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Sixty-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom


Air Force Fires
Double Missile
Thor-with-Vanguard Combination
Tests Secret Nose-Cone in Flight

Nation's Livios
Reach Record Leveli

stage nose-cone test vehicle-a T
stage of the Vanguard Apace rocket
The launching was aimed to h
arc rising 80 miles or more above
5,800 miles into the southeast A
Turns Down
Arms Study
3 'VASHINGI'ON (A))-The White
House said last night a new let-
ter from Soviet Premier Khrush-
chev rejected President Dwight I5.
Eisenhower's propos.al to start
technical disarmament studies.
The' White' House statement
was put out through the State De-
It said that Khrushchev's let-
ter, which was billed by Moscow as
a reply to a letter from Eisenhow-
er April 8, "rejects the main
Eisenhower had urged in his
April 8 letter that Russia join the
United States in saying yes to a
start on technical disarmament
studies immediately as a prelim-
inary to "larger things."
"Unhappily the Soviet reply
does not say "yes'," the White
House statement said. "It says
Other officials said it was large-
ly a restatement of Khrushchev's
letter'of March 31. This letter an-
nounced Russia's intention, to sus-
pend nuclear tests and urged the
United States to do likewise.
The White House statement
quoted from Eisenhower's April 8
letter, saying its main point was:
"Why should we not at once put
our technician - tGwork to study,.
gather and advise as to what spe-
cific control measures are neces-
sary if there is to be a dependable
-and' agreed disarmament pro-
Some officials said they inter-
preted the new Russian letter as
serving notice that Russia will re-
sume her nuclear tests, if the
United States and -Britain go
through with their announced
plans for new tests.
Free Sobell
From Prison ,
Wife Urges
The wife of a man who was
convicted seven years ago of con-
spiracy to commit espionage, Helen
41. Sobell continues to battle for her
husband's freedom, noting that
"history has already to some de-
gree set the record straight" in the
Morton Sobell, who received his
master of science degree from the
University in 1942, was convicted
in- the. same trial which eventually
sent Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
to the electric chair.
The prosecution charged that,
as a result of information trans-
mitted by the Rosenbergs, Russian
progress on the atomic bomb had
been speeded.
Charged Conspiracy
An electrical engineer, Sobell
was charged with conspiracy with
the Rosenbergs. He received a
thirty-year sentence and has been
in prison for almost eight years.
Speaking last night at the home
of Prof. Kenneth Boulding of the
.economics department, Mrs. Sobell
pointed out that crediting Soviet
advances in technology to espion-

ale is no longer considered a "ten-
able" position.
She added that while "the, cen-
tral issue" of her husband's trial
", has been destroyed," questions of
his innocence and the harshness
of his sentence remain to be dealt
with satisfactorily.
'Admitted Perjurer'
Mrs. Sobell observed that the
only substantive evidence of con-

-The Air Force fired a huge two-
hor missile topped by the second
-high into the sky last night.
url the strange hybrid out along an
the earth and extending for some
tlantic. Fifteen minutes after the
launching, the Air Force said the
second, stage of the rocket ignited
Assured Success
It virtually assured the missile
of a successful test flight.
An Air Force spokesman said the
bright flash explosive flame visible
some 'seconds after the launching
represented the burnout of the
first stage.
The intercontinental - r a n g e
flight was expected to take only 30
minutes. The project was given the
code name of Thor Able.
It was the first test of a new,
highly secret nose cone.
Protects Warheads
The blunt-nose body was de-
signed to protect the warheads of
tomorrow's faster, fierce ballistics
missiles from burning up in the
earth's atmosphere before they
reach their targets.
The firing also was a preview of
the Air Force moon rocket launch-
ing coming up for a test later, this
The first Air Force lunar probe,
designed to strike the face of the
moon, reportedly will be composed
of a Thor topped by the two upper
stages of the Vanguard rocket.
Launched at Dusk
The vehicle was launched at
dusk, 7:10 p.m. EST.
It took off in a great flash of
yellow flame and climbed straight
upward for one minute and 20
The rocket was visible as a
dwindling yellow spark for inany
seconds after it angled over to-
ward the southeast.
About four minutes after takeoff
there was' a white flash as though
it exploded in the sky.
.Almost five minutes after the
launching' the flight of the missile
could 'still be seen, far above the
single star hanging close to the
Union Show'
Names Head
Bruce McRitchie, '58, has been
named general chairman of Mus-
ket, all-campus musical organiza-
The announcement was made
last night by outgoing chairman
John Moore, Grad.
This fall's production is being
selected and will be announced
May 15, McRitchie said.'
He also declared that petitions
for 13 seats on the executive com-
mittee of the organization are
now available.
Clinic offers
Polio Vaccine
Polio shots will be given from
8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 1
p.m. to 4:45 p.m. today in the
basement at Health Service.
First, second and third shots
wlil be given. Students need not
pick up clinic cards before getting
their shot.
Fee for an injection is one dol-

INTERNATIONAL WEEK-Sen. Charles Potter is introduced to
University student Keosakhal Sedakham of Laos at the home of
a Detroit Negro leader. Behind them stands Mrs. A. A. Banks,
wife of the minister of the Second Baptist Church.
Fuoreign Studen[Lts Visit
Amer ican Negro Homes
Spending last weekend in Detroit's Negro community was exciting
and even inspiring, student participants agreed.
The weekend program, sponsored by the Protestant Foundation
for International Students, exposed 21 foreign students and two
Americans to what one called this "community within a community."
Another of those who went along noted "certain American quali-
ties" of frankness and pride which he had not expected in the Negroes.
Amber Van of the Protestant Foundation, leader of the group,
explained that the program was one of 10 "international weekends"
'this year. In each, she said,

Ike Claims
Only Minor
Tells Newspapermen
Situation Improving
WASHINGTON () - President
Dwight D. Eisenhower yesterday"
described the recession as a "mi-
nor emergency."
He said it is being met and,, "I
don't think we should get hysteri-
cal about any of this business."
President Eisenhower' told a
news conference it has been evi-
dent for two or three weeks that
"the rate of decline has been flat-
tening out." He credited his ad-
ministration with "a very impres-
sive record" in combatting the
Once again, the President left a
tax cut to the indefinite future.
He said he doesn't believe it re-
stores confidence just to say sud-
denly: "Here is some kind of a
tax cut." With his replies to
questions ranging from amiable to
acid, President' Eisenhower had
this to say on other topics:
1) It is as sensible to say that
"Congress is suddenly going nuts
and completely abolishing the De-
fense Department" as to say his
Pentagon reorganization plan
could open the way for one-man
control over the military forces.
2) Soviet complaints that Amer-
ican bombers are taking off pro-
vocatively into the arctic air are
based on this situation: If the na-
tion and its military establish-
ment are going to exist in this day
of possible surprises, big and ex-
pensive planes must be "gotten
off fields that could be targets.
Once off, they have to get proper
President Eisenhower obviously
meant that orders for any nuclear
bomber crews to proceed to an
attack can come only from the
President. He said "there has been
a lot of overstatement" about the
3) A Democratic-sponsored bill
to expand the unemployment
compensation system, President
Eisenhower said, would destroy
that system and put people "on
the dole, and on nothing else."
While avoiding a prediction of
a veto, President Eisenhower said
the bill has grave defects which
would require his serious consid-

Five Killed
paratroopers were killed and an
undetermined number injured yes-
terday in a 1,300-man jump at this
sprawling military base astride
the Kentucky-Tennessee line.
Gusty and shifting winds were
blamed in part.
The mass jump came as part of
the second phase of Exercise Eagle
Wing, involving about 15,000 para-
Seventieth Jump
Maj. Gen. W. C. Westmoreland,
commander of the 101st Division
and a veteran paratrooper him-
self, made his 70th jump during
the maneuver.
Maj. L. A. Breault, information
officer at the Army post, said the
five men apparently were killed
when they landed.
"They either were dragged along
the ground or they collided with
some object upon landing," he
Chutes Worked
Breault said there was no mal-
functioning of parachutes.
Authorities said many of the in-
jured were.hurt when gusty winds
carried the falling troopers from
their intended landing -spots and
then dragged them and their par-
achutes along the rough terrain.
"It was like a runaway mule
pulling a farmer who had been
plowing," one observer said.

churches had hosted foreign stu-
. Negro Churches Host
But Miss Van said to have Negro
churches as hosts is unusual. One
of the two, Second Baptist Church,'
sponsored the program in con-
junction with its 122nd anni-
The University students spent
Saturday night in the homes of
members of the Second Baptist
congregation and that of Christ
Baptist Church.
Many of the students had been
interested in the trip because they
wanted to learn about discrimina-
tion and segregation, according to
Beverley Pooley, Grad., of England.
Told of Discrimination
Pooley said the family with
which he spent Saturday night had
told of restaurant discrimination
but didn't express too much im-
mediate concern because of a belief
the situation was going to change
for the better. Many of the stu-
dents were surprised by the Ne-
groes' non-aggressive attitude, he
In his case, Udani said, the
weekend reversed man y preconcep-
tions. He had been told of dirt'
living conditions, he illustrated,
but saw well-kept homes.
Saturday afternoon's tour of the
Negro community included visits
to two funeral homes, a housing
project, radio station WCBH in
Inkster and the editorial offices
of The Michigan Chronicle,. a
weekly paper.
Neal 'Impressed'
David Neal, Grad., said he was.
"quite impressed" with both the.
See PROTESTANT, page 3

Yugoslava Charges
LJUBLJANA, Yugoslavia (P)-Yugoslavia's Communists accused
the Kremlin, yesterday of reverting to Cominform-type Stalinist pres-
sures against this country's independence.
Demonstrating disapproval, the Soviet ambassador led satellite
envoys in a walkout from the Yugoslav Communist Congress session.
Yugoslav Vice-President Alexander Rankovic took up the war of
words with the Kremlin where Tito left off Tuesday. He invited the
icanaad d jhL ai lliie .ntis

.mussians ana Tneir suiim pm ab
to mind their own business and
leave Yugoslavia's Communists
Only Communist Poland's diplo-
mats remained in the hall to hear
out the speech to its conclusion.
The Poles since 1956 have been
seeking some measure of indepen-
dence from Moscow control.
Russian sources said, however,
the diplomatic observers who walk-
ed out would return for today's
session of the Yugoslav Communist
League's seventh Congress.
During the afternoon, when the
congress broke up into committee
meetings, the Russian and other
Communist observers reappeared.
Rankovic's speech apparently
was Tito's reply to the Kremlin's
refusal to permit official delega-
tions from the Soviet Union and
the satellites to attend the con-
gress in this northern Yugoslavia
city. But they did permit their
envoys to come as observers.
In the walkout with Tito Rus-
sians were Red China, Bulgaria,
East Germany, Romania, Hun-
gary, Mongolia, and North Viet
Past Winner
Ciardi To Give
Hopwood Tallh
Former Hopwood Award winner,
Prof. John Ciardi of Rutgers Uni-
versity English department will
present the Hopwood contest lec-
ture today when the awardsfor
the event are announced.
The awards will be presented
by Prof. Arno Bader of the Eng-
lish department, 'chairman of the
Hopwood committee, at 4:15 p.m.
Ciardi will discuss the "Silences
of the Poem." As a graduate stu-
dent at the University in 1939, he
won the $1,200 Hopwood Award
for a book of poems published un-
der the title "Homeward to Amer-

SGC Makes
Student Goverment Council last
night approved three motions re-
vising the calendar policy of the
Tie first of three motions pre-
sented by Paul Lichter, '60, chair-
man of the SGC Calendaring Com-
mittee, proposed that events shall
close not later than 12 midnight
except on those dates where SGC
has established a later closing
This action involves the removal
of the prerogative of top priority
activities to choose the dates for
later closing hours. Before adop-
tion of the motion, activities such
as Union dances, League dances,
school dances and Interfraternity
Council dances could set the dates
for their 'affairs and request a
late closing hour.
Usually Granted
In most cases this request vas
granted. The Calendaring Com-
mittee felt that this new plan
would allow for a more equitable
distribution of late permissions,
according to Lichter.
In the second motion the Coun-
cil approved the dates of Sept. 27,
Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 7, Dec. 6,
Dec. 13, March 7, April 25, May 1
and May 16 for extension of clos-
ing hours until 1 a.m. during the
coming school year.
The dates of Nov. 22, Feb. 21
and March 21 were dropped from
the motion allowing the possible
extension of closing hours at four
other times. A total of 14 late
closing hours may be 'scheduled
during one school year.
Risk Priority
The third motion passed pro-
vided that organizations sall sub-
mit their first and second choice
of dates to the Calendaring Com-
mittee by April 30 of the preceding
school year, or risk losing priority.
In addition, any activity may be
calendared at the same time as
an activity of higher priority with
the consent of' the latter. If this
consent is denied, the lower pri-
ority group may appeal to the
Calendaring Committe for media-
The Council passed a motion
recommending that students scrup-
ulously observe the bicycle regula-
tions, and particularly the signs
in front of the libraries and other
buildings. If students fail to ob-
serve the signs the Council will
consider further action to enforce
the motion.
Protest Appropriation
A letter is being sent to the state
legislature from the SGC express-
ing the Council's disapproval of
the legislatures' appropriation ac-
tion involving the University's
No Epidemic,
Beckett Says
"There is no epidemic of measles
on campus," Health Service Direc-
tor Dr. Morley Beckett said.
Dr. Beckett added there have
been more. than the iua number


ov's Labor's Lost' To Open at Me
William Shakespeare's comedy, "Love's Labor's Lost" will be :
presented by the speech department at 8 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and #
Saturday at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.:
Special effects, including "transparent" costumes and a special g
"contour curtain," will be used in the performance.k
"We are hoping, by a combination of pastel colors, transparencies, ;-
and as gay and light a touch as possible in the acting, to com-
municate the lightness and charm in this play," Prof. William P.
Halstead of the speech department, the play's director, commented.
"We hope to make it a gay masquerade such as it undoubtedly was
when it was first presented before Queen Elizabeth in the 16.90's,":
he continued. Queen Elizabeth, played by Kathryn Brock, Grad., will
atend the performances, which will be enacted as if being presentedr
for her,.

World News Roundup
By The Associated Press.
MOSCOW-President Nasser of the United Arab Republic has
written Nikita Khrushchev that the U.A.R. supports the Soviet posi-
tion on cessation of nuclear tests, Tass reported last night.
The Soviet news agency quoted Nasser as saying continuance of
the tests is direct testimony of aggressive attempts and desires which
"jeopardize the health of peoples who are not guilty of any crime."
WASHINGTON - The House yesterday overwhelmingly defeat-
ed an anti-segregation amendment before passing and sending to
"the Senate a limited federal
school aid bill.
I * * *
Foreign Affairs Committee voted
rn delssohn yesterday to cut 330 million dol-
lars from President Dwight D.
Eisenhower's request for $3,942,-
000,000 in new foreign aid funds.
Acting in closed session, the
" ouse group by a reported one-
vote margin-13 t. .:"-knocked
. out 160 million dollars of the $1,-
800,000,000 President Eisenhower
said is needed in arms help for
America's allies.
LIMA, Peru - An earthquake
shook the Lima area at 5:16 a.m.
(EST) yesterday.
JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector
Israel ushered inracountrywide
} {tcelebration of its 10th anniversary
of independence last night by
l tn a , memo~rial hbeacon cnn Mt.

Co-ed Dorms
"In the future, but definitely un-
der consideration" seems to be the
status of an Inter-House Council.
proposal to change existing resi-
dencehalls into co-educational
Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs James A. Lewis said yester-
day that the administration "is
taking the request seriously."
The decision to adopt in princi-
pal the value of co-educational liv-
ing was made at the time the deci-
sion was made to make the North
Campus residence hall co-educa-
tional, he said.
Changes Wait
Vice-President Lewis said any
changes in present residence halls
would have to wait until there was
a budget surplus.
He declined to speculate on
when this would occur.
Newly elected IHC President
Bob Ashton, '59, pointed out that
the North Campus residence hall
might make students living' in
present residence halls "dissatis-
.The men and women in resi-
dence halls have indicated their
concern with the problem. Ash-
ton said.
Information Released
In another residence hall area,
Assistant Dean of Men Karl'
Streiff, chairman of the Michigan
House Plan Re-Evaluation Com-

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