was re-
ported under heavy guard.
University students called a 48-
hour strike Tuesday to protest a
police crackdown on demonstra-
Rioting groups threw stones at
the presidential palace, the Par-
liament Building and the federal
Army tanks and armored cars
patrolling the area fired almost
without interruption in an effort
to restore order.
Chest Drive
Seeks Dormn

Iran's Prime Minister
Over Murder of 3 Am


Ala, Eghbal to Switch Positions

British End
LONDON (A) - Union bosses
yesterday called a halt to nation-
wide walkouts in Britain's ship-
yards and factories and ordered'
1,700,000 strikers to return to work
The unions warned, however,
that the strikes will be resumed if
a government court of inquiry
6,hich is to probe their wage de-
mands returns an "unacceptable"
The three-man court begins sit-
ting today.-
Production Halted -
The strikes, which began in the
shipyards 17 days ago and have
been snowballing since, have held
up work on 300 ships, and the
manufacture of planes, automo-
biles, machinery, electrical and
atomic equipment - exports badly
needed by hard-up Britain.
The unions had planned to pull
another 1%/2 million men by this
Union Demand
The Confederation of Shipbuild-
ing and Engineering Unions,
which is made up of 40 unions,
originally demanded a 10 per cent
increase for the nation's 200,000
shipyard workers and for three
million so-called "engineers" in
factories - ranging from unskilled
workers to skilled machinists.
Their weekly wages average
$36.40, which is $5.60 above the
national average.

and brought ground and air trav-
el to almost a standstill in the
Rocky Mountain states.
Continuous snowfall dumped 42
inches on the area. At least three
deaths were attributed to the
Forecasters said the heavy snow
would continue through Wednes-
day, moving into Texas, New Mex-
ico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Neb-
raska overnight. Southwest South
Dakota was expected to get a taste
of it.
Drifts ForecastI
Considerable blowing and drift-
ing of snow was forecast. In Wy-
oming, highways were choked
with snowdrifts up to 10 feet
There was at least a foot of
snow, measuring two inches in
moisture content at Denver

Colorado's second largest city, Campus Chest will be carrying
Pueblo, with a population of 100,- its buckets into the Residence
Puebl, Halls next month-if it can sell
000, was left without power tempo-
rarily. hHouse governments on door-to-
rari y.I door solicitation.
Buildings Evacuated do oiiain
sEBoard of Governors of the Resi-
Two buildings in the city were dence Halls lifted a by-law yester-
evacuated because of the danger day to allow the newly organized
of accumulated snow on the roofs. Chest, which combines all campus
Eastbound trains were running bucket drives, to solicit funds in
about an hour late, but getting the Houses if the House govern-
through. ment approves it.
Bus and airlines called off all This type of solicitation in the
schedules in and out of Denver. Residence Halls has been pre-
Railroads took on extra cars to vented in the past by a Board by-
accommodate their patrons, law. It is intended to prevent ex-
Several marooned buses were cessive disturbances to dorm resi-
reported in Wyoming and Colo- dents.
rado. Passengers were given emer- B kti

Lead Texas
Senate Race
DALLAS, Tex. UP) -United
States Rep. Martin Dies, a Demo-
crat, surged into the lead over
Ralph Yarborough, also a Demo-
crat, in Senate election returns
early lastbnight, overcoming an
early lead by Yarborough in a con-
test which could decide control of
the United States Senate.
The top Republican candidate,
Thad Hutcheson, was running a
close third.
Top Six
The returns at 8 p.m. an hour
after polls closed, gave these to-
tals for the others among the top
six in the 19-man field:
State Senator Searcy Bracewell,
457; Rep. Dies 13,872; Austin at-
torney James P. Hart 554; Hut-
cheson, 9,255; State Agriculture
Commissioner John C. White 232;
and Yarborough 9,831.
Dies had 40.09 per cent of the
vote counted, Yarborough 28.41
and Hutcheson 26.75.
Returns Slow
Robert L. Johnson, head of the
Texas Election Bureau, said re-
turns were slow because all lon-
distance telephone lines to Dallas
were jammed with calls from per-
sons trying to find out if rela-
tives and friends were victims of
the Dallas tornado.
Of 19 candidates, 6 staged vig-
orous, statewide campaigns. They
were State Senator Searcy Brace-
well, United States Rep. Martin
Dies, former Texas Supreme Court
Justice James P. Hart, Houston
attorney Thad Hutcheson, State
Agriculture Commissioner John C.
White and Austin attorney Ralph
Of the 19 candidates, 17 are
Democrats and 2 Republicans.
Army Holds
Haiti Chief
In Palace
Provisional President Franck Syl-
vain was reported under army ar-
rest in the presidential palace last
night while an alleged bomb plot
is being investigated.
The army announced Sylvain,
the third interim ruler of Haiti
since December, has resigned.
Escape Fails
An informant said Sylvain had
tried to escape the palace in a car
driven by his sister-in-law, Lydia
Leanty, but failed to get away. She
was arrested.
The army apparently has
clamped a firm control on the Ne-
gro republic.
Crowds that had shouted for
Sylvain's resignation and then
hailed the announcement of it
with shrieks of joy were gone from
the streets last night,
Political Upheavals
Army guards stood off all who
approached the president's palace.
Political upheavals have rocked
the republic since last November.
It occupies the western end of
the Caribbean island Columbus
called Hispanola and is a near
neighbor of politically disturbed
A lingering rebellion against the
Cuban government is centered in
mountains just across the Wind-
ward Passage from Hiti.
Inquiry in Progress

-Daily-David Arnold
NEW IHC OFFICERS - Drake Duane, '58, seated, was elected
president of the Inter-House Council last night. Elected to assist
him were Bob Ashton, '59, left, as administrative vice-president
and Marlowe Tieg, 'OE, as operative vice-president.
Administrators TellIHC
About .Dorm Financing
About $200 per student goes toward financing the residence halls,
Francis C. Shiel, director of Service Enterprises told the Inter-House
Council Praesidium last night.
Shiel, along with Vice-President for Financial Affairs Wilbur
K. Pierpont, Vice-President for Student Affairs James A. Lewis and
Leonard Schaadt, business manager of residence halls, spoke to the
council on residence hall finances.
However, Shiel noted that self-liquidating dormitories and re-
financing appeared to be the only way to get funds for new build-
ings. He said he knew of "no other method."
Increases Coming
Vice-President Pierpont told the group as long as the cost of
living rises and the University continues to expand, students could
count on room and board in- -

gency accommodation.
The twister was second to hit
Dallas. The other struck July 30,
It was a small one but it hit
the same general area-the west
end of Oak Cliff - and moved

Study Honors Program
In Engineering College
(EDITORS NOTE: This is the second in a series of three stories concerning
Honor Systems at institutions of higher education.)
Two colleges at the University are now under Honor Systems.
Both the Medical School and the College of Engineering have such
programs. Since the engineering college is primarily undergraduate, a
study of its system would help to shed light on the possibilities of such
a program in the Literary College.
Walter Emmons, assistant dean of the engineering school, is most
enthusiastic about the program. "It works! Not perfectly, but it works.
No system could completely eliminate cheating."
Twelve Cases Per Year
He estimated not over 12 cases of cheating are reported a year.
"This is pretty good," he declared, "when you consider that 3100 un-
dergraduates take three exams

DOara a epicai
The method and time of solici-
tation will also be set by the gov-
ernments. Board members were
skeptical about having the appeals
last the full week of the drive.
Approval to solicit in the dorms
was granted to Campus Chest for
this year.
In other action, the Board re-
viewed letters from three houses
containing suggestions on meeting
the doubling-ulp problem next
year and on mproving and oper-
ating the dormitory system.
Letters Criticized
Criticism was directed at the
letters which Board members said
should have been sent to lower
hesidence Hall officials first. Prof
Lionel Laing of the poitical science
idepartment said the items in the
letters, with the exception of those
pertaining to doubling-up, were
not in the Board's area of deter-
mining policy,
The letters were turned over to!
John Hale, senior director of thej
men's quadrangles for further con-
sideration. The information and!
suggestions, he said, may be used
in a report to the Board later this

Vice-President Picrpont also
said there was a "very serious pos-
sibility" that students might have
to pay for utilities in future resi-
dence halls.
The University now covers this
charge. He said this action would
'not pertain to present residence
halls, because clauses in bonds for
these buildings prohibit such ac-
Alumni Funds
In response to a question from
Gene Girkin, '59 East Quadrangle
President, concerning new ways to
get funds, Vice-President Lewis
told the council the University De-
velopment Council is making at-
tempts to get money from alumni
for dormitories.
He said there is a propect one
group may be interested in estab-
lishing an international graduate
residence hall.
The problem of higher resi-
dence hall rates pricing students'
out of eduicational opportunities
was also discussed at the meeting.
Vice-President Pierpont said he
was aware of this difficulty, and
in fact, this was what the Uni-
versity was trying to convince the
state iegislature.
Schaadt told the praesidium
damage costs were far greater in
the men's halls than the women's
and reminded them they had to
pay for damages either directly~
or indirectly.
I Cam pus
Student Government Councill
m~ittee c h.airmanshins to the camni

Drake Duane
Drake Duane, '58, was elected
president of Inter-House Council
last night, by the IHC Praesidium.
Duane is former administrative
vice-president of the organization.
Bob Ashton, '59, a resident of
West Quadrangle was elected ex-
ecutive vice-president.
There is no administrative vice-
president. IHC elections work on a
"drop-down" system where de-
feated candidates may run for les-
ser offices.
Dan Belin, '59, who ran against
Ashton did not choose to run for
Administrative office. Because
there were no other nominations
for this post, elections will be held
sometime in April.
The Praesidium chose Marlowe
Tieg, '60E, operative vice-presi-
dent, while Fred Smith, '58M, and
Lou Sain, '60 were elected treas-
urer and secretary respectively.
Duane pledged himself to make
"The Michigan Residence Hall
System what it ought to be." It
has not nearly lived up to its po-
tential, he said.
He viewed the council as a group
established for the 23 houses in,
the system. Its goal, he said, was
to improve each individual house.
3 Briefs
has opened petitioning for com-
us at lar - for the first time

IHC Elects

Ask Military
To Intensify
Bandit Hunt
Search Desert
For Killlers; Get
No News Reports
TEHRAN, Iran (-)-Prime Min-
ister Hussein Ala submitted his
resignation yesterday because of
the murder of three Americans by
Iranian bandits.
The 74-year-old statesman is to
be replaced by Manouchehr Egh-
bal, 49-year-old court minister to
Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi.
Ala will take Eghbal's job.
Search Intensifies
Troops and police were ordered
to intensify their search for the
killers in the desert. 800 miles
southeast of Tehran, but there
were no new reports that any of
the gang had been found.
Two bandits were slain and an-
other captured early in the hunt.
A government source said the
need for a politically stronger and
more powerful prime minister was
demonstrated by the failure so far
to find the persons responsible for
the deaths of Kevin Carroll, a
United States Point Four official;
his wife Anita; and Brewster Wil-
son, Near East Foundation spe-
Bandit Ambush
They and their two Iranian driv-
ers were caught In a bandit am-
bush May 26 while motoring across
the desert.
Clark S. Gregory, United States
Point Four aid director for Ian,
said today his order suspending
the aid program until the arrest
and punishment of the bandits
would apply only to the area in
which the Americans were killed,
The chief project there is devel-
opment of the port of Chahbahar,
on the Gulf of Oman, which will
affect nearly a million persons In
southeast Iran when it is com-
Beck Reveals
Plan To Fight
'Unf air' Laws
WASHINGTON (") - President
Dave Beck of the Teamsters Un-
ion Announced yesterday the un-
ion will launch a public relations
program to fight "any unfair, re-
strictive antilabor legislation."
He made no mention of his plan
to use one million dollars in union
funds to tell his own story of fi-
nancial transactions uncovered by
the Senate rackets investigation
Thumbs Down
There are reports that the un-
ion's Executive Board has turned
thumbs down on this idea.
"A public relations program was
unanimously approved by the E-
ecutive Board of the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters," Beck
said in a statement issued from
the union's headquarters here.
"Its primary purpose is to as-
sist the teamsters' 1,400,000 mem-
bers and their officers in their
fight against any unfair, restrict-
ive antilabor legislation on a lo-
cal, state or national level.
"This program will be dedicated
to strengthening the collective
bargaining position of every local
Policy Statement
"A full policy statement will be
issued within the next two days."
Beck didn't say how much mon-

ey would be spent on the public
relations program, although there
M were indications from another
source that it would be in the
neighborhood of $200,000.
No{ did Beck make any mention
of t.he Senate investigation of his
big union.
Witnesses at hearings last month
linked some teamsters offieials
with racketeers in Oregon and

each in about five courses a se-
"Either the system is not work-
ing at all," he explained, "or it
works very well. If it didn't work,
we probably would have learned
of it already."
A cursory questioning of some:
engine school students seemed to
reveal that most students would
not turn in somebody they caught
cheating, but that they had nev-
er seen any one doing it.
Council President Agrees
Bill Diamond, '57E, former presi-
dent of the engineering council,
confirmed this.
If you ask most engineers whe-
ther they would report somebody,
cheating, they'll answer no, he:
said. But at least 95 per cent won't
See 'U', page 2
SGC To Hear
Housing Plan

World News RoundupJ
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-An official of the State Department said yes-
terday it would welcome a formula that would permit United States
newsmen to enter Red China without "yielding to blackmail."
But, Deputy Undersecretary Robert D. Murphy added, the depart-
ment has no intention of relaxing its bar against any American pass-
ports to the Communist country as long as it continues to hold eight
Americans as prisoners.
* * *
SUEZ, Egypt-A tramp freighter with a supply of alternate nation-
al flags stood at the south entrance to the Suez Canal last night
awaiting permission to go through.
Its master said the trip may start today but he didn't say what
flag it will fly.


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* * * An army counuique sai yl-
vain is being held under armed
WASHINGTON-President Dwight D. Eisenhower, speaking in- guard pending the outcome of an
formally to a group of business leaders, said yesterday a cut in taxes inquiry now in progress.
must take a back seat to the winning of a lasting world peace. "Much The inquiry apparently centered
as we hate taxes," President Eisenhower said, world peace "is an ob- on a bomb blast that seriously in-
jective that overrides high taxes." jured two army men Monday
hnight and a reported bomb plot
against higher-ups.

SGC Administrative Vice-President Ron Shorr, '58, said yesterday
petitions, will be available at the Student Activities Bldg., until noon,
April 18, when they will be due.
All students, according to Shorr, are eligible to petition.
Positions open include SGC's four standing committee chairman-
ships: National and International Affairs, Education and Social Wel-
fare, Student Activities and .Public Relations.
"Faculty-Administration-Regents: Communication in an Expand-
ing University" will be the subject of a panel discussion scheduled
for 8:30 p m. Tuesday in the Rackham West Conference Room.
The discussion will be open to all members of the faculty and
administration, and will feature Regent Eugene B. Power, Vice-Pres-i
ident and Dean of Faculties Marvin L. Niehuss, and Prof. E. Lowel



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