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VOL. LXVII, No. 151 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1957
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EIGHT PAGES

Texans Plan
To Abandon
Flood Area
DALLAS (W-Residents of tf
lower Sabine River town of Dewe:
Ville yesterday laid plans to abar
don their community as the swo
len river reached record heigh
upstream.
"There's no use fighting th
thing again," said Sheriff Curt
Humphreys. The town was inur
dated in a 1953 flood.
The misery of the 1,000 Dewey
ville residents was added to that c
9,000 other Texas flood victims th
Red Cross estimates have fled the
homes during 14 days of heav
rains and floods.
Rivers Level Off
Rivers east of the Sabine, whicr
forms the Texas-Louisiana borde
leveled off Wednesday and th
flood threat to cities and town
eased.
Croplands still were flooded, an
scores of highways and feede
roads were closed.
State disaster headquarters esti
mated 35,000 square miles wen
affected by the floods.
The Weather Bureau forecas
new heavy rains on the Sabin
watershed. Some rain fell Wednes
day afternoon.
John Simmons, general manage
of the Sabine River Authority
called a meeting to make plans i:
case of major flooding, particularls
'at Deweyville.
Closing Roads
Upriver, the Sabine was closin
roads and lapping at lowland resi
dential sections of Gladewater.
The river during the afternoo:
reached 40.30 feet and continue(
to rise. Flood stage is 26 feet an'
the highest water recorded wa
36.7. Levees protect Gladewater.
The Shreveport Weather Bu
reau which f-recasts for the uppe
Sabine, revised downward an ear
lier prediction of a crest of 45 fee
at Gladewater and set it at 4
feet late Thursday.
The Trinity River was still flood
Sng farm acreage near Trinity
Livingston, Riverside and Libert:
near its mouth. Liberty was prac-
tically enciicled by high water bu
U.S. 90 remained open.
Democratie
nGains Cited
By Staebler
By JOHN AXE
Neil Staebler, chairman of the
Democratic State Central Com-
mittee, speaking before the Young
Democrats Club last night, cited
people, program, and organiza-
tion as the key to the success of
Michigan Democrats in recent
years and particularly in the elec-
tion this spring.
He said, further, that the work
has just begun and that the
Democratic Party must continue
to interest more and more people
in politics on a volunteer basis.
We have been successful so far
in raising help from "amateur"
politicians, Staebler continued,
because we have informed them
of our program and aims. Once
they find out what politics is all
about, they are eager to work.
Volunteer Worker
Moreover, the volunteer worker
has proved in many cases to be
superior to those motivated by

visions of political handouts.
A person who is indeipendent of
politics for his living is also more
apt to look at it from an objective
point of view, he added.
In looking toward future moves,
Staebler, a resident of Ann Ar-
bor, revealed that more and more
emphasis will be placed on youth
in his party. He suggested that
the next move on a wide scale may
be to initiate "teen clubs" which
will give an Insight into the ideas
of the younger generation.
Interest in High Schools
Much interest is already present
in high school groups, but it must
be stimulated and organized be-
fore it has a chance to die out
in the years following graduation,
the speaker noted.
When questioned about the leg-
islature plan to up University tui-
tion, he replied that the GOP is
attempting to save money now by

Senate
New Proof
Cited Against) 1
Union Boss

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Recall

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Calendar

Group
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To Investigate
Funds Misuse

Rushing

-Daily-David Arnold
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION HARMFUL -Robert Davage of the
University psychology department warns against the dangers of
racial discrimination in the United States.
Davage Tells Ill Effects
Of Race Discrimination
By DIANE LA BAKAS
Harmful political and economic effects are created by racial'
discrimination, Robert H. Davage of the psychology- department said
last night.
Speaking on "The Helpful and Harmful Effects of Racial Dis-
crimination," Davage explained that such important issues as the
Southern poll tax are not being discussed because "politicians are
afraid of the consequences."
"Gerrymandering of Northern cities where the Negroes are pri-
marily located not only decreases the influence of the Negro but also

WASHINGTON (P)-Dave Beck,
besieged boss of the Teamsters
Union, yesterday was directed to
appear before the Senate Rackets
Committee next Wednesday for
further interrogation.
The committee said it has "fur-
ther derogatory evidence" to pre-
sent concerning Beck's alleged
"use of the power of the union to
further his own financial inter-
est."
Chairman John McClellan fD-
Ark) said he expected to call eight
or 10 other witnesses.
Information To Be Public
"It is very important that any
information the committee l1as re-
garding Mr. Beck's misuse of un-
ion funds, or misuse of his posi-
tion as president of the largest
unionin the United States, should
be developed publicly," Sen Mc-
Clellan stated.
Beck said yesterday former Sen.
James H. Duff will no longer
serve as his counsel because Duff
cannot appear with him before
Senate investigators next week.
Beck faces an AFL-CIO Execu-
tive Council trial May 20 on
charges that he has brought the+
labor movement into disrepute
To Appear in Body
He announced yesterday the
Teamsters Union Executive Board
will appear in a body before an
AFL-CIO disciplinary group Mon-
day to demand a bill of particulars

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NUMERALS ALSO REVISED:
English Major Program Changed

By RICHARD McELROY
University English department
has revised its concentration pro-
gram and course numbering sys-
tem in a drive for clarity.
The new concentration plan re-
quires a minimum of 36 semester

hours, including six hours of pre-
requisites'and 30 hours in the con-
centration program itself, of which
six hours are to be in cognate
courses.
Since college regulations permit
a student to elect 40 hours in a
department for credit toward grad-
uation, it is possible for a student
to elect an addition 10 hours of
English. Cognate courses do not
count in these 40 hours.
The heart of this new program
centers around the idea that many

students, by skillful maneuvering,
can skip wildly about in their
selection of English courses, con-
centrating their study only on one
era.
In some cases students try tol
center entirely on one period-say
the nineteenth or twentieth cen-
tury--neglecting the valuable ma-
terial to be learned from study-
ing the literature before or after
this time. With this in mind, the
Curriculum Committee, under the
See ENGLISH, page 2

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NationalI
Roundup
By The Associated Press
LANSING - A bill to aid Mich-
igan schools .with a boost in beer
and whiskey taxes was moved up
for a final vote in the House today
amid charges that it amounted to
"mixing education with alcohol."
In accordance with a caucus
agreement, Republicans supported
the proposed increases, doubling
the beer tax and adding a 5 per
cent excise tax on liquor, as the
GOP program for helping schools
to meet rising costs.
Together, the two levies would
bring in between 15 and 17 mil-
lion dollars a year.
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WASHINGTON-Sen. Harry F.
Byrd (D-Va), recommended yes-
terday that the Eisenhower ad-
ministration get a new budget
director and cut its spending by
eight to nine billion dollars next
year.
Byrd, the economy - minded
chairman of the Senate Finance
Committee, denounced the
"squandering" of public money in
a speech- before the 45th annual
meeting of the .United States
Chamber of Commerce. He was
warmly applauded.
WASHINGTON --President
Dwight D. Eisenhower called yes-
terday for financial sacrifices in
the struggle for peace, and there
were signs he might go to the pub-
lic with direct appeals in behalf of
his $71,800,000,000 budget.
Eisenhower made a special plea
for his foreign aid policy in an
off-the-cuff speech to the Nation-
al Council of the League of Wo-
men Voters.
FOR CAMPUS CHEST:

the white people in the cities," on charges that corrupt elements
Davage told a meeting of the Cul- dominate the organization.
ture Club. Until now it had been uncertain
He pointed to the difficulty of whether any representative of-the
Ethiopian and South American giant union would show up for the
diplomats in finding lodgings in hearing. Monday's meeting willbe
the United States as a harmful an important step in proceedings
effect of racial discrimination on which could lead to ouster of the
the United States' international teamsters from the AFL-CIO un-
relations. 'less they change their course and
Economically, Davage said, the leadership.
white man suffers because he can
be paid less as long as an employer
knows that a Negro is available G ou orke
Ignorance of what the Negro is To
really like regarding such issues as Estal i
health and intelligence only resultsn
in erroneous solutions to the racial Union senate
problem, Davage noted.
He added, "Ignorance in the
North is as great as that in the Presidents of men's housing
South because the northern white units will be contacted by the
man is out .of contact with the Union in the next two weeks in
Negro living in city ghettos." beginning steps toward the estab-
Davage also noted that, "because lishment of the Union Senate.
of the interdependence of all peo- Union senior officers Don Young,
ple, the penalization of the Negro '58, Fred Wilten, '58E, and Duane
will result in the penalization of LaMoreaux, '58, plan to contact
the white man." - fraternity presidents in fraternity
Citing economic gains of racial district meetings and residence
discrimination, Davage remarked hall house presidents in quad-
that restriction of the Negro to rangle meetings to present Union
menial jobs and renting to them Senate plans. Co-operative house
in areas where the whites have presidents will also te contacted.
moved out may prove profitable The Union Senate is planned toI
in the short run but will eventually represent all University men, andI
result in low production and slums. will discuss Union and generals

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Committee
To Discuss
Honor Plan
Plans for the newly formed
Honors Program will be discussed
today at a conference sponsored by
the Steering Committee of the
Literary College Conference.
Interested student and faculty
are invited to learn more about
the inception and implementation
of the program, according to Les-
lie Dietz, '58, committee chairman.
The conference will begin at 3
p.m. today in the Hussy room of
the League.
Will Explain Theory
Prof. Herbert Barrows of the'
English department will explain
the "theory" of honors , courses
and their accomplishments at
other institutions.
Prof. William Steinhoff of the
English department will explain
the function of the University
Honors Program, which will go
into effect next September.
Informal discussion will allow
for audience questions, criticism
and suggestions.
Angell Directs Planning
Prof. Robert Angell of the soci-
ology department has been named
to direct the planning and estab-
lishment of means to "detect and
recruit superior students for par-
ticipation in honors courses begin-
ning at the freshman level."
He will head a five-man execu-
tive committee with the power to
consolidate and create honors
programs and courses; establish
special counseling facilities for the
superior students and waive for-
mal requirements.
Planning is "still in a highly
tentative state," according to Miss
(Dietz.

Committee
To Considet
Scheduling
Six Members Named
After Hearing Report
By Panhel President
By RICHARD TAUB
Student Government Council set
up a spring rush calendaring com-
mittee last night "to study the
question of calendaring a spring
rushing period, in accord with the
resolution of March 14, 1956."
SGC i 1956 had ordained a
rushing program for women to be-
gin in the spring semester, 1958.
The committee will include Mar-
lyn Houck, '58Ph, Panhellenic As-
sociation president; Don Young,
'58, Union president; Marylen Se-
gel, '58Ed, League president; Joey
Collins, '58, SGC president; Janet
Neary, '58, SGC executive vice-
president; and Carol Bamberger,
'60, chairman of SGC Calendaring
Committee.
Presented Study Report
The motion was introduced by.
Peter Eckstein, Daily Editor, aft-
er Miss Houck had presented a

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CHIEF SAYS:
Military To Urge NATO
To Adopt Nuclear Arms
BONN, Germany UP) - The Civilian chief of the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization said yesterday its military planners soon will
advise the 15 member nations to equip their forces with nuclear arms.
Britain's Lord Ismay, who quits his post as secretaiy general May
14, emphasized at a news conference that no member will be forced
to accept this advice.
But it would be "a very dangerous event," he warned, if any im-
portant NATO power refused nuclear equipment for its aid, land and
sea forces.
"Our alliance in terms of sheer numbers could never successfully
oppose those of the Soviet Union without the use of nuclear weapons,"
Ismay said.
The secretary general was previewing the tasks facing the
NATO Council of Foreign Ministers, which begins today, a three-day
exchange of views on world affairst

with special emphasis on Russia's
threats and possible thrusts in
Europe and the Middle East.
Ismay's statement was taken as
having a special meaning for the
government of West German
Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.
Heinrich von Brentano, Aden-
auer's foreign minister, declared
only two days ago West Germany
See interpretive feature on
NATO, Russia and Germany
today on Page 4.
has no intention of arming itself
with nuclear weapons for a long
time to come. A Russian note had
warned that this country would
risk becoming a veritable grave-
yard if it accepted them,
Plan Driving
.Rule "Review '
Review of present driving regu-
lations is slated to begin next
week, according to Vice-President
for Student Affairs James A. Lewis.
Open hearings will be held on
May 8 and 9 at 3:30 p.m. and 8
p.m. respectively,
Vice-President Lewis said any
students or any organizations who
about driving regulations are in-
vited to appear before the review
board.
The board will include Vice-
President Lewis, Dean of Men
Walter B. Rea, and Assistant Dean
of Men Karl D. Streiff.

New Atom
Artillery
'Confirmed
WASHINGTON (MP)-- The De-
fense Department officially con-
firmed yesterday long-published
reports that United States forces
have an eight-inch atomic artillery
shell.
An A r m y training circular,
marked "for official use only" un-
til yesterday, also disclosed that
the Army has both eight-inch guns
and eight-inch howitzers capable
of firing nuclear warheads. The
Marine Corps has said that its re-
inforced battalion, now aboard
ships in the Sixth Fleet in the
Mediterranean, is equipped with
eight-inch howitzers.
Reports that the Army was seek-
ing something lighter and less
cumbersome then its huge atomic
fcannon were published as early as
1955.
The Army sought a replacement,
for the original atomic cannon be-
cause its size and the 85-ton
weight of the gun-tractor com-
bination have caused it to bog
down while moving along roads
and thus have reduced its mobility.
The eight-inch cannon, together
with its carriage, weighs only 35
tons.

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Eckstein Gets
Owen Award
Peter Eckstein, '58, editor of The
Daily, has been named recipient of
the $150 Wendy Owen Memorial
Award.
The annual award was estab-
lished in memory of Miss Owen, a
recent night editor on The Daily
who died shortly after her gradua-
tion from the University. It is
awarded for "soundly construc-
tive" contributions to the Univer-
sity through The Daily.

University problems.
Motions made by this group la y estva
must be considered by either Stu-
dent Government Council or the To Feature
Union's Board of Directors.
After discussion with executive Noted Pianist
officers, house presidents will be
asked to take the proposed plans
back to their houses for discussion Pianist Alexander Brailowsky
and possible suggestions. will preform with the Philadelphia
According to Young, these sug- Orchestra in the opening May Fes-
gestions and indications of sup- tival concert at 8:30 p.m. tonight
port from each house should be iniin Hill Auditorium.
by the end of the semester. The orchestra will open the all-
Senior officers will then make Beethoven concert with the Over-
the final arrangements during the ture to "Leonore" No. 3, followed
summr, hic wil eabl th by the Symphony No. 8 in F.
summer, which will enable the accomplished pianists alive, Brai-
Senate to begin next semester. lowsky and the orchestra will per-
form the Concerto No. 3 in C
minor, for piano and orchestra,
Op, 37.
+ Considered to be one of the most
' P erm it major. After intermission Brai-
lowsky, received his preliminary
training from his father, an ama-
price can have their house cleaned teur pianist.
by Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, their His parents, however, were care-
shoes and trophies shined by Delta ful that he would not be raised as
Phi Epsilon, or their crew neck a prodigy. They permitted him to
sweaters washed by Kappa Delta. enter Kiev Conservatory only after
Alpha Omicron Pi will wash he had completed his high school
cars. while Gamma Phi Beta will education.
serve as slaves for a Saturday On graduating from the con-
morning. Other sororities, as well servatory Trailowskv traveled tn

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A summary of Panhellenic's
report appears today on page 8
Panhellenic study report which in-
cluded five calendar plans and ex-
plained obstacles in planning
spring rush.
Miss Houck introduced the re-
port by saying Panhel was willing
to accommodate a spring rush pro-
gram, "but," she added, "only aft-
er every consideration-is given to
the problems that will arrive from
spring rushing on this campus."
There was no petition requesting
a fall rushing program.
Not Aware of Conflict
In the questioning which fol-
lowed council members asked
about everything from juggling
dates, tabulating problems, num-
bers of women rushing, to why
two dinners couldn't be scheduled
for one day,
Miss Houck told Young she had
not been aware Panhel's recom-
mended program,' which began
with mixers from December 6-8,
would conflict with MUSKET,
Michigan Union Show-Koeds too,
In a voice vote Scott Chrysler,
'59, was the only person to vote
agains tthe resolution. He didn't
feel the Council could come up
with a better program in a week
than Panhel could after 13 months
work
Eckstein's motion also asked:
"The Spring rush Calendaring
Committee would in one week re-
port back to the Council, which
may, if the committee's findings
dictate, extend its mandate to in-
clude the study of a calendar not
in accord with the March, 1956
resolution."
Eckstein reasoned .the composi-
tion of the committee, involved
those most responsible for calen-
daring, as well as a Panhel mem-
ber to insure proper communica-
tions.
Other Action
At the same meeting, the Coun-
cil expressed "its agreement with
the report of the SGC evaluation
committee and requested Vice-
President for Student Affairs
James A. Lewis, to consult with
council regarding its implementa-
tion.
The report lists areas where
criticism and dissatisfaction have
been expressed about th ecouncil,
recommends implementation of

Auction To Feature Par
By ROBERT JUNKER dollar. These permissions will ex- ,
Campus Chest will sponsor an tend only to 1:30 a.m. and the sale
auction at 4 p.m. Monday on the will be handled by Women's Judi-
diagonal to kick off the week-long ciary Council, They will be sold
united fund drive. _APP-

BIKE LICENSES:
Deadline Causes Rush

A last minute rush to beat the
Ann Arbor bicycle license expira-
tion date brought the sale of 700
red license stickers yesterday, 300
being purchased at the new SAB
Student Activities Building by
University students.
Although enforcement will begin
immediathvr Raccrdiny tn Ann

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Among the numerous items on'
the block will be a parking permit 3
In a central campus faculty lot

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