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Sixty-Seven;Years of Editorial Freedom
VOL. LXVIII, No. 151,
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1958
MSU Plans Spending Cut
EAST LANSING (P)-An' austerity budget, described as "painful
and unpleasant," was outlined by John A. Hannah, -Michigan State
University president yesterday.
The State Board of Agriculture, MSU governing body, approved
the budget which calls for an across-the-board slash in spending,
curtailed enrollments and no salary raises except in a few instances.
The program also calls for elimination of courses "of little or
Forced by Legislature.
Michigan State ,was forced into the belt-tightening program when
the legislature appropriated $25,315,000. for operations during the next
" finA trasr ti nil ann iorr
4.1 - 4.lk- I
To Cut Down
WASHINGTON (]P)-The Tnited
States offered yesterday to' con-
sider cutting down its H-bomb
flights in the arctic if the Soviet:
Union accepts the United States
North Pole inspection plan.
Secretary of State John Foster
Dulles made the proposal at a
news conference. He emphasized
that Soviet acceptance or rejection
will affect the question of whether
President'. Dwight D. Eisenhower
goes to a summit -conference.
Dulles' olive branch mood
matched that of Eisenhower at a
news conference Wednesday. The
President said then he felt more'
sadness than anger at Russia's
derisive rejection of his arctic, in-
spection plan and at Soviet out-
cries against U.S. nuclear alert
fllg'hts in the area.
Dulles disclosed new secret ap-.
proaches to the Soviets, in Wash-
ington and New York, in an effort
to sell the Soviets on the k polar.
proposal. If accepted, he'said, the
proposal could mark a turning
point in the cold war and possibly
bring further disarm ,nent agree-
The Soviet Union is under
mounting pressure-some coming
from satellite nations-to avoid a
flat turndown of President Eisen-
hower's arctic military inspection
This was the situation in ad-
vance of 'is&Y's meeting of the
United- Nations Security Council,
where indications up to now had
pointed to a Soviet veto of the
United States proposal. It alms to
eliminate any threat of massive
air attack across the polar .re-;
Diplomatic informants said Po-
i land and Czechoslovakia had ap-
pealed to the Soviets to shy away
from a strictly- negative attitude
and to accept the Eisenhower plan
i some form, perhaps modified by
ncai ear , 011 u5issthn
current appropriation of $26,326,-
"This is very painful and un-
pleasant," Hannah told the board.
"P ; will require a lot of courage,
wisdom and judgment. But the
things less vital will have to be
curtailed or discontinued and we
might find the experience good for
"If this becomes a continuing
process," he added, "we'll be in
trouble. You can do a thing like
this once but you can't do it
The main points approved in the
economy program were:
1) A cut of about five per cent
across the board in the budgets
for every division and operation
of the university.
2) Retention of present stand-
ards of admission and retention,
of students to keep the enrollment
at the present level of just under
3) Holding of all salaries and
wages at present levels for faculty
members, with the exception of
upward adjustments for 99 faculty
members moved upward at the
No. Salary Cuts
4) Elimination of routine step
increases for all other MSU em-
ployes. It was emphasized, how-
ever, there would be no salary
5) Curtailment of services to
buildings to reduce the quality of
6) Reduction and elimination of
all budget items such as land pur-
chased, purchases of equipment
7) Examination of all programs,
all operations, all curricula, all
courses "with the objective of
eliminating those of least impor-
tance and curtailing those of little
On the last point, Hanna said no(
decision had been made as yet on
just what might be eliminated butt
said the entire matter was underi
Durward B. Varner, MSU vice-I
president, said certain courses had
been picked out by the legislaturex
"to ridicule them."
He cited such cdurses as squaret
dancing, archery and badminton.
"We have to have a physical
education program," Varner said.
"The question is whether we shall
teach the students sopne skills or
give them regimented physical
education the waywe do in Rus-
education the way they do in Rus-
. The Board approved the ap-c
pointment of Dr. Walter H. Hodg-
son, dean of the school of music
at North Texas State College, as
head of the department of musica
o succeed the late Dr. Weldon
Low bidders were approved forr
the first building at the Oakland
branch of MSU, where ground-a
breaking ceremonies will be held
Friday. These included:t
General construction, J. A.e
Fredman, Inc., Pontiac, $1,115,-
623; mechanical, Farrington Co.,i
Detroit, $438,385; electrical, Hy- b
dron-Brand Co., Detroit, $239,480. i
... MSU president
DETROIT (I)-General Motors
Corp. yesterday firmly denied re-
ports it might come up with a bet-
ter offer to the United Auto Work-
ers before the deadline of contract
expiration May 29.
Such reports have been circu-
lating in the industry for the past
Vice President Louis G. Seaton,
GM's chief negotiator, told a news
conference the company is stand-
ing firm on its offer to renew wage
increases and fringe benefits pro-
vided in the present contract.
"That's where we stand and
that's where we are going to stay,"
he said. "We do not have any
other offer under development."
Seaton said the company feels
it has a broad responsibility to
its shareholders, employes and the
nation as a whole to stand firm.
But he said this did not mean
keeping the status quo. He said
GM's offer meant workers would
get a minimum of seven million
dollars a year more. He estimated
union demands would mean a cost
increase of at least-511 million dol-
lars a year.
Seaton had no comment on the
reports that GM, Ford and Chrys-
ler were getting together behind
the scenes on barganing policy.
Gregg Chosen .
Ron Gregg, '60, was reappointed
chairman of the Education and
Student Welfare Committee at
Wednesday's SGC meeting.
Lois Wurster, '60, was appointed
Petitioning is still open for Stu-
dent Book !Exchange manager,
personnel director andoffice man-
ager. An elections director will be
appointed for a one-year term.
Positions are also available on
the Human Relations Board, Cin-
ema Guild Board, Early Registra-
tion Pass Committee and Counsel-
ing Study Committes, according
to Jo Hardee, '60, SGC adminis-
I ke's Plan
WASHINGTON (P)Gen. Ran
dolph M. Pate attacked Presiden
Dwight D. Eisenhower's defense
reorganization plan yesterday as a
potential threat to the life of th
Marine Corps 2,
The President's proposal tha
laws spelling out the roles of eac
military service be repealed, Pat
said, raises a real danger tha
under some future secretary of
defense the Marines may. be de-
moted from a fighting force t
simply a ceremonial unit.
Pate is the Marine Corps com
mandant. His opposition to fea
tures of the reorganization bill wa
the most outspoken voiced by any
Pentagon witness who has ap-
peared so far before the House
Armed Services Committee.
Approving Pate's stand, Rep.
F. E. Hebert (D-La.) told him he
had delivered a death blow "to the
unnecessary language in this' bill.'
At the same time the committee
received assurances from Secre-
tary of Defense Neil McElroy that
his department has no intention of
making any sweeping realignment
,of the military services or their
McElroy wrote the committee,
in answer to questions the con-
gressmen posed last week, that any
merger of the services would be
expressly forbidden by the pro-
"The Army, Navy, Air Force and
Marine Corps retain their respec-
tive individualities" McElroy said.
Pate emphasized he does not
believe those now in high office
have any intention of reducing
the Marine Corps to impotence if
the reorganization goes through.
But someday the corps could get
the bum's rush, he said.
"Samson and Delilah," an opera
in three acts, will be sung in con-
cert form tonight during the sec-
ond concert of the May Festival.
Delilah will be played by Clara-
mae Turner, contralto; the part of
Samson will be taken by Brian
Sullivan, tenor. Martial Singher,
baritone, will play the High Priest
and Yi-Kwei Sze will sing the
parts of Abimelech and an Old
The Choral Union will portray
the Hebrews and the Philistines.
Thor Johnson, University guest
conductor, will lead the Philadel-
phia Orchestra and the University
Miss Turner has appeared in
such roles as Delilah with the Cin-
cinnati Opera and as Carmen in
the opera by that name. Sullivan
has taken the parts of The Duke
in "Rigoletto," Cavaradossi in
"Tosca" and Rodolfo in "La Bo-
heme." He has also been on the
"Voice of Firestone" and "Tele-
Singher is well known for his
portrayal of Figaro in Mozart's
"Marriage of Figaro." He also
played four different roles in Of-
fenbach's "The Tales of Hoffman."
Yi-Kwei Sze, Chinese-born bass-
baritone, took the part of Saras-
tro in NBC Opera Theatre's TV
production of "The Magic Flute."
ouse Backs Eisenhowe
On" Unemployment Re lie
e On Calendar
e Vary Greatly
f By SUSAN HOLTZER
o Immediate comment on
Wednesday's report by the Uni-
-versity Calendar C o m m i t t e e
-ranged from "wonderful" to
s"skeptical" yesterday, but in most
cases reaction to the proposals
was extremely favorable.
Edward 'G. Groesbeck, Director
of Registration and Records, said
he was delighted with the sug-
gestion that both orientation and
registration be held in advance.
"We've been trying to work out
something like that for years," he
Similar Summier Plan
Groesbeck explained the Uni-
versity is carrying out a similar
program during the summer, but
on a limited scale. "My dream,"
he said, "is to have registration,
counseling, even the payment of
fees, right after the middle of
each preceding semester."
The s h o r t e n e d examination
period was called "a very real help
to winter sports" by Athletic Di-
rector H. O. "Fritz Crisler.
"We can't holdpractice during
the exam period," Crisler ex-
plained, "and the present sched-
ule means a long lay-off."
Time for Grading
Both Profs. Arthur Carr of the.
English department and Lawrence
B. Slobodkin of the zoology de-
partment- considered the proposed
additional time for grading final
exams an "important point."
"Many teachers now give ob-
jective tests to economize . on
time," Prof. Carr said. "Often,
they would like to use some oth-
er kind of exam, but can't finish
grading them in the required 72
Prof. Slobodkin too cited lack
of time as the major reason forj
objective finals. "Essay tests seemj
to make the students happier," he
said, "but you can't grade more
than 20 or 30 essay finals in time."
'Makes Good Sense'
In general, Prof. Carr said, the
plan "makes very good sense," but
he added his hope that the Uni-1
versity can work out an annualt
calendar "in terms of faculty re-
search employment." -
He also voiced approval of thei
shortened exam period, saying het
felt it would "minimize the im-i
portance of finals, which would be
"Giving so much weight to the
final exam is unhealthy," he said.
Prof. Kenneth E. Boulding of
the economics department said
his "spot reaction was rather un-
"Thereis no perfect calendar,"
he said, "and there are some aw-
fully good arguments for keeping
it as it is no matter what it is."s
Prof. Boulding particularly ob-I
jected to the tri-semester programs
on the grounds it would "destroy
the rhythm of academic life. It'sE
like abolishing the weekend," he
... to head ISA
Elected to ISA. Positions
By SELMA SAWAYA
Puthigro Krishnamurthy, Grad., and Robert Arnove, '59, were
elected president and vice-president, respectively, of the International
Students Association yesterday.
Krishnamurthy, a graduate of the University of Madras, India, is
enrolled in the business administration school. He was previously mem-
bership chairman of the organization and secretary of the Indian Stu-
dents Association. He plans to announce the program for the coming
Talks to IFC
O. D. Roberts, Dean of Men at
Purdue University and national
president of Kappa Delta Rho
fraternity spoke to an informal
meeting of the Inter-Fraternity
Council Executive Board yester-
day concerning the possibilities of
the reactivation of his fraternity
at the University.
Dean Roberts, who was in Ann
Arbor prior to addressing the an-
nual a l u m n i Inter-Fraternity
Council banquet last night, was
informed by the board that the
Fraternity President's Assembly
decided at their last meeting not
to approve any more colonies this
However, IFC president John
Gerber, '59, explained that the
IFC very possibly will consider
colonies again in the fall.
According to Gerber, IFC 'defi-
nitely plans to expand in the fu-
ture, but they wish to expand to
a larger degree internally, before
accepting many more new col-
The University's Naval Reserve
Officer Training Corps will not
have a numerical decrease as a
result of the reallocation of naval
cadets to institutions having low-
er , costs, according to Captain
Philip W. Mothersill, command-
er of the University's NROTC pro-
W1ni ''..-a.. xrarr.I C~a~ntsafl
year at an Installation Day ban-
quet, May 17.
At present, he said, he intends
to follow "the clear mandate from
the foreign students for more co-
operation from American stu-
Krishnamurthy added, "We look
forward to an active and eventful
year with a variety of programs of
value and interest."
He said he believed the "funda-
mental objective of the ISA, which
represents the largest group of
foreign students at any American
university, is to contribute its best
in every possible way to interna-
tional understanding on the cam-
Serves as Chairman
Arnove, an English major from
Evanston, Illinois, was chairman
of the International Week last
year and is also chairman of the
International Week to be held in
One of the objectives of his job,
Arnove said, is to "stimulate Amer-
ican interest and increase par-
ticipation by American students
in ISA affairs."
Fourteen University students
have been awarded Woodrow Wil-
son fellowships donated by the
Ford Foundation, Prof. Richard
Boys of the English department
and National Director of the
Woodrow Wilson Scholarship
John Denton, '58, whose field of
concentration is Mathematics,
Peter Eckstein, '58, Daily Editor,
Sociology, and Charles Sims, '58,
Mathematics, plan to attend Har-
Henry Finney, '58, Anthropology,
will remain at the University;
Patrick Fisher, '58, Mathematics,
will go to the Massachusetts In-
stitute of Technology; and Inge-
borg Tough, '58, German, will at-
James - Isbister, '58, Political
Science, plans to attend Princeton;
Robert Keyes, '58, German, plans
to go to Brown; David Schuman,
'58, Statistics, will go to Colum-
bia; and Jerome Wells, '58, Eco-
nomics, will attend John Hopkins.
Nancy Willard, '58; English, will
attend Yale, and Carey Wall, '58,
former Michiganensian editor
will attend Stanford.
Lawrence Curtiss, '58, an hon-
orary Woodrow Wilson Scholar, is
concentrating in Physics and
Harry Lunn, '54, former Daily
WOODEN INDIAN'S BASE BROKEN:
Fraternity Recovers Minerva in 'Fair' Condition
Minerva's condition was report-
ed as "fair" today by her attend-
ants at the Theta Delta Chi fra-
ternity house, where she was tak-
en following her mysterious reap-
Aside from a fractured base,
members of the fraternity said
she "would be all right." The
wooden indian is resting quietly
on the balcony of the house.
Early risers discovered Minerva
staring down at them from the
roof of the Economics Bldg. porch.
Her rescue by the fraternity was
delayed for approximately half an
hour when a class, occupying the
only room with a window opening
onto the porch, refused to vacate
until the hour ended.
NEW DELHI -Prime Minister
Jawaharial Nehru yesterday turned
aside a Congress party request
that he stay at India's helm, but
promised to return after a vaca-
HONOLULU-The Coach Guard'
intercepted the ketch Golden Rule
Thursday and took it in tow a
short time after it set sail from
Honolulu in a defiant attempt to
reach the U.S. nuclear test zone in
Three University faculty mem-
bers and two students have been.
awarded Fulbright grants for
overseas study during the coming
Profs. Daniel S. McHargue of
the political science department,
Anna Elonen .of the psychology
department and Frederick W.
Gehring of the mathematics de-
partment were given the awards.
Stud'ent recipients were Jordan
H. Sobel, Grad., and Nancy M.
4In Drug Store
"It's not very funny," Robert
Lumbard said, referring to a
swastika painted on a page of
the Michigan Daily yesterday on
the window of a local drug store
which he owns.
Lumbard said he thought that
the swastika was propagated 'by
a sign he placed on his cash regis-
ter congratulatingthe state of Is-
rael on its tenth anniversary. Ad-
verse comments were heard' from
many of the store's patrons re-
garding the sign. He said he was
"not sure" who made the com-
Previously, he had run a sign
saying it was about time element§
on this campus started to get
along together instead of "feed-
ing ammunition to the Russians."
Lumbard said there is a strong
possibility it was the "same group
that had put the swastikas on the
Romance Language Building and
on Hillel." He thinks it is an or-
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