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LXVIII, No. 88
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1958
Thompson Confers with Cabinet;
Menshikov, Dulles Meet Briefly
WASHINGTON (M)-United States-Soviet relations yesterday took
new and possibly significant twist involving the travels of two
nbassadors and a once-obscure Polish plan for barring atomic arms
It was a day that saw:
1. United States Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson brief Presi-
nt Dwight D. Eisenhower's Cabinet on prospects for an East-West
mmit conference this year, then head back by air to his post in
2. New Soviet Ambassador Mikhail Menshikov, moving almost as
st as the 500 m.p.h. Soviet jet airliner which brought him from
Moscow Thursday, swap pleasan-
tries at the State Department with
Secretary John Foster Dulles.
Reorganization of the Washte-
naw County Sheriff's Department
to includecloser contact between
members of the department and
an intensive training program was
announced yesterday by Sheriff
Erwin L. Klager.
Kiager's announcement fol-
lowed his suspension Tuesday of
two sheriff's deputies on testimony
that one of them had bought sto-
len property and the other had
known of the sale.
A subsequent newspaper edi-
torial had called for a "thorough
investigation" of the sheriff's de-
partment by an outside agency,
mentioning, in addition to the re-
cent suspensions, a previous case
in which five sheriff's deputies
had been accused by a prisoner
of using gasoline from the jail
pump in their private cars.
No Proof Found
Klager had reinstated the five
deputies because he could find "no
definite proof" against them and
had paid the $104 cost of the miss-
ing gasoline himself.
Suspension of sheriff's deputies
William A. Lewis and Sgt. Clare
LaFerier is presently in effect "un-
til complete investigation of the
incident is made," Klager said.
C r e s e n ci o S. Miranda had
pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge
of receiving stolen property, say-
Mg he had sold Lewis $20 worth
of fishing tackle and two small
Gave False Impression
He testified that he had tried
to give Lewis the impression that
the merchandise had come from
a, Detroit discount house.
In a prepared statement yester-
day, Klager announced that he
plans to delegate much of the op-
erational duties of the department
to Undersheriff Charles Shaw,
head of the detective bureau, and
Capt. George Peterson, in charge
of the uniformed division.
"Since I have been in office I
have tried to carry the full load
of responsibilities connected with
this job myself," Klager stated.
"I now find this burden is too
Compulsory monthly meetings
of all members of the sheriff's de-
partment were also announced by
Klager, along with a training pro-
gram for all new men hired by the
Even though new deputies may
have had police experience, Ka-
ger said that the training pro-
gram would be "from the ground
E Talks by members of other city
departments and agencies and
tests are also part of Klager's
WASHINGTON (P) - A lawyer
and a spokesman for the nation's
newspaper editors protested yes-
terday that government officials
a P.r PAndue.Untin nihnli busine in
"No, we didn't settle the dis-
armament question," Dulles chuck-
led to newsmen. "Not yet, anyhow,"
said Menshikov. Their meeting ap-
parently was taken up with diplo-
,matic niceities pledging both sides
to work for peace.
3. The State Department speak}
kindly of Communist Poland'sI
peaceful intent, but pull back
publicly from a secret critique
cabled its European missions call-
ing e Polish proposal "extremely
Thompson plans to fly Monday
to West Germany. Tuesday he will
arrive back in Moscow.
Thompson's Russian counter-
part, a blue-eyed blond with a
ready smile, lost no time in taking
charge of the Soviet Embassy.
With unprecedented speed, he call-
ed on Dulles and arranged for a
formal presentation of credentials
next week to. President Eisen-
The Polish plan for an atom-+
free zone was the main topic at
the daily news conference of State
Department press chief Lincoln
Only twenty students were left
yesterday in the temporary hous-
ing facilities on the ninth floor of
The twenty Were part of an in-
flux of 210 students into the men's
residence halls this semester. The
number housed in the temporary
facilities has been cut by 20 since
Monday as non-returning students
vacated their rooms in the three
Assistant Dean of Men Karl
Streiff expects all students will be
out of the temporary facilities by
Streiff could give no figure on
the number of residence hall stu-
dents on the "home list," the list
of students not returning for aca-
demic reasons. However, no over-
crowding is expected in men's
residence halls this year.
The 210 total meant that, after
a slow start, applications exceed-
ed residence hall estimates based
on the average of recent years.
Of the 210, approximately half
were freshmen, Streiff said.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. ()-
An Air Force Atlas made a beau-
tiful take-off in a test firing yes-
terday, flew normally until its en-
gines cut off-and then about a
minute later it blew up while in a
ballistic coasting flight.
The Air Force emphasized in an
announcement later that the huge
was not purposely destroyed, but
Air Force officers said it was
unknown how the self-destruction
Usually Little Danger
Normally, after a rocket's en-
gines have stopped, there is little
danger of an explosion."
However, on comparatively short
test flights of a missile designed
for great range, there usually is
a supply of fuel still aboard after
the valves are closed.
It may have been that this fuel
in some way ignited itself.
So impressively smooth was the
missile launching and powered
flight phase that the Air Force
range safety officer - the man
whose duty it is to order any mis-
sile that gets out of control to
destroy itself-had left his operat-
It was explained that, with the
uge missieempty of fuel, the
saeyoficer had assumed it was
on its coasting flight, like a bullet,
to its target.
He knew it was on its course
and therefore considered the mis-
sile no longer an operating prob-
WASHINGTON () - Because
it regarded most offers as too
high, the Agriculture Department,
yesterday rejected about 40,000
bids of farmers to retire entire
farms from crop production under
a trial plan.
The bids were offered in Ten-
nessee, Illinois and Nebraska un-
der an experimental plan set up
under the 325-million-dollar con-
servation reserve of the soil bank
The department said in an an-
nouncement that the "great ma-
jority" of the bids were too high
in relation to the productivity and
rental value of the land offered
for retirement for five or 10 years.
Under the regular program, the
department itself sets rates which
it will pay for land retired from
production for periods of three,
five or 10 years.,
WASHINGTON () - Congress
has been told it may be time in
about a year to try to fire a rocket
to the moon.
The estimate came from Dr.
John P. Hagen, head of the Van-
guard satellite project. Testimony
he gave the House Armed Services
Committee Monday has been made
public in censored form.
By MICHAEL KRAFT
Ex-preacher Norman Thomas
last night advocated new thinking
as a road to solution of world con-
A 45-minute question and an-
swer period following his speech
before a standing room crowd at
Rackham Auditorium indicated he
may have won some converts.
"Is it not a reflection upon us
as humans that the greatest -tri-
umph of science is connected with
death," the six-time candidate for
the presidency of the United States
on the Socialist ticket asked.
To Appear Today
Today, Thomas will appear at
2:30 p.m. for a discussion session
in the multi-purpose room of the
Undergraduate Library sponsored
by the Political Issues Club.
Warning that the present arms
race with Russia will lead to "an-
nihilation, not victory" he urged
a "breakthrough" in the cold war
by negotiations for a two-year
postmortum on atomic and hydro-
gen bomb testing and the utiliza-
tion of atoms for peace.
Thomas, ordained as a Presby-
terian in 1911, alternated humor
with directness in lis criticism of
President Dwight D. Eisenhower's
"Power" Position Senseless
"This business of saying we need
power for diplomacy is senseless.
We're supposed to negotiate from
power but we have not used power
for effective negotiation," he said.
Thomas asked if negotiating'
with the Russians is done "To
show that the other fellow is
wrong or is it to get something?
"We have done very little of the
latter," he said.
Must Be Persistent
"I don't say that you will get
what you want in the first round
of negotiations. I do say that there'
has to be a persistence, boldness
and willingness to try new solu-
tions," he emphasized during the
question and answer period.
The only actual use of the arms'
race is as a deterrent to war. "Yet
it has never happened in history
that man hasn't gotten what he
prepared for," Thomas said.
. asks new approach
WASHINGTON (R) - Secretary
of Defense Neil J. McElroy ap-
pointed a director of space pro-
jects yesterday and tentatively
selected the Air Force to man any
space ships that might come out
of the program.
Roy W. Johnson, a vice presi-
dent of the General Electric Co.,
and graduate of the University,
was named to head the new Ad-
vanced Research Projects Agency.
He will be in charge of develop-
ing antimissile missiles, space ve-
hicles and other things still below1
Later, at a news conference Mc-
Elroy was asked which branch of
the armed services would skipper
the space ships when they are
"In my judgment," he replied.
"the operation of manned flight
vehicles seems very naturally to
fall within the scope of Air Force
The defense chief noted that the
Air Force is climbing higher and
higher into the sky and that the
projected X15 rocket research
plane is designed to take an Air
Force man to the edge of space.
He said the Army is being per-
mitted to work on longer range
missiles to give it greater field
mobility, adding that it could be
assumed the Army would not
"stretch this out to get into a
The strategic job of demolish-
ing the war-making capacity in
an enemy homeland is assigned to
the Air Force.
The House Armed Services
Committee made public testimony
about progress in other phases of
the United States missile effort.
Secretary of the Air Force
Douglas was disclosed to have
told the committee that the first
United States military unit armed
with intercontinental ballistics
missiles will be at its post by De-
WOLVERINES NOW SI
'11' leers Sta-
Pax Cut No'
Group Compares Data
On Calendar Problems
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a summarized progress report of the Uni-
versity Calendar Committee, after an interview with the entire committee.)
By RICHARD TAUB
University President Harlan Hatcher's Calendar Study Com-
mittee is now busy compiling information pertinent to calendaring
Interviews with members of the administration have already
begun, and to date approximately 200 of the 1300 colleges from whom
calendaring information was requested have reported.
Information is also being acquired from various accrediting
agencies, and is being asked from the deans of the schools and
colleges of the University.
The committee also wishes to hear pertinent suggestions from
interested members of the University community. Answers from many
of the colleges indicate a wide '
variety of calendaring programs, e
but similar difficulties in develop- U nion C ode
ing a satisfactory schedule. Code
Harvard University has worked
out a ten year calendar for itsI
undergraduate school, whic call
weeks long. Demanded
Old Calendar Shortened
A former University committee
had worked to establish a calen- MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (RP)-The
dar with 15 week semesters. But AFL-CIO yesterday ordered quick
because of several contingencies, union compliance with anti-cor-
the semesters have been short- ruption curbs to avoid possibly
ened. stricter control being legislated by
However, Harvard's graduate Congress.
schools work on independent President George Meany and the
schedules. the AFL-CIO Executive Council
To date, two small colleges have directed the federation's 137 un-
indicated they operate with the ions to comply fully with the
first semester ending before AFL-CIO ethical pracices code by
Christmas. They begin school at April 15.
the end of August and Sept. 1. It was frankly conceded some
This plan is similar to the "Crary" unions have been lagging in adopt-
plan which was devised at the ing labor's own set or anti-corrup-
University several years ago. tion rules. Failure of unions to
Semesters, Quarters Switched meet the two-month deadline,
Three schools are giving consid- Meany said, will result in their
eration to or have switched from being investigated by the AFL-CIO
a quarter system to a semester Ethical Practices Committee.
system. And at least two schools The codes, adopted in 1957, spell
which were on a quarter basis are out required union fund safeguards
considering a three semester sys- and democratic procedures to in-
e g hsure rights of union members to a
tver voice in their labor organization's
Several other schools which are1 affairs.
now on a two semester program Thei r k
The crackdown on union com-
See 'U' COMMITTEE, page 2 pliance with the codes was accom-
panied by policy statements adbpt-
XTH * ed by the AFL-CIO Ethical Prac-
tices Committee and Executive
Council saying in effect that or-
ganized labor is perfectly capable
t S wlof cleaning its own house without
WASHINGTON (AP)- Secretary
of the Treasury Robert Anderson
said yesterday the current eco-
nomic situation "does not war-
rant" a tax cut.
Anderson told the Senate-House
Economic Committee that tax
changes should be used to stimu-
late the economy only when "con-
ditions are sufficiently adverse to
warrant it," and, he said: "It is
our judgment that the present
condition of the economy does not
warrant such action now."
Although he said he would °nt
be surprised by ;more "badunews"
from the economic front before
things get better, Anderson 'said
he was not even prepared to dis-
cuss the possibility of enacting 'a
standby tax cut bill, to be used if
the recession goes beyond a cer-
tain specified point.
Anderson did not use the word
"recession" in his prepared state-
ment. He said he looks for a "re-
adjustment" soon and Is optimis-
tic for the years ahead as well as
for this year.
"Neither inflation nor deflation
will be allowed to run a ruinous
course," he said.
In other developments:
1, Both the Senate and House
Appropriations committees ap-
proved an administration request
for an additional $43,400,000 for
unemployment payments to job-
less war veterans and former fed-
eral employes out of work.
2. The House Ways and Means
Committee wound up five week
of hearings on general tax revision
amid indications it will stand firm
against such changes now. I
heard an appeal for income ta
cuts from the Council of State
Chambers of Commerce.
The council spokesman, Clar
ence D. Laylin of Columbus, Ohio
said tax reductions in 1954 helpec
reverse a recession then an,
"would have a similar effect or
the current recession."
Laylin called for graduated an.
nual reductions in both individu.
and corporation income taxes.
Health Service has received a
new shipment of flu vaccine, di
rector Dr. Morley Beckett sl
The vaccine comes as Healti
Service officials report an up
swing in the number of cases c
upper respiratory infection at th
Dr. Beckett said, "Currently wI
have more instances of flu-lk
cases than is usual for this tim
of year." But he emphasized th
increase has not reached epidemi
The new vaccine supply is poly
valent - it will help prevent bot
common and Asian flu. Dr. Beck
ett recommended students receiv
two shots of the vaccine, urgin
students who received one last fa
to get another. .
They will be given at Heal
Service Feb. 12 from 8:30 to 11:4
a.m. and 1 to 4:45 p.m. Price
There is a definite possibilit
House Group Ends
Tax Revision Study
May Oppose Chang
ANN LANDERS SPEAKS HERE:
Column Termed 'Poor Man's
Bow to Minnesota, 4-2
special to The Daily
MINNEAPOLIS-Minnesota took advantage of a slow start by
Michigan's hockey team and dealt the Wolverines a 4-2 loss before.
a packed house at Williams Coliseum last night.
The loss, coupled with Michigan State's 5-2 win over Michigan
Tech, sent the Wolverines skidding into sixth place in the WIHL
The Gophers scored two first period goals on the slow-starting
Wolverines and these proved to be the difference as the teams battled
evenly for the final 40 minutes. Defenseman Herb Brooks scored
" two of the Minnesota goals and
his final tally at 13:16 of the final
period put the game on ice. Earlier
in that period Michigan's Gary
Unsworth brought the Wolverines
Couch'within a single point of the
Gopher's when he put a Neil Mc-
Donald pass in goalie Jack McCar-
McCartan, an All-America net-
minder, gave the partisan crowd a'
lot to yell about during the game
with his spectacular saves.
It wasMichigan's netminder,
Ross Child's, however, who put
on the best show by stopping the
fantastic total of 32 shots as com-
pared with McCartan's 17 saves.
Child's feat is ever more note-
worthy when one considers the
fact that he was injured by a
flying puck during the practice
°°=-See MINNESOTA, page 3
The ethical practices group con-f
ceded that failure on labor's part
to meet its cleanup responsibilities
"can only result in governmental
assumption of what are properly
trade union functions."
The codes bar crooks and racke-'
teers from holding union office,
require honest and regular union
elections and the right of mem-
bers to participate in all union
decisions, prohibit conflict of in-
terest among union officials "and
specify stringent financial control,'
Meany said unions will be held1
to the April 15 deadline except for?
good faith reasons for delay.
WASHINGTON (P) - Harold'
Stassen discussed his future plans
yesterday with President Dwight
D. Eisenhower and said afterward
he would decide soon whether to
seek the governorship of Pennsyl-
The controversial onetime gov-
ernor of Minnesota hinted that he
I would. But, he said, he is con-
tinuing for now as White House
disrmament snecialist despite
By THOMAS TURNER
"I am delighted," advice col-
umnist Ann Landers greeted her
Law Club audience last night, "so
many of you turned out to see
what'the old battle axe looks like."
From this beginning the viva-
cious Mrs. Charlotte Lederer of
Chicago, whose daily column writ-
ten under the Landers pseudonym
is carried in 169 papers, went on
to tell of the variety of problems
she is asked about and what she
tells the letter-writers.
"The term advie ti thel Inve-
very important in my column.
Some things in this life are so sad
that if we didn't laugh we'd cry."
Many of the letters she receives
are admittedly jokes, but Mrs.
Lederer said she identifies real
problems by the mis-spelled words
or coffee stains. Quoting Edmund
Burke to the effect that economy
consists of selectivity, she ex-
plained that while each letter is
read and answered by her, those
in the column must answer many.
Mrs. Lederer stressed the point
tha~t those who turn to her col-