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Tennis Court
Fees Lifted
By Board
Students, Faculty
To Get Free Use
Free use of Ferry and Palmer
Field tenni courts was granted to
students and faculty last night.
Hotly opposed court fees were
lifted when the Board in Control
of Intercollegiate Athletics turned
ever its courts to Men and Women
Physical Education Departments
at the regular Board meeting.
INTRAMURAL programs and
Physical Education classes will get
top priority. But when their
schedules are filled, students may
take the courts for free play.
The Board action came after
a recommendation from athleticI
director H. O. "Fritz" Crisler,
who reviewed the fee situation
The system calling for a 25 cent
per hour fee had been a contro-
versial issue since 1948. The fees
caused the athletic administration
to hire attendants to enforce rules
limiting play to one hour in order
to alleviate crowded conditions on
the courts.
* * *
UNDER the new set-up the
courts will be administered by the
respective Physical Education De-
partmets. The Board ruling will
go into effect when the courts are
opened this spring.
Students had previously resorted
to using city courts in protest of
the 25 cent per hour fees.
Chrysler Quiet
On Settlement
Offer by UAW
DETROIT-()-Chrysler Corp.
remained silent last night on the!
subject of a new union proposal to
crack the pension deadlock that
has kept its plants closed down 72
Corporation negotiators receiv-
ed the offer from the CIO United
Auto Workers more than 24 hours
ago, but they haven't yet made
public any reaction to it.
* * *
HIOWEVER, while they were
considering, company and union
negotiators met jointly for three
hours on non-economic issues be-
fore recessing until today.
An unofficial understanding
had existed that non-economic
matters would not be discussed
until settlement of the pension
r dispute, strengthened belief that
the parties had reached agree-
ment on the thorny pension
Chief among the non-economic
Issues, it was reported, was the
UAW demand for a union shop.
* * *
THE NEW UNION pension pro-
gram departed for the first time
from the UAW stand that pay-
ments toward it must be made on
a cents-per-hour basis.
It still asked pensions of $100-

a-month, including social secur-
ity, to employes 65 years of ageE
and with 25 years' service. These
the corporation already had
agreed to pay, but only on its
own terms.
The UAW has suggested that an
actuary determine the amount
Chrysler would have to pay for
workers, retiring within the next
five years. Then, it said, the com-
pany would set aside-on an hour-
ly, weekly, monthly or annual basis
-enough money to keep the sys-
tem running on an actuarily sound
basis for 30 years.
City Denies Suit
For Street Dance
The Ann Arbor City Council last
night denied a request from eight
:fraternities and sororities to close
Tappan St. between Hill and Mon-
roe for a street dance from 9 to 12

Peake Accepts
Knox Deanship
Charles H. Peake, assistant dean of the literary college, has been
appointed dean of Knox College at Galesburg, Illinois.
He will take the new Position September 1, ending a thirteen year
association with the University, including three and a half years as
assistant dean of the literary college.
DEAN PEAKE'S decision to accept the position was termed by Dean
Hayward Keniston "a serious loss to the University" but he congratu-
lated Knox College on its good fortune in obtaining him as dean.
"We are sorry to see Dean Peake go, but we are confident that
in assuming this new task, he will have even wider opportunity to
* * * t exercise the educational leader-









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SL Candidates
Get Ready
For BigPush
More than 55 Student Legisla-
ture candidates will be given a
brief respite next weep before
launching their final intensive:
pre-election campaigns when
classes resume on April 17.
Although the grueling campaign
has not yet really swung out into
the open, most candidates were
more than wiling to hang up their,
campaign slogans for the spring
* * *
MEANWHILE, SL officials have
been feverishly working out a
heavily-packed schedule for theE
candidates when they return.
Betty Bridges, '52, director
of the Legislature's pre-election
"open-house" program yester-
day announced four new ad-
ditions to the open-house sche-
dule, swelling the total well over
the 30 mark.
The additions include open-
houses at Delta Zeta sorority,
6 to 7 p.m., April 17; Chi Psi
fraternity, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.,
April 18; Williams House, 7 to
8 p.m., April 20; and Sigma Phi
fraternity, 6 to 7 p.m., April 24.
In addition, one candidates'
meeting at Alpha Sigma Phi fra-
ternity has been canceled and. the
Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority
open-house has been changed to
7:15 p.m., April 20.
In addition, SL's public rela-
tions committee will distribute a
brochure featuring statements and
short biographies of each candi-
date just before the elections on
April 26 and 27.
The brochure will supplement
The Daily's annual feature section
on the candidates.
Last Issue
With today's paper, The Daily
ceases publication for the
Spring recess. The next edition
will appear on April 18.

ship for which he so admirably
prepared," Dean Keniston said,
"Dean Peake posseses a warm
human interest in the individual
student, courage and good judg-
ment in administrative assign-
ments and vision of the kind of
education, in the classroom and on
the campus, that will do something
to the minds of students and be re-
flected in their lives," he added.
DEAN PEAKE'S interest in stu-
dents and their educational prob-
lems is reflected in his initiation of
the newly organized literary college
student-faculty council, which will
examine educational goals and
make recommendations to faculty
Dean Keniston said that no
decision has been made regard-
ing a replacement for the assist-
ant dean.
Dean Peake graduated from the
University with a bachelor's de-
gree after two years attendance at
Michigan State Normal College.
He received his master's degree in
1935 and doctor of philosophy de-
gree in 1941.
* * *
Peake taught at Chadsey High
School in Detroit from 1931 to
1936. He joined the University
faculty in 1937 as a teaching fel-
low and became an instructor in
English in 1941. He has served as
assistant dean since February,
Trumoanu asks
More Benefits
For Jobless
WASHINGTON - (P) - Presi-
dent Truman asked Congress yes-
terday to authorize bigger jobless
benefits to more people for a long-
er time.
* * *
HE SENT UP a special message
saying that unemployment com-
pensation checks ought to:
1. Run up to $30 a week on a
uniform scale over the nation, plus
additional money for dependents.
2. Be forthcoming, if needed, for
26 weeks.
3. Be made available to an ad-
ditional 6,000,000 persons not cov-
ered by present law.
** *

Approve Bill''
On Housing.'*
House yesterday approved a bill
for a $4,000,000,000 expansion of
the federal housing program, in-
cluding some special benefits for
There was no opposition.
* * *
THIS compromise to a much
fought over proposal now goes to
the Senate where quick approval
is expected.
Administration leaders say
President Truman will sign the
bill, although it's far short of
what he asked for.>a>
Here are some of the main pro-
visions of the bill:
1. A new $150,000,000 program ofI
direct loans to ex-GI's.
2. Special considerations for END OF TRIAL-Harry Bridges,
veteran housing co-operatives.
3. An additional $2,250,000,000 on the West Coast, leaves the fee
of mortgage insurance authority after his conviction on a perjury
for the Federal Housing Adminis- his wife. Behind him are some
tration. The FHA encourages home court records.
construction by insuring mort-
4. Another $500,000,000 o HOE WARD BOUND:
FHA mortgage insurance for
apartment dwellings, to cover
applications received before this
program expired March 1.
5. A $250,000,000 mortgage pro-
gram to cover low cost houses in
so-called distant suburban areas.
MOST OF these programs in- By CHARLES ELLIOTT
volve no federar subsidies. The With heads reeling from a last
government-that is, the taxpay- minute flood of mid-semesterj
ers-loses money only if the mort- bluebooks, today thousands of
gages it guarantees go sour on ah.e
large scale. haggard students will toss their
Missing from the bill is its text-books into a corner, pull on
most controversial part. a clean white shirt, and head for
Truman had wanted $2,000,000- home.
000 set aside for a co-operative The vacation will bring wel-
home building program for middle come relief from the books to
income families. many students, who are looking

leader of the CIO longshoremen
seral building at San Francisco
charge. He is accompanied by
assistants carrying the defense

ition Starts;
ents Scatter

forward to

a whole week of spare
* * *

Expand Med School With
Budget Boost Says Dean

HE CITED an average of nearly
4,500,000 jobless in the first quar-
ter of this year as evidence that
the need for action is "urgent."
All this would cost more mon-
ey, of course, with higher unem-
ployment tax rates necessary in
some instances. However, Tru-
man said the overall increase in
cost would be moderate.
The jobless insurance program
is a joint Federal-State venture.
The federal government issues the
funds for the administration of the
program and each state adminis-
ters its own unemployment insur-
ance law, collecting taxes from
employers, determining who is eli-
gible for the benefits, and saying
how big they shall be and how
long they shall be paid.

(EDITOR'S NOTE-This is the fifth
in a series describing the needs of
the various schools and colleges of
the University and the extent to
which they will be satisfied if the
University's $1a3,870,0 yappropria-
tion request is granted by the State
The University Medical School
will be able to increase its incom-
ing freshman class from 150 to
200 students next fall if the State
Legislature complies with budget
requests reports Dean A. C. Fur-
stenberg of the medical school.
DECLARING that the $1,809,000
increase above this year's expenses
in the proposed University schools
and colleges budget definitely re-
flects the need of the medical
school, Dean Furstenberg said:
"There is a pressing need for
more well-trained doctors. We
stand ready to meet this need,
but our ability to do so is en-
tirely dependent on substantial
increases in medical school ap-
He outlined the most immediate
operating needs as:
1. Additional laboratory space
for basic science departments;
2. New staff appointments and
increased budget for current oper-
ating expenses.
ONE OF THE major items in
the University's budget request is
$2,800,000 for a new Outpatient
The Clinic was termed by
Dean Furstenberg as "an essen-
tial addition to the University's
medical facilities."
IN THE dental school, legisla-
tive appropriations are needed for
increases to the teaching staff,

amounting to $54,500, "represent
the imperative needs of this
school," he said.
The public health school's!
greatest need is "enlargement of
its teaching program to keep up,
with advancements in health and!
medicine," Dean Henry Vaughn!
Some funds are received from
outside sources, but basic assis-
tance from the University is re-
quired, Dean Vaughn added.
* * *
AT THE present time, the fu-
ture of the University's appropria-
tion requests from the Legislature
is uncertain.
Gov. G. Mennen Williams in
his record-breaking $340,000-
000 State budget speech, recom-
mended $12,500,000 for the Uni-
versity's operating appropria-
tions, and funds for a remodel-
ing program of the Natural Sci-
ence Bldg. as well as for the
medical school's proposed Out-
patient clinic.
His budget has been rejected by
an economy-minded Legislature
and the Republican majority is
currently holding hearings on a
new operating budget.


ALTHOUGH exams have kept
most students firmly at their
school-work most of the week,
class attendance appeared to
thin out a bit yesterday, and res-
taurant owners reported the us-
ual lessening of business has al-
ready begun.
The big rush will find trans-
portation facilities well braced,
as extra trains and buses are
readied for action. Almost every
mode of travel will be used, from
the inevitable thumb to airlin-
Local cab companies announce
that they are adequately prepared
for this afternoon's rush to the
airport. Also, the Wolverine Club
is making available three special
buses to airport-bound students.
These buses will leave the Ann Ar-
bor bus depot at 2:05, 3:05, and
4:05 p.m.,
MEANWHILE, downtown suds
dispensors reported a roaring bus-
iness last night as students cele-
brated the forthcoming liberation.'
According to one well-oiled pat-
ron, "This is only the beginning!"
Only about 60 men are expected
to remain in the Quadrangles, all
of them being accomodated in
Allen-Rumsey House, the only
house that will stay open during
* * *
WHILE students are quietly en-
joying their vacation, Ann Arbor
will not be exactly empty. Seven
hundred experts on far eastern
affairs will pull a switch on the
general evacuation policy to meet
here for their second annual con-
vention next week.
For those individuals whose
conditioned minds automatically
turn to the thought of the inevi-
table return in a week or so, there
are happy rumors that the Arb
may be shaping up for summer
activities by that time.

Rodney, the Adams House
muskrat, has been laid in his
final resting place in a corner
of the West Quad.
Mistaken for a rat, the re-
nowned rodent was clubbed to
death with an empty bottle by
an unidentified, merciless stu-
dent near the Union Tuesday.
One of his masters found his
body and screamed, "That's not
a rat! It's a muskrat! They've
killed Rodney!"
Tenderly placed in a tin can
casket, he was lowered into his
grave while taps were sounded.
Dulles Gets.
Post As Aid
To Acheson
By The Associated Press
John Foster Dulles, New York
Republican lawyer and veteran of
40 years in international affairs,
yesterday accepted the State De-
partment's offer to serve as con-
sultan to Secretary Acheson.
The move marked an attempt of
Republican foreign affairs leaders
and the Truman administration to
set up U.S. bi-partisan foreign
policy as a going concern again.
*' * *
DULLES WAS chosen for the
top level consultant job after
Acheson, by authorization of the
President, had conferred with top
Republican members of. the Sen-
ate Foreign Relations Committee.
In New York Dulles said he
had decided to take the assign-
ment because of the urgent need
for national unity in the face of
a Russian "threat" as grave as
"any we have ever faced in a
shooting war."
He said that President Truman
had confirmed to him that bi-
partisanship is the policy of the
"Secretary Acheson tells me that
the President and he believe that
I can help them to find the policies
and to achieve the unity we need.
I feel that it is clearly my duty to
respond," he said.
World News
By The Associated Press
nationalist amphibious raid only
20 miles from Red Shanghai was
disclosed yesterday by the Chinese
Nationalist headquarters.
* * *
States has tentatively rejected Is-
rael's request for heavy American
weapons such as artillery and
* * *,
merger, possibly bringing in
other major labor groups, may
not be far off. CIO President
Murray's trial-balloon proposal
for a joint working committee
brought comment from AFL
President Green that merger
chances are "better today than
they have been in the past six
And in a letter to Murray, John
L. Lewis said he will recommend
that his United Mine Workers ex-
ecutive committee endorse the

East Expert
Senator's Report
Hit ByMcCarthy
WASHINGTON - (R) - Sena-
tor Tydings (D-Md.) said yester-
day that FBI records clear Owen
Lattimore "completely" of Com-
munist spy charges preferred by
Senator McCarthy.
Tydings, Chairman of a Senate
Investigating Committee, said fur-
thermore that four members of the
committee hold the same opinion
after inspecting a "complete sum-.
mary" of FBI files on Lattimore,
far eastern expert.
Hickenlooper (R-Iowa), who was
out of own when the committee
visited FBI Director J. Edgar Hoo-
ver, will view the records next
Hardly had Tydings made his
announcement when McCarthy
told reporters that "either Tyd-
ings hasn't seen the files, or he
is lying. There is no other al-
* *
IN REPLY to McCarthy's state-
ment, ,Tydings said:
"I'll let my reputation for ac-
curacy stand. It is significant
that no member of the commit-
tee contradicted the statement
when I made it in the presence
of the committee."
The chairman saved his state-
ment until Lattimore had co
pleted before the committee his
defense against McCarthy's charg-
The witness told the commit-
tee, and, McCarthy to his face,
that McCarthy is a contemptible
liar, the tool of discredited fana-
tics, and a violator of Senator-
ial responsibility who ought to
After hearing Lattimore's for-
mal 10,000 word reply to the man
who called him the biggest Soviet
spy in the country, Tydings made
this statement.
"I THINK AS chairman of this
committee I owe it to you and to
the country to tell you that four
of the five members of the com-
mittee, in the presence of J. Ed-
gar Hoover, head of the FBI, had
a complete summary of your files
made available to them.
"Mr. Hoover himself prepared
these data. It was quite lengthy
and at the conclusion of the read-
ing of that summary in great de-
tail it was the universal opinion
of all the members of the commit-
tee present and all others in the
room, of w ich there were two
more, that 'there was nothing in
that file to show that you were a
Communist or ever had been a
Communist or that you were in
any way connected with any es-
pionage information or charges.
"So that the FBI puts you com-
pletely, up to this moment at least,
in the clear."
Political Boss
Shot to Death
KANSAS CITY-(IP)-A burst of
gunfire ended Charles Binaggo's
Northside political power yester
day in the rooms of the First Dis-
trict Democratic Club on Truman
Sprawled on the floor near the
body of the opposer of the Pen-
dergast machine was his top mus-
cle man, Charles Gargotta.
* * *

REP. MACK (R-NY) said he will
ask Congress to make a'"complete
inquiry" into the "affiliation of
crime and gangsters with politics
in Kansas City."
And Rep.Short (R-Mo) said

Secret Files
Absolve Far

Busy Signals Clog Woire
As Women Fan Fires

Whoever first noticed that "--in
spring a young man's fancy light-
ly turns to thoughts of love" had
the right idea but the wrong gen-
der, according to new evidence
turned up on campus.
It's the women, and not the
men, who clog the telephone wires
each spring, New Women's Dorm
switchboard operators reported.

parties, Island picnics and Sun-
day afternoon strolls.
Such a startling fact could not
go unchecked, and a quick canvass
of men's dorms and rooming hous-
es confirmed the point.
* *-*
THREE OUT OF every five men
contacted enthusiastically verified
the springtime trend.

Contribution~s A dd To A SSE Fund

Contributions to the Alcoholic
Student Service Fund (A.S.S.F.)
have been pouring in from all
over the country ever since the

Scotch-taped to the note were
three aspirins.
Several days later came a fifty-
cent piece through the mail from
two students, Bruce Huffman, '50

bution for the humiliation of four
years of illicit drinking during
which time I developed a reflex
which still causes me to look
quickly over my left shoulder be-
fore downing a glass of that amber

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