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Latest Deadline in the State







Michigan Story
Another Anniversary
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Today, on the 112th anniversary of the creation of
the University, The Daily inaugurates a special series of articles tracing the
history of the institution. Although the project will include 18 installments,
it is realized that little more than the highlight of The Michigan Story can
be related. Thus, drawing in large part on the many comprehensive works
on the subject already published, the present series can aim only at giving
the hurried student of today a relatively brief glimpse of his university's
achievement through the years.)
(Daily Associate Editor)
". ..there shall be established in this state an institution under
the name of the University of Michigan."
With these words-112 years ago today-the legislature of a
two-months-old state created a people's educational center that was
from its inception a pioneer.
* IN 75 CITIES ACROSS the nation and in no fewer than four
foreign countries, Michigan alumni are gathering to commemorate
the organic act of March 18, 1837, which made official the existence
of the tiny "wilderness" university.
Some will insist that the University was founded many years
before the generally accepted 1837 date. And it is true that the
familiar and revered phrase from the Northwest{ Ordinance of
1787 might be taken as the foundation for our history:
"Religion, morality and knowledge, being necessary to good gov-
ernment and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of
education shall forever be encouraged."
* * * *
OTHERS WILL HOLD that the University must credit its real
beginning to the vision and joint effort in early Detroit of a Roman
Catholic priest and a Presbyterian minister. The founding of their
little academy "Catholepistemiad"-chartered by the territorial gov-
ernment in 1817-certainly heralded the life-giving proclamation of
In any analysis, it is difficult to select a definite date, or to
credit specific individuals for the founding of "the mother of
state universities."
From the first conviction of education's high place in a new
society, to the realization of today's University of Michigan, the story
has been written by many men, and in many chapters. It is a history
of continual forward movement.
* * * *
THE MICHIGAN STORY is one including a great variety of
influences and trends, achievements and failures.
The first half of the series which The Daily begins today will
aim at giving the reader an idea of the whole general fjow of
University history-from earliest times, through the administra-
tions of seven presidents, to the present day.
The second division .of chapters will sketch the foundation and
development of each of the University's divisions-of the schools and
colleges, of the administration, of athletics and student activities.
THE HISTORY WHICH we start today has been related many
times-by word of .mouth and in comprehensive volumns. Still, it
remains a story unheard by many.
SATURDAY-The beginnings in Detroit.
Hooveir Commission Advises
Shift in Public Works Control

olverines Lose to Dartmouth

Steel Seats
To Be Added


Riley Boys
Leadh Injuns
To 4-2 Win
Gacek, Burford
Score M' Goals
(Special to The Daily)
A couple of guys named Riley
lowered the boom on the Michi-
gan puck squad here last night in
a St. Pat's Day celebration. which
knocked the Wolverines out of
contention in the 1949 NCAA
championship race.
Joe and Bill Riley, scoring three
of the four Dartmouth goals, made
it a really "great day for the
Irish" in eclipsing all Wolverine
hopes of retaining the National
puck crown they won here last
** *
THE FINAL score was 4-2.
It didn't have anything to do
with the Green's victory, but
the NCAA officials couldn't have
picked a more appropriate ref-
ereeor head linesman - two
gentlemen named Cleary and
Though Michigan started off
fast with a goal early in the initial
stanza, Dartmouth goalie Dick
Desmond, rose to the Irish occa-
sion to stave off the high-powered
Wolverine attack. Time after time,
the husky net-tender saved when
it looked as though the defending
champs had set up a sure-fire
THE STARTING line came
through with the first Wolverine
goal at the 18-second mark of the
opening period. Connie Hill, Wal-
ly Grant and Gil Burford went in
on goal from mid-ice and Burford
tallied on a ten-footer into the
far corner.
Coach Eddie Jeremiah's sex-
tet took advantage of Dick Star-
rak's two-minute interference
misconduct seven minutes later
to score its first goal of the pe-
The Indians powered soon as
Starrak stepped into the penalty
box and scored when JoeRiley
picked up the loose puck and had
an open shot on goal. The younger
of the Dartmouth brothers carried
the disk in and beat Michigan
goalie Jack McDonald on a short
IT WAS THE referees' whistle
that kept the seeded Wolverines
from any further scoring as four
Michigan men marched to the sin-
ners' box on misconduct charges.
Twice the Wolverines were forced
to resort to a defensive game when
two men were flagged off almost
simultaneously for infractions.
Brother Bill Riley went to
work in the middle stanza after
Wally Gacek moved the Wol-
verines into a temporary 2-1
lead. Gacek's score was assisted
by Capt. Al Renfrew on a well-
executed play inside the Dart-
mouth defensive zone.
Riley followed through with his
See MICHIGAN, Page 3

It Isn't Pink
ARCADIA, Calif. - OP) -
"There's an elephant in my
back yard," an excited voice
told the police desk sergeant
"Now, now, just go sleep it
"Listen," the voice said, "it's
an elephant, and it isnt pink."
Sure enough, it was. Trainers
from a carnival company a
half-mile away reclaimed their
charge, reporting he had pull-
ed stakes after his mahout
Ended By
U Caitilon

JUNIORS DECIDE "FATE OF THE UNION"-Women will be running, the country in 2000 A.D.,
according to the 1949 JGP's version of future events, which senior women previewed last night.
Left, the coed campaigners for "JGP for President!" celebrate in the play's Washington, D.C.
finale. Right, seniors Corinne Schild and Mary Lu Fratcher cheer on the performance.

should hand over to the Interior
Department all major public
works projects, the Hoover Com-
mission said yesterday.'
But it split wide open over its
Calling for a vast expansion of
the Agency, the Commission de-
clared reorganization is a "com-
pletehnecessity." It proposed to
switchl to Interior.
The Army Engineers' huge]
civilian program on rivers and
harbors, the Federal Works
Agency's public building construc-
tion and community services, hos-
pital building for veterans and the
armed services, and building of ci-
vilian airports for a proposed Bu-
reau of Civil Aviation of the Com-
merce Department.
The 12-man Commission,
headed by former President
Herbert Hoover, is making a bi-
partisan survey of government
looking for ways to improve and
save its reports to Congress are
about finished.
There were many differentx
THREE MEMBERS, headed by
the Commission's Vice Chairman,
Secretary of State Dean Acheson,
Art Cinema Film
To Be Presented

wanted to set up a new "Depart-
ment of Natural Resources."
(Professor James K. Pollock,
Chairman of the political sci-
ence department and a member
of the Hoover Commission, was
unavailable last night for com-
ment on his position on the re-
A two-man minority registered
an eight-page dissent taking
sharp issue with their colleagues
over the role of the army engi-
neers. They said the plan to place
river control and harbor improve-
ments under the Interior Depart-
ment would deal a crippling blow
"to our national defense establish-
Because of his cabinet posi-
tion, Defense Secretary Forrestal
abstained from recommendations
regarding the engineers.

Rent Control
Bill Ready for
Senate Action
Banking Committee
Votes Curb Extension
Rent Control Extension Bill was
cleared for Senate action yester-
day. The Banking Committee
voted to continue the curbs 12 to1
15 months and to raise some ceil-
The measure also would give
each state the choice of:
* * *
1. SCRAPPING Federal controls
when ever its Legislature so de-
2. Or taking over administra-
tion of the controls within its
borders whenever the governor
certified to Washington that the
state has an adequate rent law
on its books.
With the present rent law due
to expire in two weeks, Chairman
Maybank (Dem., SC) said he hopes
the Senate can begin debate on the
committee measure tomorrow to
speed Congressional action before
the March 31 deadline.
ed, the way was cleared for Senate
action on rent control and other
The House already has ap-
proved a 15 months extension,
with a "home rule" provision
which would permit state, coun-
ty or municipal governments to
drop Federal controls in their
area by adoption of a resolu-
tion to that effect.
Neither measure, however, is for
as long or as tough as the Admin-
istration wanted. It asked a two-
yea'r extension backed by war-
time penalty provisions. The old
OPA enforcement rules are in the
Senate Committee's Bill, but were
left out of the House measure.
MAYBANK GAVE the explana-
nation of the 12 to 15 months ex-
tension; the Committee fixed
March 31, 1950 for ending Federal
controls, but stipulated that in the
following three months price ceil-
ings and eviction restrictions
would remain, it a tenant so re-
Any rental dwellings vacated
in the extra three months period
would be decontrolled at once.
The Senate group also adopted
a provision for some rent increases
as a substitute for the House plan
to assure landlords a "reasonable
return on a reasonable" value of
their ronenrtv .FeIera1 officials

The Junior Girls' Play version
of what will be happening in thec
year 2000 A.D. will probably send
cold shivers up many a masculine
spine tonight and tomorrow.
For the Femocrats will have
taken over the government. The
women are even trying to install
their First Lady of the Land-
SL Election
Willl Include
Election of Engineering School
class officers has been added to
the Student Legislature's Spring
Positions in the three upper
classes will be chosen inthe bal-
loting which will also decide new
Legislature representatives, Lit-
erary College Senior Class officers
and Union vice presidents.
choose a president, vice president,
secretary and treasurer. Candi-
dates, petition signers, and voters
must have 102 credit hours by the
fall term, according to Duane
Nuechterlein, '50BAd., chairman
of the SL elections committee.
Engineers with more than 67
credit hours will pick a presi-
dent and secretary for the Jun-
ior Class while engine students
with 30 hours or more are de-
termining the Sophomore class
president and secretary.
All the Engineering School class
officers will form the Engineering
Council-student governing body
for engineers. They will also com-
prise the Engineering School Hon-
or Council, according to Bruce
Lockwood, '49E, Council President.

JGP Look at Future Sees
Femocrats Oust Males

Jennie G. Pepper, who promises
to make the White House a model
of efficient housekeeping.
* * *
MERE MALES just won't have
a chance 86 years from now. Even
at the University of Michigan, the
women will out-number the men
16-to-one. The college prexy is
even a member of the once-gen-
tler sex-one Pat McKenna, Jr.
But everyone's having a lot
of fun-song, dance and spar-
kling wit flourish under the
newly - established Department
of Recreation. Or at least they
did, in the premiere of JGP
that senior women viewed last
night at Lydia Mendelssohn.
The cap - and - gowned guests
frequently used their privilege to
command repeat performances of
THEY CHEERED and whistled
as Adele Hager, who campaigns
for Jennie G. Pepper, practically
ad-libbed Miss Pepper (known
back in 1949 as Jo Henderson)
into the Presidency.
They clapped for the Texans
of the next century, who rope
steers for the Presidential can -
didate's benefit and try to de-
cide whether they should re-
enter the Union.
Aided and abetted by catchy
melodies and elaborate stagings
andcostumes, the junior women
had a whale of a time predicting
the "Fate of the Union"-and the
seniors vociferously approved what
they saw in the juniors' crystal
KANSAS CITY-03)-The Uni-
versity of Michigan was named
guest team at the Big Seven Con-
ference Annual Pre-season Bas-
ketball Tournament here next Dec.
27 and 28.

WASHINGTON--(P)-A coali-
tion rolled over Truman Demo-
crats last night to write into the
Senate's rules a compromise anti-
filibuster provision.
The vote was 63 to 23.
SOUTHERN Democratshcom-
bined with a majority of the Re-
publicans and some Western Dem-
ocrats to force adoption of the
compromise peace formula that
ended a great, filibuster battle.
Under the compromise 64 of
the 96 Senators can limit debate
on anything except a future
change in the rules, which
would be subject to no gag.
It was bitterly opposed by Civil
Rights advocates. ,enator Lucas
of Illinois, the Democratic leader,
called the action a surrender to
Dixie lawmakers and said Civil
Rights legislation hasn't a
"Chinaman's chance" under the
new rule.
BUT SENATOR Wherry of Ne-
braska, the GOP floor leader, con-
tended the compromise would pave
the way for enactment of anti-
lynching, anti-poll tax and other
bills, since under its terms mem-
bers can halt debate on motions
to take up bills and on other par-
liamentary moves.
The Truman camp wanted a
rules change providing that a
simple two-thirds majority of
those voting could curb any de-
bate, but Southerners filibust-
ered 15 days against this.
The first major amendment. to
be defeated tonight was offered
by Senator Baldwin (R.-Conn.)
and Saltonstall (R.-Mass.). They
proposed that two-thirds of those
voting be empowered to gag de-
bate at all times, except on rules
changes. In the latter case it
would require 64 of the 96.
THE VOTE against this amend-
ment was 57 to 29.
Next, the Senate batted down,
69 to 17, a proposal of Senator
Myers (D.-Pa.), assistant majority
floor leader. It would have pro-
vided for debate to be cut off by
a vote of a "constitutional" major-
ity-49 of the 96 Senators.
Clearing the way for the cli-
mactic vote, the Senate then re-
jected 80 to 7, an amendment by
Senator Morse (R.-Ore.) to pro-
vide for debate limitation by a
simple majority of those voting.

Bleachers Slated
For Autumn Use
Plans for enlargement of the
Michigan football stadium to seat
97,000 spectators were announced
yesterday by Fritz Crisler, Wol-
verine athletic director.
Construction of 21,000 perma-
nent steel seats will be completed
by fall. The present capacity is
86,000, including 10,000 temporary
seats to be torn down.
EIGHTEEN ROWS of seats will
be raised around the rim of the
stadium adding 19/ feet to the
overall height of the structure.
The top row of permanent
seats will overhang slightly to
form a windproof protection for
spectators. Passageways will be
constructed through the addi-
tion and present exits will re-
main in use. Steel girder con-
struction will make possible un-
restricted use of the concrete
walkway around the present top
of the stadium.
Cost of the improvement, in-
cluding 11 other facilities, will be
approximately $450,000 and fi-
nanced entirely out of football re-
ceipts, Crisler said.
* * *
"NEITHER THE University
nor the state legislature will be
asked for funds," he stressed.
The same firm which de-
signed. the original stadium will
be designers and consulting en-
gineers .for the project.
Inquiries on structural steel are
being made and work will begin
as soon as contracts can be award-
Today the Michigan plant is the
largest college-owned stadium in
the nation and the enlargement
will make it compare favorably
with non-collegiate owned sta-
diums, such as Franklin Field in
Philadelphia and Soldiers Field in
Medical Funds
Split Among
Eight Doctors
The $90,755 granted the Uni-
versity yesterday by the federal
government for medical research
will be divided among eight doc-
They will use the funds to con-
tinue their research projects. The
doctors and their topics are:
requirements in infants and Dr.
Walter Nungester, chemical na-
ture of resistance to lung infec-
tions and functions of the white
blood cells against infections.
Others are Dr. H. Marvin
Pollard, action of gastric juices
in preventing and curing sto-
mach ulcers and Dr. Jerome W.
Conn, causes of diabetes.
The list continues with Dr. Ar-
thur Curtis, continuation of stud-
ies in invisible forms of syphilis
organisms and use of penicillin
and other drugs for syphilis of the
THE LIST concludes with Dr.
Maurice Seevers, effets of seda-
tives on the central nervous sys-
tem; Prof. Raymond Garner, uti-
lization of one form of sugar in
the body's tissues and Dr. Chris

Zarafonetis, study of a newly dis-
covered type of organism with
diagnostic tests and chemical
I .S. To Furnish

World News At A Glance
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO-A strike of the nation's 2,500 Pullman conductors was
set yesterday for March 31, which would cut out all but day coach

SAVC Elects S loss to Chairmanship

passenger service.
The strike would fall just
University students.
* * *
KEY WEST-President Tru-
man yesterday appointed Chief
Justice R. J. McDonough of the
Utah Supreme Court to head a
three-member emergency board
to investigate the Wabash Rail-

before spring vacation begins for

* * *
NEW YORK-The top-rank-
ing defendant in the conspiracy
trial of 11 U.S. Communist lead-
ers was given permission to con-
duct his own defense yesterday
as the was was cleared to begin

Before a packed house membersI
of AVC campus chapter last night
unanimously elected John Sloss,
'49, to the Committee chairman-
Expected opposition to the pres-
ent leadership failed to mater-

Sally Holston, Nicholas Dancy
and Alfred Millstein were elected
* * *
SLOSS CALLED for "full sup-
port," claiming that a "fighting,
progressive veterans' organization
is vital if AVC is to remain as a



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