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Vets' Reports
Way Behind,
Walter Says
Students Protest
Approximately 65 per cent of the
University's student veterans have
"cooperated only in part or not at
all" with the University in filing
weekly absence reports, Erich A.
Walter, director of the Office of
Student Affairs, said last night in
a statement to The Daily,
Walter's statement was made
in reply to veterans' reaction to
the notice sent out over his sig-
nature this week to delinquent
veterans reminding them to
bring their reports up to date by
today. Letters and phone calls
protesting the notice were re-
ceived by both The Daily and
the Office of Student Affairs.
Yesterday a steady stream of
student veterans, many of whom
said that they had filed complete
reports, filled out additional re-
ports at the Veterans' Service Bu-
Explanation for the discrepancy
between the number of veterans
who say that they have filed com-
plete reports and the VSB's sum-
mary list of reports was given in
the Walter statement by Robert
S. Waldrop, director of the VSB.
Complete text of Director
Walter's statement may be
found on page 4.
He said that many veterans have
used incorrect C-numbers or have
failed to record any C-number.
Failure to write legibly was given
as another cause for error. Either
of these errors would nullify the
report and indicate failure to re-
port on the master list.
In order to correct errors in ab-
sence reports, veterans should file
additional reports in boxes desig-
nated for that purpose. Only in
cases where the veteran feels that
he has properly filled out and filed
the weekly report, should he con-
sult the Veterans 'Service Bureau,
Walter said.
Bandcf Pestivai
Begins Today
Soloists, Ensembles
Seek Contest Ratings
Ann Arbor will be invaded to-
day and tomorrow by some 5000
band and orchestra members
from high schools throughout the
The visitors will be participat-
ing in the Annual Music Festival
of the Michigan School Band and
Orchestra Association. Individual
Admission to the Annual
Music Festival of the Michigan
School Band and Orchestra As-
sociation is complimentary. All
musical events both today and
tomorrow are open to the pub-
instrumentalists and ensembles
will be seeking ratings today and
band and orchestra groups tomor-
row. Awards will be given in five
The association, which holds
mid-winter meetings as well as the
yearly festivals, has grown from

an initial group of a few directors
in 1935 to over 300 music teach-
See STATE, page 6
City Police Set
To Sell Bikes
Twenty-seven unclaimed bicy-
cles will be sold at a public auc-
tion to be held at 10 a.m. Satur-
day, April 26 at the police garage
in back of the Ann Arbor City
Hall, it was announced yesterday
by Police Chief C. M. Enkmann.
The bicycles, some of which are
in very good condition, have been
recovered by the police, but have
gone unclaimed for the legal pe-

ENGINEERS' TRAINING-Baby sitter Ev Ellin befuddled-reading slide rule to Scott as his mother,
Mrs. W. F. Saulson, and Peg Pielou, of Ann Ar-bor Public Health Nursing Association watch. Slide
Rule Ball publicity l romised that information lead ing to baby-sitters would e provided married

couples atending the dance.
World News
By The Associated Press
LANSING, April 17-The Michi-
gan Legislature today greeted with
mixed emotions Governor Sigler's
special financial message which
indicated a need for upwards of
$32,000,000 in new taxes.
The Governor gave the Legis-
lature no specific recommenda-
tions for new financing, but of-
fered three possibilities and recom-
mended fakirng back $21,250,000 in
state grants to local governments
-mostly townships-to help elimi-
nate an expected state deficit of
MOSCOW, April 17--Chances
for salvaging an Austrian peace
treaty from the deadlocked Mos-
cow Conference faded tonight
and some German experts
among the delegations prepared
to leave for Berlin apparently
abandoning hope of further
progress on a German pact.
* * *
WASHINGTON, April 17-Com-
pany reports that some strike-
hampered telephone service is im-
proving came today as union lead-
ers aimed at an early settlement.,
. *
PEORIA, Ill., April 17-Settle-
ment -of the long and bloody To-
ledo, Peoria and Western Rail-
road strike, during which its
president was slain from ambush
and two union pickets were shot
and killed, was announced to-
* * *
WASHINGTON, April 17-The'
Federal Coal Mines Administra-
tion said today that inferior health
standards are not general in the
coal industry, but that conditions
in a few mining camps "are a dis-
grace to the country."

Engine School To Hold Open
House, Slide Rule Ball Today
Today is "Visitors' Day" at the Engineering College as the school
throws open its doors from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the first post-war En-
gineering Open House, a project planned and carried out entirely by
engineering students.
The Slide Rule Ball, featuring the music of Bob Strong and his
orchestra, will round out the day's activities. The dance is to be held
in the Intramural Building from 9 to 1 a.m.
Some last minute adiditions have been made to the Open House
exhibits at Willow Run Airport. "The Flying White House," Army
--- - C-54 used by the late President

Strike Bill Is
Approved By
Would Restrict
U n ions, Walkouts
By The Associated Press_
WASHINGTON, April 17 - A
bill to curb strikes, restrict union
activities and make some sweep-
ing changes in New Deal labor
law was passed overwhelmingly
today by the Republican-con-
trolled House.
But even as it went to the Sen-
ate, thedLabor Committee there
completed a milder measure of
its own, stripped of some of the
major House provisions, and sent
it to the floor for debate to start
next Wednesday
The House vote on final passage
was 308 to 107. This would be
margin enough to override any
veto by President Truman, if the
lineup on such a test should re-
main the same.
While the Senate Labor Com-
mittee's vote was 11 to 2 for its
legislation, Senator Taft (Rep.-
Ohio), committee chairman, an-
nounced he will lead a fight on
the floor to restore some of the
stricken provisions t h r o u g h
Taft meanwhile voted for the
bill to get it out to the floor, along
with Senators Aiken (Rep.-Vt),
Ball (Rep.-Minn.), Smith (Rep.-
NJ.-, Morse (Rep-Ore.', Donnell
(Rep.-Mo.), Jenner (Rep.-Ind).
Ives (Rep.-N.Y.) Elbert Thomas
(Dem.-Utah), Ellender (Dem.-
La.) and Hill (Dem.-Ala.). That
first includes senators of both
views - some favoring a stronger
bill, others favoring an even mild-
er one.
Haber Favors
Labor Pacts
Colective Bargaining.
Restrictions Opposed
The outlawing of industry-wide
bargaining, which accounts for a
great growth in labor power and
is the most logical means of col-
lective bargaining today, would
wipe out the constructive work of
half a century, Prof. William Hab-
er of the economics department
said yesterday.
Speaking before Americans for
Democratic Action on current la-
bor legislation, Prof. Haber called
industry-wide bargaining the cen-
tral issue ein the telephone strike
and in current labor discussions in
Congress. He said it is possible
these discussions might end up in
no legislation at all except for the
"terrific momentum" for labor leg-
islation and the general attitude
of Congress, the press and the peo-
ple that "something must be done
about labor."
Observing that there is no "roy-
al road" to industrial harmony,
Prof. Haber pointed out that the
worst thing we can do is to act
on the basis of anger. Measures
which should be taken, he said,
are to make strikes of minority
unions illegal, to impose compul-
sory arbitration of jurisdictional
dispute strikes, and to revive the
Federal Conciliation Service, with
a compulsory conciliation period
of ten days before notice of strikes
can be given.

BALLAD SINGER-Miss Jackie Ward, accompanied by a four
man instrumental group, will perform in "Running Rampant,"
all student variety show to be presented Sunday in Hill Auditorium
for the benefit of the Hayden Memorial Library Fund.
** * *4
Students To Run Rampant'
In Hill Variety Show Sunday

__ I

Law Groups
To Hear Sigler
Scheduled To Speak
At Meetings Today
Michigan's Governor, Kim Sig-
ler, will appear before two campus
groups today.
The first of the Governor's Ann
Arbor appearances will be made
at 12:15 at the Allenel Hotel at a
luncheon given by Phi Alpha Del-
ta, campus legal group. The sec-
ond will be at the annual Found-
er's Day Dinner of the Lawyers
Club, where the Governor will de-
liver the evening's address. The
topic of the talk is as yet un-
The Governor will pilot his pri-
vate plane here from Lansing, ar-
riving in Ann Arbor at noon. Af-
ter attending the luncheon he will
leave the city by plane, returning
by automobile at 6 p.m. for the
Lawyer's Club dinner.
Approximately 375 persons, in-
cluding Judges Frank Picard and
Sherman Callender of Detroit and
Laurent K. Varnum, President of
the State Bar Association, will
hear the Governor speak at the
evening dinner.


Roosevelt on his history-making
trips to Casablanca and Teheran
will be at the airport through
courtesy of PCA Airlines, own-
er of the ship. The plane has a
special elevator hatch, built to
accommodate the late Presi-
dent's wheelchair.
Several private and commercial
aircraft will also be at the airport
for inspection by visitors, and the
supersonic wind tunnel, which
went into operation yesterday, will
be open to the public.
Transportation for all wish-
ing to see the displays at the air-
port will be provided by buses
leaving East Engineering Build-
ing every hour from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m.
Large numbers of outsiders as
well as students are expected to
make the rounds of the campus
Students in the engineering
college have been excused from
all classes in that college today
in order that they may parti-
cipate in the Open House.
Classes will be held as usual
and airports exhibits. Several
high schools in the state are send-
ing whole classes here by special
bus to view the displays.
The Central Committee for the
Open House, composed of John
Cox, chairman; Lenore Olson, sec-
retary; Robert Ware, Stan Saul-
son and John Morrison, associate
chairmen, announced that every
department of the Engineering
College is participating in today's
program with exhibits and dem-
onstrations. All engineering fa-
cilities on campus are open to the
public, with engineering students
acting as guides.
On campus, displays and fea-
tures will be centered in the East
and West Engineering Build-
ings, the East Physics Building,
the Electronics and Communica-
tions Building, the rifle range,
North Hall and ROTC head-
The campus ROTC in conjunc-
tion with the AAF has arranged to
have several P-80's flown over the
campus at approximately 2 p.m.
Spotters will be stationed on the
See ENGINE, page 2

"Running Rampant" the only
all student variety showtplanned
this semester, will be presented at
7:30 p.m. Sunday in Hill Audi-
Tickets for the seven-act variety
show are now on sale at the
League, Union, University Hall
and Hill Auditorium box office.
Selling for 50 cents each, all tick-
ets are for unreserved seats.
Memorial Fund Benefit
Under the chairmanship of Pat
McKenna, '49, "Running Ram-
pant" is for the benefit of the
Hayden Memorial Library Fund.
The talent show is scheduled to in-
clude two hours of professional
calibre entertainment.
Don Mitchell
Wins Contest
'Power of an Idea'
Is Subject of Speech
Don Mitchell, '49, speaking on
"The Power of an Idea," won first
place in the University Oratorical
Contest yesterday.
Second place was awarded to
Nafe E. Katter, '49, for his speech
on "False Democracy." Other con-
testants were Gellert A. Seel, '47,
whose topic was "Mankind and the
Mosquito," and William A. Starr,
'48, who spoke on "Fascist States
of America."
Mitchell will represent the Uni-
versity in the Northern Oratorical
League Contest to be held May 2
at Northwestern University. He
will compete with students from
the University of Wisconsin, West-
ern Reserve University, the Uni-
versity of Iowa, the University of
Minnesota and Northwestern Uni-
Prof. Louis M. Eich of the speech
department was chairman of the

Mack Ferguson's jazz octet will
open the program with 20 minutes
of jazz improvisation. The show
will continue with Judy Claire,
blues singer; a Filipino dance
group composed of University ex-
change students; Jackie Ward,
ballad singer, accompanied by a
four man instrumental group;
Nafe Alley, impersonator with "a
tour through Hollywood"; an au-
dience participation event, "con-
sequences"; and several numbers
by the Women's Glee Club.
Stephenson To MC
Master of ceremonies for the
show will be Jim Bob Stephenson,
teaching fellow in the speech de-
partment, who was starred for two
years in University play produc-
tions. .
"Running Rampant" is part of
the campus fund-raising drive to
help establish the Hayden Me-
morial Library at the University
of the Philippines. The drive also
includes a pledge subscription
campaign under the chairman-
ship of Russ Mullen, '49.
Part of a nation-wide drive
among alumni to raise $50,000 for
the purpose of building a Memo-
rial Library at the University of
the Philippines, the pledge portion
of the drive got underway this
week on campus. The completed
library is to be named in honor of
the late Prof. Joseph Hayden,
University Political Scientist, who
devoted his life to the advance-
ment of the Philippine nation.
MYDA Reftwes
Rfed Charges
Denies Statements
Of House Committee
A statement refuting charges
made by the House Committee on
Un-American Activities that the
"spectre of Communism stalks our
college campuses masked under
the cloak of the American Youth
for Democracy" was issued yester-
day by the executive board of
MYDA, local chapter of AYD.
The statement reads "We of
MYDA are proud to have incurred
the wrath of Mr. Rankin and his
Un-American committee. We are
in distinguished company with
David Lilienthal, the late Presi-
dent Roosevelt, Henry A. Wallace,
Paul Robeson and many others."
It declares that it is because
MYDA fights for such things as
broader educational opportunities,
more and better housing, for a
peaceful world through support of
the UN', for the rights of labor and
other "pressing problems of the
American neonle" and against Jim

Danger Area
Evacuated as
Tanks Flame
Rescue Workers
Issue (gas Masks
By The Associated Press
TEXAS CITY, Tex., April 17--
Blast-torn Texas City went
through a second night of fear to-
night as flaming oil tanks threat-
ened further explosions to add to
the devastation of two days' blasts
which left an estimate 650 persons
dead and thousands injured.
The huge oil tank farm of the
Humble Oil Company was burn-
ing, the latest conflagration
spreading from explosions which
blasted three ships in the, harbor
and destroyed the multi-million-
dollar plant of the Monsanto
Chemical -Company.
Evacuation Ordered
Rescue workers evacuated the
immediate danger area early to-
night and gas masks were passed
out as a precaution against possi-
ble spread of poisonous gases from
further explosions.
Homer Garrison, Jr., director of
the Texas Department of Public
Safety, telegraphed Gov. Beauford
H. Jester at Austin that there was
no necessity for further evacu,-
tion. He said, however, that one
tank containing a small amount
of high-octane gasoline might ex-
plode "at any time before tomor-
row morning or fires may burn
themselves out without further
Tank Farm Lost
John H. Hill, Deputy Mayor and
a chemical engineer, said that the
Humble Oil and Refining COm-'
pany had abandoned hope of sai
ing any portion of the oil storage
tank farm.
He made the announcement
shortly after a tank exploded a4
rocked the city at 6:53 p.m. Hill
said that there was no storage of
highly-inflammable and explosive
butane gas on the farm, but con-
ceded that "we haven't any. ide,
what is in" two spherical tanks on
property adjacent to the Humble
Farm. He asserted that danger of
more serious explosions was de.
pendent on the contents of the
two tanks, one large and one small.
Bodies Still in Wreckage
Two hundred and seventy-one
bodies had been counted at a late
hour tonight by rescue workers
digging into the ruins of the water-
front and industrial area. Of these,
194 had been identified. Many
more bodies still lie in the wreck-
Fire Captain J. B. Ruby of Hous-
ton estimated that anywhere from
75 to 150 bodies remained in the
Monsanto Plant alone. The Com-
pany asked surviving workmen to
report to designated places here
and in Galveston to be counted.
About 800 persons were in the
plant when it was destroyed.
Memorial Service
A memorial service for all of the
Texas City dead will-be held on the
football field at 6 p.m. Saturday
by the City's Ministerial Alliance.
Officials asked for more fire
trucks from Baytown to help com-
bat the Humble fire. Masked and
foam-equipped fire fighters bat-
tled the oil flames to prevent their
spread to high octane gasoline
Deputy Mayor J. H. Hill said late
today that all fires on the west side
of the city had been under control.
These included two at the At-
lantic Refinery and one at Repub-

.The estimate of the dead and
injured came from the Red Cross.
Late today Deputy Sheriff Dick
Parker of Harris County, in charge
of the central morgue at the high
s9hool gymnasium, said the known
dead totaled 238.
Rabbi Frain
Flays Quotas
Qualifications for admission to
certain departments of the Uni-
versity "are the same as qualifi-
cations for the Ku Klux Klan,"
Rabbi Leon Fram of Temple Is-
rael, Detroit, charged in an IRA
round table discussion last night.

Courses in Psychology Are
Reclassifed in Group Three

The days of working off natural
science group requirements in
non-laboratory psychology courses
are virtually at an end.
Starting next fall psychologyC
courses numbered 40, 87, 88, 101,
119, 134, 157, 158 and 159 will be
the only ones accepted to fill
Group Two (natural sciences) re-
quirements. The remainder of the
courses have been reclassified and
will be included in Group Three
(social sciences), Prof. Burton D.
Thuma of the psychology depart-
ment announced yesterday.
The action is in no way retro-
active, he said. Students who have

"It had never really fit the group
requirement situation which is
designed to subject the students
to the techniques of the languages
and literatures (Group One), the
C natural sciences (Group Two) and
the social sciences (Group Three).
Therefore we decided to split the
department along the line of the
natural or social science implica-
tions of the particular courses in-
The executive committee of the
literary college also announced
that individual students will not
be able to apply psychology courses
to the fulfillment of group re-
ouirements in both Groups Two


Little Progress In Germany,
Pollock, U.S. Advisor, Says

Although finding the democratic
development in the United States
zone in Germany "very gratify-
ing," Prof. James K. Pollock of
the political science department
said yesterday that the interna-
tional aspects of the overall Ger-
man situation has deteriorated in
the past year.
Prof. Pollock, who has just re-
turned from Germany where he
spent three months as civilian
n~xricnr+n M ,,a,,ii m ,(I av f

the magnitude of the task of purg-
ing a nation of all persons influ-
ential during a certain period,"
Prof. Pollock said, explaining that
although in the American zone the
most effective machinery has been
set up, the program is far from
Precautions have been taken in
the American zone to prevent
former Nazi from influencing elec-
tions by disqualifying them from

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