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The Sem ester sLocalews i1nRe






-- Parade of Important Events


Feb. 6 and 7-J-Hop features
the Music of Tommy Dorsey and
Sonny Dunham playing to over
3,060 students.
Feb. 10-The University an-
nounces the first post-war enroll-
ment drop of 975 students. Sem-I
ester total is set at 19,215. The
three to one male over female av-
erage remains substantially un-
Feb. 12-Ncn-Michigan resi-
dents were handed a $25 tuition
raise from $150 to $175 to coverl
increased operating costs."
Feb. 15-President Truman
signs a bill providing for a raise
for student veterans to be effec-
tive April 1. Single vets to get $10
more per month, married vets,
Feb. I-Dave Dutcher is elect-
ed president of the Student Leg-
islature for the spring term.
Feb. 20-The Daily plays host
to the first annual convention of
college newspapers. Representa-
tives of 12 college papers attend-
Feb. 21-Students plan wired
radio programs to dorms over
Feb. 24--A Young Republican's
club is formed.
Feb. 25-Some typically Shav-
ian comments on Henry Wallace
were carried by The Daily in an
exclusive story. G. B. didn't say
yes, or no ... The Student Affairs
Committee approved the applica-
tion for a Young Democrats Club.
The question of allowing political
speakers on campus was raised,
and answered in the negative by
'U' officials.
Feb. 26-Ann Arbor builders re-
port housing shortage partly due
to building site shortage in city.
Feb. 27-Confusion in the dis-
tribution of preferential basket
ball tickets results in a revised
system . .. A near riot occurrs in
'U' Hall as students struggle for
tickets . . . A Student Legislature
request that Gerhart Eisler be
allowed to debate here is denied.
Feb. 29-Western Conference
Faculty Committee declares Bump
Elliot ineligible for next fall's
football games.
Mar. 1-A Cowles coached court
quintet scores a 51 to 35 victory
over Iowa's basketball team to
bring home Michigan's first Big
Nine championship since 1927-28.
Mar. 3-The Daily announces
an "If I Were Editor" contest'

with prizes to readers who take!
the best pokes at the paper.
Mar. 5-'U' Survey Research,
Center annexes M I T's famed
Group Dynamics Research Cent-
Mar. 6-The Union holds an
open house . . . Lit school curri-
culum is changed to allow gradu-
ation without a major for thoseI
who qualify.
Mar. 8-Local barber Dominic
Dascola is acquitted by a jury of
the charge of refusing to serve a
will be remembered as the "Sem
all the other events pictured an
alumni will recall the dramatic
sity's War Memorial. From th
lasting force for the betterment4
Negro student, because of his col-
or. The test case was brought by
Mar. 10-East Quad residents
express complaints over the qual-
ity of food served in the dorms ...
West Quad men soon join them.
Mar. 14-Micihgan's swimming
team wins Big Nine title.
Mar. 16-Fritz Crisler retires as
football coach, keeps job as Ath-
letic director. Oosterbaan re-
places him.
Mar. 17-A "MacArthur for
Emperor" club is established . .
The Interfraternity Council bans

. hazing from all its members on Student Legislature prepares to
campus. fight this plan.
Mar. 19-Michigan's pucksters April 28-Republican hopeful
win the national hockey title, Harold Stassen is picked by the
beating Dartmouth 8.-4. campus to be the next president,
April 14-The Regents uphold with Senator Vandenberg second.
the ban on Political Speakers. Stassen is also chosen most likely
April 15-Charges that AVC to succeed. 23 Student Legislators
and Lawyer's Guild were Com- are chosen.
Imnist dominated are termed "ri- April 29 to May 2-The annual
diculous" by President Ruthven. May Festival is presented at Hill
April 16-Athletic plant offi- Auditorium.
cials begin enforcing a 25 cent per May 4-Ann Arbor and the
hour fee for use of tennis courts. University switch to Daylight
Saving Time, a week after De-
troit makes the change.
May 5-Committee for the Ad-
vancement of Capitalistic Enter-
p.rise is formed.
May 7-The Committee's raffle
is halted by the Mayor. A '49 Ford
convertible was the first prize in
a lottery . . . the annual Spring
Parley brings out discussion on
world affairs.
May 11-The Student Body in-
herits a million dollars from the
hate Crapo Smith to be used for
fxscholaiships and gifts.
-k{May 15-Basketball coach Oz-
zie Cowles quits and goes to Mm-
1 May 17-The "Phoenix Project"
atomic research center to har-
ness the atom for peace is estab-
lished as the Universitys war
May 20-Dormitory room and
board rates are boosted $25 per
year. Fees now range around
$535. . . GM official charges
teaching of Communist doctrines
many generations to come this in 'U' extension course. Allega-
ester of the Phoenix." Long after tions are immediately denied.
d described are forgotten, future May 21-State Legislature votes
c announcement of the Ulniver- almost one and a half million
dollars for new "U" Maternity
is seed will grow a living and hospital . . . Student Legislature
of man, elects Blair Moody president for
the fall term.
Students protest violently. Crisler
says fee will "spread use of
April 21-Union Meeting to
change the constitution fails to
get necessary quorum.
April 23-Students for Douglas
is recognized by the SAC . . . The $
Bureau of Student Opinion opens,
seeking to register student opin-
ion of vital issues . . . Semi-
annual Michigras carnival be-
gins . . . UWF holds World Gov-
ernment Forum.
April 27-Following a Daily
proposal, the tennis fee is chang-
ed to a flat $2 semester rate. The

UPS AND DOWNS--Herbert O. "Fritz" Crisler had the campus
and nation agog over his resignation as head football coach at
Michigan after one of the greatest seasons in history. Theri he
kept the fans on edge as rumors were flying that the football wiz-
ard would leave Michigan in favor of a position in Private busi-
ness. But the news that really made the campus folk sit up was the
announcement of a 25 cent fee for the use of the University tennis
courts. "Fritz" was lambasted verbally, in print, and in cartoons.,
the most poignant of which appears above.

;.. ,


G-WHIZ KIDS-Ted Greer, Wally Gacek, and Wally Grant cul-
minted the most successful hockey season in Wolverine history
by leading the pucksters to the NCAA crown in Colorado Springs.


Stassen is the student's choice
for the next lease on the White
House according to a Daily sur-
vey of the campus. Scientific
polls on important issues in
conjunction with the Bureau of
Survey Research were begun by
The Daily this semester.

ternity Hospital, here being examined on the drawing board by
Gov. Sigler, is moving swiftly into construction since the Legisla-
ture's final agreement to allocate the entire $1,645,000 needed to
finish the project. The Governor personally backed the Hospital
after a flying inspection tour of the present ramshackle building.

TOUCH-OUT TWINS-Captain Harry Holiday and Bob Sohl
paced the swimming attack of Michigan's championship natators.
The Wolverines copped both the Big Nine and NCAA champion-

mers "Bump" Elliott was de-
cared ineligible by the West-
ern Conference for -sports ac-
tion next year. Bump starred
in football, basketball and base-
SNOWBALLS ON THE DIAG-This semester saw a boost in subsistence for the 11,000 vets on cam- lss, brtihr eten, willcarryho
pus which Congress voted because of (or in spite of) a deluge of snowbalis thrown at Washington by in the family tradition. Pete
Veteran Organizations. The Diagonal was host this semester to a myriad of promotions and cam- played first string football, bas-
paigns ranging from enlistments in a world army to rocket rides to the moon. ketball and golf this year.

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