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Reporters Jailed
(Daily reporters Huthwaite and Elsman spent their spring vacation in i us $100 a day to act
Cuba attempting to get an interview with rebel leader Fidel Castro.. Before his holdings in the C
they could travel to contact Castro in the Sierra Maestra mountains they
were the first reporters arrested by the Cuban government as it attempted The plane from
to deny privileges to all newspapermen in Santiago. The following is an ac- with a capacity load
count of their activities. For an analysis of the Cuban situation see the room in a hotel loca
editorial page.)
Four days later,
By BARTON HUTHWAITE and JAMES ELSMAN, JR. hotel and also a fie
"Vive siempre las ideas de Fidel Castro y movimiento del 26 de It was in this o
ulio." the names of severa
These words were found scrawled on the wall'of a Cuban military taking us to the nu
prison in Santiago de Cuba. Their author was among the thousands and we seized the o
of Cuban rebels who have given their lives in an effort to overthrow would take us to Cas
the regime of dictator-president Fulgencio Batista.
t Translated they mean: Long live the ideals of Fidel Castro and One contact was
the movement of July 26. de Cuba. The other'
Fear Spreads in Cuba Cubana Airlines

as bodyguards and carry guns while he inspected?
uban capital.
Miami to Havana carried only six passengers
d of p0. When we arrived in the city, we took a
ted on the Prado, the city's main street.
a bomb was thrown into the lobby of this same
rce gun battle raged a short distance down the
utwardly calm city of Havana that we obtained
a Castro sympathizers. Our cab driver insisted on
merous lower class bars that abound in Havana
pportunity to obtain the names of contacts that
stro when we arrived in Santiago de Cuba.
Castro Captain Spoken To
a captain in Castro's army hiding out in Santiago r
was a family known to be Castro sympathizers.
the only company still flying into the city, had at
nes shot at during recent trips. We booked passage
provence of Oriente and the city of Santiagd de
Santiago bustled with government troops, several
se of rebel attacks.
4, our papers checked, and our names recorded at e
dier quickly grabbed a Cuban newspaper we hadvk
na. No attempt was made to stop us except for
BOMBING-Fidel Castro's rebi
Informer Suspected (located in the center) in their
axing in our hotel room in the city, the Cuban of Havana. Reporters Huthwaitc
ge of heart. Apparently an informer had reported days before another American
See CUBANS, Page 3 police.

A wave of fear engulfs the Republic of Cuba. Havana, once
crowded with American tourists, is strangely silent. In Santiago de
Cuba, the rebel hotspot, Batista's troops prowl the streets with pistols
and automatic rifles at their sides.
Constitutional guarantees are a memory. Suspected Castro sym-
pathizers are dragged from their homes and imprisoned without being
told why.
Captured Castro rebels are machine-gunned without even a
trial and their bodies left where they fall.
Americans Grow Worried
American property owners in Cuba, prospering under Batista, are
becoming worried. A part-owner of several hotels in Havana offered.

least one of their pla
into the strife-torn
The airport at
planes stood by in ca
We were stopper
the airport. One sol
brought from Havar
"security purposes."
Later, while rel
soldiers had a chang

E-Elsman talks with one of the many National police
edi in Havana..This friendly policeman's smile turned to a
and he motioned Huthwaite to stop taking pictures. The
in Santiago de Cuba; confiscated several roles of the
ers' exposed film.

See te4'

Sixty-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom

:43 a t t


L. LXVII, No. 136

I - S

P Accreditation

Criticized by


Holland School May Be Dropped
For Lack of Vocational Courses
Controversy over the accreditation of a Holland, Mich. high school
flared anew Friday when a Jesuit philosopher blasted the University
erroneously for its failure to approve the school.
The University has not yet dropped Holland Christian High School
from its accreditation list, although the North Central Association
of Schools aid Colleges which also accredits schools in the state
had done this in My, 1957, because the school did not have courses

Of Gargoyle
May Cease

There is a strong possibility that
Gargoyle, the campus humor mag-
azine, will cease publication next
year due to a lack of people peti-
tioning for managerial positions,
according, to the current senior
Presently Gargoyle has a small
working staff. There are three in-
terested people on the - business
staff and a lack of members on
the editorial staff. No one has
petitioned for positions for next
Petitions for the position of
managing editor, business man-
ager, and art editor were due Ap-
ril 5. No extensions can be made
on the petitioning deadline until
the Board in Control of Student
Publications approves them, ac-
cording to Prof. John W. Reed of
the Law School, chairman of the
Prof. Reed expressed the per-
sonal feeling that as long as no
one has petitioned an extension
could be made if students showed
an interest in petitioning, "QuaV-
fied students shouldn't be dropped
on the basis of technicalities in
this situation," he commented.
Training for Gargoyle is usual-
ly handled by the business staff
and hence many of the trainees
remain on the business staff in-
stead of working on the editorial
staff, according to Jean Willough-
by, '59, managing editor of the
Loal AA UP
To Consider
The local chapter of the Amer-
ican Association of University
Professors tonight will consider
recommendations of a special
committee on the+ recent AAUP
9 report concerning the summary
suspension of three University
faculty members and subsequent

41n industrial, arts or home eco-
Father Francis C. Wade, assist-
ant director of philosophy at Mar-
quette University, ridiculed the
withdrawal of accreditation be-
cause the school refused to in-
corporate "frill" courses into its
Father Wade hit the practice of
providing courses in "how to drive
a car or cook a meal, instead of
trying to learn what life really
According to Prof. kent W.
Leach, director of the Bureau of
School Services, the University's
accrediting agency, accreditation
of the Holland School will be
considered later this month or
early in May.
Earlier in the year a team of
16 representatives from the Uni-
versity visited the school to study
its courses and curriculum.
See HOLLAND, page 3

House Gives
Bond Issue'
Special to The Daily
LANSING-A $120 million bond
issue for new University and other
state building cleared the first of
three hurdles here last week.
Its chances on the next two are
anybody's guess.
The House by an 83-19 margin
approved Rep. George Sallade's
(R-Ann Arbor) proposal for gen-
eral obligation bonds. The plan
would earmark $75 million for
state colleges and universities.
It now goes to the Senate for
consideration where a two-thirds
favorable vote is required. If the
plan passes that test it will then
be placed on the November ballot
for approval of the voters.
Because the plan pledges the
faith and credit of the state of
Michigan, voter approval is re-
quired. The Legislature has al-
ready rejected several other bond-
ing pr6posalA that would not need
a vote of the people.
Sallade's plan has been re-
written three' times since it was
first introduced. It would also allot
$7,500,000 as a matchingfund for
junior college projects and $37,-
500,000 for mental hospitals, pri-
sons, welfare and other institu-
Sallade said he hoped the Senate
would take a favorable view of his
plan but did not express much
optimism. He indicated he would
See 'U' OFFICIALS, page 3





TO Control,
WASHINGTON (M-Two promi-
nent senators served notice yester-
day Congress will hold fast to its
control over appropriations for
defense spending.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
in his defense reorganization plan'
will have to recognize that as a
fact of life, Sens. Lyndon Johnson
(D-Tex.) and Styles Bridges (R-:
N.H.) agreed in separate state-'
Johnson, Democratic leader of
the Senate, gave his views in an
informal news conference.
"We ought to have a reorgani-
zation of the Defense Department
and I favor one. But I don't buy1
everything in the plan the Presi-
dent submitted," he said.
"Congress is not going to do
away with its appropriating
Bridges, chairman of the Senate
Republican Policy Committee and
the senior GOP member of the
Armed Services and Appropria-
tions committees, made . his re-
marks in a transcribed radio inter-
view for Mutual Reporters' Round-
"I am willing to streamline the
structure of the Defense Depart-
ment and simplify the lines of
communications," Bridges said.
Eisenhower sent up his reorgan-
ization plan April 3, just before
Congress went on spring vacation.

Eckstein, Baad To Travel to Russia


world News Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The United States put pressure on Russia yes-
terday to stop insisting on cut-and-dried advance commitments and
start preparatory talks next Thursday for a possible summit confer-
The Thursday date for diplomatic exchanges in Moscow was'sug-
gested by Soviet Premier Khrushchev in notes last Friday to ' the
United States, Britain and France.
The three Allies were reported to have won approval for their
proposed reply at a Paris meeting of the Atlantic Pact council. Sec-
retary of State John Foster Dulles
declared in Washington that pre-
paratory talks "may get startedr
within a few days - I don't M rsnStwl
for certain."
s s "
HAVANA - A yacht load of Cu-
ban rebels from Mexico has land-
ed on the southern coast of Pinar
Del Rio Province and, under army ."
harassment, scattered into the
nearby mountains.
' * * *.
Truman urged Congress yesterday
to spend more billions and to .ad-
just taxes so as to give middle and
low income families a five-billion-.
dollar cut.
Pogo' Creator 1 g
To Talk 7Today



going to USSR
City Can't Tax
T' Real Estate,
Falirner Says
The city is prevented by state
law from levying taxes on Uni-
versity real-estate, even when the
property is leased to a private
This opinion was delivered to
the Ann Arbor City Council by
City Attorney Jacob Fahrner last
Thursday, in regard to the sale
of -Christmas trees.
The opinion was given in re-
sponse to a query received by the
Council Dec. 30 from a local busi-
nessman. ,

Peter Eckstein, '58, Daily editor,
and David Baad, '56, former Daily
editor, will 1leave Thursday for'
Russia, a. trip sponsored by the
United States National Student
The two are among a group of
six student newspaper men do
participate in the cultural ex-
change program. A comparable
group of Russian student editors
is scheduled to arrive in this
country May 15.
The American students will
spend a month in Russia touring
the various universities and stu-
dent centers. The group has re-
quested the Russians to make ar-
rangements for the students to
remain in student residences and
to attend student lectures and
Before leaving the country the
student editors will attend an
orientation program at Cambridge,
Visits to Moscow and Leningrad
are definitely included in the itin-
erary so far.
It is likely the trip will postpone
Eckstein's graduation until Sep-
tember. The students plan to re-
turn around May 21.,
Eckstein explained that he ap-
plied for the program last fafi
but did not hear from the NSA
until last week. It was hoped that
the trip could be scheduled around
spring vacation, but scheduling
difficulties with Russia delayed
the plans.
Before applying for the trip,
Eckstein attended the Interna-.
tional Student Relations seminar
in Cambridge.

Laughs over Crying 'Legend'

The lady who burst into tears
in the Virginia House of Delegates
recently laughed as she recalled
the incident yesterday.
But she insisted that the current
desegregation battle in the Deep
South is no laughing matter.
Mrs. Kathryn Stone, delegate
from Arlington, said she wouldn't
even try to contradict the "legend"
of her crying spell. "Actually,
though, I did not really weep on.
the House floor," she insisted.
Reports 'Descend'
"I had left my seat and was
leaving the capitol building when
I started to cry," she explained.
"A flock of reporters descended on

Democrats bit deeply into the
Republican majority on Ann Ar-
bor's City Council in the spring
elections April 7
Out of the five closely contested
seats, one in each ward, Democrats
gained two and retained a third.
They now hold five votes on the 11
member Council, which has been
predominately Republican for the
past several years.
Elected were: ward 1, incumbent
Democrat Richard Dennard over
Republican Harry Mial; ward 2,
Democrat Lloyd M. Ives over in-
eumbent Republican Clan Craw-
ford, Jr.; ward 3; incumbent Re-
publican James F. Brinkerhoff
over. Democrat Prof. Leonard 'K.
Eaton of the architecture school;
ward 4, Democrat Prof. A. Nelson
Dingle of the engineering college
oyer Republican John Reynolds;
ward 5, incumbent Republican
Russel Burns over Democrat Wes-
ton Vivian of the engineering col-
Elections were close in each
ward, with Ives upsetting Craw-
ford by a mere four votes. Early
plans by Crawford for a recount
were later rejected when a sus-
pected error in the second ward
tabulation was found not to be
Dingle and Reynolds vied for a
seat vacated by Republican Ronald
Hinterman who did not seek re-
n brt N7-

"was that the committee should1
not hold all its hearings behind
closed doors. This, it seems to me,
is very much against the Virginia
Amendment Ignored
But what grieved her most, she
said, was the delegates' unwilling-
ness even to consider her amend-
ment requiring portions of the
proceedings to be opened. Discus-
sion".did -not center around thej
proposal, she Said; the debate be-I
came merely a question of person-
alities, in which she was labeled
an "integrationist" 1y delegate
Frank P. Moncure.
More than that, however, Mrs.
Stone believes in "individual lib-
erties." Her greatest regret is "the

The amendment passed by the
narrow margin of 56 to 44. In the
voting, 13 Republicans crossed
party lines to vote for the educa-
tion increase while five Democrats
and three Republicans did not
Rep. Arnell Engstrom (R-Grand
Traverse), chairman of the House
Ways and Means C o m m i t t e e,
sharply c r i t i c i z e d the move.
"These people (institutions of
higher education) have all the
money they need and with a little
economy they can get along," he
Unchanged in Senate
The education bill came to the
House after passing unchanged
through the Senate. The senators
provided $30 million for Univer-
sity operations next year, a fig-
ure almost a million dollars un-
der the current appropriation.
University officials have said
many services and programs of the
school will have to be curtailed or
ended if such cuts are made.
Sallade's amendment would
bring the 1958-59 operating bud-
get up to this year's. The Univer-
sity had requested about $37 mil-
lion for next year.
Since the Senate did not ap-
prove of the House amendment a

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