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Police Chief
Will Attempt
Self Defense
Charged With
Aiding Gamblers
Sherman H. Mortenson, suspended
Ann Arbor police chief, said yester-
day he would file a petition for a
hearing before the Board of Police
Commissioners to defend himself on
charges of collaborating with local
gamblers and accepting protection
Mortenson and Detective Lieut.
Eugene J. Gehringer were suspended
late yesterday as a result of find-
ings filed with the commission by
Circuit Judge James R. Breakey, Jr.,
who has been conducting a one man
grand jury investigation of an alleged
two million dollar gambling racket
in Washtenaw County.
The grand jury findings, disclosed
by Joseph C. Hooper, local attorney
and police commission chairman,
charged Mortenson and Gehringer
with the following alleged offenses:
1. That they accepted protection
2. That they knowingly allowed
horse race bookies, numbers rackets,
and professionally operated card
games to operate.
3. That they discouraged appre-
hension of gambling violators and
refrained from taking action.
4. That funds from an alleged
bookie located in a United Cigar
store operated by Wilson Haight and
Vernon Maulbetsch were deposited
in the police department safe over-
night for safekeeping.
Hooper, after conferring with Prof.
Orlando W. Stephenson of the history
department and Herbert Frisinger,
other members of the commission,
named Capt. Caspar Enkemann to
be acting police chief and Sgt. Albert
Heusel to be acting chief of the de-
tective bureau pending an investi-
gation by the commission.
Honor Society
To Conduct Vet
Tutorin gin Fall
Members of Tau Beta Pi, engineer-
ing honor society, will conduct a
comprehensive free tutoring program
for the benefit of returning veterans
next fall.
Society members will offer tutoring
service covering most of the basic
courses of the first two or three years
of the engineering curriculum. In
general the students will teach the
courses of the department in which
they are specializing.
Small Classes
The tutoring will be in the form
of small informal classes of ten or
twelve veterans. Although plans have
not yet been completed, the classes
will probably be held in West Engi-
Richard Broadman, president of
Tau Beta Pi, estimates that each of
the 30 men in the society will devote
about two hours a week to the pro-
gram. On the basis of classes of ten
students this would mean a total of
600 man-hours of tutoring each week.
Free Assistance
The program will provide an op-
portunity for returning veterans in
the College of Engineering, whose
technical backgrounds may have been
dimmed by long absence from school,
to receive free assistance in those
courses in which they encounter dif-
Veterans interested in the program
will be asked to sign up for the tutor-

ing service the second week of the
fall term. Continuation of the pro-
gram in the future will depend upon
the response received in the fall.
Textbooks for Vets
Will Be Collected
Textbooks to be loaned to veterans
unable to procure them at bookstores
in future terms will be accepted at the
Textbook Lending Library,. 1223 An-
gell Hall, through June 19.
In case the books are not required
by veterans, they will be loaned to
students who are in need of help and
who have been recommended by an
academic counselor or a mentor. Af-
ter June 19, the books may be left
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640 LSA Students Are
Scheduled to Graduate
Other Colleges Have 664 Tentatively
Listed To Receive Diplomas June 22

A total of 640 students are ten-
tatively listed for graduation from
the literary college at commencement
exercises to be held at 6 p.m. June 22
in Ferry Field.
Speaker at the graduation cere-
monies will be Clinton P. Anderson,
Secretary of Agriculture.
The list of graduates will not be
final until all grades are in. Other
tentative graduation lists are: Col-
lege of Engineering, 127; School of
Public Health, 84; School of Business
Administration, 79; School of Edu-
cation,64; School of Music,58; School
Today is the last daysthat or-
ders for caps and gowns can be
placed at Moe's Sport Shop.
They may be picked up the week
of graduation and must be returned
to the store immediately following
the graduation exercises June 22.
of Dentistry, 48; School of Forestry,
35; Law School, 35; College of Archi-
tecture and Design, 19; and School
of Pharmacy, 5.
Students receiving degrees in the
commencement exercises will assem-
ble for the graduation procession at
4:45 p.m. in front of the General Li-
brary. The University Marching
Band, in accordance with tradition,
will precede the honor section and
she graduating seniors in the pro-
cession to Ferry Field.
In the event of rain, a siren will be
Peacetime Unit
Of 300 Men
Present fall plans of the NROTC
provide for a 300 man peacetime unit
at the University, with 125 of the
men already enrolled continuing in
the program, Captain Woodson V.
M!ichaux, commanding officer of the
Unit here, has announced.
If legislation for the Holloway Plan
is passed by Congress, the govern-
ment will pay tuition, $50 per month
and uniforms for those who fulfill
the requisite academic and physical
standards for entering the program.
Students will be responsible for their
own room and board, and will have
the privileges of civilians, wearing
uniforms only on drills and summer
cruises and attending the college of
their choice if admitted to it.
Upon successful completion of their
training, members of this peacetime
unit will receive Ensign's commis-
sions in the Regular Navy and will
be required to serve at least 15
months of active duty.
However, if this proposal is not
passed, the pre-war NROTC program
will go into effect, permitting current
trainees to complete their college on
a civilian basis if they wish. Enroll-
ment in this program will entitle
students to uniforms and remunera-
tion of sixty-five cents per day dur-
ing their junior and senior years.
* * *
Guns To Boom
At 'Open House
NROTC To Feature
Realistic Reunion Fun
Would you like to shoot a machine
gun amidst all the noises of battle
without taking the drastic step of
joining the Army or Navy?
You'll have an opportunity to do
so when the University NROTC Unit
holds open house as a part of the
Alumni Victory Reunion from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Friday, June 21, at North
The guns in question are 20 and
40 millimeter ones, gunnery trainers
used to teach the men firing machine
guns on ships the use of sights in
tracking planes. Four projectors

flash on the screen films of Japanese
dive bombers and torpedo planes at-
tacking a ship from different angles,
simulating actual battle conditions
of a Kamakaze attack.
The machine gunner fires on the
planes as they dive, learning how far
ahead of them he must aim to hit

Baker Receives
$1,000 Top Prize
Poetry Manuscript Gets Highest Prize;
Eleven Writers Place In Annual Contest
Prizes amounting to $5.200 were awarded to 11 contestants for the 16th
annual Avery and Jule Hopwood Awards in creative writing, following the
Hopwood Presentation Lecture by Harlan Hatcher, dean of the literary
college of Ohio State University, yesterday.
Disclosure of the awards was made by Prof. Roy W. Cowden, director
of the Hopwood Committee.
No Minor Poetry Awards
Top winner was James V. Baker, of Provis, Batcombe, near Bath, Eng-
land, who received $1,000 as the major contest award in poetry for his man-
uscript "Music in the Eye." No minor awards were made in poetry. Judges
for the poetry division of the awards*

blown from 4:45 to 4:55 p.m. and
graduates will proceed directly to the
south entrance of Yost Field House.
Psuedo diplomas will be handed out
at the commencement exercises. Di-
plomas will be mailed to the address
given on the diploma application card
after the degrees have received final
approval from the Board of Regents.
Victory Reunion
Dinner Sold Out
To 550 Alumni
Attendance Expected
To Set New Record
Reservations for the Victory Re-
union Dinner June 20 have reached
the 550 mark and are sold out, T.
Hawley Tapping, general secretary
of the Alumni Association announced
Between six and eight thousand
graduates from at least 120 classes
are expected to attend the Reunion,
the largest in University history.
Alumni To Be Speakers
The dinner, opening event of the
three-day reunion, will feature as
guest speakers University alumni
William H. Stoneman, Col. Joseph
Darnall, Margaret Ann Ayres, and
Walter G. Kirkbridge.
A foreign correspondent of the Chi-_
cago Daily News, Stoneman is now
working with the secretary-general
of the United Nations. Col. Darnall
of the Medical Corps is commanding
officer of the Fort Belvoir, Va., Sta-
tion hospital.
A native of Detroit, Miss Ayres
served 15 months overseas with the
American Red Cross, and Kirkbridge,
a resident of Toledo. Ohio, is presi-
dent of the National Alumni Associ-
Memorial Service
Highlighting the second day of the
Reunion are a memorial service for
the University war-dead, the alumnae
luncheon and a Victory Reunion
Individual school and college break-
fasts, the annual varsity "M" Golf
tournament and alumni luncheons
on the third day will be climaxed by
early evening graduation exercises in
Ferry Field.
Correspondent To Lecture
Sigrid Arne, Associated Press cor
respondent will address the Alumnae
luncheon June 21. As a roving re-
porter, she has handled such varied
assignments as the United Nations
conferences, national political con-
ventions, and an analysis of the Soc-
ial Security Act. In 1929, ten years
before John Steinbeck wrote his Pul-
itizer Prize winning novel, "Grapes
of Wrath", Miss Arne wrote a series
of 14 stories about the Okies and their
grim predicament
Mrs. Arthur Vandenberg, who was
to have been one of the speakers
at the Alumnae luncheon, will be un-
able to attend since she is returning
to Paris with Senator Vandenberg.
Posthumous degrees will be awarded
to 20 former students killed in action,
at the memorial rites at 11 a.m. June
21. These are the first such degrees
to be conferred by the University
since 1918.
Sponsored by the 1931 engineering
class, the Victory Reunion dance will
be held from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at
Barton Hills Country Club.
This is the last Daily of the
spring semester. Publication will
be resumed July 2.

tion of a pre-fabricated aluminum bungalow on a building plot in Man-
chester, England. Delivered in four sections, the bungalows are as-
sembled in 12 hours.
House Upholds Truman Veto,
Backers Plan Revival at Once


WASHINGTON, June 11-UP-A tu-
multous House today upheld Presi-
dent Truman's veto of the Case labor
bill by the hairline margin of five
votes-and its backers immediately
planned a drive to revive the measure.
Amid boos and cheers, 225 legis-
Signs $15,000
Pro Contract
Spurning the offers of seven other
Major League clubs, Bob Nussbaumer,
Michigan's centerfielder and leading
batter, yesterday received $15,000, the
second largest bonus ever paid a Wol-
verine athlete as he signed a con-
tract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Scout Eddie Krajnik who signed the
Maize and Blue athlete said that
Nussbaumer would be assigned to the
Utica farm in the Eastern League
where he will join Ohio State's Don
Grate who was signed by the Phillies
last year.
In choosing the lowly Phillies over
the two Chicago and New York teams,
Detroit. Cleveland, and Pittsburgh
the ex-Michigan centerfielder said,
"I feel that the Phillies will give me
more of a chance than some of the
better known clubs, and maybe they
will go somewhere under their new
Nussbaumer's bonus was second
to the $52,000 paid to Dick Wake-
field when he affixed his signature to
a Detroit Tiger contract in 1941 and
double the $7,500 paid to Don Lund
last year when he signed with the
The centerfielder batted a neat
.371 in his last season for the Wol-
verines, lead the team in number of
hits, 30 for 21 games, and hit seven
triples to lead the team in that de-
Nussbaumer bats and throws right
handed and has one of the finest
arms in college baseball today. De-
fensively he is a much better ball
player than Wakefield when the
former Mighigan athlete signed his
contract with the Tigers. He has
excellent judgement on fly balls and
one of the finest arms on the Michi-
gan team.
Nine stolen bases have been chalk-
ed up to the speedy outfielder whose
speed also serves him well when pull-

lators voted to over-ride the veto
and 135 to sustain. Since a two-thirds
vote was necessary to override, the
measure died for the time being.
Supporters To Try Again
But undeterred supporters made
plain that they were bent on passing
its major provisions anew-perhaps
in the form of an amendment to Mr.
Truman's own strike -control legisla-
tion. This would force him to accept
the Case program or forego his own
bill. The fact that the Case bill back-
ers obtained a good majority on to-
day's vote helped fuel the new drive.
The dramatic vote was completed
within 30 minutes after the clerks
finished reading the President's 4,-
500 word veto message to the jam-
packed chamber.
Mr. Truman based his veto on the
argument that the permanent, long-
range bill would breed rather than
curb labor strife and would force
men to work for private employers in
Case Bill Provisions
The Case bill would have: created
a Federal mediation board, restricted
strikes and lockouts while the board
was functioning; prohibited secon-
dary boycotts, and permitted court
suits against employers or labor or-
ganizations violating contracts.
There was talk among its suppor-
ters of trying to revive it and tack
it onto temporary, emergency legis-
lation asked by President Truman.
In the form it passed the House, the
latter measure would permit the
President to draft men who struck
in industries seized by the govern-
ment, but the Senate struck this pro-
vision out. .
Senator Byrd (Dem., Va.) called a
number of Senate and House backers
of the Case measure into a strategy
conference late today, and it was
said the informal understanding was
to await public reaction.
Professors Elected
To School Board
Prof. Merwin H. Waterman of the
School of Business Administration
and Raymond K. Klaasen were re-
elected Monday to the Ann Arbor
Board of Education and Prof. Robert
S. Ford of the economics department
and Director of the Bureau of Gov-
ernment was chosen as a new mem-
ber of the board. Their three-year
terms will begin in July.

were: Louise Bogan, of the chair of
poetry of the Library of Congress;
Horace Gregory, poet and critic; and
David McCord, poet and teacher.
Four major awards were made in
the fiction division of the contest.
Winners of $800 each were two grad-
uate students: Clara M. Laidlow, 1309
Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, for "The
House of Atreus," and Josephine Eck-
ert, Ottawa, Ohio, for "The Prac-
ticing of Christopher." Miss Laidlow
previously won summer Hopwood
Awards in 1942 and 1943. Miss Eck-
ert won a prize in poetry the sum-
mer of 1944.
Other Major Winners
Other major winners, each receiv-
ing $500, were Russell M. La Due, Jr.,
a senior, Sioux City, Iowa, for "No
More With Me" and Mrs. Kathleen
Hughes Thumin, senior, 9922 Iris, De-
troit, for "The Grass Divides." La
Due won a minor fiction award in
1944 and Mrs. Thumin won summer
prizes in 1944 and 1945.
Minor contest winners in fiction,
each receiving $100, were: Mrs. Mary
V. H. Echols, senior, Willow Village,
for "The Glass Pistol and Other
Stories;" John A. Ingwerson, junior,
Middletown, Ohio, for "Short Stor-
ies;" James F. Land, senior, Bay City,
Mich., "The Greek Boy"; and Eugene
L. Van Buren, sophomore, 19460
Cumberland Way, Detroit, for "The
House in Oak Park."
Judges in the fiction division were:
Whit Burnett, editor of "Story" mag-
azine; Lewis Gannett, of the New
York Herald-Tribune, and Mildred
Walker, 1933 Hopwood winner and
author of six novels including "Win-
ter Wheat," a Literary Guild selec-
Major Drama Awards
Two major drama awards were giv-
yn in the drama division, with John
A. Merewether, graduate, 1032 Vau-
ghn, Ann Arbor, receiving $700 for
"They Cut You Down Alone" and
Shirley Robin, graduate, New York
City, receiving $500 for "Fruit of
Great Renown." Merewether won a
minor award in poetry in 1945 and
Miss Robin a minor fiction award
in 1944.
Judges in the drama division were
Alfred Kreymbourg, poet and drama-
tist; Percival Wilde, playwright; and
Stark Young, of "The New Repub-
No awards were made in the essay
SBetter Late
Than Never?
'Ensian will be even later this year.
Because of additional delays at
the printer, the 1946 yearbook will
not arrive June 21 as previously an-
nounced, Norma Johnson, 'Ensian
business manager, said yesterday.
Graduating seniors and other stu-
dents who will not return in the fall
are requested to leave their mailing
addresses at the 'Ensian business of-
fice in the Student Publications
There will be "positively no mail
distribution" of 'Ensians to students
who will be on campus during the
summer session or the fall semester,
Miss Johnson said.

Hatcher Sees
Of America
Cultural Heritage Is
Present in Every Art
The spirit of rediscovery of the
homeland which was obscured earlier
in our history, has risen to almost
symphonic proportions, Harlan Hat-
cher, dean of the literary college of
Ohio State University, said in giving
the annual Hopwood Awards Pre-
sentation Lecture yesterday.
In speaking of the American cul-
tural heritage, Dean Hatcher said
that the culture of the time is pre-
sent in every work of art; that it
determines what the artist sees, what
he considers important and the man-
ner in which he presents his impres-
Until 1900, no European would have
thought of reading an American
book, he said. Henry James did not
reveal Amercan -culture but it wa
with the advent of Thoreau, Twain
and Whitman that the rest of the
world became conscious of American
literary works.
The American people began to grow
interested in their own culture around
1930 when the historical novel de-
veloped such a wide market lhe
stated. And during World War II
when so many refugees came to this
country the people began to realize
that America possessed a fundamen-
tal strength, not merely the crude
small-town culture of Sinclair Lew-
is' novels. "Louis Bromfield's 'Plea-
sant Valley' has supplanted 'Main
Street',". he said, in that the life of
the small farm and of good citizen-
ship are now becoming recognized
for their own merit.
No Transport
Problem for
Ingenious Soph
Robert Brown, University sopho-
more enrolled in the engineering
school, has his own method of lick-
ing post-semester travel problems.
He's going home to Rochester, N.Y.,
388 miles from Ann Arbor on his
motorbike which has performed per-
fectly for 1,300 miles without costing
him a cent for repair.
The 21-year-old veteran of two
years' Army service said that the bike
"would probably average 110 miles
to the gallon."
"I hope to make it home on four
gallons of gas at a total cost of $.80,"
he declared. "The bike averages 33
to 35 miles per hour, although it's
capable of hitting speeds up to 47
He'll leave Ann Arbor next Wed-
nesday, travel through Canada, stop-
ping off only at St. Thomas, Ont.
Brown expects to be home early
Thursday afternoon.
The bike, for which he paid $144,
is practically foolproof, but he will
carry spare parts for use in the
event of technical trouble.
Although the bike is capable of
carrying one passengerbesides the
driver, he said he would not lower
the welcome mat to hitch-hikers
along the road.
Senate Confirms Snyder

Juvenile Detention Reform Program Is Offered

Special To The Daily
YPSILANTI, June 11-A three-
point program of juvenile detention
which would largely dispense with
the Washtenaw County Juvenile
Detention Home was outlined to-
drit, v b nh' .T N. P N.iuitbpr. d,-_rer-

1. A number of county-subsi-
dized foster homes be developed
to supervise and care for children
during the period of fact-finding
and diagnosis of the causes of de-
linquent behavior.
7 Iin tn< sr Y -c n rn t 7

Juvenile delinquency is "usually
an outburst against the society to
which the child has failed to ad-
just," Dr. Struthers said-and add-
ed: "Repressive measures don't
help. You can be firm but also

Dr. Struthers laid the blame for
existing juvenile conditions "not
on poor parents alone but also on
inadequate understanding and use
of resources by the community."

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