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CLOUDY, WARMER

VOL. LXVU, No. 160

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MAY 12, 1957

EIGHT PAGES

-Daily-John Hirtzel
HUMAN WHEELBARROWS-Phi Sigma Delta and Delta Phi Epsilon were winners of the wheel-
barrow event in Spring Weekend's Field Day yesterday. Activities scheduled for Palmer Field were
held in Waterman Gymnasium because of rainy weather.
Awards, Stubborn Donkeys,
anc End Spring Weekend

By NANCY STAMM
Stubborn donkeys, awarding of
the grand prizes and a lost carica-
ture marked yesterday's Spring
Weekend activities.
Delta Delta Delta and Delta Tau
Delta won two hi-fi phonographs,
grand prizes for Spring Weekend.
Runners-up were Chi Omega and
Theta Xi.
Unskilled riders were thrown
from donkeys and general confu-
sion prevailed during the donkeys
E baseball game at Field Day yes-
terday. The faculty team tied the
students, 4 to 4, with runs from
Prof. Edward Lurie of the history

department, Prof. John F. Muehl
of the English department and two
runs by Prof. Charles F. Powers of
the zoology department. Prof.
See Page 8 for pictorial cover-
age of Spring Weekend events.
Powers hit the only home run of
lthe game.
. Starring on the student team
was Bernie Rinella, '57, vice-presi-
dent of the literary college, with
three runs. Roy Lave, '57, ex-vice-
president of the Union, scored the
fourth run.
Spectators watched Prof. Erich
E. Steiner, of the botany depart-

LSA SURVEY:
Students TO: Evaluate
Courses, .Ins truction
By ALLAN STILLWAGON
Tuesday and Wednesday, literary college students will complete
the second of two rounds in the literary college survey of student
opinion on courses and teaching.
The first round was conducted in January, 1956.
On the basis of a report adopted by the college' in 1953, the
'main object of the plan is "to improve instruction" through student
.>evaluation'of teaching. It is aimed
Following are the questions at giving students an oppoi'tunity
included in this week's liter- to assess their own educational
r ary collegestudent opinion experiences and opportunities.

ment, fall head first from his
donkey. He didn't have a donkey
license, spectators said.
Delta Sigma Phi's and Alpha
Gamma Delta's darby, which fell
apart during the parade Friday,
went on to victory in the chariot
races. During the Darby parade a
caricature head of a clown dis-
appeared. It is still being sought.
Last night at "Comic Cotillion,"
held in Barbour Gymnasium due
to rain, General Co-Chairmen,
Nancy L. Blumberg, '57A&D and
William L. Miller, '57, presented
prizes won during the weekend.
Chi Omega, runner-up, was pre-
sented with a steam iron and home.
decorator set. Two table lamps and
a scotch cooler with glasses went
to Theta Xi, the other runner-up.
After awarding the grand prizes,
Theta Xi was presented with a
camera kit for winning the poster
contest. Kappa Kappa Gamma re-
ceived a pen and pencil set for
their second place poster. A shoe
shine kit was awarded to Taylor
House in South Quadrangle for
their poster which took t 'rd place
honors.
Bud'get Cuts
Set -,Bridges
WASHINGTON ()-Sen. Styles
Bridges (R-NH) said yesterday
administration concessions already
have sealed a two-billion cut in
President Dwight Eisenhower's
budget requests and more reduc-
tions are in sight.
Sen. Bridges, who heads the Sen-
ate Republican Policy Committee,
said government agencies have
agreed not to press for Senate
restoration of 546 million dollars
cut from their new money pro-
posals by the House.

McCLELLAN:
Beck May
Be Guilty
Of Fraud
WASHINGTON (M-Sen. John
L. McClellan (D-.Ark) said yes-
terday that Teamster's Union
President Dave Beck may have
run afoul of the federal mail fraud
law in his handling of a widow's
trust fund.
"The treatment he accorded the
widow of his dearest friend is
typical, it seems, of his dominat-
ing characeristic of greed and av-
arice," Sen. McClellan told news-
men in reviewing the latest testi-
mony about Beck.
The widow is Mrs. Ray Lehene,
whose husband was an official of
the old AFL. Beck was trustee of
an $80,000 fund raised for her
from union members after Leh-
en'ey's death.
Banker Testifies
Donol F. Hedlung, a Seattle
mortgage banker, testified Fri-
day that he and Beck shared an
$11,585 profit from investing this
money for Mrs. Leheney. Hedlund
described Leheney as Beck's "best
and closest friend."
Placed in evidence was a letter
from Beck to Mrs. Leheney in.
which no mention was made that
Beck and Hedlund would derive
a profit from the sale of mort-
gages which he recommended to
hei as a sound investment.
Sen. McClellan, referring to
what he called Beck's "breach of
trust" in this transaction, said
"there is a possibility the letter he
wrote her would come within the
federal statute banning use of the
mails to defraud."
Mentions Income Tax
He also said he thought the In-
ternal Revenue Service and the
Justice Department would be in-
terested in finding out whether
Beck reported and paid income
tax on his profit in this deal as
well as other financial transac-
tions brought out in the testimo-
ny.
Beck already is under indict-
ment on a charge of evading in-
come tax payments for the year
1950.
Sen. McClellan said testimony
now in the record has "clearly re-
vealed, ard further testimony also
will reveal, that Beck has wholly
breached his trust in the position
he holds as president of the Inter-
national Teamsters Union and as
trustee of its funds."
He said it showed that Beck
had used "the position and the
tremendous power reposed in him
to further the financial gain and
profit of himself and his family
and certain friends he desired to
favor."
Church, Politics
Speech Scheduled
The dean of the Yale Divinity
School will speak on "The Political
Responsibility of the Church" at
4:15 p.m. tomorrow in Aud. A.
Dean Liston Pope, distinguished
in the field of politics and religion,j
will speak under the auspices of
the Committee on Studies in Reli-
gion and the Department of Poli-
tical Science.;

Radio Points
To Chinese
Weaknesses
HONG KONG OF)-F ed China
has lifted its Bamboo Curtain and
revealed a nation be'set by unem-
ployment, food shortages, conflicts
among the masses and paralyzing
bureaucracy.
In a series of frank disclosures
in the official press and over
Peiping radio in recent days, the
Peiping regime has admitted that
the threat 'of famine hangs' over
much of the country in the wake
of last year's floods, drought and
the disastrous typhoon, Wanda.
Much of the unemployment is a
by-product of last year's calami-
ties. Thousands of peasants, un-
able to eke out a living, have
swarmed to the cities in search of
jobs. Bad personnel planning for
industry has contributed to the
growing ranks of the jobless, an
official announcement says.
In addition to these difficulties,
the Communist leadership is grap-
pling with two problems which
strike at the very heart of its
control of the country.
The first is widespread unwill-
ingness of former capitalists and
intellectuals to accept socialism as
a doctrine. The other is the fric-
tion between the masses and bu-
reacratic-minded Communists.
An example: Red China's news-
men held a forum in Shanghai,
Peiping radio reported today, and
demanded more freedom to report
"actual situations." They asked
government! officials to hold news
conferences and permit themselves
to be questioned, and protested
against official intimidation of re-
porters.
The Hungarian uprisings of last
year sprang from a similar set of
circumstances.
But as far as can be ascertained
from here, the danger of revolu-
tion does not at this moment exist
in Red China.
Campus Chest
Closes Drive
Campus Chest will close its
week-long campaign for charity
funds today with solicitations in
several campus living groups.
A final tabulation of funds col-
lected by the drive will be made
Monday; no count was conducted
today.
This week's drive marked the
first combined charity drive' held
on the Michigan Campus. The
chest collected $2000 in the first
five days of its drive, with a final
goal of $6500.

Heads Down, Hood's Up!

-Daily-Irv Henricksen
ESCAPE INJURY: Raymond Hilt, '59D, suffered no injuries when
his 1955 Thunderbird collided with a 1955 Buick driven by David
Morgan, '58L, on Chuich and Oakland yesterday afternoon.
Morgan was rushed to University Hospital for examination and
released. Police charged Morgan with failure to observe a yield
sign.
WHITE HOUSE PLEDGE:
Ike Assures Viet NaMn
Of Continued Assistance
WASHINGTON (R) - President Dwight D. Eisenhower yesterday
backed free Viet Nam with a strong pledge of continued U. S. assis-
tance in the face of mounting Communist pressure in soutleast Asia,
In a joint statement, President Eisenhower and visiting President
Ngo Dinh Diem declared that any Communist aggression or subver-
sion threatening the political independence of the infant republic
"would be considered as endangering peace and stability" in the area.
It declared' Peiping's military activity "constitutes a continuing
threat to the safety of all free nations in Asia."
The communique cited Communist China's refusal to renounce
the use of force and "unwillingness to subscribe to the stan-
dards of conduct of civilized na-

Red

China

o pses
Li Missiles

Formosa

Claims U.S.
Erect Base
As Menace
Peiping Radio Warns
Communists Intend
To Free Territory
HONG KONG (A) -Communist
China charged yesterday that the
United States is turning Formosa
into a "base for atomic warfare"
by stationing Matador missiles on
ti'e Nationalist Island.
A sharply worded Foreign Min-
istry statement broadcast by
Peiping radio warned: "The Chi-
nese government hereby solemnly
declares: The determination of the
Chinese people to liberate their
own territory is unshakable. The
United States must bear full re-
sponsibility for its action of ag-
gression.
The statement followed by three
days a U.S. announcement that
advance units of American Mata-
dor missile units, capable of hurl-
ing atomic waheads several hun-
dred miles into Red China, had
arrived on Generalissimo hang
Kai Shek's stronghold, 100 miles
from the mainland.
Chinese Boast
As expected, the announcement
drew hotly worded reactions from
the Communist Chinese press and
radio.
The Red Chinese freely boasted
that the Matadors would not deter
Peiping from its intention of tak-
ing over the Nationalist sanctuary.
The official statement tonight
reiterated that goal. But it avoided
the saber-rattling of past years
and made no mention of Red mill-
tary might.
Lodge Protest
Instead, it said, the move had
caused "great indignation"
throughout the Communist main-
land, and that a strong protest
had been lodged with the Ameri-
can government.
Such a protest customarily
would be relayed through British
diplomats in Peiping. The United
States has no diplomatic relations
with Red China.
The United States has said that
the Matadors, which could reach
some of Red China's biggest air
bases, were solely ,for defensive
purposes in case of attack.
Knappen Tells
Of U.S. Policy
Toward Reds
Warning of the threat to peace
from countries which have turned
communist in the last ten years
was given yesterday by Prof. Mar-
shall Knappen of the political
science department.
It is too early to tell if their loss
to the West will be as serious as
were similar losses after World
War I which led toward World
War II, he said in a speech deliv-
ered to the sixth annual World
Order Conference.
"United State's policy of con-
tainment (of Russia) has been
fairly successful since its initia-
tion in 1949," Prof. Knappen said.
Traditional United States foreign
policy - always aimed primarily
at national survival - has been
isolationistic, he' said. This has
changed only recently with cre-
tion of mutual security groups like
NATO, SEATO and individual de-
fense pacts with nations, he
added.

"This isolationism, however, has
been broken occasionally with al-
lies during war and with attempts
at world organizations like the
United Nations and the League of
Nations.'
Prof. Knappen told the confer-
ence, sponsored by the Ann Arbor-
Washtenaw Council of Churches,
the containment policy operates
in three ways:
Military-diplomatic, including
mutua1 seurity treaties and de-

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questionnaire:
1. What is your judgement
as to the value of this course
in your education? Point out
its contributions and deficien-
cies.
Z., Irrespective of your first
answer, state and evaluate the
objectives of this course. Are
they clearly apparent? How
well are they accomplished?
3. How well was the instruc-
tor able to stimulate your in-
terest in the material of the
course? Give specific reasons.
4. To what extent did you
learn to think critically in the
subject matter covered by this
course?
5. Mention any other aspects
of the course or instructor not
4 covered- in previous questions,
which you consider to be es-
pecially good or poor, and of-
fer any suggestions for the im-
'provement of the course.
World News
Rou ndup
J # By The Associated Press
LONDON - The Soviet Union
yesterday announced it has asked
Japan to join in an appeal to the
United States and Britain for an
immediate end to atomic and hy-
drogen bomb tests.
* *
BERLIN-Communist East Ger-
many was reported yesterday
cracking down on 122 rebellious
college students with a demand
that they swear loyalty oaths or
face permanent expulsion.
The students, of East Berlin's
Humboldt University, were de-
scribed here as staging this week
the biggest open strike against

Questionnaires Returned
During the survey, the last 30
minutes of the class hour will be
devoted to the essay-type ques-
tionnaire. Student participation
is voluntary, and all opinions re-
main anonymous.
After the evaluation, the ques-
tionnaires are sealed in envelopes
and returned to each instructor-
after registration of final grades.
Evaluation Developed
Faculty evaluation by students
first appeared after the war, ten
years after the first suggestion
of such a plan. An elaborate pro-
gram for gauging classroom ef-
fectiveness was devised but was
discarded after it proved un-
wieldy.
A series of objective rating
scales followed on which students
judged such faculty attributes as
"approachability", tact and ini-
tiative.
This was equally short-lived,
because of opposition to "objec-
'tive answers to subjective ques-
tions."
The 1956-57 survey was split
into two parts M. order that
classes which are taught only dur-
ing one semester might be eval-
uated, according to Prof. A. J.
Carr, chairman of the Committee
on Student Opinion of Courses
and Teaching. Another survey
will presumably not be held next
year, he said.
SGC Petitions,
Now Available
Petitions are now available for
a position on Student Government
Council, according to Ron Shorr,
'57, SGC Administrative Vice-

tions."
. The tone of the communique
appeared intended to reassure not
only Diem but other Asian leaders
that the United States continues
firmly opposed to any recognition
of the Peiping regime.
President Eisenhower and Diem
also noted what they called "the
large buildup" of Vietnamese
Communist military forces in
North Viet Nam during the past 30
months. The country w as parti-
tioned at the 17th parallel as the
result of a peace conference in
Geneva in 1954.
They cited "harsh suppression"
of the revolts of the people of
North Viet Nam "in seeking lib-
erty."

Ra pid Growth
Brings Duties'
"With the tremendous rate of
growth and expansion of prosperity
have come increased responsibili-
ties to our society," a member of
the Council of Economic Advisers
said yesterday.
Prof. Paul W. McCracken, on
leave from the School of Business
Administration, noted that "the
competitive enterprise system has'
done a dramatic job of contribut-
ing to the economic well-being of
the people."

CURTAIN RISES ON SEASON:
'Musical Lady

To Open Here Tomorrow

Piano chords and shuffled dan-
cing steps echo through Lydia'
Mendelssohn theater as khaki
and slack-clad performers pre-
pare for tomorrow's opening of
the Drama Season.
The curtain will rise on "Lady
in the Dark," Drama Season's
first musical ever presented, at
8:30 p.m.
Hunts Job
Carol Bruce, former star of
"Pal Joey," will be featured as
Liza Elliott, editor of a glamor-
ous fashion magazine who tries
to find in her job the same ex-
citement and happiness that mar-
rage offers.
Scott McKay, former star of
the New York producton of "Brig-
adoon," will play the male lead.
He has had leading roles in "The
Teahouse of the August Moon,"
"Sabrina Fair" and Drama Sea-
son's "Born Yesterday."
Director Composed
MuMical divetor Edwin A . ine-

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