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Reds Block
All Exports
From Berlin
Traffic Moves in;
City Celebrates.
BERLIN-(A')=American offi-
cials said yesterday a Soviet
"joker" apparently has turned up
in the Big Four agreement which
resulted in. the removal of the
blockades in Germany.
Land traffic flowed smoothly
iuto western Berlin with the lift-
ing this morning of Soviet bar-
riers established last June. The
people celebrated.
AS THE DAY progressed, how-
ever, it became clear the Russians
would not permit German trucks
to leave this city for the Western
zones of Germany without either
BULLETIN
Early today the west Berlin
police quoted the officer in
charge of the Russian highway
checkpoint outside Berlin as
saying only an order from the
west Berlin government was re-
quired for passage of the trucks
through the Russian zone.

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'Top Officials Must
Watch Talk'--Childs
Washington Columnist To Address
Interscholastic Press Association
Top American officials must learn that every word they speak
in public is heard around the world, Washington columnist Marquis
W. Childs told journalism students yesterday.
Childs, who will deliver the main address of the twenty-sixth
annual Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Convention at
10:30 a.m. today in Rackham Auditorium, said that this is a lesson
many leaders must learn, especially Secretary of Defense Johnson.
* * * *
"IT HAS BEEN A painful process for President Truman to
remember that each word he speaks echoes through the world,"
* * * -Childs said.

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a Russian stamp or one from th
Soviet-backed German Easter
Economic branch. Western Ber
in is separated from the rest o
Western-occupied Germany by 10
miles of Soviet-controlled terri
tory.
If Soviet authorities enforce
their claim to authority over
Western Berlin's exports they
gould keep 2,000,000 residents of
the American British and
French sectors of the city ea a
basis of "virtual charity," said
Brig. Gen. Frank L. Howley,
American commandant here.
He declared Western Berlir
"must export to the West to live'
and added:
"The American and British air.
lift can meet any emergency now
-it can keep some exports mov-
ing-but the airlift isn't intend.
ed.to go on forever."
* * *
DESPITE THIS seeming hitch
250,000 Berliners poured out o
their homes and attended twc
giant rallies celebrating the end o
the blockade. Even the old, the
young and the crippled turned out,
Schools and most business houses
closed.
The very zeal and existence of
the two rallies and the tone of
the speeches delivered at each
one gave evidence of the bitter
division existing between Com-
munists and anti-Communists.
Berlin still was a split city with
two separate municipal adminis-
trations. However, all police con-
trols on freedom of movement in-
side the city had disappeared over-
night. Berliners could travel any-
where in the city without risk of
police search. Western and Soviet-
licensed newspapers once again
were sold freely in the rival sec-
tors.
Allies Approve
German Draft
Of Constitution
FRANKFURT, Gerniy--(P)-
The three Western allies approved
last night with several reserva-
tions the draft constitution for a
new West German Federal Repub-
li.
At the same time the Americans,
British and French announced
they had put into force an "occu-
pation statute," or interim peace
treaty, for 45,000,000 Germans in
the Western occupation zones.
* * *
THUS WERE SWEPT away on
the allied side all objections to
formation of a German govern-
ment, which will be open to the
Soviet zone if free elections are
held in the Soviet area.
The Western Powers may pro-
pose at the Foreign Ministers'
Council in Paris opening May
23 that the draft constitution be
used as a basis for an all-Ger-
man government-provided free
elections are held in Eastern
Germany.
The constitution was signed by
the mii ta~rv governor of the

MARQUIS W. CHILDS
-Daily-Wally Barth

Stag Week'
Stirs Kansas
CampusRiots
LAWRENCE, Kas.- (P)- Eight
University of Kansas students
were injured in a rioutous "stag
week" demonstration Wednesday
night.
The Dean of Men was doused
with water and sorority houses
were damaged as 'students battled
back and forth.
* * *
NONE OF THE students was
injured seriously, although four
remained in the University Hos-
pital today for further treatment.
The ruckus started over a dif-
ference of opinion about college
dating rule. Proponent$ of a
"Stag Week" startedthe protest
Wednesday by decreeing men
students would not date coeds
until Friday night.
Last night cars of the "Stag
Week" leaders cruised through the
sorority house district and found
men defying their decree. Fights
started. Some sorority houses were
invaded and water doused on fur-
niture. The coeds "shot" with
water pistols.
The coeds didn't like the "Stag
Week" ban from the beginning.
Several cars of sorority girls, some
clad 'in bathing suits, drove past
fraternity houses, playfully teas-
ing the men about the no date
edict.
Theta Sig Officers
New officers of Theta Sigma
Phi, honorary journalism frater-
nity for women, were elected yes-
terday: Alice Brinkman, president;
Nancy Lutton, vice - president;
Anne Beck, secretary; Mary Clem-
ent, treasurer; and Dorothea Hess,
keeper of the archives. t

Off-the-cuff remarks made to
veteran Washington reporters
can and has done much damage
to many administrative pro-
grams, he said.
According to Childs, the Presi-
dent's strenuous schedule and
their never knowing what he is
going to say has made White
House reporting extremely diffi-
cult for these reporters.
* * *
HE SAID THAT the tremen-
dous increase in the scope of the
federal government since 1933 has
made newswriting in Washington
a job largely for specialists.
As a result, Washington is
filled with correspondents rang-
ing from the AP's Jack Bell who
covers the Senate to Drew Pear-
son's specialty or sensfational
showmanship.
.Childs attributed the failure of
newspapers to correctly 'predict
the outcome of last November's
election to the failure of news-
papermen to consult the people
instead of 'grass root' political
analysts.
AT PRESENT, Childs writes an
interpretive column, syndicated in
about 150 newspapers. Childs sets
facts in a framework of opinion,
a type of reporting which he feels
helps to make Americans think.
North Atlantic
PFact App roval
Seen in Senate
WASHINQTON-(1P)-Evidence1
mounted yesterday that the Sen-
ate will ratify the North Atlantic
Treaty. Indications were equally
strong that Spain will not be in-,
vited to join the Security-pact. ;
Senator Vandenberg of Michi-
gan, regarded as the No. 1 Repub-
lican spokesman on internationali
affairs, said flatly yesterday: 1
"I am not in favor of Spain's;
entry into the North Atlantic-
Pact."
* ,' *
ONLY WEDNESDAY, Secretary
of State Acheson had called Fran-
cisco Franco's regime a "Fascist"
dictatorship which denies basic
civil rights. In conjunction with
Acheson's remarks, it appeared
that Vandenberg's announced op-r
position would seal off any possi-I
bility of Spain being invited toI
join the 12 pact nations at any
time in the immediate future.-
Vandenberg had his say in ther
Senate Foreign Relations Com-
mittee, which is driving to close
its hearings on the treaty.
Another influential Republican,
Senator Taft of Ohio, told a re-
porter he can see "no great oppo-
sition to ratification of the Treaty
by the Senate."c
Foreign Relations Chairmane
Connally (Dem., Tex.) has beenp
predicting all along that the Sen-p
ate will give the required twos
hirds approval.

House Votes
Todayon'U'
Budget Bill
Spirited Battle
Precedes Action
LANSING-(IP)-The House yes-
terday advanced for vote today
committee recommendations for
appropriations to the University
of Michigan and Michigan State
College.
A spirited battle to increase the
grants to levels recommended in
Gov. Williams' budget preceded
the action.
* * *
REP. JOHN F. Young (D), who
attended the University in 1927
and 1928, offered amendments to
increase the University's appro-
priation to $11,800,000 and Mich-
igan State College's to $9,685,000.
On the first increase, Young
said, the University "is number
one among state universities. It
needs the money to maintain
that position. Its high stan-
dards of instruction cannot be
maintained without adequate
salaries."
Rep. Rollo G. Conlin (R-Tip-
ton), chairman of the sub-com-
mittee in charge of the appropria-
,tions, said that increasing grants
to the University and Michigan
State would require similar up-
ward adjustments throughout the
budget.
He said both institutions had
received increases over last year.
IDENTIFYING himself as a
university graduate, Rep. Homer
L. Bauer (R-Charlotte) said, "no
one is more loyal to the University
than I, but if the University and
other colleges would quit spend-
ing $20 per square yard for car-
pets and drapes instead of giving
money to instructors, we'd all be
better off."
The Young amendment to up
the University appropriation
lost, received 31 favorable votes
to 45 opposed. The yes votes
were cast by Democrats.
The increase for Michigan State
College was snarled in parliamen-
tary procedure and Young, realiz-
ing the fight was lost, withdrew
the amendment.
* * *
AS PRESENTED for decision to
the full membership, the bill
would give the University $10,-
986,315, compared with $9,750;050
for the current year.
University officials had asked
for $12,500,000, but the Governor's
budget office had recommended
$11,800,000.

New

Vet Center A pp ro priation
Phillips Ends
z } .zFight to Slash
. : 'UClinic Aid

-Daily-Wally Barth
RECEIVES SOUVENIR-Shirley W. Smith (left) smilingly accepts as a souvenir of the occasion,
a catcher's mask, from attorney George Burke at the, "world's first author's premiere" ceremonies
last night at the Michigan Theatre. Valentine Davies, who adapted Smiths story, "It Happens Every
Spring", for the screen also took part in the ceremony.
* *S * * * * * 'i r
Crows Fockto uthr Siit'se Prmer

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To

Restore

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There may be "footprints in the
sand of time" but Shirley W.
Smith's tracks will never be im-
mortalized in concrete.
Standing firm on his original
plea, Smith refused last night to
place his foot in any part of the,
concrete block set up to mark the

site of the "world's first author's
premiere."
* * *
AGAINST A background of mu-
sic by 56 members of the Michi-
gan marching band, about two
thousand students, faculty mem-
bers and townspeople watched the

SL President Hopes To
Broadcast Fall Meetings

World News
Round-Up
By The Associated Press
LONDON-The House of Com-
mons overwhelmingly ratified the
North Atlantic Treaty last night.
The vote was 333 to 6.
Belgium's Senate approved it
yesterday, 127 to 13, completing
ratification by that nation.
,' * *
SHANGHAI - Airline pilots
yesterday reported they saw
small arms fire a scant 10 miles
from Shanghai's main airport.
* * *
LAKE SUCCESS-The UN So-
cial Committee decided over Unit-
ed States objections yesterday to
propose a broad survey of the
present "world social and cultural
situation."
S * * *
LONDON - Early unofficial
returns showed last night that
Conservatives had piled up new
gains in big city elections in
England and Wales. The elec-
tions are for borough councils.
* * *
WASHINGTON - The United
States abruptly called off further
leliveries of reparations by Japan
today in a new step toward re-
storing the Japanese to self-sup-
port.

By PETE HOTTON
Student Legislature meetings
may be broadcast next semester.
This is one of the chief aims of
new SL president John Ryder. "We!
hope to have SL meetings on the
air so students may understand
more fully the inside functions and
problems of the Legislature," he
said.
** *
BESIDES THE broadcasts, SL
meetings are open to any student
who wants to sit in on the goings-
on and get acquainted with the
Trianyles To
Initiate Eleven
The Engineering Arch will once
again receive its semi-annual
scrubbing at noon today.
Eleven neophytes of Triangles,
directed by their black-robed eld-
ers, will rush fprward to perform
their traditional initiation with
soda and water.
Triangles, an honorary engi-
neering society, was founded in
1907 to honor those members of
the junior engineering class who
showed themselves to be outstand-
ing academically and in activities
or athletics.
Students tapped were Walter
Dublonica, Thomas Elmblad, Mar-
tin Flynn, Robert Ford, Ned Hess,
Thomas McCann, James Mitchell,
Walter Oberriet, Jack Powers,
Norm Steere and Robert Vogt.

representatives they elected, he
added.
Ryder, a junior in the literary
college, said that SL would con-
tinue to strive for better co-
operation between the Univer-
sity administration and students
on problems involving the two
groups.
"We are strongly interested in
maintaining good relations with
the administration, so it may un-
derstand the students' position
and so the students may fully
appreciate the administration's
position."
* * *
RYDER SAID he would like to
see disciplinary cases where stu-
dents are involved in strictly stu-
dent affairs, handled by an all-
student body, not by a higher,
non-student group.
"And the way to achieve this
and to gain more responsibility is
to use our present authority cap-
ably and intelligently."
SL also plans to work in close
conjunction with the National
Student Association, he said, in
considering problems of students
more carefully and preparing
solutions after studying similar
situations in other colleges.
"We will have a wealth of con-
solidated information which we
can use in dealing with student
problems," he said.
SCHOOL SPIRIT is an impor-
tant part of campus life, Ryder,
declared, and SL plans to develop
it to help new students to adjust
themselves and to give the old stu-
dents something besides studies
to "enjoy."

premiere ceremonies for the open-
ing of "It Happens Every Spring"
at the Michigan Theatre.
After newsreel, newspaper
and magazine photographers
snapped Smith and the for-
saken concreie block, the crowd
poured into the theatre to take
every available seat and to
watch the premiere festivities
continue.
As he rushed into the theatre,
one opening-nighter slipped into
the fresh concrete to leave an
ananymous mark in the cement
symbol of the premiere.
ON STAGE ATTORNEY George
Burke took over the show as he
presented Smith with a souvenir
of the occasion - a catcher's
mask.
"If I ever write another story
it will be called "The Phantom
Footprint". But I couldn't put
my foot in that concrete; I
didn't want to get stuck in the
mud and miss this occasion,"
Smith explained.
Valentine Davies, who adapted
Smith's story for the screen; also
appeared to take part in the au-
thor's premiere ceremony.
* * *
SETTING THE mood with
music the University Men's Glee
Club sang a medley of Michigan
songs in back of a screen outlinedi
within a large photo of the Union.
Then the crowd, 1827 strong, sat
back to enjoy the first showing of
the baseball movie, "It Happens
Every Spring".
Vulcans Tap 17
Vulcans, senior engineering!
honor society, Wednesday night
tapped seventeen new members.
They are Folk Lundgard, Hugh
Kennedy, Jim Atchinson, Louis
Dehmlow, Al Anderson, Klemme.
Jones, Vic Fryling, Bill Gripman,
John Smedley, Don Calhoun, Jr.,
Bruce Paxton, Arnold Gowans, Or-1
ville Hoxie, Stan Wiggin, Roger
Wellington, Stan Crapo and Jima
Chandler.

Center Officials
Applaud Measure
Rep. Harry J. Phillips (Rep
yesterday afternoon dropped his
fight against operating grants for
the Veterans Readjustment Center
and declared the clinic would be
restored to a bill calling for gen,
eral veterans' appropriations, ac-
cording to an Associated Press dis
patch from Lansing.
Chairman of the House Ways
and Means subcommittee on men-
tal health, Phillips had charged
the state-owned, University-oer-
ated Center was wasting state
money.
* * *
NEWS OF HIS submission was
received here with jubilation from
Center officials and patients alike.
Dr. Moses M. Frohlich, clinic di-
rector, called it "a very good move
for the state of Michigan."
"I myself have not asked or
called anyone to fight this. But
I have been extremely gratified
by offers of help, coming par-
ticularly from former patients
and their families," he told The
Daily.
In answer to Phillips' charges of
squandering funds, Dr. Frohlich
maintained "the clinic has collet-
ed all the money from the Vet-
erans Administration which could
be collected. Nothing was wasted."
As for the Lansing Senate's ap-
proval of the decision, Dr. Froh-
lich indicated he was "hopeful and
quite confident" it would come.
THE BILL WILL GO to the
Senate committee for study, fol-
lowed by a floor debate period,
according to a Lansing source.
Phillip's change of heart came
after heavy pressure by vet-
erans', groups. However, he
pushed through the House a re-
quirement that Center adminis-
trators apply to the Federal VA
for hospitalization benefits due
patients at the clinic.
Legislation establishing a VA
advisory board made up of a psy-
chiatrist -and two representatives
of vet organizations also got the
nod from Phillips.
* * *
HIS ACTION was taken follow-
ing a telegram sent to him by
President Alexander Ruthven,
stating the clinic could be oper-
ated under Michigan's Mental
Health Commission.
He stressed that if the unit were
placed under the commission, the
University "could assume no re-
sponsibility for costs and care of
patients."
See Picture Story, Page 8
Sphinx Court
Welcomes 26
Into the temple, where gathers
the Court, came neophyte slaves
to the Great Court of Sphinx.
Here they learned of many
things.
Here they learned to dedicate
themselves to Michigan, and to
the Pharaoh.
So came . . . Harry Allis, Jack
Arbuckle, Paul Brentlinger, Jim
Brown, Jerry Burns, Neil Celley
Bill Doyle, Don Dufek, Don Fie-
kowsky, Art Henrie, Al Hetzeck,
Don Hoover, Al Jackson, Slugg
Kettler, Jeff Knight, Leo Koceski,
Dick Leasia, Matt Mann, George
Milroy, Bill Ohlenroth, Bob Ol-
son, Chuck Ortman, Ed Reifel,
Hank Wilson, Bob Wolff, and
Dick Smith.
In Silence there is Wisdom.

Irving Nelson
Wins Debate

RE DISCRIMINATION:
'U' Fraternty, Sorority
Constitutions Examined

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fifth in
a series of seven articles dealing with
the policies employed in student
housing facilities, with particular ref-
erence to racial and religious factors.)
By BUDDY ARONSON
Currently the focus of! atten-
tion at colleges and universities
throughout the nation is the prob-
lem of discriminatory practices by
fraternities and sororities.
Local students have been es-
pecially concerned with the prob-
lem, as evidenced by the Student

surveys of discriminatory claus-
es contained in the constitutions
of their respective house mem-
bers.
The IFC survey disclosed that
36 of its 52 members-or 69 per-
cent-have restrictive clauses of
one kind or another.
* * *
OF THE HOUSES that have
clauses prohibiting specific groups
from membership, 11 forbid the
acceptance of "Blacks"; six of

WASHINGTON-A stowaway
aboard a Polish ship en route
to England was "postively iden-
tified" yesterday as the missing
Gearhart Eisler, 53, alleged for-
mer No. 1 Communist in the
United States.
* * *
NEW HAVEN, Conn-Levi Jack-
son, Yale's Negro football captain,

JUMPING COEDS:
Potato Sack Race Replaces Tug of War,

Spectators at the revival of
Michigan's tug of war across the
Tivrn tbhi, P ,rnnWill -,PP 4-.h1

switched the women to the potato
sack race.

The women's sack race will be
run off between these two

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