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Latest Deadline in the State


Settle Charge
Of Election
Daily Moderates
7-Hour Session
Delegates from the Forestry
Club, the Union and the Student
Legislature Election Committee
resolved their differences over the
recent Union vice-presidential
election in a seven-hour session
held last night at the Student
Publications Building.
The Daily acted as moderator
at the unprecedented meeting
which was called to settle charges
made by the Forestry Club Tuesday
that the election of April 14 was
mishandled and should be invali-
A committee composed of Mike
Miskovsky, chairman, Keith C.a
Truettner, and Robert G. Ray-
mond, represented the Forestry
Club at the session. Gene Sikorov-
sky, Union president; Jim Risk,
election committee chairman; and
Tom Walsh, Union vice-president
and member of the Legislature,
represented their respective or-
ganizations at the meeting.
The delegates agreed that there
had been certain irregularities in
the election. While it felt that
some of these irregularities fall
Into the category of precedent,
the group agreed that protests
against such practices are legiti-
In discussing the charge made
Tuesday that a candidate's name
was withheld from the ballot, the
group agreed that:
1) "There was inefficiency on
the part of the Union nominating
committee in not immediately re-
jecting the petition.
2) "The petition was invalid be-
cause it was turned in after the 5
o'clock deadline."
The group recommended that
"either future elections be car-
ried on according to the letter of
the present Union constitution,
or that the constitution be amend-
ed to provide workable election
machinery in the light of present
campus conditions."
The :ack of coordination be-
tween VtI Union and the Student
Legislature at the election was
agreed upon by the delegates. To
prevent a recurrence of this, a
recommendation was made that
"sufficient precautions be taken in
future elections to assure that each
student vote in his own school by
checking thebvoter's identification
card, and by issuing a ballot
marked with the voter's school." l
It was pointed out at the meet-
ing that in all future campus elec-
tions the Men's Judiciary Council
will certify candidates, supervise
ballot counting and act as the ap-
pellate authority to hear cases of
contested elections.
The Union Board of Directors
will make a point of considering
the proposed revision of the con-
stitution at an early meeting in the
fall, Sikorovsky said.
The delegates recommended that
any: business of the nominating
committee concerning campus
elections must be published.
The allegation made Tuesday
that a candidate had counted elec-
tion ballots was also discussed at
the meeting. "Satisfactory proof
was offered that this did not
occur," the delegate agreed.
'Ensian Sales

Close, Today
Distribution of the Michigan-
ensian during regular hours will
be concluded today, Mary Rookus,
'Ensian business manager, an-
nounced yesterday.
'Ensians may be picked up dur-
ing the following hours: 9-12 a.m.,
1-5:30 p.m., at The Daily distri-
bution desk on the first floor of
the Student Publications Building.
Those students unable to get their
'Ensians during these hours are
asked to see MVrs. States, Secre-
tary to the Board in Control, Stu-
dent Publications, at the Cashier's
Office on the second floor of the
Publications Building from June
3 to 7.
Women Receive
12:30 Permission
Women's residences will close
at 12:30 a.m. today and Thursday,
June 12, the Office of the Dean
of Women has announced.

Willow Run Airport W ill
BeDedicated by'U'Today
Brig.-Gen. Putt To Talk at Union Luncheon;
Public Exhibits Planned During Afternoon

Willow Run Airport, the largest
and best equipped airport ever
controlled by an American educa-
tional innstitution, will be dedi-
cated to peacetime and educa-
tional use at 3:30 p.m. today by
University officials.
As part of day-long ceremonies,
Brigadier General Donald L. Putt,
Army Air Forces, will speak before

House Passes
For Farmers
Reduces President's
1948 Budget Request
The House passed 315 to 38 and
sent to the Senate tonight a $847,-
601,976 agriculture appropriation
bill for 1948, with total reductions
of $340,969,342 below the Presi-
dent's budget requests.
Except for the addition of $40,-
000,000 in a compromise move,
there were no major changes in the
bill from the form in which it was
approved by the House Appropria-
tions Committee.
The added $40,000,000 is part of
a $148,000,000 fund the Agricul-
ture Department had expected to
receive next year from import du-
ties. The Appropriations Commit-
tee had recommended that the en-
tire fund be turned into the Treas-
ury but agreed at the last minute
to allow the Department to use the
The fund, known as "section 32"
money, is used by the Department
for programs to encourage expor-
tation and domestic consumption
of agricultural commodities.
The action boosted to an esti-
mated $2,630,000,000 the total cuts
approvedby the House this year in
its drive to chop $6,000,000,000
from t h e President's annual
budget of $37,500,000,000 for the
1948 fiscal year, starting July 1,
Acceptance of the $40,000,000
increase on motion of Rep. Dirksen
(Rep., Ill.), who handled the bill
for the Appropriations Committee,
was the only big change. Efforts
to make substantial increases in
funds for the school lunch pro-
gram, for soil conservation pay-
ments and for rural electrification
administration loans failed despite
the solid backing of Democrats.

three hundred guests at a lunch-
eon in the Union. His topic will be
"Science: The Foundation of Na-
tional Security and Peace"
Engineering Deputy Chief
Holder of the Legion of Merit
for 'his services in the develop-
ment of the B-29 superfortress,
Gen. Putt is at present deputy
chief of the Engineering Division,
Air Material Command, at Wright
Field, Ohio.
From 1 to 6 p.m. the field will
open to public inspection of an air-
craft exhibit arranged by the
Army, the Navy, and the seven
2uisn mou sauilIrE t3o.autmfloo
the field. The display, part of
Michigan Aviation Week, will in-
clude a jet-propelled, 500-miles-
per-hour P-80, which will arrive at
the airport at 4 p.m. after a one-
hour flight from Montreal.
Special Greyhound buses will be
operating out of Ann Arbor in the
afternoon, taking the Washtenaw
Ave. route directly to Hangar No.
2, scene of the dedication program.
Feature Addresses
Feature addresses during the
formal dedication ceremonies will
be given by Gov. Kim Sigler,
speaking officially for the State,
and by Oswald Ryan, vice-chair-
man and present acting chairman
of the Civil Aeronautics Board
With University Provost James
P. Adams acting as master of cere-
monies, Vice-President Robert P.
Briggs will hand the airport deed
to President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven, who will make a brief dedi-
catory statement.
Also scheduled for the afternoon
is a flight of helicopter from the
University campus to the airport,
carrying mail bearing a special
stamp to mark the event. The
helicopter is scheduledeto take
off from the campus at 3 p.m.
Will Broadcast
,Student's Story
City Veterans' Graves
Decorated by Legion
"Crosses in the Wind," an ac-
count of the burial of American
war dead written by Joseph J.
Shomon, University graduate stu-
dent, will be broadcast on a coast
to coast network at noon Memor-
ial Day.
Sponsored by the Aierican Le-
gion, the program will be drama-
tized by the National Broadcast-
ing Co.
Shomon, who commanded a
graves registration company in the
army during World War I, is a
resident of New York City.. His
book, published early this year,
is based on his experiences with
the graves registration group.
Locally, the American Legion,
Erwin Treiskorn Post 46, has dec-
orated all veterans' graves in the
city with American flags and
A Memorial Day recital will be
played by Percival Price, Univer-
sity of Michigan carilloneur,
Stores and city and county of-
fices will be closed throughout the
No Classes Tomorrow
No classes will be held to-
morrow because of a Univer-
sity holiday in observance of
Memorial Day.

House Senate
Accord Near
On Labor Bill
Sweeping Strike
Liti ations Seen
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 28-House
and Senate conferees t o d a y
achieved accord on all but a single
provision of a compromise labor
bill which imposes sweeping limi-
tations on union activities and
Senator Taft (Rep., Ohio) an-
nounced that most of the curbs
contained in separate bills passed
by the two houses are still in the
final draft, but the House agreed
to abandon a section of its meas-
ure which out-lawed industry-
wide collective bargaining in near-
ly every case
The House also gave up a pro-
vision which authorized private
employers to seek injunctions
against jurisdictional strikes and
secondary boycotts
Food Processes Disputed
Taft told reporters the only is-
sue still unresolved is whether to
exclude food processors from cv-
erage by the Wagner Collective
Bargaining Act. The House is in-
sisting on this, while the Senate
is dead set against it.
The legislation has aroused bit-
ter opposition from union leaders,
who call it "slave legislation" in-
tended to smash unions. Its sup-
porters say it is needed to reduce
what they describe as' undue ad-
vantages held by organized labor
at the bargaining table and to
curb needless strikes.
Decision Expected Tomorrow
The Ohio senator said the com-
mittee expects to iron out the re-
maining differences ' tomorrow,
then draw up a formal conference
When this is ready, probably by
the end of the week, the final
draft of the bill will go first to
the House and then the Senate for
Then the measure will go t
the White house and an uncertain
fate. President Truman has de-
clined to state publicly whether he
will sign or veto the bill. Labor
union leaders have urged a veto.
Vets To Otainy
Absence Lists
Veterans may secure records of
their total time lost during the
semester, according to the Veter-
an's Absence Reports which they
have filled out, Robert Waldrop,
Veteran's Service Bureau director,
announced yesterday.
The absences for each veteran,
as reported by the University to
the Veteran's Administration, are
deducted from his accrued leave
time. "Veterans wishing to know
how much deduction to expect are
urged to leave their name and
address at the Veteran's Service
Bureau or mail a postcard to the'
Bureau, 1514 Rackham Building,"
Waldrop said.
The Bureau will be open from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon thru Fri.
and until 12 a.m. Sat. in order
that veterans may apply for their
"Information cannot be given
out immediately as it would be
impossible to take care of the ex-
pected demand, but Records will
be mailed as soon as possible,"

Waldrop said._

Poets Get Top Hopwood Prizes,

Bill Now Goes

Votes Income

Tax Cut

Robert Penn

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Back to House
In New Form
Reduces Payments
By 20 to 30 Per Cent
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 28-A $4,-
000,0000,000-a-year income tax cut
was voted late today by the Sen-
ate, 52 to 34.
The bill, which reduces the pay-
ments of most taxpayers by 20 to
30 per cent, now goes back to the
House, which already has passed
tax reduction legislation of sim-
ilar nature.
There is one big difference be-
tween the'two bills, however. The
House voted to make the reduc-
tion retroactive to last Jan. 1;
the Senate decided to make it ef-
fective this coming July 1.
This, and other, differences,
probably will be ironed out in a
Senate -House conference commit-
tee. Then President Truman will
be confronted with the question
whether he shall sign a bill he
doesn't like.
The Senate bill provides these
percentage reductions:
30 per cent off for per ins whose
net income, after exempions and
deductions, is $1,000 or less.
From 30 to 20 per cent for per-
sons with net incomes of $1,000 to
20 per cent for incomes of $1,-
400 to $79,700.
15 per cent from $79,700 to
10.5 per cent on all above $302,-
400. .
The bill also provides an addi-
tional $500 personal exemption
for taxpayers over 65 years of
age, and for their spouses too,
if they have reached 65.
Before the final vote, the Senate
slapped down, 58 to 28 an attempt
by Senator Lucas (Dem., Ill.) to
scrap the whole pending measure
and substitute another, featured
by a $100 increase in personal ex-
emptions and a cut of two per-
centage points in each surtax rate.
lHe said this would be fairer to
those in the low income brackets.
Before Lucas called up his sub-
stitute, the Senate killed the fol-
lowing proposed amendments:
By Senator McClellan (Dem.,
Ark.), to increase the personal
income tax exemption from $500
to $750 for single persons, and
from $1,000 to $1,500 for married
couples. The vote was 44 against
to 27 for.
By McClellan, to recognize fam-
ily partnerships for federal tax
purposes. This was defeated 54 to
By Senator McCarran (Dem.,
Nev.), to permit the deduction for
tax purposes of capital investments
in business, up to $125,000 or half
of a single business' net income,
whichever is smaller. This was re-
jected 60 to 16.
With this issue The Daily
suspends publication for the
spring term of 1947. Publica-
tion will be resumed June 25.

Clark, Corman
Given Major
Poetry Honors
Ginger, Ingwersen
Win in Essay, Novel
Poets received top honors and
a major portion of the prize mon-
ey in the 17th Annual Avery and
Jule Hopwood Awards in Creative
Writing, yesterday afternoon in
Rackham Lecture Hall, following
'a lecture by Robert Penn War-
ren, winner of this year's Pulitzer
Novel award.
Virgil G. Clark, graduate stu-
dent from Grand Rapids, received
a $1,000 major poetry award for
his manuscript, "The Golden
Bowl," to head the list of Hop-
wood wniners. Major poetry
For pictures of other Hop-
wood Award winners see Page 3.

National Air Meet To Be Held
At Willow Run Field Friday

Warren Lectures;

The National Intercollegiate Air
Meet, the first of its kind since the
war, will be held at the Willow
Run Airport for three days begin-
ning Friday, with 200 representa-
tives of 22 collegiate flying clubs
throughout the country partici-
Highlight of the meet will be a
banquet at the League Saturday
featuring Ggvernor Kim Sigler
and Lt. Gen. James Doolittle, who
will also be an honorary starter at
the meet, as the principal speak-
ers. Col. Cass Hough, the fighter
pilot who was the first man to ex-
ceed the speed of sound, wil act'
as toastmaster for the occasion.
Trophies To Be Given-.
The meet will include competi-
18 Bomber
Are Awarded
Eighteen student veterans were
awarded Bomber Scholarships,
amounting to $100 each for the fall
semester, the Office of Student
Affairs announced yesterday.
Winners of the annual scholar-
ships are: Alan Stewart Bradley,
'48; Philip R. Collins, '49 F&C;
John Earl Franklin; Emerson
Frey; Joseph George, '48E; Ralf
Albert Greenberg; Paul Greven-
goed, '48E; John Stinson Howell,
'48E and John Howard Hubbell,
The list continues with: Edwin
Jones, '48; Lawrence Kavanau;
Richard Lane; Douglas Morris;
Daniel O'Halloran, '48; Jack Pel-
ton, '48; John Robert Staton, '49;
Richard Vickery, '48 BusAd, and
John Cameron Vyn, '48Ed.
The winners may pick up their
checks during the first week of
classes next fall at the Office of
Student Affairs, Rm. 2, University

tion in spot landing, bomb drop-
ping and safe flying practices, withj
trophies to be awarded to the win-
ner in each class. Other awards
are the Carl Friedlander Trophy,
which will be given to the coed who
achieves the highest point total in
the meet, and a special award to
be presented to the group flying
the longest distance to participate
in the meet.
The Aero Club of Michigan is
sponsoring the meet, plans for
which were set up by representa-
tives of flying clubs from the Uni-
versity of Detroit, Wayne Univer-
sity, Michigan State College and
the University Flying Club.
Fast Flight Schedule
Rules set *ip by the National
Aeronautic Association will be fol-
lowed in the meet, requiring a
flight schedule of a take-off every
minute and a quarter.
Another event planned for the
meet, which is being held in con-
junction with Michigan Aviation
Week, is a "yawn patrol," consist-
ing of a breakfast party for the
line crews and starting teams,
scheduled for 3:50 a.m. Saturday.
Following this post-midnight
breakfast, the group will journey
to the airport for the flying ac-
tivities, which will begin at 5:30
a.m. and continue until 5:30 p.m.
A Friday night trip to the Detroit
City Airport to see the Detroit
Aircraft Show is also planned for
participants in the meet.
'U' Representatives
The University Flying Club, at-
tempting to retain the W, T. Piper
Trophy, which is awarded to the
individual high scorer of the meet.
and the Warner Aircraft Trophy,
presented to the individual high
scorer from the state of Michi-
gan, will be represented by Bar-
ba'ra Foster, Frances Hamilton,
Lou Creith, Nelson Hermance and
Roger Markle.
World News
By The Associated Press
House Un-American Activities
Committee ordered an investiga-
tion today to follow up a sub-
committee report that "some of
the most flagrant communist
propaganda films were produced
as a result of White House pres-
S* * *
United Auto Workers today re-
jected an offer from the Ford
Motor Co. of the equivalent of a
15 cent an hour wage increase
for 130,000 production employes
because it did not include an old-
age retirement plan.
* * *
GRANDVIEW, Mo., May 28-
President Truman said late today
his mother was so much better
that. barring an unexpected

awards went to Sidney Corman
graduate student from Dorchester
Mass., who won $800 for "Sunlight
in the Alley"; Charles F. Mad-
den, graduate student from Glen-
dale, W. Va., who was awarded
$600 for his manuscript, "Bent
Blue"; and Harold V. Witt, gradu-
ate student from Santa Ana
Calif., who received $600 for "A
Vineyard in Night's Nakedness."
Prizes of $700 were awarded to
both Raymond S. Ginger, grad-
uate student from Ann Arbor,
for his essay, "Voice of the Un-
ion - Eugene V. Debs"; and
John Ingwersen, senior from
Middletown, Ohio, for his nov-
el, "Groper at Noonday." Ing-
wersen had won a minor award
in fiction in 1946. John W. How-
ard, graduate student from Bat-
tle Creek, won $500 for "Seven
Introductory Essays on Some
Modern Poets." Robert F.
Haugh, graduate student from
E. Ann Arbor, was awarded
$500 for his novel, "Walkin-
Minor essay contest winners
were Robert 4~. Speckhard, senior
from Saginaw, who won $250 for
"Some Psychological Dimensions
of Modern Man"; and Margery
Wald, senior from Warren, Ohio,
who was awarded $150 for "Crit
ical Essays." Essay judges were
Randall Jarrell of Jamaica, Long
Island, and Harrison Smith of
New York City.
Jennifer Stevens, f r e s h m a n
from Detrit, who won freshman
awards in, poetry and fiction in
the first semester of this year,
was awarded a $150 minor poetry
prize. She is the first student
to win a freshman and minor
award in the same year. Renee
E. Schneidpr, junior from Far
Rockaway, Long Island, who won
a freshman prize in poetry in
1945, received a $100 minor poetry
award for "The Gray Man". Mar-
tha Ann Dieffenbacher, senior
from Havana, Ill., received $100
nor "Souvenirs". Poetry judges
were Babette Deutsch of New
York City, George Dillon of Rich-
mond, Va., and Wallace Stevens
of Hartford, Conn.
Minor fiction contest winners
were: Robert Manning Armstrong,
sophomore from Pontiac, who re-
eived $150 for "Soldiers and Civil-
fans"; Joe H. Knox, special stu-
dent from Newton, N. C., who was
awarded $150 for his "Tales of
Little Ben"; Mary Brush, senior
from Herkimner, N. Y., who re-
ceived $150 for "Seven Short Stor-
ies"; and Richard Kraus, junior
from Chicago, Ill., who won $100
for "Four Stories." Fiction judg-
2s were Louis Bromfield of Lucas,
Ohio, and Katherine Gauss Jack-
son and Lionel Trilling of New
York City.
The prizes, amounting to $7,200,
were announced by Prof. Roy W
Cowden, director' of the Hopwood
* * *
Robert Frost s
Wo rkdnalyzed
Robert Frost has adhered to the
definition that a good poem de-
fines a sort of strategic point for


Review of 'U' Events Shows PoliticalEmphasis

Here are the main events of lo-
cal interest exclusive of sporting
events during the past semester:
Feb. 10: University officials
were silent on Gov. Sigler's pro-
posed investigation of subversive
activities on campus. President
Ruthven promised "appropriate
action . . . if it were 'indicated'
that any student activities were
"in violation of federal or state
Feb. 12: The Veterans Adminis-
tration ordered all student veter-
ans to file weekly absence reports.
The reports were to be made on an
hrnn rhasi everv Monnav

to "blacklist" women's dormitories
for what they called "no-go" prac-
Feb. 26: Student Veterans'I
Planning Conference opened a
cost-of-living survey.
Feb. 27: Mrs. Elizabeth Smith,
student consultant and advisor in
Office of Student Affairs, died.
Feb. 28: FPHA fire inspectors at
Willow Run investigating fire haz-
ards drew angry protests from vil-
lagers who defended their rights
to use "hot plates" and other elec-
trical apparatus.

time in the history of the Univer-
March 11: Revival of the Karl
Marx Society on campus was ap-
proved by the Student Affairs
Committee. . . . Campus royalty
and gambling devices for Michi-
gras were ruled out by the same
Marsh 15: A compromise by,
which construction of new build-
ings at the University may not be
halted was reported by state fi-
nance committees.
March 16: FPHA officials de-
bated plans for possible reorgani-
zation of Willow Village electrical

Marx Society. . . . A threatto con- conditions at West Lodge Cafe-
demn the University's 43 year old teria was reported by 11-man com-
maternity hospital was denied by mittee investigating conditions at
the state fire inspector. Willow Village.
March 26: Tenants at Willow April 23: Michigan Youth for
Run were made responsible for Democracy, local affiliate of
American Youth for Democracy,
checking their own fuse boxes, as was banned from the campus by
a result of a FPHA investigation. the University for "performing a
March 27: A six-inch snowfall disservice to the educational and
buried Ann Arbor, disrupted' other interests of the University
classes and communications and of Michigan. . . ."
temporarily isolated Willow Vil- April 25: The first postwar
lage. Michigras carnival, preceded by
March 28: Three years of com- the traditional Michigras parade,
pulsor-y physical education for all began a two-night stand in Yost
students was recommended by a Field House.
vn(io1 n'tn' e ttnmmi++ nnnintd hy I Anril 26: Apnroximately 1.000

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