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Dims Fiscal
Hopes of 'U'
Majority Agrees
To Back Slash
The University's flickering hope
for a full operating appropriation
were virtually extinguished by th
State Legislature in Lansing yes
The Republican majorities, wh
control both the House and Sen
ate, have agreed to go along witl
recommendations of committee
which slashed a million and on
half dollars from the University'
1949-50 budget request.
the action in a caucus yesterday
Barring last minute action on th
floor of either the House or Sen.
ate the reduced University appro.
priation will pass the Legislaturi
In its present form.
After being whittled first by
Gov. Williams and later by the
house Ways and Means Com-
mittee the University's original
request for $12,500,000 now.
stands at $10,986,315.
The Legislative slash prompte
sharp criticism from Universit
officials who chargd that lack o
the full amount requested would
cause a drop in the* teaching fa-
cilities here.
UNIVERSITY officials carrie
their fight for the full amount 01
appropriations to the press
through a special press conference
and made several appearances tc
testify before lawmakers in Lan-
Additional money had beer
asked this year to add faculty
members to the teaching staff and
to meet increased operating costs.
A request for five million dollars
to be used for the construction of
new buildings here has not yet
been acted upon by the state leg-
University officials have pub-
licly stated that the proposed
Eish in appropriations may force
them to hike student tuition in
oder tomeet increased costs.fNo
details of the increased fees fac-
ing students have been divulged.
Denied Spain
By Acheson
WASHINGTON --() - Secre-
tary of State Acheson today met
Senate demands for assignment of
an ambassador to Spain with a
declaration that the Franco regime
remains a "Fascist" dictatorship
which denies basic civil rights.
The United States will continue
to withhold its vote from a United
Nations proposal to restore full
diplomatic relations, he an-
nounced. Spain must grant such
basic rights as trial by jury and
religious freedoms before it can
hope to be accepted as a partner
by the western democracies, he
His restatement of the official
American attitude toward Spain
came shortly after Senator Van-
denberg (Rep., Mich.) joined
Chairman Connally (Dem., Tex.)
of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee in urging that the
United States help clear the way to

exchange ambassadors.
Acheson said that bringing
Spain back into good standing
with the west is a "family matter"
with western Europe.
Award of a record number of
Regents-Alumni Scholarships was
announced yesterday by the Uni-
The scholarships, covering fees
for their freshman semester, will
an to 5~74 seniors in Michigan high

-Daily-Alex Lmanian
DRUIDS INITIATE-A member of Druids, senior men's honorary
society, taps a newcomer to the group. The initiate, who is busy
being a tree, is one of 16 second semester junior men who were
honored yesterday in traditional Druid style.
4' 4'^4

Druids Take
16 Members,
In Ceremony
Druids, senior men's honorary
society for every school except en-
gineering, yesterday tapped 16
second semester junior men, who
were chosen for contributions to
the University during their three
years here.
The initiation began early yes-
terday on the Diag and ended in
the late afternoon with traditional
ceremonies consisting of washing
the Druid Rock in front of Haven
the members assumed tree-like
poses on top of it and recited the
poem "Trees", by Joyce Kilmer.
The members tapped and
their tree names are as follows:
Brian off your Dogwood Duff,
Ray Grumbling Gum Guerin, Pete
Cysty Citrus Craighead, Gosh all
Hemlock Holmes, George All Nut
Walnut Walker, Bob Hulking
Hardwood Holloway, Tom Caustic
Catalpa Coates, Tom Vun Violet
Van Voorhees.
THE LIST continues with Jim
Slippery Snakewood Smith, Dick
Harrassed Hickory Hooker, Jim
Ethereal Eucalyptus Ebersole, Ed
Mayhem Mahogany Micllef, John
Lumbering Locust Linquist, Jake
Gesting Juniper Jacobson, Thor-
burn Sticky Spruce Stiles and Hal
Rumpy Rosewood Raymond.



Round- Up

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-Israel was ad-
mitted to the United Nations to-
night as the 59th member. The
Arab delegations in the UN then
walked out of the General Assem-
The vote admitting Israel was
37 to 12. Nine countries abstained.
None of the 58 members was ab-
DETROIT -Ford Motor Co.
closed three more big plants to-
dayas negotiators failed for the
second day to settle the strike of
its 65,000 workers.
NEW YORK-Warren R. Austin,
chief United States delegate to the
United Nations, angrily charged
tonight Soviet Russia wants a
Communist minority, taking or-
ders from Moscow, to dominate
* * *
WASHINGTON - Pensions of
$72 a month for the law-income,
unemployable veteran over 65 were
approved today by a sharply divid-
ed House Veterans Committee.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of
Defense Johnson yesterday ap-
proved a new policy of distribut-
ing Negroes throughout the Air
Force instead of concentrating
them in special units.
The aim, the announcement
said, was to assure equality of
treatment and opportunity for all
persons, regardless of race, reli-
gion or national origin.

First Author
Here Today
Shirley Smith
To Be Honored
The curtain will go up on the
world's first author's premiere at
7:45 p.m. today at the Michigan
Shirley W. Smith, University
vice president emeritus on whose
short story the movie "It Happens
Every Spring" is based, will be
honored at premiere ceremonies at
the theatre.
-* * *
THE OCCASION marks the firt
official Hollywood premiere to
open a new movie without the pic-
ture's stars appearing.
"The premiere showing is a
sincere tribute to Shirley Smith,
long beloved by University and
townspeople alike," Gerry Hoag,
theatre manager said.
Theatre offciials hope to get
Smith to leave his footprint in a
block of fresh cement outside the
theatre to start the evening's fes-
tivities. The block will be pre-
served to commemorate the site
of the author's premiere, accord-
ing to Hoag.
* * *
REPORTERS, newsreel men
and photographers will record the
occasion. And members of the
University band will furnish back-
ground music.
Attorney George Burke will
present Smith with a gag "os-
car" at ceremonies inside the
theatre. City officials will be on
hand to honor Smith in recogni-
tion of "Shirley Smith Day"
proclaimed by Mayor William
Starring Ray Milland, Jean Pet-
ers and Paul Douglas the movie is
a baseball tale based on a story by
Smith. Valentine Davies adapted
the story for the screen after he
made arrangements with Smith
to use the story.
VALENTINE Davies, '27, who
won an oscar for his screen play,
"Miracle on 34th Street", will ar-
rive in Ann Arbor this morning.
He will autograph copies of the
recently published book form of
"It Happens Every Spring."
The movie will run for a week at
the Michigan after the premiere
showing., Hoag said.
Reserved seat tickets for the
premiere may be purchased for
55c at the theatre today.
The World Premier of "It Hap-
pens Every Spring" will be held in
St. Louis in the near future. The
baseball team in the movie is an
unidentified "St. Louis team."
Haber Cites
DP Obstacles
To Enter U.S.
Removal of administrative ob-
stacles is necessary before the
United States can really contrib-
ute to solution of the displaced
persons problem in Germany,
Prof. William Haber of the eco-
nomics department declared yes-
In a speech before the Adult

Education Institute, Prof. Haber
said that this country had made
only a limited contribution in
agreeing to accept 200,000 of the
1,000,000 displaced persons.
* * *
administrative obstacles which
plague admission of even the 200,-
000 DP's :
1. Displaced persons must have
been in a camp on Dec. 22, 1945,
thus barring many who fled after
that date from areas under Rus-
sian control.
2. Each DP must have the

Ryder Chosen SL President


-Daily--Carlisle Marshall
NEW STUDENT LEGISLATURE CABINET-New officers of SL for the fall semester were elected
last night. Seated: Quent Nesbitt, vice-president; John Ryder, president (unanimous decision);
Sue Siris, recording secretary. Standing: Dave Frazer, treasurer; Jim Jans, member-at-large; Phylis
Rosen, corresponding secretary; Don Rothschild, member-at-large. Miss Rosen was reelected to her
former office.

* * *

John Ryder, '50, was unanimous-
ly elected president of Student
Legislature last night.
Also elected were Quent Nesbitt,
'5RAd vice-president; Dave
Frazer, '51, treasurer; Sue Siris,
'50; recording secretary; Phylis
Rosen, '50, corresponding secre-
tary; Jim Jans, '49 and Don
Rothschild, '52E, members at-
RYDER, WHO just served a
term as vice-president, has been
an SL member for a year and a
half and is chairman of the SL
standing committee studying dis-
crimination in University housing.

He is also a member of Delta Tau
Delta Fraternity and vice-presi-
dent of Toledo Club.
Vice-President Nesbitt is
treasurer of Americans for
Democratic Action and former
treasurer of Phi Kappa Tau. He
is also secretary of American
Veterans' Committee andca
member of National Student As-
Frazer, newly-elected treasurer,.
is treasurer of Interracial Associ-
ation and a member of the Com-
mittee to End Discrimination.
* * *
MISS SIRIS has served as presi-
dent of Newberry Hall, vice-presi-

Johnson Urges Seniors
To, Pay for Cruise, Dues

* * *

With graduation one month
away senior activities are in full
President Val Johnson requests
those planning to take the three-
day like cruise to sign up and
make a $10 deposit today, tomor-
row and Monday at booths located
at the Engineering Arch, the Diag
and between the Chemistry and
Medical Building.
* * *
SENIORS WILL be given pref-
erence and may sign up for one
guest each. Those not sure of go-
ing may sign the waiting lists
without a deposit.
This will also be the last
chance for seniors in the archi-
tecture, forestry, literary and
music schools to pay their two
dollar class dues which will be
used for the Class of '49 Memo-
rial and the reunion fund.
At the same time literary sen-
iors will be asked to register for
the picnic to take place June 9 at
the Fresh Air Camp. Each senior
will be allowed one guest and free
transportation will be provided,

according to Mary Alice Cheney,
senior publicity chairman.
* * *
Ralph Trimbone urges seniors to
order caps and gowns as soon as
possible at Moe's Sports Shop. The
fee of $5.25 includes a $3.25 de-
posit to be refunded when the
gown is returned. Charges will be
made only when the gowns arrive.
University Vice-President Herb-
ert G. Watkins has also announced
that graduating seniors will be al-
lotted five tickets if exercises are
held outside and two tickets if held
inside. Tickets may be picked up
beginning May 23 at the Admin-
istration Building.
Cancel Debate
A proposed debate on the North
Atlantic Pact between the United
World Federalists and the Inter-
national Club has been cancelled,
Ralph Sosin, chairman, Michigan
Forum, announced.
Neither group was able to se-
cure nationally-prominent speak-
ers, Sosin explained.

dent of UN Council, international
chairman of the subcommittee of
NSA and newly elected member of
Senior Society.
Phylis Rosen was the only of-
ficer of SL to be reelected to her
former position as corresponding
New member-at-large Roths-
child served as treasurer of SL
and is president of Zeta Beta Tau
* * *
ANOTHER member-at-large is
Jim Jans, who stepped down as
president of SL.
"The new SL Cabinet and the
one just going out of office are
two of the best cabinets that I've
ever seen," he commented.
At the meeting seven delegates
chosen by the Cabinet to attend
NSA's convention at Urbana, Ill.,
next summer, were confirmed by
the Legislature.
Delegates are Dick Hooker, '50;
Don McNeil, '50, Quent Nesbitt,
'50. BAd, Leon Rechtman, '50;
John Ryder, '50; Tom Walsh, '51L;
Harvey Weisberg, '50L.
The choice of alternates was also
approved last night. Alternates in-
clude Buddy Aronson, Grad.; Ed
Lewinson; Lester Moll, '50; Allan
Wildman, '50; Craig Wilson, '50;
Dorrianne Zipperstein, '51; and
Marvin Failer, '50BAd.
Silent Sphinx
Awes Court
Once again the Pharaoh has
commanded his legions to cross
the great desert and invade the
land of the barbarians to pick
slaves for the Pharaoh's Court.
Once again the East has learned
to fear the Pharaoh's might.
Once again the ignorant stand
in awe to await the Pharaoh's wis-
dom upon the return of his mighty
All the world will speak when
the legions return, but the Phar-
aoh and his court will keep silent
before the Sphinx-for in silence
there is wisdom.

Train Enters
City, Snaps
Last Barrier
Airlift Continues
On Full Schedule
By The Associated Press
A British - American military
train chugged into Berlin at 10:08
p.m. yesterday (Ann Arbor time)
snapping the last land link in the
327-day Soviet blockade of Berlin.
Traffic barriers went down all
along the 1,000-mile cold war
front in Germany.
* * *
THE FIRST automobile crossed
the Soviet zone into Berlin at 6:46
p.m. yesterday ending Berlin's iso-
lation from the west by road.
Thus ended the dependence
of 2,000,000 West Berliners on
British and American planes for
food and fuel. But the airlift was
going ahead at full schedule,
and pilots said their instruction's
were to keep right on for at
least 30 days.
By then it appeared likely the
Western Powers will know wheth-
er Russia is going to seek full
agreement on the future of Ger-
many or is likely to clamp down
again the blockade she imposed
June 26, 1948.
* * *
was that the Russians were going
all the way in lifting traffic barri-
cades as agreed by the Four Pow-
ers in New York May 4.
All along the border Soviet
soldiers and guards were greet-
ing British, Americans and West
There was one discordant note
in the raising of the curtain across
man news agency in Berlin pub-
lished a list' of restrictions on
goods moving from Berlin to the
west. It said such shipments must
carry a license from the Soviet
military administration and the
eastern zone economic adminis-
This was one of the same re-
strictions which the Russians
sought to clamp on last year,
causing one of the clashes that
led to the Soviet blockade.
"We will just have to wait and
see whether the Russians will try
to enforce the regulation," said
an American official. "We cer-
tainly shall not recognize it."
* * *
LATER, SOVIET check points
around Berlin turned back Ger-
man trucks attempting to leave the
city. The Russians were appar-
ently determined to halt any
goods leaving Berlin without their
Berlin plans a day of celebra-
tion today to mark the blockade's
Schools will be out.
Most stores will be closed.
A special delegation from the
Bonn parliamentary council, which
has drawn up a constitution for
a Western German republic and
chosen Bonn as its capital, flew
to Berlin today to take part in
the celebration.
Thousands will gather in front
of the western sector's city hall,
where the three western military
governors will celebrate with the
city government.

M. W. Childs
To Speaks Here
Marquis W. Childs, noted au-
thor and Washington columnist,
will discuss "The Washington As-
signment" in a University lecture;
at 3:00 p.m. today in Rm. C Haven
A columnist with United Fea-
tures Syndicate since Feb. 1944,
Childs received the Sigma Delta
Chi award as the best Washington
correspondent the same year. He

Smith Predicts Opening
Of New College in Fall

Tucker Smith, one of the or-
ganizers of Shipherd college, pre-
dicted that the new school will
probably open in mid-September
with the ex-Olivet faculty and
He explained yesterday, at a
coffee hour sponsored by the
Democratic Socialist Club, that
for its first year Shipherd may be
a branch of "a distinguished New

dergraduates in liberal arts to
"learn something," expanding
adult education, and bringing har-
mony among the teachers, stu-
dents, parents, alumni and trus-
COMMENTING on the reasons
why he and other teachers at
Olivet were fired, Smith said that
the action had never been ex-

Query Covers Martha Cook Applicants

(Editor's Note: This is the fourth
in a series of seven articles dealing
with the policies employed in stu-
dent housing facilities, with partic-
ular reference to racial and religious

charge of Martha Cook, asserted
that race and religion play no part
in considering applications for

topics including her "religious phi-
* * *

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