THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1948
Fate in Congress
By ANDEE SEEGER
Hawaiian students at the Uni-
versity are strongly in favor of
fnaking the territory of Hawaii the
forthy-ninth state in the Union.
'umiko Ikemori, '51 P, Henry
Wong, '51 L, and Clifford Young,
48 A, like many other people from
the Islands, have anxiously fol-
owed the territory's appeal as it
orked its way through Congress.
The pointed ou that in 1946,
under pressure from the Hawaiian
tatehood Commission headed by
George McLane, the House of
.epresentatives sent a commis-
ion to investigate Hawaii's ap-
plication for admittance as a state.
The commission recommended
that Hawaii be admitted; and ac-
cordingly, in the eightieth session
f Congress, the House passed ap-
ropriately-numbered H.R. 49.
The bill is now before the Senate.
Henry Wong said that in a 110
plebiscite, the people of Hawaii
voted 2-1 in favor of statehood. A
Gallup Poll after the war showed
-hat the American public in the
V tates favored the move by 3-1.
fight now, said Wong, the stu-
tients at the University of Hawaii
are conducting a state constitu-
Assence Is There
Cliff Young said this in speak-
,ng for statehood: "The essence of
the United Nations is right there
in Hawaii. If America would rec-
gnize that, it would be a great
help internationally to peace and
$;derstariding among races."
Young emphasized the loyalty
f Hawaiians, including those of
apanese descent. He recalled the
ne record of the Japanese hun-
edth battalion combat team in
Italy. During his period in the
service from 'January. 1942 to
eptember, 1947, Young at one
time commanded a training pla-
oon of the Japanese group and
found them to be excellent sol-
diers. He pointed out that Ha-
Waiians, while subject to the draft,
Were entitled to no voice of con-
,aught To Want It
Fumiko Ikemori told how Ha-
raiian school children are taught
to want statehood. She called at-
i ntion, also, to the fact that Ha-
?aiians, unlike the people of Puer-
. .,.. and other territories, must
pay internal revenue taxes directly
So the United States, while they
have no say in tax collection or
Henry Wong summed up the
Opinion of the students when he
said, "If Hawaii isn't grapted
:tathood now, on what ground
shall we justify ourselves? Is it be-
cause Hawaii isn't ready? If so,
when will Hawaii be ready? What
sre the standards of readiness?"
Operetta -- HMS Pinafore, 8
.m., Pattengill Auditorium, Ann
Arbor High School.
Lecture - "God's Government
f Man and the Universe," Evelyn
F. Heywood, 3 p.m., Rackham
Art Cinema League-"Volpone,"
:30. p.m., Hill Auditorium.
State Theatre - "A Double
Life," 1, 3:55, 6:10, 8:15 p.m.
Michigan Theatre - "State of
the Union," 1, 3:30, 6, 8:50 p.m.
The Ann Arbor Art Association
will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday
n the Architecture Auditorium,
nstead of the day previously an-
iounced. Officers will be elected
and committee reports received.
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BISHOP JOHN A. SUBHAN
... to speak here
Bishop John A. Subhan, head of
the Methodist Church in Bombay,
India, will be one of three guest
speakers participating in a mis-
sionary conference today and to-
morrow at Lane Hall.
Other speakers at the confer-
ence sponsored by Michigan
Christian Fellowship are Dr. Nor-
ton Sterrett, mission secretary of
the Inter-Varsity Christian Fel-
lowship, and Dr. Kenneth Pike,
visiting instructor in linguistics at
The guest speakers will lead dis-
cussion groups on the Moslem
world, Central and South America
and China in a program beginning
at 2:30 p.m. today. They will form
a panel to answer questions from
the audience at a meeting at 7:30
The closing session willi feature
talks by Dr. Sterrett at 3 p.m. and
Bishop Subhan at 4:30 p.m. to-
Bishow Subhan is the first Mo-
hammedan convert to serve in the
Methodist episcopacy. After mem-
orizing the Koran as a boy, he be-
came a Christian upon reading a
copy of the New Testament.
At present Bishop Subhan is
visiting the churches in the Unit-
ed States as a representative of the
Council of Bishops of Southern
Asia. The conference meetings are
open to the public.
Display To Be Shown
When the National Society of
Autograph Collectors meets here
next Monday and Tuesday, they
will be made welcome at an ex-
hibit displayed in their honor at
the Legal Research Library.
For the occasion, the Law Lib-
rary has taken from its vaults an
impressive collection of autographs
of men associated with the history
of law and government.
In Two Parts
The exhibition is in two parts.
In the basement showcases and
those at the east end of the main
reading room are displayed docu-
ments and letters bearing the
signatures of the 39 signers of the
Autograph enthusiasts will find
in this first section the faded but
still legible signatures of such men
as James Madison, John Rutledge,
Rufus King, Charles Pinckney,
Alexander Hamilton, and George
Washington. The letters and doc-
uments concern everything from
matters of state to personal af-
At Law Library
The second part of the collec-
tion is on display near the en-
trance of the Law Library. Here
the autograph collectors will find
a handwritten copy of the 1816
Cass Code of the Territory of
Michigan which was copied in
longhand by Thomas M. Cooley,
Dean of the Law School from
1871 to 1883 and first chairman
of the Interstate Commerce Com-
Heretofore little known, the
valuable collection of autographs
is a part of the permanent col-
lection of the Legal Research Lib-
Prof. Robert McDowell Thrall,
of the mathematics department,
was declared winner of the annual
Henry Russell award at the Henry
Russell lecture held yesterday.
In announcing the award, Presi-
dent Alexander G. Ruthven said:
"Dr. Thrall's selection as recipient
of the Henry Russel Award is
based, first, upon his very definite
ability as a research scholar, evi-
denced by the numerous papers in
advanced mathematics which he
"Besides this," President Ruth-
ven said, "he is highly valued by
his department as a teacher and
for his activity in general Univer-
The lecture, given by Prof. Ho-
bart H. Willard, of the chemistry
department, was on analytical
chemistry. Prof. Willard stated
that analytical chemistry, though
an unspectacular science in itself,
has made possible many of the
most significant advances of other
"The importance of chemical
analysis was never more striking-
ly apparent than in the work on
the atomic bomb project," Prof.
Willard said. "The uranium used
in the pile had to be extremely
pure; even faint traces of certain
elements prevented the pile from
operating properly. Many new
analytical methods had to be de-
vised to detect minute amounts of
the various impurities."
To Be Presented
Special student rates will be
offered next Wednesday and
Thursday when the speech de-
partment presents "Berkeley
Square" in a four-night stand as
its last major winter production.
The author, John Balderston,
wrote the play in 1928. Since that
time it has enjoyed repeated suc-
cess in this country and abroad.
William P. Halstead will direct
the production, with sets by Jack
Bender. The performance will be-
gin at 8 p.m. in the Lydia Men-
Mail orders are now being re-
ceived. All tickets will be on sale
Monday at 10 a.m. in *the theatre
box office. Hours Monday and
Tuesday will be from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. and the balance of the week
from 10 until 8 p.m.
No IC rfF "
I i /
Z I 0 N L E A D E R-Dr. Chiam Weizmann, venerable Zion-
ist leader, and Mrs. Weizmann are shown as they sailed from New
York for Europe. Dr. Weizmann has been mentioned as possible
head of the new Jewish state in Palestine.
COTTON - S T E A L I N C M O T H E R -A Chinese mother (center), baby strapped to
her back, reaches to steal cotton from a truck on Bund- in Shanghai. A truck guard raises stick to
drive others away. Shippers say they lose much cotton this way.
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Graduate Outing Club: Meet
for canoeing, 2:30 p.m., Sun., May
16, northwest entrance, Rackham
Bldg. Sign up at Rackham check
desk before noon Saturday. All
graduate students welcome.
U. of M. Hot Record Society:
Meeting, 8 p.m., Sun., May 16,
Grand Rapids Room, Michigan
League. Everyone, welcome.
Russian Circle: 8 p.m., Mon.,
May 17, International Center.
Special program. Last meeting of
Jewish State Day: 4 p.m., Sun.,
May 16, flillel Foundation. In
commemoration of the formation
of the Jewish State by the Parti-
tion Plan of the UN, The Inter-
collegiate Zionist Federation of
America will present an afternoon
program of speakers and drama.
All are invited.
Deutscher Verein: Picnic, May
23 at the Island. Members and
non-members may obtain tickets
in the German office, University
Postponement: Michigan Chris-
tian Fellowship program sched-
uled for 3 p.m., Sun., May 16, has
S P R I N C I N B E L G I U M - Sidewalk merchants offer flowers at Brussels as early spring
follows a mild winter. Tulips bring about 20 cents and carnations 60 cents a dozen.
R A N D D A D-D Y L O B S T E R-Spirous Goulios holds
big lobster he caught at start of season at Newport, R. I.
R 0 M E P O L I C E P A R A D E - Rome police in jeeps w heel around the Arch of Constantine
in a parade to show their strength. Part of the Colosseum is at the right.
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