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(THE Mornin¿ KANSAS CITY STAR) (Eitij Omnfö. VOL. 119. NO. 122. * * * KANSAS OITY, MAY 22, 1956-ÏUESDAY-32 PAGES. m * * PRICE 5 CENTS TAX RELIEF IN ORDINANCE Council Finance Committee Drafts 1 Per Cent Earnings Measure Providing Definite Reductions in Several Municipal Levies Now in Effect. fi HEARING is SET Reduction in Real Estate and personal Assessments Contemplated. CIGARETTE TAX WOULD 60 Yankees Win Despite Four Home Runs by A*s. Some lusty swinging by the A’s yesterday afternoon wasn’t enough to offset even mightier efforts by the New York Yankees, and the visitors took an 8-to-5 decision to sweep the 2- game series. The A’s got four home runs, all with nobody on And Gasoline Figure Would Be| base. Slashed by Vi Cent a Gallon. Both the New Tax and the Cuts Would Be Submitted to Vote of the People. A substitute ordinance for a 1 per cent earnings and net -business-profits tax which contains definite relief from real estate, personal property, gasoline and cigarette taxes, was drafted by the finance committee of the city council last night at an informal dinner meeting at the Kansas City Club. Councilmen Walter R. Scott, chairman, and Charles C. Sha- fpr, jr., and Don M. Jackson, other members, announced the committee would hold a hearing on the measure at 2:30 o’clock Thursday. The Proposed Cuts, The relief from other taxes proposed: A reduction of about 21 per cent in real estate and personal taxes by placing 2r2 million dollars In earnings tax funds in trust each year to offset the property-tax cut. Elimination of the 2 cent cigarette tax, which amounts to about S990.000 a year. Reduction of the gasoline tax to V/z cents from 2 cents a gallon. The reduction w’ould amount to about $360,000 a year. The substitute 1 per cent ordinance with the relief from other taxes would provide the city about $5,150,000 in additional revenue with wrhich to expand services and carry out a public improvement program to meet the needs resulting from the growth of the city. This is on the basis of an estimate that the earnings- and business-proiits tax will produce 9 million dollars in new revenue. The 44-member citizens commission on municipal services had reported at least 7 million dollars in new revenue was needed to keep services and improvements abreast with the city’s growth. View by Cookingham. L. P. Cookingham, city manager, told the finance committee last night that a better iob could be provided with 7 million dollars more, but that he believed it could get by on 5 million dollars in view of additional revenue expected to be received as a result of the future growth. Councilman Shafer, himself a tax lawyer, cited a hypothetical case of how the proposed new substitute ordinance would affect a man earning $4,000 a year, owning a $7,500 home, paying personal taxes on a valuation of $1,000, smoking two packages of cigarettes a day and using 300 gallons of gaso* line a year. He is now paying $69.35 a year—$33.75 real estate taxes, $15 personal taxes, $14,60 a year in cigarette taxes and $6 a year in gasoline taxes. Under the new tax program, he wouid pay $81.01 a year— $26.66 real estate taxes, $11.85 personal taxes, $4.50 gasoline taxes and $38 a year earning tax, or an increase of $11.66 a year. However, Shafer pointed out that the man’s federal income tax deductions would be increased from $54.75 to $76.51 and that on the basis of the lowest federal income tax bracket of 20 per cent, this would provide a reduction of $4.34 in federal income taxes. Substracting the $4.84 from the $11.66 increase as a result of the new city tax base, the increase to the taxpayer would be $7.32. Members of the committee pointed out that the effect of the ordinance wouid be to give relief to Kansas Citians who are bearing the full impact in operating the city government and maintaining its numerous public facilities. No relief would be afforded nonresidents who work in the city. Relief for Merchants. Many merchants were losing business by Kansas Citians going out of the city to buy cigarettes and gasoline. Members Tonight Kansas City will play host to Washington in the first of a 2-game set. In the only other game in either major league yesterday, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Giants, 4 to 1, at New York. Details in the sports section. Trip Russian, 148, Plans With Wife, 106. Moscow, May 21.(Reuters)— Moscow radio said today that 148-year-old Mahmout Eyvazov is preparing to pay his second visit to Moscow from Azerbaijan. He is taking his 106-year- old wife, Sugra, with him. Eyvazov, the oldest collective farmer in the Soviet Union, was recently awarded the Order of the Labor Red Banner. He is still working and last year received payment for 249 working days. Other News on Inside Pages. Farm Bill Accord Near— Most of administration wishes on feed grains are met in reported tentative agreement by Senate-House conference. Page 2. Gifts to Jewell—The college is the recipient of two endowments, totaling $45,000. Page 3. Birth Control on Rise—The cause is gaining in U. S., its founder asserts. Page 3. U. S. Bars Cuban Exile— Carlos Prio Socarras, ex-president, and his aide are ordered excluded. Page 6. Atom Peacetime Goal— Several American scientists attending conference in Russia believe the Soviet has shifted from military aims. Page 9. Spending Pace Is Fast— Consumer outlay by Americans in first quarter is at an annual rate of 95 billion dollars. Page 13. Army Into Flood Fight- Rising Kootenai river in Idaho spills over first of dikes as 500 troops reach Bonners Ferry. Page 22. BALK IN TAX CASE Court Rules Government Cannot » Enter Certain Records in Conspiracy Trial. HOLDS BACK SACHS DATA »fudge Upholds Objection That Lawyer-Client Relations Would Be Violated. Evasion Charge WTas Handled Like Any Other, Former U. S. Lawyer Testifies. CALM OVER SERVIG Wilson, at Hastily-Summoned New* Conference, Blames “Eager Beavers“’ for Stirring Up and Magnifying Differences. ----------------------♦ ...........................—................— .■'■.-r—-g U. S. ED/VO Y FOR MOROCCO. New Post to Be Filled WTithin a Few Weeks. Washington, May 21. (AP)— The United States hopes to send an ambassador to the newly independent North African territory of Morocco within a few weeks, a State department official said tonight. AGREE Oil DEPENDENTS' AID. Armed Forces Medical Care the Subject of Joint Conference. Washington, May 21.(AP)—A Senate-House conference committee reached agreement today on a bill to expand and make uniform the medical care available for dependents of members of the uniformed services. They decided medical care should be allowed for parents or parents-in-law who are de pendent on the uniformed person for more than half of their support, but said they also must reside with the person. They decided on a provision to include reservists who have had over eight years of active duty under the section which would provide medical and dental care to persons on active duty. They excluded from the bill a provision for special preferential status for persons retired more than 30 years. SURGERY FOR MORTON JONES. Insurance Executive Undergoes Appendectomy at St. Luke’s. Morton T. Jones, chairman of the board and managing director of R. B. Jones & Sons, Inc., an insurance firm, underwent an appendectomy late yesterday at St. Luke’s hospital. His condition was satisfactory. He lives at 5049 Wornall road. —> ---------------»--------------------TO PAVE WALNUT AVENUE. Three-Block Improvement in Independence to Cost $13,021. The Independence council last night passed an ordinance calling for the paving of Walnut Avenue from Hocker Street east to the right-of-way of the Missouri Pacific railroad, approximately three blocks. Robert Waddill, , city engineer, estimated the cost at $13,021, to be assessed against property owners on the three blocks. An ordinance was approved for the installation of street lights at: Twenty-second and Cedar. Twenty-second and Hall. Twenty-second and Home, Eighteenth and Willow, T. C Lee road and Westwood drive, T. C. Lee road and Sunset drive, T. C. Lee afnd Rogers, at 506 Westwood drive. 611 Westwood drive, 706 Westwood drive, at 601 Westwood road and 615 Westwood road in the 500 block on Rogers, Rogers and Westwood drive, and Rogers and Sunset drive. B y I ra B. M c C arty . (A Member of The Star’s Srnff.f St. Louis, May 21.—An adverse ruling by the court today prevented the government from getting some of its records before the jury hearing the case against three men charged with defrauding the government. The case is in its third week of government testimony. Named as defendants in the trial are Matthew J. Connelly, appointment secretary to President Truman; T. Lamar Caudle, former head of the tax division of the Department of Justice, and Harry I. Schwimmer, former Kansas City lawyer. Fail on Records. Government attorneys sought to introduce records of Schwimmer’s which had been supoenaed from the warehouse of the Dean Rubber Manufacturing company, North Kansas City, including stubs from a book of checks and a daily journal. , The jurors were not permitted to know what the proferred evidence contained because of the objections of the defense counsel who argued, beyond the hearing of the jury, that the records w7ere illegally seized—that the lawr- yer-client relationship should prevent their introduction. Judge Rubey M. Hulen of the federal district court, who is hearing the case, called attention to a ruling by a Federal Court of Appeals which has held that certain of the records could be shown to the grand jury. He sustained defense objections to the two records on the grounds that the stubs and the journal contained notations that did not refer to the income tax evasion case of Irving Sachs and his shoe brokerage firm of Shu- Stiles, Inc. Wyllys S. Newcomb, special assistant attorney general, who is heading the prosecution, told the judge that the government would try to have the entries photostated in such a way that only the entries relating to the Sachs case would be shown. Refusal by Judge. Judge Hulen refused to give his approval to this, saying that he w7ould reserve judgment until he had seen what the government produced. The government indictment contends that the fraud against the government came in the handling of the Sachs case. Under cross-examination o f Arthur B. Cunningham, of Coral Gables, Fla., formerly a lawyer in the tax division of the Justice department, to whom was as(Continued on Second Page.) new tax program would afford relief to business as well as individuals. The tax relief program would be included in the charter amendment to be voted on by the people, which would assure the carrying out of the plan by future administrations. The 1 per cent tax would become effective January 1, 1957, but the relief would not become effective (Continued on Second Fage.) The council awarded to the Midwest Pre-Cote Company a contract to furnish oil for dirt ofttrcouncu“sald the proved «‘"¡g. a.,°" applied. The company also was given a contract to furnish equipment to prepare the streets for oiling. Comte Dictionary. Flattery: The compliment a woman remembers long after she has forgotten the name of the man who said it. -------------«-------------Get storage boxes, wardrobes now. Require no cleaning. ABC, PL. 3-0123-Ad. BRASS WITH HIM Generals Taylor and Twining Disavow Documents Given to Publications. SOME DEDATE IS HEALTHFUL But Defense Secretary Opposes Partisan Approach to Problems. He Adds That He Sees No Reason for Congressional Invetigation. EMPHATICALLY, CHARLES WILSON, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (left), told a special news conference yesterday that differences among the military services are not as serious as some “eager beavers” make them. Admiral Arthur Radford, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, was beside him—(Wirephoto). O.K. JOBLESS PAY Kansas Attorney General Rules Motor Car Workers Can Collect Two Checks. APPLIES TO TWO PLANTS The General Motors and Chrysler Units in Kansas City, Kansas, Are Affected by Ruling. Firms Have Paid in 5 Cents an Hour for Each Man, to Give a Cushion on Cutbacks. B y R obert H. C lark . (The Star's Topeka Correspondent.) Topeka, May 21.— Workers of the General Motors and Chrysler plants in Kansas City, Kansas, who have been or may be laid off, are eligible to receive Kansas unemployment benefits as well as payments from the special fund created by the two companies. The special funds of the companies were set up under the terms of their U. A. W. contracts applying to shutdowns. The opinion given today by John Anderson, jr., attorney general, was in reply to questions by R. L. Warkentin, commissioner of the State Department of Labor, April 9, for a decision in view of possible cutbacks in motor car production. The Plans Are Similar. Anderson said the plans of General Motors and Chrysler are “substantially identical" in creating a trust fund for such purposes to prevent severe hardship because of layoffs resulting from retooling or other cutbacks. ‘'Contributions to the fund are made solely by the companies, at the rate of 5 cents an hour for each hour an employee has received pay from the company,” Anderson wrote. “This is the sole obligation of the company under its contract. The express purpose of the plan is to supplement state system unemployment benefits to the levels provided for in the plan, fContinued on Second Page.) THE WEATHER—WARM. Kansas City and Vicinity: Partly cloudy and warm today and tomorrow. High today near 95, low tonight TO, high tomorrow 90. [Weather map and detailed observations on page 10.) 968..... 88 95 9..... 84 96 10 96 11 97 12 ..... 78 96 1a. m ............. ..... 77 932 a. m............. .....*76 92 1 p. m ............ 2 p. m............. 3 p. m............. 4 p. m............. 4:30 p. m....... 5 p. m............. 6 p. m............. 7 p. m............. ♦Unofficial. A year ago yesterday, high 74, low 63. Precipitation in 12 hours ending 6:30 p. m., none. Highest wind velocity yesterday, 20 miles. River stage 7 p. m. yesterday, 5.84 feet; fall of .06 of a foot since 7 a. m. yesterday. Relative humidity, 12:30 p. m.. 21 per cent; 6:30 p. m., 22 per cent. Barometer reading. 6:30 p. m., 27.87 inches; 12:30 a. m.( 29.95 inches, rising. THE ALMANAC. Sun rises....5:00 a. m.lSun sets.......7:30p.m. Moon rises.5:56 p. m.lMoon sets 3:32 a. m. Moon phase—Full moon, May 24. Morning star—Mars. Evening stars—Mercury. Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. —T -----------------— Kansas—Fair to partly cloudy southeast, partly cloudy elsewhere, afternoon or nighttime thundershowers extreme west today, extreme west and extreme north tonight, and west and extreme north tomorrow; little temperature change, highs today uppe# 80s northwest to 90s elsewhere. Missouri—Fair to partly cloudy south, partly cloudy north with widely scattered afternoon or nighttime thundershowers extreme north today and tomorrow; little temperature change; highs today 80s extreme north to 90s south and central. A HIGH TODAY NEAR 95. The Sky Will Be Partly Cloudy- Low Tonight of 70 Forecast. Heat records tumbled in Kansas and Missouri yesterday, and another is likely to be broken in Kansas City today, the weather bureau said. The high reading of 97 degrees yesterday afternoon was seven degrees above the previous high, set in 1925. The heat mark for May 22 is 92 degrees, also set in 1925. Yesterday was the warmest day here since last September 9, and the fourth day th^s year with a maximum above 90. The first 90-degree day last year did not occur until June 20. Heat records have been broken three times this month and tied twice. Today and tomorrow will be partly cloudy, with the forecast 95 today and near 90 tomorrow, after a low tonight near 70. row, after a low tonight near 70. Records were tied yesterday at Columbia, with 93; Concordia, Kas., with 95 and Topeka, with 97. New heat marks are the 97 at Kansas City and 96 at St. Joseph. The low here yesterday was 76 and the mean of 87 was 20 degrees above normal. The range a year ago yesterday was 63 to 74. The all-time low for May 21 is 38 in 1892. Temperature extremes: Kansas. 56 at Goodland and 98 at Russell; Missouri. 58 at West Plains and 98 at Brookfield. LOST A JAR OF MONEY AND MAN IS TOLD BY POLICE THAT THEY HAVE ONE. Clay Denham Says He Was Too Embarrassed to Report April 9 Incident Earlier—His Savings Totaled $6,580. Cool, Man, Especially Minus Shirt. To Keep Teen-Agers From Ripping Them Off, Singer Elvis Presley Just Goes Without. B y B ill M oore . (A Member of The Star’s Staff.) T HIS cool crocodile, Elvis Presley, got off a Braniff International Airways plane yesterday afternoon at the Municipal Air Terminal and placed his right arm around our shoulders, friendly- like. Elvis wore a thin sport jacket, gray with black flecks in it, and otherwise was entirely buff bare above the waist. “Quit wearing shiris,” he announced. “These people, teenagers mostly, kept tearing my shirt off. Just had to quit wearing ’em. Never wear a necktie, of course. It can be dangerous- some girl grabbing' at my necktie could choke me. Never wear a belt. Seems like that’s what they go for next to neckties.” Comfort the Keynote. Elvis wore a pair of brown slacks ¿nd loafer-type shoes. 1‘Always like to be comfortable,” he said. He kept the friendly arm around our shoulders as he talked. Elvis was on the way to Topeka, after a show Sunday night in Omaha. He’s making one- night stands. Before Omaha it w’as Lincoln and before that Wichita, Sprin^ield and Little i Rock. From Topeka he goes to Des Moines and Sioux City. He’ll be here for a show Thursday B etween F lights H ere Yes­ terday A fternoon on the W ay to T opeka for a S how L ast N ight . . . E lvis P resley , W ho W ill A ppear T hursday N ight in the A rena of the M unici ­ pal A uditorium — (Kansas City Star photograph). _____ night in the Arena of the Municipal Auditorium. He is 21 and rather handsome. He has big, solemn eyes, gray- green, long brown hair cut duck- tail and long sideburns. “We understand the teen-agers are going for you bigger than they ever went for Sinatra or Johnny Ray,” we ventured. “They say you’re the very end.” Bragging Not His Line. “I don’t just know how big they went for Sinatra or Johnny Ray,” Elvis said. “I hate to say how big they go for me. It would sound like bragging, guess it’s just because I sing rock ’n’ roll, and rock ’n’ roll is so hot right now.” “Elvis,” we said, “we understand that a year ago you were doing spots like down in Lawton, Okla., for $50 a night. Now you’re in the big time and in the big money. How does it feel to be mobbed by teen-agers everywhere you go?” “First of all,” he replied, “I wouldn’t say I get mobbed. I wouldn’t call a bunch of teenagers a mob. I’d just say they get very excited. They’re ex citable . . . like down in Tulsa a few weeks ago they threw rocks to break out the windows so they could get at me. But when they get inside they only want to shake hands with me, get an autograph or maybe tear (Continued on Second Page.) Washington, May 21. (AP) — The Pentagon’s top brass played down as “eager beaver” squabbling today a sudden upsurge of Army-Navy-Air Force rivalry over national defense policy. It didn’t look, however, as if anv serious punishment wTas in store for relatively junior officers who stirred up the weekend fuss. Secretary Wilson of the Defense department took the little hurricane,” as he called it, so seriously that he called on short notice an unprecedented news conference by himself, the secretaries of all three services, and all members of the joint chiefs of staff. Some Clashes Are Certain. “There will always be some differences of opinion within and between the services in connection with military operations,” declared Wilson, as the civilian and military heads of the armed forces sat stony-faced alongside him. He added: “Honest differences and reasonable competition between the military services are healthy and will result in a stronger de fense establishment. “It is not good for the country, however, to have these differ ences, some of which are set forth In confidential staff papers, aired on a basis of service partisanship without giving the proper responsible officials the opportunity to weigh all the factors involved.” Wilson thus moved swiftly to halt the biggest inter-service quarrel by far since the “admirals’ revolt” over the B-36 bomber in 1949. No Part in Disclosures. Both the army chief of staff, Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, and his air force counterpart, Gen. Nathan F. Twining, specifically disavowed documents “leaked” to certain publications over the weekend casting reflections on the roles assigned to other services. Some sources in the Pentagon gave out documents saying that present emphasis on air power could lead to disaster. Wilson referred to the furor as a “little hurricane” but smilingly suggested maybe it had been blown up beyond its true proportions. “I think,” said the Defense secretary, refusing to elaborate, “the eager beavers are gnawing down some of the WTong trees.” Wilson said he saw no need for any Congressional investigation—such as some Democrats | have been talking about—to ! thresh out the matter of the FIRE 150 FEET VIS DERG ROUND, three services’ roles and mis Fifty British Soldiers Believed s'ons Unalarmed by Concentra= lion of l op Brass. Washington, May 21. (AP)*— Defense officials said tonight they did not regard the concentration of top military men at a Pentagon news conference as an unusual hazard from the standpoint of a possible enemy attack. “They are all supposed to work there,” a defense spokesman said when asked whether any thought had been given to the hazard possibility. The news conference today brought together Secretary W’ilson, the secretaries of all the three services, and all members of the joint chiefs of staff. AN INSTITUTE JOB Study of Higher Education Will Be Directed by Dr. Earl i. McGrath. AT COLUMBIA U„ NEW YORK K. C. U. President Will Stay Here Until Mid-July to Help Choose Successor. Status and Role of Libera! Arts, the Subject of Carnegie- Sponsored Work. Clay Denham, 437 North White avenue, wyent to police headquarters last night and told police he lost $6,580 April 9 in a fruit jar which he happened to leave on the parking in front of 2418 Linwood boulevard. “It was my savings over several years,” he said, “and I have been too embarrassed by my absent-mindedness to report the loss until now.” Lt. Lester Haupt, at the detective division information desk, told Denham the police had some money. He told Denham the story of how Herbert Ivan Smith, Ne gro, 2408 Montgall avenue, sur rendered $6,475.11 May 8 after being questioned by police. Smith told police he found the money in a vacant building at Seven teenth street and the Paseo. Denham, a maintenance employee at the Hotel President, said he had drawn the $6,580 from a bank and savings accounts and was preparing to take a trip. He said* he started out Linwood in his pickup truck. He had the money wrapped in a canvas in the back and there were some suitcases in the truck- bed, he said. Denham said it began to rain as he was driving and he stopped, unrolled the canvas, set the jar on the parking and placed the canvas over the suitcases so they wouldn’t get wet. “Then I got in the truck and drove on.” he said. “I left the jar with the money sitting on the parking. I drove a few miles outside ,of town before I remembered I had left the money. I turned around and went back and the jar and money were gone.” Denham gave police a description of the different types and number of bills in the jar. He is to go to headquarters today to talk to Capt. William Canaday, assistant to the chief of detectives. Meanwhile, the money surrendered by Smith is in the police property room. The city»also has an interest in the money. It filed a replevin suit in the Jackson County Circuit court to establish custody of the money. Safe in Raid Shelter. London, May 22 (Tuesday). (AP)—Fire today swept a World War II air raid shelter, now used as a troop transit center. More than 50 soldiers wrere believed to have escaped safely, but nine firemen were overcome by smoke and heat. The shelter is 150 feet underground. TOPS IN FARM REVENUE. California Leads All States, Exceeding 2 Vi Billion. Sacramento, Calif., May 21. (AP)—California again led all other states in 1955 in farm income, the state agriculture board was informed yesterday. George A. Scott, the department’s chief statistician, said indications point to a total of 2.6 billion dollars, up from 2Vt billion in 1954. TO BUILD RIG WINE TANKER. Craft Would Carry Equivalent of 12 l/t Million Bottles. San Francisco, May 21.(AP)— United Vinters, Inc., today announced signing a contract with Bethlehem shipyards here to build a $6,000,000 wine tanker capable of carrying the equivalent of 12,500,500 bottles of wine at a single haul. The vessel will be 530 feet long, 68 feet wide and the 2,500,000 gallon capacity tanks will be of the highest quality stainless steel. SURGERY FOR HARRIMAN. New York, May 21.(AP)—Gov. Averell Harriman underwent a prostate gland operation today. His condition was described as “excellent.” Harriman is expected to lemain in the hospital nine or 10 days. per To Check on Sniping. |He and the service chiefs promised a thorough investigation to find out what lowrer echelon officers started the inter-service sniping. But they all played down any talk of disciplinary action. Wilson indicated that any action against the “rebels” would depend on how well the individuals concerned had been forming their duties. “I’m a little prejudiced in favor of a man who does his job well,” Wilson said in reply to questions. ‘I’ve never solved problems by making someone the goat for an error.” One of the documents specifically disavowed by General Twining attempted to show that the Army’s Nike antiaircraft missile is ineffective and has been so declared by the Air Force. Secretary Quarles of the Air Force said on this point that he “hoped that if United States air units attack an enemy position, it will not be defended by a w?eapon as potent as Nike is.” Glad to Have It. Twining said “Nike is the best thing we have today. We hope that it is as good or better than it has been advertised. We wel come it.” Twining explained that some years ago the joint chiefs had set range limits between ground-to- air missiles to be operated by the several services and that Nike was within the range as signed to the Army but that the Navy’s Talos missile, recently adopted by the Air Force, should (Continued on Second Page.) ------------------------------Investigate Newcomer’s prearranged ,fun|'al plan. No obligation.—Adv. Dr. Earl J. McGrath, is leaving the presidency of the University of Kansas City to head an institute for the study of higher education to be established at the teachers’ college at Columbia university, New York. The institute is one of two research centers in higher education being set up with funds from the Carnegie corporation. The Columbia institute is to be established with a 5-year grant of $375,000, and another is to be established at the University of California with a grant of $400,000. They are the first major establishments of their kind. To Start in July. The Columbia institute work will start in July. The first project will be a 2-year study of the status and role of the liberal arts in higher education in the United States. Many of our leading citizens realize that our Western civilization, and indeed the whole of contemporary w’orld culture, can be preserved only if their own people and those of other nations can be brought to deal intelligently with broad social problems of the day,” Dr. McGrath said. “The mere technics of the specialist will not suffice for these responsibilities. Recognizing this fact, many institutions are concerned about the strengthening of liberal education. I' believe this study and the institute as a whole can do much to accelerate and strengthen this movement.” In addition to the two research center grants, the Carnegie corporation gave a $375.000 grant to the American Council on Education, Washington, for the creation of an office of statistical information and research on higher education. Position a Challenge. Dr. McGrath said last night he considers thp new position as one of great challenge. “It is an opportunity for national leadership in the liberal arts,” he said, “and I consider it a high challenge. “I will leave the University of Kansas City and this city with extreme reluctance. Only by an opportunity of this sort could I have been attracted away from the university. “The faculty and students of the university are of very high quality and the tradition of liberal education here is strong. With adequate support the University of Kansas City can he one of the top institutions of higher learning in the nation.” Request by Trustees. Dr. McGrath said the board of trustees of the university has asked him to stay until July 15 to help select a successor as president. “The board is going ahead quickly to find a successor and I will be happy to help them,” he said. Dr. McGrath, 53, went to K. C- U. in 1953. From 1949 to 1953 he was United States commissioner of education. Among ether grants announced by the Carnegie corporation are three to schools for self-study of programs and facilities: $150,000 to Columbia university, $145,000 to the University of Pennsylvania and Sc'5,000 id Tufts university. Medford,-Mass. Carnegie Corporation of New York was founded in 1911 by the late Andrew Carnegie for the advancement and diffusion of knowledge among the people of the United States and certain areas of the British Commonwealth. Its assets amount to approximately 178 million dollars.. *

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