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Latest Deadline in the State



'U' Budget Boost
r Called Possible
Limited Enrollment, Tuition Rise,
Or No Salary Increases May Result
"Some indications" were seen that the University's operating
budget might be slightly increased, Robert N. Cross, University Ad-
ministrative Assistant said in Lansing yesterday.
. The bill reaches the Senate floor today after being referred last
week back to the Senate Appropriations Compiittee for further dis-
In a meeting with committee members late Wednesday night,
University officials declared the recommended appropriation of $29,-
131,000 would force the University to either limit enrollment, raise
student fees 47 per cent, or refuse salary increases to faculty members.
Cutting the University's request from $34,121,458, of the recom-

mended budget "leaves us with
Jordan King
INew Control
AMMAN, Jordan (RP)-King Hus
sein, fighting for his throne, im
posed military law on imperillei
Jordan yesterday in a series o
dramatic moves against his ene
mies inside and outside the coun
The. embattled young K i n
named a new government, clamp
ed a curfew on the nation's maii
cities as a safeguard against riot
ing, and abolished the country'
10 political parties.
The 21-year-old monarch blast
ed Egyptian propaganda and inter
national communism alike as th
sources of his nation's troubles.
Summit Conference
Less than two months ago Hus
sein participated in an Arab "sum
mit" conference with Egypt's Pres
ident Gamal Nasser, as an ally ii
the cause of Arab nationalism.
Yesterday he told Egypt to leave
this country alone.
With swift strokes, Hussein held
down th'e threat of burgeoning
chaos. Evidently he felt the time
for compromise with his enemies
was over.
Jordan's future was in the bal-
ance, and the crisis had ominous
meaning for peace in the strate-
gically iniportant Middle East.
No Outside Help
Statements of British and Amer-
ican support in effect were an in-
vitation to Hussein to call for help
to save his crown. But he said
Jordan does not want outside help
The United States, repeating its
support for the independence and
integrity of this country of 1'
million people, ordered its 6th
Fleet back to eastern Mediterra-
nean waters, where it patrolled
during the Suez fighting last fall
Britain, supporting the Ameri-
can position, consulted w i t h
France and allies of the Baghdad
Iraqi troops were reported mov-
ing up to the frontier. Saudi Arab-
ian forces in the southern part of
Jordan are under orders to aid
Hussein where necessary.
New Students'
Plans Shaping
Plans for a summer orientation
program are taking shape, ac-
cording to Barry Shapiro, '59, a
member of the Student Govern-
ment Council orientation com-
Under the program students
who wish to will be invited to vis-
it the University during the sum-
mer to carry out the administra-
tive tasks of orientations. These
include ID card pictures, x-rays,
counseling and registration.
The student will visit the Uni-
versity for two and one half day
Those who are unable to visit
the University during the sum-
mer will arrive at school when
registration begins to carry out
the same tasks of administration.
Then all freshman will arrive
at school for two days of social
orientation. This period will be
utilized for social functions and
to give students an opportunity
to learn about the University, its

several serious alternatives, one of
┬░which would be holding enroll-
ment stable," Hatcher said. -
Marvin L. Niehuss, University
Vice-President and Dean of Fac-
ulties told the committee that if
$32 million were granted, the Uni-
versity "could get along with a
25 to 30 per cent student fee in-
crease, but this would mean very
little in the way of new activities
except salary increases."
Salary Increases
- Hatcher pointed out that "if
d salary increases are granted, there
f will be no money left for increas-
- ing enrollment."
- University officials had pre-
viously told the Legislature that
g a salary increase of 10 per cent
- was necessary to keep pace with
n the cost of living, and provide for
- merit raises.
s But even holding enrollment
to the present 22,000 students in-
- stead of expanding to next fall's
- expected 24,100 would require the
e University to raise student fees
35 per cent, Niehuss said at Wed-
nesday's meeting.
- Increases Necessary
- President Harlan Hatcher yes-
- terday called both enrollment and
n salary increases "very necessary."
'We haven't faced the problem"
e of which comes first, "but still
hope that the Legislature will see
d the inadequacy of the proposed
g budget so we won't have to make
e a choice," Hatcher said.
s Describing the chances of an
increase in the budget, Cross said
- he noticed "no particular change
s in attitude of committee members,
- but there has been comment that
there will be some improvement."
Davis, Klinger
s To Lead Talks
ZAt Conference
- James M. Davis and Robert B.
I Klinger of the International Cen-
ter will lead discussion groups at
the Conference on International
Educational Exchange Saturday.
Davis, director of the Interna-
tional Center, will head a section
discussing research while Klinger's
group will talk about government
f regulations in the field of ex-
change programs.
Sponsored by the National Asso-
ciation of Foreign Student Ad-
visors, the conference will be held
in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Theuconference is usually at-
tended by about 200 foreign stu-
dent advisors and other interested!
persons, according to Davis.
Held annually, the conference
was first held in Ann Arbor in
1948. Next year's conference will
also be in Ann Arbor, Davis said.
In addition, student advisors,
cultural attaches of some em-
bassies and state department offi-
cials will be at the conference, he

U.S. Sixth
'Fleet Sent
To Mideast
Sen. Mansfield Sees
Possible Major War
WASHINGTON ()-The United
States 6th Fleet steamed to the
eastern Mediterranean yesterday
in what officialsdescribed as a
show of force intended to support
the threatened government of Jor-
That description was supplied
in private. Publicly, the State De-
partment merely announced that
the fleet was returning to its
"normal place." But it said "in-
ternational communism" threat-
ens Jordan's independence.
These two moves-one a fixing
of blame, the other a flexing of
muscles-had the appearance of
the Eisenhower Middle East for-
mula going into action.
Fluid Situation
But it seemed at this point, in
a highly fluid situation, to be more
apparent than real.
Meantime, Sen. Michael Mans-
field (D-Mont), a member of the
Senate Foreign Relations Coi-
mittee, said in a statement that
the situation presents "all the in-
gredients of a major war."
"Events are building up toward
a showdown in Jordan and it is
quite possible that this country
will become involved if events are
not brought under control," he
Sen. William Knowland (R-
Calif), the Senate minority lead-
er, described the Jordan develop-
ments as serious.
No Emergency Action
But, talking to reporters after
he and Mansfield had spent 40
minutes with Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles, Knowland said
no emergency action by the Ameri-
can government is contemplated
at this time.
"Everyone in that area of the
world," Knowland said, "would be
well advised not to rock the boat."
Acting as spokesman, Knowland
said whether the American gov-'
ernment aids Jordan under the
new Eisenhower Mideast policy
"depends on what conditions
"If there should be outside in-
tervention by the Soviet Union, it
most certainly would apply," he
said. "It might apply under other
circumstances too."
Armed Aggression
The Eisenhower formula, signed
into law last March 9 gives the
President fight-if-necessary power
in the Middle East to oppose open
Communist armed aggression.
The five big "ifs" are:
1. If a threatened nation's pre-
servation is judged vital to United
States interest and world peace.
2. If the President determines
United States military interven-
tion is necessary.
3. If the victimized nation re-
quests United States armed help.
4. If there is open armed ag-
5. If the aggressor country is
controlled by international com-
Speaker Dies
At Union Talk
Fred William Classon, 59 years
old, collapsed and died yesterday
afternoon in tke Union.
Classon, a resident of Wyan-
dotte, was speaking to University
building officials at 3:45 p.m, when
he collapsed. A resuscitator squad

failed to revive him and he was
pronounced dead by Dr. Charles
E. Payne of Health Service at 41

To Continu



President Eisenhower
Blasts Labor Rackets



AUGUSTA, Ga. (M-)-President Dwight D. Eisenhower yesterday
branded labor racketeering "an abomination which must be elimi-
He called for ousting leaders "who abuse power and trust."
To help wipe out "corruption on the part of a few in the labor
field, he urged Congress to pass laws to protect all union funds, in-
cluding an estimated 25 billion dollars so far contributed to labor
organization health and welfare programs.
Legislative Enactment
After a 90-minute conference with Secretary of Labor James
-OMitchell, the President asked for
swift enactment of legislation to
1. Registration, reports to the


Petition SGC
e Fall Rushing;
r Council Rule

WASHINGTON (R) - Dr. Albert
Schweitzer was assured by a mem-
ber of the United States Atomic
Energy Commission yesterday that
"the risk from nuclear-bomb-test-
ing at the present rate is small."
Dr. Schweitzer, the famed hu-
manitarian and Nobel Peace Prize
winner for 1952, protested from
his medical missionary post in
French Equatorial Africa Tuesday
against the dangers from radio-
active fall-out.
His message was read over theI
Oslo radio.
In a reply dated yesterday and
released for immediate publica-
tion, Dr. W. F. Libby, an AEC com-
missioner, said:
"I do not mean to say that there
is no risk at all. What I should
like to demonstrate to you is that
the risk is extremely small com-
pared with other risks which per-
sons everywhere take as a normal
part of their lives."
President Acts
On Oil Import
WASHINGTON (- -President
Dwight D. Eisenhower acted yes-
terday to find out whether mount-
ing oil imports are threatening the
national security and whether
mandatory curbs are necessary.
He announced in Augusta, Ga.,
where he is working and playing
golf, that an immediate investiga-
tion would be made of the national
defense angles of the situation,
At the same time the President
directed his defense mobilization
chief, Gordon Gray, to renew ef-
forts for a voluntary reduction of
the flow of crude oil into this
"If the finding and recommen-
dations resulting from the investi-
gation which I shall cause to be
made result in my determining
that an impairment of the na-
tional security is in fact threat-
ened," President Eisenhower said,
"it will be important for me to
know whether an adjustment of
imports can be accomplished
voluntarily, or whether other mea-
sures may be necessary."
As a defense measure, the gov-1
ernment could impose import
quotas. It also has authority under
certain conditions to raise the'
tariff on crude and discourage im-

government and public disclosure
of complete data on all health and
welfare funds. The administration
already has a bill before Congress
to provide for that.
The bill provides for such re-
porting and publication on man-
agement as well as labor union
funds of that kind.
2. Reporting the public disclo-
sure of all other union financial'
data-for example, dues collected,
salaries of un-i n officials, and full
treasury statements.
The Labor Department gets such
information at present, Mitchell
said, but needs congressional au-
thorization to make it public.
"We are trying to help the
American labor movement clean
house in those areas where it needs
to clean house," Mitchell said at a
news conference after discussing
the situation with President Eisen-
hower at the President's vacation
headquarters, the Augusta Na-
tional Golf Club.
In a prepared statement, Presi-
dent Eisenhower said there should

-Daily--John Hirtzei
MICHIGAN FORENSIC FORUM - Prof. David Weimer (left)
discusses America and Western civilization.
WVeirner Calls America
Part of Western Civilization
The thesis that America is an integral part of Western civiliza-
tion rather than an oasis of civilization in its own right was ad-
vanced by David Weimer of the English department last night
at a Michigan Forensics Forum discussion.
"American society is a part of a civilization rooted in ideas that
are pretty old," Weimer explained.
He developed his argument by pointing out that many
of the things commonly supposed to be peculiarly Ameri-
can are in reality of foreign oni-,




be no obscuring "the fact that the Applied technology, he said,
vast majority" in organized labor goes as far back as the bronze
"are decent and honest Ameri- weapons of ancient times and
cans.' even a sort of automation -.,in
'Abomination' the form of the windmill-existed
But, he added, "Labor racketeer- in Medieval Western Europe.
ing, like corruption anywhere, is Speaking informally to a small
an abomination which must be audience, Weimer noted that
eliminated if and whenever it oc- our chief ethical, moral and po-
curs. litical ideas are traceable to the
Any officer and employe of labor Judeo-Christian and Greeo-Ro-
--and it appears there, have been man roots of Western culture, far
a few-who abuse the power and older than the science in which
trust imposed upon them are not America is thought to excel.
fit to hold union offices. Having established his main
point, he went on to discuss what
PDue America has given to Western civ-
Pan ilization.
He claimed that the saying
All Daily subscription pay- that America has contributed only
ments are due now. the skyscraper and the hamburger
University credits will be to civilization "may not be too far
withheld if bills remain unpaid wrong."
by May 10. Weimer felt America has had
some influence on western litera-
Powerful Sixth Fleet
Sails in, Mediterranean

ture, particuarly through Edgar
Alan Poe, Henry James and
some of our more modern writers.
However, he maintained that we
have added little of originality to
Western philosophy or writing of
"On the whole our contributions
have not been large in the fine
arts," he said.
Architecture, Weimer added, is
an exception. He asserted that
Frank Lloyd Wright, "peculiarly
American", has had great influ-
ence in this field.
Quorum Lack
Prevents IHC
Veep Election
Inter-House Council members
decided not to elect their admin-
istrative vice-president yesterday
as scheduled.
IHC President Drake Duane,
'58, later said the election would
"probably take place next week."
Council members, in other ac-
tion, heard former Student Gov-
ernment Council Treasurer Lew
Engman, '57, request house pres-
idents allow soliciting for the
Campus Chest Drive on May 5.
Engman said he "would sin-
cerely appreciate any coopera-
tion" in the matter.
A discussion of the possibility
of giving each house a rebate of
$25 from the profits of the Ted
Heath show was held. The motion
was not voted upon when the lack
of a quorum was noted.
Members also heard a report by
Executive Vice-President Bob
Ashton, '58, on the food commit-
tee. Ashton presented his report
which suggested recommendations
on the improving of communica-
tions between residents and off i-
cials. Y -.

Of Conflicts
In Calendar
Officers Refuse
To Discuss Rationale
Before Wednesday
Panhellenic Association's Board
of Delegates voted yesterday to
ask Student Government Council
Wednesday for a continuation of
fall rushing for sororities.
SGC President Joe Collins, '58,
said Panhel had informed him
privately that conflicts with the
student activities calendar and
changes in the University calendar
were the reasons for the decision,
which would ask repeal of SGC's
deferred rushing resolution.
Panhel officers, however, refused
to give The Daily any reasons for
the proposal, pending the prepara-
tion of a formal rationale,
Council Asked Action
P a n h e l Delegates - sorority
house presidents- decided at the
request of the executive council
to petition for fall rushing.
The vote took place in executive
(closed) session. A house president
who refused to be named said the
vote was 19 to 1 with one absten-
The same house president said
the vote was taken without the
presentation of a rationale for the
executive council request, but with
the understanding that a rationale
would be presented to Panhel
SGC decided on March 14, 156,
after lengthy debate, that sorority
rushing would be held during the
spring instead of fall beginning
with the coming academic year,
Information Compiled
Panhel President Marilyn
Houck, '58Ph, said yesteday, "all
of the information we have com-
piled will be presented to SGC
When asked reasons behind the
decision, Miss Houck would only
say that the entire matter would
be revealed Wednesday.
Collins said he had been notified
Panhel would petition "due to the
fact that it could not find a calen-
dar suitable to the ruling laid
down by SGC concerning spring
Dianne Duncan, '58Ed, Panhel
First Vice-President, also refused
to indicate what any of the reasons
were for the proposal. She would
only say "we have known all along
the increasing difficulties of calen-
daring anything on this campus"
Committee to Study
She said the Research Commit.
tee set up last spring to study ways
of implementing SGC's deferred
rushing decision at no time con-
sidered a proposal to recommend
a continuation of fall rushing.
She refused also to say at what
time such a proposal was first con-
sidered by the organization, say-
ing that hasty and possibly un-
favorable inferences might be
drawn from any statement as to
the timing of Panhel's delibera-
Some "deep thinking" went into
the proposals, she said. She would
not say who had done the back-
ground preparation, only that the
proposal was "an action contem-
plated by the Panhellenic Associa-
It was not, however, brought to
the attention of the Research
Committee.- Thtt group did, she
said, come up with "the best
possible spring calendar," one
which was discussed sometime
during yesterday's meeting.
The calendar diissed dirine


World News Roundup
By The Associated Press

e I


NEW YORK-Shaking off the effects of last year's slump, Chrysler ports in that manner.
Corp. reported yesterday record sales and a huge gain in profits for the
first three months of 1957. ?l "
Spotlighting Chrysler's surging comeback were peak sales of LSA Positions
$1,150,723,712 and profits of $46,545,521 equal to $5.34 a share.
That's more than four times as much as Chrysler earned in the ' Now Available
first three months of 1956.,
Earnings in that period, when sales of Chrysler, De Soto, Dodge Students interested in petition-
and Plymouth cars lagged, shrank to $10,905,772 or $1.25 a share. ing for the literary college Steer-
ing Committee may pick up peti-
PITTSBURGH-The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said yesterday there tions in Rm. 1220 Angell Hall.

United States 6th Fleet steaming
eastward in the Mediterranean
yesterday is a mighty force.
It carries the men and the wea-
pons required for a show of power
in either atomic or conventional
warfare, on the surface, in the
air or on land.
The biggest punches of both the
new and the old Navy are repre-
sented in the 30 major ships mov-
ing toward the Middle East under
the command of Vice Adm.
Charles R. Brown.
Navy Carriers
The 60,000-ton carrier Forrestal
and the smaller but powerful Lake

carry the reinforced 2nd Bat-
talion, 6th Marine Corps Regi-
ment, under the command of Lt.
Col. A. I. Lyman.
Adm. Arleigh Burke, chief of
naval operations, showed obvious
satisfaction when he told a re-
porter yesterday how speedily the
6th Fleet got under way.
Burke said that he sent his or-
der from Washington late Wed-
nesday with the qualification that
the fleet should "sail when ready."
Burke said the fleet got under
Left France
way from posts of southern France
starting at imi eterd

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