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Latest Deadline in the State


Legislators Halt
Construction of
Maternity Center
Lack of FundsC(I a(ijs e Po'jstpoimiient
Hold Ouit Hope for Early Relsumption
LANSING, April 18-. decision to cease construction of a ma-
ternity hospital at the University of Michigan, a project which has
received much attention, was disclosed in legislative circles tonight.
Rep. John P. Espie, Chairman of the House Ways and Means
Committee, said the stop order was decided upon by his group and the
Senate Finance Committee when it was determined that funds were
not available.
Espie held out hope, however, that the hospital would be con-
structed within the next/ fiscal year. The present fiscal year ends

_June 30.
The decision of the House and
Senate groups was made known to
University officials at a meeting
in Ann Arbor last night, Espie
Dr. A. C. Herlikowske, Uni-
versity Hospital director, said
the news came as a complete
surprise. "Naturally we feel
badly about it, but we realize
the Legislature does not have the
money to complete construction
of the Maternity Hospital at this
time," he said. Ile expressed
the hope that construction
would be resumed in the near
future, pointing out that a hlos-
pital of this kind is badly
Work already had started on the
foundation for the building with
an outlay of $100,000, the legisla-
tor said. Total cost of the hospi-
tal has been estimated at around
Espie did not have the exact
figure available tonight.
"If state finances will stand it,"
Epsie said, "we might get it (the
hospital) in the next fiscal year.
We are 'not abandoning the
project but postponing construc-
tion and we have told them to
stop work because we simply
wouldn't have the funds this
University officials were told at
the Ann Arbor meeting, Espie said,
that it was a "mistake" to start
the hospital at this time.
The University, in seeking ap-
proval, had placed much emphasis
on the project. One of the insti-
tution's contentions was that pres-
ent facilities were too limited for
adequate training of doctors.
Ille gal Parkers
Will Really Get
Stuck Monday
If those stickers marked "This
car is parked in a restricted area"
are tough to get off the wind-
shield, it's because the University
Committee on Parking planned it
that way.
The Committee has announced
that, beginning Monday, a sticker
notice will be attached to the
windshield of all cars found parked
in restricted areas without Campus
Parking Permits; parked on cross-
walks, lawns or lawn extensions, or
in front. of hydrants; parked to
obstruct driveways, entrances or
exits, or so parked as to prevent
the free exit of cars properly
The Committee hopes that the
inconvenience attending removal
of the sticker will remind drivers
that the word, "permit" on signs
at the entrances to restricted park-
ing areas stands for "parking per-
mit," not "driving permit."
Otherwise more drastic meas-
ures will have to be adopted, the
committee has announced.
- o
U Increases
Parking Space
If you have been wondering
what is happening lately in the
mall between the Chemistry and
Natural Science building, here's
the answer.
Work has been progressing since
the week of spring vacation in or-
der to increase parking space in
this region on campus, Walter
Roth, Plant Superintendent, said
in a statement to The Daily yes-

Sigler Speaks
Before Legal
Group Here
Urges Law Students
To Rekindle Idealism
Governor Kim Sigler yesterday
appealed to University Law Stu-
dents to rekindle the flame of
idealism on which the nation was
Discussing "Obligations of Law-
yers Toward Public Service," the
Governor spoke before 400 lawyers,
faculty members, and students as-
sembled for the 19th Lawyer's Club
Founder's Day Dinner.
In his address, the Governor, re-
markably trim after a speedy au-
tomobile trip from Detroit to Ann
Arbor, recalled embryo lawyers'
memories to the days when the av-
erage attorney's zeal for public af-
fairs had been the cornerstone
upon which the political life of the
nation had lain. Citing the great
public service rendered in post-
Revolutionary days by such mem-
bers of the bar as Patrick Henry
and Edmund Randolph, the Gov-
ernor asked prospective attorneys
to pay increased attention to an
idealistic participation in affairs
of the nation.
Earlier in the day the Governor
delivered an informal talk on
problems of the legal profession to
members of Phi Alpha Delta, cam-
pus legal fraternity, at a luncheon
at the Allenel Hotel.
Governor Sigler was introduced
at the evening Founder's Day Din-
ner by Dean E. Blythe Stason of
the Law School, who acted as
toastmaster. The event is held
annually in honor of the memory
of the late William W. Cook, the
University's largest private bene-
factor. Cook, an influential mem-
ber of the New York Bar, donated
16 million dollars to the Univer-
sity for projects that include the
Law Quadrangle and Martha Cook
Water Pistol
Fools Police
Ann Arbor police breathed a
sigh of relief yesterday morn-
ing after what looked like a
earful of dangerous gunmen
turned out to be two visiting
high school musicians armed
with water pistols.
The boys, Thomas Smith and
Boris Popoff, both of Dearborn,
were apprehended at 12:30 a.m.
after policemen saw them lean
from a car in front of the Un-
ion and point guns at two
women. The officers gave
chase, approached with great
caution to capture the pair,
and then promptly released
them when identification was

Reds Rip U.S.
Position on
Reich Assets
Hopes Fade For .
by'TheA ss'cia ted Pres
MOSCOW, April 18 - Soviet
Foreign Minister Molotov ripped
to shreds tonight an American
proposed compromise on defining
German assets in Austria and U. S.
Secretary of State M a r s h a l1
charged Molotov with trying to
transform Austria into a "puppet"
state under "foreign control."
The Soviet rejection of the Am-
erican compromise on the key is-
sue of defining what assets the
Russians can take for reparations
apparently doomed all chances of
completing an Austrian pact at
the present conference of foreign
Meet Twice Daily
At the suggestion of British
Foreign Secretary Bevin the min-
isters agreed to meet twice daily
in order to speed the end of the
conference. "If we have two meet-
ings we might be able to get out
of here," Bevin said.
Molotov went through a defini-
tion of German assets offered by
Marshall paragraph -by paragraph
-rejecting and criticizing in turn.
rhe Marshall formula, which had
been accepted in France and Brit-
ain as a basis for discussion, re-
tained the main United States
stand that property acquired by
the Germans under "force or dur-
ess" should not be considered as-
sets subject to seizure by the allies.
"Transfer by Coercion"
Marshall made it clear he would
not insist upon the exact words
"force or duress," but said ther
should be no disagreement "as to
the propriety of excluding from
seizable German assets forced
transfers by coercion."
1,000 Scholars
To Be Honored
Annual Convocation
Slated for April 25
About 1,000 students will be
honored for outstanding scholar-
ship at the 24th annual Honors
Convocation which will be held at
10:30 a.m., April 25, in Hill Audi-
Marjorie Hope Nicolson, pro-
fessor of English in the Columbia
University graduate school, will be
the speaker for the convocation.
A University graduate, Prof. Nic-
olson earned her A.B. and A.M.
here in 1914 and 1918, and was
awarded honorary degrees later.
She also holds a Ph.D. from Yale
University and has received hon-
orary degrees from Mt. Holyoke
College, Goucher College, Smith
College, Elmira College and Mid-
dlebury College.,
She is the author of the Conway
Letters and has written several
other books. The title of her ad-
dress here has not yet been an-
Seven hundred students were
honored at the 23rd Honors Con-
vention last April.
Mediator Role for
Sweden-Wall ace
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April
18 -(03) - Former Vice-President
Henry A. Wallace urged Scandi-
navians today to act as a "mod-

erating force" between what he
termed the imperialism of both
Russia and the United States.
Addressing a gathering of about
1,000 in the small university audi-
torium here, Wallace told Swedes
they were in a key position to
serve the cause of peace because
"you are seriously disturbed at the
way both Russia and the United
States are behaving."

11.5 Cents Is
Termed Not
UEW Accepted
Identical Proposal
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, April 18-Genera
Motors Corp. today asked the CI
United Auto Workers to accept a
112 cent hourly wage increas
plus pay for six annual holidays
an offer union leaders immediate
ly termed unsatisfactory.
The corporation described it
overall offer as "the equivalent f
an increase of 15 cents an hour.
Terms Identical
Terms were identical with thos
accepted Monday by the CIO Uni
ted Electrical Workers, which ha
30,000amembers in General Mo
tors plants.
In Pittsburgh, President Walte
P. Reuther of the UAW-CIO sai
the offer "is not satisfactory bu
negotiations will be resumed i
Detroit Monday."
May Comment Today
He added that he may hav
further comment Saturday fror
The latest bid to the 220,00
GM production workers followe
rejection by the union of a 1
cent hourly wage boost which th
corporation offered April 12 ona
temporary basis. At that time
they offered to negotiate furthe
in August.
The average hourly rate for th
corporation's production worker
is about $1.31.
The union has demanded a 23
cent wage increase, plus a guar
anteed 40-hour week and an em
ployer-financed social securit
and old-age benefit plan.
Termed "Full Settlement"
Harry W. Anderson, Gener
Motors vice president, made th
new offer as "full settlement" fc
all demands. If accepted, he add
ed, it will remain in effect "a
least until May 31, 1948."
He set May 1tas a deadline fc
acceptance by the UAW-CIO o:
the latest proposal. After tht
date it will not be binding on th
Engineering Event
Scores Success
If a sizeable crowd of intereste
spectators viewing exhibits in a
engineering college departments :
any criteria, yesterday's Ope
House was successful.
Many visitors joined the thr
guided tours of campus exhib.
tions, others boarded buses t
Willow Run Airport for the aer
nautical displays. The guest
ranging from a babe in arms see
at the metallurgical X-ray displa
to an interested crowd at tl
mammoth marine tank, appeare

thoroughly intrigued.
An indication of the large nun
ber of spectators is found in tb+
fact that the foundry's bron2
souvenir castings were exhauste
early in the day.
The corporation did not sa
whether its latest proposal also
applies to an estimated 10,000 CIC
United Rubber Workers' in it
plants. With the UAW-CIO, they









BALL AND CHAIN CLUB-Pictured above are officers of the Ball and Chain Club, an organization
composed of wives of student veterans. From lef t to right are: Mrs. Raymond Davis, secretary;
Mrs. John Howell, president; Mrs. Richard Stribl ey, treasurer; and Mrs. Kermit Watkins, vice-

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Ball and Chain Club Formed
By Wives of Student Veterans

When married veterans began
returning to school in full force in
the fall of 1945, many of their
wives found life growing dull as
their husbands buried themselves
in text books.
Being resourceful, they decided
to organize a social clumb.
Working on the assumption that
husbands usually think of their
wives as a ball and chain, and anx-
ious to stay away from another
organization bearing the title
"veteran," the women organized
the Ball and Chain Club.
Purpose of the club, as defined
by Mrs. John S. Howell, current
president, is "to get wives of vet-
erans acquainted with each other
and to provide entertainment for
married students."
The meetings, held the second
and last Mondays of each month,
resemble the meetings of most
women's social clubs. Entertain-
ment centers around bridge, an
Bonus Forms
Are Delayed
A paper shortage in the Ad-
putant General's Office in Lansing
has made it impossible for distrib-
uting agencies in Ann Arbor to
provide a steady supply of all
types of banus application forms,
veterans' organizations reported
Because of the short supply at
Lansing, the Veterans' Service Bu-
reau on campus has no more navy,
marine or coast guard blanks at
present, according to Robert Wal-
drop, VSB director. There are still
some army forms available, he
said. The VSB has had 60 to 75 ap-
plicants a day since school re-
sumed Monday, he said.
The American Red Cross in
Nickels Arcade, also unable to ob-
tain more forms, has a few army,
and a limited supply of navy, coast
guard and marine blanks on hand,
Harold Hoffman, Red Cross direct-
or, said yesterday.
Cite Jacees Plan
'clean-Up' Week
The Ann Arbor Junior Chamber

occasional movie, speakers, and re-
The club, when first organized,
held informal dances each month
with the idea of letting the holders
of the balls and chains get ac-
quainted, too' Recently this has
been discontinued as membership
in the club and attendance at
meetings as fallen off.
The drop in membership has
three main causes, according to
Mrs. Howell. Many of the original
members' husbands have graduat-
ed, she said, which naturally cut
down the membership. Secondly,
after some of the couples became
acquainted, they began forming
their own circles and didn't need
the club for social gathering any-
Mrs. Howell cited the current
crop of babies as the third reason
for the membership drop. When a
woman has an infant, she can't
go trotting off to club meetings,
she declared.
For the benefit of mothers who
can attend meetings, and pros-
pective mothers, the club has pre-
sented speakers on child care and
Other speakers have discussed
foreign countries and shown trav-
elogues, these largely for the bene-
fit of the members who live at
Willow Run.
In addition to Mrs. Howell, other
officers of the club are Mrs. Ker-
mit S. Watkins, vice-president;
Mrs. Raymond S. Davis, secretary;
and Mrs. Richard B. Stribley,
Miss Ethel McCormick, social
director of the League, is sponsor
of the group.

State School
Musicians in
Festival Here
Bands and orchestras from the
state's Junior and Senior High
schools will appear before judges
in three local auditoriums today
to seek ratings of their playing
and sight-reading abilities.
Ratings, as in yesterday's solo
and ensemble festival are: First di-
vision, superior; second division,
excellent; third division, good;
fourth division, fair, and fifth di-
vision, below average.
Each participating ClassA band
will be required to play the Fes-
tival Overture by Gibb; Class B
bands will play Mightier Than
Circumstance, Frangkiser; Class C,
Triumph of Ishter, Olivadoti, and
Class D, Mary Overture, Clerisse.
All bands will also play a quick-
step march and a selected number
of free choice.
Class A orchestra will play Sym-
phony No. 1 (First Movement),
Beethoven-Tobani; Class B, Shep-
herd King Overture; Class C, Min-
uet and Trio, Haydn-Woodhouse,
and Class D, Valiant Knight,
Woodhouse. All participating or-
chestras will play a string number
of free choice and one other select-
ed number.
All events are open to the pub-
lic. Participating schools. and the
times at which they will compete
are as follows:
8:00 a.mi.......... Jackson (West Int.)
8:25 a.mn............ Pontiac (Eastern)
8:50 a~rm. ... Grosse Pointe (Brownell)
9:15 a.mn........... Pontiac (Lincoln)
9:40 a.m. . Lansing (Waiter French)
10:05 a.m...... Pontiac (Washington)
10:30 a.m . ...... ........ Intermission
10:45 a.m ...................... Adrian
11:10 a.m ...................... Fraser
See BANDS, Page 6

Asbestos-lad '
Men in, Quest
Of Survivors
Texas City Casualties
Number Over 3600
By The Associated Press
TEXAS CITY, Tex., April 18-
The smoking ruins of the Mon-
santo Chemical plant yielded 25
more dead today and asbestos-clad
rescue workers said 75 to 100 bod-
ies were lying in the area where
explosions and fires in this Gulf
port city have killed an estimated
650 persons and injured 3,000.
The known dead rose to at
least 300.
The Houston Post quoted an
American Red Cross official at
Texas City as saying that 549
persons are known to have lost
their lives.
The Houston Chronicle said a
total of 50 bodies had been recov-
ered in the area by mid-afternoon
and that the company's office
building still is too dangerous to
be probed.
A statement by Monsanto is-
sued from the company offices
in St. Louis said that 201 of it
employes are missing or "unre-
ported and believed to be dead."
The Monsanto statement said
that 43 employes were definitely
identified as dead, 115 hospital.
ized and 90 were unhurt. The iden-
tified dead already were included'
in the Red Cross total.
The Red Cross said its actual
count of bodies "received at the
morgue" was 295.
Eleven fires still raged around
the city where a series of blasts
were set off by an explosion
aboard the French ship Grand-
camp Wednesday morning. Two
new blazes broke out today.
At Galveston, 11 miles away, a
coast guard board of investigation
began its hearing into the cause of
the explosion on the Grandcamp.
The first witness, Samuel F.
Muecke, deputy collector of cus-
toms at Galveston, testified that
the Grandcamp carried 16 cases of
small ammunition destined for
Strike Hits U'
Phone Service
Exchange To Handle
Only Emergency Calls
The short handed University
switchboard, crippled by the phone
strike, yesterday was forced to
limit calls to those of an emer-
gency nature.
Located in West Engineering
Building, the switchboard nir-

mally manned by a staff of nine,
is now being handled by one over-
worked operator. Early in the week
the lone operator was able to take
care of all messages, but a flood
of calls yesterday forced a return
to calls of an emergency nature.
Herbert G. Watkins, assistant
vice-president of the University,
yesterday asked students and fac-
ulty to limit phone calls through
the University switchboard as far
as possible. No relief is seen for
the duration of the phone walkout,
according to Watkins.
University operators are trained
and employed by the Michigan
Bell Telephone company, and use
rented phone company equipment.
Operators walked out last week at
he beginning of the nationwide
'U Student Dies
Of Brain Infection
Charles R. Oster, '48D, died of
h, rin info'ti no P.i vmirc.m.


Derderian To Sing in Runningant Rp

Lie Detector Used In Army
Jewel Case Traps Reporter

Rose Derderian, '47, talented
opera singer who has just returned
from a music contest in Washing-
ton, D. C., will appear in "Run-
ning Rampant," all student varie-
ty show to be given at 7:30 p.m.
tomorrow in Hill Auditorium, it
was announced yesterday.

Women's Glee Club and Miss Der-
"Consequence," the audience
participation event, will offer priz
donated by local merchants to
winning contestants. Miss Mc-
Kenna has requested that persons
wishing to appear in "Conse-

Local tavern owners could
probably dismiss a good part of
their . worries about faked liquor
identification if they were able to
borrow the U.S. Army's Keeler
Polygraph now residing at ROTC
The Polygraph, better known as

ing Open House by Lt.-Col. Ralph
Pierce, Chief of the Army's Crim-
inal Investigation Department, the
detector holds a long record of
successful participation in crim-
inal cases involving the Army. In
the Hesse crown jewels case, Col.
Pierce and his team of investi-

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