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VOL. LXVII, No. 141



Published Suicide
Note Called False
Embassy Holds Farewell Messages
Of Norman 'Complete Fabrication'
WASHINGTON (P)-The Canadian Embassy said published ver-
sions of two suicide notes written by Herbert Norman, late Canadian
S ambassador to Egypt, bear "no relation" to the originals.
"The only conclusion which can be drawn is that the texts.. . are
-$complete fabrications," the embassy stated, acting on instructions from








its government in Ottawa.
Thursday's New York Daily
notes Norman wrote to his wife
Prof. Buber
Gives Ideas
Of Existence
To a prophet, history is not un
changeable; it can be altered, Pro
Martin Buber of Hebrew Univen
sity, Jerusalem, said last night.
He cited this as the major dif
ference between prophetic an
apocalyptic writers. The apocalyp
tic, he said, feels that there is n1
significance to man's struggle wit
his soul, because the future cann
be altered.
The prophet, on the other han
he said, feels man has a choic
that everything is not foreordain
ed. He feels that by making h
own decision, Ie can become, i
Prof. Buber's phrase, "God's par
ner in the dialogue of history"
Man is created to be the cente
the prophet says. As long as ma
exists~ there is a chance for
change of direction.
To an apocalyptic writer, suc
as the author of the Book of Ezr
in the Old Testament, there is n
actual freedom of decision; the fu
ture is already present in Heaven
and it is disclosed to the autho
The apocalyptic riter has n
audience and speech, no actua
task; he merely writes.
Evil, to the apocalyptic, bega
with Adam and Eve; this is con
trary to the Hebrew Bible and t
early Talmudic teaching, whic
hold that man is neutral at h
God, according to an apocalypti
writer, put an evil heart in Adam
his descendants must rid them
selves of it.
A prophet speaks at a time o
historical decision, Prof. Bube
said; he has an immediate audi
ence, and he addresses them. H:
function is to confront, not to pre
Present-day existentialism, ac
cording to Prof. Buber, is cheer.
fully apocalyptic. Its philosophy i
"Man cannot achieve his future
he has nothing more to achieve.
Our age, he said, thinks it know
too much; faith has become un
Students Win
Case Club's
Legal Award
At the Case Club's Banquet las
night Lee Abrams, '58L, and
James Feibel, '58L, were declared
the winning team in the 32nd An
nual Henry M. Campbell Compe
They won out over finalist
John Lewis, 58L, and Eugen
Wanger, '58L.
The Hon. John Biggs Jr., Chie
Justice of the 3rd Judicial Cir
cult of the Federal Court of Ap
peals, announced the decision
Judge Biggs acted as the presiding
justice of the moot court befor
which the Competition's finals
were held.
He stated that "the competition
today was of a most unusually
high standard.
Present at the banquet was Jus
tice Harold H. Burton of the U.S.
Supreme Court, who attended a
the guest of honor. Justice Bun
ton did not deliver an address but

reminisced briefly about his trip
to South America las year, during
which he visited several Latin
American federal courts.
In regard to the case the final-
ists had to argue, Judge Biggs re-
marked with a smile that "the

News carried the purported texts of
and to his friend, Swedish Minister
" Brynolf Eng, just before jumping
to his death from the roof of a
Cairo building April 4.
The Daily News version recorded
Norman as writing to Eng: "I can
not bring myself to tell you the
true reasons that impel me to com-
mit suicide."
This sentence has been inter-
preted as indicating Norman killed
himself for some other reason than
the resurrection by the Senate In-
- ternal Security subcommittee of
f. charges that Norman had been a
- Communist.
Canadians ha asserted the sub-
committee's action was an impor-
d tant factor in Norman's death. In
- notes to the State Department, the
1o Canadian government has deplored
h the aspersions cast of Norman's
ot character and reiterated a belief
in his loyalty.
d, The Daily News commented
e, "The Norman suicide letters,
- which were published last Thurs-
is day in the News were cabled from
.n Cairo. They were translations of
t- Arabic copies made of the letters
while the Cairo police were holding
r, them during their investigation."
a Bc Denies
al has Effect
n WASHINGTON (P)--Dave Beck,
-- embattled Teamsters Union presi-
o dent, said yesterday he regards as
*h without effect his suspension as an
is AFL-CIO officer for being impli-
cated- in labor rackets investiga-
ic tions.
; "I consider myself to be a mem-
- ber of the AFL-CIO executive
council and view the purported
f suspension as a nullity," Beck
r wrote AFL-CIO President George
i Meany.
is Beck's letter recited legal con-
tentions and sounded like a pre-
liminary toward a possible court
- suit aimed at compelling reversal
rof his suspension as an AF-CIO
s, council member and vice-presi-
; dent.
" The letter to Meany was one of
s several Beck made public yester-
- day elaborating on resolutions by
the Teamsters Union executive
board which protested Beck's sus-
pension and corruption charges
aimed at ouster of the Teamsters
Union itself from the AFL-CIO.
The federation's charges against
Beck and his union are based on
Beck's refusal to tell Senate rack-
ets investigators about his admit-
ted personal use of large sums of
Teamsters Union funds. Other
high Teamsters officials are under
court indictments.
d U'Professor
-Named Dean
s Prof. John S. McNown of the
e engineering mechanics department
has been named Dean of the Uni-
f versity of Kansas engineering and
- architecture school by Kansas's
- Board of Regents.
i. He will assume his new duties
g July 1, succeeding T. DeWitt Carr.
e Prof. McNown, an authority on
s the various aspects of the flow of
fluids, holds degrees from three
n American and one European uni-
y versities.

May Curtail
Pierpont Upset About
Building Funds Lack
Daily City Editor
University Regents yesterday
protested the five million dollars
slashed from next year's operat-
ing budget Thursday by the Sen-
ate Appropriations Committee.
There was some talk of cur-
tailing enrollment if the Legisla-
ture fails to appropriate more
than the 29.1 million recommend-
ed by the committee.
Grave concern over failure of
the committee to recommend any
capital outlay funds for planning
or new construction was voiced
at the Regents meeting by Vice-
President Wilbur K. Pierpont.
(The $7,710,000 recommended for
capital outlay will only complete
construction already under way.)
Requested $34,100,000
The University originally re-
quiested $34,100,000 for operations
next year. The Governor's recom-
mendation to the Legislature
sliced this request by two and a
half 'million dollars.
(The Senate Appropriations
Committee recommendation now
goes to the Senate. The House
Ways and Means Committee must
report out to the House but it is
expected to follow the Senate
Committee's lead.)
Regents Paul Adams and
Eugene Power went on record yes-
terday as firmly opposing any in-
crease in resident fees. But both
conceded that out-state students
should pay more.
In a move endorsed by the Re-
gents, University President Harlan
Hatcher had suggested last month
that the University might agree
to an across-the-board tuition
raise of 20 to 25 per cent if the
Legislature appropriated enough
to reach the original $34,100,000
with the added tuition funds.
Legislators have insisted on a
tuition raise.
Suggests Enrollment Cut
But Regent Adams said yester-
day, "I'm now inclined to favor a
reduction in enrollment and hold-
ing fees where they are."
Some Regents seemed to feel
that since the five million dollars
could not be made up through
reasonable tuition raises (25 per
cent would bring in only another
million and a half dollars), it
might not be worth raising tuition
at all.
At a press conference following
the Regents meeting, President
Hatcher said there was a chance
enrollment would have to be cur-
tailed if more money was not ap-
propriated. He said it was "not
impossible" the curtailment would
begin next year.
(Next year's projected total en-
rollment calls for 24,100 students).
Nothing Inevitable
Regent Adams said there was
nothing inevitable in enrollment
increases, noting "legislative ap-
propriations are certainly a fac-
tor in determining enrollment
Vice-President Pierpont pointed
out that failure of the Senate
Committee to recommend money
for planning or new construction
brought to an "abrupt and com-
plete" halt the University's con-
struction program.
Since it takes a year of pre-
liminary planning and another
year of final planning to begin
construction, it will take at least

two or three years more to start
construction on additional facili-
ties. the Vice-President said.











... Editor ... Business Manager

U.S. vessel
To Navigate
Canal Soon
Toll Protest Planned
By American Line
SUEZ, Egypt (AP)-A freighter
carrying peanuts from China to
Rotterdam Friday became the first
British merchantman to pass
through the Suez Canal since the
British-French attack on Egypt
last fall. The Egyptians seemed
pleased about it.
Without fanfare, the 3,604-ton
West Breeze entered the southern
terminus of the 103-mile waterway.
It was early in the morning and no
crowds on hand.
Another British vessel, the 7,127-
ton Poplar Hill, was due in Suez
to begin a northward passage Sat-
urday. The first American ship to
transit the canal since the invasion
is expected next week.
The West Breeze paid transit
tolls . . . the equivalent of $3,031
. in Swiss francs. A spokesman
for Lambert Brothers, her agents
in London, said they were not paid
under protest since the vessel is
under charter to the Hong Kong
firm, Far East Enterprising Co., for
several trips.
The first American ship to use
the canal since the invasion will
be the President Jackson of the
American President Lines.
The ship is en route to the Red
Sea from Karachi with a cargo
and 12 cruise pasengers. A spokes-
man for the lines said in New
York the ship would be ready to
enter the canal Thursday.
Among the 12 passengers aboard
the President Jackson is Mrs. E. R.
Bryant, ofDearborn, Mich.
The spokesman said Govern-
ment agencies in Washington had
been informed that the line is
observing all Government sugges-
tion, including recording of a pro-
test on payment of the toll and
making certain reservations.
The newspaper Al Gumhrriya
interpreted the start of British
traffic through the Canal as indi-
cating that British firms have re-
belled against their Government.
Al Gumhurriya said the com-
panies "rightly regard the canal
as a commercial and not a political
Israeli shipping remains barred
from the canal, on the ground that
Egypt is still technically at war
with Israel.
MSUJ Slated
To Protest
Budget Plan
Board of Agriculture, governing
body of Michigan State University,
yesterday agreed to write the Leg-
islature disapproving budget pro-
posals for MASU for the 1957-58
fiscal year.
The board, in particular, said it
disapproved the method by which
the proposed budget of $25,190,712
was determined.
Durward B. Varner, vice presi-
dent for off-campus affairs, said
the legislature in figuring funds
for the current fiscal year started
from a base of $1,008 per pupil.
Money for the current fiscal
year was appropriated on the as-
sumption MSU would have an en-
rollment of 18,500 students, he

.... City Editor

... Editorial Director ... Advertising Manager

--Daily-Photos by Charles Curtise
... Associate Business Manager

Peter Eckstein, '58, was appoint-
ed Editor of The Daily for the
coming year by the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications yes-
Eckstein succeeds retiring Editor
Richard Snyder, '57.
Ralph Bunche
To Lecture
United Nations Undersecretary
Ralph Bunche will speak tonight
in Hill Auditorium.
His appearance is the only lec-
ture which the Nobel Peace Prize
winner has scheduled for this
Tickets are on sale today at Hill
Auditorium box office for the 8:30
p.m. lecture.
Bunche has just returned from
a UN mission to the Middle East,
meeting the leaders of the Arab
states in conferences. He began
his career as an instructor at

Ward Named To Head Daily.

At the same time the Board Edward Geruldsen, '58, will work
named Robert Ward, '58E, as Busi- with Elsman as Assistant Editor-
ness Manager, replacing David ial Director.
Silver, '59P. Charles Curtiss, Grad., was ap-
Vernon Nahrgang, '50, was ap- pointed Chief Photographer.
pointed City Editor, and James On his appointment, Eckstein
Elsman, '58, was named Editorial said The Daily would continue the
Director., trend toward increasing concern
Business staff appointments un- with the academic affairs of the
der Ward included Davidine Kras- University. He is a 20-year-old
ney, '58Ed., Advertising Manager; economics major from Hazelcrest,
Ada Kesden, '58Ed., Associate Ill., and a member of Sphinx,
Business Manager; Norma Van junior men's honorary.
Tuyl, '58Ad., Accounts Manager; Member of D. U.
and Jack Stroh, '58BAd., Finance Ward, 20 years old, is a member

Associates Named
Two Associate Editors w e r e
named on the editorial staff, with
Donna Hanson, '58, in charge of
personnel and Tammy Morrison,
'58, in charge of the magazine.
Carol Prins, '58, will serve as
Assistant Personnel Director.
William Haney, '58, and Rose
Perlberg, '58, were appointed As-
sistant City Editors. Haney will
supervise feature writing and Miss
Perlberg will oversee coverage of

Daily Makes'
New Structure
Daily Senior Editors for next
year have been appointed in line
with a new internal structure an-
nounced yesterday, after discus-
sion between the Senior Editors
and the Board in Control of Stu-
dent Publications.
All Senior Editors will be re-
sponsible to the Editor, who will
be assisted by the City Editor, the
Editorial Director and the Sports
The Associate Editor (Person-
nel) and the Associate Editor
(Magazine), formerly the Person-
nel Director and the Magazine
Editor respectively, will work di-
rectly with the Editor.
T~ntly rarnn,. hlPo the+ Cit+y

of Delta Upsilon fraternity, Tri-
angle honorary, and Scabbard and
Blade. An electrical engineering'
major from Belmont, Calif., he
was recently elected president of
See NEW, Page 5
Red Leader
Warns West
MOSCOW (A)-Marshal Georgi
K. Zhukov warned the West yes-
terday that the Moscow-directed
Warsaw pact powers will match
NATO bomb for bomb, missile for
Nikita Khrushchev told the
Western power to keep their hands
off the Communist world, partic-
ularly East Germany, lest it be-
come necessary to "rap your
Khrushchev, the Communist
party boss, speaking at a Polish
Embassy reception, extended a
somewhat patronizing hand of
friendship to Poland and then
directed this remark to the West-
ern powers :
"We want to warn the capitalist
countries, do not joke with us, do
not try to test us like you did in
Hungary with the putsch.
You think of doing it, not only
in Hungary, but also maybe in
East Germany. Be careful. We are
not saints and if necessary we will
rap your knuckles."
A . .

Wall, Simich Named To Fill 'Ensian Positions

Stevan Sirnich, '58E, and Carey3
Wall, '58, were named to the two
top Michiganensian positions last
Miss Wall was named Managing
Editor and Simich was appointed

counts Manager; and Penny'
Adams; '59, Office Manager.
Miss Wall is a member of Al-
pha Omicron Pi, freshman honor-
ary, Alpha Lambda Delta and Sig-
ma Delta Pi, Spanish honorary.

-ammam .

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