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Latest Deadline in the State



Truman in Council
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With Chief Officials
On MilitaryAffairs
Congress Defers Tax Cut Debates,
f Awaits President's Address Today,
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 16-President Truman conferred with his
top advisers-military, diplomatic and economic-tonight as he com-
pleted his tensely awaited state of the world message.
But he called off a meeting he had scheduled with four congres-
sional leaders for 11 a.m. tomorrow-an hour and a half before he is
to address Congress and the nation.
One of the Congress leaders, House Speaker Martin (Rep., Mass.),
said in a statement that "the constant advance of the iron curtain
n across Europe has created a grave

'MacArthur for Emperor,' Cry of New Campus Club

Last week it was "Vets Against
MacArthur" in Boston, and "Mac-
Arthur for President" in Chicago,
but this week it's "MacArthur for
Emperor" in Ann Arbor.
With gleams in their eyes, and
malice in their hearts, several of
Doug's old friends on campus
banded together Sunday to give
the hero of Bataan a "boost" in
anticipation of his landing on
U. S. political shores this year.
"Vets Against MacArthur, hell!"
says Myron Horowitz, Navy veter-
an, "What this country needs is
an emperor!"
Horowitz is one of the chapter
members of the latest campus po-
litical club. He and Prof. Karl
Litzenberg of the English depart-
ment got together with several
athers at Litzenberg's house and
started things off. A Navy vet with
service in the Pacific, Litzenberg is
aaturally a charter member too.
Other organizers include Mar-
vin Nochman, Grad, and Ken
Sands, '49. A few of Litzenberg's
friends are also in on this.
And there's a women's auxiliary.
3loria Bendet, '48, will give "Mac-
Arthur for Emperor" the woman's

The club has not yet gotten to
the stage where it will request
recognition from the University.

In fact, Horowitz says probably
no meetings will ever be held on
* * *

"That's really a wholesome sign
about this group," he explains.
"Why bother to meet? It will be
sufficient if everyone who wishes
to participate contents himself
with sneering over his beer Satur-
day nights."
However, Horowitz and Litzen-
berg intend to do a little promo-
tion work. They have designed a
crest with a slogan to be incor-
porated on match covers. The
crest portrays a corncob pipe ram-
pant on a stuffed shirt, and the
slogan says "I shall return-to
Of all the members so far, Sands
probably is the staunchest. He says
his outfit was pulled out of the
line on Mindinao in the Philip-
pines in order to be reviewed by
MacArthur. After a week's "spit
and polish," the day of the review
arrived, but not MacArthur, ac-
cording to Sands. A trying day
was spent standing at attention,
he recalls.
Anyone who would like to sup-
port "MacArthur for Emporer"
should contact Horowitz or Litzen-
berg. Parade next week.
Ah, you Republicans, fight it

Rumors Increase
As Arm Seeks
Waldrop Estimates 40 Per Cent
Of 'U' Veterans To Be Affected
(Daily City Editor)
Rumors of a revived draft law and possible recall of reservists con-
tinued to grow last night.
According to the United Press the Army has asked its legal experts
for a ruling whether 1,323,753 reserve officers and men who served in
World War H can be called back to active duty without an act of Con-
Robert S. Waldrop, director of the University's Veteran's Service
Bureau last night estimated that nearly half of the 11,000 student vet-
erans attending the University would be affected by the ruling.
Waldrop estimated that between 25 and 40 per cent of University
student veterans are former officers on inactive duty status. About
twenty per cent of the students are Navy veterans in the reserve.
An Associated Press dispatch to The Daily declared that the

Rent Control
Law Passes
Lower House
Local Control Issue
Disputed by Senate
WASHINGTON, March 16-{3)
-A "local option" bill trans-
ferring to local boards full au-
thority to raise rents or to re-
move controls was approved by
the House tonight.
The vote was announced as 251
to 132.
The measure continues rent
controls for one year to April 1,
1949, wherever the 655 l6cal
boards-nominated by the various
state governors-want them.
Called Unconstitutional
Action came amid Democratic
cries that such delegation of
power to local boards is uncon-
stitutional, that it is "an abdica-
tion of responsibility" by Con-
gress, and that many local rent
boards are "stacked" in favor of
landlords. Some called the bill
Republicans argued that home
town people know best how to
take care of local problems.
Voting for the bill were 162 Re-
publicans and 89 Democrats. Op-
posing were 57 Republicans, 73
Democrats and the two American
Labor Party members.
Goes to Conference Group
The rent legislation now goes
to a House-Senate conference
committee, to iron out differences.
Ir' passing' a rent bill last month
the Senate flatly rejected the "lo-
cal option" provision.
The Senate bill would extend
rent controls to May 1, 1949; the
House makes the duration one
month shorter, to April 1, 1949.
About 13,000,000 units housing
some 50,000,000 persons are now
under control.
The big house battle centered
on an amendment by Rep. Mon-
roney (Dem., Okla.), to strikeout
the "local option" provision.
He sought unsuccessfully to re-
turn to the language of the Sen-
ate measure which retains au-
thority for the Federal adminis-
trator to decide whether the local
boards make good cases for rent
hikes or decontrol in their juris-
diction. The House turned him
down 135 to 83.
Germany Jloins
Western States
Comnittee Set Up
To Draft Aid Treaty
PARIS, March 16 - (I) -
The foreign ministers of Western
Europe bowed reluctantly today to
division of Germany and voted to
bring the three Western Occupa-
tion Zones into their plan for con-
tinental organization.
At the close of a two-day meet-
ing the delegates from 16 Marshall
Plan nations set up a working
committee to draft a treaty for
mutual economic aid to make
themselves strong against com-
munism and a charter for a perm-
anent European organization to
carry out the pact.
The United States will contrib-
ute to the organization through
billions of dollars in aid under
the Marshall Plan. Left outside
are the Soviet Union, the Soviet
occupied zone of Germany and
the communist-led satellite states,

crisis in our international rela-
The make-up of the group
which met with Mr. Truman
gave a fresh indication that his
message will concern both Rus-
sia and American military af-
Besides Secretary of State Mar-
shall, Secretary of Defense For-
restal and Secretary of Commerce
Harriman, it included the State
Department's chief Russian ex=
pert, counselor Charles E. (Chip)
Presidential Press Secretary
Charles G. Ross, another of those
present, declined to say whether
Forrestal's presence indicated the
President would put heavy em-
phasis on defense matters.
The speech, expected to run 15
or 20 minutes, will be delivered to
a joint session of Congress and{
broadcast by major networks at
12:30 p.m., tomorrow.
Martin's statement spotlight-
ed the April 18 Italian elections
as the coming test between com-
munism and western democracy.
The House Speaker declared
that "the fate of civilization is at
stake." And he declared this coun-
try must become "absolutely su-
preme" on land, on the sea and in
the air.
Despite some indications that
the President would confine
himself to reviewing interna-
tional affairs, rather than mak-
ing any sensational pronounce-
ments, Congress held itself
ready for anything that might
The Senate' postponed until
Thursday the beginning of debate
on a $4,700,000,000 income tax cut-
ting measure. Barkley said the
Truman message "might present a
situation that would make it ut-
terly futile to attempt to reduce
AVC To Join
Czech Protest

Karl Litzenberg, (left) of the English department and former
Navy Lt. Commander, is a charter member of "MacArthur for
Emperor," rapidly growing campus "political" club. The local
group, formed this week, joins a human Maginot Line stretching
from Boston to California that has General MacArthur under
heavy fire. The General is shown in less hostile surroundings
wearing the British Order of the Bath.

Crisler's Task To ExpandAthletic Plant

Fritz Crisler, who has retired
from the coaching ranks after
having built up one of the most
powerful football machines in the
country, now faces another task-
that of expanding Michigan's ath-
letic plant into one of the most
completely equipped in the na-
Crisler, for 26 years a winning

coach, now has revealed that his
primary reason for retirement
from the sidelines was to devote
his energies to the expansion of
Michigan's athletic facilities.
At- the press conference follow-
ing the announcement of his re-
tirement, Crisler stated that he
could now spend his time making
the dream of the late Fielding H.
Yost, "Athletics for All," a reality.

Brave Crowd Faces Drizzle.
To Cheer East-Bound Cagers

A small but vociferous crowd of
wellwishers braved a steady driz-
zle to say goodbye and good luck to
Michigan's NCAA-bound basket-
ball squad yesterday afternoon in
front of the Union.
Coach Ozzie Cowles, wearing his
familiar red tie and standing un-
der a sign reading "MICHIGAN-
Champions of the West, Cham-
pions of the East," was in a jok-
ing, optimistic mood as he ad-
dressed the crowd.
Referring to Michigan's easy
triumph in the Rose Bowl, Cowles
cracked, "We're not going to meet
any set-ups this time, we're going
to Madison Square Garden to meet
real competition."
Unworried Coach

After a heated, hour-long de- But the Wolverine mentor did
bate the campus chapter of the not appear unduly worried over
AVC last night moved to support his team's chances. Stating that
the Czechoslovakian Protest Rally he had seen Holy Cross, Michi-
and named a delegate to attend gan's first opponent, play recently,
the affair. Cowles said. "All we need is a
The AVC made the move after medium good night to beat them.
deciding that the SLID-sponsored I wouldn't trade any five or six of
rally to inquire into violations of my boys for any five or six of
academic freedom by the Gott- theirs and that's the truth."
wald government was of an edu- Big Bill Roberts, 67" center,
cational nature.
In the semi-annual elections, gave the crowd a laugh when he
David Babson was elected chair- was forced to lift the microphone
man; Walt Hoffman, vice-chair- a good foot off the ground in or-
man; Niel Lander, treasurer; Bess der to express the team's appreci-
Hayes, corresponding secretary; ation of the turnout in behalf of
Lynn Edwards, recording secre- the bashful Wolverine captain Bob
tary and George Antonofsky, Jack Harrison who was suffering a case
Geist, Leon Kelly and John Sloss of 'mike-fright.'
members of the executive com- New York Bound
mittee. Thank them he did, and then
The AVC also voted to contrib- the band struck up "The Victors,"
ute $50 to the defense of Mrs. In- the crowd gave out with a loud
grahm, Negro woman sentenced cheer, and the 12 man squad was
to die for allegedly murdering a off by bus to Detroit where they
Georgia farmer. boarded a New York-bound train.
World News At A Glance
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 16-Butter won a 16 to 10 decision over
oleomargarine today in the House Agriculture Committee.i
By that vote, the House group decided to pigeonhole 18 billsI
which had been drawn to repeal federal taxes on margarine and
license fees imposed on those who sell it.
* * * *
LANSING, March 16-Governor Sigler's proposals for gov-
ernmental reorganization were received dubiously by the Legisla-
ture today as it met in special session.
Legislative leaders, generally preferring not to be quoted,
appeared to be reluctant to endorse Sigler's demand that four

Scheduled to arrive in New York
at 7:30 a.m., the boys will not have
much time to relax at their Hotel
Pennsylvania quarters. They are
scheduled for an hour workout in
the Garden at 9 a.m.
Ruthven Asks
Aid To Finish
New Hospital
The struggle for appropriations!
to complete the University mater-
nity hospital on which construc-
tion was halted a year ago, was
taken to Governor Siglet by Pres-
ident Alexander Ruthven, and
Prof. Norman F. Miller of the
medical school yesterday.
Governor Sigler agreed to visit
the present hospital, according to
the Associated Press, when Pres-
ident Ruthven expressed the fear
that if the state construction
program were cut the hospital
would be the first to feel it.
Prof. Miller described the new
hospital to The Daily as "The
very foremost need of the Uni-
versity and certainly of the med-
ical school."
Hospital a Disgrace
"The building we are now us-
ing is 50 years old," he said, "and
was never built as a maternity
hospital. It is not modern in any
sense of the word."
To the governor, Prof. Miller
had reported the present hospital
"A disgrace to the state and in-
"There is," he said, "no pro-
tection for patients against infec-
tion, and rats have been kicked
out of the delivery room."
No Promises
The Associated Press reports
that Governor Sigler refused to
promise the construction appro-
priation would be passed, pointing
to the state's tight fiscal situation,
but agreed to the visit.
The building, costing an esti-
mated $1,700,000 is to be con-
structed just east of University
Hospital. The basement had been
built before construction was halt-
Debate University
.r rtat~nit Pnv 1

He stated that Michigan's ath-
letic expansion program was now
entering its third phase and then
went on to list the periods through
which it has passed.
1. "The era of the realization of
Fielding H. Yost's dream, with the
construction ofthe Stadium, Yost
Field House, and the Intramural
Building. This phase ended by the
time I arrived here."
2. The period in which the first
great expansion was paid for. This
is the phase which is just coming
to an end.
3. "This new era which we are
just entering is a period of new
expansion. With 20,000 students
instead of 8,000 our whole plant
must be renovated. That's the job
we now face."
Plans are already under way for
this third phase of expansion with
a sports arena seating 20,000 being
the primary object in the pro-
gram. This arena will house the
basketball and hockey games.
Plans are being made for the
erection of a new clubhouse for
the golf course to replace "the
constructor's shack that is so
much of an eyesore," and an en-
larged version of the Intramural
Building to increase basketball
and swimming facilities is also
The Athletic Director said that
the women's part of the athletic
plant would not be overlooked. A
new women's athletic building
will be erected on Palmer Field
See CRISLER, Page 3
Johnson Will
Direct Concert
Alumnus To Lead
Cincinnati Symphony
Thor Johnson, University alum-
nus and former faculty member,
will lead the Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra in its concert at 8:30
p.m. tomorrow at Hill Auditorium.
A few tickets remain on sale for
the concert, last in the current
Choral Union Series, at offices of
the University Musical Society in
Burton Tower.
Now permanent conductor of
the Cincinnati Symphony, Thor
Johnson was an assistant profes-
sor in the music school and con-
ductor of Choral Union and May
Festival concerts.
Johnson came here in 1938 after
a period of study in the Salzburg
Mozarteum, the Conservatory of
Leipzig and in Prague. American-
born, he is a graduate of the Uni-
versity of North Carolina, receiv-
ing his master's degree at Michi-

IFC Resolves
To End Hazing
In Fraternities
Pledges To Receive
Constructive Training
The IFC passed a resolution at
its meeting last night which out-
lawed "hazing" from the Michi-
gan campus among its member
The resolution as amended had
been submitted by a committee
appointed previously by the IFC.
It requires that fraternities pro-
vide "training of a constructive
nature during the entire period of
No Physical Maltreatment
The resolution goes on to state
that "no man, under any circum-
stances, shall be given physical
maltreatment during his pledge
"No man," the resolution fur-
ther states, "shall be denied a rea-
sonable period of study for prep-
aration of his next day's classes
during his entire pledge period."
The IFC ruled that, "all proce-
dures and practices involved in
pledge training and initiation shall
be conducted in such a way as to
promote among the initiates, con-
duct consistent with good morals
and good taste. No action will be
condoned which might lead to
public embarrassment of the
Can Impose Fines
In providing penalties the exec-
utive council of the IFC is em-
powered by the resolution to im-
pose fines ranging from ten tc
fifty dollars for individuals and
fifty to two hundred fifty dollars
for fraternities violating the rules.
Penalties also include denial of
social privileges for periods of six
months to a year.
Fraternities found guilty of vi-
olating the resolution twice within
a three-year period can also be
suspended from campus for a se-
Present Talks on
Journalism Today
Future Journalism concentrates
will hear professors speak on va-
rious phases of the field in a de-
partment sponsored meeting at
4:15 p.m., today, Rm. 231, Angell
Prof. W. H. Maurer will speak
on "Educational and Professional
Objectives"; Dean C. Baker on
and Prof. Donal Haines on "Lit-
erary Interests."
Lawrence Prakken, visiting lec-
turer and magazine editor, will
talk on "The Magazine."

- Army is considering asking <
Congress for a return of the Se-
lective Service System. The
Army said that the draft would
not call back veterans. Instead it
would rely on lower age brack-
ets-men who have reached mil-
itary age since the war's end.
According to the United Press,
Army personnel officers believe
that almost everyone who held a
commission during World War II
is subject to recall if the President
so decided. Officers were not giv-
en a discharge as enlisted men
were but merely placed on "inac-
tive duty."
These officers, plus the enlisted
men who signed up in the Organ-
ized Reserve Corps can be called
up by a Presidential proclamation
of national emergency, in the
opinion of Army officials.
Both the United Press and the
Associated Press stories were
based on a survey of 'military
manpower released by the Army.
See DRAFT, Page 2
Big Powers
Fail To Agree
On Palestine
(M-A tentative big power agree-
ment on Palestine collapsed to-
night when France withdrew ap-
proval of a resolution which de-
clared there is now a threat to
world peace in the Holy Land.
At a morning meeting the
United States, Russia and France
agreed in principle that a threat
to peace existed through con-
tinued infiltration of hostile ele-
ments across Palestine borders.
China reserved her assent on
the grounds that such a decision
was premature and should not
specifically blame the Arabs and
exonerate the Jews. Britain has
boycotted the big power parleys.
After another closed meeting
tonight attended by the U.S.,
France and China, a UN press
officer told newsmen that agree-
ment was not now nearly so evi-
dent. He said one of the conferees,
which was later identified from
other sources as France, had ex-
pressed the new opinion that it
would be better not to proceed
now to call the situation a threat
to integrnational peace.
The UN press officer said the
situation was that delegates had
left open the question whether
there was any agreement. He said
the big powers now might take a
whole new approach to the
threat-to-peace problem.
Disciplinary Committee
To Act on Ticket Fraud
The University Disciplinary
Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m.
today to consider recommenda-
tions made by Men's Judiciary
concerning alleged ticket frauds.

Country Faced
By Shortages
Of Coal, Meat
'U' Official Sees No
Direct Effect Here
Goal production plummeted and
meat production was halved yes-
terday when the CIO meat han-
dlers and John L. Lewis' mine
workers both went on strike, ac-
cording to Associated Press re-
100,000 meat packers in 140
plants across the country left their
jobs as 170,000 d,i gers stayed
away from the mines in Pennsyl-
vania and West Virginia, the
Associated Press said.
The meat strikeresults from a
demand for a 29 cent-an-hour
wage increase, while the ea
strike can be traced to Lewis'de-
mand to use the miner's welfare
fund to finance a pension plan
for retired mine workers.
Truman Studies Situation
President Truman was reported
studying the strike situations.
Taft-Hartley law machinery has
been set in motion in an attempt
to deal with the meat strike. A
three-man board has been set up
to study the situation. Wholesale
meat prices jumped in Chicago
and New York as farmers scut
their shipment of meat animals
to markets because of a shortage
of slaughtering facilities.
Coal supplies to Pittsburgh dis-
trict steel mills came to a dead
stop as mine after mine in the
southwest Pennsylvania region
closed, the Associated Press re-
ported. Small non-union mines
continued in production.
Local Coal Shortage
Locally, the University's pur-
chasing agent, Walter L. Bulbick
said that the University had no
coal problem. But local dealers
said that the city faces a crit-
ical shortage. One dealer said that
a three day cold wave would leave
Ann Arbor without coal. All deal-
ers contacted reported little or
no coal supply available.
The local meat situation was
somewhat brighter. Bulbick said
that the Detroit packers who
supply the residence halls had not
had their supply cut off and that
a normal amount of meat was
still coming through. A week's
supply is on hand and it can be
stretched if necessary, he ex-
Ann Arbor dealers reported
little increase in purchasing of
meat during the first day of the
strike. Many local markets do
their own slaughtering and are
not drastically affected by the
strike, The Daily learned.
A four to seven day meat supply
was found to be on hand in most
markets. ,
SIrish Honored1
By Gremlins
The Irish were out in force last
The Good St. Patrick's feast day
was barely a minute old when the
Leprachauns and little men's
marching and chowder society


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