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Latest Deadline in the State


Weisbeg To
Head Student
Seven Members
Elected To I)osts
Harvey Weisberg, '47, became
the Student Legislature's third
president last night in an election
marked by the absence of the
sharp conflict which dominated
the choice of his predecessors.
In contrast to the pre-arranged
nominations and close balloting
of the two previous presidential
elections, the voting gave Weis-
berg a 26 to 15 majority over his
nearest opponent, Warren Bovee.
Bovee was elected vice-president
on the next ballot.
Unanimously Re-elected
Ruth Klausner and Jim Brieske
were unanimously re-elected to
their positions on the Cabinet,
which serves as the Legislature's
executive body. Miss Klausner
will continue as recording secre-
tary and Brieske will continue his
work as treasurer.
The remaining posts on the
Cabinet were filled by the choice
of Connie Converse as correspond-
ing Secretary and Tom Walsh and
James Risk as representatives-at-
Forty-one of the Legislature's
51 members were present as the
elections began, but attendance
dropped sharply as the voting
proceeded. The elections were con-
ducted by roll-call and standing
Will Assume Duties
The new officers will take over
the duties of the "lame-duck"
Cabinet which has been serving
ex officio since the March Legis-
lature election. The expiration of
the terms of Haskell Coplin, pres-
ident, Bob Taylor, vice-president,
and Virginia Councell, representa-
tive-at-large, became effective last
James Smith
W11 Explain
NSO Today
Explaining National Student
Organization aims and activties,
James Smith, president of the
NSO's continuations committee,
will speak on "Why We Need a
NSO," at 8 p.m. today in the Un-
The discussion of the organiza-
tion's objectives is part of a na-
tion-wide NSO education program
planned to prepare students for
the election of delegates to the
NSO's constitutional convention.
The convention, which will be
held next fall at the University of
Wisconsin, will consider the con-
situation and by-laws drawn up
by the committee which Smith
heads. Smith, a student at the
University of Texas, was one of
the leaders in setting up the NSO
at the Chicago Student Confer-
ence last December.
Michigan will elect six delegates
to the convention in a campus
election May 14.
Sponsored by the Student Legis-
lature and the United Committee,
which represents 15 campus or-
ganizations, the discussion will be
headed by Tom Walsh, Legislature
delegate to the NSO's Michigan
Regional Conference.

BAleman Blasts
WASHINGTON, April 30--(P)
-Mexico's visiting President Ale-
man today reverently saluted the
unknown war dead of the -United
States, and later assailed aggres-
sion anywhere in the world as a
peril to the peace of the Amer-
The Mexican Executive drove
from the White House to the
tomb of the unknown soldier, in
Arlington National Cemetery.
There he placed a wreath of red
roses, gardenias and lilies on the
tomb. A 21-gun salute boomed out
as he entered the cemetery.
University Coed
Struck By Auto
A University coed, Hanna T.
Fischbein, 19, 2017 Vinewood Blvd.,

General Cultural Session
10 le Inaugurated Here,
Sunmmer Course Planned For Veterans,
Wives To Be Admitted Free As Auditors

The University will focus its at-
tion on general cultural education
for the first time in history this
Plans for a four-week post-ses-
sion to be held from Aug 18 to
Sept.. 13, with the emphasis on
courses of general cultural inter-
est to students in all departments,
were announced yesterday by
Prof. Louis A. Hopkins, summer
session director.
Believed to be the only session
of its kind offered by any educa-
tional institution, the post- ses-
sion, scheduled to follow the reg-
ular summer session, is the out-
Talks To Start
Speech Department
Program Scheduled
The first meeting of a two-week
series of coicentration advise-
ment meetings for sophomores
and freshmen to be offered by
the literary college will be held
by the speech department at 5
p.m. tomorrow in Rm. 3017 Angell
Because the concentration ad-
visement program is experimen-
tal, and because of time limita-
tions, Assistant Dean Charles H.
Peake pointed out yesterday, par-
ticipation has been limited to de-
partments with the largest en-
rollments. "If student response
is good," he said, "the program
next year will include all the de-
According to Dean Peake, the
discussions are designed to provide
detailed and accurate information
about various ares of study for
those who are faced with the prob-
lem of choosing a field of con-
centration. "In general," he said,
"each meeting will attempt to
make clear the aims, scope and
methods of a given subject, its
part in a liberal education and its
professional and vocational signif-
With the exception of tomor-
row's meeting, all meetings will
be scheduled for 4:15 p.m. Most
of the conferences will be held
in Rm. 231, Angell Hall. A sched-
ule of the meetings will be an-
nounced in The Daily.
Departments participating in
the present series include speech,
political science, psychology, zo-
ology, English, history, journalism,
physics, economics, chemistry,
mathematics, sociology, Romance
languages and German.
Police Warn
Ann Arbor police are going to
"crack down" on student hitch-
hikers who solicit rides from the
middle of city streets.
According to Captain Barney
Gainsley, the scores of students
who daily thumb rides on Wash-
tenaw Avenue constitute a traf-
fic hazard. Instead of solociting
rides from the curb, students
bound for Willow Run have been
standing half way out in the mid-
dle of the street, Gainsley explain-
Gainsley left the way open for
students to hitch-hike in the city
if they stay within the limits of
the law." We have no objection to
students thumbing rides from the
curb," Gainsley said. "But if they
continue to block the roadway we
will have to prosecute them," he

growth of requests by University
veterans for such a program.
Post-Session Program
The post-session program will
be planned primarily for veterans,
Prof. Hopkins said yesterday.
Wives of veterans will be admit-
ted as auditors.
The general post-sessionepro-
gram will include (1) facilities to
enable qualified advanced and
graduate students to continue in-
dividual studies under supervision,
and (2) a group of courses of a
general cultural character for all
According to Prof. Hopkins,
most of the laboratories and draw-
ing rooms of the University will
be available for the use of ad-
vanced and graduate students.
Facilities will be open to students
of zoology, public health, archi-
tecture, the general fields of the
humanities and social sciences and
other departments of the Uni-
Intensive Study
Veterans interested in the gen-
eral cultural program will be per-
mitted to elect only one such
course for intensive study in that
field. All such courses will be
considered elective and will be of-
fered for three hours credit.
Most of the departments partic-
ipating in the post-session will of-
fer these "service courses," open
to students from any department.
In many cases these courses will
not be open to students in the de-
partment sponsoring them be-
cause the material will be of a
general nature, ordinarily covered
by students specializing in that
The pre-requisite for courses to
be offered as part of the cultural
education program is "maturity,"
not subject matter, according to
Prof. Hopkins. Titles and subject
matter of these courses will be
announced later.
Enrollment for Session
Enrollment for the four-week
post-session will be held at the
beginningof the regular summer
session scheduled from June 23
to Aug. 15. Tuition fees will be
$25 for Michigan residentsand
$50 for out-of-state students. Vet-
erans' wives will not be charged
fees but they must register in or-
der to receive auditors' permits.
Departments participating in
the post-session will include busi-
ness administration, economics,
education, English, forestry, geol-
ogy, Germanic languages, history,
mathematics, music, philosophy,
physics, political 'science, public
health, Romance languages, so-
ciology, speech and zoology. The
list is not yet complete.
Committee Decision
Decision to hold the post -ses-
sion was made by a committee in-
cluding Prof. Hopkins; Dr. Louis
Eich, summer session secretary;
and Deans Hayward Keniston of
the literary college, Ivan Craw-
ford of the engineering college,
Ralph Sawyer of the graduate
school, E. Blythe Stason of the law
school, Samuel Dana of the for-
estry school and James Edmon-
son of the education school.
Shapiro Hits
Modern Verse
Karl Shapiro, outstanding young
American poet, reading from his
poems to an enthusiastic audience
yesterday in Kellogg Auditorium
emphasized the need for a clarifi-
cation of prosody in modern Eng-
lish verse.
Shapiro cited the lack of ade-
quate prosodic works on contem-
pory verse. He asserted that only
three significant contributions
have been made on the science of
verse forms thus far.

Arab GroUps
Lose tt Vote
On Palestine
(Holy Lan L ke
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, April 30-- Tle
Arab countries were beaten late
tonight in their first attempt to
throw the issue of Palestine inde-
pendence before the special ses-
sion of the United Nations.Assem-
By a vote of eight to one, with
five abstentions, the Assembly's
Steering Committee decided
against the Arabs, climaxing ten
hours of wrangling and parliamen-
tary confusion.
Rejected Requests
The 14-nation steering commit-
tee thus rejected identical requests
from Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia,
Syria and Lebanon for the assem-
bly to debate at this session the
question of cancelling the British
mandate over Palestine and free-
dom for the Holy Land.
Egypt fought a lone battle on
the committee to avert a vote.
Egypt then cast the only vote for
the Arab proposals.
France, Ecuador, China, Can-
ada, the United States, Britain,
Sweden and Honduras voted
against the Arab proposals.
Czechoslovakia, Brazil, Russia, Po-
land and India abstained.
Committee of Inquiry
The United States opposed the
Arab proposal on the grounds that
this special assembly was called
merely to set up a committee of in-
quiry and not to discuss the whole
Mahmoud Hassan Pasha of
Egypt told the committee his
country would not press for a vote
now on the Arab proposal.
Argue for Eight Hours
The Arabs had argued for eight
hours that the special assembly
should discuss their demand for
cancellation of the British man-
date on Palestine and freedom for
the Holy Land.
Filing Is Slow,
On Enrollment
Response to a request by the lit-
erary college that students fill out
questionnaires this week listing
their plans for enrollment at the
University for the summer and fall
of 1947 and transfers to othei
schools on campus has been re-
ported "steady, but slow" by As-
sistant Registrar Edward Groes-
Dean Hayward Keniston of the
literary college has urgently re-
quested all students to complete
questionnaires this week.
Blanks for this enollment sur-
vey are available in the Regis-
trar's Office, Rm. 4, University
Hall. The questionnaires should
be completed and left in the office.
The results of the questionnaire
will be used to aid literary college
officials in planning course offer-
ings, classroom space and enroll-
ment quotas, according to Dean
Dean Keniston has emphasized
that information regarding a stu-
dent who is not planning to re-
turn is as important as that con-
cerning a student who does plan
to return and who wishes to have a
place in the University reserved for

The blank is planned so that the
student has merely to check the
appropriate spaces, and, according
to Dean Keniston, should take no
longer than a minute to complete
properly. Students planning to
transfer to other schools here
should also fill out the question-
naire for the information of the
schools concerned.



$2 to $4



Relief Appropriations Slash-e(


Re ject

P ro-il. tssh' 1n
States To Get
Limited Help
Ad ministration Policy
Smashed By Move
By The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON, April 30 -
The Administration's foreign re-
lief program suffered a jolting
blow today when the House passed
a bill slashed from $350,000,000 to
$200,000,000 and clamping Tharp
controls on help to Russian domi-
nated countries.
The tattered bill, passed on a
rollcall vote of 333 to 66, now goes
to the Senate, where the admin-
istration hopes it will be restored
to something resembling its origi-
nal form. The Senate Foreign Re-
lations Committee yesterday ap-
proved the full $350,000,000 unani-
(The bill is entirely distinct
from the proposed $400,000,000
program of helping stiffen
Greece and Turkey against
The House version, as redrafted:
1. Authorizes expenditure of
$200,000,000 in American aid
2. Limits nearly all the aid to
Italy, Greece, Austria, Hungary,
Poland and China.
3. Provides that none of these
countries can get the help if
their governments are under the
domination of Russia, unless
they agree to strict American
control of the supplies down to
the point of their actual distri-
4. Sets apart $15,000,000 of the
fund for "emergencies" in such
unnamed places as Trieste.
5. Requires at least 90 per Cent
of the relief supplies to be pur-
chased in this country.
6. Demands as a condition for
obtaining the aid, the right of
the American press and radio to
report on its distribution free
from censorship.
7. Places control of distribution
under an independent foreign re-
lief administrator, rather than the
State Department.
Undersecretaries of State Dean
Acheson and Will Clayton had
sought to keep its terms "flexible"
by leaving unnamed the countries
to be aided.
Local Reds Hit
Say MYDA Ban Is
Threat To Freedom
Officers of the city Communist
club yesterday called upon stu-
dents to "reversecthe trend of sup-
pression of ideas" in American col-
Jack Gore, speaking for the
Ralph Neafus Club executive
board, said that a trend of book
burnings in colleges "led to the
regimentation of every idea in
Nazi Germany,''
"No summary action by Presi-
dent Ruthven or 'proof that A.Y.D.
is Communist' by The Daily an-
swers the challenge in our country
that all are free to speak unless
their exhortations- present a 'clear
and present' danger to the secur-
ity of our government," he de-
Although M.Y.D.A. has been
singled out as a "red front," he
said, theuCommunist Party has
"made no secret of our prg
in it or other campus organiza-
tions. "These organizations are
not 'front' organizations for the

Communist Party, but have a pro-
gram and activities of their own,
as does the Communist Party it-
"The only way America can
continue tobe free," he asserted,
"is for our courts of law to de-
termine what people advance ideas
that are a threat to our demo-
"President Ruthven's action de-
nies this," he added.
nrĀ¢ ehnorer~3nt + rPei hg.ri

Reveal Son of Mussoin i
Illegally In A rgentina

EDITOR'S NO'"F: The rumors that
Vittorio Mussolini has been living in
Argentine for some time have been
confirmed by Associated Press corres-
pondent Joseph F. McEvoy who pre-
sents herewith the first interview
with the son of the late Italian dnce,
Associated Press Correspondent
BUENOS AIRES, April 30-Vit-
torio Mussilini said today 1nat he
arrived in Argentina "clandestine-
ly" a month ago and expressed the
hope he would permitted to re-
main in this South American
country a.id bring his family from
Italy so he can live and work "in
The son of the late Benito Mus-
solini is in Argenaina illegally, but
both he and his attorney, Victor
Paulucci Cornejo, were optimistic
that Vittorio's "situation will be
legalized within a week" to per-
mit him to take a job which was
offered him.
In an exclusive interview Vit-
torio declined to say how he made
the trip from his homeland or the
manner in which he entered Ar-
gentina but indicated he might
explain later if his effort to re-
main in Argentina were success-
ful. He said only that he left
Italy two months ago.
Not Wanted in Italy
"There are no charges of war
criminal against me as far as the
Allied governments are concerned,"
he said, adding: "I am certain
also that the present government
of Italy does not want me."
(Several days ago Luigi Ferrari,
chief of the Italian Federal Police,
Five Killed,
Three Trapped
In Mine Blast
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., April 30
-(P)-Five bodies were found to-
night in an explosion-racked shaft
of the Spring Hill mine, and rescue
squads expected to find the three
other trapped miners momentarily.
Harry Kerns, owner of the small
truck mine four miles south of
here, said three men who escaped
unhurt from the bottom of the
mine reported that the explosion
occurred during blasting for a new
air shaft at a depth of 80 feet.
He said the trapped men were
about 1,000 to 2,000 feet away from
the shaft.
Evan Evans, superintendent of
the state mine rescue station in
West Terre Haute, said rescue
work tonight, three hours after the
blast, was being hanypered by
smoke as a fire apparently con-
tinued in the shaft.
Evans said other delays have oc-
curred because of lack of suffi-
cient brattices and curtains for
protection on the rescue route.
Hundreds of miners from near-
by shafts and wives of the trapped
men crowded around the tipple to-

said that Vittorio, last seen in
Milan shortly before that city was
liberated in April, 1945, was want-
ed in Italy for collaboration with
the Germans.'
Chose Argentina
The tall, husky 31-year-old son
of the former Italian Duce said he
chose Argentina as a place where
he hoped to settle for the rest of
his life because his father-in-law,
Jose Buvoli, lives in Buenos Aires.
Young Mussolini's wife, Orsola,
was born in Buenos Aires. He said
she now was living in Milan with
their two children, Guido and
Adria. He added that his mother
was living on Ischia Island off
Group Speeds
Funds for Vets
Subsistence checks for the Uni-
versity's 11,487 student veterans
may not be delayed as long as
many veterans feared yesterday,
following a Veterans Administra-
tion announcement that funds for
that purpose had been exhausted.
A joint Senate-House commit-
tee got together yesterday on de-
tails of a supplementary appro-
priations bill in time to indicate
that there would be only a few
days delay in mailing out checks
scheduled. for the first of the
month, according to the Associat-
ed. Press.
Representatives of both House
and Senate settled today differ-
ences between versions of the leg-
islation. There remains only the
acceptance of their agreement by
the two branches-which ordin-
arily is achieved within a day or
so-and signing by the President,
the Associated Press reported.
The Veterans Service Bureau of
the University has not received of-
ficial notification of the delay.
Robert S. Waldrop, director, said
yesterday. Local VA officials were
unavailable for comment.
Cut Payments
To Local Vets
Between 300 and 400 Ann Ar-
bor non-student veterans will be
affected by federal suspension of
unemployment allowances, Law-
rence Hamburg, director of the lo-
cal branch of the Michigan State
Unemployment Service, said yes-
The local office was advised that
federal government payments
would be temporarily cut off fol-
lowing announcement yesterday
from the Veterans' Administration
in Washington that lack of funds
made necessary cessation of both
unemployment and educational al-

Michigan Bell
Offer Termed
Union Asks Increase
Across The Board
By The Assoclated Press
DETROIT, April 30-Leaders of
Michigan's striking telephone
workers today turned down an of-
fer of $2 to $4 weekly wage in-
creases from the Michigan Bell
Telephone Co. as insufficient.
The company proposal was for
increases "geared to local wage
conditions," and brought a state-
ment from the union that "as oth-
er industries have been granted
across the board wage increases,
we feel we are entitled to similar
The union's rejection followed a
day-long negotiating session with
company officials and federal con-
ciliators, the first joint parleys, at
which the issues were discussed
since the 24-day strike began,
Following the union rejection of
the company offer, both sides con-
ferred again but soon announced
a recess. E. M. Sconyers, U. S.
conciliator, said the parties would
There is no bargaining being
carried on in Ann Arbor be-
tween the Bell System and the
telephone union according to
Earl C. Quackenbush, chairman
of the Local 301 Strike Commit-
"Local operators are covered
by_ the statewide mediation
which is being conducted i e-
troit," he said.
meet at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. He
said there was no indication of
The company offer also was the
first it had made since the walk-
out started April 7 over union de-
mands for a $12 weekly boost,
which was later scaled down to
$6, for 18,000 members.
* * *
Some Strikers
Have Defied
N.Y. Contract
WASHINGTON, April 30-()--
The country-wide telephone strike
picture grew even dimmer tonight
with refusal of at least part of the
members of a New York union to
go back to work under an an-
nounced settlement, and a recess
in a key part of negotiations here.
An announcement of progress
had been hoped for in the Wash-
ington talks affecting the nation's
long distance workers, but -these
negotiations were silently recessed
until 4 p.m. EST. tomorrow.
Strike settlements earlier had
been announced covering 43,000
workers-37,000 in New York and
6,000 in Pennsylvania.
In New York, members of one
union, the Traffic Employes As-
sociation, decided in a series of
meetings not to go to work tomor-
row past pickets of the National
Federation of Telephone Work-
ers. The Federation, embracing
39 unions on strike, is the main-
spring of the 24-day nation-wide
Joseph A. Beirne, NFTW presi-
dent, said in a statement that the
picket lines of its affiliated un-
ions will be continued even in New
York City and Pennsylvania
Seek Location
For Nursery

Petitions urging the allocation of
two rooms at the Simmonds School
to house Willow Village's pending
day nursery will be considered by
the Village school board at its next
meeting, Monday, May 12.
This announcement came yes-
terday from the Willow Run Day
Nursery Committee, which cir-
culated the petitions and secured
five hundred signatures thereon.
The problem of the nursery's lo-

Riveting Team Plays 'Heads Up' Ball

World News at a Glance
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, April 30-A five-year $335,000,000 reconstruc-
tion plan for Greece, to be partly financed by either the United States
or the United Nations, was recommended today by Paul A. Porter.
Reporting to Secretary of State Marshall on the two-months
official survey he headed, Porter expressed hope that direct American
financial assistance will not be necessary after mid-1948.
. *
FRANKFURT, Germany, April 30-Col. Jack W. Durant was
sentenced to 15 years at hard labor and cashiered from the service
today as the U. S. Army wound up its prosecution of "principals"
in the fantastic theft of the $1,500,000 Hesse crown jewels.
* * *
WASHINGTON, April 30-The House voted 127 to 48 today to kill
virtually all government controls over building materials and con-
struction, and members shouted stormy protest against a pending
proposal to extend modified rent controls from June 30 to Dec. 31.
* * *
WASHINGTON, April 30-Brushing aside warnings of a
presidential veto, the Senate defeated 59 to 35 today a move to
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On a riveting team everybody
plays heads-up ball, because when
a red-hot rivet is fumbled, some-
body is out.
It's alert baseball, or plain good
rivet throwing, catching and driv-
ing, that is going on in the steel
framework of the growing Gen-
eral Service Building on State
Street. What may be routine to

bucker-up to driver is the way of
all rivets, and the 27,000 two-to-
five inch bulldogs going into the
General Service Building are no
exceptions. How does an inert, un-
tried rivet, first cousin to a bolt,
get to be one of a group of
evenly-spaced bumps at "bays" in
the framework of a building? It's
simple for a rivet with connec-

most frigid rivets feel like being
pushed around, the rivet is called
upon, at a signal from the leader
of the -gang, to make its first solo.
Picking up the rivet with his pair
of tongs or "pick-ups," the heater-
thrower pegs it straight-needless
to say, fast-breaking curves are
not acceptable-to the catcher,
who brings it in with his "catch-
ina can." a funnel-shaped steel

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