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Sixty-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom
LVIM, No. 117 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1958 FIVE CENTS
resident Discusses Economy
XLY CLOUDY, MI
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Wight D. Eisenhower talked over,
e economic situation with his
visers again yesterday, after new
pssure developed for tax cutsF
d heavier spending.
This pressure was brought by
FL-CIO leaders who reported
by told President Eisenhower the
cession is growing worse, and to
it for Iiprovement is not the
The unionists said their White
use visit was friendly, but theree
was no word of any new actions
in the making.
The Senate last night rejected
a proposal to cut personal income
and federal excise taxes by about
The vote was 71-14. Only 13,
senators voted with Douglas, in-
cluding two Republicans, Sens.
William Langer of North Dakota
and Charles Potter of Michigan.
Sen. Paul Douglas (D-Ill.) offer-
ed the proposal and contended a
tax slash- was the quickest and
most effective .way to deal with
the "very serious .recession now
under way in this country."
More Controacts Planned
In a major antirecession an-
nouncement, the Defense, Depart-
ment promised to raise to 10 bil-
lion dollars the amount of job-
providing contracts it will place
during the first six months .of the
This is four billions more than
were placed in the last six months
An encouraging note was pro-
vided by the Federal Reserve
Board in a report saying depart-
ment store sales across the coun-
try last week were seven per cent
higher than during the similar
week of 1957.
Of the 12 Federal Reserve Dis-
tricts only one -- Kansas City -
showed a decline and the drop
there was only one per cent.
Still another bright note came
from the Federal Housing Admin-
istration. 'It said applications for
government-insured loans on new
houses poured in last month at a
rate of 70 per cent higher than in
February 1957. The applications
reflected a willingness to spend
and freshadowed an increase in
President Eisenhower's meeting
with his economists, second in two
days, lasted an hour and a quarter.
Little was divulged of what went
on, but it was separately disclosed
that President Eisenhower plans
a public discussion of the situation
His immediate audience that day
will be 1,600 women in Washing-
ton for a national Republican
President Eisenhower also has
scheduled a look-at-the-full-pic-
ture tax discussion Tuesday with
GOP congressional leaders.
;andidates in subsidiary elec-
is March 25 and 26 were an-
anted yesterday by Richard
e, '61, subsidiary elections di-
Chose running.for the Board in,
ntrol of Intercollegiate Athletics'
Terry Miller, '60, Stan Noskin,
and Ed Pongracz, '61AD.
;andidates for the Board'in
atrol of Student. Publications
Herman Besfelink, Grad.,
rald Lakritz, 1'60, Emil Sattler,
Rob Trost, '58,'and Bob Ward,
Literary. Colege Candidates
;andidates for literary college
cers are: President, Earl Dur-
Gerald Potiche, Dennis Roy,
et Skinner, Lou Susman, and
Wible; Vice - President, Gil
ger, Sheldon Glass, Arv Philip-
t, and James Smith; Secretary,
ithia Cross, Lynda Genthe, and
> Van Gelder; Treasurer, Bob-
Cole, Daniel Goldsmith, Bar-
a Sutliff, and Jim Wells. All
Juniors in the college.
|ngineering college officer can-
ates are: President, J. C. Boeh-
ger, Jon Erickson, Don Reevers
i Bob 'Stahl; Vice -,President,
nie Bogdon, Arthur Friedman,
ik LaBrun, Dave Schultz, and
ies Stevens; Secretary Treas-
r, Ascher Eckerling, John Hoos,
i Jerry Lesinski.
uniors running for education"
ool officers include: President,
Christiansen and Dave Mar-
son; Vice-President, Sally
istiansen; Secretary, Sara Bak-
nd Sandy Skye; and Treasurer,
Five Seek Posts
usiness administration school
didates are President, Bert'
z; Vice-President, John Gret-
>erger; Secretary, Pam Dexter
Beverly Negri; Treasurer,
leven students are running for
.on Student Directors At-Large.
y are Phil Allmendinger, '60,
Benet, '59Ph., Mike Camras,
lAd., Tom Corbett, '60, Sid
cson, '60, Barry Keyfetz, '59,
n Moore, '58E., Jules Otten,
William Raisch, '59, Glen.
iis, '60, and Peter Van Haften,
Threats Fade in Cuba
HAVANA (W)-Threats of Havana University's 18,000 students to
stage. a new demonstration faded yesterday as police sealed off all
Tension continued as rebels circulated rumors a major revolu-
tionary attempt to overthrow President Fuigencio Batista might be
made "within 48 hours."
Batista ordered police and armed forces to crush any disturbance.
Police guards were doubled or tripled at all public buildings and
military establishments. Gunners behind sandbags guarded the presi}-
dential palace in the heart of Havana. Police guarded the big Roman
Catholic cathedral near the University of Havana. Radio cars stocked
TUNIS (MP - President Habib
Bourguibal yesterday gave the
United States seven days to decide
whether to support Tunisia in its
dispute with France or see this
country turn its back on the West.
He told a nationwide radio audi-
ence events between now and the
second anniversary of Tunisian
independence, Thursday, will de-
termine his attitude.
"We are at the crossroads. We
must choose," he said, after re-
minding Tunisians of his sympa-
thies with the West.
Bourguiba claimed the contin-
ued presence of French troops
means "we are not truly free." As
a sign of protest, he canceled
celebrations planned for Inde-
He warned that the Tunisians
might have to start their battle
for independence from France all
over again, but did not say
whether he meant by military
Since the French bombed what
they claimed was an Algerian vil-
lage base in Tunisia on Feb. 8,
Bourguiba has been demanding
the French troops quit his country.
The fiery Tunisian earlier told
United States Dep. Undersecretary
of State Robert Murphy and
British diplomat Harold Beeley he
would not make his regular weekly
talk Thursday in order not to
hamper their "good offices" mis-
with weapons and grenades were
stationed at street corners.
Police broke up small groups of
They chased away Associated
Press photographer Harold Valen-
tine trying to take pictures and
ordered him back to his hotel.
Students called upon all Cubans
to observe 10 minutes silence
starting at 3:40 p.m. in memory
of Federation President Jose An-
tonio Echevarria. He and about
40 others were killed during rebel
attacks on the presidential palace
a year ago in an attempt to kill or
No petitions were taken out for
Union Student Director from the
Law School or the Medical and
Inter - House Council and As-,
embly Association have accepted
entative proposals for improving
elephone service in the larger
The plans call for individual
'hones in the rooms such as are
Low operating in South Quad-
angle. With the phones, more
,rnk lines and enlarged switch-
?ards will be installed.
East and West Quadrangles and
Ie wpmen's residences are to de-
ide on the proposals within the
ixt two weeks. Because the addi-
ional service will cost approxi-
iately 10 dollars extra a semester,'
was felt that some type of refer-
ndum is called for.
Cumulative opinion will be ,the
inal determining factor in case
Lie individual residence halls do
Leonard A. Schaadt, Businessi
[apager for the Residence Halls,
nd Peter L. Wolff, chairman of'
HC's House Services Committee,
greed that "the trend of opinion
Last Monday the Michigan.Bell
'elephone Company began a "traf-
The United States will have to
make concessions to Tunisia, Prof.
George Grassmuck of the political
science department commented on
recent Tunisia developments last
night, but these concessions will
not go as far as saying Tunisia
is right and France is wrong.
Bourguiba summed up the situa-
tion tn his country "pretty well,"
Prof. Grassmuck explained, when
he said Tunisia is at "the cross-
roads." He has been "holding the
lid on" despite tension evidenced
by his recent assassination accusa-
tion against President Gamal Ab-
del Nasser of the United Arab
States, the professor continued.
"Real independence" will have
to come if Bourguiba is to stay in
power, Prof. Grassmuck said. He
compared the situation to that in
Egypt when Nasser expelled Brit-
ish troops from the Suez Canal
oung Socil sts Distribute Papers
By MICHAEL KRAFT
Members of the Young Socialists
Club of Wayne County distributing
copies of. "The Young Socialist",
newspaper in front of the Union
yesterday were photographed by
"four or five men" who* refused
to identify themselves.
The socialists, former students
at Wayne.State University passed
out Papers at about 11:45 a.m.
Ann Arbor and state police said
they had-no record of the photo-
Ned McClennen, '59, president
me. I met them at lunch yesterday
and told them I couldn't say any-
thing definite at the time."
Bingley Gets Letter
Assistant Dean of Men John
Bingley said the University re-
ceived a letter Wednesday warn-
ing that the Young Socialists of
Wayne County were coning to the
campus yesterday. He said he
notified the Ann Arbor police, "as
usual in a case of this kind."
Bingley said the University and
the city have regulations against
distribution of pamphlets or litera-
ture without permission. He said
no attempts were made by the
University officials termed the concept of a Junior Year Abroad
program "highly desirable" but called for "careful analysis" before
instituting such a plan.
"The program has to be justified on the grounds that it is a need
not being met at the present time," assistant dean of the literary
college James Robertson said yesterday.
Dean Robertson indicated he was in favor of a program that
allows the student to "crack through" his own educational barriers.
Needs Careful Study
University Vice-President in charge of faculties Marvin L. Niehuss
commented the foreign study proposal called for "open-minded con-
sideration" and "very careful study."