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VOL. LXVII, No. 161



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Again Ask
More Funds
Educators Attack
State Appropriations
LANSING - Michigan's state-
supported universities, expressing
concern about "an inability to
maintain educational standards"
took short and long range steps
last night in attempts to obtain
more money from the State Legis-
Members of the governing
boards of the three state univer-
sities (the University, Michigan
State and Wayne State) and the
State Board of Education sent a
letter to the Legislature attacking
the appropriations for higher ed-
ucation passed by the Senate.
The letter, adopted at a joint
meeting on the eve of the House
Ways and Means Committee's an-
nouncement of their appropria-
tions recommendations, declared
"the governing boards cannot
carry out the responsibilities for
education in the State on the pro-
posed appropriations."
Members of the Boards called
upon the Legislature to "reconsi-
der the proposed appropriations
for higher education, to increase
the sum for operations and to
keep the building programs mnov-
ing forward."
4 Long Range Steps
Long range steps to strengthen
higher education's financial posi-
tion were taken as the joint
boards unanimously passed a mo-
tion by Regent Roscoe Bonisteel
to set up "a state-wide committee
to represent higher education
needs to the legislature and the
people of the State of Michigan."
The committee. to be appointed
by the chairmen of the boards of
the state supported institutions,
will study higher education's
Suggestions were also made
that the committee possibly study
methods of financing to replace
what University President Harlan
Hatcher called "the topsy turvey
tax structure of Michigan."
House Ways and Means com-
mittee members meet in their fi-
nal sessions today before report-
ing the appropriations bills within
the 5 p.m. deadline.
Committee chairman Arnell
Engstrom (R-Traverse City) said
there would be "some adjust-
ments" in the appropriations for
the Universities, but refused to
specify where they would be made.
He also refused to comment on
whether the Committee would de-
lete the Senate proposal allowing
universities to use up to 40 per
cent of student fees to finance
new construction.
Hit Lack of Capital
Lack of capital outlay funds
was also attacked in the letter,
which declared, "the failure of
the Senate bill to provide funds
for beginning construction on new
buildings for which plans are
complete, or for drawing plans for
future buildings is equally as seri-
ous as a shortage of operating
"We cannot afford to stop or
slow down this year in the inter-
est of a false economy," the let-
ter said.
Addressing the Board 'meeting,
President Hatcher, describing the
"hold the line" position of Repub-
lican legislators, said the Commit-
tee's proposal to establish the long
range committee would "lift high-

er education appropriations out
of the present political morass."
Experienced observers in Lan-
sing said there were indications
in the House that "some in-
creases" might be made in the
$29,000,000 University appropria-
tion recommended by the Senate.
Israeli Ship
May Be Sent
Tr oug h Suez '
JERUSALEM ()-A spokesman
said yesterday Israel is discussing
with France a plan to send an
. Israeli test ship through the Suez
Cana and any Egyptian resistance
would be "an act of war."
Moshe Leshem, Foreign Ministry
spokesmen, told a news conference
the decision of Western nations to
use the canal again opens the way
for Israel's long-threatened test of
Egypt's ban on Israeli shipping.
Leshem said discussions on the
tist have hen held with Frne

Beck Relatives
Get Toy Profits
WASHINGTON (P)--The Senate Rackets Committee received
evidence yesterday that Dave Beck's relatives and friends made a
profit of $180,000 selling toy trucks and other merchandise to the
Teamsters Union.
There also was testimony from Roy Fruehauf, a Detroit trailer
manufacturer, that his company provided an automobile and chauffeur
to haul Beck's niece and three girl friends around Europe last summer.
Loan Adds to Charges
The committee was told too that Beck, millionaire president of
the Teamsters Union, received a $200,000 loan from Detroit industrial-

ADC Hears,
New Plans
wFor Contact
An alternate suggestion to the
recently proposed Panhellenic con-
tact rule plan was offered yester-
day at the Assembly-Dormitory
Council meeting.
The suggestion which will be
submitted by Betsy Alexander, '58,
Assembly president, to Panhellenic
President Marilyn Houck, '58Ph,
is that affiliated women be placed
on an "honor system" rather than
be regulated by a "strict rule or
set of rules" during the rush and
pre-rush season.
The suggestion further proposes
that an infringement of this sys-
tem be reviewed by a Panhellenic
"honor board." It was the consen-
sus of the Assembly body that this
type of program was "more fitting
than a rules system to girls of
adult age."
The proposed Panhellenic plan
states that from "September regis-
tration until pledging, March 2,
no sorority member shall enter a
dormitory or independent League
House and no independent woman
shall enter affiliated housing units
except during approved rushing
parties ..."
Formulation of the alternate
Assembly suggestion came about
after a discussion in which several
negative opinions were offered to
the Panhellenic plan.
The objection which received
most discussion was that the pro-
gram'was much too long and strict
and that, therefore, it would ham-
per independent-affiliate relation-
Other opinions offered were that
it placed unnecessary stress on
those who were not interested in
rushing and that it might tempt
sororities to slip through the con-
tact rules by pledging nurses who
must remain in Couzens.

ists at a time when he needed
money to cover alleged withdraw-
als from the union treasury.
This assertion came from Robert
F. Kennedy, committee counsel,
who said the loan was negotiated
in 1954 when Beck was being
pressed by federal income tax
investigators for an explanation
of what he had done with money
missing from the treasury of the
Western Conference of Teamsters.
Carmine Bellino, the committee's
accountant-investigtor, told the
senators of the $180,000 profit ac-
crued in 1953 and 1954 to the
Union Merchandising Co.
He said these men had an inter-
est in the company:
Dave Beck Jr., Norman Gessert,
a relative of the elder Beck; Na-
than Shefferman, a Chicago labor
adviser to employers and a friend
of Beck, and Shefferman'srson,
Bellino Tells of Profit
Reading his data into the com-
mittee's record,, Bellino said the
men made a profit of $84,802 sell-
ing the toy trucks to Teamsters
locals all over the country at from
$15 to $30 apiece.
The rest of the profit, he said,
was made selling furniture to the
union for its lavish new head-
quarters building here.
Bellino said none of the men
put up any money for the toy
truck deal.
He reported Associated Trans-
port, Inc., of New York and the
Brown Equipment Co., a subsidi-
ary, furnished $15,000 to get the
toys manufactured.
Bert M. Seymour, president of
Associated Transport, testified
during the hearing that he had
been under the impression the toy
trucks were to be given away free
as a stunt to publicize the use of
union labels and popularize the
use of trucks in interstate freight
Now that he has discovered his
firm's money was used to make a
profit for Beck's relatives and
friends, Seymour said, he is having
ing attorneys look into the situa-
tion to see whether legal action
can be taken for recovery of the

-Daily-David Arnold
... church and politics
Church Has
Politica Duty
-Dean Pope
Dean of the Yale Divinity School
yesterday called for the church to
realize and accept its responsibility
in politics.
Liston Pope said "all the argu-
ments against the church's partici-
pation in politics turn out to be
reasons -with reservations - for
just the opposite."
The First Amendment to the
Constitution, he said, was "to
guarantee religious freedom. But it
has been extended far beyond that
meaning intended by our founding
fathers. The principle of separa-
tion of church and state "is clearly
a moveable barrier," he added.
"The church cannot, set itself
away from life and its problems
and still profess a concern for man
and a desire to improve him,"
Daan Pope remarked.
"That amendment does not re-
lieve the church of its moral re-
sponsibility to man," he said. It
reads in part, "Congress shall
make no law respecting an estab-
lishment of religion or prohibiting
the free exercise thereof . . ."
"Christianity does have some-
thing to say about politics," he
said. "It cannot fix the political
behavior of its followers but it
can set standards to judge political
"If the church is to help man
it must deal with large organiza-
tions and groups that have a dom-
inating effect in his formation,"
Dean Pope said.
To act "reservedly" in politics,
he said, the church should:
1) make it clear it does not
find basic doctrine in political ac-
tivity or legislation, and indicate
its obedience is to a moral law
higher than legislative law,
.2) avoid dogmatism when deal-
ing with the complexities of poli-
tics and legislation and realize
Christians can differ in opinion,
3) insure that no political
party or legislation be completely
identified with Christianity.
He lamented Christian "ideals'
that float in their purity without
scrubbing the dirty problems." He
was metaphorically comparing it
to a well-known floating soap.

Eases Stand
Over Suez
Says British Ships
May Utilize Canal
LONDON (43) -Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan yesterday
grudgingly acknowledged Egyptian
President Gamal Nasser as boss
for the moment of the Suez Canal.
He told British ships to resume
sailing through it on Egypt's terms.
Eight Conservative members of
Parliament immediately quit the
government party as a protest
against what they regarded as a
surrender to- Nasser.
They said appeasement of any
kind "leads only to disaster."
Macmillan announced his re-
vised position on Suez in the
House of Commons, which was
crowded but quiet.
Not End of Story
"This is by no means the end of
the story," he said. "It is not a
settlement, not an agreement.
"That is why it is unsatisfactory.
What we have to face .. .is the
actual situation."
At the same time Macmillan set
out to put British relations with
Egypt back on a businesslike
He announced slight easements
of Britain's financial squeeze on
Egypt and disclosed the two coun-
tries soon will begin discussing a
dollars-and-cents accounting.
Macmillan's statement began the
long process of unwinding the dip-
lomatic and financial tangle
brought about by Egypt's nation-
alization of the Suez Canal last
July, which culminated in the
British-French invasion of the
Suez area last fall.
Open in Rome
The British-Egyptian talks will
open in Rome May 23. Macmillan
did not define their scope.
Other British officials, however,
said they will range over the entire
field of financial claims and coun-
terclaims arising out of the Suez
Macmillan's government advised
British ships early last month to
steer clear of the canal, opened by
a UN salvage fleet after more than
three months of work.
Only two or three ships flying
British colors have disregarded the
ThePrime Minister said British
ships will pay their canal tolls to
Egypt in pounds sterling.
For this purpose, the Bank of
England opened a special account
today in the name of the Bank of

Breaks Through Levee

Committee Presents
women's Dorm Plant
The Committee to study possible uses of undergraduate staff mem-
bers in women's residence halls last night proposed two experimental
plans for the 1957-'58 academic year.
Assistant Dean of Women Gertrude E. Mulhollen, chairman of
the student-staff committee, presented its one-and one-half-year
report to a meeting of residence hall directors, house presidents,
League, Assembly and Panhellenic presidents and a representative
sorority house director.
Plan One would affect Angell and Kleinsteuck Houses, Alice Lloyd
and Plan Two, Mosher Hall. According to Committee suggestion, junior
and senior coeds will be selected to

serve as undergraduate staff mem-
bers or "honor residents," supple-
menting present resident coun-
Add 11 Undergraduates
In Kleinsteuck and A n g e 11
Houses, 11 undergraduates would
be added to the staff, one to live
on each floor. They would serve
to improve student-student and
student-staff communications and
help to develop dorm interests for
upper classm en.
As a means to this end, "honor
residents" would attend b o t h
House Council and staff meetings.
Coed staff counselors in Mosher
would fill two places ordinarily
left for graduate studentadvisors.
The committee plans to have them
ilve on floors with upperclassmen
to coordinate their activities as
well as help with personal and/or
academic problems they or fresh-
nmen may have.
Honor residents for both plans
would receive a $35 a month salary.
Basis of Interviews
Committee has set up qualifica-
tions for honor residents includ-
ing: 'Up-coming junior or senior
who is not a member of her house
council; insight and understanding
of others; leadership skills and
willingness to participate in house
Selection will be made on the
basis of Committee interviews after
coeds have submitted a written
See GROUP, page 2

Flood Hits Texas Town;

Three Killed as


New Members Chosen
To Faculty Senate, Union
Five new members of the Senate Advisory Committee and a new
representative to the Union Board of Directors have been chosen in
faculty elections.
The Senate is the faculty governing body, with assistant, associate
and full professors included in its membership.
Advisory Committee members speak for the body in discussions
with the Administration. Winners of three-year terms to the Com-

Administration Vacillating
On Spending, Johnson Says
WASHINGTON M)-Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. John-
son (D-Tex.) said yesterday the Republican administration has
adopted a "revolving door philosophy" about government spending.
He asked President Dwight D. Eisenhower to put a stop to it.
Sen. Johnson told the Senate that President Eisenhower's sched-
uled nationwide TV-radio defense of his budget "may well be a night
of decision."
President Eisenhower is going to have to decide, Sen. Johnson

Chest Drive
Still Short;
Hits $2,500
Campus Chest receipts totaled
"about $2,500," Campus Chest
Board Chairman Harlan Givelber,
'57, said last night.
Outstanding receipts might to-
tal $100, he added.
He broke down the receipts:
auction, $310; late permissions,
$700; off campus returns, "no
more than $160;" and $400 from
the bucket drive. The balance,
about $900, came from fraternity,
sorority and dorm solicitation, he
Still a Chance
Givelber held out a chance that
this amount would be appreciably
boosted by more sales of late per-
missions during the week. "If we
can make $4000, we'd be doing
well," he said.
"I think if the late pers go on
sale, it might be more successful.
People didn't know what to do
with them last week."
The house-by-house solicitation,
he said, was about evenly distri-
buted between the dorms, sorori-
ties and fraternities. "Some really
came across with a buck a person,
but one fraternity collected and
returned a total of $2.49.
Some people considered the
drive a success, he said, "consider-
ing that it was something new"
"I think we can do 100 per cent
better next ye
Small Things
He blamed the falling-short of
the goal on "a lot of seemingly in-
consequential things. Most of the
dorms did not let us in, for exam-
ple. I don't know how to weigh
the various factors.
"We all got $22,000 worth of
education, at least," he laughed.
Allocations for the receipts had
been set for Fresh Air Camp to
receive $2,000, World University
Service, $1,250, and Free Univer-
sity of Berlin, $750. Givelber said
the question of allocations in view
of the abbreviated receipts would
be settled by the allocations board,
"probably next week."
Drive chairman Tim Feliskey,
'57Ed, blamed the poor intake on
the fact that Campus Chest was a
"new, untried thing."
Saud, Iraqis
Discuss Unity
BAGHDAD, Iraq (A') - King
Saud of Saudi Arabia conferred
yesterday with King Faisal and
Premier Nuri Said in talks de-
scribed as cementing Iraqi-Saudi
Both countries are strongly
anti-Communist and there were
repeated reports they will be
joined later in the week by King
Hussein of Jordan, victor over Red
elements in his kingdom.
If Hussein does join his kingly
cousins Faisal and Saud, it would
be the first joint talks since young
Hussein ousted leftist and pro-
Egyptian elements from control of
the Jordan government.

Costs Total
$ 5 Million
Tornadoes Threaten
Other Areas of State;
l akes at High Levels
LAMPASAS, Tex. (AP)-Shocked
residents counted three dead and
five million dollars damage yes-
terday from a 10-foot wall of
water that crashed through a
broken levee into this central
Texas town Sunday.
Five persons still were unac-
counted for and searchers probed
debris fearing there may be more
The wall of water destroyed the
business section of 45 establish-
ments, damaged 150 homes, sweep-
ing some of them away, and para-
lyzed this town of 4,689 persons
130 miles southwest of Fort Worth,
An estimated 75 persons were
driven from their homes.
Many Hospitalized
More than 30 were hospitalized.
Cars and houses, even a church
stacked up on obstructions,
Rescue parties carrying food,
water, cots, blankets, milks and
medicines streamed into Lampasas
yesterday. The city water supply
was contaminated.
The water went down swiftly
and skies cleared by noon.
In north and east Texas, it was
a fear-breeding morning. Dozens
of tornadoes skipped about the
countryside, causing considerable
damage but no deaths.
Flash Floods
Flash deluges put creeks out of
banks and brought lakes to dan-
gerous levels.
Trees were uprooted by tor-
nadoes or tornado-like winds and
structures damaged or destroyed.
Lightning killed one man and
set fire to at least two homes.
Flooding was widespread.
Military from nearby air bases
and Ft. Hood patroled Lampasas
streets and helped the Red Cross
in rescue operations.
The Lampasas flood climaxed 26
days of destructive 'tornadoes,
cloudbursts and floods in Texas,
where a few weeks ago the state
had been left a drought disaster
area by seven or more years of
scant rainfall.I
In many places more rain fell
in April and early May than last
year's total.
yAnestimated.30 deaths have oc-
curred from flood drowning, with
an official Red Cross figure of
more than 9,000 driven from their
The devastation in Lampasas
was everywhere.
Triangle Taps
From 'Neath the heels of dusty
Within the vitals of the Arch,
The Great Bronze Seal called loy-
al men
In the dead of night to march.
So came the men of TRIANGLES.
Once more beneath the pointed
New faces toiled with fear;
The seal of Triangles again shone
Cleansed with blood and fear.
So came: Fred Mowery, '59E, Ken-
neth Childs, '59E, Richard Mar-
tens, '58E, Jorge Boehringer,
'59E, Marvin Maten, '60E, Jon
Erickson, '59E, Charles Clark
son, '59E, James Stevens, '59E,
Donald Gourley, '58E, Frank
Tranzow, '59E, and Eugene Sis-
inyak, '59E.

Editor To Talk
On Magazines
John Fischer, editor-in-chief of
Harper's Magazine since 1953, will
speak on "The Changing Role of
American Magazines" at 3 p.m. to-
day in Rackham Amphitheater.

U.S. Refuses
Plea To Halt
Nuclear Tests
WASHINGTON (iP)-The United
States yesterday politely but firm-
ly rejected Japan's request that
it call off atomic tests scheduled
in Nevada this month.
The rejection was made in a
formal note handed to Takeso
Shimoda, acting chief of the Jap-
anese Embassy in Washington at
the State Department.
The note, signed by Secretary of
State John Foster Dulles, ex-
pressed sympathy for Japan's
fears that continued nuclear tests
may harm humanity by raising
the world's radiation level.
The Japanese have asked the
United States, Britain and hussia
to suspend all nuclear tests.
The American note assured Ja-
pan the May 16 to Sept. 1 Nevada
tests "will. be of low yield fission
devices and will be made only.
when weather conditions are the
most favorable."
C.1 -1 q Cf OP

-Jmittee were announced by Prof.
George M. McEwen, Senate secre-
tary. They are:
Prof. Solomon J. Axelrod of the
public health economics bureau:
Prof.- G. Robinson Gregory of
the natural resources school;
Prof. C. Theodore Larson of the
architecture college;
Prof. Helen Peak of the psychol-
ogy department;
Prof. Philip Wernette of the
business administration school;
Prof Robert L. Dixon of the
business administration school
will serve as faculty representative
on the Union Board of Directors
for the next three years.
Elections were held by mail fol-
lowing the semi-annual Senate
meeting in April.


said, "whether he wants an econ-<
Ready Today omy administration or a spending
1 y administration.'"-
The Democratic leader said that
Student opinion of teaching and from the record of what he called
courses will be collected by the conflicting statements by admin-
literary college today and tomor- istration officials, "the confusion
row. has now been completely com-
The survey began yesterday in pounded."
solne classes and will continue in Sen. Johnson said Secretary of
a few others during the entire the Treasury George B. Humphrey
week, to avoid conflict with pre- was for cuts in the President's
viously scJeduled examinations. $71,800,000 spending budget and
Purpose of the program is to Vice-President Richard Nixon was
improve instruction through stu- not.,
dent evaluation of teaching. Hn quoted the President as say-
The college is being assisted in ing on Jan. 24 that Congress has
the survey by student volunteers "the duty to cut the budget," and
organized under the Student Gov- on April 3 that no substantial re-
ernment Council. ductions could be made.



Suspect Killed
By Policeman
HOUSTON, Tex. (,)-A man ar-
rested for questioning in a robbery
and rape case was shot to death
yesterday while being taken to
police headquarters.
Police Inspector Joe Clark said
his shotgun discharged acciden-
tally and struck the Negro in the
right side when the patrol car "hit
a big bump."
The dead man was identified as
L. C. Thompson, about 35.

Chtcago 'Trib' Ranks University Seventh in U.S.

By ALLAN STILLWAGON 1 consultation with 32 educators,
The University was rated seventh chosen for their experience as stu-
"in over-all excellence" Sunday by dents, teachers or administrative
the Chicago Tribune's "Greatest officers.
Schools in the Nation" survey. President Harlan Hatcher, Prof.
Faculties of 12 departments are James H. Robertson, assistant
described by the study as "dis- dean of the literary college, Prof.
tinguished." The Law School was Albert C. Furstenberg, dean of
rated fifth in the country, the the medical school, and Prof.
engineeringcollege third Richard C. Boys of the English

and "Who's Who in Engineering"
attracted attention, as did the
present enrollment of more than
1300 foreign students.
Minimum distribution and con-
centration requirements for the
bachelor degree were described as
means of avoiding the "twin evils
of overspecialization and dilettan-
tism." A large part of the story

courses . , . "limited to 20 students
each .. . permit constructive criti-
cism of individual papers and reg-
ular consultation with the instruc-
tor," according to Manly.
Discuss English
Departments discussed in detail
include English, mathematics'
("where there are many young
men just beginning to attract at-

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