Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

May 08, 1947 - Image 1

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 1947-05-08

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.


See 'age 41


Latest Deadline in the State





Planning Group Hits
Election Machinery
Of Village Council
(aioumittee Claims Stright By-passed
Tllem; Blasts 'Non-Representation'
Six members of the now defunct Willow Village Government Plan
ning Committee sent a report to the new Willow Run Council last
night, charging William Stright, the committee's chairman and the
Council's temporary president, with having by-passed the group in set-
ting up machinery for the recent Council election.
* The report was an outgrowth of widespread criticism based on
non-representation of the West Lodge dormitory area in the Council.
It was submitted jointly by Mrs. Lou Northam, the committee's secre-
tary, Rev. J. Edgar Edwards, Elliot Mischler, Walt Hoffman, Lee Bow-
man and Allen Weaver.
Original plans drawn up by the committee called for the desig-
nation of each of the dorms, which house 1500 University students, as
one of the Village's eleven districts, thus entitled to two Councilmen.
-__> At the election held April 27,
* no representatives of the dormi-
S x irom U tories were chosen.


Further Labor Curbs Rejected

... to sing here

Set To Attend
NSO Meeting
Campus To Elect
Three Delegates
The Student Legislature appro-
priated $300 last night to pay the
expenses of six delegates to the
National Student Organization's
constitutional convention, to be
held next fall at the University
of Wisconsin.
It provided that three of the
delegates, as well as three alter-
nates, be elected from within the
Legislature and that an equal
number of delegates and alter-
nates be chosen in a campus-wide
election Wednesday. Registra-
tion fees for the alternates will be
paid by the Legislature.
Jim Risk was appointed chair-
man of the election committee,
which will also conduct the vot-
ing for six Union vice-presidents.
Delegate Requirements
Candidates for the delegateships
will be required to submit peti-
tions with 200 student signatures,
50 word qualification statements
and eligibility cards from 3 to 5
p.m. tomorrow through Monday
in the Union Student Offices. Tom
Walsh, chairman of the Legisla-
ture's student organizations com-
mittee, asked that students inter-
ested in becoming delegates, as
well as representatives from camp-
us organizations, meet with his
committee at 4 p.m. today in
the Union. c
NSO Set Up
The NSO, a non-partisan stu-
tend group, was set up by dele-
gates from more than 300 col-
leges, including four from the
University at the Chicago Stu-
dent Conference in December.
The Legislature also voted to
send its president, Harvey Weis-
berg, and its vice-president, War-
ren Bovee, to President Ruthven
to ask for a statement of the
"specific charges brought against
MYDA" and an "accreditation
program" which would establish l
standards for recognition and
withdrawal of recognition of
campus organizations. Both these
points were included in the Leg-
islature resolution backed in the
student referendum April 29.
Quad Station
To Go on Ai"r
lualguiral Banquet
Planned for Tonight
The West Quadrangle Radio
Club will go on the air tonight
as station W8ZSQ after an in-
augural dinner.
Twenty quadrangle radio en-
thusiasts will broadcast thereafter
on the 20 and 75 meter-bands.
Bruce R. Weinert, president and
electrical engineering student, said
that the club will use surplus army
equipment to broadcast from the
"ham shack" near the West Quad
E. B. Holden, club sponsor, Till
throw the switch tonight to put
station W8ZSQ on the air.
Guests at the opening nigh
ceremonies include Dean=Ene i-
tus Edward H. Kraus of the lit-
erary college, Erich A. Water,
director of the office of student
affairs, Jack Cline, instructor in
electrical engineering, and Peter
A O(gfefi r .ipf vrprif nriiori

Stright accounted for this by
stating that no one had petitioned
for candidacy from the dorms. Ac-
cording to the committee's re-
port, however, Stright had not suf-
ficiently publicized the election in
the West Lodge area, nor had he
notified the committee of proceed-
Only Two Present
The report went on to say that
Stright had called a meeting of
the group for April 13, with the
only notification being an item
in the "Willow Run Around," Vil-
lage weekly, of which he is editor.
Many of the members of the com-
mittee had been on vacation at the
time and other than Stright, only
Mrs. Northam was present.
Plans were approved then to set
up one election booth in the West
Lodge and another in Stright's
office, 1711 Stamford. However,
the "West Lodge member of the
committee was never notified of
this plan by the chairman and,
consequently, no booth was ever
set up at the Lodge on election
day," the report continued.
The statement alleged, further,
that election petitions were hand-
led solely by Stright, counter to
provisions drawn up by the com-
Counting Votes
"The committee was never asked
to participate in the work of mak-
ing up the ballots, ... registering
the voters, or even in counting the
votes," the report said. "Rev.
David A. Blake, Jr. ( a member of
the committee) did help count the
votes, but not until twenty-four
hours after the booth was closed.
... Mr. Stright did not announce
the results until six days later."
The report urged the Council
to avoid such .abuses in the fu-{
ture by immediate enactment of
by-laws providing for open meet-
ings of its sessions and full re-
porting of its activities
'Chan ce rs,'
Call Dates!
All men who have bought
tickets to the AVC mixer-type
"Chance Dance" to be held at
9 p.m.rtomorrow at Masonic
Auditorium are urged to get in
touch with their dates imme-
diately, social chairman Charles
Drayton announced yesterday.
Invitations have just been
sent out and Drayton claimed,
"The girls are on pins and
needles waiting for the phone
to ring."
Meanwhile, last minute tick-
et sales will be continued today
at the Union, University Hall,
and the Engine Arch. Those
who get their tickets today will
have to call their dates right
away to let them know what
time they will come for them.

All- Wagnerian
Concert Opens
May Festival
Traubel, Ormandy
Begin Music Series
Excerpts from the "Ring" operas
and "Tristan and Isolde" will be
presented by Helen Traubel and
the Philadelphia Symphony Or-
chestra, under Eugene Ormandy,
in the all-Wagner program to open
the May Festival at 8:30 p.m. to-
day in Hill Auditorium.
Miss Traubel, who specializes in
Wagnerian roles, will sing the aria,
"War es so schmarlich" from "Die
Walkure" and Brunnhilde's Immo-
lation and Closing Scene from
Born in St. Louis, Miss Traubel
is one of the few American born
and trained Metropolitan opera
stars. Although she made her
first public appearance at the age
of 12, she refused to appear at the
Metropolitan until 1939 after she
had prepared herself with suffi-
cient training.
Miss Traubel made her debut at
the Metropolitan as Sieglinde in
"Die Walkure." She has since ap-
peared in numerous Wagnerian
roles and is particularly noted for
her performances of Isolde in
"Tristan and Isolde," and Brunn-
hilde in the operas of the "Ring
Among the honors which have
been received by Miss Traubel is
the Nordica Brooch, which was
worn by the first great American
born soprano, Lillian Nordica.
The Philadelphia Symphony,
which is making its 12th consecu-
tive May Festival appearance,
plays more symphonic programs
on the road than any other musi-
cal organization. Although it has
been in existence for only 46 years,
See FESTIVAL, page 6
Wallace Talk
To Be Mday 15
At least five campus and city
organizations will sponsor the
May 15 appearance here of form-
er vice-president Henry A. Wal-
lace, Lorne Cook, chairman of the
campus AVC; said yesterday.
The organizations include AVC,
Inter-Racial Association, Sigma
Delta Chi, Student Town Hall and
the Ann Arbor chapter of Progres-
sive Citizens of America.
Other organizations may be
added to the list of sponsors, Cook
Wallace, now editor of The New
Republic, will speak at noon in
Hill Auditorium on his program
for world peace and his recent trip
to Europe.
Following the speech, he will be
the luncheon guest of Prof. Theo-
dore M. Newcomb, of the sociology
Wallace will deliver a speech in
Chicago Wednesday night and will
arrive in Detroit Thursday morn-

UN Impotent'
Against Reds'
Greece, Turkey
Aid Nears Vote
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 7 - Dem-
ocratic Leader Rayburn of Texas
declared in the House today that
the "United Nations is impotent"
to handle the matter of aid to
Greece and Turkey to combat
Rayburn spoke as the House
neared the end of debate on the
bill to put American military ad-
vise and $400,000,000 at the dis-
posal of Greece and Turkey.
Program Foes
Foes of the program fought
hard to switch the whole matter
to the United Nations.
Rayburn pictured Russia as
moving on from Greece and Tur-
key to the other lands around the
Mediterranean and in Europe and
"God help us, if we do not ac-
cept our responsibilities- to help
countries that do not want to be
smothered by communism. If
$400,000,000 will help us stop that
thing, I for one am willing to
appropriate it."
Need It Now
"If Greece and Turkey need
help, they need it now, not 60
days from now, not 90 days, or
a year from now. It might be
too late."
The House took the bill up to
the point where amendments will
be in order tomorrow when Rep.
Wadsworth (Rep.-N.Y.), closed
two days of sharp debate by de-
claring "if democracy is to live
it must rise up on its feet and
defend itself."
Split Ranks
The closing hours of general
debate found the question of Rus-
sia's reaction to the move dominat-
ing a discussion which has: (1)
split Republican ranks wide open,
(2) revived the cry of "isolation-
ism," and (3) brought bitter pro-
tests against the strategy of the
measure's supporters.
Not until tomorrow willcome
the first tentative tests of the ad-
ministration's $400,000,000 bill.
These center on proposed amend-
ments to shift the burden to the
United Nations, to eliminate mili-
tary aid for Turkey and to trim
the amount in the bill.
A vote on final passage is un-
likely before late tomorrow at the
earliest. The Senate has voted
67 to 23 for the program of back-
ing up a stop-communism policy
with American money, material
and limited military missions.
For the greater part of the day,
members of the House Foreign
Affairs Committee and supporters
of the bill held the floor to dis-
pute the oppositioncontention
that the proposed action would
mean the end of the United Na-
tions and would lead to war tvith
Wa ie Protests
Retrial of Lifer
Following criticism yesterday by
Prof. J. B. Waite of the Univer-
sity's criminal law department of
his unprecedented freeing from a
life sentence of a convicted slayer
of a Detroit Jurist, Wayne County
Recorder's Judge W. McKay Skill-

man suggested that Prof. Waite
"study the Michigan criminal code
of procedure."
Judge McKay last month re-
opened the case of Herbert Davis,
who was originally sentenced by
the judge following conviction on
a first degree murder charge, and
reduced the charge to second de-
gree murder and a suspended sen-
According to the Associated
Press, Prof. Waite said in a letter
to State Attorney-General Eugene
F. Black:
"If you or the Supreme Court
should hold Skillman's action a
high-handed flouting of the law
and an illegal release of a criminal
with whom he happens to sympa-
thize, the people know what to do
about it."
Judge Skillman answered the
charges in a letter to the attorney-,
general in which he said in part:
I am surprised at Prof.

Of ficals Join
Strike Negotiations
Enter Final Stages
By The Associated Press
cations of an imminent agreement
in the long-distance phase of the
telephone strike piled up tonight.
But no one close to the nego-
tiations would predict flatly a set-
tlement before the night ends.
Two of the Labor Department's
top labor trouble-shooters, assist-
ant Secretary John W. Gibson and
Conciliation Director Edgar L.
Warren, joined the conferences.
Observers took this to mean
that the negotiations had reach-
ed the final stages.
And two typistsdcame back to
work tonight and began put-
ting into writing those parts of
a proposed settlement in which
both sides were ready to concur.
As negotiators went into the
night session, the Long-Distant
Union and the A.T.&T. long-lines
department were reported near an
accord on a wage increase of about
11 cents an hour, plus other ben-
efits for the workers.
Government conciliators were
optimistic over the possibility of
agreement before the night ends
-an agreement that might go
far to wind up more than 30
strikes against Bell System com-
panies across the country.
Government conciliators placed
reliance on the long distance ne-
gotiations to cut son e sort of pat-
tern for the pa c liwork settle-
ments expected to result from un-
ion abandonment of efforts to
reach an overall national agree-
ment. The long lines reach into
42 states.
State Strikers
Of Members
DETROIT, May 7--(/A1->-Lead-
eDr of 18.000 striking Michigan
telephone workers today heard a
first hand report from two of their
members who returned from
Washington this morning after
participating in month-long na-
tional negotiations to end the
The two, Miss Florence Karp of
the traffic division and Lloyd La
Chapelle of the plant workers, were
ordered back here Tuesday night
by the top policy committee of the
National Federation of Telephone
They were directed to make a
full report to the Michigan Federa-
tion, an affiliate of the NFTW, on
negotiations with the American
Telephone & Telegraph Company.
Spokesmen for the Michigan
Federation said no additional
counciliation sessions have been
scheduled as yet on a state level
with officers of Michigan Bell
Telephone Company and federal
and state labor conciliators.
They conceded, however, that
some new proposal for~a settlement
of the strike might come out of to-
day's union conference.
Aleman Back in Mexico
President Miguel Aleman, return-
ing from a nine-day tour of the
United States, landed here at 10:45
p.m. CST tonight in President
Truman's personal plane, "The

Sacred Cow." The President was
greeted by roar ing cannons
sounding a 21-gun salute.

By Senate in Surprising Upset;

Long Distance Accord In


. . . new Union secretary

... new Union president
* * *

New Union Officers, Council
Feted at Installation Banquet

The newly elected officers and
Executive Council of the Union
were guests of honor last night as
the entire Union staff dined in
regal splendor at the Annual In-
stallation Banquet.
Deans Walter B. Rea and Joseph
A. Bursley were special guests at
the banquet, as well as the retiring
Union Executive Council and the
retiring Board of Directors.
Eugene Sikorovsky, '48E, was of-j
ficially installed as president ofI
the Union, and Alan Farnsworth
assumed his duties as secretary.
Appointed To Council
The nine men appointed to the
Union Executive Council for the
194748 school year were Chuck
Bailie, Bob Holland, Loyal Jodar,
Keith Jordan, Bob Olshefsky, Pete
Pfohl, John Quimby, Bill Tater-
sall and Merlin Townley,
Keys were also presented at the
banquet to men who have done
Clothin- Drive
Collections Set
Plan Booths at Union,
League, Lane Hall
Students may leave their con-
tributions to the clothing drive
being held this week by the Uni-
versity Famine Committee at the
residence halls main desks or at
the collection booths to be set
up tomorrow and Saturday in the
League, the Union and Lane Hall.
The clothing will be distributed,
overseas by the Save the Children
Federation to child war victims in
France, Holland, Belgium, Finland
and Sweden. As part of its pro-
gram, the Federation has found
American sponsors for approxi-
mately 1,000 European schools.
Included in the shipments which
the Federation made to Eturope
last year were more than 50,000
pairs of shoes which made itpos-
sible for .many children to attend
classes who would otherwise have
been kept at home in bad weather.
The Federation has advised Ada
Davis and Madeleine Calingaert,
co-chairmen of the drive, that
wearable clothing of all types, in
children's and adults' sizes, blank-
ets, sheets and other bedding can
be used. They have requested that
the clothing contributed be clean
and in fair repair, although a
workroom is maintained in New
York City to prepare the clothing
for shipment overseas.

outstanding work on the Union
staff. Board of Director keys were
received by Talbot Honey, Charles
Kerner, Ralph Kenyon and
Thomas Walsh.
Duane Heilbronn was awarded
an Executive Council key.
Staff Keys Presented
Staff keys were presented to
Douglas Parker, Frank Swartwout,
Haldon Smith, Ralph Loomis,
Loyal Jodar, Russ Shields, Bob
Shrock and Jack Harlan.'
Staff keys also went to John
Hubbard, John Kruse, Lamar
Kishlar, Robert Mark Wenley,
Jim Smith, Richard Hitt, Carleton
Griffin and Jim Chipman.
New Political
T rend Noted
By Prof. White
Formation of larger political
units with increasing governmen-
tal control was described as the
trend of social evolution by Prof.
Leslie A. White, of the anthropol-
ogy department, yesterday.
Pointing out the expanding so- I
cial organizations which developed
throughout the history of man as
the cultural level rose, Prof. White
declared that the number of great,
countries will continue to dimin-
ish as they draw the smaller na-
tions into their orbit.
Greater Control
Within the nations themselves,
greater governmental control of
everything will be necessary to in-
tegrate various parts of the social
structure," Prof. White said. He
described totalitarianism as "a
very high degree of integration."
Cultural history further demon-
strates that "all profound politi-
cal changes come through war-
fare," Prof. White said: "Because
of international competition, pa-
per agreements will never give se-.
curity," he continued.
New Energy of Culture
Prof. White said that atomic
power will be the new energy of
culture which will create a world
state providing the winner of the
third world war itself escapes de-
struction. He named the two re-
maining great powers of Russia
and the "Anglo-American Empire"
as having "apparently irreconcil-
able" interests, "but with the es-
tablishment of a world state, there
will be at last an end to wars.'

Curbing Union
Power Killed
Party Lines Bolted
By 16 Republicans
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 7 - In a
surprising upset for its Republi-
can leadership, the Senate today
rejected, 44 to 43, an attempt to
toughen the general labor bill by
writing in curbs on industry-wide
collective bargaining.
The amendment, which would
have outlawed recognition of na-
tional unions for bargaining pur-
poses, with some exceptions, was
backed by Senator Taft of Ohio,
chairman of the Republican pol-
icy committee. Senator Wherry
of Nebraska, Republican whip,
had predicted its passage.
But on the showdown, 16 Re-
publicans i n c 1u d i n g several
"freshmen," bolted the party
lines and lined up with 28 Dem-
ocrats against the amendment,
For it were 31 Republicans and
12 Democrats.
Still pending is another
amendment by Senator Ball
(Rep.-Minn.) to outlaw Indus-
try-wide strikes by making them
subject to the anti-trust laws.
The vote was preceded by a
heavy drumfire of criticism from
foes of the amendment, who de-
scribed it as a "buzz bomb" which
would smash national unions,
Senator Morse ,(Rep.-Ore.) said
the proposal would leave "only a
shell of labor's rights to collective
Senator Ives (Rep.-N.Y.) told
his colleagues that by adopting
the amendment "we can accom-
plish little that is good and we
may do much that is harmful."
The New Yorker declared that
big-scale bargaining makes it
possible for small employers to
"protect themselves a g a i n s t
large unions by meeting them
on terms of approximate equal-
The bargaining limitation
amendment was sponsored by
Senators Ball (Rep-Minn.), Byrd
(Dem.-Va.), Smith (Rep.-N.J.),
and George (Dem.-Ga.). It would
1. Prohibited national uniqns
from dictating contract terms to
their locals..
2. Forbade recognition of na-
tional unions for bargaining pur-
poses, except on a company-wide
basis or where competing em-
ployers are located in the same
county or metropolitan area.
Talks Continue
The political science depart-
ment will sponsor a concentration
advisement meeting at 4:15 p.m.
today in Rm. 231, Angell Hall.
The conference is the fifth in a
two-week series of meetings de-
signed to assist sophomores and
freshmen in the literary college in
choosing a field of concentration.
Speakers at the political science
conference will include Prof. Jos-
eph Kallenbach, who will discuss
political science as a field of con-
centration; Prof. John Lederle,
who will speak on political science
as preparation for government
service; Prof. Lawrence Preuss,
who will talk on political science
as preparation for foreign serv-
ice; and Prof. Lionel Laing, who
will discuss teaching opportunities

in political science.
Next meeting of the series will
be held by the chemistry depart-
ment at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in Rm.
35, Angell Hall.
Drive tp$1,850
For Hayden Fund
The Hayden Memorial Library
Fund topped $1,850 yesterday with
additional returns still to come in,

World News at a Glance
By The Associated Press
LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., May 7-The United Nations Assembly on;
Palestine in an unprecedented extraordinary session approved by a
39 to 1 vote late today a face-saving compromise giving the Arab
Higher Committee equal status with the Jewish Agency before the UN.
'i * a
WASHINGTON, May 7-Levin H. Campbell, former army
ordnance chief, testified today that ex-Congressman Andrew J.
May exerted "pressure" for the Garsson Munitions Makers during
the war and that this tended to hamper the Army munitions pro-
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, May 7-The Brazil Supreme Electoral'
Tribunal today ruled the Communist Party illegal by a two to three

Programs Need Psychologists_-_Abbor

It is the sponsor of children's

part on a panel on the subject,


Back to Top

© 2023 Regents of the University of Michigan