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Facilities Hit
By Veterans
Claim Conditions
Are Not Sanitary
Widespread dissatisfaction with
conditions at the West Lodge ca-
feteria was revealed yesterday in
the findings of a special 1-man
committee of the Willow Village
AVC which conducted a survey on
the situation last week.
William A. Klein III, the com-
mittee's chairman, declared that
there was an almost universal call
for improvement of the eating
place, with a majority feeling that
a drastic improvement is neces-
sary before minimum satisfaction
can be attained. The cafeteria was
condemned in terms of cleanliness,
food quality, food preparation and
Submitted To Shiel
The report was submitted to
Francis C. Shiel, business man-
ager for the University dormi-
tories, who was asked to take ac-
tion on the matter.
The cafeteria, operated as a
University concession, was called
on last December to improve its
conditions after a series of com-
plaints had been brought to the
attention of University officials.
This new survey sought to deter-
mine whether conditions had, in
the opinion of Village residents,
Bad Situation
"That the situation is at least
as poor as it was in December is
evident by the fact that of the 460
i forms returned to us, 416 said that
conditions should be improved. Of
these, 262 called for drastic im-
provement. Only 19 forms or
about 5 per cent of the total sub-
mitted felt that things are satis-
Sfactory in the cafeteria," Klein
a On the question of whether the
residents felt that food has im-
proved since January 75 per cent
of the residents who completed the
forms, or a total of 353, answered
"no," he asserted.
Under the heading of "further
remarks," the findings were ac-
centuated with reports of cock-
roaches and mice, lipstick on the
Murray Sees
Two Years of
Steel Harmony
PITTSBURGH, April 21 -(P)--
CIO President Philip Murray as-
serted tonight that the steelwork-
ers' new pact with the U.S. Steel
Corporation "assures peace in the
industry for two years" and fur-
nishes "an answer to congress-
ional labor baiters" contemplating,
restrictive labor laws.
The agreement, providing a $1-
per-day increase for 140,000 em-
ployes of U.S. Steel subsidiaries,
was approved late today by the
165-man wage policy committee
of the CIO steelworkers. This left
the actual signing as the only fur-
ther step to complete the pact.
The signing, involving top offi-
cials of the union and the corpor-
ation, is scheduled for tomorrow.
Addressing a press conference
after the committee meeting,
Murray described the pact as "an
answer to all congressional labor

baiters hell-bent on destruction of
labor unions in America."
In this connection, Murray said
he had not yet received an AFL
telegram to discuss labor legis-
lation at a Washington conference
Thursday, but that he would give
it "utmost consideration."
He expressed hope the new
contract with U.S. Steel would
serve as i pattern for peaceful
settlement of labor-management
Anticipating "no difficulty" in
negotiating contracts with other
basic steel companies, he said the
union is preparing to resume con-
ferences with 80 other basic steel
companies immediately.
Ask U.S. Policy
On Wallace Talks
Seventy-five Michigan labor,
civic and church leaders sent a
telegram to President Truman
Sunday asking him to clarify the

Golden Spring inOfing
As Peroxide Sales Rise
Nine out of ten blondes on the Michigan campus are Whonies in
the opinion of one campus druggist.
This was uncovered by a survey taken yesterday which revealed
that Ann Arbor is in for a golden springtime-peroxide sales have
increased by os much as 546 per cent.
As to the exact statistics, five out of- seven druggists contacted
report a decided increase in sales over this time last year. Several
tf them reported doing record business, one druggist saying that at
present he is selling 144 bottles of peroxide a month.
All the druggists rallied to the support of their female cus-
tomers by pointing out that peroxide has many uses besides tint-

A llege Students
Monopolize All
Parking Space
Charges Fly During
City Council Debate
Alleged student monopoly of 10-
cal parking facilities was blasted
by Ann Arbor Council President
Cecil Creal last night in a heated
debate on four proposed city park-
ing lots.
Speaking before Ann Arbor
Common Council, Creal said that
he was opposed to spending tax-
payers' money for city parking lots
which would be filled with stu-
dents' ars. Student cars now ar-
rive in business districts early in
the morning and take every avail-
able parking space, Creal alleged.
Losing ]Business
After a lengthy discussion on the
four proposed parking lots, Coun-
cil moved to employ a local real-
tor to act as city agent in nego-
tiating the purchase of land for
the lots. They were prodded into
action by a communication from
54 retail merchants asking for "im-
mediate action on the city's press-
ing parking problem." The mer-
chants alleged that they were los-
ing businessbecause ofythe short-
age of parking facilities.
The proposed parking lots would
be located at Packard and Main
streets; the Majestic Theatre prop-
erty; Division Street between Lib-
erty and William; and South Uni-
versity near Forest.
Prefabricated Homes
Mayor William E. Brown, Jr.,
said that the cost of purchasing
and improving property for the
proposed lots may cost the city as
much as three or four hundred
thousand -dollars. This money
would be returned within seven
years through parking meter rev-
enue, he explained.
It was revealed that 60 pre-fab-
ricated steel homes will be built
by the H. C. Allen Co. in the city
if City Council approves a build-
ing code change to allow construc-
tion of this type. An ordinance to
approve this type of construction
was given its first reading last
night. The proposed sub-division
will be located on Brooks Street in
the northwest section of the city.
Cub Scout Scouts
Canpus -for Coins
One enterprising youngster is
undaunted by the cold, gray
walls of the campus.
"The University of Michi-
gan" received a letter yesterday
from Donald Hoster, 114 S.
Scott, Adrian, Mich. who asked
that his plea be posted on a
bulletin board so that the stu-
dents might see it.
Donald, itseems, is collecting
foreign coins for his Cub Scout
troop in Adrian and would like
to purchase some from veterans
He added, "P.S., I need it
right away."

ing tresses. Several admitted
however, that they had noticed
a considerable increase in Mich-
igan's blonde population during
the last few years.
The experts agreed that a good
peroxide jo is tough to detect.
One, a University graduate with
a masters degree in chemistry,
furnished additional enlightening
information. the girls have to
re-souse their hair in peroxide
every two weeks, he said, because
without rein for cem ents the
bleached color is unable to with-
stand the wear and tear of camp-
us life and the unrelenting hones-
ty of mother nature.
The blondes themselves were
indignant over the charges. Of
three interviewed, only one had
a comment. She denied that any
coed's hair was an unnatural
yellow, and promised black eyes
in return for further inquiries.
One druggist, the one who is
selling five times as much peroxide
this year as last, summed up the
situation this way: "Phoney or
not, blondes are terrific." i
GM with New
Pay Proposal
DETROIT, April 21-(IP)-The
CIO United Automobile Workers
today made what Walter P. Reuth-
er, union president, described as
"an entirely new proposal" to Gen-
eral Motors Corp. from which it
originally demanded a wage in-
crease of 23%/2 cents an hour.
Reuther declined to detail the
new proposal but said "it was
something that affected the over-
all negotiations." He said a full
report on the new proposal will be
made to the union's General Mo-
tors council here on Wednesday.
Negotiations Recessed
Meanwhile, he said, negotiations
with GM resumed today, had been
recessed to give the corporation
time to consider the new proposal
Reuther's announcement came
shortly after General Motors ex-
tended its 11/2 cent an hour wage
increase plus additional paid holi-
days to 3,200 employes of its in-
land manufacturing division at
Dayton, Ohio. The latest agree-
ment, with the CIO United Rubber
Workers is identical with that an-
nounced last week with the CIO
United Electrical Workers and af-
fecting 30,000 employes in four
GM divisions.
Increase Retroactive
Carl Strobel, vice president of
the Dayton local said the wage in-
crease agreement was retroactive
to April 14, 1947.
The inland plant manufactures
auto parts and accessories for re-
frigeration units.
As these developments came out
of today's conferences the execu-
tive board of the UAW-CIO an-
nounced a giant mass meeting for
next Thursday to protest what it
calls anti-labor legislation pending
in Congress.
The demonstration will close vir-
tually every Detroit area auto-
motive plant from 2 to 7 p.m.,

HAYDEN FUND-Dick Marsh (standing) social chairman of Bcta Theta Phi fraternity, pled
to the Hayden Memorial Library Fund from mem bers of the fraternity. Pictured left to r
Phil Licht, '49, chairman of the fund-raising drive; Ralston Hayden, '48, son of the late Pr
den; Marsh, and Betty Steward.

Depatmi~ent of
Interior Gets
Budget Slash
Krug Sees Depression
Threat in Large Cut
The House Appropriations Corn-
mittee chopped the Interior De-
partment's budget nearly in half
today and Secretary Krug, signal--
ing a stiff fight, termed the action
false economy that might start
a depression.
Rep. Robert F. Jones (Rep.-
Ohio), chairman of the subcom-
mittee which made the 47 per
cent cut, issued a statement "to
emphasize, first of all that the
committee, in making such a huge

Emissary from Philp pi
Expresses Gratitude to

Dr. Gabriel A. Bernardo, chief
librarian at the University of the
Philippines, Sunday thanked Uni-
versity students and faculty mem-
bers for their part in helping to re-
habilitate the war-torn Filipino
Speaking before an estimated
Marshall Says
Aid Necessary

of t

inV these appropriations has WASHINGTON, April 21-(A])-
impaired nor curtailed any of Secretary of State Marshall de-
essential functions or services clared today that President Tru-
he department." man's program of bulwarking
.e said the slash does not mean Greece and Turkey against Com-
t construction of power and munism is urgent and "indispensa-
gation projects will be killed ble."
stopped." The Bureau of Re- But Senator Wherry (Neb.), the
nation, which does that work, Republican whip, called the $400,-
e 60 per cent of the cut. 000,0000 program "the first in-
rug told a news conference stallment of appropriations that
t cuts of the size projected will run into billions of dollars in
tld cause "a tremendous set- the next two yers" and an-
k in the nation's economy and nounced he will vote against the
haps the start of a major busi- bill.
s depression." Senator Van denberg (Rep.,
Under the name of econemy Mich.) placed the message from
proposed program would in Marshall in Moscow before the
ct 'economize' the nation into Senate as it plodded toward a vote
kruptcy of its natural re- tomorrow, with passage certain.
roes." 'Marshall's message said:
e said that if the present "Dear Senator Vandenberg:
ads in pow~er demand continue, "I understand some question has
slash nigh t even lead to arisen as to my participation in
wn-outs in northwestern areas the Greek-Turkish aid program.
ved by government p o we r "As you know, up to my de-
nts. parture for Moscow, I participated
--- ------I in the formulation of this program
f and in the decision to go forward
_ .er Revised with it.
"I personally, and for the State
~atii Plan' Department, attach the highest
order of urgency to immediate pas-
sage of the Greek-Turkish aid leg-
Legislature Will Ask ; islation."
Athletic Board To Act 1

1,500 at the Hill Auditor
fit variety show, "Runn
pant," Dr. Bernardo d
message of "hope,,
thanks" from Filipino s
"Over seven tons of
and scientific material
ready been received by t.
sity of the Philippines fr
igan," he said. "This ma
the additional aid comim
current Hayden MemorL
fund-raising drive, wi
told help to literature hi
pino students."
Now entering its sec
the pledge subscription
the drive has contacte
all campus organizati
mittee members spoke b
pus groups last week
the purpose of the driv
return Thursday of th
pick up pledge cards.
Many fraternities an
have subscribed 100 pert
drive, according to Ru
'49, chairman of the pl
The committee is spo
contest among camnp
with houses top-ranki
various divisions to r e
Needs o0
Contributions of bi
funds from faculty mn
the Joseph Ralston H
morial Library are stil
Although the resuon
has been exceptionally
only a small proportion
ulty has met the appeal
to Prof. Arthur Boak, c
the history department
Almost all types of be
would be needed by ai
brary are asked, Prof.
but those which tend
outdated quickly should
sonably recent pubhca
Anyone wishing to do
or money should bring t
General Library or to(
branch libraries. If t
of books is large, the G
brary will arrange to co

Trumn Cllsfor.
Price Cuts, Unity
To Avert Slump
Declares Major U.S. Depression
Would Impede Democracy Abroad
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, April 21-President Truman today coupled a point-
ed demand for sharp price reductions with an appeal for home front
"unity" to avert a major depression which would carry disaster for
the forces of democracy the world over.
Addressing the annual luncheo'n of the Associated Press, the
President declared that "prices must be brought down" and taxes
kept up until the country is "over the hump" of inflation.
An "economic cloudburst" he said, would weaken the power
of the United States to aid democracies in in their fight against
"totalitarianism" and leave free f
nations everywhere "easy targets
for external pressures and alien 25 Arrested
He counseled "moderation" on In Bell Strike.
th part of business, "forbearance"I B S k
ily-Wake on the part of labor, all-out farm C
ages $200 production "and wise guidance onl ck tClashes
ight are the part of government."
of. hay- By keeping its economy sound, Violence Flares
he said, the United States rot only
can continue to aid the weak, but In Detroit, Flint
"demonstrate to all other nations
the vitality and superiority of a DETROIT, April 21 - (PI) -
free eonomy." Twenty-five persons were arrested
P ) IHe left again the clear impli- in Flint and Detroit today as pick-
cation he may veto Republican et-line violence flared up in the
h ta cutproosal bylabeling two-weeks old strike of Michigan
U them inflationary. Bell Telephone Company em-
continue ployes.
-- _- The government must cnn In a short-lived melee in front
ium bene- high taxes along with rigid control of the telephone company's head-
ing Ram- of credits, rents and exports, the quarters building in downtown De-
elivered a President asserted, He expressed troit, marked by the injury of two
need and fear that further credit spending persons, police arrested 22 persons,
tudents. would add new fuel to the "infla- including two top union officials.'
f research dition of"boo and bamiiar tAt the main office in Flint, three
raeeah in men were arrested on charges of
have al- While he renewed his appeal to breaching the peace, following a
he Univer- labor for "moderation" in its wage picket-line altercation shortly
rom Mich- demands, he aimed his principal after noon.
terial, and challenge to "those businessmen Engineer Assaulted
g from the who have it within their power to The company reported the firm'
ial Library reduce their prices." outside plant engineer, Fred R.
11 be un- Their failure to do so, he said, Temple, 64, was assaulted late this
ungry Fili- may bring "magnified" wage de- afternoon as he left the Hogarth
mands. Exchange in Detroit where he had
ond week, He blamed the high cost of been working as an operator. When
portion of living on a group he said "saw Temple answered affirmatively as
d virtually fit to sabotage price control" tohwhether he had worked today,
ons. Com- when he recommended its con- the assailant knocked him down
efore cam- tinuation in the spring of 1946. with three blows and fled, the cor-
explaining Without naming names, he said pany said.
e, and will this group had "represented to the Lacy announced the wage lost suf-
is week to public that prices would come fered by employes on strike had al-
down in a free market." ready passed the $2,000,000 mark.
d sororities Asserting the opposite happened, Advance Insurance Payments
cent to the 4the President challenged "private At the same time, he announced
ss Mullen, enterprise" to make a free eco- arrangements to advance pay-
edge drive. omy work by arresting the upward ments for the next premium period
nsoring a climb of prices. for employes' life and hospitaliza-
is groups, "Some price reductions have al- tion insurance, normally met by
ng in the ready shown that this leadership payroll deductions.
eive prizes. does exist," he said, asking other Lacy said the move was made
business leaders "to step forward "in order that the strike not jeop-
in the same direction." ardize the long-term security of
rve Profits "in the aggregate," he employes and their families."
said, "are breaking all records" Lacy also cited as "a disturbing
and business conditions not only aspect" of the strike, "the appar-
s gpermit, "in fact, they require, ent impression" that the company
lower prices in many important is being asked for a wage increase
ooks and fields." of only $12 weekly. The Michi-
embers for While profit margins vary in gan Bell official said the demands
:ayden Me- individual cases, he said, corporate actually range from "increases of
being re- profits in 1946, after taxes, were $12 to $45 a week and average $19
33 per cent higher than in 1945 a week.-
nse so far and in the first quarter of 1947, .
"nerus, they ran even higher." Strike Nears
generous, Without mentioning Russia by
, according name, or his program of aid to
hairman of Greece and Turkey, Mr. Truman r cStage
t. n reiterated his policy of aiding "free
k h peoples of the world in their ef- WASHINGTON, April 21-()-
ooks which forts to maintaintheir freedoms." Government conciliators today de-
modern Ii- and added: scribed the telephone situation as

Boak said By providing economic assist- approaching ai "crucial stage."
to become ance, by aiding in the tasks of They indicated they are about
i be of rea- reconstruction and rehabilitation ready to come up with a new set-
to.we can enable these countries tc tlement proposal but withheld any
nate books withstand the forces which so di- outline of the plan.
hem to the rectly threaten their way of lif( Apparently government seizure
one of the and, ultimately, our own well-be- of the lines is not a part of the
le number ing. But we can provide the nec- formula. John R. Steelman, presi-
General Li- essary assistance only if we our- dential labor adviser, told reporters
llect them. selves remain prosperous. he knows of no plans for the gov-
arnment to take over.
The last government settlement
proposal met a quick rebuff from
both sides. The National Federa-
G ive Iotion of Telephone Workers would
have no part of it because it made
no provision for a "down pay-
ment" wage increase. The Bell
Courtship), Other members of the panel will System telephone companies want-
s," a native be Prof. Preston W. Slosson, of ed arbitration on a regional basis,
Zed by cow- the history department; Prof. Al- rather than the proposed single
esses; and fred Hotz of the University of arbitration board to pass on wage
nces by a Chicago political science faculty; and other disputes all over the
rbor Youth Neil Staebler, Ann Arbor business country.
ae program. man; and Ralph McPhee, editor
director of and publisher of a local weekly. IRA To Examme
r, will open Sanarindraneth Sen, member of '
ort address. the Indian delegation to the Un-'rain nSCharge
ssistant to ted Nations ill be the principal In response to charges made by

World News, at a Glance
By The Associated Press
LANSING, Mich., April 21-The House tonight passed and sent
to the Governor a bill to make it a felony to interrupt Public Utilities.
* * *I
KANSAS CITY, April 21-Philadelphia was chosen late today
as the site for the 1948 Republican National convention to be held
during the week of June 20, 1948.
* * *
WASHINGTON, April 21-The Federal Coal Mines Administra-
tion said today that John L. Lewis and a majority of soft coal mine
operators have agreed to confer here April 29 on the question of re-
suming contract negotiations.
rV V Q f rV rR A "1 l- ithlrin*s *tla ni *n

The Student Legislature will
present its revised football seating
plan, providing for a split student
section on the 50-yard lines, to.
the Board in Contiol of Intercol-
legiate Athletics today.
The proposal, which will be dis-
cussed with alumni and faculty
representatives and members of
the M Club, provides that student
tickets be distributed on the basis
of the number of semesters com-
pleted at the University. This
information, according to the new,
plan, would be stamped on athlet-
ic registration coupons by the reg-
Under the present system stu-
dent seating starts in the middle
of section 24 and extends around
to the end zone, with seats ap-
portioned on the basis of class
Hope SeenCWAr For
Treaty ,-Accord
MOSCOW, April 21 -(,-?-The

W~ant a (;arg?
Students who missed buying
their Gargoyle Friday and want
a copy of the "Blceady Pulp"
may get one at the Student
Publications Building from 1 to
5 p.m. today and tomorrow, or
as long as they last, accord-
ing to Ed McKinlay, editor.

Pageant ofNati nls

China, India, Greece, the Phil-
ippine Islands, Latin America, and
the United States will be repre-
sented in the Pageant of Nations,
opening event of Internatiohal
Week, at 8 p.m. today in Ann Ar-
bor High School Auditorium.
More than 60 foreign students
will participate in the Pageant,
which is jointly sponsored by theI
International Center and the Ann

"El Cortejo" (TheI
a skit in Spanish; "Ra.
dance of India perform
herds and shepherdE
American Square Da
team from the Ann A
Hostel will complete th
Dr. Esson M. Gale,
the International Cente
the Pageant with a she
Edward S. Kozera, a

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