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Latest Deadline in the State





Truman Asks
For Start on
Medical Plan
Health Insurance
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 19-Presi-
dent Truman appealed to Con-
gress today for a start, at least,
on a broad medical aid plan in-
cluding nationwide health insur-
ance but leaders of both parties
Sudged nothing would come of it
at this session.
The President called for a na-
tional health and disability in-
surance system, more free public
health services, and federal aid to
provide more hospitals and doc-
tors in areas where there are not
Murray To Introduce Bill
Senator Murray (Dem., Mont.)
promptly announced that he will
introduce tomorrow a new ver-
sion of the so-called Murray-Wag-
ner-Dingell Bill which died last
session. It would provide for a
compulsory federal health insur-
ance program financed by a pay-
roll tax, similar to the social se-
curity taxes.
Taft said the labor and public
Welfare Committee, which he
heads, will begin hearings on it in
about a week.
But Taft and Senator Lucas
(Dem., Ill.) agreed that the pros-
pects for passage of any health bill
at this session are virtually nil.
The Republican leadership is
planning on a July 31 adjourn-
ment and much work still remains.
Money for Two Purposes
Mr. Truman's message, complet-
ed at Grandview, Mo., over the
weekend and sent to the capitol
today urged "a national health
insurance program" which would'
provide money to all persons cov-
ered by it for two purposes:
1. To pay their necessary hos-
pital and doctor bills (and dentist
bills too).
2. To reimburse them, at least
in part, for earnings lost by "ill-
ness or disability not connected
with their work."
AVC Delegates
To Convention
W il Be Chosen
Members of the Willow Village
Chapter of the American Veter-
ans Committee will elect dele-
gates to the organization's na-
tional convention and adopt an
official platform at a meeting at
7:30 p.m. today in West Lodge.
Ballots will be cast for three
delegates and three alternates to
the convention which will be held
from June 19-22 in Milwaukee.
Those nominated at the last meet-
ing were: Charles Drayton, Dick
Eichbauer, Walt Hoffman, William
Klein, III, Jerry McCroskey, Eve-
lyn Starkey, Gene Volinsky, Phil
Westbrook and Ben Zwerlin. Ad-
ditional nominees may be pro-
posed before the final election
takes place, and each candidate
will then be discussed separately.
Platform proposals originally
appeared in the nationally edit-
ed "AVC Bulletin" but each chap-
ter is to vote individually on the
speefic planks which is delegates
will support. The election of tem-
porary officers to carry on the ac-
tivities of the group during the
summer will also take place at
the meeting.

AVC To Testify
On Callahan Bill.
A delegation representing the
campus AVC will appear before
the Senate Judiciary Committee
tomorrow in Lansing to testify on
the Callahan Bill, which provides
for the registration of foreign
dominated organizations with the
attorney general.
In a resolution passed last
night, the AVC executive commit-
tee declared itself "opposed to the
attorney general's being given the
power of decision instead of the
The bill, already passed by the
Senate, gives the attorney general
the power to check the records of
the group in question.
Alderman Would Curb
Future Student Homes
A suggestion to forbid any fur-
ther construction of fraternity and



Censorship Elininatlion
Posed by UN Members
U. S., Britain, France Urge Comi ssion
To Adopt Free Exchange Of World News

- (/I' -F a r-reaching suggestions
by the United States, Britain and
France for eliminating censorship
and for the free exchanges of news
around the globe went before the
United Nations sub-commission
on freedom of information and of
the Press today at its first meet-
The sub-commission convened

to arrange for a world conference
on freedom of information, pos-
sibly next year. Dr. G. J. Van
Heuven Goedhart, former under-
ground editor of the Netherlands
newspaper HET Parool, Amster-
dam, and now its chief editor, was
unanimously named president.
Members from Soviet Russia,
the United States, and China
Lantern Night
Contest Won
By Alpha Cts
Newberry Is Second;
Gamma Phi's Get Cup
Alpha Chi Omega placed first
in the thirty-fourth annual Lan-
tern Night song contest yesterday
with the singing of "Firelight Ser-
enade" directed by Jean Hall, with
Gamma Phi Beta winning the
WAA Participation Cup.
Alpha Chi Omega will sing dur-
ing the intermission in the Inter-
Fraternity sing tomorrow. Helen
Newberry Residence placed second
with the selection "Carmencita"
directed by Charlotte Boehm.
Third place was awarded to Alpha
Delta Pi for a rendition of "Row!
Row! Row!" under the direction
of Mary Jane Stephans. Honor-
able mention was given to Kappa
Alpha Theta who sang "Listen To
The Lambs," directed by Kit
The participation cup was pre-
sented by Dr. Margaret Bell to
Gamma Phi Beta for attaining
321 points in WAA activities. Six
houses attained 100 per cent par-
ticipation in two sports per mem-
ber. These are: Kappa Kappa
Gamma, 288; Collegiate Sorosis,
246; Delta Delta Delta, 196; Pi
Beta Phi, 158; Alpha Xi Delta, 119.
Four houses attained 100 per cent
participation in 6ne sport per
member: Kappa Alpha Theta,
Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Phi, Al-
pha Delta Pi.
Winner of the Lantern Night
Sing for the past two years has
been Helen Newberry. Kappa
Kappa Gamma received the par-
ticipation cup in the 1946 Lantern
Night ceremony.
Songs were judged on the basis
of interpretation and artistic ef-
fect, intonation, accuracy, rhythm,
tone, diction, presentation and ap-
pearance. Judges were Miss Mar-
guerite Hood, Mr. Floyd Worth-
ington and Miss Elizabeth Spelts.
IFC Song Contest
Will1lBe Recorded
Rounding out plans for tomor
row night's Inter-Fraternity Sing,
Henry Meyer, president of the
IFC, announced yesterday that a
local music store will be on hand
to record songs by the ten compet-
ing Greek letter groups.
The traditional spring event
will be held on the library steps,
with music set to begin at 7 p.m.
The winners of last night's Lan-
tern Night eliminations will pre
sent a special selection at inter-
Professors Lester McCoy and
Marguerite Hood of the music
school and Mrs. Ruth Ann Ochs
will act as judges.

were present; the electedl members
from Prance and Britain sent rep-
Henri Laugier, UN Assistant
secretary-general, told the sub-
commission that the UN "must
and cannot fail in its determina.
Lion to safeguard freedom o in-
formation and the press through-
out the world."
The sub-commission was picked
in March by the Economic and
Social Pouncil. All 12 members
except Russia are seated as ex-
perts acid authorities on the sb-
ject and not as formal represen-
tatives with authority to commit
their governments.
Y. M. Lomakin, Soviet consul-
general in New York and former
deputy chief of the press depart-
ment in the ministry of foreign
affairs, is seated as the official
representative of Russia.
Gromyko Calls
Atom Control
An Iguion,
NEW YORK, May 19--IP)-- An-
drei A. Gromyko, deputy Soviet
foreign minister, declared tonight;
that the apparent United States
monopoly of atomic energy pro-
duction was "an illusion."
Gromyko, Russia's representa-
tive on the United Nations Se-
curity Council, warned that the
United States might find itself in
a "less favorable position" unless
atomic weapons are outlawed by
prompt United Nations action.
In an address prepared for de-
livery at the annual dinner of the
American Russian institute.
Gromyko said:
"The tendency to secure this
monopoly for one country inevit-
ably causes rivalry among nations
in this field. The use of atomic
energy for military purposes by
any one country inevitably brings
about similar actions on the part
of other states. All of this cannot
but cause mutual suspicion among'
nations and cannot but impede the
development and strengthening of
friendly relations among them and
mutual confidence among the
United Nations."
Gromyko said no one could deny
that prohibition of atomic weap-
ons "under present conditions"
would mean greater sacrifices for
the United States than by any
other country, "but it is beyond
any doubt that the position of
monopoly for one country in this
field is of a temporary charcater."

Mrs. T ruman
Sd T o have
ii )1'4 y JJ Ie;
l)o joil esidetdi
By 'hA ssoeiated Press
GRANDVJRW, Mo., May 19--
Presi.dei Triumans 9-year-old
mother, gravely ill, at her home
here, was reported slightly better
late last night as the chief exeen
tive sought a nigh's sleep in near-
by Kansas City,
He had abandoned all plans
fo an inuiediate return to the
White House in Washington and
government bsines requiring his
attention was beng sent out by
special courir pla ce.
Oaaghier Arrived
Preaidenial 1Press Secretary,
Charles G. iRoss, sfter a talk with
Brig. Gen. Wallac' , Graham,
thlie president'spersoial physician,
at 130 p ii DT'), told re-
porters Mrs. iartha E. Truman
was ".omewiat better" after see-
ing Margaret, the president's
daughter, who flew in earlie in
the day
Temperature Normal
Ross said the elder Mrs. Tru-
man's temperature at that time
was 984, virtually normal Her
pulse was regular and her tired
heart was acting "fairly regular-
ly," he added.
No attempt was made, however,
to underemphasize Mrs. Truman's
extremely grave condition after
the president spent another long
and anxious day at his mother's
Slight Improvemeit
Ross said there had been some
"slight improvement" since his
account to the newspapermen
about three bours earlier,
Post-, t "
Siideiii-s ]Vust
Register Soon.
Students desiring to attend the
general cultural post-session, to
be held from August 18 to Sep-
tember 13, must enroll during the
regular summer session registra-
tion period, Prof. Louis A. Hop-
kins, summer session director, an-
nounced yesterday.
Planned primarily for veterans,
the four-week post-session will in-
clude facilities to enable qualified
advanced and graduate students
to continue individual studies un-
der supervision, and a group of
courses of a general cultural char--
acter open to all students.
Veterans' wives, who will be
permitted to audit the session,
must register at the same time as
their husbands, Prof. Hopkins
said. The wives will be admitted
to the program only so far as
the physical facilities permit.
Students attending the post-
session will each take one course
as an elective for three hours
credit, Prof. Hopkins said. A
course may not be elected in the
student's own field of concentra-
tion, however, he said.
Tuition fees for the program
will be a $25 for Michigan resi
dents and $50 for out-of-state stu-
Fund Drive Group
Wil 1Mpe today
Any campus organzations which

plan to conduct fund raising drives
next year must send representa-
tives to the meeting of the Stu-
dent legislaitre's Fund Drives
Committee at 4 p.m. today in Rm.
308 of the inion, Jean Gringle,
chairman of the fund drives
committee said yesterday.
General 'plans for the Fund
Drives Calendar will be drawn up
at the meeting.
Those unable to attend the
meeting .mould contact Miss Grin-
gle at -2539 before the meeting,

SnyderPlred jets
P ossible Tfax
Slash in 1948
Indorses Modernizing
Federal Tax Structure
By The Associated Press
retary of the Treasury Snyder told
Congress today "a period of tax re-
duc tion is approaching," indicat -
ing that the Administration, which
has opposed tax slashing now, will
approve a later easing of the tax
load, possibly in 1948.
However, President Truman's
chief fiscal spokesman gave no
hint whether the Executive intends
to veto, the Rebublican-backed
$4,000,000,000 current income tax
cut now pending in Congress.
Neither did he make specific
recommendations for tax reduc-
tions in the future. Ile told the
House Ways and Means Commit-
tee the first requisite of a sound
tax system "is that it should pro-
duce adequate revenue to balance
the budget and to provide a sub-
stanti'al payment on the public
He indorsed the committee de-
cision to "modernize" the federal
tax structure, as the tax-framing
group opened hearings on means
of "streamlining" tax statutes for
the first time in 20 years. This
legislation, which is distinct from
the current tax cut bill, will be
written next year.
Snyder's statement that "a pe-
riod of tax reduction is approach-
ing" drew immediate comment
from Rep. Knutson (Rep., Minn),
chairman of the Ways and Means
Board Names
Da ily, '.Ensiau,
Gar g Editors
John Campbell, '49E, and Clyde
Recht, '48, were appointed co-
managing editors of The Summer
Daily for 1947 by the Board in
Control of Student Publeations
The Board also appointed
Eunice Mintz, '48, and Stuart Fin
layson, '48, to the senior editorial
board of The Summer Daily.
Thom Carel Strope, '49, was
named managing editor of the
1947-48 Gargoyle; Douglass Park-
er, '49, associate editor; and Fran-
ces Hodes, '48, business manager.
Members of the junior staff of
the 1948 Michiganensian named
yesterday are: Arthur E. Manl,
'48, are editor; Stanford Lipsey,
'49, photography: Nancy Constan-
tine, '49, layout; Elaine Wilets,
'48, features; Mary Ann Brice, '49,
house groups; Virginia Beabes,
'49, organizations; Virginia Nick
las, '49, assistant on organizations;
Muriel Green, '48, schools and col-
leges; Ann Griffin, '49, assistant
on schools and colleges; R1th
Fairbank, '49, senior pictures; Ada
Levine, '49, assistant on senior pic-
tures and Everett Ellin, '48E,
Thle board also approved ap-
pointrments of junior managers on
the Business Staff of The Daily
for 1947-48 Dick Hait, '49, was
named as local ads manager; Bill
Rohrbach, classifieds; John Bas-
set, '49, promotions; Jean Leon-
ard, '49, layout; Melvin Tick,
'48BAd, circulation; Merrill Hun-

ter, A, national advertising; and

installation union--the Associa-
tion of CommunicationS Equip-
ment Workers-told reporters that
the pickets would be on the job
again tomorrow.
The ACEW was virtually the
last holdout among the 39 affili
ates of thie Nationat Federation
of Telephone Workers which had
walked out last. April 7 in the first
telephone strike in history
The negotiators and govern-
ment conciliators did not disguise
their disappointment tonight at
the conclusion of their conference.
ft had been predicted freely by all
sides that settlement was near.
The three issues which still re-
mained in deadlock were not di -
Order at 6l a.m.
The orderto resume picketing
came automatically when a 6 a.m.
deadline fixed by Weaver passed
without an agreement.
N. L.Vol, strike diiector for the
ACEW, said preliminary reports
showed that where pickets had
been restored, other telephone
workers had respected their lines.
However, Wolf said his reports
were far from complete, and dis-
patches from the field told of
workers crossing the picket lines
in some cases.
State Plant
Workers Settle
DETROIT, May 19-UP)-The
way was paved tonight for an
early resumption of normal tele-
phone service in Michigan as
striking plant workers settled their
dispute with Michigan Bell.
Walter Schaar, head of the
plant union, said the new agree-
ment includes a general wage in-
crease averaging up to $4.55
weekly including fringe items as
well as an anti-discrimination
clause and new apprentice and
seniority schedules.
The proposal will not have to
be ratified by the 5,600 plant em-
ployes before work can be re-
sumed, Schaar said, althought the
plant workers will respect picket
lines of other striking unions.
Meanwhile, Michigan Bell's
traffic employes, making up the
largest of the six unions involved
in the walkout, were voting on a
proposal to end their dispute.
Schaar said the plant agree-
ment takes care of the union's
main objection to an earlier pro-
posal which failed to protect sev-
en Grand Rapids men discharged
by the company for reportedly
cutting a cable.
Reservations Due
for Caps, Gowns
All students desiring caps and
gowns must have their reserva-
tions in at Moe's Sport Shop by the
end of this week to be sure of re-
ceiving them, according to a
statement by Bill Courtright, Sen-
ior Class President.
Courtwright said that he was no-
tified that the usual 50 extra
caps and gowns held by Moe's for
those who always wait until the
last minute to order will not be
available this year. He added that
there is no deposit required for re-
serving the caps and gowns, and
that the reservation may be can-
celled without cost.

Tele phone Negotiations
Deadlock Is Continued
Recess Talks as Picket Lines Reassemble
Around Major Exchanges Across Nation
By Trhe Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May i9-Negotiators failed again tonight to end
the last big dispute blocking nation-wide peace in the telephone in-
dustry and the talks were recessed until 9 a.m. (EST), tomorrow.
Conciliators said three issues remained to be determined between
the Western Electric Company and a union representing 20,000 in-
stallation workers.
- As a result of this dispute, picket lines were reassembled around
major telephone exchanges across the nation today, curtailing serv-
ice again in some areas.
President Ernest Weaver of the'

World News
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 19-A hike
from 5 to 6 cents an ounce for air
mail and increased charges for
parcel post were recommended to-
day by the House Post Office Com-
It approved legislation which
would also:
1. Increase the second class
mail rate on newspapers and
magazines if they are sent t
points outside the county of publi-
2. Continue the local letter rate
at the present 3 cents after July 1
when, under existing law, it is
due to drop to the pre-war 2 cents
3. Raise the special dehvery
charge from 13 to 15 cents,
Abandonment of an outright ban
on union health, and welfare
funds was forecast today by Sen-
ate and louse conferees on the
union curbs bill.
-Italy presented a formal peti-
tion today for membership in the
United Nations.
* +x w
NANKING, May 19-Defy-
ing Generalissimno Chiang IKai-
Shek's orders to quiet down,
thousands of university students
demonstrated violently in several
Chinese cities today and called
for a general strike June 2 to
back their demands that the
civil war halt immediately.
* * *
GREENVILLE, S. C., May 19-
Circuit Court Judge J. Robert Mar-
tin Jr., late today told defense
council "I'm not going to allow
racial issues" in arguments for ac-
quital of 28 white defendant
charged in the lynch-mprder of a
South Carolina Negro.
The chunky, 37-year-old jurist
laid down his, edict over violent
defense objections a few hours
after the defense had rested its
case abruptly without testimony
of a single witness or submission
of any evidence.
.* * -*
Senate voted 42 to 40 today to dis-
tribute among the 48 states 25 per
cent of any federal funds for sci-
entific research.
The action came on an amend-
ment by Senator Morse (Rep.,
Ore.), who argued that without his
provision, research would be con-
centrated in a few hig, rich institu-
Judiciary Council
Petitions Are Due
All petitions for membership on
the men's judiciary council must
.be turned in to the Student Legis-
lature Office, Rm. 308 of the Un-
ion by 5 p.m. today, Talbot Honey,
president of the council said yes-
All men students who will have
completed 60 hours at the begin-
ning of the Fall Term are eligible
to petition. The petitions should
state qualifications and include a
list of activities, he said,

Guards May
Join Unions,
justices Rule
Supreme Court
By The Associated Press
Supreme Court today upheld un-
ionization of industrial plant
guards in the same labor organi-
zations that represent production
It held also that partial mili-
tarization of the guards in war-
uime, and the fact that they may
be deputized law fficers in
peacetime, makes no difference in
their status as emnployes
The ruling came in two parts,
with the court split in both
cases. Justice Murphy wrote
both majority opinions.
The basic ruling that the guards
are "employes" within the mean-
ing of the National Labor Rela-
lions Act came in a six-time re-
versal of a finding by the circuit
2ourt of appeals in Chicago.
That court had held that guards
in the E. C. Atkins and Company
Pool and Armor Plant in Indian-
ipolis did not have employe status
for union purposes.
Chief Justice Vinson and Jus-
tices Frankfurter and Jackson
dissented from the Supreme
Court ruling which reversed the
circuit court. 'They did so with
a bare notation that they agree
generally with the lower court.
'The majority ruling left only
the issue of representation by the
lame union that speaks for pro-
Auction workers for decision in the
second case.
It involved guards of the Jones
md Laughlin Steel Corporation in
^leveland. The Cincinnati Cir-
:uit Court had stamped the men
'employes" but had ruled against
their representation by the Pro-
luction Workers' Union. The high
2ourt voted to overturn the latter
finding 5 to 4. Justice Burton
joined the trio who had assented
n the Atkins Case.
* * *
Court Upholds.
Press Protest
The Supreme Court said today that-
judges may not use contempt pro-
ceedings to protect themselves
from criticism and overturned a
Texas judge's conviction against
three newspapermen.
"The law of contempt is not
made for the protection of judges
who may be sensitive to the winds
of public opinion," wrote Justice
Douglas for the majority in the 6
to 3 ruling. "Judges are supposed
to be men of fortitude, able to
thrive in a hardy climate."
The decision upset three-day
jail sentences imposed upon Con-
way C. Craig, publisher, Bob Mc-
Cracyen, managing editor, and
Tom Mulvany, reporter, of the
Corpus Christi (Tex.) Coller-
Robert M. Jackson, editor of the
paper, called the Supreme Court
decision "a significant episode In
the continuing struggle for a free
press." McCracken promptly re-
newed a campaign against a Texas
law which permits a non-lawyer
to be a county judge; it had been
interrupted since 1945 by the con-
tempt conviction,

To Be Given
On Pomt Basis
Bomber Scholarships will be
awarded veteran undergraduates
on a four-point priority system, It
was announced yesterday.
The deadline on applications for
the one semester grants of $100
each has been extended to May 22
by the student committee in charge
of awarding the scholarships. Ap-
plication blanks may be secured in
the Office of Student Affairs, Rn.
2 University Hall,
The priority system, formulated
by committee members, sets up
four major classifications. First
preference will be given to veter-
ans who were enrolled at the Uni-
versity for at least two semesters
before entering service.
Second choice is given to veter-
ans who were enrolled at the Uni-
versity but had not completed two

(kirg Turns
Prival Eye
At Michigan-
The Beast With Thirty Six Pages
(Rank-Gargoyle); Everybody's in
In tune with the times Gargoye
turns shamus. As a private eye,
Garg investigates nearly every
shady nook and cranny on cam-
pus. Nursing a black eye and a
fractured left nostril, he relates
how he has been beaten to a pulp
while casing a dean's office,
drugged into a steam stupor at the
Union, lured into an anteroom at
the League, and nearly septisected
by a mad fiend, the demented Dr.
F. J. Ashby.
When last seen, Garg is being
riveted into a structural section of
the Administration Building in a
unique search for facts.
In this, the final yearly produc-
tion of Garg, due to hit Michigan
on Monday, May 26, no expense
and very little effort has been ex--
pended to make this issue hilari-
ous. Earle Stanley Gargner stated
after reading it: "By page five I
was horrified."

Students Warned of Summer Hazards

Local Gravel Pits May Hold
Key To Enga ementWorries

The long-awaited arrival of
warm weather is accompanied by
the annual hazards which eager
sunshine worshippers can avoid
through preventive measures.

A reasonable amount of suntan'
is not only attractive but also
serves to protect the skin in the
hot summer months, Dr. Bell de-
clared. However, ' a deep tan
screens off the healthful ultra-

a way to prevent an attack of
poison ivy, Dr. Bell'declared. She
suggested that the best prevention
against a case of poison ivy is to
recognize it and stay far away
from it.

If you're wondering how you're
going to get her a diamond ring
on that $65 a month, you might
try looking in one of the gravel
pits around Ann Arbor for free,
but precious glacial "ice" of the
first "water."

Wisconsin. Some of the gems are
of excellent quality.
The "home" of the diamonds, as
yet undiscovered, probably exists
somewhere in the vast, almost in-
accessible region south of Hudson
Bay in Canada. Some of the gems,
which had weathered out of the
original rock, were carried south


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