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VOL. LX, No. 151

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1950

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U.S., France

Sigma Phi Epsilon

* * *
Winner In IFC Sing

Plan New
ReichPolicy
LONDON-(P)-France and the
United States appeared to be
strongly united last night on a
policy of tying Germany into
western Europe industrially and
politically.
For the first time since the war,
France and the United States ap-
peared to be going into a western
foreign ministers conference with
common aims. The conference
opens today.
There was doubt, however, as to
Britain's attitude.
* *
SECRETARY of State Dean
Acheson issued a statement giv-
ing sympathy and approval to the3
"significance and far reaching in-
tent" of the surprise French offer
Tuesday to pool French, German
and possibly other European cQal
and steel production.
This proposal dominated top- '
level diplomatic thinking yes-
terday in London where Ache-
son and British Foreign Secre-
tary Ernest Bevin held two long
secret discussions on German
and other phases of the cold
war.,
British officials did not seem to
share the enthusiasm of one
American diplomat who com-
mented that "this is the first time
the French have taken the initia-
tive in a major constructive fash-
ion to solve the German problem."
A BRITISH FOREIGN Office
spokesman evaded the subject
when questioned by reporters.
Most of the British press express-
ed reserve toward the idea.
In an address last night,
Acheson said both the United
States and Europe must sacri-
floe some national interests to
make the world secure against
war.
A COMBINATION of French
and German heavy industry, as
represented by coal and steel,
would out-weigh Britain in the
European scales. If Britain en-
tered the pool, as suggested by
Schuman, the government would
have to take account of the pro-
nounced effect on its planned
economy schemes.
Truman Maps
Income Boost
Plan Outlined In
OregonSpeech
ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN-
(I)-President Truman outlined
last night an ambitious program
of national development aimed at
boosting the income of poorer
working families to $4,000 annual-
ly in 10 years.
In his busiest day of speech
making since he left Washington
Sunday on a 6,000 mile tour, the
President in a public address in
Pendleton, Ore.:
1. Predicted that the income of
those in the lower brackets can
be doubled in "real" money and
the nation's output of goods and
services lifted to $350 billion by
1960.
2. Forecast at Boise, Idaho, that
Northwest, Northeast and South-
west power developments-linked
with the TVA, Ohio; Mississippi
and Missouri Valley Projects-
"will keep us the most powerful
nation in the world."

CYR, YD Will
Debate Today
The Senate investigation of
Communism in the State Depart-
ment will be debated by members
of the Young Republicans and
Young Democrats at 8:15 p.m. to-
day in Rm. 3-A of the Union.
The issue will be: Resolved-
that the present Senate Investiga-

* * *

* * *

-Daluy-Ed ozma
TOP OFFICIAL IN REFERENDUM-Walter J. Emmons, assistant
dean and secretary of the College of Engineering, registers his
opinion on the Engineering Council's referendum vote which con-
tinues from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Looking on is Norm Steere,
'50E, elections chairman.
Voting To Continue Today
In- Engineer Referendum

Some 1,200 engineers have ex-
pressed their opinions in the first
day of the Engineering Council's
referendum vote, which will con-
tinue from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today,
according to elections chairman
Norm Steers, '50E.
Steere explained that faculty
members and administration of-
ficials of the engineering school
can vote, and urged all in the col-
lege to express their opinions.
Segregation
In Detroit Hit
By Minister
Detroit is the only large north-
ern city maintaining segregation
in public housing the Rev. Robert
Bradby, a former member of the
Detroit Housing Commission de-
clared last night.
Speaking before members of
the Inter - Racial Association
Rev. Bradby said that segrega-
tion has been an official policy
in Detroit ever since the initia-
tion of the public housing pro-
gram in the Edgecomb adminis-
tration.
Rev. Bradby said that he has al-
ways opposed this practice and
that he had made many a motion
to end this policy during his term
in office. None of the motions ev-
er received the consideration of
the Commission, he added.
Rev. Bradby charged that the
Detroit police department and the
various Neighborhood Improve-
ment Associations were extreme-
ly active forces in maintaining
segregation in housing.

ID CARDS will be punched at
the polls, which will be located at
the main entrances of the West
and East Engineering buildings.
Faculty members won't need
ID cards, Steere said.
No irregularities occured in the
balloting, except for a few ID
cards Which were forgotten at the
polls, Steere declared.
THE ENGINEERS had a chance
to express themselves on two pro-
posals by the Engineering Coun-
cil:
1. A "dead week" for the en-
gineering school before finals,
in which no bluebooks or papers
would be given.
2. Exemption for graduating
seniors from final exams, rea-
sons to be decided upon by the
Council.
If, the proposals pass, they will
be taken to the engineering facul-
ty and administration and the
Board of Regents, Steere said.
"We need as many or as more
votes today as yesterday to give
the Council the backing it needs
to carry the proposals through,"
he added.
Bunting Honored
Prof. Russell W. Bunting, re-
tiring dean of the dentistry school,
was honored by Acacia fraternity
last night with a dinner at the
chapter house.
Among the alumni guests at-
tending the dinner were Dean Ivan
C. Crawford of the engineering
school, Charles A. Sink, president
of the University Musical Society,
T. Hawley Tapping, general secre-
tary of the alumni association.

Phi Gamma
Delta Takes
Second Place
Panel Suggests
Serenade Ethics
One of the largest crowds ever
to attend the Interfraternity
Council Sing heard Sigma Phi
Epsilon win first place honors last
night in Hill Auditorium.
With an impressive rendition of
"On the Sea" the Sig Eps led by
Larry Gray and sponsored by the
Chi Omega sorority, topped the
list of ten competing houses.
IT WAS the second time that
the Sig Eps had placed first and
made them the only two time win-
ner in the 12 year history of the
Sing.
Phi Gamma Delta, directed by
Bill McGowan and sponsored by
Collegiate Sorosis took second
place honors with "In the Still
of the Night."
Third place went to Pli Delta
Theta, sponsored by Alpha Xi
Delta and under the leadership of
Otto Molmen.
* * *
DEAN Walter Rea presented
the trophies to the top houses
immediatelysafter the decision of
the judges, Profs. Philip A. Duey
and Wayne Dunlap of the School
of Music, and Lester B. McCoy.
In a Greek Week sponsored
panel earlier yesterday a "Law
of Ethics" governing pin seren-
ades was suggested by outgoing
League President Betty Jo
Faulk, '50.
"There should be a definite
time established for the seren-
ades," she declared. "Even the
girls in a house don't like it when
a group comes singing at four
o'clock in the morning."
Today's events in the Fraternity
Week include a panel discussion
on "Relationship of Affiliated
Groups to the Administration and
Alumni" at 3:15 p.m. in the Un-
ion, and the House President's
Dinner at 6:15 p.m. in the League.
Move Toward
Social Equality
Seen by Dorr
Speaking to members of the
18th annual Adult Edlucation In-
stitute, Prof. Harold M. Dorr de-
clared that striving for political
democracy, now an accepted part
of American life, is being climax-
ed in a great surge toward social
and economic equality.
Dorr explained that through
nearly 200 years of our history
we "have moved steadily toward
greater political equality. It fol-
lows inevitably that when the
masses have political power they
will use that power to eliminate
social and economic inequality."
Lectures today on science,
democracy, medicine and fine
arts will conclude the three-day
Institute
Prof. Leo Goldberg, of the as-
tronomy department, will talk on
"New Tools for Exploring the Uni-
verse" at 10:30 a.m.
Prof. Lawrence Preuss of the
political science department will
discuss "Democracy in Action at
Home and Abroad" on the inter-
national level, at 11:30 a.m.

At 2:30 p.m. Prof. F. Bruce Fra-
lick will talk on "Failing Vision in
Advancing Years." Immediately
following this lecture, at 3:30, will
be a lecture-demonstration on
sculpture, by Prof. Thomas F. Mc-
Clure.
All lectures will be held in the
graduate school.
.NS A n

Controversy
Mounts Over,
Tuesday Vote
Controversy mounted yesterday
over the so-called "five per cent"
amendments proposed for the
Michigan Union constitution.
Two campus leaders whole-
heartedly disagreed on the merits
of the proposals. But the final
decision rests in the hands of
Union members,who have been
called on to accept or reject the
amendments at a mass meeting
Tuesday night.
* * *
AIM PRESIDENT Dave Belin,
'51, was strongly fearful that the
Union constitution would become
"stagnant" if the "five per cent"
amendments were passed at the
Tuesday meeting. Belin lashed out
at the amendments on grounds
that they would "make it harder
to amend the constitution."
But retiring president Bill
Wise, '50 BAd, denied this. In-
stead, Wise declared, the amend-
mnents would result in "more
people thinking about the Union
and a reflexion of a larger and
hence more valuable segment of
members."
Here in brief, is what the "five
per cent" amendments call for:
1. Increasing the number of stu-
dents required for a quorum at
future meetings for constitutional
revision. At present 400 Union
members can make up a quorum.
2, Increasing the number of stu-
dents required to petition for a
general meeting. 200 Union mem-
bers may now petition.
These amendments have been
endorsed by the Union Board of
Directors. Noting the "increasing-
ly organized housing around here,"
Wise asserted that they "shouldn't
make it more difficult to bring
about constitutional changes."

-Daiy-wally Barth
GREEKS GIVE OUT-Celebrating the annual Interfraternity songfest are these members of the
IFC Glee Club. In an unprecedented repeat win of first place, Sigma Phi Epsilon offered "On the
Sea," under Larry Grey. Second place went to Phi Gamma Delta, under Bill McGowan and third
position was won by Phi Delta Theta under Otto Molmen. Dean Walter Rea presented the cups.

Forum Plans Slowed
By Lack of Speakers

By JAMES GREGORY
Plans for a Michigan Forum de-
bate on the campus speaker prob-
lem floundered last night, as Stu-
dent Legislature officials revealed
that they have been unable to se-
cure an outside speaker for either
Groups Block.
Hooverf Plan,
Says Pollock
With only a quarter of the
Hoover Commission's proposals for
revamping the administration in
effect, the plan has become stym-
ied in Congress because of opposi-
tion of bureaucrats and special
interest groups, Prof. James K.
Pollock, chairman of the political
science department, charged yes-
terday.
"I am delighted with former
President Hoover's attack on these
groups, and hope that it will move
members of Congress to take fur-
ther action on the commission's
plan during this session," Prof.
Pollock said.
* * *
HOOVER complained Tuesday
that after a brilliant start on put-
ting the program into effect, it!
has bogged down because of pres-
sure groups and vested officials.
Prof. Pollock, a member of the
Hoover Commission, pointed out
that many important phases of
the program are now waiting
approval of Congressional com-
mittees.
He noted that measures to re-
organize the post office, account-
ing office, Corps of Engineers and
resource services, among others,
remain to be acted upon.

side or a faculty speaker to-defend
present speaker restrictions.
A drastically curtailed program
looms as a major possibility be-
cause of the lack of speakers, For-
um chairman Dave Frazer, '51,
said.
HE REPORTED that President
David Henry, of Wayne University,
declined the Forum's invitation to
speak in favor of campus speaker
restrictions. President Henry re-
fused last month to let Communist
Herbert Phillips speak on the
Wayne campus.
Original plans called for a de-
bate May 25 in Hill Auditorium,
with a faculty member, a stu-
dent and an outside speaker on
each side, in a program entitled
"Who Shall Speak?"
No University faculty member
has been found to oppose Dean
Hayward Keniston, of the liter-
ary college, and Adele Hager, '51,
SL vice-president, who are to ad-
vocate the view that all speakers
and all viewpoints should be heard
on campus. -
Tom' Roach, '51, has already
consented to be student opposition
speaker.
IN VIEW OF the speaker short-
age, a curtailed Forum program
may be necessary, Quentin Nesbitt,
'50BAd, SL president, declared.
This could be either: a debate with
only a student and a faculty mem-
ber on each side, or a series of
speeches on the speaker problem
by faculty and students, with no
debate.
All members of the University
Lecture Committee so far contact-
ed have refused to appear on the
program, Nesbitt pointed out.
The Forum committee has also
been unable to secure outside
speakers on such short notice, Nes-
bitt said.

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-The House economy bloc, in a sudden upsurge
of strength, last night cut an estimated $1,000,000,000 off a $29,496,-
883,504 "one package" appropriation bill and sent the measure to
the Senate.
* * * *

WASHINGTON - Senate and
House conferees agreed yester-
day on a vastly expanded au-
thority for ECA Chief Paul Hoff-
man to use American dollars in
trying to break down European
trade% barriers.

LONDON -- Two U.S. airmen
held prisoner by the- Chinese
Communists since October, 1948,
left northern China last night
aboard a British commercial ves-
sel, according to the official
Communist New China news
agency.

WOLVERINE MASCOT DIES:
'reppy' Leaves His Cage Forever

* * * *
WASHINGTON-Secretary of the Treasury Snyder announced last
night that the Secret Service has smashed a million-dollar syndicate
which passed counterfeit money in 28 of the 48 states and in Canada.

"Treppy " the wolverine, mascot
of the University's athletic teams
and 14 years an occupant of a zoo
cage behind the Museums Build-
ing, died Tuedsay morning of un-
known causes.
Originally dubbed "Intrepidas,"

plan was to ring the last bit of
college try from the home eleven,
Treppy was a complete failure
in his role as athletic inspirateur.
* * *
SOON after his arrival at the
stadium that Saturday afternoon,

and craft, Treppy at one time
would eat from the hand of his
attendant and even allowed him-
self to be petted.
As age crept on, however, he
grew less amiable and at length
became only' an object of ob-
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