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THE UN FACT & FICTION

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CLOUDY, COLDER

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Latest Deadline in the State

VOL. LX, No. 99 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1950

SIX PAGE

Creation of
Inter-Dorm
Group Vetoed
House Presidents
Turn Down Plan
By DON KOTITE
Climaxing nearly two and a
half hours of stormy debate, pres-
idents of all men'scand women's
residence halls on campus - or
delegates empowered to vote in
their absence - last night turned
down a proposal to set up an inter-
dormitory "Residence Hall Coun-
C.l."
In itsstead, a motion was passed
to set up a joint committee, made
up of both Association of Inde-
pendent Men and Assembly mem-
bers, to "carry out" the problems
of coordination which would con-
cern such a proposed body.
The vote was 12 to 9. Seven ab-
stained.
THE MOTION, in addition, stip-
ulated that further discussion of
an inter-residence body was to be
abandoned.
Attended also by Dean of Stu-
dents Erich A. Walter, Associate
Dean of Women Mary C. Brom-
age, East Quad adviser John
Bingley and West Quad director
. James Robertson, the meeting-
held at the Union-was report-
edly called to air views on the
advisability of a separately func-
tioning inter-dorm council.
Those in favor of it argued that,
because of what one delegate term-
ed "the apparent weakness' of AIM
and Assembly in solving common
social and individual problems of
the unaffiliated student, the crea-
tion of a council completely inde-
pendent of the other two was nec-
essary.
ONLY THROUGH such a group
could greater cooperation between
independent men's and women's
organizations be effected, they
added.
Calling for greater faith in the
two existing groups to do the
job, opposers of the plan sug-
gested that strengthening of
AIM's and Assembly's policies of
inter-residence hall coordination
would eliminate any need of
such a council.
Walt Hansen, last year's AIM
president, assailed the proposed
independent working group as
"superficial . .. only action taken
through the two established groups
now representing campus indepen-
dents would be receptive to com-
mon interests."
IN AGREEMENT with Hansen,
Assembly president Mary Jo Wil-
son told the group that "as far
as the women were concerned,
y such problems can be worked out
through Assembly," without crea-
tion of an outside "superstructure."
Citing the need for unaffiliated
men and women to push coordina-
tion in their social sphere, AIM
head Marvin Failer promised "AIM
will immediately set to work on
both campus and inter-dormitory
problems.
AIM Plans
To Strengthen
Individual Ties

In an attempt to \"strengthen"
its ties with the "individual"
campus independent, Association
of Independent men last night
sketched plans to reorient its con-
tact system on a campuswide
basis.
Specifically, the motion passed
provides for "seeking of wider par-
ticipation of the unaffiliated man
in furthering the independents'
welfare, by organizing a committee
for that purpose in all independ-
ent districts."
THE DECISION would mean
setting up a group of men on each
floor of each house to be "in
closer contact" with the men, ac-
cording to AIM vice-president Cal
Klyman, originator of the mo-
tion.
A more detailed report on the
plan will be submitted at the
AIM meeting next Tuesday, he
pointed out.
New officers appointed by presi-
dent Marvin Failer last night are

Coal for Ann Arbor

-Daily-Ed Kozma
HOT CARGO-A local coal company's truck, hauling University
donated coal to fuel-famished Ann Arbor, being weighed on the
city fire department scales before delivering its precious load.
This is one truck of several representing different coal companies
which took advantage of the 1,000 ton coal kitty made available
by the University Friday to help ease the pressing fuel shortage.
Miners, Operators Tryr
for New Coal Settlement
WASHINGTON-(P)-John L. Lewis' miners and the operators
meet today in another effort to settle the strike that has reduced this
nation's coal stock to less than a normal week's supply.
The announcement that the two sides had agreed to resume their
interrupted talks came almost simultaneously with the conclusion of
the second day in the contempt trial of the United Mine Workers.
* * * *
THE GOVERNMENT neared the end of its argument that the
union has been in contempt for refusing to obey a Federal court no-
gstrike order issued Feb. 11.
Itiis e ed to wind up its

Acheson Will
Not Condone
Hiss Ofne
WASHINGTON-- (P)-- Secre-
tary of State Acheson testified yes-
terday that he does not condone
the offenses of which his friend Al-
ger Hiss has been convicted.
At the same time he denied he
had challenged any actions of the
court in which Hiss was convicted
of perjury for his denial that he
passed on State Department sec-
rets to a confessed courier for a
Soviet spy ring.
* * *
HE DECLARED, further that he
would "never knowingly tolerate
any disloyal person in the Depart-
ment of State."
He said his attitude toward
Hiss is governed by "Christ's
words setting forth compassion
as the highest of Christian dut-
ies." His statement on the mat-
ter would be valid, he said, whe-
ther the conviction stands or is
reversed.
The discussion of Acheson-Hiss
relations arose in testimony by the
Secretary of State before a Senate
appropriations subcommittee in
connection with department re-
quests for operating funds.,
IT REVOLVED around Ache-
son's declaration, before Hiss' con-
viction, that the former State De-
partment official was and is his
friend, and his statement after
the conviction that he would not
turn his back on Hiss.
Hiss was asked if a "friend of a
person convicted for perjury in
connection with a treasonable act"
would be considered a bad risk.

case this morning, and the un-
ion has said it may need less
than a day to present its side.
Harvey Cartwright, an opera-
tor spokesman, told reporters the
contract talks will be resumed at
11 a.m.
MEANWHILE, in Pittsburgh the
coal crisis brought a threatened
power famine to this industrial
capital and put thousands more
out of work across the nation.
Unemployment in coal using
industries passed the 200,000
mark. Counting 372,000 United
Mine Workers on strike, the
country's jobless from the mine
shutdown now totals 572,000.
Detroit and other Michigan
cities ordered most of their schools
closed this Friday to conserve coal
as other cities moved to put them-
selves under the state's emergency
rationing program.
Cost Research
Panel Named
Two University regents . and
three faculty members have been
named to panels which will search
for methods of cutting the cost
of state government.
Regents Alfred C. Cornable and
Ralph Hayward, both of Kalama-
zoo, and Dean Russell A. Steven-
son, of the business administra-
tion school, were appointed by the
state legislature's "Little Hoover"
Commission to an 18-man advisory
management panel.
Assistant Provost John Per-
kins and Prof. Robert S. Ford
of the Bureau of Government, were
asked to conduct a special study
for the commission on the activi-
ties of the state's labor depart-
ment.

Attlei
0
Sovie
Replace Gold
For Dollar
As Standard
Order Price Cuts
To Consumers
By The Associated Press
MOSCOW-The Soviet Union
boosted the official value of the
ruble last night in terms of the
dollar, and switched from the dol-
lar to gold as its monetary yard-
stick.
The ruble was declared worth
25 cents, compared to the old rate
of a little less than 19 cents. At
the same time, sweeping price re-
ductions to the Soviet consumer
were ordered.
THE DECREE of the Council of
Ministers marked another step in
what apparently is an effort to
establish the Soviet currency asan
international competitor of the
dollar and British pound.
According to some observers,
Russia's devaluation of her rublet
appears to be a bold thrust with
overtones of propaganda-at
once an attempt to convince the
world that the ruble can chal-
lenge the dollar in internation-
al trade and to convince the
people at home of the Soviet
system's superiority.
A statement from the Council
of Ministers said that, effective
today, the value ,of the ruble in
foreign exchange is to be calcu-
lated according to "the more stable
gold standard."
**4 * *
SINCE JULY, 1937, the ruble's
value has been calculated in terms
of the dollar. This did not mean,
however, that Russia is going on a
true gold standard.
Measuring the ruble in gold,
it was suggested, could be just
anothrer way of saying it is
measured in dollars. The United
States dollar, while it is not
traded in gold domestically, is
valued in gold in international
trade at the rate of $35 per fine
ounce.
The council's statement said
Britain and scores of other coun-
tries had found it necessary to
devalue their currency since last
September, and the value of the
dollar had decreased because of
inflation, but the value of the
ruble had increased.
Wise Opposes
'Revising'Union
ElectionSetup
An attempt to amend the Mich-
igan Union constitution so that
the president and recording seec-
retary would be directly elected
by the entire student membership
was attacked last night by Union

President Bill Wise, '50.
More than 200 students signed
a petition calling for a general
student meeting to approve sev-
eral proposed amendments, but
Wise called the petition "con-
trary to the best interests of the
Union and its 30 thousand' life
members."
* * *
SUBMITTED yesterday by Herb
Leiman, '50, the petition calls for
election of the president and sec-
retary in regular campus elections
every spring.
At present they are appointed
by a Union "selections commit-
tee" consisting of four faculty or
alumni members and three stu-
dents. Under the proposed
amendments, this committee
would be abolished.
"The studehts on this campus
are mature enough to make the
choice themselves," Leiman as-
serted. "Moreover, the president
and secretary should be directly
responsible to the Union's mem-

*

*

Boosts

Ruble

Value
Enlists Party
Veterans In
Fight for Life
Slight Majority
(ause3 Revisions
LONDON-(P) -Prime Minister
Attlee chose a Cabinet of seasoned
fighters today to mastermind the
wobbly Labor government's com-
ing battle for its life.
However, he made a half dozer
changes in the old lineup.
* * *
WITH A labor majority of only
seven in the new 625-seat House of
Commons, Attlee retained his ke3
advisers-Deputy Prime Minister
Herbert Morrison, Foreign Secre-
tary Ernest Bevin, Chancellor o
the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps

Picks

and Health Minister
Bevan.

,Are'

-Daily-Burt Sapowitch
TOURING SENATORS-Members of the Senate Finance Committee of the State Legislature gather
around the coffee table after a tour of the University's new Maternity Hospital. At the coffee hour
and in an after dinner session last night they dis -ussed appropriation requests with University ad-
ninistrators. Their stay on campus will end today with a luncheon meeting in the Union.
Clic Pans Recee Boost

" i

New

Cabine

Plans for the University's pro-
posed $2,800,000 medical Out-
Patient Clinic received a shot in
the arm yesterday.
The Legislature will definitely
appropriate half of the required

sum at this year's session, accord-
ing to Sen. Elmer R. Porter, chair-
man of the State Senate Finance
Committee.
THIS amount should enable the
University to get construction on

SL to Check High Rents,
ConsiderScholarships
Student Legislators will launch an. all out campaign to investi-
gate reports that students are being charged excessive rents by Ann
Arbor landlords and will consider a broad program of federal scholar-
chips at tonight's SL meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Union.
Cal Klyman, '51, will ask the Legislators to conduct individual
investigations among students living in private rooming houses -
_______________--______>9 * * *

Time Limits
May Impair
Veteran Bonus
Veterans of 17 states may lose
thousands of dollars as applica-
tion dates for state bonuses reach
the deadlines, Harold Hoffman,
director of the Washtenaw County
Red Cross Home Service announc-
ed last night.
SOME OF THE states have set
early 1950 deadlines for the bon-
uses, and others have named June
30, 1951 as the last day.
The Red Cross Home Service
Bureau has applications for al-.
most all states which are making
money available, and will assist
the ex-servicemen in completing
the blanks.
States which have made avail-
able grants to former service men
include, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minne-
sota, New Hampshire, New York,
North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
South Dakota, Washington, Dela-
ware, Indiana, and Vermont as
well as Alaska and Hawaii.

KLYMAN SAID that at present
students can only file protests with
a Detroit OPA investigator who
visits Ann Arbor every Friday.
He urged students who feel
that they are being overcharged
to report their suspicions to the
investigator from 9 to 4:30 p.m.
Friday in the City Council cham-
bers of the City Hall.
"If a large number of violations
are reported Friday we will ask
the University to establish a spe-
cial office to study the living con-
ditions of students living in pri-
vate rooming houses," Klyman
said.
TURNING FROM the local to
the national college scene, Legis-
lators will be asked to support a
National Student Association-
sponsored bill to provide federal
scholarships for needy and deserv-
ing American students.
Tentatively drawn up by the
NSA Congress last summer, the
bill calls for the awarding of
$750 scholarships to deserving
students "without respect to sex,
creed, race or nationality."
- If Wildman's resolution is sup-
ported by SL, the local NSA com-
mittee will launch a public rela-
tions program to push the bill on

the clinic well underway by the
time next year's Legislature meets,
Porter said.
The rest of the funds will
probably be forthcoming at that
time if construction has pro-
gressed far' enough so that the
University needs the rest of the
money, he added.
The Senate committee is on
campus to engage in a series of
pre-session appropriation talks
with University officials. They will
wind up their stay here this noon
with a tour of the library and a
final discussion at lunch.
PORTER WAS not so optimis-
tic, however, about the $2,700,000
which the University has asked for
enlargement of the General Lib-
rary. "It looks like that will have
to wait untilknext year," the sena-
tor declared.
- He was unwilling to predict
the outcome of a $545,000 Uni-
versity request to rehabilitate
and modernize the Natural Sci-
ence Building, West Engineer-
ing Annex and the Architecture
Building.
It is also too early to estimate
how much of the $13,870,000 which
the University has requested for
operating expenses will be appro-
priated, Porter declared.
Variety of Weather
Strikes Ann Arbor.
The ancient adage depicting
variety as the spice of life got a
bit of a boost yesterday from old'
man weather, when he ran the
aerial gamut fron sleet, to rain to
snow to late afternoon sunshine.
The grand total of snow fall
since the small blizzard of Feb.
13 is 13.7 inches.
With cloudy skies and insigni-
ficant snow flurries forecast for
today, some relief for weather-
conscious Ann Arbor seems on the

At the same time, he kept
Hugh Dalton on his top staff by
naming him Minister of Town
and Country Planning and add-
ing the job to his old 17-man
Cabinet.
There were five other changes in
the Cabinet, announced from No.
10 Downing street, the prime"min-
ister's official residence, a few
hours before the first session of the
new Parliament.
* * *
VISCOUNT Alexander of Hills-
borough, former defense secretary,
moved to Dilton's old seat in the
Duchy of Lancaster.
Emanuel Shinwell, former Sec-
retary of State for War, was
moved up to the defense post.
James Griffiths, 59-year old
Minister of National Insurance,
was promoted to Secretary of State
for Colonies, a post vacated by
Arthur Creech Jones upon his fail-
ure to win reelection last Thurs-
day.
HECTOR McNEIL, Minister of
State, was promoted to the post of
Secretary of State for Scotland,
succeeding Arthur Woodburn, who
was dropped from the first string
lineup.
In the biggest jump of all, Pat-
rich C. Gordon Walker was moved
up from the under secretaryship
to become the new Secretary of
State for Commonwealth Rela-
tions.
* * *
Laing Sees No
Clear British
Voting issues
The issues in the British elec-
tion were not those of a people
facing the future, Prof. Lionel
Laing, of the political science de-
partment, charged yesterday.
Prof. Laing, along with the poli-
tical science department's chair-
man, Prof. James K. Pollock, and
Prof. Samuel Eldersveld, has re-
cently returned from 10 days of
meeting with British candidates,
party agents, newsmen and con-
stituents.
* * *
ISSUES DRAWN between the
Labor and Conservative parties
were not clear cut," Prof. Laing
declared.
"The Conservatives scorned
the high cost of living that has
fallen on Britain in the five year
Labor reign; the Laborites pro-
claimed an approach to full
employment while ridiculing un-
employment under previous Tory
rule."
He noted that the possibility of
the withdrawal of Marshal Plan
aid from England may be the rea-
son that party leaders stuck tc
analysis of the past record in-
stead of making claims for the
future.
THE ATTLEE government will

World N.ews Roundup
WASHINGTON-The United States will start a billion dollar flow
of arms to Western Europe next week-end when a French aircraft
carrier arrives to pick up a cargo of American Navy fighters and
bombers.
* * * *
FORMOSA - Chiang Kai- BERLIN - At least 100,000
Shek yesterday announced he East Germans are engaged in
will resume the presidency of mining and shipping uranium
ore to Russia's atomic weapon
what is left of Nationalist China, plants, a Western intelligence
a job he quit 13 , months ago. source said yesterday.
* * * *
LONDON-British justice is expected to deal swiftly today with
Dr. Klaus Fuchs, brilliant German-born physicist on trial for betraying
Western atomic secrets to Soviet Russia.
* * * *

campus and in the Ann Arbor area.way,.

WSSF OUT FOR BLOOD:
Campus Groups Will Support Drive

"We're out to get blood . - -
$30,000 worth of it," said Arnold
Miller '51 last night at a meeting
of the WSSF.
All campus organizations repre-
sented at the meeting promised
full support of the WSSF drive

organizations together as hu-
manitarians, to solicit pledges
for blood, during the coming
drive," said Paul Graffius, '50,
of the Office of Student Affairs.
"We want each of the campus
leaders to contact as many stu-
dents as possible, during the next

"This is Their Story," a movie
prepared by UNESCO explaining
the role of the USSF, was present-
ed at the meeting.
* * *
AN ACCOUNT of the actual ac-
complishments of the organization
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