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Prey of Ticket-Seekers Takes Vacation

Promises Will
Be Fulfilled,
Williams Says

College Representatives Meet
For Educational Conference

Don Weir, University ticket
manager, has gone hunting.
The overworked dealer of du-
cats, for two months besieged by
an army of students, alumni, and
assorted petitioners, has swept his
desk clean of all imploring let-
ters, attempted bribes, and threats,
locked up his littered Athletic Ad-
ministration Building office, and
taken to the North Woods.
"But," he sighed, "when I get
back I'll have co start all overE
FOR AS SOON as the football
season is closed each fall, Weir is
plunged into the basketball ticket
mess, and before that's over, it's
spring, with the football battle
starting all over again.
This year Weir's office han-
dled over 643,000 tickets, 408,-
000 of them for home games --
which set a new record.
At the peak of the football sea-
son, Weir's office employs 12 peo-
ple, who are kept more than busy
with the torrent of ticket orders.
BUT WEIR, who is the target
of the thousands of alumni and
students who think they deserve
50 yd. line seats, likes his job-
perhaps for the very fact that
there's never a dull moment.
"Oh, sure, people are hound-
ing me all the time," he said.
"The phone is always ringing
here at the office. Then I go
home and the phone there is
ringing--even in the middle of
the night."

"Early this season I had a few
days peace. I moved, and nobody
knew where to call me. But they
soon found out," Weir said.
* *
WEIR HAS become more or less
calloused to frantic fans who
"must have tickets." Many would-

can't get the tickets they want-
Where they want them.
"People have the craziest ex-
cuses for not getting their foot-
ball ticket applications in early,"
Weir said. "Some say the maid
threw out their applications, some
say their wives lost them, and
bachelors claim the dog chewed
them up, or some such fantastic
WEIR LISTENS patiently to
every new angle of the prevarica-
tars, and manages to keep him-
self and most of them relatively
Many people claim to be alum-
ni who really aren't, Weir said.
But the Alumni Office checks
their claims, and the next year
they don't get an application.
Weir has already started think-
ing about basketball. "The basket-
ball ticket situation is always a
terrific problem," he said. "Per-
sonally, I don't like the preferen-
tial ticket system; students have
to wait to get the tickets and also
to get into the field house. But I'm
willing to work out a plan with
students who think they know of a
better system."
NEXT YEAR, the ticket busi-
ness will be even tougher for Weir,
because the Minnesota, Ohio, and
Army games will be sold out long
before students get here. This
means that Weir must confer with
University officials to find out
how many seats should be saved
for students.

New Board To*
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On Vacation ...
* *~ *
be spectators call his office the
day before a sellout game and in-
sist that he supply them with a
block of tickets-maybe a dozen or
And they can't understand
why they, as alumni or students,

State's Hunters Go Home
Early with One Missing
ESCANABA - (A') - With only
three days of the deer hunting
season left, Michigan's North
Woods were left mainly to local'
Most of the Southern Michigan'
hunters had headed home as the
State Conservation Department
reported only fair shooting condi-,
One hunter remained missing
and state police continued a
search for him.

Federal Spending Will Be Cut
Says New House Chairman

Cannon (Dem., Mo.) the prospec-
tive chairman of the House Ap-
propriations Committee, reports
that Congress will practice "Spar-
tan Economy" on the government
Cannon also said that the sys-
tem of fixing a definite congres-
sional ceiling for federal spending
just doesn't work. He plans to

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offer a bill to change it after the
new Congress meets in January.
" *, *,. *
CANNON ISN'T ready to say
whether Congress actually can
make a substantial cut in the
budget President Truman pro-
poses the first of the year. That
will depend partly on how much
will be needed for military ex-
penses and to help combat com-
In any event, Cannon told re-
porters, there will be swift ac-
tion to fill a $1,250,000,000 gap
in the European aid program.
Yet he is counting on whacking
the spending program elsewhere,
if necessary, in order to keep the
government out of the red, and
make some payments on the na-
tional debt.
mittee, he said, always has prided
itself or being able to trim the
budget. He said the budget is us-
ually the asking figure and the
government agencies don't expect
to get as much as they request.
Cannon wants to amend the
congressional reorganization act
in order to get rid of the require-
ment that Congress fix its own
limit on the government spending
each year.
Bankers To Hold
Study (onifereile
About 200 Michigan bankers
will convene in Ann Arbor next
'Thursday and Friday for their an-
nual Bank Study Conference.
The general outlook for business
will be discussed at the two-day
meeting, as well as specific analy-
ses of the activities of several spe-
cial bank departments.
The School of Business Admin-
istration and the Michigzn Bank-
ers Association sponsor the con-
Provost James P. Adams will de-
liver the opening address when
the conference holds its first
session Thursday.
Blair Moody, Washington cor-
respondent of the Detroit News,
and a number of bankers and fi-
nancial authorities will also speak
during the sessions.

DETROIT - () - (/P) Gover-
nor-Elect G. Mennen Williams'
first message to the state legis-
lature will include recommenda-
tions for passage of his entire
campaign program.
Williams announced today that
his message will contain all nine
points he stressed throughout the1
campaign plus a recommendation
for return of the Corrections Di-t
vision to a non-partisan commis-
sion and his plans for stream pol-
lution control.
This decision is in contrast to
Gov. Sigler's practice in 1947 of
submitting his program piecemeal.
* * *
WILLIAMS based his campaign
on repeal of the Bonine-Tripp La-
bor Law, increased benefits to the
aged and to dependent children,
state housing action, revision of
state controls over procedures of
the Michigan Unemployment
Compensation Commission, a
"standby" rent control act, a Fair
Employment Practices Act, in-
creased school construction and
financing by the state, reorgani-
zation of farm markets and closer
coordination of government agen-
Williams already has con-
ferred with labor leaders, relig-
ious and racial representatives,
educators and party advisers
over his legislative plans.
He said the program has been
apportioned for study by compe-
tent authorities and will be inte-
grated shortly after Dec. 15.
announced membership of a 20-
member advisory committee to
study housing needs and rent
problems in the state.
Chairman of the committee is
Edward C. Connor, new Detroit
City Councilman and former
Executive Director of the De-
troit Housing and Planning
Williams said the committee will
"examine the housing needs of the
people of Michigan" and report
to him what measures the state
should take "to make available low
cost homes and low rental hous-
He said the group has been
asked ,"to consider particularly
the possibilities of federal coop-
eration in both these fields."
Erect Monster
To OpenSales
A hugh surrealistic man, rep-
resenting the headsman of the
Tower of London, will greet cam-
pus pedestrians from the steps of
the library tomorrow morning.
The modernistic monster, de-
signed by Marie Post of the Gil-
bert and Sullivan Society, will an-
nounce the opening of ticket sales
for the Society's production of
"Yeomen of the Guard."
The sales begin tomorrow in the
booth in University Hall, and will
continue for the rest of the week.
"Yeomen" will be presented on
Dec. 7, 9, and 10 at Pattengill Au-
ditoriin, and tickets are on sale
at 90 cents and $1.20,
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Representatives from colleges
throughout Michigan will meet at
the University Tuesday and Wed-
nesday for the second annual Con-
ference on Higher Education.
The Conference will open with a
luncheon meeting at 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday in the Union at which
President Alexander G. Ruthven
will preside.
HARRY S. ROBERS, president
of the Polytechnic Institute of
Brooklyn will launch the program
session at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in
the Union with an address on "E'n -
gineering Education."
The evening session, at '7:30
p.m. in the Union, will consider
the report of the President's
Commission on Higher Educa-
tion as it pertains to private in-
stitutions. James A. Perkins,


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College, will be the speaker.
College preparations for the pro-
fessional study of law and medi-
cine will be the subject of the
Wednesday morning session. The
speakers will be Arthur F. Neef,
dean of the Law School, Wayne
University, and Maurice H. Seev-
ers, associate dean of the Uni-
versity of Michigan Medical
School. The discussion will be di-
rected by Dean E. Blythe Stason,
Michigan Law School, and Acting
Dean Gordon H. Scott, Wayne
Medical School.
Final session of the Conference
will be devoted to consideration of
"Higher Education and the
Schools of the State." Lee M.
Thurston, superintendent of public
instruction, will be the speaker.

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