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Honor Plan
In Arts To
Be Offered
Degree Program
Will Resume in Fall
The degree program for "Honors in
Liberal Arts" will be resumed in the
fall of 1946, according to an an-
nouncement by Prof. Stanley D.
Dodge, of the geography department.
Instituted in the College of Liter-
ature, Science, and the Arts of the
University in September, 1939, for a
trial period of five years, the pro-
gram will once more be in effect after
a lapse of four years, Prof. Dodge ex-
"Honors in Liberal Arts," he said,
"is a concentration program open to
juniors, who are admitted on the
basis of their academic record, ordi-
narily requiring a "B" average, and
upon completion of their group re-
quirements. The program offers qual-
ifled students an opportunity of de-
veloping their individual talents
fully, through reading, writing, and
Application For Admission
Application for admission, he ex-
plained, may be made in his office or
Dean Erich A. Walters' office. The
Board of Tutors, he added, has full
authority over the admission of stu-
dents to the Honors Program as well
as over their schedule of courses.
Further information may be obtained
from consultations with Professors
John Arthos of the English depart-
ment, Palmer A. Throop of the his-
tory department, Burton D. Thuma of
the psychology department, Mischa
Titiev of the anthropology depart-
ment, and Dodge.
Prof. Dodge continued, "After ad-
mission to the Honors Program each
student is assigned to the tutorial
group in which he is to work. Per-
mitting the student to follow his spe-
cial interest within the limits of the
field of study of his particular group,
the tutor has freedom to design pro-
grams peculiarly suited to the indi-
vidual's needs, and which will evoke
his best efforts."
Senior Essay
Prof. Dodge added that in the sen-
ior year each student is expected to
write an essay upon a subject selected
by him in consultation with his tutor,
which will be judged by members of
the Board of Tutors and faculty
members whom the board may invite
to help judge.
"The student," he said, "is also re-
quired to write final comprehensive
examinations in his field of concen-
trated study and collateral fields.
Students who demonstrate superior
ability in these various tests of com-
petence are recommended for honors
at graduation."
The Program will include courses
in study based on the "Great Books"
program pursued at St. John's Col-
lege, as well as others to be decided
when it is known who will be able to
take part in the program.
Kingsbury Is
'Ensian Head
Florence Kingsbury, '47, was reap-
pointed 'Ensian managing editor for
the coning year by the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications yester
Ann Wallerstein, '47, and Lorelei
Nierman, '47, were made associate
editors and MaryrLou Rookus, '47,
was appointedbusiness manager.
Miss Kingsbury is from Detroit and

is a member of Gamma Phi Beta. In
addition to being managing editor
this year, she served as junior editor
for three semesters. She is junior cap-
tain of the League merit tutorial
committee and historian of SOIC.
Miss Wallerstein is from Richmond,
Va., has had experience on the 'En-
sian as asociate editor and junior
editor of schools and colleges. She
is WAA dormitories manager and a
member of Wyvern.
Miss Nierman comes from Chicago,
Ill., is a member of Sigma Delta Tau
and has been both a senior and junior
editor on the 'Ensian staff.
Miss Rookus is from Detroit and
is a member of Kappa Kappa Gam-
ma. She has been "'Ensian sales man-
ager and advertising manager.
Paris Peace
Talks Begin
PARIS, April 25 -- (RI) - Foreign
ministers of the United States, Russia,
Great Britain, and France met today


Local Greek Letter
Groups State Views
On Pledging Fracas
With the Alpha Xi Deltas still maintaining silence, 12 local sororities and
fraternities expressed diverse comments last night on the stand taken by
the Vermont Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta against the national sorority's one
year rushing ban.
While the question of whether or not there is a national Alpha Xi Delta
ordinance against pledging Negroes remained unanswered, four University
Greek letter organizations admitted that their national constitutions carry
such a ruling.

Rushing privileges of the Ver-
mont chapter were revoked follow-
ing the pledging of Crystol Malone,
Negro student from Washington,
D. C. The national sorority claimed
"unanswered letters" as reason for
the order, but the local chapter re-
fused to comment on this subject.
The Vermont girls declared that
though they would abide by the
rushing ban, they would not de-
pledge Miss Malone.
Thirty-one of the University's forty-
three fraternal groups declined com-
ment. Panhellenic Association, inter-
sorority organization, also refused to
make a statement. The Executive
Council of IFC agreed at a meeting
yesterday afternoon that a frater-
Cand id ates Will
State Plans at
Rally Monday
Platform Talks Will
Be Held to 2 'Minutes
Candidates for seats in the Univer-
sity's post-war Student Congress will
discuss their platform at a pre-elec-
tion rally at 7:30 p.m. Monday at
Waterman Gymnasium.
Each of the 63 students running
for office under theCongress-Cabi-
net constitution will present a two-
Candidates for Student - Con-
gress must give their radio scripts
to Dorothy Murcek before 2 p.m.
today, Miss Murcek said last night.
minute statement of his intentions
and experience at the rally, which is
sponsored by Men's Judiciary Coun-
Campaign Rules
Council spokesman repeated yes-
terday that all sorts of campaigning
will be permitted with one restric-
tion: the University rule barring elec-
tioneering on campus must be ob-
The Council yesterday imposed an
eligibility requirement on Student
Congress candidates, but all the can-
didates who have so far reported have
passed the requirement. Names of
candidates who fail to meet the eligi-
bility standards will be stricken from
the ballot, the Council ruled.
Eligibility cards must be secured
from the Dean of Student's office,
Rm. 4 University Hall, and be signed
by a member of Men's Judiciary be-
fore noon, Saturday according to the
new decision.
Dollar Fee Required
The Council also requires that pe-
titioners pay a dollar at the time eli-
gibility cards are signed in order to
defray expenses of a special election
bulletin to be printed late this week
which will carry the names and plat-
forms of all eligible candidates.
Members of Men's Judiciary will be
at the Union student offices from 3
to 5 p.m. today for the purpose of
signing the certificates of eligibility.

nity's national headquarters is re-
sponsible for determining regulations
-and that the local chapter is bound
to abide by its orders.
Taking the stand for national
authority were two fraternities,
while only one sided with local au-
tonomy. Digressing comments on
racial equality varied from the
two statements adamantly against
admittance of Negroes to two ap-
pealing to higher democracy.
Favoring final national authority,
Fred Kalinko, social chairman of
Delta Upsilon, speaking as an indi-
vidual, asserted that "if the local
chapter oversteps the boundaries set
up by the national organization, then
the local chapter should stand the
punishment. It is a let-down on the
reputation of the other chapters'
names to pledge Negroes. We would
not consider pledging a Negro here:"
Theta Chi's president, Raymond
Glasser, also taking national's side,
See LOCAL, Page 2
Work Continues
On Construction
Of U' Buildings
While University officials refuse to
comment on the status of the build-
ing program with the Civilian Pro-
duction Administration, work con-
tinues on several of the University's
construction projects.
In preparation for the new General
Service Building, several houses and
Morris Hall have been razed and
work is underway to fit sewer con-
nections under Jefferson Street. A
power-shovel on the site of the new
building is starting ground-grading
Several excavations have been
made around the foundation at the
east side of the Chemistry Building
in preliminary work for its new ex-
tension. Construction guide-marks
have been made on the building and
several truck-loads of lumber have
been accumulated nearby on cam-
Sport Schedule
Baseball is the only sport sched-
uled for home play this week-end
when the Wolverines face Chicago
University'si nine in two games
slated for today and tomorrow
afternoons on the Ferry Field dia-
Today's tilt is set for 3:30 p.m.
and tomorrow's contest will begin
at 2:00 p.m.
Coach Bill Barclay will take his
link squad to Columbus, Ohio to-
night for their initial Big Ten
match with Ohio State, and the
Wolverine Tennis team will start
their Conference schedule tomor-
row when they face the Indiana
and Purdue net squads at Lafay-
ette, Ind.

Classes To
Be Let Out
Before 11
Dawson To Speak
At Convocation
Classes will be dismissed from
10:45 a.m to noon today so that stu-
dents and faculty members may at-
tend the 23rd annual Honors Con-
vocation to be held at 11 a.m. in Hill
Prof. John P. Dawson of the Law
School will address the convocation,
at which 723 students will be recog-
nized for outstanding scholastic
achievement. Prof. Daws6n, who
came back to the University this se-
mester after a leave of absence, will
discuss America's responsibility in
world affairs.
Recently returned to this country
from Cairo, Egypt, where he served
as director of the Near East division
of the Foreign Economics Adminis-
tration, Dr. Dawson also held a po-
sition as acting regional economics
counselor for the Middle East in the
:tate Department. At the beginning
of the war he also held a position in
the rent section of the OPA in Wash-
Seniors with at least a "B" average
who rank in the upper 10 per cent
of their class will be honored this
morning, as well as underclassmen
who have attained a 3.5 average or
higher. Graduate students selected
for outstanding achievement in spe-
cial fields and receipts of special
awards for merit will also be recog-
Visiting educators from throughout
the state convening here for the an-
nual meeting of the Michigan School-
masters Club are expected to attend
the convocation.
Names of the honor students and
the program of the convocation ap-
pear on pages 6 and 7 of today's
Admit Major(
Chintese Defeat
CHUNKINQ, April 25-(P)-The
Chinese government acknowledged
today its second major defeat in
Manchuria within a week, conced-
ing that Communists were seizing the
northern metropolis rf Harbin.
Minister of Information K. C. Wu
said Harbin, city of 520,000, was given
up as ,lost to the Communists "who
already are in the city." The last
Russian soldier was due to leave by
Resistance Expected
A Communist spokesman declared
he believed Communist troops occu-
pying Harbin and Changchun would
resist all outside pressure to "sur-
render these cities to the central gov-
Changchun, Manchuria's capital,
fell to overwhelming Communist
forces after a savage, four-day battle
ending last Thursday.
Settlement Wanted
A dispatch from Nanking quoted
Lt. Gen. Chao Chia-Hsiang, govern-
ment chief of staff in Manchuria, as
saying a few days ago he would tell
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek that
his generals were losing their stomach
for the Manchurian fighting and
wanted a settlement.
Wu said that under the Red Army
schedule for quitting all Manchuria
by Tuesday, the Russians were sup-
posed to be out of Harbin by night-
fall, but that the government was
without late word.

Gromyko 's Opposition to
UN Investigation of Spain
Stalls Security Council

UAW HEADS CONFER. . . R. ' Thomas (right), President of the CO
United Auto Workers Union from 1938 until his defeat by Walter Reuth-
er (left) last month confers with his successor at the union's executive
board meeting in Chicago. Thomas says Reuther is seeking to estab-
lish "dictatorship" in the big union.
3 500 Teachers Attend Meeting;.
Schoolmasters Debate Draft Law


Miller Favors .Trainling
ro Improve Health
Compulsory military training was
the topic debated by members of the
Michigan Schoolmasters' Club yes-
terday at the Eleventh Annual Con-
ference on Problems in School and
College Cooperation.
Prof. Henry W. Miller, chairman of
the Department of Mechanical and
Engineering Drawing, stressed that
the health of America is not up to
modern standards, and warned that
we are not through with wars. He ad-
vocated a type of military training
which would be aimed at correcting
defects and would make men more
physically fit if war comes again
within the next ten years.
The negative viewpoint was taken
by Virgil M. Rogers, superintendent
of Schools in Battle Creek, who de-
clared that compulsory military
training is un-American in character
and the military must remain the
servant, not the master of the people.
As effective alternatives to military
training, which Rogers believes has
been made obsolete by the atomic
bomb, he urged that we make the
United Nations a strong police force.
Petitions Due in
June for Volker
Applications of seniors interested
in the Volker Fellowships offered by
the National Training School for
Public Service are due by June 1 the
Committee of Fellowships in Detroit!
Fellowships of $1200 are outright
grants and are in addition to any
rights under the G.I. Bill. They are
available to current seniors.
The National Training School for
Public Service is an independent
foundation incorporated to provide
means to train men and women for
professional services with citizen
agencies, for effective participation in
community leadership, and for ad-
ministrative positions in the public
Academic instruction is provided by
the School of Public Affairs and So-
cial Work of Wayne University, De-
troit. Students interested may write to
Lent. D. Upson, 5229 Cass Avenue, De-
troit, 2, Michigan for application
blanks and further information.
Beethoven's Life To
Be Shown in Movie
Starring Harry Baur, a motion pic-
ture based on the life of Beethoven

Six Speeches Planned
In Educators' Program
"Education for One World," will be
discussed by Philip C. Nash, president
of the University of Toledo, at 9:15
a.m. today in Rackham Auditorium
at the general assembly of the 59th
Annual Schoolmasters Club meeting.
Approximately 3,500 educators
from grade schools, high schools and
colleges throughout the state are at-
tending the three day conference.
Highlighting today's program will
be a reception and annual dinner for
members at 5:30 p.m. in the First
Methodist Church with an address
by W. Norwood Brigance, president of
the Speech Association of America on
"The Teacher's Heritage."
Prof. Dora V. Smith, of the educa-
tion department at the University of
Minnesota, will speak on "Out of a
Hundred Visions," at 2:15 p.m. today
in Pattengill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
High School. Delta Kappa Gamma
and Pi Lambda Theta are giving a
tea in honor of Prof. Smith at 4 p.m.
today in the West Conference Room
of the Rackham Building.
T. Luther Purdom, director, Bureau
of Appointments and Occupation In-
formation, is chairman of the Fifth
Annual Conference on Teacher Sup-
ply, Demand and Placement, which
will open with a luncheon at 12:15
p.m. today in the League Ballroom.
Topics to be discussed include the
reasons for teachers leaving the pro-
MCF Prizes
Are Awarded
Didier, Taylor Explain
Views on Christianity
Prizes were awarded to ten win-
ners of the Michigan Christian Fel-
lowship essay contest at an open
forum meeting in Lane Hall last
Subjects for the contest were "Why
I Am a Christian" and "Why I Am
Not a Christian." First prize winners,
Calvin W. Didier and Robert L. Tay-
lor, read their papers.
Didier stated that "the historic
Christian faith can be fully accepted
without negating or denying any
known fact of science or history.
None of the beliefs in this definition
of Christian are untenable in view of
modern scientific and historic re-
Taking the negative side of the
topic, Taylor said, "I cannot believe
that anything very significant is ac-
complished by deciding that this or

Delegates Are
Bewildered by
Amend ments
Russia Says Civil War
Is Not Always Bad
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, April 25-A blunt
Russian stand against any investiga-
tion of Franco Spain by a United
Nations Security Council commission
stalled the council today and caused
a 3'2-hour confused debate which
ended without a decision.
The council adjourned until 11 a.m.
tomorrow after arguing in vain over
a rapid succession of resolutions and
amendments which had council
members thoroughly bewildered at
Andrei A. Gromyko, the Russian
delegate, summed up a long speech
in Russian early in the session with
the declaration that evidence already
put before the council left "no doubt
that the Fascist regime of Franco,
as it exists at present in Spain, is
indeed a serious danger for inter-
national peace and security."
Hodgson Proposal
He remained unshaken in his stand
againstea proposal by the Australian
delegate, Lt. Col. W. R. Hodgson, for
a commission to inquire into the af-
fairs of the Madrid government des-
pite a direct appeal by Sir Alexander
Cadogen, British delegate.
Poland, whose delegate, Dr. Oscar
Lange, precipitated the Spanish con-
troversy by offering a resolution de-
manding a complete diplomatic break
with Franco Spain by the United
Nations, added to the confusion late
in the session by offering a resolu-
tion which would appoint a sub-com-
mittee of five members to study the
basis for a unanimous decision by the
council and to draft a resolution con-
taning recommendations for "prac-
tical steps to be taken."
Civil War Danger
Gromyko, who spoke after Stettin-
ius and Hodgson had joined in sup-
porting appointment of a commission
to investigate the Franco regime, re-
ferred to Stettinius' statement that
the United States wanted to avoid
civil war in Spain.
He declared that "inaction" by the
United Nations "would increase the
threat to peace which is at present"
coming from Spain.
Insight's April
Issue To Have
More Pages
The April issue of Insight will have
not only more pages and larger di-
mensions, but also more comprehen-
sive subject matter, according to
Joyce Siegan, editor.
Insight's first issue was concerned
entirely with student government on
the campus. The April issue, which
will be on sale Monday and Tuesday,
will further develop the magazine's
policy of presenting articles of stu-
dent interest on campus, national
and international subjects.
This month's magazine will in-
clude an article on "Racial Democ-
racy in the Navy." In his discussion
of the relations between Negroes and
whites in the service, Phil Westbrook
describes the introduction of Negro
workers into an office force which
had never included Negroes.
There will also be an interview of
Hendrie Theunissen, a student from
the Union of South Africa, which
compares college life in the United
States and in South Africa.

AVC Endorses
OPA Extension
The Willow Village chapter of the
American Veterans Committee an-
nounced yesterday that it had sent a
night letter to the Senate Banking
Committee endorsing the extension
of the existing OPA law for at least
another year.
"As members of the fixed income

High Schools o Hold Debate Finals
a " e ' * *

Ann Kontas and Robert Carson of
Lansing Sexton High School will de-
bate the negative and Harvey Moes
and Nelson Stegeman of Hudsonville
High School will uphold the affirma-
tive of the question of compulsory
peacetime military training at 8 p.m.
today in the Rackham Lecture Hall
in the championship debates of the
Michigan High School Forensic As-
The Lansing and Hudsonville teams
are the finalists in a debate tourna-
ment in which 125 high schools in
the Lower Peninsula have taken part.
The semi-finalists were Hamtramck
High School and Royal Oak High
Two preliminary tournaments and
one elimination tournament were held
in each of eight districts, and the
eight winning teams competed in fur-

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