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Sixty-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom IGHT SNOW

iXVIH, No. 94

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avy Starts,
ocket Sub

Tunisia Remains Calm

Iraq, Jordan Join For


Will Fire IRBMs
Up to 1,500 Miles
started its ballistic missile sub-
marine program rolling yesterday
With announcement that construc-
tion of two Polaris boats will begin
in Connecticut and a third in Cali-
The' assignment to build two of
the giant-size submersibles able
to fire 1,500-mile intermediate-
range ballistic missiles while be-
neath the sea, went to the Electric
Boat Division of General Dynamics
Corp. at Groton, Conn., firm which
built the Nautilus, forerunner of
nuclear-powered submarines -like
the Polaris boats.
The Mare Island naval ship-
yard located near Vallejo, Calif.,
will build the other.,
Rear Adm. W. F. Raborn, special
projects director, said the two
yards' were picked because this
would permit the earliest possible
completion dates.
The Polaris submarine will be
the largest submersible known-
unless the huge, new Soviet fleet
includes a type.unheard of in this
, Surfaced, it will displace 5,600
tons, compared with about 3,000
tons for the Nautilus.
~Within the huge hull will be 16
vertical tubes in which the IRBM
polaris weapons will be mounted
and front which they will be fired.
With the 1,500-mile range, this
means that a Polaris submarine
can lob 16 rockets into the heart-
land of an enemy while concealed
under the ocean surface. Each
missile can mount i hydrogen
warhead, capable of causing vast
B ureauCie\
Crash Risk
ment statement yesterday con-
ceded that an accidental crash
involving a nuclear weapon could
cause a poisonous dust cloud.
But it said the dust would be
harmless unless inhaled.
In a joint announcement appar-
ently designed to quiet concern,
the Defense Department and the
Atomic Energy Commission said
that planes, trains and trucks have
been toting nuclear weapons
around for 12 years, that there
have been few accidents and that
none has caused a nuclear explo-
No Figure!
How many accidents have oc-
curred, and where, the two agen-
cies declined to say, despite pub-
lished reports that there have been
several in recent years.
The Pentagon-ABC statement
defined a nuclear explosion as one
involving "fission or fusion reac-
tion creating a large explosive
effect." No such reaction has oc-
curred in any of the accidents, it
was stressed.
But, said the agencies, some
nuclear weapons contain some or-
dinary chemical explosives like
TNT--apparently for purposes of
pushing fission section together
swiftly to create the "critical mass"
required for explosion or to con-
tribute to pressure-produced heat
required for fusion.
Could Explode
A plane crash or severe train
wreck could touch off this con-
ventional explosive.
The 'statement said that this
kind of accident has occurred on

a few occasions without causing
appreciable damage or any injury
to persons because of the presence
of nuclear material.
"An accidental detonation of
conventional explosives might pos-
sibly cause local scattering of nu-
clear materials in the form of
dust," 'the statement said,
Seven Petition
For SGC Seat"

" i

TUNIS -a clamped a
police blockade on three French
consulates yesterday but otherwise
applied calming measures to pre-
vent a dangerous explosion.
A government spokesman dis-
closed that food supplies were be-
ing allowed to get through to the
15,000 French soldiers barricaded
in their bases.
This seemed to ease the greatest
immediate danger of clashes.

Capitalizing on world reaction
to a 'French air raid last Satur-
day on the border village of Sa-
kiet Sidi Youssef, President Ha-
bib Bourguiba has demanded
France withdraw all its troops and
give up the big naval base at
Tunisians claim '79 men, women
and children were killed and any
more wounded in Sakiet.

No Rate Hike S 1een
In,,.Residence Halls
Early indications are that Residence Hall rates will not rise next
Althoigh Residence Hall officials have not yet discussed the
possibility of a rate hike, they say basic costs of running the residence
halls will not be much above this year.-.
According to figures compiled last year, the three big items in

Residence Hall costs are salariesa
To N ew Lo
eral Reserve Board reported yes-
terday that industrial production,
continuing a five-month decline,
dropped in January to the lowest
level in three years.
Slowdowns in the automotive
industry and in the output of
other durable goods contributed
most to the decline, the board
The board said steel mill opera-
tions, sharply curtailed in Decem-
ber, fell off more in January. The
aircraft industry's output how-
ever, held steadt.

Mineral output remained
changed, but activity in the7
tile and petroleum industries
curtailed. A decline in the
duction of nondurable goodsc
tinued in January. ,


and wages, which take 37 per cent
&of the Residence Hall dollar, food,
which takes 25 per cent, and debt
service, which takes about 18 per
Food Costs Stabilize
Wage costs will not increase
much next year, according to Serv-
ice Enterprises Manager Francis
C. Shiel. Residence Hall wage rate
increases are determined by Uni-
versity wage increases, in turn
determined by state appropria-
Leonard B. Schaadt, residence
halls business manager, says raw
food costs "have stabilized nicely."
He does not foresee the need for
more money to cover food costs.
next year.
Shiel says there will be no in-
crease in the present percentage
used for debt service--the retiring
of Residence -Hall bonds and the
provision of equity for new resi-
dence halls.
Must Raise Rates
"The University has held to the
position that if it has an increase
in the cost of-operating Residence)
Halls these costs can only be met
by raising rates," Vice-President
for Student Affairs James A. Lewis
said yesterday.
"If food goes up, for example,
the only recourse the University
has is raising rates to cover these
Light, heat and power costs for
the Residence Halls will continue
to be paid for by the University
plant department, in spite of a cut
in overall plant department bud-
*get made by the Legislature last
Plan Change
Present dormitory bonding ar-
rangements stipulate the Univer-
sity will provide these services.
But two years ago the Legisla-
ture passed a resolution which said
new self-liquidating projects would
have to include utility costs in
student fees.
The planned North Campus Res-
idence Hall will be the first Uni-
versity self-liquidating project
authorized by the Legislature un-
der the resolution, and utilities
costs will have to be included in
room and board charges.

Bourguiba reinforced diplomatic
pressure by stationing police
guards before three French con-
sulates at Gafsa, Medje and Le
Kef, thus putting the consular of-
ficials under the same restrictions
as the French military.
French Refuse Requests
He has asked the French to
close the consulates at the same
time he ordered the French. troops
confined to posts and barred
French flights over Tunisian ter-
ritory. But the French refused to
close the consulates on the ground
that the accord for their presence
in Tunisia has not been formally
While Bourguiba urged his peo-
ple to keep calm, French Premier
Felix Gaillard, still suffering from
flu and running a fever, summoned
United States Ambassador Amory
Houghton to his home in Paris.
Dispatches said they may have
discussed a United States media-
tion effort.
Bourguiba has said he would ac-
cept mediation, but French For-
eign Minister, Christian Pneau
said earlier in the day that France
did not want mediation.
Friendly Talk
A French Foreign Ministry
spokesman said the Gaillard-
Houghton talk had been very
friendly and that the United
States has made no mediation
Bourguiba also acted to prevent
a general all-day strike in mourn-
ing for the Sakiet village victims,
for fear of releasing dangerous
popular emotions. He restricted
the strike to four hours and urged
the people to keep calm and "show
the world Tunisia's strength and
So the day passed without vio-
lence. Basking in a warm sun, the
people enjoyed the Moslem Sab-
bath. Friday prayer services for
the bombing victims were held in
a sports field.
History Line
Indiana University historian
blamed "progressive education and
the UNESCO line" yesterday for
his students' "sad" lack of know-
ledge of basic American history.
R. C. Buley, Pulitzer Prize win-
ning history professor, said only
eight of 90 students came close to
giving a correct explanation of the
Bill of Rights.
Prof. Buley said he gave the
"diagnostic quiz" of 10 basic ques-
tions "to confirm something I
have long been aware of." He said
he had no comparable tests from
the past but added, "I do not
know from experience that these
said results would not have been
received in an earlier period."
"We are reaping the benefits of
. .. so-called progressive educa-
tion and following the UNESCO
line," Prof. Buley said.
He explained the UNESCO
"line" as "not teaching the history
of our country until the history
of all other countrie has been
taught, for fear that if the history
of our country was taught first
these pupils might be prejudiced
in favor of that country.,

Soviet Schools Said Below west's

-Daily-Robert Kanner
.. politics interferes

Its industrial production index
fell off three points last month to
133 per cent of the 1947-49 aver-
age. This was the lowest since
February 1955.
At 133, the index was nine per
cent below January 1957.
UAW Council
Votes on GM
Contract Plans
DETROIT (A--The United Auto
Workers' General Motors Council
voted yesterday to ask GM to tie
in the UAW's profit-sharing pro-
posal with fully company - paid
hospital-medical-surgery premi-
The 400-member council, re-
presenting GM employes through-
out the nation, decided that first
priority should be given health
insurance benefits in dividing up
profits. The employes now con-
tribute about 50 per cent to health
The council formally approved
the profit-sharing plan adopted at
the UAW's special convention here
in January. It calls for dividing
up among employes one-fourth of
all profits before taxes in excess
of 10 per cent of net capital.
- At a news conference following
the close of the three-day council
meeting, UAW Vice President
Leonard Woodcock said union
members were concerned over lay-
offs at GM plants.
Woodcock was asked if the
union would give up its profit-
sharing' plan for a shorter work
week--the UAW's original bar-
gaining goal.
"If they made us an offer we
would give it very serious con-
sideration," Woodcock said.
"If the companies will give us
40 hours of work for the regular
work force, the desire for a shorter
work week will disappear," Wood-
cock said.
d'I. -D .3



MSU eers
Skate Over,
Special to The Daly
EAST LANSING-Another slow
start led to disaster for the Michi-
gan hockey team as Michigan
State defeated the Wolverines, 3-1,
here last night before 2,298 fans.
These same two teams will meet
in their series finale tonight, at
8 p.m. In the Coliseum.
The victory for MSU enabled
the Spartans to take over fourth
place in the Western Intercol-
legiate Hockey League, ,one point
ahead of their rivals from Ann
The win also assured Michigan
State of at least a tie in the race
for the annual Press Trophy, sym-
bolic of collegiate hockey suprem-
acy in the state of Michigan.
For the first four minutes of the
opening frame, Michigan could
not get the puck out of its own
zone, a problem that has plagued
the Wolverines all season,
Childs Great
However, the stalwart goal tend-
ing of Ross Childs kept the game
scoreless until 7:16. With Warren
Wills in the penalty box, State
broke the scoreless tie. Joe Po-
lano, a junior from Sudbury, Ont.,
took a pass from Bob Jasson, the
captain of the Spartans, and
slammed a hard shot at the Mich-
igan nets.
Childs blocked the shot but
Keith Christofferson grabbed the
rebound and pushed it past the
Michigan goalie.
DeVuono Scores
Exactly nine minutes later, Fred
DeVuono stickhandled through the
Michigan defense and hit the open
side of the cage 'to score what
proved to be the winning goal.
When the teams came onto the
ice to start the second period, a
grim determination could be seen
on the faces of the Michigan play-
For a short time it looked like
the Wolverines would bounce back
to tie the game. Gary Starr tapped
the rebound from Barry Hayton's
slapshot past Joe Selinger, MSU's
goalie, at 3:30, a scoring play
which paralleled the first MSU
This cut the Spartan lead to one
See SPARTAN, Page 3


Snow, Cold Buffet U


As Arctic~ Air Moves I
By The Associated Press
A new surge of Arctic cold bore down on the East yesterday and
Montana dug out from the worst snow storm of the year in the
northern Rockies.
Thenew invasion of cold air from Canada dashed any hopes for
early relief in the winter-buffeted eastern half of the United States.
Snow reached an unofficial depth of 100 inches at Lookout Pass
on the western Montana border. In more populous areas, snow ranged

up to 11 inches on the ground.:';>

The cold air drained down from
Canada in the wake of a frigid
wavehthat dipped deep into the
It meant continued freezing
weather for the vast area stretch-
ing from the Northern Plains to
the Atlantic.
However, storms in the Texas
plains and western Gulf region
allowed slightly warmer air to
wnt f,t nieu,.r,. in tha Qoth-

FCC Commissioner To Face House Investigators

James Ball, '60E, yesterday be-
came the seventh person to take
out a petition for the vacant seat
on Student Government Council.

WASHINGTON (') - Federal
Communications Commissioner
Richard A, Mack, accused of ac-
cepting money in a TV case, will
get a chance to tell his side of the
story to House investigators 'next
Chairman Oren Harris (D-Ark.)

"without foundation." Schwartz
testified at an open hearing Thurs-
day. Mack demanded an early op-
portunity to answer him.
The four asked to appear Tues-
day are Judge Robert Anderson,
Paul Scott, Thurman A. Whiteside
and Perrine Palmer.

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