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Latest Deadline in the State
VOL. LIX, No. 96 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, FEB. 20, 1949
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PRICE FIVE CENTS

Committee
Turns Down
Stadium Plan
Other Expansion
Projects Backed
By B. S. BROWN
(Daily Sports Editor)
A sub-committee of the Board
in Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
letics has balked at a proposal by
Herbert 0. (Fritz) Crisler, Mich-
igan Athletic Director, which
would have increased the seating
capacity of the Michigan Stadium
from 86,000 to 125,000.
A SPOKESMAN for the com-
mittee explained that the alumni
response to the project did not
warrant the approval of Crisler's
plan.
The athletic directo, who
piloted Michigan's 1948 Rose
Bowl aggregation to a smashing
49-0 triumph before resigning
as bead grid coach, had sug-
gested that the enlargement of
the stadium be financed by a
five-year advance sale of season
football tickets.
Crisler's plans called for the
construction of an upper deck, but
he told the board that it was
doubtful if all the seats which
would have been built under the
proposed plan could have been
sold that far in advance.
The Michigan Stadium is at
present the largest collegiate bowl
in the country.
THE COMMITTEE recommend-
ed that Crisler's other proposals
for expansion of athiletic facili-
ties be given the "green light."
They include a new club house
for the golf course, a women's
gym and swimming pool, new
baseball stands, and the erec-
tion of either a combination
hockey-basketball plant or ex-
pansion of seating capacities of
Yost Field House and the Coli-
seum.
Both the Coliseum and the base-
ball stands have long been the
object of criticism because of their
poor. condition and inadequate
seating while the field house is no
longer able to accommodate a
campus of 20,000.
Urge Prompt
Draft of North
Atlantic Pact
WASHINGTON -(A)- Prompt
drafting of an Atlantic security
treaty-assuring western Europe
of real American military sup-
port-was made the goal of nego-
tiators yesterday.
In an atmosphere of optimism,
they met with Secretary of State
Acheson and scheduled a series of
conferences designed to produce
the finished document.
A CHANGED OUTLOOK among
treaty supporters appeared to
stem from Friday's lengthy closed
door session between Acheson and
the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee.
It was understood that Ache-
son made clear to the ambassa-
dors that in his opinion excel-
lent progress had been made in
the committee session toward
general acceptance of a treaty
draft which should give the Eur-

opeans a far greater sense of se-
curity and confidence of Ameri-
can backing.
There were indications at the
Capitol that at least some of the
leading numbers of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee such
as Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich.)
also felt that satisfactory progress
was being made on the treaty
terms.
Ski Trip Sales
To End Soon
Ticket sales for the Union-Ullr
Ski Club outing will end Wednes-
day, Dale Coenen, Union publicity
manager announced yesterday*.
"Students may purchase tickets
for the trip from 1 to 5 p.m. to-
morrow through Wednesday,
at the Union, Coenen said.
The outing, which will take
students to Grayling for three
days of skiing, skating and to-
bnoaacnina. is <whechiled frF Fri.

PROFS CRACK DOWN:

'U' May Penalize
Excessive Cutting

Gophers Down Michigan, 54-47
But Puckmen Take Revenge, 6-3

By AL BLUMROSEN
The University may clamp down on students cutting classes.
The Administrative Board plans to consider revision of the
regarding attendance as many students report that professors are
ing unusual stress on attendance this semester.

rule
lay-

THE RULE now reads, "Students are expected to attend classes
regularly."
The Administrative Board will consider "clarifying" the regu-
lation, according to Dean Charles H. Peake of the literary college.
--- --- Dean Peake said that students

Primar ie
To Be field
Tomorrow
Ann Arborites, including many
students eligible to vote here, willI
trudge to the polls tomorrow inI
the city primary election.
Eight people associated with the
University will be running for of-
fice, including Prof. John F. Shep-
ard of the Psychology department,
who is running for mayor on the
Progressive ticket.
He will be in a contest with
William E. Brown, Jr. (Rep.)
incumbent and Leslie A. Wikel
(Dem.) local campus druggist.
IN THE ALDERMAN contest.,
nominees include :
First Ward-Peter A. Ostafin
(Dem.), lecturer in sociology.
Third Ward-Mrs. John H.,
Muyskens (Dem.) wife of Prof.
Muyskens of the speech depart-
ment.
Fourth Ward-Robert Holston,
(Prog.) teaching fellow in psy-
chology.
Sixth Ward-Prof. Arthur W.
Bromage (Rep.) of the political
science department and Joseph
Bursley (Rep.) Dean-Emeritus of
students.
Seventh Ward-Lester Beberfall
(Prog.) teaching fellow in the psy-
chology department.
MOST INTERESTING contest
from the University standpoint
will be the Bromage-Bursley cam-
paign in the Sixth ward.
Prof. Bromage has conducted
courses for city officials, served
with two governors' commis-
sions and was chairman of the
Citizens' Council executive
board in 1942-43.
Dean Bursley has served on the
City Councils of Ann Arbor and
Fort Wayne, Ind. He is active in
several University and city organ-
izations.
IN ADDITION to the city slates,
two wives of faculty members are
candidates for County Board of
Supervisors nominations:
Sixth Ward-Mrs. Samuel T.
Dana (Rep.) incumbent, wife of
Dean Dana of the forestry school.
Seventh Ward-Mrs. Jessie E.
Coller (Rep.) incumbent, wife of
Dr. Frederick A. Coller, chairman
of the surgery department in the
Medical School.
Named 'Best Poet'
WASHINGTON - UP) - Color-!
ful, contradictory Ezra Pound,
who is under indictment for trea-
son and now is in a mental hos-
pital here, yesterday won a $1,000
prize for the best poetry publish-
ed in 1948.

have consistently misinterpreted
the rule. "Some students seem to
think that it does not matter
whether they go to classes or not."
HE SAID he did not know what
form the "clarification" would
take.
Meanwhile, in many class-
rooms, professors have begun
keeping more strict tabs on stu-
dent attendance.
Students report that professors
have said the increased vigilance
was due to an order from the
Dean's officebut Dean Peake
denied that any official action
had been taken.
"NOTHING definite has been
planned," he added.
As a result of the increasing
emphasis on class attendance,
rumors have begun to circulate
that the University may try to
enforce a definite limit on the
number of cuts allowed from
each class.
The present regulation regard-
ing attendance allows the instruc-
tor, when he, "considers the num-
ber of' absences excessive, that
is, when a student's absence from
a course endangers his satisfactory
academic progress (to) send a
written report on the case to the
Administrative Board for action."
Salt Poisoning
still Puzzles
Local Doctors
MedicalI Men Deny
Death in Ann Arbor
Local physicians were still mys-
tified yesterday about reports that
"an Ann Arbor person" had died
as a result of using lithuim chlor-
ide- a table sale substitute-as
reported by the American Medical
Association.
Four local medical men flatly
denied any knowledge of the
death.
THE AMA, describing the chem-
ical as a "solw acting poison," re-
ported four deaths from use of
lithium chloride in seasoning
foods. Three of the deaths oc-
curred in Cleveland and one
in Ann Arbor, the association said.
Yesterday an AMA spokesman
said that the association was
unable to identify the Ann Ar-
bor victim. The death was re-
ported by "some doctor" in Ann
Arbor, it said.
Drs. Edwin C. Ganzhorn, county
coroner, Otto K. Engelke, county
health officer, J. A. Wessinger,
Ann Arbor health officer and A.
M. Waldron, University hospital
physician, all said they knew of
no such death in Ann Arbor.

Conferene
Bid Probable
For ITeemen
Stari'ak Injured,'
Lost Indefinitelv
(Special to The Daily)
ROCHESTER, Minn. - Michi-
gan's rampaging icemen made it
two in a row over the Gophers of
Minnesota last night as they
swept to a 6-3 triumph before a
packed house of 2,850 fans.
THE VICTORY, which gave
the Wolverines a commanding
lead in the race for the NCAA
tournament bid, may have cost
them the services of their ace de-
fenseman, Dick Starrak. for an
undetermined period.
In the second. period Dick
received a severe gash in his
arm from a skateblade and had
to be taken to the hospital. No
doctor's report had been re-
ceived as to the extent of the
injury.
Speedy little Wally Gacek was_
the offensive sparkplug for the
Wolverines as he performed theI
"hat trick" with three goals.
Connie Hill played another ter-
rific game at defense.
IN THE FIRST period Mich-
igan's vaunted first line dominat-
ed the scoring parade. At 2:13 Ga-
cek netted the first goal with an
assist from Gordy McMillan. 1
Captain Al Renfrew slapped
in a rebound shot at 12:12 to
give the Maize and Blue a two
goal edge. Then at 19:59 Gacek
again tallied by rifling a long-
shot from just inside the ble'
line. As the puck hit the nets
the horn sounded ending the
period.
At 6:13 of the middle session,
with Neil Celley of the invading
sextet in the penalty box, wing-

TOWER OF STRENGTH-Leo VanderKuy, lanky Wolverine
center, who played his best game last night against Minnesota.
Ile had the difficult task of guarding All-American center Jim
McIntyre and although the towering Gopher tallied 12 points,
it was well below his usual total. VanderKuy also shone on the
offensive side of the ledger, sinking five field foals and adding
two foul shots for a 12 point total.
ON SALE TOMORROW:
Gar' 'Hur-s Harpoon
Fromt Own 'R ho'13 oat

man
first
man

Jack Bonner slapped in thej
goal for the Gophers. Bjork-
received the assist.

BUT THE ROOF fell in on the
Gophers shortly after the middle
of the period with Wally Grant
and Gil Burford tallying within!
25 seconds of each other.
Grant's goal was at 12:25
with Celley getting an assist
and Burford's came at 12:50
with Grant assisting. Burford's
goal was a rebound shot that
Celley had slapped at Goalie
Jack McEwen.I
With the score 5-1, wingman
Depaul got the second goal for
the "not so Golden" Gophers at
19:30 unassisted.
O'Brien got another consolationf
marker in the third period at,
3:01 on a pass from DePaul.
See HOCKEY, Page 6
World News
Round-Up t
By The Associated Press
BUDAPEST, Hungary-Usually
well informed sources said yester-
day Hungary's Roman Catholic
bishops have considered and re-
served decision on a letter from
the imprisoned Josef Cardinal
Mindszenty urging "an agree-
ment" with the Communist-led1
government.
(The Vatican has declined to
negotiate church-state differences
with Hungary's government until
it frees Cardinal Mindszenty and,
guarantees church freedom. An
informed Vatican source, com-
mnenting on the Budapest report,
said the Holy See stood upon that
position).
COVENTRY, Eng.-A British
airliner and a Royal Air Force
trainer bomber collided at 2,-
000 feet in a clear sky yesterday,
killing all 14 occupants 'of the
two planes.
Three Americans were among
crewmen on board the trans-
port.
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By PERRY LOGAN
The advent of spring weather
in Ann Arbor has brought forth
a host of welcome sights; muddy
walks, keep-off-the-grass signs,
women in jeans, and the February
Gargoyle, on sale tomorrow.
Printed in Alice Blue, Minn., the
February Gargoyle comes as the
answer to a question recently
asked in a number of English I
classes: "Who was Moby Dick?"
The answer is incorrect.
"THIS IS a whale of an issue,"
Captain Ahab Parker, Garg man-
aging editor, spouted. Parker is
New Technic
Goes on Sale
Tomorrow
A traffic engineer's problems,
the West Quad's new radio station
and magnetron construction will
all be discussed in the new issue
of the Michigan Technic, on sale
tororow and Tuesday at the En-
gine Arch and local newsstands.
Articles aie designed to appeal
to all students.
FOR. INSTANCE, the complica-
tions a civil engineer faces when
he tries to control the thousands
of cars and trucks that go through
the center of a large city every
day are revealed in the articles
on traffic engineering.
i -
How West Quad radio station
W8ZSQ got started and the story
of its present airwaves activities
will be told in another article.
A. J. Forman. '50E, describes the
construction of the Engineering
Institute's magnetron and reviews
the principles of the machine,
which makes use of the growing
technical possibilities of micro-
waves.
"Impacts of Electronics on En-
gineering Education" by Prof. W.
G. Dow explains how electronics
have changed the field of electri-
cal engineering.

one of the last of the old Nantuck-
et blubbers.
"Sex is passe," George R. Lactic,
local Milk wagon driver and for-
mer Mu Mu Mu active, declared.
"This thing has been milked to
death. What we need is more
thrills, new excitement." Lactic
was the last man to move out of
Victor Vaughan last semester.
"We feel very chesty about
this issue," Dorian Knuckle,
head of the Rho Rho Rho fra-
ternity, daringly spotlighted in
this'issue, pointed out. Having
come all the way back down the
creek with a crested paddle to
help Garg out, he said, "We
think as much of the Gargoyle
as anyone else on campus."
The ins and outs of fraternity,
life are pictured in sharp focus
in the February Garg, four-fifths
of the shots still retaining their
original keyhole shape.
"WE HAD A HAND in almost
every fraternity proj e ct this
month," the editors point out.
Much of what they discovered is
not being printed, several frater-
nities having volunteered to settle
out of court.
Rules for rushing, pledge du-
ties, fraternal cliches, a pledge
manual, and the pledge king's
report are all given prominent
billing in this month's Gar-
goyle. Garg himself reports the
trials he faced while undergoing
rushing this past week. "What
interesting mortgages," he ex-
claimed,
Republicans Select
Convention Nominees
GRAND RAPIDS - (R) - The
Republican state convention yes-
terday nominated Probate Judge
Arthur E. Moore of Oakland
County and Charles W. Rigney of
Sandusky, Sanilac County prose-
cutor, for the State Supreme
Court.
Incumbents Alfred B. Connable,
Jr., of Kalamazoo, and Mrs. Vera
B. Bates of Grosse Pointe, were
renominated for regents of the
University of Michigan.

Hot Time
There was a hot time in the
little old town of Ann Arbor
last night.
Not only did Ozzie Cowles'
Minnesota Gophers send any
Wolverine hopes of retaining
the Conference cage crown up
in smoke, but the play of the
visitors was so heated in the
torrid first half that it caused
a Strauss House radio to be
engulfed in flames.
Murray Schwartzberg, '52,
told Daily reporters last night
that his radio was completely
destroyed by flames while he
listened to a re-broadcast of
the game.
Asks State
Educational
Cor-numt tee
LANSING, Mich.-(JP) -Gov. G.
Mennen Williams yesterday an-
nounced plans to appoint at least
five special study commissions to
study the state's major problems,
including higher education.
Commissions would also tackle
the problems of the state's serv-
ices and expenditures, state aid to
local governments, state-local tax
structure and youth problems.
* * *
IN DISCUSSING appointment
of a commission for long-range
planning in higher education, Gov.
Williams commented:
"It is clear that the state's
efforts in this field have grown
in a piecemeal and haphazard
fashion. The state's universities
and colleges constitute a major
asset and deserve our most
thoughtful expenditures."
The governor indicated that he
would ask for an appropriation of
at least $25,000 for expenses of the
proposed commissions.
* * *
"WHAT WE NEED," the gov-
ernor said, "is a long range view
in approaching the most difficult
of our problems."
"For example, indiscriminate
slashing of expenditures may
lead to serious injury to the
vital activities of the state and
an eventual loss to the citizens."
"This administration stands for
real economy. We do not stand
for false economy, which cuts pro-
grams and activities that produce
useful results."
Mild Weather
Visits Campus
A preview of Spring, complete
with clear skies and soft winds,
came to Ann Arbor yesterday.
Students abandoned heavy
coats, gloves, earmuffs and books
to stroll around the Arboretum,
Huron River banks and other
spots seldom frequented in Feb-
ruary. Ice cream cones were
common.
ButWinter, although a rela-
tively mild one, is slowly coming
back. The Willow Run Weather
Bureau predicts cloudiness and
somewhat colder temperatures for
today.
An unseasonable high of 51 de-
grees was reached yesterday with
a high of 13 degrees lower pre-
dicted for day, the Weather bu-
reau observers reported. Even to-
day's estimated high of 38 de-
grees is 2 to 5 degrees above nor-

'mal, they added.

Title Hopes
All But Die
WithDefeat
VanderKuy Stars
On 'M' Defense
By PRES HOLMES
The man who gave the Wol-
verines the Conference basketball
crown a year ago took it away
from them last night.
Coach Osborne B. Cowles' Gold-
en Gophers put Michigan out of
the title race by handing the
Maize and Blue quintet 'a 54-47
loss on the Yost Field House court.
ONE OF THE gratifying fac-
tors of the loss, however, was the
performance of sophomore center
Leo VanderKuy. Playing opposite
Jim McIntyre who towers over
him by at least five inches, Lee
had the Gopher center well under
control and played a great game
offensively too, scoring 12 points.
Leo's backboard play and re-
bounding was amazing consider-
ing the fact that he was working
in McIntyre's shadow. Cowles
commended VanderKuy after
the game, saying that "He
played a good, quick game and
did very fine work under the
boards."
Michigan's Bob Harrison and
Bud Grant of Minnesota shared
the top scoring honors for the
night, each racking up 15 points.
THE TWO TEAMS squared off
and played an "eye for an eye"
game throughout three-quarters of
the first half. Michigan was first
to dent the net when Van'derNy
hooked a shot by McIntyre.
Four minutes later the score
was tied at six-all and at the
halfway mark everything was
on even terms with ten points
apiece.
Minnesota held a two-point ad-
vantage with five minutes to go
and then opened up with three
quick baskets while Harrison
pumped in one to make the score
at halftime 24-18 in favor of the
Gophers.
* * *
FROM THEN ON Michigan was
never really in the game as far
as the scoring column was con-
cerned. The spirit and determina-
tion was there but Minnesota kept
edging farther into the lead, and
at one point led by 13 points.
A great factor in accounting
for Michigan's loss was the al-
most complete collapse of the
foul shooting department. The
Wolverines made only seven out
of 18 attempts.
Minnesota made only one more
shot from the field than did the
Wolverines. The Gophers made 21
of 65 attempts for a 32.3 percent-
age, while Michigan was swishing
20 out of 74 for a 27 per cent aver-
age.
THE BIG DIFFERENCE there-
fore, was in the number of fouls
made. Michigan failed to cash in
on its charity tosses, but the
Gophers made 12 out of 17 at-
tempts which stretched their mar-
gin of victory.
Contrary to expectations the
Gophers presented a well-bal-
anced offense rather than the
"two-man" team of McIntyre
and Skoog. Four men on the
See BASKETBALL, Page 6
Essay Contest

Deadline Nears
Tomorrow is the deadline for
students to enter the Student Leg-
islature's essay contest, with its
$35 first prize.
"Student Government: What
Should Be Its Purpose in a Uni-
versity Society" is the subject of
the essays for the contest, open
to all undergraduate students ex-
cept SL members.
Entries should range from 1,000
to 200 onrds. Thev shmi',, -a

WORLD OUT OF TUNES:
Discord Due to Dearth of
Melodies, Heifetz Claims

By JO MISNER
Modern composers may be run-
ning out of melodies, according
to Jascha Heifetz.
The famous Russian-born vio-
linist said last night that "lack
of invention" might be the reason
behind increasing dissonance in
modern music.
"IT'S NOT so easy for a com-
poser to find a melody that hasn't
been used before," Heifetz said.
The violinist expressed a personal
preference for harmony, although
he finds occasional dissonance
nleasing.

SHOULD THE average profes-
sional musician start that early?
"Well, I've been told I was an
exception," he admitted drily.
But the professional musician
can't start too soon according
to Heifetz.
Heifetz said he'll wait until his
nine-month old son Joseph shows
an interest in music before he
starts him on an instrument.
THERE'S really no hurry he'
felt. Three or three and a half
years will be soon enough for
Joseph, called Jay by his parents,
to start playing an instrument,
nn -n r ~i + 1- ,ft _-

REVA MPED CURRICULUM:
Students Gain Wider Choice of Courses

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
of three articles on the new literary
college curriculum.)
By PHIL DAWSON
The literary college has revised

41, 1

UNDER THE new plan, students
must meet the following distribu-
tion requirements:
English composition-two sem-

department and at least one
course in another.
C E A * **qre
CONCENTRATION requirements

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