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VOL. LIX, No. 126 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 1949
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In Regent's Race
Republican, Democratic Candidates
Voice Replies to Daily Questions
By DICK MALOY
Daily City Editor
Veteran political observers see a tight race in the April 4 primary
for the two vacancies on the University Board of Regents.
Republican candidates are Alfred Connable, Jr., of Kalamazoo
and Vera Baits of Grosse Pointe Park. Democratic aspirants are Rosa
Falk of Detroit and Joseph Arsulowicz of Grand Rapids, while the
Progressive Party is entering Georgina Fields and Ruby Sweetnan.
* * * *
THE GOP INCUMBENTS are bucking a strong campaign being
waged by the Democrats who are being given the active support of
the CIO. If the CIO gets out a strong vote in the Democratic metro-
politan centers they may well carry the election, experienced political
writers told The Daily.
In Michigan from four to six hundred thousand voters usually
take part in a spring election. Of this amount about one third is
expected to come from the large metropolitan centers which vote
Several weeks ago ,The Daily submitted a list of questions to the
four major candidates for the Board of Regents. The questions are
listed below and followed by answers of the various candidates.
* * * *
1. What is the "platform" upon which you are running for
ARSULOWICZ-I feel that my educational background, including
six years spent at the University of Michigan, together with my
public and civic activities since that time qualify me for service
on the Board of Regents.
BAITS-I interpret the oath of office to which I subscribed in
1943 to mean that a member of the Board of Regents . . bears
a grave responsibility during the comparatively brief period of his
The Daily will conduct a straw vote of some 1,000 students
selected at random this week on their preference among the
six candidates for Regent of the University. The results will be
published in Friday's paper.
service in the continuing life of that constitutional corporation. It is
primarily the responsibility of helping enhance the University's posi-
tion of intellectual leadership in the democratic way of life, in this
nation and throughout the world.
I stand committed to the preservation of the principle of free
inquiry, dispassionately pursued, in all activities of the University's
schools, colleges, departments and services. Attempted influence by
individuals or pressure groups of any kind toward modification of
this obligation on the University's part is not to be tolerated.
CONNABLE-I believe that a candidate for regent should offer
his personal qualifications rather than present his stand on issues.
However, my record on the Board of Regents testifies to my sustained
belief in the practice of and protection of the democratic way of
life. Reluctantly I recognize we are a divided world. Totalitarian
ideology must be answered. Our free schools must give the answer.
FALK-Open meetings of the Board and accountability to the
people of Michigan as to what is going on.
* * * *
2. What are your views on the question of open meetings
as opposed to closed meetings of the Board of Regents?
All candidates were in favor of open meetings of the Board of
* * * *
Titleto OSU e ents
A~s M' Thied
To Medley Mark
(Special to The Daily)
CHAPEL HILL, N. C. -- Ohio
State, still superb in the diving
events, annexed the NCAA title
here last night.
The Buckeyes piled up 47 points,
20 of them in the diving, to finish
14 points ahead of second place
Iowa. Michigan was third with 32
points, followed by Yale with 20.
JOE VERDUER of LaSalle and
Keith Carter of Purdue teamed up
to provide the highlight of the
meet once again last night, this
time in the 150-yd. individual
Victim of one of the biggestj
swimming upsets in history
when he lost to Carter in the
breast stroke Friday night, Ver-
deur gained a measure of re-
venge as he raced to a record-
shattering win in the individual
medley, but the victory was far
from clear cut.
Both men touched out at vir-
tually the same instant, finishing
so closely that the timers caught
them in the same time-1:30.6-
but the judges gave the verdict
to Verdeur, precipitating a violent
argument which ended with no
change in the standings.
THE TIME will stand as a new
world's record for Verdeur, a sec-
ond faster than Carter's still un-
accepted record set at the Big
Nine meet earlier this month.
Charlie Moss of Michigan fol-
lowed Verdeur and Carter across
the finish line to take third.
Wally Ris of Iowa, who was
awarded the Swimmer - of - the-
Year award before the final event
in a totally unexpected decision
bolstered his claim to the award
by taking the 100-yd. free style,
opening event of the final night's
schedule. * * *
RIS WAS timed in 50.4 sec. as
he edged Michigan's Dick Wein-
berg, winner of the NCAA 50-yd.
title. Weinberg, who led the af-
ternoon qualifiers with a 50.6 tim-
See NATATORS, Page 6
Busch To Lead
Fritz Busch will conduct the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra at
7 p.m. today in Hill Auditorium
for the final concert of the cur-
rent Choral Union series.
Verdi's Overture to "Louis
Miller" will open the program,
followed by Haydn's Symphony in
G major, the "Oxford" Symphony
* * *
ALSO INCLUDED on the pro-
gram will be Brahms' Variations
on a Theme by Haydn and the
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D
Guest conductor Busch has
seen previous service with the
Chicago Orchestra, having di-;
rected the organization during
the 1947 season and again last
year during their summer con-j
certs at Ravinia.I
Busch first rose to fame as con-
ductor of the Dresden Opera.
Since his resignation in protest
of the rise of Hitler, he has con-
ducted throughout the world,
from Buenos Aires to Stockholm.
Tickets for today's concert will
be on sale at the Hill box office
immediately preceding the per-
Finance Program of $6,500,000
ACADEMY 'AWARD WINNERS-Film stars proudly clutch their newly acquired "Oscars" and
grin broadly after the presentation ceremonies in Hollywood. On the left is Douglas Fairbanks,
Jr., who accepted two awards on behalf of Sir Laurence Olivier who was voted the best actor for
his role of the melancholy Dane in "Hamlet" which also won the prize as the best picture of the
year. Others are (left to right): Claire Trevor, best supporting actress; Jerry Wald, winner of the
Irving Thalberg award for "most consistent high quality of pictures"; Jane Wyman, best actress; and
Walter Huston, best supporting actor.
By The Assoiated Press
The Western Powers said yes-
terday they will slice off 52 square
miles of Germany and give it to
the Netherlands, France, the Saar,
Belgium and Luxembourg.
In all, 31 localities with a popu-
lation of 13,500 are affected. The
decision was made by the United
States, Britain, France and the
three Benelux countries.
THEY MADE the realignment
a provisional one to be confirmed
or modified by the final terms of
a German peace treaty. Allied
spokesmen said the shifts were
necessary chiefly to solve water-
way, highway, rail and customs
Germans reacted bitterly. The
announcement brought forth
some of the most violent Ger-
man denunciations of the Wes-
tern Allies since the war.
Poll Indicates Students Favor
SchoolSpirit Revival Plans
By AL BLUMROSEN series, does not have a scientific
Freshman caps lost by one vote, basis.
but the rest of Student Legislator Most enthusiastic response was
Bill Gripman's plan for revival of given to the proposal for a fresh-
school spirit, including a tug of man-sophomore talent show, with
war across the HuronRiver; met 145 students for it and 40 against.
with substantial backing from Eighty per cent of the freshmen
students quizzed in a Daily poll. and eighty-six per cent of the
Daily roundup reporters found sophomores quizzed were in favor
that 154 of the 199 students con-o
tacted favored some kind of pro- The vote on freshman caps
gram to revive school spirit. Of was 100 to 99 against, with
the students polled, 54 were fresh- freshmen opposedn24to 31, and
men, 44 sophomores, 39 juniors, 26 upper classmen in favor by a
seniors and 34 in the various small margin.
graduate schools. A freshman-sophomore tug of
* * * war across the Huron was sllu-
the mis-named police cat, is ex-
pectant again. It's the 33rd
It will make 33 litters in 13
years. She's had about 160
The bobtail cat is the mascot
at the Oakland Police Station.
"Timmy's the best mouser in
the country," said Safety Di-
rector George E. A. Fairley.
"Most of the kittens have short
tails and they're in great de-
WASHINGTON - (P) - Angry
Senate and House conferees on
rent control legislation ended
more than seven hours of debate
last night deadlocked over what
to do about rent increases.
Senator Sparkman (D-Ala.) an-
nounced the stalemate, butmwas
optimistic about reaching a com-
promise agreement tomorrow -
just three days before the present
law expires next Thursday.
* * *
THE GROUP agreed on a 15-
month extension of controls
through June 30, 1950.
How to handle provision for
possible rent increases was the
only unsettled point in the com-
promise measure, Sparkman re-
He said the House rejected a
Senate proposal for percentage in-
creases, and that the two sides
were only one word apart on a
compromise. The Alabama sena-
tor said he and other Senate mem-
bers of the joint committee were
"shocked" when the House group
The joint committee will meet
again tomorrow morning. The
House members will convene sep-
arately a half hour before the
Senate-House group resumes de-
Ask T ruman-
NEW YORK - (AP) - Demands
for a Truman-Stalin talk to end
the cold war arose at the Cultural
and Scientific Conference for
World Peace last night.
T. O. Thackrey, editor and pub-
lisher of the New York Post Home
News, first voiced a demand for
a conference "at the highest level,
with both President Truman and
Premier Stalin in attendance."
AT THE CONFERENCE Henry
Wallace said that Charles F. Ket-
tering, research director of Gener-
al Motors Corp., once gave him a
"suggestive" book by a Russian
He referred to a book on the
"Origin of Life" by A. I. Oparin.
The conference moved back to
the Waldorf - Astoria Hotel on
Park Avenue with two Canadian
They were seized at a banquet
last night and sent back to Can-
ada. A third was allowed to re-
The Board of Regents yesterday
officially approved plans for rais-
ing $6,500,000 for the Phoenix
Project, University memorial to
World War II dead.
In a resolution, the Regents
commended the "University alum-
ni throughout the nation in volun-
tarily assuming responsibility for
the fund-raising campaign," plan-
ning by the faculties and adminis-
tration and the "eager and enthu-
siastic support from the student
* * *
THEY ALSO disclosed how the
money for the research center,
which will be dedicated to the
peacetime applications and impli-
cations of atomic energy, will be
"Not more than $2,000,000",
will be allotted to a building for
atomic research, study and re-
search in the social sciences,
administrative offices, confer-
ence and workrooms, a library
The remaining sum of $4,500,000
will underwrite a program of re-
search in the natural and physi-
cal sciences, the social sciences,
and an over-all administrative
staff to coordinate and direct the
AT THE same time that the
Regents approved the fund-rais-
ing campaign, to be headed by
General Electric president Chei-
ter H. Lang, President Alexander
G. Ruthven revealed plans for
atomic research "University-wide
"Undoubtedly, the most ap-
pealing features of the research
to be undertaken in the new cen-
ter will involve the use of radio-
active isotopes in medicine,
chemistry, botany, forestry, den-
tistry and genetics, to name just
a few," he said.
Other important studies will be
made in economics, psychology,
philosophy, law, business adminis-
tration, education and sociology,
Dr. Ruthven announced.
WIDE ENTHUSIASM among
faculty members in the research
is evidenced by more than 60 pro-
jects being considered in the nat-
ural sciences alone, he said.
Representatives from a dozen
Michigan College campuses will
present the results of a two-day
inquiry into the problems of stu-
dent leadership to a Michigan re-
gional NSA conference at 10 a.m.
today in the Architectural Audi-
The delegates heard Prof Alvin
F. Zander praise their efforts to
define theproblems of campus
leadership at a banquet last night.
HE TOLD his audience that
student legislative bodies face
I many difficult problems today.
Chief of these are the rousing of a
united group feeling and student
confidence in the campus organi-
zations, he explained.
"Student groups must con-
stantly be on guard lest they
deviate from the line of pop-
ular opinion," Prof. Zander said.
"Democracy on the campus de-
mands extraordinary skill from
the student office-holder. This, in
turn, means that a worthy student
leader must have a sound back-
ground in the many procedures
and problems with which he will
have to deal."
Petitions for Student Legisla-
ture seats and class offices are
3. Do you think University enrollment should continue to
expand, remain at the present level, or contract?
ARSULOWICZ--(This question) cannot be answered with any
mathematical certainty. Whether the University expands or not
depends on the need for higher edupation. No one should be denied
the advantages of a college education because of a lack of facilities.
At the same time, a university may get so large that the "campus
touch" may be missing. The future of the University should be corre-
lated with the development of all the other colleges and normal
schools in Michigan to provide one unified program.
BAITS-I think that the University must stand prepared to cope
with present high enrollment figures, or even increased ones, as the
course of events may enable more qualified applicants for matricula-
tion to present themselves.
CONNABLE-I do not believe there can be an arbitrary answer
to this question. If there is the need and demand for expansion, the
situation must be handled as it comes along. Ideally, I believe it would
be desirable that the total University enrollment does not expand
further. The emphasis should be one doing an increasingly better
job with the 22,000 students already here. Yet qualified men and
women should not be denied educational opportunity to the degree
that they can profit by it. It may be that the answer to further
enrollment expansion in the undergraduate schools is the development
of the State's junior and regional colleges.
FLAK-I do not think anyone is in a position to give an intelli-
gent answer to this question until such a survey of the needs for
higher education, as proposed by Governor Williams, has been made.
- !nav well be that such a survey would indicate the need for curtail-
ment of enrollment in the freshman and sophomore years and a
corresponding need for using the University facilities to serve a greater
number of students in the junior-senior years and in the professional
and graduate schools.
K* * * *
4. What should be the ratio between graduate and under-
graduate students at the University?
ARSULOWICZ-(This), question cannot be answered on a basis of
mathematical ratios. Here again it is a question of satisfying the needs
of the state. A survey should be made as to the demand for each
classification of study at the University of Michigan Certainly the
graduate schools should not be developed at the expense of the
undergraduate school. One the other hand, there is a definite need
for expansion of certain types of graduate facilities, such as the
medical school. Many students are now denied the benefit of a
medical education due to lack of facilities. This is particularly unfor-
tunate, since there is a shortage of doctors in the United States.
BAITS-This would, presumably, be a matter for exhaustive
discussion in the University Senate, among the administrative officers
and in the Board, with ultimate recommendations presented from
the two first-named groups to the Board for the formulation of
policy. I cannot presume to give an individual opinion.
CONNABLE-The most desirable ratio between graduate and un-
peroarnadte students at the TTniversit. it seems to m_ ngin dnnpnds
THE POLL, third in a weekly
WASHINGTON - Veterans'
pensions bounced back from a
ported 123 to 64. Freshmen barely
approved it by a 29 to 24 vote
while second year students were
solidly behind it, 31 to 3.
THE PROPOSAL for a "Frosh-
Scph Week" was backed 121 to 72
with sixty per cent of the fresh-
men and two thirds of the soph-
omores contacted, in favor of it.
A bare majority of the juniors
1mau~ing' vesterdav andl headed 9for1rp hhii tl +hp n r,nnsp1- hi
The Cabinet of North Rhine- another roaring fight in the House. two thirds of the seniors and
Westphalia, the chief state affect- A call went out to the House graduate students favored the
eel by the territorial change, said Veterans Committee today to re- week.
the decision violated the Atlantic port for work on a new measure A large number of the stu-
Charter and international law. Tuesday. dents contacted seemed to take
* * * the whole thing in a humorous
f ? +in .L'nma f 1h n h cf n
IN WASHINGTON it was learn-
ed that the State Department is
arranging a meeting of the for-*
eign ministers of the U.S., Britain
and France to try and settle the
big critical issues which are delay-
ing final unification and economic
development of Western Germany.
The meeting is expected to be !
ANN ARBOR-tate attorney
general Stephen Roth will ap-
point a representative of his of-
fice tomorrow to assist in the
one-man grand jury investiga-
tion of alleged forger and em-
bezzlement in the Washtenaw
County treasurer's office.
Svein. Some of the opposition
branded the plan as foolishness.
Said one freshman, "It's okay
for Ohio State, but Michigan-y
Others commented that they
had enough trouble getting along
with their school work, or that
the University was just too big
for such a program. One grad-
uate student said he liked the war
time system, while two students
who favored the plan blamed the
veterans for killing school spirit.
GENERAL FEELING of stu-
dents who backed the various sug-
See POLL, page 3
held in Washington within the LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--At leastj
next 10 days. 14 persons were left dead and 83
British Foreign Secretary Bevin injured yesterday in the wake of
and French Foreign Minister tornadoes and windstorms which
Schuman will arrive in this coun- whipped through Oklahoma, Ar-
try late next week for the signing kansas, Texas, Louisiana and Mis-
of the North Atlantic Treaty. sissippi.
THE MICHIGAN STORY:
Wa-rea yu,# en Reform
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the ninth
in a series of articles presenting the
highlights in the history of the
University of Michigan. Today's
installment concludes the overall
view of significant events, and fu-
ture chapters will relatethesstories
of the individual schools and
By ROBERT WHITE
Where each previous University
administration had shown one
central theme of achievement, the
Ruthven administration still re- I Among the offices immediately
mains an impressive achievement.! created were three vice-presiden-
** * I
DR. R.UT1VEN had been asso- cies in charge of various broad ad-
ciated with the University for some ministrative fields, and a director
years preceding his election to the of alumni relations. In 1938, the
Presidency-most recently as Dean first Provost was appointed-an
of Administration-and undoubt- official to carry out certain presi-z
edly had a better understanding dential functions.I
of Michigan's problems and short- * * *
comings when he entered office
than did any of his predecessors. TO SOFTEN the old line of de- I
There were other practical. re-
forms and simplifications on every
side-in the schools and colleges,
in the administration, and even in
such fields as alumni relations.
BUT THE BEGINNING of Pres-
ident Ruthven's administration
was marked with something more
than a TTniversitv reformo f un-
tion's financial insecurity. There
were drastic cuts in the school's
income in 1932-33, followed by
of expenses wherever it was pos-
Because of the considered and
intelligent policy taken by the ad-
ministration, the University com-
munity as a whole weathered the