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Latest Deadline in the State

VOL. LVIII, No. 168




Ask Students
To Publicize
* Phoenix Plan
Project Outlined
By Dean Walter
Homeward-bound students yes-
terday were urged to give the
widest possible publicity to the
University's newly - announced
Phoenix Project.
Pointing out that the Univer-
sity's 20,000 students hail from
every part of the nation and con-
stitute a powerful public relations
force, Dean Erich Walter asked
that they distribute information
about the war memorial.
Already students planning to
study abroad this summer have
}. made plans to publicize the
Phoenix Project. Foreign stu-
dents also plan to push the
} Phoenix Project in their home-
lands, while American students
Shave already begun a letter
writing drive to local newspa-
Dean Walter, chairman of the
War Memorial Committee which
conceived the idea of a vast re-
search center to probe peacetime
uses of atomic energy, said that
administrators of the Phoenix
Project are expected to be named
Although plans for the project
are still nebulous, the tentative
proposal calls for a four-fold pro-
f gram.
A commemorative rotunda
would be constructed as a me-
morial to the more than 500 Un-
iversity students and Alumni
who died in World War II.
A series of laboratories and work
rooms would be built where noted
scientists could study all prob-
lems concerned with harnessing
the atom humanity. Not only the
physical science but also the so-
cial sciences would be scrutinized
in efforts to bend this mighty
power tow ard humanitarian
6 One of the most important
functions proposed for the Phoe-
nix Project would be that of a co-
ordinating agency. Here would be
compiled all known information
about work being done throughout
the globe on peaceful uses of the
atom. The only one of its kind,
the coordinating center would
speed the research of scientist
anywhere in the world probing
peaceful atomic questions.
The final function of the Project
is seen as that of a publishing
agency for all atomic information
Funds for the project have
r been promised by several gov-
ernment agencies. However the
initial financial impetus will
come from voluntary contribu-
tions through individuals and
foundations. It is expected that
$2,000,000 will be needed to get
the project started.
Students wishing to secure cop-
ies of The Daily's special issue an-
nouncing the project may pick
them up free of charge at the
Office of Student Affairs or at the
Student Publications Building.

Daily Tryouts Needed
For Summer Edition
Because the manpower shortage will cut deeply into the ranks
of The Daily editorial and Business summer staffs, new tryouts are
urgently needed in all departments, according to Lida Dailes, manag-
ing editor of the summer edition.
Golden opportunities to gain valuable experience in the produc-
tion of the five-day-a-week paper are open for tryouts. No previous
experience is necessary.
On the editorial staff, political and radio columnists are needed
in addition to regular reporters. Columnists should submit sample
manuscripts to Miss Dailes by June 23. Students are also needed to

Truiman Asks
Inquiry Into
Toice' Shows
Congressmen Lash
Smiears' on U. S.
President Truman and boiling
mad lawmakers launched multiple
investigations today into Voice of
America broadcasts- branded on
the floor of Congress as subversive
"smears" on American states and
Mr. Truman told a news con-
ference he is having the situation
looked into to find out who was
at fault. The President noted that
the State Department, which runs
the Voice of America, did not
make tho¢ broadcasts itself.
'Farmed Out'
They were "farmed out" to the
National Broadcasting Company
without close supervision by the
government, according to Robert
Allen, assistant secretary in charge
of the programs.
The broadcasts which br'ought
Congressional wrath to the boiling
point were prepared and beamed
to Latin-America by NBC last
winter under the title "Know
North America." Senator Cape-
hart (Rep., Ind.) touched of f the
uproar by reading the Senate
some of the scripts yesterday.
Eager Bidding
aOutraged Senators debated for
several hours today which of sev-
eral eagerly bidding committees
should get the chance to investi-
Daily Staffer
Joyce Johnson, '48, retiring
woman's editor, has been award-
ed $100 for maintaining the high-
est four-year average among the
graduating seniors on the editor-
ial staffs of The Daily.
The award, announced by the
Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications, was presented by Mr.
and Mrs, Jack Gronik of Milwau-
kee, in memory of their son, Ar-
thur, a former Daily staff mem-
ber who was killed in an auto-
mobile accident last summer.
Only seniors who have been
members of either the junior or
senior editorial staffs of The Daily
were eligible for the award.
Another $100 award will be
given to a member of Zeta Beta
Tau fraternity, with which Gro-
nik was affiliated. The frater-
nity award, also recognizing
scholarship, will be presented
sometime next fall.

staff the sports and woman's page
Personnel are needed on the
business staff to handle display
and classified advertising, circula-
tion and promotions, according to
Bob James, business manager of
the Summer Daily.
"Students can learn the know-
how' of layout design, copy read-'
ing, salesmanship, accounting and
general office work," James said.
All students interested in try-
ing out for positions on the sum-
Last Daily
The Daily ends its publica-
tion schedule for the spring
term with today's edition.
The first Summer Daily will
appear June 23 and publication
in the fall will resume Sept.
mer paper, who are eligible
second-semester freshmen ox
better, should meet at 3 p.m. Fri-
day, June 18, in the Conference
Rm., Student Publications Build-
Subscriptions for local delivery
of the summer edition will be on
sale in Waterman Gyo during
registration and at the Student
Publications building. Students
not attending the summer term,
but who would like The Daily
mailed to them may purchase a
subscription from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
today and tomorrow at the Publi,
cations Building.
U Committee
W *-
Liquor Laws
Possible changes in the Uni-
versity's liquor regulations will be
studied by a special student--fa-
culty committee, Erich A. Walter.
dean of students, announced
The committee, appointed by
Dean Walter on the basis of a
resolution passed by the Student
Conduct Committee early in May,
will compare the regulations here
with those in effect at other uni-
The members of the sub-com-
mittee will be expected to confer
with representatives of student
and alumni groups, according to
the Conduct Committee resolu-
The resolution was passed fol-
lowing a special meeting in which
the Conduct Committee discussed
the liquor ban with a group of
student leaders. The three stud-
ents who are members of the Con-
duct Committee will serve on the
special sub-committee. They are:
Pat Hannegan, president of the
Women's Judiciary Council; Al
Warner, of the Men's Judiciary
Council and Marshall Lewis of the
Student Legislature.

MBS Cancels,
Music Camp
Radio Series
Claims Maddy
Involved System
The Mutual Broadcasting Sys-
tem cancelled plans yesterday tb
carry a series of weekly summer
broadcasts from the National Mu-
sic Camp, Interlochen, Mich.
In a telegram to Prof. Joseph
E. Maddy, of the School of Music,
who is president of the camp, MBS
said Prof. Maddy sought to "in-
volve" the network in "controver-
sies" with AFL musicians' union
president James C. Petrillo.
"We find you have issued
statements to the press without
consultation with us in which
you involve our system as an in-
strument to further your contro-
sersies, and intimating that in
scheduling such broadcasts we
are in support of your differ-
ences with unions and other
networks," the message stated.
Dr. Maddy, reached by tele-
phone at the Interlochen Camp,
"I have been informed of the
cancellation. Mutual will have to
make any further comment on the
reason, but I think you can draw
your own conclusions."
When Mutual originally sched-
uled the series Saturday, Prof.
Maddy commented that he was
"glad Mutual gives more impor-
tance to law than to the dictates,
of Petrillo."
His high school musicians had
been banned from the airwaves
since 1942 when Petrillo
claimed performances of the'
young amateurs were depriving
professional musicians of work.
The first broadcast was to
have been Monday, July 5, and
the series would have ended
August 16.
"You have taken advantage of
Mutual and in view of this, we
cannot offer the time you request-
ed," MBS stated.
At present the Music Camp will
be heard regularly each week over
WKAR, the Michigan State Col-
lege Station, East Landing and
WUOM, the University FM sta-
Before 1942, the Music Camp
suffered a Union-enforced exile
from the air-waves for six years.
GM Reaches
Decision on
By The Associated Press
Although negotiators for Chrys-
ler Corp. and the UAW-CIO held
their second successive night ses-
sion without reaching an end to a
16 day strike, General Motors
Corp. and the CIO United Elec-
trical Workers reached a wage
agreement last night.
The GM-UE contract, which
was patterned after a recent
agreement with the UAW-CIO,
provides for an eight cent cost of
living adjustment and a three-
tent hourly pay increase for the
Union's 40.000 members.
Effective Immediately
If UE workers ratify the new
rates, it will become effective im-
On the original sliding adjust-

ment agreementbetween the com-
pany and auto workers, the UAW
executive board formally approved
the terms of the contract yester-
day and will pass it along to a
200 man GM-UAW conference
convening today.
Approval Expected
If the conference approves the
proposed terms-and its okay is
expected to be only a formality
-the contract will then be placed
before the 225,000 GM - UAW
workers for final approval. UAW
sources said the technicalities
would be completed speedily.
In the Chrysler-UAW-CIO con-
troversy, reports persisted that the
principals were getting very close
to an agreement, but the negotia-
tors declined any comment on
how the sessions were going.
The confereees adjourned after
meeting for nearly nine hours to-
day and agreed to meet again at
8 a.m. today.
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Are Awarded $6,900 in Prizes;

Four Weeks'
Treaty Sought


Palest ine


Plan Submitted After
Reds Urge Action
-Britain demanded tonight a
four-week armistice in Palestine
and peaceful settlement of the
Holy Land conflict.
Britain made a final move for
peaceful mediation between Arabs
and Jews after Russia called on
the United Nations Security Coun-
cil for the strongest possible action
to force an end to the fighting.
Sir Alexander Cadogan gave
the council a resolution appar-
ently drafted by Foreign Secre-
tary Ernest Bevin in London af-
ter conferences there with the
United States ambassador.
In the resolution, Cadpgan
called on both Jews and Arabs to
order a cessation of all acts of
armed force for a period of four
In the draft apparently designed
to meet Arab objections to an un-
conditional cease fire, he also de-
manded that both sides stop in-
troducing fighting men and mate-
rials into Palestine during that
four weeks period.
The Arabs rejected yesterday a
security council order to cease
fire within 36 hours. A major
point in their rejection was that
they could not agree to any
cease-fire without conditions.
They demanded that no more
arms be sent Haganah, the
Jewish Army, and that Jewish
immigration into Palestine be
Shortly before Cadogan took the
floor, Andrei A. Gromyko, called
for drastic orders aimed at end-
ing the Palestine war within 36
hours. Gromyko renewed the
United States demand for the
sharpest possible UN action
against the fighting Arabs and
Meanwhile, the most hotly
contested battle of the Palestine
war was reported being fought
along the Jerusalem road to Tel
The voice of Jerusalem, a Ha-
ganah station in the besieged city,
said thousands of soldiers on both
sides had been thrown into combat
in a wide area around Latrun, for-
mer British internment camp for
Jews, and Bab El Wad, a gorge 15
miles west of Jerusalem.
Quad Survey Calls
Dorm Food 'Poor'
In a survey of more than 700
West Quadders last night, 70.4 per
cent called food preparation
"poor" and 53.5 per cent hit the
quality of food served.
The survey, made by the food
committee of the West Quadran-
gle, followed on the heels of a poll
conducted recently by the Bureau
of Student Opinion which report-
ed 67 per cent of dorm residents
favorable to the existing food con-
Thequality of food served has
improved since the recent price
increase, according to 2 per cent of
the students contacted.



RELIEF ON ITS WAY-Merle E. Smith, Jr., '49, member of the
Student Religious Association European Relief Drive Committee,
swings a big bundle of clothing over his shoulder. SRA's efforts
were praised, along with other campus groups that pitched in and
helped, by Seymour S. Goldstein. Chairman of the University
Famine Committee.
Vaughan 'Exiles' Will Live in
Independent House Aext Fall
Vaughan House men have final- Coupled with the present dossc
ly settled down to the usual end- ledg e resnt ss
of-semester tasks, now that the ten League Houses with space fc
worry of where they'd study for 119 women, and the fact that t
fall finals has been lifted by the loss of women in the spring term'
Board of Governors of Residence almost as great as the gain of ne
Halls. enrollees, no other method cou
It was announced to the be determined for placing t
Vaughan men Wednesday night women, a spokesman said.
that their alternative proposal to
maintain an independent ouse MIt '1lHt
during the fall term had been ac- uL iL
cepted by the Board. The house
will be used both as a resi- By Professors
dence and as a social center for
the men, some of whom will live in
other houses or in residence halls Gathered as citizens and not
on campus. members of a profession, facul
Get Top Priority members expressed oppositiont
The Board agreed also that all the Mundt-Nixon anti-subversi
the men presently living in activities bill in an open forum
Vaughan would be given top prior- Rchm Apihar
ity upon returning to the dormi-
tory in the spring, night.,
A week ago the Board had de- The meeting was original
cided that the men would have to scheduled as a debate in whi(
take rooms either in East or West both pro and con sides would 1
Quadrangles next fall to receive taken. However, failure to fir
first priority when they moved anyone who would stand up
back to Vaughan. favor of the bill resulted in u
Women in Vaughan animous opposition to the mea
Approximately 200 women will ure.
be housed in Vaughan during the Calling it an "imitation on ti
fall term, awaiting the completion part of the United States of tl
of the new residence hall sched- Michigan Callahan Act" Pr
uled for February. The residents Preston W. Slosson attacked t
will be gained from new students, over-all inclusiveness of t
as well as women now living on Mundt Bill as endangering liber
campus who applied for dormitory groups and minorities. He emph
accommodations earlier this sized that existing laws sufficien
spring. ly cover subversive activiti
The use of Vaughan House next against the government.
fall for women was made neces- Prof. Kenneth Cox of the La
sary by what would otherwise have School analyzed the legal wea
been an "impossible task" of fill- nesses of the measure," Tl
ing the 500 capacity new dormi- Mundt Bill is too hazy for applic
tory in the spring term, University tion in that it establishes "gu
officials explained, by association," he said.

Novel Brings
Beth R. Singer
Two Major Drama
Awards Presented
Sixteen contestants were award-
ed a total of $6,900 yesterday in
the 18th annual Avery and Jule
Hopwood Contest in creative writ-
Prof. Roy W. Cowden, director
of the Hapwood Awards, an-
nounced the winners of the eight
major and eight minor prizes fol-
lowing the Hopwood Lecture by
J. Donald Adams.
Highest honors wient to Beth
Rita Singer, a graduate student,
who received $1,000 for a novel,
"The Gentle."
Other major fiction winners are
Glendon Fred Swarthout, Ann Ar-
bor, a graduate student who won
$800 for a novel, "Orestes," and
Henry Gordon Green, Arthur, On-
tario, a graduate student who won
$600 for his novel, "The Pillar of
An award of $250 in the minor
fiction contest went to Richard
Kraus, Chicago, a senior, for
"Gonna Play Trumpet with
Bechet." John Minnich Wilson
Wayne, received $150 for "Be-
yond the Knobs Lies Niagara."
Judges in the fiction contest
were David Daiches, critic, Cornell
University; Lewis Gannett, book
critic, New York Herald Tribune;
and Lionel Trilling, New York
novelist and critic.
Two awards were given in the
major drama contest. Top prize
went to Vance Charles Simonds,
Willow Village, a senior, who won
$600 for "Hour of Anger." Robert
Gordon Shedd, Detroit, a gradu-
ate student, received $500 for
"Summer Solstice and Conventions
in Lavivrus."
Winners in the minor drama
contest were Joshua Joseph
Greenfield, Brooklyn, N.Y., who
received $250 for "Three Plays,"
and William George Wiegand,
Detroit, a junior, who won $1.00
for "Two One Act Plays."
Judges in the drama contest
were Eric Bentley, dramatic critic;
Rosamond Gilder, formerly asso-
ciate editor of "Theatre Arts";
and Arthur Miller, former Hop-
wood winner and author of "All
My Sons."
Only one award was given in the
See PRIZES, Page 6
Adams Cites
Writers' Role
Critic Hails Artists
As SolitarySaviors


U' To House


Seniors' Kin
Prospects for parents of June
graduates to stay in Ann Arbor
E during Commencement are fairly
bright, according to a Daily survey
of the dorm and hotel situations.
"We will take graduates' imme-
diate relatives (father, mother,
guardians) as long as we can, and
hope there is room for all," Fran-
cis C. Sheil, residence hall bus-
imess manager, commented.
Visitors will be 'housed in dorms
from Thursday through Tuesday,
~' June 15. Charges for double rooms
will be $1.50, singles $2 a day; no
meals will be served, according to
r Shiel.
Application for rooms can be
0. made at the Business Office, 201
South Wing.
Sports Information
As a special service to students
interested in results of conference
championship meets in track,
tennis, and golf, members of the
Daily staff will be on duty from

Citizens Will Pause Monday
To Celebrate Memorial Day




Local citizenry will pause Mon-
day to celebrate the 80th national
Memorial Day, but most of the
University'sy20,000 students will be
hard at work on their final ex-
University offices will be closed
for the day.
Ann Arbor merchants arej
planning to close their doors also,
it was learned, and city and
county offices as well as the banks
and Post Office will not operate
Annual Poppy Sale
Veterans of Foreign Wars will
precede the celebration with their
annual poppy sale, to be held to-
morrow in Ann Arbor.
VFW members hope to plant
30.000 poppies on local lapels to

honor of fallen soldiers but the
day has gradually been extended
to include a day of personal and
family dedication as well.
Legal Holiday
A legal holiday in most of the
United States, the North and
South do not celebrate the holiday
on the same dates.
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and
Mississippi set aside April 26 as
Memorial Day, while North and
South Carolina observe the holi-
day on May 10 and Louisiana and
Tennessee on June 3.
Memorial Day originated in the
South where Southern women
scattered the graves of Confeder-
ate and Union soldiers with spring
Other countries also have ob-
servances. The French call it their

Students Plan Expedition to Aleutians

Writers are all keenly aware
that their individual responsibil-
ity is greater than it has ever
been, J. Donald Adams of the
New York Times said yesterday
in the annual Hopwood Lecture.
Adams, noted literary critic,
pointed out that we live in an
age in which everything tends
towards a regimentation of char-
acter and declared that the artist
alone seems able to keep open the
human right of way.
Predicting that writers will be
less easily herded into cliques than
they have been during recent
years, he said, "We are all as
much the creators of our time
as we are the products of it. Our
writers can play a tremendous
part in fixing the mood and temu-
per of the period in which they
Too often, Adams charged, the
contemporary novelist approaches
his desk as if he were a scientist
entering a laboratory.
"We live in a world that is in
desperate need of reassurance,
which desires above all else to re-
capture its belief in the dignity of
man, and in his capacity to deal
justly and generously with his
fellows. . We know the worst

The thinking that a couple of
grad students did while on Naval
duty in the Aleutian Islands will
begin paying off for them and a
lot of other people this summer.
Next week, Ted Bank and Bob
Dorsett will launch the first full-
fledged American scientific ex-
pedition to the Aleutians.
Both hold forestrv degrees and

hind the idea from the first and
promised partial support out of his
own research funds.
Harvard's Peabody Museum and
the Arctic Institute of North
America came through, too, for
what will be called the "Harvard-
Michigan Aleutian Expedition."
Dorsett and Bank, with seven
Harvard scientists, will begin
archaeological excavations on Um-
nor Tclnr1 in the Altian hv July

in Alaska, assembling anthropolo-
gical and botanical speciments
and writing up data.
They'll also be supporting them-
selves by part-time work, because
they haven't been able to get
enough funds as yet to keep them
going through the winter.
In the summer of '49 they'll be
combing the Aleutians again.
Specimens and data they bring
hbek with them will go to Muse-




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