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Lats Doadine in the Stute

VOL. LVIII, No. 140



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Crisler To Present


Tennis Plan

o Athletic Board
Compromise Calls for Semester
Charge, One-Day Permit System
Chances for an early revision of the twenty-five cent per hour
tennis assessment plan will be tested tonight when Athletic Director
H. O. "Fritz" Crisler presents The Daily's compromise plan to the
Board in Control of Athletics in a Detroit meeting.
The Daily plan calls for a semester fee and a one day permit
system instead of the present twenty-five cent hourly fee.
The proposal was presented to Crisler during an interview, yes-
terday, in which he further clarified the position of the Athletic De-
partment as to the purpose of the fee program which has aroused the
entire campus.

Dr. Gould Will Address
Honor Convocationi Today,
Dr. Lawrence McKinley Gould will be the featured speaker at
the 25th Annual Honors Convocation to be held at 11 a.m. today in
Hill Auditorium to recognize the outstanding work of 1,016 students.
All classes are to be dismissed at 10:45 a.m. except clinics, from
which only seniors will be excused. Student ushers for the con-
vocation may leave classes in time to be at Hill Auditorium not later
than 10:25 a.m., Dean Walter announced.
Dr. Gould, noted geologist-geographer and president of Carleton
College, Northfield, Minn., will speak on "Education and World Crisis."
A University alumnus and veteran of many scientific expeditions,

Steel Operators
Slashing Prices;
Fairless Says Cut Attempt To Stop
High Prices, Rising Cost of Living
PITTSBURGH, April 22-(YP)-The U. S. Steel Corp. today re-
jected wage increase demands by the CIO United Steelworkers but
slashed prices by about $25.000,090 annually in what the corporation
said was an effort to halt rising living costs.
The surprise announcement by Benjamin F. Fairless, presi-
dent of the corporation, broke off current wage negotiations with
the union but CIO spokesmen said no strike will result.
Price slashes, effective May 1, cover a wide range of the firm's
products used for manufacturing goods from nails to refrigerators.
Fairless said the move was taken "in an endeavor to aid in halting fur-
ther advances in living costs." He pledged no price increases would be
made during the "trial period" of unspecified length.
Philip Murray, president of both the CIO and steelworkers' union,
promptly declared the price cuts f>
"picayune" but added: I A -T 1

"The original cost of repairing
000. The Board naturally does not
five cent fees. We are not worried
Campus UWF
Will Entertain
500 Delegates .
College Forum Will
Hear Prof. Schuman
The alternatives of "World Gov-
ernment or Chaos" will receive a
thorough going over this weekend
as 500 delegates from 60 Midwest-
ern schools convene at the Uni-
versity for a World Government
College Forum sponsored by UWF.
Dr. Frederick L. Schuman, pro-
fessor of political science of Wil-
liams College, heads a list of
speakers who will analyze various
aspects of the international scene.
The convention will get under
way at 4 p.m. today in Kellogg
Auditorium with a debate on
World Government by teams from
the University of Chicago and
Michigan State College.
The first session of the Forum
will convene at 9:15 a.m. tomor-
row in Rackham Auditorium to
hear an address by Wallace Thor-
sen of the United Nations World
magazine on "United Nations-
Past, Present, Future." Thorsen
will be followed by. Dr. Edward
Teller, University of Chicago nu-
clear physicist, who will speak on
"Atomic Energy and, World Gv
The second session, meeting at
2 p.m. will be addressed by Dr.
Schuman on "World Government
-Dream or Duty." All of the ses-
sions are open to the public.
Dr. Robert Holmes Beck, pro-
fessor of education of the Uni-
versity .of Minnesota will address
the delegates at a banquet. He will
speak on "Common Sense."

the courts," Crisler said, "was $52,-
expect to make that up in twenty-
about the original outlay. That is
gone. Our purpose is simply to
make tennis pay for itself.
"With an ambitious building
program to be financed out of
Athletic earnings, we are try-
ing to keep down expenditures.
The twenty-five cent fee pays
for maintenance and attend-
ants' salaries."
He went on to point out that
although a part of tuition fees
goes to the Athletic Department
for student tickets, the recent tui-
tion raise did not include a cor-
responding raise in the amount
allotted to the sports program.
Crisler said the present plan
had been decided upon by the
Board after studying similar pro-
grams throughout the Middle
West. The twenty-five cent fee
was selected as the average of the
schools investigated. Crisler said
he did not feel it was "exhorbi-
But upon hearing The Daily
proposal he admitted that the
compromise plan "had merit"
and promised to bring it before
the Board this evening.
The Daily plan calls for the fol-
lowing revisions:
1. A semester fee of $1.50 or
$2.00 to accommodate those who
play frequently.
2. Dated one-day permits to be
issued for twenty-five cents.
3. Automatic change of courts
at 15 minutes after the hour when
the demand is heavy.
Point one would afford a sav-
ing for those who play often.
Many students tryto play every
day and under the present plan
the monthly tennis expediture is
very heavy.
Point two would enable occa-
sional players to purchase a one
day permit. They could then
rlay two or three times without
additional charge.
Point three would prevent "hog-
ging the courts," one of the rea-
sons Athletic Administration had
previously given for the installa-
tion of court attendants.

- - -.... ...-- -- --- - - - -
New Student
Opinion Group
Bureau Will Sample
Attitude Scientifically
Phones of 500 students will ring
today as the newly-created Bu-
reau of Student Opinion launches
its first survey of campus atti-
Established to "provide ade-
quate facilities for accurate and
scientifically determined surveys,"
the group has selected, by ran-
dom sample methods, 500 names
from the student roster and will
attempt to contact each of these
people in order to arrange per-
sonal interviews.
Interviewing To Start
Each student will be asked to
appear in Rm. 5 Tappan Hall at a
time most convenient for him. The
interviewing will start next Tues-
day and continue into the follow-
ing week. Students are requested
by the Bureau to appear promptly
at the time of the interview.
The questionnaire will include
studies of political, social and
campus problems. Agencies re-
questing the surveys include the
Student Legislature, the League,
the Union, The Daily and Alpha
Chi Omega. Volunteer workers
from each of these organizations
will participate in the project.
Working Nucleus
Students enrolled in the survey
research courses offered in the
University will make up the work-
ing nucleus of the Bureau in the
fall. These students will be re-
sponsible for assistance in direct-
ing studies, sampling. interviewing
and other technical aspects of the
In addition to conducting sur-
veys requested by the previously-
mentioned organizations, the Bu-
real will act in an advisory capac-
ity to other campus groups.
'Pinafore' Mail
Ticket Sales Open
Today for Operetta
Mail order ticket sales are be-
ing taken today for one of the
most famous operettas in show-
business-"HMS Pinafore"--to be
presented by an all-student cast
May 13, 14, and 15 in the Patten-
gill Auditorium.
The sparkling story of how a
"jolly tar" in the British navy
finally won the love of his cap-
tain's daughter, "Pinafore" will be
the second offering of the cam-
pus Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
Rehearsals for the production
have already been in progress for
over six weeks under the direction
of Prof. Harry Allen and Rex Wil-
der, who were the co-directors of
the Society's smash hit, "The Mi-
kado," presented last fall.
"Applications for tickets will be
filled on a first-come, first-serve
basis, and should be sent to the
Gilbert and Sullivan Society, care
of Dean Rea, Rm. 2, University
Hall," Jim Schneider, publicity
chairman announced. A list of
prices is posted outside that of-

Dr. Gould was second in command
to Admiral Byrd on his Antarctic
trip in 1928-30.
In World War I, Dr. Gould
served as chief of the Arctic Sec-
tion, Arctic, Desert and Tropic
InformationwCenter, Army Air
Forces. He' will be introduced to
the Convocation by President
Alexander G. Ruthven.
Of the students to be honored,
769 are men, 246 are women. The
seniors have the heaviest repre-
sentation with 245, Juniors placed
124, sophomores 165, and fresh-
The Daily begins publication
of the complete list of students
to be honored today on page 6.
The list will be concluded in
tomorrow's Daily.
men 158. Graduate students to be
recognized number 283, and spe-
cial awards will be presented to
The first Honors Convocation
was given at Hill Auditorium on
May 13, 1924. The first address
was given by President Marion Le-
Roy Burton, who instituted the
Today's program will also in-
clude selections on the organ by
Charles Edward Vogan.
Officials Plan
Ways To Fight
Rabid Canines
Police Kill 30 Dogs
Local law, health, Humane So-
ciety and government officials met
last night and formulated a four-
point plan to deal with rabid dogs
ir Washtenaw County as officials
reported that over 30 loose dogs
had been killed since the 90 day
quarantine was put into effect.
The meeting, called by County
Health Director Dr. Otto K. En-
gelke suggested that:
1. The county should require
that a dog be vaccinated before a
license can be issued.
2. Voluntary clinics should be
set up to vaccinate animals before
a law can go into effect.
3. Improved impounding facili-
ties should be provided, including
a central pound for the area.
4. More personnel should be
added to the agencies dealing with
stray dogs.
Sheriff John L. Osborn said that
his officers had disposed of about
25 stray animals and acting chief
Albert Heusel said that Ann Ar-
bor police had gotten rid of sev-
eral more. Under the quarantine,
all dogs, vaccinated or not, found
running loose are liable to be shot
by any law officer.
Joe Alef, Chief of Police in East
Ann Arbor where four year old
Carol Mannr died from bites by a
rabid dog reported that he had
shot four animals
Dr. A. B. Vial of the Pasteur In-
stitute said that vaccinated dogs
could get rabies if bitten by an in-
fected animal. Dr. H. R. Shipman
of the Humane Society said that
his agency was picking up stray
dogs everywhere in the county.
Michigras Page
For a pre-carnival peek at
MICHIGRAS which will open
today and continue over the
weekend, see the complete
story and picture coverage of
activities on page eight of to-
day's Daily.

TOILERS OF THE SEA-Members of the University Sailing Club
take advantage of a stiff wind and high sea for one of their
frequent voyages at Whitmore Lake. The club boasts of 145 mem-
bers at the present time, although many must still prove their
* * * *
'M'Sailing lub Will Brave
Wht more's rBoundliu g iu'

With a couple of yo ho ho's and
a few other appropriately nauti-
cal expressions, the University
Sailing Club will be off for the
high seas again this Sunday.
The particular sea upon which
the club will be sailing is known as
Whitmore Lake.
Motley Crew
The men, and the women, who
go down to the sea in a variety of
boats number 145 at the present
time. Only 40 are old club mem-
bers. The balance is composed of
the probationary members who
will be admitted to full member-
ship when they have proven their
zeal and "sailability."
If the nautical neophyte is able
to pass a qualifying test in knot
tying, swimming and nomencla-
ture, and becomes proficient as a
sailor, he may look forward to a
career as a racing skipper or crew
member in the regattas held every
year with other collegiate sailing
Regattas Scheduled
Two such regattas are sched-
uled to be held at the lake next
month. An elimination series will
be conducted May 1 and 2 to de-
termine which of the Mid-West-
ern schools will compete in the
big Annapolis regatta to be held
later in the month. The club's
own invitational meet will prob-
ably take place around the mid-
Students Start
A group of fourteen students
met yesterday to constitute them-
selves as a "Student Committee
for Douglas."
The purpose of the group, ac-
cording to a spokesman, is to ac-
quaint the student body with the
national campaign to nominate
Supreme Court Justice William O.
Douglas as a presidential candi-
date on the Democratic ticket.
The group plans to work in close
cooperation with the already-
formed Ann Arbor "Democrats for
Douglas" group.
Jay Nolan was elected tempo-
rary chairman of the group.
Prof. Preston Slosson agreed to
act as faculty sponsor for the

'Government Must Improve
Common Man's Lot in Italy'

dle of the month. Competitors in
both events will probably be for
the most part schools belonging to
the Mid-Western Collegiate Sail-
ing Association. The Association,
first of its kind in the Mid-west,
was founded by two sailing club
members: Bob Schroeder and
Paul Mute.
SL Candidate1s
Must Follow
Election Rules
Actively campaigning Student
Legislature candidates may find
themselves disqualified from the
election Tuesday if infractions of
election rules continue, elections
committee head Dick Burton an-
nounced yesterday.
Candidates are reminded that
no posters or signs may be posted
on campus or in campus build-
ings. A city ordinance prohibits
signs on trees, lamp posts and tele-
phone poles, Burton said. How-
ever these rules do not obviate
intensive campaigning, he empha-
The elections will be conducted
according to the Hare System of
proportionalrepresentation. Un-
der this plan, each voter must
number his choices in order of
preference. He may vote for as
many candidates as he likes. The
quota of ballots necessary to elect
a candidate is approximately the
total number of ballots cast, di-
Legislature candidates Mar-
tin Gluckstein, James Mcll-
henny, William Haydon and
Val Johnson are urgently re-
quested to contact The Daily
after1 p.m. today.
vided by the number of positions
to be filled.
The ballots are distributed into
piles for each candidate according
to the first place votes he receives.
If a candidate receives more than
the necessary quota of ballots, the
excess ballots are redistributed to
the candidates indicated next in
order of preference. Candidates
receiving the fewest ballots are
eliminated and their ballots are
also' redistributed.



"The union has agreed to a
two-year no-strike contract. We
will give up to that contract."
Current wage negotiations were
held under a contract clause
which provided for re-opening the
two-year pact on wage issues.
President Truman withheld
comment on the U. S. Steel Corp.
He told his news conference to-
day he had just learned of the de-
velopment and had no comment.
At a press conference, Fairless
declared the corporation's ac-
tion did not rule out all possi-
bility of a pay hike before the
current contract expires. He
said that if the cost of living
continued to rise in future
months the corporation would
be willing to consider wage ad-
vances voluntarily.
Murray and Fairless were in
dispute on what the price cuts
meant. Murray declared the price
cuts did "not even equal the $28,-
433,197 increase in certain of its
products which Mr. Ben Fairless
testified would result from the in-
creases made in February, 1948,
The CIO leader referred to
boosts of about $5 per ton by U.S.
Steel and other firms for semi-
finished steel.
Today Fairless asserted that
the price cuts "involve a total
price reduction more than twice
as large in amount as the total
increases last February in our
prices for semi-finished steel."

American foreign policy won a
decisive victory in the Italian
elections, but new measures must
be adopted favorable to the com-
mon man in Italy to maintain a
strong anti-Communist position,
foreign affairs specialists agreed
Commenting on the election re-
turns, the five faculty men, from
the political science and .history
departments, called for the solv-
ing of Italy's internal problems
through a program of social leg-
islation and land reform as a pos-
itive step against Communism.
They split, however, on the
question of whether the election
would prove to be the turning
point in the "cold war" between
East and West.
Political science Prof. James H.
Meisel believed the "cold war"
has not yet reached its peak, al-
though he thought the Russians
might halt temporarily to gather
their forces for an even greater
"Unless the EFP is accompanied
Monkey Business
And all the monkeys aren't in
the zoo: every day you meet quite
a few-esnecially at the Beta

Auto Worker
Reuther Case
Addes in Secret Talk
With Police Officials
DETROIT, Friday, April 23-(M)
-A 52-year-old self-styled Com-
munist was held in "temporary
detention" today as police stepped
up their probe of the Tuesday
night attempted assassination of
Walter P.. Reuther.
Nelson Davis, a foundry worker
at the Ford Motor Company, was
detained on orders of Prosecutor
Jame's N. McNally as police sifted
an informant's story that Davis
claimed to know the identity of
the assailant.
McNally said no charge had
been placed against Davis and
added that investigation showed
conclusively that Davis was at
work when the attempt on Reuth-
er's life was made.
The prosecutor told newsmen
Davis signed a formal statem t
late today in which he said he Is
a member of the Communist
George F. Addes, former UAW
secretary-treasurer and one of
Reuther's principal intra-union
opponents, appeared at police
headquarters voluntarily tonight
to offer his aid in solving the slay-
After a long conference with
Prosecutor McNally, the two men
held a press conference.
McNally made the following
"We had information that on
Tuesday morning, he (Addes) was
seen on a street corner in Detroit
talking to two men in a red car,
similar to the one seen at the
scene of the Reuther shooting
Tuesday night.
"Addes denied that such was the
case and said that at th time he
was repairing his motor boat at
the Detroit River several miles
NSA Projects
Well Received
Students Interested
In European Trips
Interest in spending a summer
working or traveling abroad was
expressed by over fifty students
at a special NSA meeting last
The National Students Associa-
tion is sponsoring a number of
European work, travel, and study
programs, including agricultural
work in England and rehabilita-
tion work on the continent, which
will give American and foreign
students an opportunity to lie
and work together.
Campus interest has centered
especially around a British Camp
project whereby students will do
agricultural work for a four week
period and earn enough to cover
the cost of expenses while in Eng-
land. Applications for this pro-
gram are still available and can
be obtained from Roma Lipsky at
The Daily office between 2 and 3
p.m. today.
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by military forces and the
strengthening of moderate polit-
ical elements, the Marshall Plan
will not be a success," he added.
Prof. Russell H. Fifield, of the
political science department,
backed up Prof. Meisel, com-
menting that "there is no indi-
cator that the Soviets have given
up their drive into Western Eu-
rope." He suggested, however, the
poss-ibility that Russia may turn
attention to the Middle East for
a while.
However, Dr. Manfred C. Ver-
non, also a political scientist,
viewed the Italian elections as
having "drawn the boundary be-
tween Eastern and Western Eu-
rope," adding that the voting re-
sults "marked the turning point
in the fight against Russia, at
least for the time being."
He also stressed the importance
of the newly-elected Italian gov-
ernment making social and eco-
nomic reforms to alleviate present
miserable conditions.
Agreeing with Dr. Vernon, Prof.
Preston W. Slosson, of the his-
tory department, predicted a pro-
gram of social reform would be
undertaken, because the "Chris-
tian Democrats, as the dominant
party, reflect the desires of the

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, April 22 -
The Senate committee studying a
draft bill has virtually agreed to
inducting men 19 through 25-the
same age limit proposed in a bill
now before the House.
WASHINGTON, April 22--
The House demanded today an
F31 document relating to Dr.
Edward .U. Condon but Presi-
dent Truman defied the Legis-
lators to try and get it.
* * *
WASHINGTON, April 22-The
Senate today passed and sent to
the House the multi-million-dollar
Taft - Ellender - Wagner housing
bill. It is designed to encourage
the building of 15,000,000 new
homes by 1958.
* * *
WASHINGTON, April 22 -
The Senate Appropriations
Committee today adopted, with-
out change, a subcommittee's
recommendation for a $641,-
067,000 waterways construction
program for the 12 months le-
ginning July 1.
WASHINGTON, April 22-The
government moved today to get
collective bargaining resumed in
the 38-day strike of 100,000 CIO
meat-packing workers.
* * *
WASHINGTON, April 22-Clif-
ford L. Durr, whose wife is sup-
porting Henry A. Wallace for
President, is retiring from the
Federal Communications Com-
mission but he blamed pay and
not politics for the action.
_Tplris . Victo*'V

Individual Responsibility Vital in Cancer Control-Little

A former University president
returned to the campus as a lec-
turer yesterday and demonstrated

for cancer should remind us of
our personal responsibility for
having the kind of world, country
and family we want," Dr. Little

guarantee that he will get any-
thing out of his years in school."
People who have worked on can-
cer control understand this need

search because all mice in a strain
are alike, so that comparisons and
rechecks can be made using any
generation in the strain without
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