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tadium Will Be
ite of Graduation
Senior Class To Break Old Ferry
Field Commencement Tradition
An old tradition may be shattered at 5 p.m. June 17 when a
ible 4,645 students take part in the 106th University Commence-
t Exercises in the Michigan Stadium.
Ferry Field has been the traditional site for Commencement cere-
.ies, but this year because of the large number of graduating
ents the Stadium will be used for the first time.
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AT 4:30 P.M., through the tunnel ordinarily reserved for members
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f the Stadium to their seats.
Sir Oliver Franks, British Am-
bassador to the United States,
will then deliver the Commence-
nent address.
If bad weather prevents use of
he Stadium, the Commencement
xercises will be conducted in Yost
ield House.
The University fire siren will be
own between 3:30 p.m. and 3:40
.m. if this change is necessary.
* * *

Two students will be non-voting
members of the Board of Gover-
nors of Residence Halls next year
for the first time in University
history, Dean Eric A. Walter re-
vealed yesterday.
They are Nan Holman, '51, pres-
ident of Stockwell Hall and Bob
Baker, '52, former president of
Anderson House, East Quad.
* * *
BAKER WAS elected at a spe-
cial meeting of the East and West
Quad councils, plus representatives
of Fletcher Hall and Vaughan
Miss Holman was appointed
by Assembly President Adele Ha-
ger, subject to the approval of
the women's house presidents.
The request for student mem-
bers was made to the Board last
April by five representatives of
the men's dorms who had been
invited to appear before the Board
to discuss problems facing the
new South Quadrangle.
* * *
THE BOARD notified the rep-
resentatives of its approval of the
suggestion the middle of last
month. The student membership
has been approved by the Board
of Regents.
The student members will hold
their office for one school year.
They are to visit one council meet-
ing of each of the Quads and other
dorms each month to determine
student opinion.
Selection of the members and
regulations concerning their duties
were set up by the special meeting
of men's dorm leaders which se-
lected Baker, in cooperation with
Assembly leaders.
Typical reaction to the move was
expressed by Ray Litt, '52, East
Quad Council president who said
"by . admitting student members,
the Board of Governors has taken
a great step forward towards mak-
ing a residence halls policy which
will more closely reflect student

STUDENTS of the various school
schools .and colleges will meet at
4:15 p.m. on the paved roadway
east of the East Gate of the Sta-
dium. They will form five columns
of twos.
Two buses will provide trans-
portation for faculty members
and University officials who will
assemble on the campus.
Members of the faculties will
assemble at 3:45 p.m., in Rm. 1223,
Angell Hall.
Regents, ex-Regents and Deans
will meet at 3:45 p.m. in Rm. 2549
in the Administration Building.
* * *
Gift Revealed*
The senior class has decided on
its class gift, Wally Teninga, liter-
ary school class president revealed
last night.
Pending approval of the Board
of Regents, a'-$500 trust fund will
be set up in the class name.- The
fund will be administered by the
Regents, and, approximately 25
years from now, the class will pre-
sent the accumulated money to
the University to spend on an un-
decided project, Teninga explained.
* * *
BUT WHILE class project activ-
ities have been completed, individ-
ual seniors of all schools still have
last minute commencement ar-
rangemepts to tend to, according
to Mary Ann Harris, class publicity
Today is the last day to order
caps and gowns from a North
University shop, Miss Harris
warned. Anyone who is not sure
of their status should order the
robes anyway, Miss Harris said.
She emphasized that there is no
obligation to pay if the gown is
not used.
Although graduation tickets will
not be needed unless it rains, sen-
iors must pick them up before
noon Friday, June 16 in the ad-
ministration building, according to
Miss Harris. Each student is en-
titled to two tickets, and must pre-
sent his student ID card at the
window, she said.

in Writing
Annual Awards
Total $6,000
Floyd Murdock, Grad., took top
honors in the Hopwood contest
yesterday by winning two major
fiction and drama awards.
Murdock, of Lynchburg, Va., won
$600 for his novel, "Ketti Shalom,"
and $500 for a play, "The Shadow
and the Rock."
* * *
THE 20th ANNUAL Avery Hop-
wood and Jule Hopwood Awards
in Creative Writing were pre-
sented to 17 students in Rackham
Lecture Hall by Prof. Roy Cow-
den, of the English department.
The nine major and nine minor
awards totaled $6,600.
John Wilson, '51, of Ann Ar-
bor, was awarded $800, the larg-
est single prize, for "The Dark
and the Damp," in the major es-
say division.
In the major fiction division,
"The Fiercer Land" brought $600
to Thomas Cassidy, Grad., of
Washington, D. C. "While the
Earth Remains" won $600 for Leo
Young, Grad., of Detroit.
* *
Rochester, N. Y., took a major
drama award of $500 with "Han-
lon Won't Go" and Rogers Ber-
mond, of Hinsdale, Ill, won $500
for "The Eyes Have It."
Major prize-winners in poetry
were Donald Reaser, '50, of Bat-
tle Creek, who won $700 for "The
Toy Soldier;" and Charles
Campbell, '50, of Jackson, who
won $500 with "A White Stone."

'New' Draft
Law Urged
President Seeks
Power Increase
WASHINGTON --(P)-P r e s i-
dent Truman asked Congress yes-
terday for a new $1,222,500,000 for-
eign arms aid program coupled
with sweeping powers to sell or
give military weapons to Commu-
nist threatened countries around
the world.
"The need and urgency for pro-
tecting the ramparts of freedom
has never been more plain," Tru-
man said in an arms aid report
to Senate and House.
ON THE same theme, at about
the same time, Defense Secretary
Johnson appealed to the Senate
to give the President automatic
authority to induct men into the
Armed Services in an emergency.
"If trouble comes, there should
be in the commander in chief
the power to act immediately
without waiting to reassemble
Congress," Johnson told the
Senate Armed Services Commit-
He urged a three-year exten-
sion of the Selective Service Act
s'{ without a House-approved limita-
tion under which Congress would
have to give an OK before induc-
tions could start.








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The Hopwood major
are open to seniors and
students. Minor divisions
to all undergraduates.
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are open

Last Issue
The Daily ceases publication
for this semester with this issue.
The first issue of the summer
Daily will be out June 28.




Students Flood Library
For Books, Old Exams

NINE MINOR awards were pre-
sented, two for $200, four for $150
and three for $100. 4
Minor poetry prizes went to
Edward Lanning, '52, of North-
ville, for "Miscellany;" and
William Trousdale, '52, of Grosse
Pointe, for "The Other Worlds."
"Postwar Laughter" won a fic-
tion award for Lyle Nelson, '50, of
Ann Arbor. Robert Wagner, Jr.,
'50, of Ann Arbor, placed with
"Knife Without Ether."
* * *
AWARDS in the essay division
went to: George Walker, '50, of
Highland Park, for "Kafka's Cas-
tle and Other Essays;" Susan Si-
ris, '50, of New York City, for "An
American's Europe;" and Allison
Shumsky, '52, of Traverse City, for
"Five Personal Essays."
Berton London, '51, of Detroit,
won a drama award for "Three
One-Act Plays." Saul Gottlieb,
'53, of Willow Run Village, won
with "What's Holding Us Back."
Judges in the poetry divisions
were Robert Hillyer and Marianne
Moore, poets; and Peter Viereck,
Pulitzer prize poet.
* * *
ESSAY JUDGES were Catherine
Bowen, author; Howard Peckham,
director of the Indiana Historical
Bureau; and Prof. George Whi-
cher, of Amherst College, author.
Evaluating the dramatic en-
tries were John Chapman, of the
New York News; Margaret Mayor-
ga, editor of the "Best One-Act
Plays" series; and Betty Smith,
novelist and playwright.
Carl Carmer, author; James Hil-
ton, author of "Lost Horizon;" and
Prof. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.. of
Harvard University, were judges
in the fiction division.

I World News1
By The Associated Press
Twelve servicemen were killed
yesterday in two plane crashes in
the country. At Quonset, R. I. a
twin-engine patrol plane burst
afire in an emergency landing
killing the nine navy men aboard.
At Roswell, N. M. a B-29 bomber
crashed and burned killing three
of its crew of seven.
* * * .
TOKYO - The Communists
yesterday called for an anti-
U.S. "general strike" tomorrow,
and occupation and Japanese
forces were geared to cope swift-
ly with any violence.
BERLIN - Russia slowed down
eastern motor traffic yesterday
in reported retaliation for "mis-
treatment" of German Commu-
nist youngsters at Luebeck on their
return from the Soviet East Ber-
lin red rally Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - President
Truman gave the Senate Crime
Investigating Committee a sharp
new tool yesterday: the right to
inspect the income tax return
of big-shot gamblers and racke-
* * *
Nations Trusteeship Council voted
down a new Russian demand yes-
terday to expel Nationalist China.
The Russian delegation then stag-
ed another walkout.

Cousins Heaps Scorn
On 'Hard-Boiled' writers


Charging that the "hard-boiled"
school of writing has "made a
counterfeit of realism by ignoring
the deeper and more meaningful
aspects of human existence," Nor-
man Cousins yesterday asserted
that America badly needs new
writers - "although production
is still several light years ahead
of consumption."
He added that one of the best
ways to "fashion a key to the
literary kingdom" is through writ-
ing and study units like that in
the University.
* * *
urday Review of Literature, spoke
Botany Head
T'o Leave U'
Dean Hayward Keniston of the
literary college announced yester-
day that Prof. William C. Steere
will resign his position as chair-
man of the botany department at
the end of this semester.
Prof. Steere, one of the nation's
foremost bryologists, will go to
Stanford University next fall to
take the place of the eminent
botanist, Prof. G. MI Smith, who
will retire.

"In Defense of a Writing Career"
before an audience which included
student writers nervously await-
ing news of the Hopwood awards.
The literary prizes were presented
after Cousins' talk in Rackham
Lecture Hall by Prof. Roy W. Cow-
den,. of the English department.
"Instead of reaching for the '
grand themes that can give lit-
erature the epic quality it de-
serves, ' too many writers have
been trying to cut the novel
down to the size of psychiatric
case histories," Cousins said.
He also scored writers who
"make a fashion of' their con-
tempt for the reading audience"
and indulge in mutual backslap-
ping. "All this leads to inbreeding
and literary anemia," he warned.
* * *
phors and calculatedly flip re-
marks brought frequent outbursts
of laughter from the audience.
Referring to unsolicited manu-
script departments as "the or-
phans of the publishing industry,"
he yet maintained that "the dif-
ificulties of a writing career are
not insuperable - if the writer
has patience of the order gener-
ally associated with camel drivers."
The speaker praised "first-rate
writing courses at the university
level" but doubted that there are
more than a dozen such courses
in the country.

Blazing Fuel
Hits Business,
Section of Ypsi
Blazing fuel threatened down-
town Ypsilanti yesterday when
more than 4,000 gallons of gaso-
line fro ma tank truck burst into
flames in the center of the city's
business district.
The gasoline, part of a load of
9,890 gallons, ignited when a
double wheel of one of the truck's.
two tank trailers broke off, drop-
ping the tank to the ground and
rupturing it.
A heavy blast followed the initial
fire, bursting the tank and smash-
ing automobile show windows.
In the early stages of the
blaze, burning gasoline leaped to
more than 100 feet, and a col-
umn of oily smoke crept nearly
2,000 feet into the sky.
For several minutes muffled ex-
plosions caused by gasoline trap-
ped in the street's storm sewer
echoed for two blocks beneath the
street. Manhole covers at three
points were lifted several feet from
their mountings from the blasts.
No one was injured, but the to-
tal damage was estimated at about
IFC Calls Clerks
Students wishing to clerk in the
Interfraternity Council book ex-
change next fall may contact Tony
Palermo, '51, today, Palermo said


TOMO1fROW Secretary of State
Acheson will carry the Adminis-
ration's rearmament derive be-
fore a joint session of the Senate
Foreign Relations and Armed Ser-
vices Committees. His theme will
be that the United States must
lead the coalition of western po-
wers in the development of wat
he calls "balanced collective
The military aid program
which the President proposed
would be for the fiscal year be-
ginning July 1. This year the
United States has a program in
operation, mainly to rearm
Western Europe, totaling $1,-
In addition, Truman asked for
two new powers of potentially
great importance. These are:
1. Authority to divert "a small
portion" of the arms aid funds
from nations designated by Con-
gress to any other nation whose
"ability to defend itself against
aggression is clearly vital to the
security of the United States."
2, The right to sell arms to na-
tions outside the arms aid pro-
'rm whose increased ability to
sdefendthemselves against aggres-
sion is important to the security,
of the United Nations."
Memorial Will
Be Unveiled
A huge bronze eagle will be un-
veiled at a public ceremony at 5
p.m. tomorrow in the stadium as
a memorial honoring the Univer-
sity men and women who have
given their lives in war.
The memorial, designed. by
sculptor Marshall Fredericks, is
the gift to the University from
the Board in Control of Intercol-
legiate Athletics.
IT WILL BE presented by Ath-
letic Director H. O. (Fritz) Cris-
ler and formally accepted by Uni-
versity President Alexander G.
The eagle which has a wing
spread of 24 feet and weighs
one and one half tons will rest
on a granite column in the
southwest area of the Stadium
In explaining the sculpture's de-
sign, Fredericks said that he tried
to convey two thoughts: first, the
monumental American e a g l e
grasping in its talons the laurel
wreath symbolizing the eternal
protection of the honored mem-
ory of the war dead; and second-

Pre-exam madness has once
again descended upon the Univer-
With the approach of E-day at
9 p.m. tomorrow, students are
flooding the libraries with book
request slips and trying to finish
their semester's reading.
* * * '
Floor Study Hall of the General
Library has skyrocketed as stu-
dents pour through the exam files
for a quick solution to their prob-
lems,. From an average day's cir-
culation of 200, figures have jump-
ed to 276 Monday and 398 Wed-
The biggest demand is for
exams in Anthropology 152 and

serious faces have replaced the
usual light-hearted look.
Not only the library has been'
harder hit by studying students,
but the green benches all over
campus are marked by book-
buried heads. Walking to and
from classes, students vie with
each other for sympathy and
try to outdue their companions
with mournful tales of inhuman
exam schedules.
From all the State Street book
stores comes the report: the blue
book rush is on. Biggest seller is
the five-cent-16-page edition. An-

Atom's Cultural Effects To Be Studied

other noticeable trend has been
a last minute purchase of text- ArM Game Trip
books, and an even more pro-
nounced increase in the sales of Tickets Sold Out
outline books, especially in bot-

(EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the
last in a series of articles designed
to acquaint Daily readers wit hpre-
sent and future plans for the use
of Phoenix Project funds.)
When the Michigan Memorial-
Phoenix Project begins its full'
scale study of the peaceful uses
of atomic energy, the physical

will effect the American econo-
my, see its consequences and
problems and provide solutions
to therm," Prof. Philip Wernette,
of the school of business admini-
stration, declared in proposing a
study of the atom and econo-
Contradicting the economic

growth, labor and government and
private enterprize activity.
R. A. Tybout, of the economics
department, has suggested a
similar study, stressing the re-
lationship of the government to
atomic product industries.
University political scientists

implications of the present Atom-
ic Energy Commission and future
administrative organizatons.
Prof. A. H. Hawley, of the
sociology department, has re-
quested that funds be set aside
to finance an investigation of
the effectiveness of community

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