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REPAIRS AND
RENT CONTROL
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VOL. LIX, No. 117 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1949

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PRICE FIVE CENTS

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Pucksters Head for Colorado PlayoffI

Filibuster in
Vote Today
Subcommittee Votes
For Rent Control Bill
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Senate
held a stormy session last night as
a prelude to the signing of "peace"
terms in the battle of the filibus-
ter.
It recessed shortly after 8 p.m.
The climatic vote-and the end
of the great talkathon struggle of
1949-is expected when it recon-
venes at 11 a.m. today.
* * *
THE ACTUAL cease-fire order
came an hour before midnight
Tuesday but the terms were still
the subject of hot debate.
Meanwhile, a Senate banking
subcommittee yesterday voted
for a 15-month extension of
rent controls and authorized
rent increases of up to 15 per
cent over the June 30, 1947 level
in certain cases.
The bill, on which Senate action
has been blocked because of the
filibuster, also provides for letting
the individual states take over the
rent control program if the gov-
ernor certified that an adequate
state law was on the books.
* *-*
THIS DIFFERS from a provi-
sioni of the House-approved bill,
passed Tuesday, which lets state
or local officials remove rent con-
trols whenever they please.
The present rent control law
expires March 31. The bill ap-
proved by the Senate subcom-
mittee would continue them
through June 30, 1950.
Chairman Sparkman (Dem.,
Ala.), of the banking subcommit-
tee, said he plans to put the re-
vised rent measure before the full
banking group today.
U' Gets Laroe
Federal Grant
For Research
Allocation To Back
Net Medical Studies
Federal funds totaling $84,200
have been granted to the Univer-
sity to finance medical and other
research projects, the Federal Se-
curity Agency announced yester-
day.
The University received the
largest single portion of two mil-
lion dollars worth of funds which
were distributed to institutions in
30 states.
* * *
THE NEXT largest grant went
to the University of Chicago. It
received $59,391.
The University's grant is for
ten unspecified research proj-
ects.
University research officials
contacted last night declared that
it was impossible to determine
yet which projects received the
allocated funds. Numerous re-
search projects have been sub-
mitted to the National Research
Conference for approval by vari-
ous departments of the University,
they said.
* * *
THE FEDERAL Security Agency
grants funds to institutions on
the basis of recommendations

made by the research conference.
Thus, according to these offi-
cials, University research scien-
tists will have to simply bide their
time until official confirmations
reveal whose pet projects have re-
ceived the go ahead signal at this
time.
Michigan
Story
Tomorrow the Univer-
sity will celebrate its
112th birthday.
The colorful story of
its growth from a pioneer
ideal to a world famed
institution will be told in
n snecinI series of Dailv

Block Voting Seen
As Inevitable Issue
By JOHN P. DAVIES
Block voting on campus is here to stay.
But balloting can be made "more intelligent" by encouraging
)pen houses in fraternities, sororities and dormitories which would
>e open to independent and affiliated candidates alike.
These conclusions were reached by leaders of six campus groups
who met with SL members last night to discuss voting on campus.
'They were: Ray Guerin, AIM; Bruce Lockwood, IFC; Mary Stierer,
Panhel; Arlette Harbour, Assembly; Thoburn Stiles, West Quad;
Lloyd Appell, East Quad.
SL was represented by Jim Jans, SL president, Duane Nuechter-
lein, elections committee chairman; Bill Miller, former SL vice presi-
dent and Ralph Sosin.
Each leader said he would throw his weight behind the open
house program and encourage his group to do the same.
- The group concluded that block

Congress Probes
Leaks in Top U.S.
Mi*ltarySecrets
Atom Plant Pics, Russian Target
Stories Alarm House Committees
WASHINGTON-(/P)-Angry protests against leaks of reported-
ly secret military information to "potential enemies" stirred up a Con-
gressional inquiry yesterday.
Members complained they are particularly disturbed by recently
published stories that the United States already has mapped strategic
targets in Russia for bombing if necessary, and by an atomic energy
commission publication of maps and pictures of atomic installations.
* * * *
BOTH THE HOUSE Armed Services and Appropriations Commit-
tees disclosed that informal investigations are under way. They prom-
ised a full dress inquiry if necessary.
Chairman Vinson (Dem., Ga.) of the Armed Services Commit-
tee told newsmen he has requested an explanation from W. Stuart
Syminton, Secretary of the Air
force.
"I would not call this an ivest- Twenty-Nine
gation, call it an mnury," Vinson
said. A

Close to 300
Men Pledge
Fraternities
Thirty-Four Houses
Hold RushProgram
Campus fraternities pledged 298
men out of 370 who signed up this
spring in what IFC rushing chari-
man Jim Ely called a very success-
ful spring rushing.
With 34 houses participating, a
four week informal rushing period
was used.
The men pledged are:
ACACIA: William Cloon, Wil-
liam Coates, George Grives, Peter
Hall, John Hoyt, Keith Neat.
ALPHA DELTA PHI: Gilbert
Burford,Jacques Duchamp, John
Huntington, Robert Meader, Em-
erson Messinger, Gilbert Moe,
Theodore Papes, Thomas Verhake.
ALPHA SIGMA PHI: William
Blac, Thomas Hadley II, Franz
Huber, Alfred Miller, Frederick
Muench, William Reid, Jr., Alan
Smith, Richard Still, William
Sutherland.
ALPHA TAU OMEGO: James
Blott, .Raymond Bujnowski, Rob-
ert Burr, William Eggleston,
George Erb, John Fraser, Duane
Gotschall, Walter Harkness, Rich-
ard Hendrian, William Keeler,
Keith LeClair, Larry McConachie,
Neal Pasini, Walter Spink, John
Stap, Jr.
* * *
BETA THETA PI: Donald
Dueek, Leo Flynn, Robert Kerry,
Warren Lull, David Preston.
CHI PHI: Edmund Blum, Rich-
ard Helmrich, Paul Hoke, John
Mathes, Glen Osgood, Douglas
Scott, Norman Spencer.
DELTA CHI: James Berray,
Alan Carter, Hyrthol DeMeritt,
Huth Kratz, Robert Jerome, Ken-
neth Ralph.
* * *
DELTA KAPPA EPSILON:
Richard Albertson.
DELTA TAU DELTA: Edwin Am-
brose, William Balgooyen, Harold
Hansen, Jerry Kelleher, John Lee,
Robert Morrison, Robert Stevens.
DELTA UPSILON: James
See "U" FRATERNITIES, Page 3

voting is "here to stay" because
the Hare System requires students
to vote for so large a number of
candidates. Since the student
probably knows few candidates,
he votes for those on his quad or
a fraternity slate whom he feels
will represent him best.
All agreed that blind block vot-
ing should be fought. But many
of the leaders felt that "intelli-
gent block voting has its place" in
campus politics.
Jim Jans, SL president, likened
blocks to political parties and said
that there is nothing wrong with
slate voting if the voter is sure
that the men in the slate are wor-
thy candidates.
Several leaders qustioned the
value of the Hare System of vot-
ing. "When the Hare System was
first used on campus, it stopped
blind block voting," IFC Chairman
Bruce Lockwood said, "but now
the campus groups seem to have
found a way to beat the system."
A possible substitute for the
Hare System was introduced by
AIM Chairman Ray Guerin. He
suggested a balloting method
where the student would vote for
only one candidate.
'Gripes P01ll'
Will. Be Taken
By Engineers
Engineers with chips on their
shoulders will be given an oppor-
tunity to release pent-up feelings
tomorrow when the campus chap-
ter of Tau Beta Pi, national engi-
neering honor society, conducts a
"Gripe Poll."
Intended as a preliminary to
the College of Engineering faculty
evaluation program scheduled for
May 9-10, the poll will enable en-
gineers to suggest questions to be
used on the evaluation question-
naires.
* * *
LEE STEWART, '50E, chairman
of the evaluation program, called
on all engineers to participate in
Friday's poll.
"We feel that engineering stu-
dents can contribute many ob-
jective and constructive criti-
cisms of present teaching con-
ditions," he said.
"From the results of the 'Gripes
Poll', Stewart added, "We hope to
prepare an evaluation program
which will be an effective instru-
ment in improving educational
methods in the College of Engi-
neering."
Poll stations, manned by Tau
Beta Pi members, will be located
on the second floor of the West
Engineering and first floor of the
East Engineering Building.

* * *

Daily-Barth
COLORADO BOUND-Michigan's National Championship hockey squad and Daily correspondent
Herb Ruskin (left foreground) board charctered DC-6 at Willow Run Airport yesterday afternoon.
Coach Vic Heyliger (right foreground) is pilotiag his 14-man crew in the second NCAA tourna-
ment in the nation's history. The Wolverines took the first title meet, held last season at Colorado
Springs, Colo., location of this year's tournament. Pictured above are Ruskin, Gil Burford and
Heyliger in the foreground; Joe Marmo and Cant. Al Renfrew, from left to right, on the first
step of the ramp; Wally Grant and Gordie McMillan on the second step; Bob Fleming and
trainer Carl Isaacson; Dick Starrak and Al Basyey; Len Brumm, Wally Gacek, team manager Tom
Bayless, and bespectacled Connie Hill, three-time Michigan captain, at the top of the ramp. The
plane also carried the Dartmouth and Boston College teams to Colorado. See Ruskin's story on
page 3.

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CANDIDATES TO MEETi
Whan Criticizes English
Pro gram Requirements

Save a Life

1

By FREDRICA WINTERS
Tentative plans for a general
meeting of PhD. candidates in
English to discuss program re-
quirements were the result of a
criticism of the graduate program
in English delivered by Ed Whan
World News
Round- Up
By The Associated Press
LONDON,-Western Powers ac-
cused Soviet Russia and three of
her satellites of going back on
their commitments yesterday.
Britain declared Communist-
ruled Bulgaria, Romania and
Hungary, now in the Soviet bloc
after wartime partnership with
Germany, were secretly rearming,
in violation of their peace treaties,
with Russia's connivance and sup-
port.
* * *
WASHINGTON - The State
Department reluctantly granted
permission yesterday for 22 del-
egates from Russia and Soviet
bloc countries to attend a
"peace" conference in New
York.
At the same time, the De-
partment charged that Com-
munists plan to "use" the con-
ference for propaganda.
Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian
composer, was among seven
Russians cleared for entry.
* * * '
WASHINGTON-Judith Coplon,
former Justice Department em-
ploye accused of aiding a Russian
agent, was indicted for a second
time yesterday for removing se-
cret data from Department files,
including summaries of reports of
the Federal Bureau of Investiga-
tion on espionage and counter-
espionage activities in the United
States.
WASHINGTON-(P)-The At-
lantic Pact powers early today
invited Denmark, Iceland, Italy
and Portugal to join in signing
the proposed North Atlantic Se-
curity Treaty.
The invitingtcountries are those
which drafted the text. It is sced-
uled to be made generally public
tomorrow.
PITTSBURGH -Railroad lay-

to a meeting of the English Jour-
nal Club last night.
Whan, a teaching fellow in the
English department, formulated
suggestions and requests for ad-
ditional information on. the pur-
pose of the PhD. degree which he
claimed were on the minds of
many graduate students.
* * *
"I'M NOT trying to make any-
thing easier," Whan said. Empha-
siding his estimation of the doc-
tor's degree, Whan added, "We
must at least understand the
meaning of the degree, if not ac-
tually make it more meaningful."
Chief target for Whan's criti-
cism was the system of handl-
ing the preliminary examina-
tion. The prelim is divided into
sections with two authorities in
each particular field drawing
up that section of the exam.
Any student failing one section
must repeat the whole examina-
tion. Whan believes that profes-
sors with general knowledge of
the field under discussion would
be able to compose more equitable
exams than specialists in that
field.
* , . 4
IN ADDITION, he suggested
that students failing one section
of a prelim, be required to do
remedial work in that subject,
instead of having to repeat the
entire test.
A more extensive counselling
system was suggested by Whan
as a means of doing away with
incompletely prepared students
taking the preliminary examin-
ation.
"The whole process is negative
in a way. It seems to be trying
to eliminate people instead of
creating a certain kind of person.
The attitude seems to be, 'I want
to get a PhD.' not, 'I want to be-
come a PhD.'"
"I nother words," Whan con-
tinued, "anyone who doesnt fall
down along the way is a PhD."

Pass Bill To
Create Floor'
On Cigarettes
Measure Forbids
Below-Cost Sales
LANSING-(IP) -Ignoring cries
of "unconstitutional" and "Social-
ism," the House passed a bill to
create a "floor" on the price of
cigarettes yesterday.
The measure, forbidding whole-
salers or retailers to sell cigarettes
at less than cost, passed 56 to 36.
* * *
FORMERLY solid Democratic
support for the measure was eaten
into when some Democrats ques-
tioned the bill's constitutionality.
It was held that a 1939 Supreme
Court decision held that for-
bidding of "unfair trade prac-
tices" violated the principles of
free trade.
A solid core of Republicans'
opposed the bill as a bad prece-
dent for price fixing.
Christman had told the House
previously that the bill's provi-
sions would set a "floor" of about
18 cents a package and $1.84 a
carton under the retail price of
cigarettes.
Berlin Parleys
CalledFailure
LAKE SUCCESS -(P)-United
Nations efforts to settle the Berlin
currency dispute have ended in
failure, the president of the Se-
curity Council said last night.
The Western powers an hour
later issued formal statements
blaming Russia for the break-
down. At that time Russia had
no comment.
The negotiations bad been un-
dertaken late last year by a com-
mittee of so-called neutral experts
in the hope of ending the Berlin
blockade by ironing out currency
troubles between the four occupy-
ing powers.

"I INTEND to find out," he add-
ed, whether secret information has
been made available to "potential
enemies" by military officials, or
whether "the published stories
were merely the conclusions of
the men who wrote them."
Rep. Case (Rep., SD), a mem-
ber of the Appropriations Com-
mittee, said a subcommittee
handling Atomic Energy Com-
mission funds has questioned
AEC officials about publication
of pictures and maps in the
Commission's annual report.
A reply from the commission,
Case said, contended that none of
the information published in the
report was classified as secret and
all of it had been published, or
made available for.publication,
previously. Many of the photo-
graphs, he said, were made by the
Army and released by the Army.
"BUT AS far as I know it was
the first time that all the pictures
and maps were put together in one
handy book," he said.
Case called for a full-scale in-
quiry to place the blame for the
recent "leaks" after Rep. Mahon
(Dem., Tex) said military off.i-
cials had denied releasing any se-
cret information and had voiced
"concern over unauthorized press
reports."
AVC To Pick
New Officers
InVote Today
The first election in the cam-
pus AVC chapter since last semes-
ter's eruptive sessions on the ex-
pulsion of Communists will fea-
ture the meeting beginning at
7:30 p.m. today in'"the Union.
Chairman Bob Holston urged
all members to attend the meet-
ing and "express through their
votes their desires as to the future
course of AVC."
* * *
THE INCUMBENT, so - called
"unity" leadership is expected to
meet opposition from the group,
led last semester by Dave Babson,
then chairman, who resigned
when the membership failed to
support his projected policies.
Several controversial resolu-
tions are also slated to be intro-
duced for discussion at today's
meeting. These include sharp
criticism of the North Atlantic
Alliance as "a step leading us
nearer to war," and condemna-
tion of Congressman Rankin's
proposed veterans pension leg-
islation.
Members expect the largest at-
tendance at today's meeting since
the stormy debates of last semes-
ter.

Ainnounce nu,
Candidature
Twenty-nine assorted hats were
thrown into the political ring yes-
terdayas the Student Legislature
conducted its initial meeting for
prospective SL candidates.
Several incumbents and others
who could not make the first
meeting, bring the total to 35
hopeful-politicos toeing the mark.
(At this time last semester, only
23 were in the rink, althoughthe
number later rose to 52.)
SL ELECTION committeeman
Quentin Nesbitt, '50BAd., ex-
plained the round of activities for
candidates.
They will attend all regular
SL sessions, several orientation
and forum meetings on Roberts'
Rules of Parliamentary Proce-
dure, and work on a Legislature
Committee. They will attend
all meetings of the committee
they choose.
Nesbitt, who was "pleased" with
the increased attendance, ex-
plained that it was not too late
for -prospective candidates to get
in on the programs. He asked that
interested students contact him
at 9602.
* * *
FORMAL PETITIONS for can-
didates will be available from 3
to 4:30 p.m. today through to the
March 29 deadline, at Student Ac-
tivities window, Lobby, Adminis-
tration Building.
The number of SL seats open
in the April 19-20 election re-
mained in doubt yesterday. Of-
ficials said it would range from
21 up to 29.
Breakdown figures reveal that
of the 29 candidates, 18 are in-
dependent with the remainder af-
filiated. Only single group with a
"block" of candidates, at present,
is West Quad with 10 candidates.
Of the group, 20 are hien ,and 9
women.
Petitions Now
Available for
Senor Posts
Candidates' petition forms for
election of next year's Senior Class
officers will be available from 3 to
4.q0 p.m. today at the Student Ac-
tivities window, in the lobby, Ad-
ministration Building.
The voting will be conducted
April 19-20 along with the elec-
tion of Student Legislature rep-
resentatives and Union Vice Presi-
dents-more than six months
earlier than the traditional fall
vote.
THE CHANGE, which will give
elected officers more time toor-
ganize class activities, was origi-
nally suggested by Dean Walter B.
Rea and presented to the Legisla-
ture for approval by Senior Class
president Val Johnson, '49.
Johnson reported widespread
approval of the early vote was
expressed at a conference of
presidents of all Big Nine school
senior classes. He said many
would switch over.
omfrpm tn ht a lp ri n~r pra

Any student who is willing and
able can help save a life. In Uni-
versity Hospital Margaret Dwyer
of Adrian is in desperate need of
blood donors.
Burned critically in December,
Margaret's life has been in dan-
ger since that time.

RACE RELATIONS:
Feild Calls Law Cases
Best Act Against Bias

By ROMA LIPSKY
The most effective way to com-
bat discrimination is through the
use of legal tactics, John Feild,
member of the Detroit Inter-Rac-
ial Committee, declared last night.
"But in solving any discrimina-
tion problems, the techniques must
be carefully thought and directed
to the specific case," he said.
FEILD, who spoke at a meet-
ing of the Students for Demo-
cratic Action, has been a member

and for fear of
the police.

a run-around

byI

"IRONICALLY, we are sure of
losing every case that does come
up, but going to court means at
least a $500 expense for the res-
taurant owner.
"If we can get enough cases
into court, it will become too
expensive to discriminate," he
added.
"The Inter-Racial Committee
has been doing everything possible
to insure the passage of a state

OLD FEUD FLARES ANEW:
Dn,
Druids Frown on Weartn o th' Green

v

By GEORGEWALKER
Some 18 members of Druids,
senior honorary society, have
solemnly agreed to wear anything
but green on this, the 1577th
birthday of St. Patrick.

it upon himself to punish the
heathen Druidical priests, who
didn't like his idea of introduc-
ing Christianity to the Emerald
Isle.
Cn -'r af T e ian....ac ,am

bers on campus now, who, ac-
cording to LaPierre, are the last
remnants of the once numerous
sect.
Though the Druids take a dim
viu of tnrav', hn m iav ,h .pct

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