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Latest Deadline in the State

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LSA Faculty
Ratings To
Begin Today
65,000 Blanks
To Be Distributed
Literary college students will
turn the tables on the faculty to-
day and tomorrow when they fill
out blanks evaluating-their courses
and their instructors.
According to Hugh Greenberg,
'51, Student Legislature member
a in charge of the Faculty Evalua-
tion Program, the questionnaires
that will be used this year are an
improvement over those used last
year, when the system was initiat-
' ed.
"SOME of the questions used
"last year were criticized for being
too ambiguous," Greenberg said,
"and these have been revised." He
" also emphasized two points:
1. Students do not sign their
y names' to the blanks.
2. The blanks will not be re-
turned to the instructors this
Greenberg explained that the
instructor in each class will allow
a half hour for the filling out of
the blanks. "Each teacher will ap-
point a student monitor to hand
out the questionnaires, for the
instructors are requested to leave
the room," Greenberg said.
THREE stations, one, at 1014 Na-
i tural Science Building, a second
in University Hall, and a third in
the lobby of Angell Hall, have been
set up, and the monitors will bring
the questionnaires from each class
to one of these stations.
Dean Hayward Keniston of
the literary college declared
that "the evaluation program
has been very enlightening to
many members of the faculty
'and to the administration, es-
pecially in pointing out those
teachers who the students feel
are either superior or poor."
One attribute of the system,
-' ean Keniston added, is that it
-, has a cumulative effect, for the
importance of the evaluations in-
creases with each succeeding year.
"The interesting point is that
! the opinions which are revealed
in the student questionnaires
usually correspond quite closely
with those found by administra-
tive personnel when they rate the
faculty," he added.
"THE interesting point is that
able nature.
'Charles H. Peake, assistant dean
of the literary college, said that
65,000 blanks will be distributed
in the two day period. He also
encouraged students to make as
many additional comments on the
questionnaires as they wished -
either of a favorable or unfavor-
able nature.
British Hero,
Wavell, Dies
LONDON-(P)-Field Marshal
Earl Wavell, desert warrior who
won the first allied land victories
in the second world war, died in a
Th*e one-eyed British soldier
who smashed Marshal Rudolfo
Graziani's Italian army in north
Africa in the dark days of 1940
and 1941 and won grudging Ger-

man admiration, underwent a
severe abdominal operation on his
67th birthday, May 5. He long had
suffered from jaundice.
As Gen. Sir Archibald P. Wa-
vell he commanded the British
and Australian army of "desert
rats" in north Africa when allied
fortunes elsewhere were at their
lowest ebb after the fall of France,
the Balkans and Greece.
Recalled by the Labor govern-
ment from his post as viceroy in
India early in 1947 because he dis-
agreed with the policy of giving
India immediate independence,
Wavell spent the last years of his
life indulging a taste for music
and poetry.
To Be Distributed
S e n i o r commencement an-
nouncements and personalized
cards will be distributed from 1
to 5 p.m. today in the Adminis-

vin, Asks


ina Entry


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Ch ief

Reifel, Ball
Also Elected


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* * *

-Daily-Roger Reinke
FLAMES GUT WAREHOUSE-A fire of undetermined origin
swept through the fourth floor of the Montgomery Ward Co.'s
farm store shortly after noon yesterday, causing damage estir
mated at $250,000. A crowd estimated at 3,000 persons watched
firemen battle the blaze.
Flames, Water Damag"e
Montgomery Ward Co.
Flames of undetermined origin gutted the fourth floor of the
Montgomery Ward Co.'s farm store here early yesterday afternoon,
causing damage of thousands of dollars.
The fire is believed to have started in the elevator shaft of the
four-story building shortly after noon, according to L. 0. Quecken-
bush, manager of the store. It was first discovered by Frank Palmer,
salesman at the store, as he was driving his car back from lunch.
THE 65-YEAR-OLD brick structure, located at the corner of S.

George Roumell, a junior from
Detroit, defeated Ed Reifel, '51,
in the race for the Student Leg-
islature 's presidency with a vote
of 34 to 14 with one abstention
last night.
Reifel bounced back from the
defeat, however, to win the vice-
presidency with an easy 32 to 15
vote. Hugh Greenberg, '51, was his
* k * *
Nancy Watkins, '52, was unani-
mously re-elected to her post in
the only uncontested election of
the evening.
Pris Ball, '51, was re-elected
recording secretary, over Sally
(Gresham) Hughes, '52A&D,
with a safe majority.
In a hotly contested campaign
for treasurer, Leonard Wilcox, '52,
edged Irv Stenn, '52, on a 24 to 21
Stenn and Dave Belin, '51, were
elected members-at-large in the
cabinet to end the night's ballot-
ROUMELL, at present chairman
of the men's dorm committee of
Phoenix Project, has been past
president of Michigan House and
West Quad Council. He served as
chairman of the SL's Campus Ac-
tion Committee.
Vice-president elect Reifel, of
Ann Arobr, is president of Phi
Delta Theta and former mem-
ber-at-large in the SL cabinet.
Miss Watkins, also of Ann Ar-
bor, is affiliated with Kappa Kap-
pa Gamma. Besides her past sec-
retaryship, she has worked on
WSSF, sung in the Women's Glee
Club, and has served on the Lea-
gue Interviewing Council.
* * *
PHILADELPHIA'S contribution
to the cabinet, Miss Ball has been
on Women's Athletic Association
Board for two years and~ is af-
filiated with Collegiate Sorosis.
Wilcox, president of Phi Kappa
Tau, is a former chairman of the
EL's public relations committee.

-Daily-Burt Sapowitch
SL OFFICERS-Newly elected officers of your student government are: (left to right) Ed Riefel,
'51, vice-president, Irv Stenn, '52, cabinet member-at-large, Nancy Watkins, '52, corresponding secre-
tary, George Roumell, '51, president, Pris Ball, '51, recording secretary, Dave Belin, '51, cabinet
member-at-large, Leonard Wilcox, '52, treasurer.

New System Eliminates
Use of Eligibility Cards


First and W. Washington Sts.


Local Tavern
Owner Freed
In Bias Case
Ben Sekaros, proprietor of a
Huron Street tavern, was acquit-
ted yesterday at the Ann Arbor
Municipal Court of charges that
he had violated state anti-dis-
crimination statutes.
The all-male jury reached their
decision after deliberating for ap-
proximately an hour.
* , ,.,
ing witness, had charged that Se-
karos refused to serve Mrs. Laura
Thompson, a Negro, because of
her race.-
Sekaros took the witness stand
yesterday and declared that he
had not given Mrs. Thompson
any intoxicantsbecause she
"had had too much to drink."
He decided this, he testified, be-
cause her eyes were "red" and
her face was "twisted up."
Both Mrs. Thompson and Chap-
man stated Tuesday, under oath,
that they had not had any intoxi-
cants previous to entering the ta-
vern the day of the episode.
John DeVine served as prose-
cuting attorney, Carl Stuhrberg
was the defense attorney, and
Judge Francis O'Brien presided
over the trial.

owned by Carroll A. Benz, local
hreal estate agent. Benz estimated
the total damagO to the building
and the property within it at
about $250,000.
Although firemen were re-
ported to have had the blaze
under control by 1:10 p.m. and
were able to enter the fourth
floor, flames and smoke con-
tinued to gust up from the shaft
in the corner of the building un-
til abqut 1:30.
* * *
FIREMAN Louis N. Jeffreys was
injured by a whipping fire hose
after being knocked off balance

Eligibility cards are gone.
Under revised procedure announced by the Student Affairs Com-
mittee yesterday students wishing to enter extra-curricular activities
will no longer have to apply to the Office of Students Affairs for an
eligibility card.
Instead, since a student can figure out his grade point average
as well as any one else, the SAC has turned over the responsibility
for non-participation in activities to the' ineligible student himself.
* * *
THE REVISIONS, which do not effect eligibility requirements
but only procedures envolved in getting eligiblity recognized, will go
into effect next fall.
With such a set up, if a student lose his eligibility, he will

by a falling steel plate. He was His home is in Detroit.
taken immediately to St. Joseph's past chairman of the Better
Mercy Hospital, suffering from a
B0,1 inac B i CStcnn n Chi

cerebral concussion. His condition}
is reported to be good.
Several cases of shotgun and
rifle ammunition, ignited by, the
great heat, popped furiously for
a few minutes, endangering
further the firemen working
Flames apparently swept
through the southwest corner of
the top floor, then worked back
into tY building. Water from
the gutted fourth floor cascaded all
the way down to the ground floor.
Damages from the water are ex-
pected to be the greatest.
Smoke billowing high into the
air attracted an estimated crowd
of 3,000 people to the area to watch
the blaze. Traffic was snarled for
blocks as police worked to keep
back the crowds and reroute ve-

zusness nureau, 5enn, .a unca-
go sophomore, is affiliated with
Zeta Beta Tau. Belin is president
of AIM, chairman of the Big Ten
Young Republicans and has
chaired the Citizenship Commit-
tee. He comes from Sioux City,
World Newl s
rests in the Anglo-American atom-
ic spy case were predicted on
Capitol Hill yesterday as offi-
cials disclosed that the FBI sifted
through a list of 1,200 persons to
bring about the arrest of Harry
Gold, 39 years old, a $4,600-a-
year hospital bio-chemist, is be-
ing held under heavy guard in
Philadelphia in default of $100,-
000 bail.
* * *
vestigation of sexual perverts
in all Federal, agencies was un-
animously approved by the Sen-
ate Expenditures Committee
* * *
lican Senator McCarthy yesterday
accused the State Department of
trying to sell the American people
a "deliberate fr'aud and decep-
tion" in the case of Owen Latti-
The Wisconsin legislator said
he will "expose" the alleged de-
ception in a speech tonight before

automatically withdraw himself '
from whatever activities he is
then in.
Any student in doubt about his
eligibility should inquire at the
Office of Student Affairs at the
beginning of each semester.
* * *
ments for eligibility are as fol-
A student must have an over-
all grade average of C or above,
and must have gotten a C ave-
rage or better the preceding se-
Students on academic disci-
pline and first semester freshmen
are prohibited from participating
in extra-curricular activities.
A LIST of all students partici-
pating in an activity will be sent
to the Office of Student Affairs
by the student head of the activi-
ty as before.
This list will be checked
against a list of ineligible stu-
dents which the Student Af-
fairs has on file.
If a student is found to be il-
legally participating in an activi-
ty, he will be subject to disciplin-
ary action.
Disciplining in such cases will
be handled by a Joint Judiciary
Council, which was also approved
by SAC.

Board Accepts
New Mimes
The Michigan Union Board of
Directors approved the constitu-
tion of Mimes of the.University
of Michigan Union last night,
making the revival of this an-
cient Union Opera society an ac-
complished fact.
The Mimes constitution was ap-
proved by the Student Activities
Committee Tuesday.
The group consists of men who
have participated in Union Op-
eras and are interested in preserv-
ing the Opera's spirit. It has been
disbanded since the last Opera in
the 1920's.
"The alumni Mimes members
have shown a great interest in the
revival, and we feel that their co-
operation in the future will aid
materially to the continued suc-
cess of Union Operas," Jim Eber-
sole, '50, general manager of this
year's opera said.
The new Mimes are scheduled
to meet with alumni members of
Mimes tomorrow to discuss final
plans for reactivation.
* * *

House Votes
Extension of
Draft Law
WASHINGTON-(P)-A "draft-
less draft" bill, providing a two-
year extension of the Selective
Service, law but barring induc-
tions unless Congress gives the
word, passed the House late yes-
terday and went to the Senate.
The House approved the legis-
lation by a standing vote of 216 to
11, with individual lawmakers not
recorded by name.
* * * -
IT WOULD extend selective
service, on a stand-by-basis, for
two years beyond the expiration
date of the present law, next June
Youths attaining their 18th
birthdays would be required to
register with their local draft
boards, as at present, but they
could not be ordered into uni-
form unless Congress declared
the existence of a national emer-
gency requiring expansion of the
armed forces.
The official title of the bill
was changed to the "Manpower
Registration Act," to conform
to the stand-by character of the
Before finally approving the
measure, the House knocked down
four amendments intended to pre-
vent segregation and racial dis-
crimination in the military ser-
vices. These were offered by Reps.
Powell (D-NY) and Javits (D-
Lib, NY).
* * *
THE HOUSE also shouted down
a motion by Rep. Hoffman (R-
Mich) to shelve the draft exten-
sion proposal. Rep. Miller (R-
Neb) proposed postponement of
the bill for six months as a
"peace move," but that also was
The new Manpower Registra-
tion Act would continue registra-
tion and classification of youths
between 18 and 26 until June 24,


U.S., France
Will Submit
To Majority
Lie Sees Possible
End of 'Cold War'
LONDON -(A)- Britain's La-
bor government came out yester-
day for admission of Red China
to the United Nations.
The announcement was made
by Foreign Secretary Ernest Bev-
in almost simultaneously with a
cautiously worded statement from
U.N. Secretary-General Trygve
Lie saying there is hope of ending
the cold war by careful negotia-
DIPLOMATIC sources in Paris
said France will not stand in the
way of admitting China Com-
munists to the U.N.
The American position,-about
the same as the French, is that
the United States will not
sponsor Red China but will
agree to any majority decision.
Russia has boycotted U.N. meet-
ings since last Jan. 10 because of
the presence of Chiang Kai-
Shek's Nationalist delegates, con-
tending their big power seats now
belong to M'ao Tze-Tung's Reds.
OBSERVERS speculated that
the China diplomatic develop-
ments sprang partly at least from
Lie's current save-the-U.N. mis-
sion. It has taken him in a month
to the four big power capitals-
Washington, London, Paris, and
Moscw-and part of the way
back on a second round.
Since leaving Moscow, where
he had a 90-minute talk last
week with Prime Minister Jo-
seph Stalin, Lie revisited the
top officials of France and Bri-
tamn and expects to see Presi-
dent Truman and Secretary of
State Acheson in Washington
again next week. Lie talked with
Truman and Acheson before
sailing for Europe April 22.
After his second round Wash-
ington conference, Lie may re-
turn to Europe within the next
two months with some specific
proposals, it was reported.
INFORMED sources said there
may be a special meeting of the
U.N. Security Council in Europe,
possibly Geneva, this summer
with foreign ministers or even
government heads sitting in.
They said Lie left popies of
his 10-point, 20-year peace pro-
gram in each of the four capi-
tals he visited.
Lie has campaigned openly for
several weeks for seating Red
China in the U.N. as a "common
sense" means of getting Russia
back and in recognition of Mao's
actual rule over the China main-
land and its 470,000,000 people.
* * *
BEFORE departing by plane
last night at the end of his Euro-

pean tour, Lie made a formal
statement saying a basis exists
for constructive negotiations to
reduce the tensions of the cold
Tug-Week Job
Interviews Today
Any student interested in tug-
week may be interviewed for six
committee chairmanships from 3
to 5 p.m. today in Rm. 3G of the
Those committee chairmanships
which are open consist of pub-
licity, tickets, tug-of-war, rallies
and soph satire committees.
Tug-week is planned for Oc-
tober 28 and will consist of ral-
lies, which will be followed by the
soph satire and the annual tug-
of-war across the Huron River.
The six chairmen will compose
the central committee of tug-
All students who will be here
for the fall semester may apply
for a post.

.Penu Quake Reappears
After 300 Year Absence



Lightning may never strike
twice in the same place, but earth-
quakes apparently do-after a
300 year interlude.
At least that's what happened
in the ancient Peruvian city of
Cuzco, Monday when it was
struck by a disaster which claimed
60 lives, according to Prof. Har-

tury Spanish colonial architec-
ture in the New World."
He compared it to more mo-
dern cities like Lima which have
been ruined many times by earth-
quakes and a result have become
modernized through rebuildings.
The city, located high in the
Andes of Southern Peru, was re-
built after the first disaster en-
tirely on the Spanish lines of

Overbeck Named Union- Opera Head

* * *

Gene Overbeck,'51,hwas selected
last night to guide the course of
the 1951 Union Opera as general
chairman by the Union Board of
Overbeck, an English major

line of June 1, so that there will
be a wide selection to choose from.
He plans to work on Opera
preparations all summer, and
have things pretty well worked
out by next fall.

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