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Latest Deadline in the State


Truman Asks
Extension Of
War Powers
Control of Scarce
Items Requested
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 23--Pres-
ident Truman appealed to Con
gress today to change its mind
and grant him authority to con-
trol the import, export and use in
this country of certain scarce
items until next year.
Otherwise, his message said, the
flow of foods and goods to friend-
ly nations overseas may be hamp-
ered and his foreign policy en-
Act Expired
The powers he seeks continued
were contained originally in a law
called the Second War Powers Act
which expired March 31. In Jan-
uary, Mr. Truman urged that they
be continued for a full year be-
yond that date. But Congress
granted only a stop-gap extension
until this coming June 30, strict-
ly limiting the items Mr. Truman
might manage.
The presidential message today,
sent here from Grandview, Mo.,
declared that the extension until
June 30 is not long enough.
The president asked continued
power to allocate tin, antimony,
cordage and quinine among dom-
estic users, to limit imports of fats,
oils and rice, and to get Ameri-
can goods needed for overseas
shipment from the manufacturers
through government priorities
where necessary.
Support Foreign PolIcy
Through the Greek-Turkish
program and the $350,000,000 for-
eign relief bill, Mr. Truman de-
Blared, "Congress has already rec-
Sognized the importance of sup-
porting our foreign policy with fi-
nancial assistance." But, he add-
ed, "financial assistance alone,
without occasional priority back-
ing, may be useless in instances
where speedy aid in concrete form
is necessary." .
The "tragic conditions" of hun-
ger and scarcity in many foreign
Gountries, "with their enormously
important political and social im-
plications," he wrote, make it ne-
cessary to retain "a very limited
portion of our wartime power over
Prizes Many
For Writer of
Union Opera
The student who writes the
prize winning script for the Union
Opera will not only win a $100
prize, but may well take the first
step toward a long and promising
For his or her help in reviving
the tradition of the Union Opera,
the winning author will receive
extensive publicity in conjunction
with the show, and thus will join
the clan of illustrious ex-opera
authors, which includes men like
Russell Barnes, foreign corres-
pondent for the Detroit News,
and Prof. Donal Haines, of the
Journalism department at the
Encourages All
The Union Opera Committee en-
courages any and all students and
graduate students now enrolled in

the University to compete in the
contest. Those interested must
write to committee chairman
Harry Skinner, 556 S. State before
June 5 to receive complete rules.
The deadline for all scripts is
Sept. 1.
Scripts should be of a musical
comedy variety running from two
to two and a half hours in length,
according to Skinner.
May Include Women's Parts
,The plot should have openings
for both songs and chorus rou-
tines, althoughsthe author doesrnot
have to include any lyrics or music
in his entry, unless he wishes.
Although the Union Opera is an
all male production, Skinner re-
minded writers that they need not
hestitate to include women's parts
in their scripts. A visit to the Un-
ion first floor library and a glance
at the pictures of the glamorous
belles who starred in Union
Operas of old will prove how
beautiful Michigan men really
can be, he said,

Conference Meets Today
On Academic Freedom
"ive-"our Se i Man At Lan Hall ToIclude
Dleg i dcd l.F'(_)WGroups IlJhfl711 ghout State
Michigan' first statewide conference on academic freedom will
bring together delegates from campuses, trade unions, veterans' or-
ganizations and religious groups throughout the state today in a
five-hour session at Lane Hall.
Proceedings will beginl promptly at 11 a.m, and will continue, with
an hour's break for lunch, till 5 p.m.
The conference seek-s to clarify and integrate the activities and
policies of academic freedom and related groups throughout the state.
It plans to establish a permanent Michigan group to provide con-
---- >certed action for meeting com-

... his play presented
A ,a *
Calls for More
Production Qf
Student Plays
The presentation of student-
written plays should be one of the
functions of a university theatre,
Prof. G. E. Densmore of the speech
department .said yesterday.
Both student actors and student
playwrights should be provided
with encouragement and oppor-
tunity for growth, he explained.
Robert True's 1946 Hopwood
Award play "In Spite of Heaven"
is the first presentation of this
sort in several years, Prof. Dens-
more said.
/Prof. V. B. Windt of the speech
department, who has been in
charge of the direction of "In
Spite of Heaven," commented thatj
the play was "well done."
The play, which opened Thurs-
day night, will be given its final
peforrmance at 8:30 p.m. today at
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Vets To Hold
Poppy Sale
The 'American Legion and
the Veterans of Foreign Wars
will conduct their annual poppy
day sale for needy veterans in
Ann Arbor today.
Members of the veterans
organizations will sell poppies
throughout the city all day.
The poppies were made by dis-
abled war veterans, and all pro-
ceeds from their sale will be
used for welfare work amoxg
Alternate Delegates
Bill Flaskamp, Norris Domangue
and Marion Burger were elected
as alternate delegates to the Na-
tional Student' Organization's
Constitutional Convention, Har-
vey Weisberg, president of the
Student Legislature announced

mon threats to academic free-
Prof. Brumm To Give Keynote
Prof. John L. Brumm of the
journalism department will key-
note the opening session with an
address welcoming the delegates
and defining their mission. This
opening session, which will last till
noon, will be presided over by Prof.
Preston Slosson of the history de-
partment. It will be a definitive
session, at which will be deter-
mined the ramifications of aca-
demic freedom, and what dangers
threaten its existence.
Representatives from Wayne
University and Michigan State,
Olivet, Adrian and Central Michi-
gan Colleges will participate. There
will be delegates from the A. F. of
L. Teachers' Union, the UAW CIO
local 600 (the world's largest lo-
cal) and Packard's local 190. The
American Legion, the American
Veterans Committee and the
Catholic War Veterans will take
part, as will the Catholic Trade
Unions and the Michigan Civil
Rights Congress.
Campus Representatives
Among campus organizations to
be represented will be the Student
Legislature, the Inter-Racial As-
sociation, the Pan-Hellenics, the
Students Religious Association
and the World Federalists.
Following the initial plenary ses-
sion, the delegates will form two
panels. One will discuss the ques-
tion of proposed and pending leg-
islation related to the topic at
hand, as well as the actions of va-
rious legislative committees which
allegedly infringe upon academic
freedom. The actions of college
administrations and various school
boards along these lines will be
broached as well.
The second panel will thrash
out the mechanics of the proposed
State Aeademic Freedom Organ-
ization, and local chapters.
Observers May Attend
Each activity on campus has
been invited to send three dele-
gates to the conference, and as
many non-voting observers as wish
to go. The delegates will register
this morning from. 10 to 10:45.
According to Hack Coplin,
chairman of the University's
See ACADEMIC, page 6
Riveting Stops;
Quiet Prevails
Students and faculty in Angell
Hall will no longer have to com-
pete with the machine gun chatter
of riveters on the General Serv-
ice Building now undei' construc-
All riveting operations were
completed on the building Thurs-
day. Yesterday the 35-man rivet-
ing crew packed up their equip-
mentand prepared to move on to
another job. Officials said most
of the crew were heading for a
construction job in Pennsylvania.
Next step in the construction of
the building will be the installa-
tion of steel decking. This deck-
ing, to be placed on each story of
the building, will provide a base
for the concrete flooring.

'U' To Allow
Auto Driving
For Summer
Car Ban L ftEed 01n
Rec reatio sUe
Students enrolled in the Uni-
versity smmer session will be al-
lowed to drive cars for recreational
purposes, according to Charles
Thatcher, assistant to the Direc-
tor of the Office of Student Af-
All other University driving reg-
ulations will remain the same dur-
ing the summer session. Recrea-
tional uses will include outdoor
sports such as swimming, boating,
golf and tennis, as well as picnics,
Thatcher declared.
Lifted After Exams
Driving regulations will remain
in effect during the examination
period, this semester, Thatcher
pointed out. The regulations will
be lifted on the last day of the ex-
amination period in respective col-
leges of the University. Sunday's
Daily Official Bulletin will con-
tain the schedule of dates the driv-
ing ban will be lifted in the col-
It is expected that 1,000 driving
permits will be granted during the
summer session. Permit applica-
tions will be available starting
June 9 in the Office of Student Af-
fairs. Thatcher urged students
planning to use cars during the
summer session to secure permit
applications as soon as possible to
avoid the pre-session rush.
Three Classifications Exempt
Students in three classifications
are not required to contact the
Office of Student Affairs in order
to drive automobiles. Those ex-
empted include: students engaged
in professional pursuits, teachers,
lawyers, physicians and the like;
students over 26 years of age; and
students who have a faculty rank-
ing of teaching fellow or above.
Persons in these groups need only
to fill in the auto regulation por-
tion of the registration card.
All other students who plan to
drive autos during the session must
secure permits from the Office of
Student Affairs.
ProVision Held
By Committee
WASHINGTON, May 23-()-
A House-Senate conference com-
mittee, with an eye to the possibil-
ity that John L. Lewis might call
another coal strike July 1, agreed
today to keep instantly ready a
labor bill provision designed to
smash such a tie-up.
The committee, reconciling dif-
ferences between the separate bills
passed by the two chambers, de-
cided to postpone the effective
date of some sections of the final
Senator Ball (Rep., Minn.) and
Rep. Hartley (Rep., N.J.), both
conferees, told reporters that the
committee discussed the possibility
of a coal strike July 1 in standing
by plans to put the emergency sec-
tion into effect promptly.
The date is significant because
the government must turn the
soft coal mines back to private
operators then.-
Defeat Russia

On Censorship
Russia was defeated today in an
attempt to prevent United Na-
tions consideration of eliminating
world-wide peacetime censorship
of news.
The Soviets also failed to pre-
vent consideration of a United
States proposal for effecting
measures to protect accredited
correspondents against arbitrary
expulsion from foreign assign-
these two actions came during
a session of the U.N. subcommis-
sion on freedom of information
and of the press, which is draft-
ing proposals for next year's in-
ternational conference on freedom
of information.
Vets Should File
Terminal Claims
Army veterans who have not al-

Paul Hoffman
Will Address
Alumni Group
Auto Executive Will
Disuss Capitalism
Paul G. Hoffman, who started in
the automobile business as a por-
ter and rose to the position of
president of the Studebaker Corp.,
will speak on "Capitalizing on
Capitalism" at 2:15 p.m. today in
the Rackham Lecture Hall as a
feature of the 17th annual Alum-
ni Conference of the business ad-
ministration school.
Hoffman started out in the au-
tomobile business as a porter for
a Chicago distributor, and in 1911
he became a salesman for a Stu-
debaker dealer in Los Angeles. He
was made sales manager of the
Los Angeles retail branch four
years later, and became branch
manager of the district in 1917.
After serving as a first lieu-
tenant in the Field Artillery in
World War I, Hoffman boughtthe
Studebaker Los Angeles retail
branch in 1919. Six years later he
became vice-president of the Stu-
debaker Corp., and in 1935 he was
elevated to the post of president
which he has held since.
Honorary Degrees
Hoffman, who holds honorary
degrees from seven universities, is
chairman of the Committee for
Economic Developnent and the
Automotive Safety Foundation. He
is honorary chairman of United
China Relief and director of En-
cyclopaedia Britannica, in addi-
tion to being the author of "Mar-
keting Used Cars" and "Seven
Roads to Safety."
Another highlight of the meet-
ing will be the cornerstone-laying
ceremony for the new business ad-
ministration school building, which
will be held at 4 p.m.
Ruthven To Preside
President Alexander G. Ruthven
will preside and Provost James P.
Adams will speak at the ceremony,
which is open to the public.
Other events in the day's pro-
gram include a luncheon at which
Dean Russell A. Stevenson, of the
business administration school,
will speak, a series of round table
discussions of various aspects of
business to be held beginning at
9:30 a.m. in the Rackham Con-
ference Rooms and a meeting at
8 p.m. in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre at which Dean Ralph A.
Sawyer, of the Graduate School,
will present color films and com-
ments on the Bikini atom bomb ex-
Tour Hearts'
Will Be Given
"Four Hearts" the Soviet com-
edy film to be presented at 8 p.m.
tonight in Hill Auditorium, is the
first non-war movie produced in
Russia since the war.
Starring Valentina Serova, lead-
ing Russian actress, and Eugene
Samoilov, the film deals with the
mixed-up romances of four young
people and is highlighted by uni-
versal gag situations.
Tickets will be sold this after-
noon and evening at Hill Audi-
torium box office.

. . . to speak here
* * *

Bill To Slash
Farm Budget'
32 Per Cent
Democrats Hit
House Proposal
By The Associated Press
House Appropriations Committee
recommended a 32 per cent cut in
agriculture appropriations today,
bringing an immediate outcry from
Secretary Anderson and from
Democrats who vowed to fight it.
Republicans on the committee
lined up behind a slash of $383,-+
427,742, to give the department
$805,143,576 instead of the $1,-
188,571,318 asked for it by Presi-
dent Truman.
Democrats Will Fight
House Democrats said they will
fight the proposed cut right up
to next year's elections, if neces-
Anderson protested that the re-
duction "directs a sharp cut at
the interests of the American farm
family and the general welfare."
The farm fund slash was the
biggest percentage cut voted by the
committee since it cut 45 per cent
from the Interior Department's
budget more than a month ago.
Economic Drive Continued
If sustained by the House it will.
boost to approximately $2,033,000,-
000 the reductions voted by the
House so far in its economy drive
to cut $6,000,000,000 below Presi-
dent Truman's spending estimate
for the year beginning July 1.
The committee majority said its
recommended cuts are "selective"
and reasonable and are based on
actual farm needs.
Wayne Students
To Head SLID
At the first state-wide meeting
of the Student League for Indus-
trial Democracy, held in the Un-
ion, Rollo O'Hara of Wayne Uni-
versity was elected Chairman for
the group, and Samuel Schwartz,
also of Wayne, was elected Secre-
World News
By The Associated Press
NANKING, May 23-American
and British consular dependents
left Communist-besieged Chang-
chun in a U. S. Army plane to-
day, while martial law in Shang-
hai and Peiping failed to halt stu-
dent strikes and anti-war dem-
* * *
DETROIT, May 23 - The
three-day strike of 3,800 fore-
men still has failed to slow pro-
duction at the Ford Motor Co.,
the company' reported today as
union leaders accused Ford of
strike-breaking tactics.
* * *
LONDON, May 23-Despairing
of Hindu-Moslem unity, Britain
prepared today to divide India's
400,000,000 people into a least two
and possibly five separate and in-
dependent nations.
British and Indian informants
said the cabinet, anticipating fail-
ure of a final plea for Indian un-
ity, approved details of an historic
partition formula.

Senator McClellan (Dem., Ark.)
proposed today that income
taxes be reduced by increasing
exemptions and allowing all hus-
bands to split their income with
their wives for tax purposes.
* *I *
WASHINGTON, May 23-Bills
to bar political broadcasts on elec-
tion day and the day before and
to make other sweeping changes in
radio regulations were introduced
today by the Republican chairmen
of the Senate and House Commerce

Commission Report
Blames Yugoslavia
For Greek Trouble
Russia, Poland Disset As 11-Nation
Group Also Names Albania, Bulgaria
By The Associated Press
GENEVA, May 23-The 11-nation Balkans Investigation Com-
mission recommended to the United Nations Security Council today
that it establish a commission or commissioner on the troubled fron-
tier area of Greece for at least two years to observe incidents and set-
tle disputes.
With Russia and Poland dissenting and France abstaining, the
commission fixed upon Yugoslavia the primary blame for support of
Greek guerrilla warfare, and held Albania and Bulgaria blameworthy
to a lesser degree. Disturbed political and economic conditions and
persecution of minorities inside ''-
Greece were cited as contributing
factors. vets Benef its
Menace To Peace
With Russia and Poland op- Report Called
posed, the commission held also
that support of frontier-violating E xhr t o
bands should be considered a men-C
ace to world peace subject to U. N.
action. On that vote France joined Carelessness, Delay
with the majority members-The Cited by Counsellor
United States, Britain, China, Bel-
gium, Australia, Colombia, Brazil Reports that large numbers of
and Syria. veterans have been abusing their
The recommendation on this rights to unemployment and sub-
phase said that "future cases of sistence allowances, were deemed
support of armed bands formed on to be "highly exaggerated" last
the territory of one state cross- night by Karl Karsian, Ann Ar-
ing into the territory of another bor' t 'conl -
state, or refusal by the govern- s veterans counsello.
ment in spite of demands of the Karsian made his remarks in
state concerned to take all pos- response to a Veterans Adminis-
sible measures on its own terri- tration statement circulated na-
tory to deprive such bands of any tionally which declared that ap-
aid or protection, should be con- proximately 200,000 v e t er ans
sidered by the security council as fraudulently or through error hayc
a threat to peace within the cashed in on benefits not due
meaning of the charter of the them.
United Nations." Many Cases
Chief Offender The counsellor said that, while
there had been many * cases
Yugosl ha was he chief o en brought to his attention in which
the Russian and Polish delega- letwanes after then eiv ng n-
tions affixed a minority report er attending schoo the vast m4
asserting that the Greek govern- jority of these situations were dti
ment was primarily to blame, to carelessness on the part of ce-
The report now goes to the se- tifying officers, non-integration of
curity council, which created the bureaus invloved and delays in
commission last Dec. 19 to in- handling orders to cease payment
vestigate the Greek complaint that "It's true that some veterans
guerrilla bands supported by her have taken advantage of confu-
neighbors on the north were in- sions and delays in the machinery
citing near civil war in Greece. of handling veterans' accounts,"
he said "but the proportion t
these is no greater than that of
non-veteran cheats."
Problem of Not Receiving Check"
Now Sign For Karsian added that there Was a
far greater problem regarding
those who had been entitled to
Specal Trains beefits and m.who hdntb~
receiving them. H cited the cae
Students interested in obtain- of one student who had not re-
ing transportation on special post- ceived his subsistence for 11
finals trains must sign up as soon one who had been waitingital
as possible on sheets posted at the for eight months for his check
Union travel desk, the League, out- Instances of sporadic receipt o
side of Rm. 2 University Hall and checks were mentioned as well.
on dormitory bulletin boards, Inadequacies in the dstribi
Chuck Lewis, chairman of a spe- tion of the benefits are pdimarily
cial Legislature committee sur- responsible for the difficulties, ac-
veying campus demand for the cording to Karsian. Among these
trains, said yesterday. are the fact that the period cov-
Tentative plans have been ered by a check is not specified on
formed by the New York Central the check, and veterans who re
Railroad to provide Eastbound ceive them are often not certain
trains leaving at 6 p.m. and West- whether they are entitled to them
bound trains leaving at 1:15 p.m or not.
on as many days as there is ade-
quate demand for them.
It is particularly urgent that ean
students sign up at once in orde
that enough equipment can bRe Les,
made available, Lewis said. Re-JLIU
clining seats and dining car serv e
ice will be provided in all trains.,1
Students should indicate whas

day they plan to leave Ann Arbei
as well as their names, phony By PERRY LOGAN
numbers and destinations. "See here, you fool, I'll have
none of your backtalk! Don't let
it get out, understand? Don't let
Mrs. Truman Weaker it out!" Dean Larceny Paramour
GRANDVIEW, Mo., May 23- ,lammed the receiver down vi-
(P)-President Truman said today ;iously, an evil smile masking his
rhis motheruas "a little weak- heart of gold.
that his mother was ""Hear that, Mitzi?" he cried to
er" tonight. his secretary, jabbing her arm for
Looking gravely worried, the amphasis. "Those benighted nurses
President told newsmen that way over in Health Service are com.
"about all I can say" as he re- plaining about George, my rare
turned to his hotel in Kansas City South American two-tailed fy
from another day of watchful They say he's over his cold and
waiting at thebedside of his 94-an they let him out 'c
year-old mother. restes.y lehiout'cuhe harm



Willow Village Will Carry On
Without Women for Summer

Business will continue as usual
out in Willow Village this summer,'
a Daily survey of facilities re-
vealed yesterday, but the feminine
touch will be lacking in the dormi-
tory area.
Women students will move into
Ann Arbor during the summer ses-
sion, where adequate accommoda-
tions for them will be available,!
a University official said. The
womemn's dornmitories will be opn'~

modate summer residents. Opera-
tors of both establishments said
that they would set their hours ac-
cording to business demand.
Present recreational facilities in
the Village will continue to be
available. The West Lodge Gym-
nasium will be open for students
who wish to play basketball, punch
the bag, play table tennis or shoot

Library Extension Undaunted By worms

L ca---iiy4zc1 rc9 wiy iar
one hair in George's little
;reen. "
"But Larcie, honey," Mitzie
.ooed, applying the iodine, "you
weren't talking with Health Serv-
ice. You were chatting with little
Eddie McKinlay, that handsome
bon vivant that puts out the Gar-
goyle, that gives untold scores of
campus women their only thrill
during any month, if you can call
McKinlay a thrill." Mitzi shivered.
"Bles.s my stars. this is serioius.

Worm-raising isn't usually
thought of as large-scale enter-
prise, but one notable magnate

way of proof that he knows a few
angles that aren't sold as mer-
chandise, he referred to a 600 dol-
lar return on his investment for

cation and other kinds of informa-
tion, there is always a letter from
someone who wants to know the


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