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Sixty-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom
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LXVIII, No. 228
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1958
Ike's Summit Bid
WASHINGTON (') - Top of-
ficials awaiting a new message
from Soviet Premier N i k i t a
Khrushchev reported yesterday
they were less certain he would
accept President Dwight D. Eisen-
hower's bid for a summit meeting
within the United Nations Securi-
They acknowledged, however, it
was difficult to predict what
Khrushchev is likely to do on an
issue with such worldwide propa-
A substantial number of State
Department officials still forecast
a Khrushchev acceptance. They
anticipated a Soviet reply within
the next 24 hours but said they
were less sure it would nail down
arrangements for a top-level par-
No Reply Required
Some Moscow sources speculat-
ed the' next move might come
from the Russian delegation at
the United Nations. They consid-
ered that President Blisenhower's
letter of Friday did not require
a direct reply from Khrushchev.
Khrushchev's delay in answer-
ing the letter caused some offi-,
vials here to look for a Soviet
turndown of the American-British
Khrushchev may reaffirm, these
officials speculated, his original
proposal for a five-power meeting
outside the United Nations.
Would Include Leaders
This would bring together the
leaders of the United States, Rus-
sia, Britain, France and India,
plus Secretary General Dag Ham-
marskjold of the United Nations.
State Department is going ahead
Despite the uncertainty, the
with plans on the assumption
Khrushchev will agree to an ac-
ceptable meeting with President
Eisenhower within the next few
A special task force headed by
counselor G. Frederich Reinhardt
is preparing papers on key Middle
East 'problems to guide President
Eisenhower and Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles at any such
By SUSAN HOLTZER
Local races highlight primary contests as Michigan voters go to'
the polls to choose candidates today.
Washtenaw County's most sharply-fought contest features a total
of seven candidates-three Republican, four Democrat-seeking the
nomination for sheriff.
Sheriff Robert E. A. Lillie, Harry B. Hogan and George A. Petersen
are running in the GOP primary; on the Democratic side Lawrence P.
Olsterdorf, Richard Williams, Thomas A. Fitzgerald and Leon E.
Willoughby are the candidates.
Contest Legislature Seats
Two of the three seats in the State Legislature are being contested,
both on the Republican side. For the county's State Senate seat,
By The Associated Press j
Two men who may figure in the
1960 presidential picture-Gov. G.
Mennen Williams of Michigan and
Sen. Stuart Symington of Missourit
-are among candidates in pri-
mary elections today.
Both these top Democrats werea
heavy favorites on election eve to
win renomination, Gov. Williams
for an unprecedented sixth term.
Primaries are being held in West
Virginia and Kansas, too. Here is'
a state-by-state summary:
Gov. Williams is opposed for'
renonination by William L. John-
son, who operates a radio station
Gov. Williams, who draws much
of his political strength from or-
ganized labor,. was tasked earlier
this year about efforts of some of
his friends to get him into the
next presidential campaign.
"They might not have to push
'me very hard," he said.
On the Republican side, there is
no opposition to the renomination
of top office holders, including Sen.
Charles E. Potter.
Michigan voters will also nomi-
nate candidates for 18 House seats.
Sen. Symington, who was secre-
tary of the Air Force under former
President Harry S. Truman and
who has been talked of by Truman
and others for the Democratic
presidential nomination in 1960,
has only nominal opposition for
His opponents are Lamar W.
Dye of Kansas City, a former Re-
publican, and Lawrence L. Hast-
ings of Aurora, a retired Veterans
Missouri Republicans will choose.
among four seeking the GOP nom-
ination to run against Symington.
The two leaders are Miss Hazel
Parker, Sedalia lawyer who headed
the National Association of Busi-
ness & Professional Women, and
Homer S. Cotton,, St. Louis busi-
Missourians will also nominate
for 11 United States House seats.
The two Republican incumbent,
senators, Chapman Revercomb and
John D. Hoblitzel, are unopposed
A close fight has been waged by
four Democrats for their party's
nomination to oppose Hoblitzell.
Gov. George Docking, the first
Democrat to be elected governor
in 20 years, is opposed for renomi-
Five Republicans have been cam-
paigning for the GOP nomination
to oppose Docking.
incumbent Sen. Lewis G. Christ-
man is being opposed by Mrs. Beth
Milford. The Second District seatf
in the State House is being con-F
tended by incumbent Rep. James
F. Warner and William E. Bowling.
Both party primaries hold con-
tests. for Prosecuting Attorney.
John W. Rae and William F. Ager,
Jr., are seeking the GOP nomina-
tion, while Maurice E. Popkins ind
Robert M. Gillespie are runningI
for the Democratic bid.
The contest for coroner is open
only on the Republican side, where
Frank G. Steffan, incumbent cor-
oner, is opposed by Dr. George C.
Fink. In the nonpartisan battle for
Court Commissioner, Robert V.
Fink and Jack G. Garris, both
incumbents, are. the candidates.I
County Propositions ,
In addition, county voters will
decide the fate of two propositions.
The first would abolish the county
coroner offce, which would be
replaced by the office of county
The other proposition, which is
on the ballots in the city of Ann
Arbor and in Pittsfield township,
would detach the Pittsfield Village
area from Pittsfield township, and
annex it to the city of Ann Arbor.
Polls will be open today from
7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 'The 'Weather
Bureau has predicted cloudy
weather, including the possibility
of thunderstorms in the after-
noon, which may hold down the
number of voters somewhat.
A large voter turnout is ex-
pected, particularly on the Repub-
lican side, where interest is fo-
cused mainly on the race for
In addition, the Democratic. or-
ganization has been pushing for a
large vote for Gov. G. Mennen
Williams, who is opposed by
William Johnson of Ironwood. The
party is trying to roll up as great
a total as possible for the Gover-
anor, although little support is
expected for Johnson.
WASHINGTON ()-The rockets
that a group of visiting Russian
students said they found "in great
numbers" on American campuses
turned out to be a single dummy
Honest John on display at the
University of North Carolina.
The tanks they didn't have time
to count turned out to be two light
T-43s used for ROTC training at
the University of Illinois.
The large number of planes they
said they found at American col-
leges and universities-well, they
didn't say just where.
All told, the Russians said at a
press conference here yesterday
they weren't exactly happy about
what they found.
"We did not know that such
militarization had taken place in
higher education here," said Eu-
genii Bugrov, one of the spokes-
men for the 20 visiting students.
Show 10,334 Sum
An increase of 1,150 students
over last year's.Summer Session
enrollment has been unofficially
totaled at the Office of Registra-
tion and Records.
This year 10,334 students are
enrolled in the Summer Session
compared to 8,824 who attended
the 1957 Summer Session, accord-
ing to Merlin Miller, of the Office
of Registration and Records.
Both totals were recorded at the
end of the fifth week of each re-
Ann Arbor enrollment is 9,139
with 990 at centers throughout
the state. Two hundred and five
students are enrolled at Flint Col-
Enrollment in the University's
16 schools and colleges followed
by last ksummer's fifth week total
in parentheses is:
Architecture and Design: 67
(52); Business Administration:
527 (577); Dentistry: 36 (21); Ed-
ucation: 413 (353); Engineering:
1,231 (670); Rackham Graduate
School: 4,160 (3,872);
Law School: 277 (284); Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts: 1,561
(1,256); Medical School: 598
(468); Music School: 473 (418);
Natural Resources: 58 (54); Nurs-
ing: 481 (485); Pharmacy: 37
(45); Public Health: 151 (64); So-
cial Work: 103 (62); and Hospital
Training: 18 (19).
WASHINGTON ()-The Senate
Labor Committee late yesterday
approved a 12 billion dollar fed-
eral aid to education bill providing
for thousands of college scholar-
ships and grants to improve teach-
The committee sent it to. the
Senate floor by a 10-2 vote with
only Sens. Strom Thurmond (D-
S.C.) and Barry Goldwater (R-
Ariz.) voting no.
Chairman Lister Hill (D-Ala.)
predicted the measure would pass
the Senate quickly. It may be
cleared today by the Senate Demo-
cratic Policy Committee.
Sen. Gordon Allott (R-Colo.),
who said he was dubious about
some features of the bill, also pre-
dicted it would clear the Senate.
The bill sets up a four-year aid
program, the same as a companion
measure approved by the House
Banking Committee but still
awaiting clearance by the House
A key feature of both bills is a
205 million dollar allocation over
four years for about 23,000 college
scholarships. These would run
from '$500 to $1,000 for each stu-
dent and would be available to him
for the full four years of his course
The bill also carries 220 million
in loan funds for college students
Season tickets for both the
Choral Union Series and the Extra
Concert Series may now be bought
at the offices of the University
Musical Society in Burton Memor-
ial Tower or by mail order.
Ticket purchasers may select
their tickets from the seating
charts available at the office.
ournea so a Y~y yt bi ny tm
could be identified only through
fingerprints said he had been
turned into a human torch by two
Frank Kierdorf, 56 'years old,
business agent for Teamsters local
332, said the men drove him at
gun point into a woods, soaked
him in a fluid and ignited the
Then they drove him to a hos-
pital here and dumped him on the
Didn't Know Men
Kierdorf in a statement to
George F. Taylor, assistant Oak-
land County prosecutor, said he
did not know the men. He said
they came to his Flint home Sun-
day night and asked him to ac-
company them on some union
He told Taylor he did not know
why the men set him afire but
that he was positive the reason
was connected with, union busi-
Hours after Kierdorf entered
the lobby of the hospital, ah uncle
who only a few days ago quit a
similar post with the Teamsters,
reported a threatening telephone
call warning him "you'll be next."
Called to Testify
Both men had been called be-
fore the Senate Rackets Investi-
gating Committee to answer
charges they used pressure tactics
in their union roles'.
Police said they believe he was
tortured but that there was no
Kierdorf's uncle, Herman Kier-
dorf, business agent for Teamster
Joint Council 32 in Detroit and an
aide of Teamsters boss James R.
Hoff a, said the anonymous caller
cursed him and said "you 're
"When I asked next to what,"
Kierdorf said, "the guy answered,
'Yo'll find out' then hung up."
WASHINGTON (P) - Sen. John
L. McClellan (D-Ark) said yester-
day the torture burning of Frank
Kierdorf in Pontiac, Mich. - if
that is what happened - shows
the depravity of criminals the
Senate Rackets Committee is in-
Sen. McClellan, chairman of the
committee, told reporters he has
received no report yet to indicate
the burning of Kierdorf is related
in any way to the committee's
investigations of the Michigan un-
He parried questions as to
whether the committee would in-
vestigate it, saying only that "we
have staff investigators out
there." The committee has a
branch office in Detroit.
He declined also to discuss steps
he said the committee has taken
to protect witnesses who have re-
ported receiving threats.
JAMES R. HOFFA
... to be questioned
IN CRITICAL CONDITION: 'Foremost
Teamster Agent Burned inPontiac Ai' Cited
PONTIAC, Mich. () - A Team-
sters business agent who was hard and fast evidence the burn-
d iil esterda that he ing was deliberate.
To Keep Americans,
Refuses To Resign
BEIRUT, Lebanon (P) - Gen.
Faud Shehab, in his first an-
nouncement since his election as
president, declared last night the
withdrawal of American troops
from Lebanon is "foremost among
our national aims."
At the same time President Ca-
mille Chamoun underscored his
determination to keep American
forces here, and indicated he does
not intend to resign. He said he
would attend a Middle East sum-
mit conference if one is held.
Rebel leaders have been insisting
that President-elect Shehab rep-
resent Lebanon at a top-level
meeting even if one is held before
Chamoun's term ends Sept. 23.
Revolt May Continue
They have warned their three-
months revolt will be inflamed
anew if Chamoun goes to a sum-
Most rebels have considered the
election of army chief Shehab last
Thursday a major victory for their
Thirteen thousand United States
troops are in Lebanon. They came
here at the call of Chamoun last
month. He has said he does not
intend to ask for their withdrawal
until security is established in this
politically divided nation.
WASHINGTON (P) -Teamsters
President James R. Hoffa will be
questioned by Senate investigators
about union relations with Frank
Kierdorf who was dumped badly
burned on a Pontiac, Mich., hos-
pital lawn yesterday.
Hoffa is to testify today before
the Senate Rackets Investigating
Committee counsel Robert F.
Kennedy said he didn't know of
any connection between the com-
mittee's inquiry and the burning
of Kierdorf, but would seek an
explanation from Hoffa of why
Kierdorf was kept on with the
Teamsters after taking the Fifth
Amendment last fall "on some very
AlloWin Atomic Projects
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill
yesterday authorizing $386,700,000 for various atomic energy projects,
but he said he may advise against going ahead with some of them.
In a statement announcing approval of the measure, the President
called certain of its provisions undesirable.
He offered specific criticism of some of the projects authorized,
and added: "I feel obliged to urge the Congress to guard more vigi-
RICHMOND, Va. ()) - A fed-
eral district judge-ordered by a
higher court to fix a definite date
for desegregation of schools in the
"black belt" country of Prince Ed-
ward - yesterday set September,
1965, as a tentative date.
This seven-year delay granted
by United States District Judge
Sterling Hutcheson was hailed by
Virginia political leaders as a vic-
tory. Negro attorneys declined to
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
attorneys for Negro parents in the
case had asked for ,September of
this year as a date for compliance
with the Supreme Court's deseg-
The Prince Edward case was
one of five school segregation
cases on which the Supreme Court
based its historic 1954 decision
calling separate schools unconsti-
tutional. The case has been in
Federal District Court for imple-
mentation ever since.
Judge Hutcheson made it plain
the period of delay he specified
could be reduced or extended by
him "in accordance with what
may develop in the future."
He said he was expressly re-
serving this flexibility "because of
the uncertainty of conditions dur-
ing the interval and the absence
at this time of a sound basis" for
the conclusion that conditions
would stabilize in the years ahead.
On State Visit
RIO DE JANEIRO MP)-Students
jeered Secretary of State John
Foster Dulles on his arrival yester-
day for an official visit to Brazil.
A banner demanded: "Dulles go
Boos and whistles, a Latin
American equivalent of the Bronx
cheer, sounded from windows of
the leftist National Students
Union headquarters as the secre-
tary's car sped by at 50 m.p.h.,
The Dulles-go-home banner
swung at the middle of the head-
quarters building. The building
was draped in black.
Friendship was manifest as well
lantly against the ever present
tendency to burden the govern-x
ment with programs the relatives
urgency and essentiality of which9
have not been solidly determined."+
Sets Forth Objections
He set for these particular ob-
1) Noting that the bill author-
izes 145 million dollars for an,
addition plutonium production re-
actor, President Eisenhower said
the Defense Department has ad-
vised him-and that he agrees-
that necessity for more plutonium
for military purposes has not been
The new plutonium reactor
would be built at the Hanford,
Wash., installation of the Atomic
2) President Eisenhower charac-
terized as no less questionnable a
provision making the proposed
plutonium reactor convertible for
generation of electric power.
He added that design would cost
25 million dollars more than a
regular production reactor of com-
parable size, and that an extra 59
million dollars would be needed
later to convert it for generation
of approximately 300,000 electric
kilowatts of power for eventual
sale to the public.
3) He said the legislation limits
in various ways the Atomic Ener-
gy Commission's management of
atomic power development, as well
as other public or private partici-
pation in the program.
Referring to discouragement of
private proposals, President Eisen-
hower said such limitations impede
rather than speed up achievement
of economic atomic power and
tend to involve the government
unnecessarily in construction and
operation of full-scale atomic
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The United
States and Great Britain ex-
changed notes yesterday bringing
into force a new agreement for
close atomic cooperation.
Acting Secretary of State Chris-
tian A. Herter and Viscount Hood,
British charge d'affairs, took part
in a brief formal ceremony.
The exchange of notes put into
effect an agreement in principle
reached by President Dwight D.
Eisenhower and Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan last Oct. 25.
At that time the State Depart-
ment said the President and Prime
Minister agreed that closer col-
laboration of scientists of both
countries would quicken nuclear
advances in both nations and con-
tribute to free world defenses.
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WASHINGTON - Anticipating
formal admission of Alaska to the
Union and possible admission of
other states later, the House yes-
terday passed a bill providing for
changes in the United States flag.
It sent the measure to the Sen-
ate by voice vote.
There is no present law fixing
the proportionate dimensions of
the flag or the arrangement of the
stars representing the states
The proposed law says the flag
shall have 13 horizontal red and
white stripes of the same width,
with the colors alternating, and
whenever a new state is added, the
President shall determine the posi-
tions of the stars in the flag's
union and the proportionate di-
mensions of the flag.
pinpointed yesterday the spectacu-
lar deaths and graveyards of Rus-
sias's Sputniks I and II.
The said the rocket of Sputnik
I probably went down last Dec. 1
in Outer Mongolia, scattering
fragments over the eastern USSR
and the Chinese mainland.
Sputnik II. with the dead space
The United States has promised
to pull out its troops if the legal
government of Lebanon requests
Chamoun talked to newsmen
while waiting to go into a meeting
with United States presidential en-
voy Robert Murphy.
Later Murphy drove off with
United States Ambassador Robert
McClintock for a meeting with
rebel chief Saeb Salam. Salam told
Murphy that McClintock "has
shown understanding of our point
Shehab's pronouncement laid
emphasis on the Lebanese national
charter of 1943 - a document
drawn up by all Lebanese sects.
"This charter," he said "em-
phasizes Lebanon's independence
and it is a clear Arab policy."
This could be interpreted to
mean Shehab wants closer rela-
tions with other Arab states.
"Frankness in relations with our
Arab brothers will be among the
bases of the country's future for-
eign policy," he added.
The statements by Chamount
and Shehab came at a time when
American .prestige in Lebanon
seemed to be on the rise, especi-
ally among the rebels.
WASHINGTON (W) - President
Dwight D. Eisenhower vetoed the
independent offices bill yesterday
because he said it included 589
million dollars in unneeded funds
for the Civil Service retirement
It was President Eisenhower's
first veto of an appropriation bill
since he took office in 1953. The
measure carries 6 billion dollars
in operating funds for 17 federal
The President said he acted re-
"There is no sound justification
whatever for adding unnecessarily
over half a billion dollars to a
total budget deficit which may
reach 12 billion dollars this fiscal
year," he explained.
The veto won't force the agen-
cies to suspend operations because
Congress already has passed a
resolution permitting them to op-
PRESENT 'U' STUDENT:
Bucy To Attempt Lake Michigan Swim
By THOMAS HAYDEN
Special to The Daily
PULLMAN, Mich.-A 19-year-old University student announced
yesterday he would attempt to be the first man to swim across Lake
Tom Bucy, '60, tentatively chose tomorrow evening as the starting
time for his 36-mile swim from Chicago to Michigan City, Ind. In a
similar effort last week, Joe Griffith of St. Joseph, Mich., succumbed
to stomach cramps after stroking 32 miles.
In the boat accompanying Bucy will be Michigan swimming coach
Follows Special Diet
During his lake swim he is counting on an average speed of one-
and-a-half to two miles per hour. With his body heavily greased, Bucy
wil eat rcnpia r, naredb ab food dand fruit juice
ST. LOUIS () - An important
egal battle over suspension of in-
egration at Central High School
n Little Rock, Ark., was taken
under advisement yesterday by