THE MICIIIGAN DAILY
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Local photos by Daily staff photographers Alex Linanian and1( Stan Lipsey
RACIAL DISCRIMINATON-About 150 students participated
this semester in the picketing of barbershops charged with refus-
ing to serve Negro patrons. The picketing climaxed a year long
campaign by IRA members against alleged violations of Michigan's
Diggs Act. Barber Dominic Dascbla will appear as defendant in a
test case this month.
iE1MOPHOBIA HITS CAMPUS-As the semester began students
noticed skirt lengths were lower. A controversy raged for some
time about this radical change. Those whose papas were well fixed
made daughter over, if she wanted to be made over. However,
at the present time no one seems to care one way or the other.
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SNOWBALLS, EGGS AND CANDLELIGHT-Gerhart Eisler, Ger-
man Communist and his wife as they walked to District Federal
Court in Washington last June. Sik months later the University
prohibited his appearance on campus under MYDA sponsorship.
Shortly after the ban a mob of students prevented him from
speaking at a public park and bombarded a private home with
snowballs as he was being interviewed in a candle-lit second floor
room by reporters.
BIG NINE CHAMPS-Michigan's powerful offensive-defensive
teams last year won the Big Nine Conference title for the first
time since 1933. During the season interest was heightened by the
national football polls, forever ranking Michigan-Notre Dame one-
two. The 49-0 Rose Bowl victory settled nothing, and the con-
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THE WORLD'S BEST-The donation of 500 prints by a Detroit
department store, Dean Lloyd S. Woodburne of the literary college,
and architecture student Dorothy Garwood founded the Univer-
sity's Renrint Library this semester. Prints are loaned out on a
one-semester basis. All but three were taken last September.
TopCampus News Stories
Picked in Daily Editors' Poll
BMOC-Clyde A. Recht, '48, of
Detroit. Activities! chairman
Men's Judiciary Council, city
editor of The Daily, Michi-
gamua, Sigma Delta Chi, Theta
Chi, governing board of literary
MUJSIC-Bonnie Elms, SM, won
a state singing contest last No-
vember sponsored by the Associ-
ated Concert Bureau of New
York. Between semesters Miss
Elms is scheduled to sing in Car-
As another semester of report-
ing ended with yesterday's efforts,
Daily editors, with a quick back-
ward glance, selected the top
stories of the term:
1. The Eisler-snowball incident,
because of its broad implications,
took top honors. See The New
Republic of two weeks ago for an
account of the fracas here. (63
2. The many Rose Bowl stories,
plus the Notre Damei-Michigan
controversy, still being mulled over
in the papers, was a close second.
3. The University's liquor ban.
This was a good one. We even
had people writing poetry in the
letters column. As is mentioned
elsewhere, beer picnics survived.
4. Operation Haircut was right
up there too. Sponsored by IRA,
originaly, fairly widespread sup-
port was arousedc1 this semester
after picketing of local barber-
shops began early in December.
Honorable Mention: The record
vote in the Legislature election-
although there was no prolonged
news play of this event, the turn-
out indicated growing campus in-
terest in student government.
Stories were ranked on basis of
reader interest plus general sig-
nificance. The also-rans included
the New Look, record enrollment
All four top stories received at
least one first. place vote, just as
in the football polls opinion var-
ied. Both Eisler and the Rose
Bowl had three top ballots each.
Seven points were allotted to a
first place vote. 7-6-5-4-3-2-1.
The liquor ban and Operation
Haircut had two and one first
place votes respectively.
Comments on the Eisler selec-
tion: " . . . we found out who the
good red-blooded Americans were
Another: . . .a short l:sson
in the making of martyrs . .".
On the Rose Bowl: ". . . by far
of greatest reader interest over a
a long period of time . ."
On the liquor ban: ". . . in some
ways one of the funniest stories in
this paper in a long time."
On Operation Haircut: ".
showed that a few students were
willing to work at eliminating ra-
A few comments were made on
some of the minor stories.
About the new look, "It's pro-
duced but short--ages."
On Homecoming, ". . The week-
end was marred only by the un-
complimentary spread on the
pages of a national magazine..."
IIOMECOMING--"Rose Bowl or Bust" won io honors for Lloyd
House in the homecoming display contest, which had no frater-
nity-independent division last fall. Incidentally, we understand
that the clothes on "Dean Lloyd Says No" were contributed espe-
cially for the display by Dean Lloyd herself.
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JNSUfNG HEROES OF THE GRIDIRON-These gentlemen faith-
fully reported for duty.,every Sunday morning. Theirs was the big
job of keeping the conference's biggest stadium clear of rubbish,
and we salute them.
TELEVISION DIVISION-The Michigan State game last fall
marked the first televising in history of an "M" athletic event.
Equipment and programming was arranged by WWJ-TV. The
game was seen in about a 6 mile radius of the stadium.
'LOS ANGELES CALLING'-
Buck Dawson, managing editor
of the 'Ensian. His press-
agentry tactics made 1948 year-
book a success.
COACH OF THE YEAR-H. O.
Crisler was named coach of the
year, for several very good rea-
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