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Latest Deadline in the State



U.S. May Call
Younger Vets
To Reserves
Hearst Cites Tip
By Sec. Royall
Veterans with less than 19
months service may soon be tapped
for service in the National Guard
according to a dispatch in the
Hearst newspapers.
The dispatch was written on the
basis of a "tip off" given by Sec. of
the Army Kenneth C. Royall be-
fore the Senate armed services
I t committee.
Royall said "I have had a study
made of possible provisions in the
Selective Service Act designed
promptly to supply the national
guard and organized reserve with
personnel-with trained person-
Royall departed from his pre-
pared statement to call attention
to this point.
Hearst papers contacted Army
officials who said plans were in
the offing to draft between 200,000
and 300,000 veterans who have had
military training. Under the plan
the men would be assigned to Na-
tional Guard units near their resi-
dences. Training would include
two hour drill periods one night a
week and a 15-day summer en-
(However the Associated Press
doubted the authenticity of the
Hearst report. An (A) spokesman
in Detroit said the Army has no
power to draft men for service in
the National Guard.)
(If the plitn were adopted U~ni-
versity students affected might be
assigned to Michigan National
Guard Co. K 46th Division with
headquarters in Ann Arbor.)
Army officials have emphasized
that combat veterans and those
with extended service would not be
affected by the proposed draft. In-
stead the program would be aimed
at men who entered the service
near the close of the war and were
discharged after less than 19
This is the second time in less
than a month that rumors from
official Washington have jolted
University students. March 16 the
national wire service carried sto-
ries predicting that armed serv-
ice reservists might be called back
to active duty. Some 40 per cent
of the student veterans here would
be affected by such a move.
Then on March 17 the Associ-
ated Press said plans were in the
offing for a revived draft law
which would call a million non-
veterans into the service. At that
time it was stated that all veterans
would be exempt from the pro-
posed draft.
Seniors Given
Seniors in all departments of
the University will be able this
year to choose from as wide an
assortment of Commencement an-
nouncements as was offered before
the war. Miss Pearl Klausner,
chairman of the Senior Literary
Announcement Committee, an-
nounced yesterday.
{' The announcement will be sold
on campus for four days begin-
ning April 13, Miss Klausner con-
tinued. "I urge Seniors to con-

fer with their parents during
spring vacation about the number
of announcements they will need
so they can order promptly when
sales begin," she said.
General Booklet
Candidates for degrees in all
schools except Law, Medicine and
Engineering will be combined in
a general booklet which will in-
clude four campus views, a sched-
ule of Commencement events, an
announcement page, administra-
tive officers, and class officers and
committees of the several col-
These combined school book-
lets will be available with either
blue leather or white cardboard
covers. Both types will be em-
bossed with a front view of Alum-
ni Memorial Hall, the University
seal and the year. A French fold
in white paper bearing the same
cover imprint with an inside an-
nouncement will also be offered.
Individual Booklets
The Engineering, Law and Med-
ical schnl will offer individual

Noted Educators
Meet on Campus
The latest in learning and culture will be brought to light here
tomorrow, Friday and Saturday as members of the Michigan Academy
of Science, Arts and Letters gather for its 52nd annual meeting.
Over 1,000 experts from Michigan, Ohio and Illinois are expected
to attend the meeting, which will be highlighted by an address at 8:00
p.m. Friday in the Rackham Lecture Hall by Rexford G. Tugwell of
the University of Chicago.
Tugwell, former governor of Puerto Rico and a specialist in
economic planning, will discuss "The Study of Planning as a Sci-
entific Endeavor."
The Academy meeting will be divided into 17 sections, ranging
/-,,from fine arts to zoology and a

State Lawmakers
Recommend Bill


U' BuildinE

Senate Fund Committee Introduces
$3,969,000 Appropriations Measure
The Senate Finance Committee last night introduced a $21 mil-
lion state building program which included a $3,969,000 appropriation
to the University to complete existing construction.
The Senate Committee's decision to appropriate the requested
funds followed Governor Kim Sigler's inspection of the University
Maternity Hospital here Monday which he labeled "a disgraceful ad-
junct to a great University."
The Appropriation for the maternity hospital is $1,645,000 as
compared with a figure of $1,725,000 requested by University author!-


'U' Extension
Director Dies
Aboard Train
Dr. Fisher Succumbs
On TwilightLimited
Dr. Charles A. Fisher, 62-year-
old Director of the University's
Extension Service, succumbed to
an apparent heart attack yesterday
in Chicago's LaSalle St.tStation as
he was about to return to Ann Ar-
His body was found about 5:30
p.m. in the chair car of the east-
bound Twilight Limited. He had
been attending a meeting of the
National University Extension As-
'Great Loss'
President Alexander G. Ruthven
called Dr. Fisher's death "a great
loss to the University." He said
"Dr. Fisher was one of the out-
standing leaders in adult educa-
tion in the United States."
Born in Huntington, Ind., he re-
ceived an A.B. from DePauw Uni-
versity, A.M. from Columbia and
his Ph.D. in 1930 from Michigan.
At the time of his death he was a
second vice-president of the Na-
tional Congress of Parents and
Served on Board
He was formerly principal of
Warsaw (Ind.), Benton Harbor
and Kalamazoo Central high
schools. He also served on the Ann
Arbor Board of Education in 1932-
He was a member of the Michi-
gan Education Association, Na-
tional Education Association.
American Sociological Society, and
the American Association for
Adult Education. He was presi-
dent of the National University
Extension Association in 1945-46.
'Dr. Fisher is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Elsa Apfel Fisher, and
four sons; Joseph V. Fisher,
Charles E. Fisher, Paul M. Fisher
and John A. Fisher.
The body is being returned to
Ann Arbor. Funeral plans have
not yet been made.

total of 244 papers will be present-
ed describing recent advances and
discoveries in each field.
"The meetings of the Academy
provide an excellent chance for
educators from all over the state
to get together andrcatch up on
current research," Prof. Frederick
H. Test, secretary, declared. He
added that the general public is
invited to all lectures and section
Stressing the wide range of
subject matter to be covered by the
Academy, Prof. Test suggested the
following meetings as having spe-
cial interest for laymen:
"Isle Royale Vacation," an ad-
dress with color movies by Dennis
Glen Cooper, Detroit geographer.
to be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday
in Kellogg Auditorium of the Den-
tal School.
A panel discussion on pro-
posed State Constitutional Re-
vision to be held at 2:30 p.m.
Friday in the Rackham Assem-
bly Hall.
The fine arts section will hear a
lecture on "Vitreous Enamel Mur-
als" at 11 a.m. Saturday in the au-
ditorium of the architectural
building. An exhibit of paintings
and sculpture by section members
will begin Friday in the Rack-
ham exhibit room.
Another distinctive section is
the folklore group which this year
will hear a variety of papers in-
cluding "Legends about Human
Skin" and "The Speech of the
Eastern United States."
Programs which contain the
complete list of section meetings
and discussion subjects are being
distributed on campus, Prof. Test
SL Petitions
Due on Friday
Require 150 Names,
Statement of Ability
Student Legislature candidate
petitions must be submitted to the
Office of Student Affairs by 4:30
p.m., Friday, Dick Burton, Legis-
lature elections committee chair-
man has announced.
Petitions must contain signa-
tures of 150 qualified voters and
must include a 50 word statement
of qualifications showing serious-
ness of purpose.
All candidates must post a five
dollar bond to be forfeited in the
event of campaign or election dis-
crepancies or if the candidate fails
to poll at least 25 first place votes,
Burton explained.
H lreminded candidates that
the election will be held accord-
ing to the Hare System of Pro-
portional Representation and that
election campaigns should be
planned accordingly.
No petitions may be circulated
in classrooms, study halls, or li-
braries, and in no case may they
be circulated by any one other
than the student seeking nomina-
tion. Students failing to comply
with election regulations will be
disqualified, Burton said.

PICKETS PARADE BEFORE STOCK EXCHANGE-Pickets march before the Broad Street side of
the New York Stock Exchange after the United Financial Employes Local 205 (AFL) went on strike
against the Stock Exchange, the New York Curb Exchange and several member firms. At right
is the offices of Morgan and Co., and in background is statue of George Washington which
stands before the Sub-Treasury Building.

AVC Support
Given Czech
Rilly Decision.
Recalling the vote of its dele-
gate to the local MCAF meeting,
the campus chapter of AVC v~oted
last night to support the resolu-
tion passed at the recent rally on
academic freedom in Czechoslo-
Oppose UMT
The chapter also went on record
opposing President Truman's pro-
posals for UMT and a draft, call-
ing for a UN police fore and world
In a talk during the program
portion of the meeting, Prof. How-
ard Ehrmann of the history de-
partment declared that the danger
of the western advance of Russia
since 1939 lies in the eventual pos-
sibility of armed conflict.
Russia would rather exploit Eu-
rope and Asia without using force,
Prof. Ehrmann said. But the game
of expansion is liable to get out
of hand, he warned.
Focusing his attention on the
coming Italian elections, Prof.1
Ehrmann emphasized that the
success of American policy in op-
posing the Communists is neces-
sary to maintain our position in
Greece and Turkey.
Communists Gain Control
He pointed out that most ob-
servers have been predicting that
the Communists would poll about
two-fifths of the total vote and
thus gain control of the govern-
A Communist government in
Italy will mean a police state,
Prof. Ehrmann predicted. Our be-
lief in democracy, therefore de-
mands that our working for a
democratic government in Italy
and justifies our policy of relief
and the Marshall Plan to influ-
ence the election, he said.

Stilwell Memoirs Published;
Favor Chinese Communists

NEW YORK, March 30-(P)-
General Joseph W. Stilwell's own
bitterly worded thoughts on the
top wartime politicians were pub-
lished today.
They showed his conviction in
1944 that the Chinese Commu-
GI Bill Boost
Brings Higher
Rent to Village
Rent increases for Willow Vil-
lage residents paying adjusted
rental fees will nick the new GI
subsistence hike starting tomor-
row up to eight dollars per month.
No Increase
No increase is in store for apart-
ment dwellers already paying
maximum rents, nor single stu-
dents living in West Lodge Dormi-
tory, John Powers, president of the
Village Residents Council said last
The subsistence raise will pit
some married vets living in the
Village in a new income bracket,
he said, resulting in proportion-
ately higher rents.
The raise in rents for apart-
ments in the Village is not a new
policy, Powers explained, but
stems from a long-standing Fed-
eral housing formula for equaliz-
ing rental fees with a resident's
Standard and Minimum
Explaining the rent adjustment
process, Powers said for each Vil-
lage apartment, there is a stand-
ard and a minimum rent charge.
The standard rent, ranging from
25 to 35 dollars per month is paid
by all residents with a monthly in-
come of 140 dollars or over.
When monthly earnings are be-
low 140 dollars, the resident is en-
titled to a lower rental, Powers
said. Most University students liv-
ing at the Village come under this
Ken Cavanaugh, Village housing
manager said that adjustments
for lowered rents are made on a
90 day basis, so that the raises will
not go into effect until a resident's
present adjustment period ex-
Michigras Floats
Trucks will be furnished and
expenses paid for any organi-
zation wishing to have a float
in the Michigras Parade, if the
organization will submit the
idea and do the work on the
Organizations interested may
contact Dick Slocum at 4141.

nists offered the people a better
deal than the government did and
that Communists and. Kuomin-
tang troops should be fighting sidet
by side against the Japanese in-
stead of separately.
"The Peanut"
The thoughts he wrote d n in
his posthumously published pri-
vate diaries were directed mainly
against Chiang Kai-Shek, whom
he usually called "The Peanut."
Eventually Chiang had the crusty
old general fired out of China.
Stilwell did not spare the late
President Roosevelt, his wartime
commander-in-chief who agreed
to Stilwell's recall from China at
Chiang's bidding in 1944.
"Bloody Joe",
Stilwell called President Roose-
velt "Old Softy" in one diary no-
tation and suggested the wartime
President was too much under
Winston Churchill's influence.
"Bloody Joe" was his name for
Joe Stalin after the 1943 Teheran
conference of the Big Three which
reversed the decision reached just
previously in Cairo by Churchill,
Roosevelt and Chiang to send ma-
terial for a big war effort in Asia.
Stalin got his Western conferees
to agree that the No. 1 allied pri-
ority was the war against Ger-
many, and Japan could wait.
Stilwell wrote his opinion in
1944 that the Chinese Communists
offered a better future to the
people than did Chiang's Kuomin-
tang. This was at a time Stilwell
was trying to get Chiang to corre-
late the war efforts of Communist
and Government armies.
Topic of Talks
Announcement of an Institute
of Cultural Conflict, to be held
April 16 and 17 in Lane Hall, was
made last night by Lyman H. Leg-
ters, of the Student Religious As-
sociation which is presenting three'
nationally known speakers who
will spotlight the discrimination
The Institute will focus atten-
tion on the foundations of dis-
crimination and the effective
means of combatting group in-
tolerance, Legters said. Round-
table discussions of all aspects of
the discrimination problem are
also included in the program, he
The feature speakers for the
program will be Dr. Allison Davis,
of the University of Chicago; Dr.
Frank Loescher, of the American
Friends Service Committee; and
Dr. Leon Festinger, of the newly-
annexed Group Dynamics Insti-
Lute of the University.

C ,

ties. The complete distribution of
the appropriation follows:
Maternity hospital, $1,645,000;
General Service Building, $350,-
000;Business Administration
Building, $1,090,000; Aeronau-
tics and Electrical Engineering
Building, $200,000; Chemistry
Building, $328,000, and for Ex-
tension of Services, $356,000.
When the request for appropria-
tions was presented to the legisla-
ture March 16, Gov. Sigler did not
give much encouragement to Uni-
versity officials that the funds
would be forthcoming.
At that time Gov. Sigler said
"We are facing a bad situation in
that we are now spending more
than we are receiving. I am think-
ing very seriously of curtailing
some of our building program un-
til our financial picture is im-
However, after the Governor's
visit here Monday, he said that
he would "talk to members of
the Legislature and see if we
can't find some way to build a
new hospital."
Contacted late last night by the
Daily, President Alexander G.
Ruthven declined to comment on
the Senate Committee's action. "I
intend to go to Lansing tomorrow
morning, and I wish to reserve
comment until then," he said.
Senate Passes
Aid to China
On Voice Vote
-The Senate voted $463,000,000
for China aid today and the House,
in a series of rapid-fire actions,
worked closer to a vote on a mas-
sive "package" carrying $6,205,-
000,000 to assist foreign nations.
Leaders hope to reach a House
decision on the latter measure to-
morrow. Meantime the chamber
1. To enable officials in charge
of the aid program to clamp down
on American exports of war sup-
plies to Russia and her satellites.
2. To give Franco Spain a slice
of the $6,205,000,000.
And Senator Vandenberg (Rep.,
Mich.) indicated there will be lit-
tle difficulty in reconciling differ-
ences between House and Senate
relief bills. He told reporters he
would not oppose the House plan
of wrapping all foreign relief bills
into a single "package" although
some of the House provisions
might have to be compromised.
Vandenberg, apparently encour-
aged by today's swift develop-
ments, predicted final passage this
weekend of the Foreign Relief
Program, designed to spur the re-
covery of nations abroad and bol-
ster them against Communism.
The Senate passed the China
Aid Bill on a voice vote after Van-
denberg declared conditions in
China were "touch and go."
The House voted 149 to 52 to in-
vite Spain to share with 16 other
Western European Nations in the
multi-billion dollar Marshall Plan
fund if she agrees to terms laid
down in the plan.

NYC Cancels
Special Trains
For Students
Coal Strike Causes
Congested Travel
Homeward-bound, bluebook-
weary University students faced
big transportation troubles this
weekend, as railroad officials an-
nounced that the two special
trains to Chicago and New York
would not run Friday.
The previously announced spe
cial trains. will be replaced, by
crowded coaches hitched to the
regular trains. If the coal strike
continues, all rail passenger trans-
portation may be curtailed in the
next week, E. J. Smith, New York
Central ticket agent, said yester-
The extra trains were can-
celled in pursuance of an Office .
of Defense Transportation re-.
striction on the use of special
trains in the face of dwindling
coal supplies.
As the schedule now stands,
trains leave for the east at 6:41
a.m., making connections in De-
trait at 3:31 p.m. and 7:28 p.m.
West-bound trains pass throgh
Ann Arbor at 8:44 a.m., 1:30 p.m.,
3:27 p.m. and 5:26 p.m.
Students may have an even
harder time making the trek back
to Ann Arbor, Smith said and es-
timated that the railroad had
about a week's supply of coal, and
he said that if the strike did not
end, passenger service would be
cut off sometime next week.
Greyhound and Shortway
Bus lines, anticipating an av-
alanche of transportation seek-
ers, have made arrangements
for additional busses to serve al
runs, John Hagen, local term-
inal manager announced yester-
Starting at 11 a.m. Friday all
trips will be "protected," Hagen
said. That means that nine addi-
tional busses will be held in read-
iness in case of heavy traffic. I
necessary, more busses can be
brought from Detroit to take care
of the extra load, he said. ....
No additional flights from
Willow Run have been planned,
according to Don Norton of':-
American Airlines.
Norton announced that he
would contact Chicago and try to
get additional planes to accommo-
date students. No additional
flights from Willow Run had prev-
iously been planned, he said.
A local travel agency reported
that none of the other airlines
had made any provisions for ad-
ditional service this weekend. Al-
most all airline reservations are
now filled.
Will Discuss
'U' Groups Sponsor

Seniors To Perpetrate Legal
Vandalism on Union Tables

World News
At a Glance
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Wednesday, March 31
-The Soviet Government has pro-
tested to the United States over;
the detention of the transatlantic3
liner Rossia in New York, the Mos-
cow radio said today.
BOGOTA, Colombia, March 30
-U. S. Secretary of State Mar-
shall tossed the hot issue of
Soviet-inspired Communist. ac-
tivities in the Western Hemis-
phere into the Conference of
American Republics today and
the delegates voted by accla-
mation to consider it.
*. * *
John L. Lewis told a presiden-
tial board today it was "entirely
in error" in suggesting that he is
responsible for the soft coal strike.
The United Mine Workers' boss,
who twice refused yesterday to
appear before the Board, bowed
to a federal court order today.
Negotiations in the United
Nations for world atomic con-
trol have all but ended in fail-

With eager eyes directed at a
shiny set of carving tools, a light-
hearted group of Michigan seniors
gathered in the Union last night
to decide upon the best way of
carving their initials in one of
the taproom tables, thus adding
new light to the old saying that
"boys will be boys."
The men who bounded down the
stairs to the south wing of the
ranri t +n inn+ + tm a nrn -.

something," said Merl Townley,
Union executive council member.
"Of course, in the past a senior
could come in anytime and carve
his initials anywhere, but this year
we're going to get together and
plan something that we can be
proud of."
There'll be rules to this carving
project too, the men decided. In
the first place, men must estab-'
lish that they are bona fide sen-
. r - nirnnifin i^ n i r i clf

Glow Gone from 'Garden of the Gods'

The United World Federalists
and the Student League for In-
dustrial Democracy will present
Prof. Tucker P. Smith, of the eco-
nomics department of Olivet Col-
lege in an attack on "President
Truman's Foreign Policy and the
Cold War" at 4:15 tomorrow in
the Union.

Th rn a 4i n almv n irC.,rmnin 4r

-Lovers of the classic tradition
will be disappointed to learn that

from the old Detroit Federal'
Builing. It is topped by a Mar-

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