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VOL. LIX, No. 134 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
At Last Appearance
PASS FROM; CAMPUS SCENE-Val, Theta Xi boxer, and
Humphrey, Beta bulldog, popular mascots who died this week,
pictured during their last public appearance together at the
"Open Doghouse" held for Humphrey in Mid-December of last
Two Canine Personalities
Meet with Sudden Deaths
By HAROLD JACKSON
Two campus personalities have uttered their last bark-Hum-
phrey, the Beta bulldog, and Val, the Theta Xi boxer pup, are both
In less than a week a speeding truck and an internal disease have
ended the two mascots' career and set eight youthful feet on a road
which, their masters contend, can lead only dog Heaven.
HUMPHREY WAS KILLED instantly in front of Angell Hall at
11;05 p.m. Wednesday after finally catching up with one of the huge
--rucks he'd been pursuing down
Be Bared of
By Men's Judic
Poster - minded election cam-
paigners must get their signs off
all trees and telephone poles on
and off campus and off arcade
buildings by 5 p.m. today or face
The warning came last night
from Duane Nuechterlein, '5BAd,
chairman of the Student Legisla-
ture elections committee. He said
city officials were cracking down
-for the first time in recent years
-on the handbills and posters
that go up around town before
THE DECISION was made by
the committee following repeated
warnings to the University from
Placing signs on trees and
poles is prohibited by city ordi-
nance, Nuechterlein said.
Violators of the 5 p.m. deadline
will go before Mens' Judiciary and
also face possible fines, SL offi-
MEANWHILE, candidates had
one worry they could forget-all
petitions have been cleared by
Mens' Judiciary, president Bill
Spring elections Tuesday and
Wednesday will be free of the
scandal which raged last se-
mester when 52 candidates peti-
tions were thrown out on
charges of forgery, signature
duplication and other charges.
Announcement by candidates
for Michigan Union vice presi-
dencies were announced last night
by Bob Holland, president.
For the Literary College: C.
Richard Foote, '50; James O.
Kistler, '50; Burton R. Shifman,
'50; and Lee W. Sunshine, '50.
For Engineering: John Kistler,
'50; Ray Okonski, '49E; and Leo
J. Romzick, '50.
For hte Law School: Robert
H. Simmons, '51L.
For the Medical School:
Thaddeus H. Joos, '50M; and
Merl Townley, '52M.
For the Dental School: Hugh
Cooper, Jr., '51D.
One will also be chosen for all
other schools combined. Compet-
ing are: Franklin Drake, '50BAd;
Morgan Ramsay, '50BAd; and
William L. Wise, '50BAd.
*i * *
UNITS THREE AND FOUR of
the new Women's Residence Hall
will hold an Open House for any
SL or senior class candidates at
6 p.m. today.
T1' Rates Fall
In addition to being threatened
with lower state appropriations,
the University is now faced with
the added financial problem of
declining rates of income from ex-
isting endowment funds.
At the end of the last fiscal year
the University reported a total of
$18,205,000 in endowment funds,
with an interest yield of less than
three per cent. This represents a'
decrease of more than two per
cent in the interest rates since
1939, according to President Alex-
ander G. Ruthven.
Emphasizing that only the in-
terest ondendowment funds can be
spent and cannot be used for gen-
eral operations, President Ruth-
ven said, "Almost without excep-
tion the income from all funds
must be spent specifically in ac-
cordance with the wishes of the
bonnets for men!
The time has come, say the
They're a newly-formed Bri-
tish Society for the Promotion
of Brighter Hats for Mfales.
They promise to wear some il-
lustrations in Sunday's tradi-
tional Easter Parade in Hyde
"Why shouldn't men wear
mad, gay hats?" founder-mem-
ber Issy Bonn said yesterday.
"Why should men be submerg-
ed by feminine fripperies? Let
London's lovelies beware-we'll
Foreign A id
By The Associated Press
Congress unanimously passed a
$5,580,000,000 foreign-aid bill yes-
terday, while Secretary of State
Acheson flatly opposed a senator's
proposal to give Nationalist China
$1,500,000,000 in military and eco-
The foreign-aid measure, when
signed by President Truman, will
keep American aid flowing to Eu-
rope in the next 15 months. It pro-
vides just about everything the
* * *
NOT A CENT was trimmed off
the total requested by Truman
and only minor changes were
written into the legislation. A con-
ference of Senators and House
members adjusted final differ-
The bill merely sets a limit
on how much may be spent to
keep U.S. aid rolling to the 16
Marshall Plan countries of
Western Europe until June 30,
1950. Actual cash for the pro-
gram will be provided in an ap-
propriations bill, subject to a
new vote in each house.
Meanwhile, Acheson's opposition
to nationalist China aid apparent-
ly ended once and for all China's
hopes of getting,large-scale Amer-
ican help in its losing battle
against Communist forces.
* * *
HE SAID that if this country
undertook a program of such
magnitude the outcome would be
The secretary pointed out
that despite the fact that China
has gotten "over $2,000,000,000"
in U.S. aid since V-J Day, the
military situation there has
crumbled to the "point where
the Chinese Communists hold
almost all the important areas
of China from Manchuria to the
The Red forces are capable of
"eventually dominating South
China" as well, he also declared.
"There is no evidence," Ache-
son stated, "that the furnishing of
additional military material would
alter the pattern of current de-
velopments in China."
Crane To Tallk
On Synch roton
'U' Lab To Be Open
For IRE Members
Prof. H. R. Crane of the Depart-
ment of Physics will speak on
"The Synchroton, a New Type of
Electron Acceleration" at 8 p.m.
today in the Rackham Amphithe-
The lecture, open to the public,
will be sponsored by the Mich-
igan Chapter 'of the Institute of
Radio Engineers and student
branch of Radio and Electrical
PROF. CRANE'S talk will de-
scribe the principles of opera-
tion of the synchroton.
After the meeting interested
Institute members will have an
GOOD FRIDAY AROUND THE WORLD-The student pictured before the stripped altar of St.
Mary's Student Chapel symbolizes students and citizens all over the world who will worship in
the traditional Good Friday to be held from noon to 3 p.m. today in commemoration of the
crucifixion and burial of Christ. In Ann Arbor, merchants will close their doors for the three-hour
period. In addition to the regular church services, two union services will be held under the aus-
pices of the Ann Arbor Ministers Association. Campus and east side churches will celebrate at the
First Methodist Church and west side churches will congregate in the Orpheum Theatre.
CLUB 211 TO OPEN:
Eating Club Food Can Be
Tried at Regular Prices
Plan To Open
SLI Office for
The Student Legislature's Com-
mittee on Discrimination will
open an office in the Union in the
near future to hear complaints
from students, as a follow-up to
Wednesday's report and a continu-
ation of the prejudice investiga-
Chairman John Ryder empha-
sized yesterday that the report
was a progress report and that the
Committee would continue to work
on a solution to the Discrinination
* * *
HOWEVER, ACTION against
the clauses in 33 fraternity and 3
sorority constitutions will have to
come from the members them-
selves, to be effective, Ryder said.
"The Committee realized that
local chapters may well be
against discrimination, but have
to approach their national or-
ganizations concerning striking
the clauses out," he said.
The Committee will await re-
sults of the Interfraternity Coun-
cil meeting of Big 10 schools at
Minnesota in May before meeting
again to discuss further action.
ALL CAMPUS housing units are
represented on the Legislature
Committee. Mary Stierer, presi-
dent of Panhel; Arlette Harbour,
President of Assembly, Bruce
Lockwood, IFC president; ,Lloyd
Appell, President of East Quad;
Thoburn Stiles, President of West
Quad; Nick Datsko 'of Inter-Co-
operative Council; and Legisla-
tors Leon Rechtman, Don McNeil,
and Ryder make up the group.
The resolutions passed Wednes-
day night, forbidding future cam-
pus groups from having prohibi-
tive clauses and calling for copies
of the Constitutions of present or-
State St. but since he took over his
duties as Beta Theta Pi mascot
four months ago.
The 20-month-old pedigreed
i4nglish bulldog, [received na-
tionwide publicity when the
Betas threw an "open doghouse"
in mid-December to start Hum-
phrey off on the right foot in
the campus canine world.
And it was at this party that
Val, or more properly "Duke of
Gowry, Earl of Valcar" also made
his first appearance on campus. He
was only six months old when he
died of "peritonitis" at 9:30 p.m.
VAL WAS THE only male of a
litter of six puppies born on Oct.
25, 1948 to Lexy, prize winning
boxer belonging to University
President Alexander G. Ruthven.
One of Val's sisters now belongs
to Dick Wakefield, Detroit Tiger
Few who attended the "Open
Doghouse" will ever forget
either of the two dogs. Hum-
phrey was a glowering, chip-
pendale-legged. host,. and . re-
ceived his guests clad in black
tie with typical English auster-
Val, although the smallest of the
fifteen visitors that included a
Saint Bernard and three Dalma-
tians, was the noisiest and most
socially minded of all.
HUMPHREY probably became
the better known of the two, be-
cause he roamed the campus at
will, visiting classrooms and freely
exercising his prerogative to go
to sleep during stuffy lectures.
Val, because of his youth, stuck
close to the Theta Xi house, but
captured the fancy of every visitor
and proved conclusively that one
dog could serve 40 masters.
Club 211-the eating club that
will serve 19 meals per week for
$9.50-is starting off with a trial
period today and tomorrow to
give students a chance to try the
food at regular cafeteria prices.
Prospective members can also
Ruled by CIG,
The recent newspaper charges
that the Democratic party is run
by the CIO is just Republican
propaganda, Hicks Griffiths, Dem-
ocratic state chairman declared
Speaking at a meeting of the
Young Democrats, he stated that
many of the laborers in Detroit
were Democrats "long before the
CIO was a gleam in Walter Reu-
* * *
REPORTERS in Lansing are
very fair in their treatment of
the Democrats, he said, but "what
the reporters show us they wrote,
and what appears in the papers
after rewrite men get the stories
is quite different."
Griffiths pointed to the Dem-
ocratic state platform in 1948
as an excellent program, but
blamed the Republican-con-
trolled Legislature for failure to
carry out Gov. Williams' pro-
"We elected a governor in No-'
vember, but we forgot about the
Legislature. In some areas, the
Democrats didn't even have a
candidate running for the Legis-
charts showing how the $9.50'
membership fee will be spent, ac-
cording to Mel Bondy, Grad., one
examine next week's menus and
of the organizers of the club.
* * *
THE CLUB will start operating
on a regular basis next week, serv-
ing three meals every day but
Sunday in a State Street cafe-
"The basic idea," Bondy ex-
plained, "is to have a student
group controlling the quality
and kind of food it pays for."
Club committees will help plan
menus, receive complaints and
confer with the proprietor.
* * *
THE ENTERPRISE needs about
300 members the first week to
succeed, Bondy estimated.
"It's the responsibility of the
students to get lower food prices
for themselves," he said. "If not
enough join the first week, the
club will fail and the conclusion
will be inescapable that stu-
dents don't care about lowering
Initial plans call for lunch and
dinner menus including soup or
juice, meat, potato, choice of vege-
tables, choice of salads, an un-
limited amount of bread, choice
of dessert, and milk and/or cof-
fee. Breakfast menus will include
choice of juices, choice of cereal
with milk or egg, milk or coffee
and a doughnut.
CED Meeting Offf
The meeting of the Committee
to End Discrimination, sub-com-
mittee of the nter-Racial Associa-
tion, scheduled for today has been
postponed until 4 p.m. Monday in
the Michigan League.
A VC Plans
Campus AVC members last
night mapped skeleton plans for
an open air rally at 3 p.m. Mon-
day on the library steps to ac-
quaint students with Student Leg-
The group's proposal, made on
the heels of recent open house in-
vitations extended SL hopefuls by
various campus groups, would at-
tempt to air opinions on' the Uni-
versity's discrimination issue, ac-
cording to AVC chairman John
* * *
STARTING THE verbal ball
rolling will be a formal pro-con
debate between two current SL
members, on the question:
"Should all fraternities, soror-
ities and similar groups recognized
by the Office of Student Affairs,
whose charters contain discrimin-
atory clauses, be expelled from
AVC intends to contact the
debaters sometime today, Sloss
Following the formal debate,
limited to five minutes for each
speaker, is planned an infomal
parley among SL candidates, he
* * *
THE DISCUSSIONS are ex-
pected to terminate in. a general
question period, thrown open to
the audience, he added.
"Although the rally is de-
signed primarily to familiarize
students with campaigning leg-
islators' views, we hope most of
the questions come from the
candidates," Sloss said.
He issued a standing invitation
to all SL aspirants who "wish to
expose themselves," and suggested
that candidates wear name cards
for purpose of identification to
Bill To Affect
Would Also Bar
LANSING-(3)-A bill to bar
Communists from teaching in any
school or college supported by the
State was introduced into the
Michigan Legislature yesterday.
State Senator John B. Martin,
Jr., a Republican from Grand
Rapids, presented it as an amend-
ment to the school code.
* * *
HIS BILL, similar to a measure
recently enacted in New York,
"No past or present member
of the Communist Party shall be
employed as a teacher in any
school, college or university In
the State of Michigan."
It is one of the shortest bills
introduced in the current session.
The Senate has yet to take action
* * *
MARTIN BEAT the unofficial
deadline for filing bills to get his
proposal before the Senate in reg-
(A classmate of Gov. G. Men-
nen Williams, Martin graduated
from the University Law School
in 1936 after studying at Ox.
ford under a Rhodes Scholar-
His bill would provide a require-
ment in addition to the oath of
allegiance to the United States
and pledge to uphold the Consti-
tution which teachers in many
school systems now sign. No polit-
ical party is mentioned in them.
Martin said he had been in-
spired by a recent editorial in a
Detroit newspaper. The editorial
said it was "impossible for Com-
munists to teach objectively."
* * *
UNIVERSITY officials asked to
comment on the bill declined to
state an opinion before reading
Red Trial Will.
In Open Rally
Lawyers Guild, AVC
Will Meet in Panel
A heated pro and con discussion
of the current New York trial of
12 American Communists is pre-
dicted for today's joint AVC-Law-
yers' Guild panel at 4:15 in the
Taking' the floor will be two
University professors and a prom-
inent Detroit attorney.
Professor Preston W. Slosson, of
the history department and 1948
Democratic candidate for Con-
gress from this district, will lead
off the parley. He will be followed
by Prof. Paul G. Kauper of the law
The third figure is Ernest Good-
man, a Detroit lawyer and member
of one of the law firms handling
the defense in the New York trial.
Ten minutes will be granted
each speaker to air his argument.
The panel will then be turned over
to questions and discussions by the
19 Nazis End
A United States tribunal sentenced
Baron Ernst von Weizsaecker and
18 other veteran German diplo-
mats and ministerial officials yes-
terday to prison terms ranging
from four to 25 years.
All were convicted of participat-
ing in war crimes perpetrated by
Adolf Titler's regime The sen-
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-The House voted today to cut the Selective
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