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IFC Group
Acts to End
Bias Clauses
Suspension for
Offenders Urged
The Interfraternity Committee
on Discrimination last night ini-
ated a movement for eventual sus-
pension of any campus fraternity
that does not take definite steps to
remove bias clauses from its na-
tional charter.
IFCD, which changed its name
" last night from IFC Subcommittee
on Discrimination, took action in
the form of a motion to be pre-
sented at tonight's IFC House
Presidents' Meeting.
should recommend that the follow-
ing resolution be adopted by the
Student Affairs Committee:
"Resolved: All fraternities ex-
isting on campus as of Novem-
ber 1, 1949, will be suspended
unless they are able to present
to the Office of Student Affairs,
by 195-, evidence showing that
they have:
"1. Petitioned their national of-
fices, asking that all discrimina-
ry clauses be removed from their
constitution and bylaws.
* * *
"2. INTRODUCED a motion to
that effect at their national con-
Dick Morrison, '50, IFCD
Chairman, explained, "The date
has been left blank because the
number of years before each fra-
ternity's national convention
was not known by IFCD."
The date will be settled by the
House Presidents tonight, he add-
by the IFC House Presidents'
r Meeting, will be submitted to the
Student Affairs Committee at its
next meeting.
Morrison called the proposed
resolution a definite step for-
S ard by IFCD.
"It is not a precipitous action,
but reflects the careful considera-
tion given the problem of legal
discrimination by the entire mem-
bership of IFCD," he said.
"SUCH A resolution, if passed
by the House Presidents, will place
in the hands of each local chap-
ter a concrete method forap-
proaching the national fraternity
in regard to elimination of bias
clauses," Morrison predicted.
In a policy statement issued
last night, IFCD said it intends:
1. To attack discriminatory
clauses directly.
2. To DETERMINE the extent
of racial prejudice among frater-
nities and formulate an educa-
tional policy to combat it.
In line with this policy, IFCD
formed three subcommittees la-
beled: external, mental atti-
tudes, and legal aspects of dis-
The mental attitudes subcom-
mittee has contacted the Survey
Research Center in regards to con-
ducting a poll on fraternity men's
mental attitudes toward discrimi-
** *
rison said, "IFCD will form a plan
of attack against racial prejudice.
"The ultimate goal of this plan
is far more than removal of dis-
criminatory clauses," he revealed.

"It is the elimination of all prej-
udice from fraternity life."
'Berlin Story'
Film To Play
"Somewhere In Berlin," the in-
side story of the city and its peo-
ple will begin a three-night run
at 8:30 p.m. today in Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre, sponsored by
Art Cinema League.
The picture portrays the re-
turn of a German veteran to his
destroyed home, demonstrating
his despondency at first, then a
gradual hope to begin life anew.
The German-language film with
English sub-titles also examines
the juvenile delinquency situation
in Berlin.
Tickets may be purchased from
2 to 6 p.m. today, or at showtime
at the Lydia Mendelssohn box of-

Drilling Ii nnovation


To Pit

s ntil

Month '

NO STRAIN, NO PAIN-A closeup of the Air Dent in action at
the University Dental Clinic. It is claimed that this substitute
for the dental drill "virtually elizminates pain and discomfort in
preparing a tooth for the filling of a cavity."
' *
Denital Paim Will Wane
If Dw"rill Substitute Works
Fear and pain of a visit to the dentist will be almost eliminated
by the use of a substitute for the dentist's drill, accovding to a report
released yesterday b Dr. William R. Mann of the dental school.
The new drilling technique has so successfully "reduced and
eliminated heat, pressure, vibration and noise that pain and discom-
fort become a minor factor in cutting a tooth," Dr. Mann said at the
homecoming of dental school alumni.
. * *I * *
THE NEW TECHNIQUE uses a piece of equipment known as
the Air Dent, which employs aluminum oxide-an abrasive powder-
mixed in a stream of carbon dioxide gas to do the cutting.
The abrasive does not damage the soft tissue of the mouth
while it cuts the teeth, he added.
By using dolomite instead of aluminum oxide, the Air Dent
can polish teeth.
POSTGRADUATE courses in the use of the Air Dent are expected
to be given at the University and other qualified dental schools by

Senior Aides
Meet Officers
Newly-appointed chairmen
of the senior class committees met
with theirsclass officers last night
at the first meeting of the Senior
class executive committee to get
acquainted and discuss suggestions
for future activities.
Committee co-chairmen selected
by the senior class officers on the
basis of petition and interview
were: Announcements, Lola
See Picture, Page 6
Schwartz and Jim Wright; Caps
and Gowns, Sue Friedman and
Ellie Brockett; Publicity, Jeannie
Johnson and Mary Ann Harris.
CO-CHAIRMEN of the Reunion
cohmittee will be Jim Smith and
Lilias Wagner; and of the Special
Events committee, Bernie Aidinoff
and Helen Girdler.
Wally Teninga, senior class
president, announced that the sen-
ior class dues will be reduced to
one dollar this year instead of the
two dollar fee as last year. Dues
will be collected at the spring
term registration.
A proposal for holding a smaller
scale Senior Ball exclusively for
seniors at the Union instead of the
traditional Intramural formal was
A donation to the Pheonix proj-
ect as the gift from the Class of
'50 was also suggested.

,next fall, Dr. Mann said. By then
the Air Dent is expected to be
ready for sale to dentists who have
completed a course of training in
its use," he added.
"It is intriguing to imagine
what favorable changes may be
made in the future practice of
dentistry if one or two genera-
tions of our people become ac-
customed to such treatment. It
will be wonderful if fear is
removed from dentistry," Dr.
Mann continued..
There are three ways in which
the Air Dent helps to overcome
fear and pain created by the pres-
ent "rotary drilling" methods, ac-
cor.ding to Dr. Mann.
* * *
FIRST ,ANY pressure used in
its cutting action is virtually elim-
Second, heat generated by
friction while using rotary cut-
ting instruments is also virtually
Third, vibration and bone-con-
ducted noise are completely over-
* * *
THE AIR DENT has been used
during the past several weeks to
prepare about 40 cavities in the
teeth of patients at the Univer-
sity Dental Clinic, Dr. Mann said.
"Our experience has been very
satisfactory and the patient re-
sponse has been excellent," he
"Occasionally an individual is
encountered who experiences a
sensation which he may describe
as a 'tickle' while some have said
that they were slightly bothered
as they might be by a stream of
air being directed into an open
cavity," he continued.
See 'U' DENTIST, Page 7

Students Not
Well Versed
On Elections
Survey Samples
Opinions of 113
Students apparently were not
very much interested in the out-
come of Tuesday's off year elec-
A Daily survey of 113 students,
selected at random, showed yes-
terday that not many were very
well acquainted with the results of
four of the most significant con-
* * *
HOWEVER, most students knew
the outcome of the Detroit may-
orality race, as well as that of the
Lehman-Dulles campaign for the
New York senatorial post.
Seventy-one polled knew that
Albert E. Cobo had defeated
CIO-endorsed George Edwards
in the race for mayor of Detroit.
This represents 65% of those
persons surveyed.
* * *
THE SAME number, 71 stu-
rectly told reporters that former
New York Governor Herbert H.
Lehman had thwarted Sen. John
Foster Dulles' attempt to win elec-
tion to the Senate seat to which
he recently had been appointed by
Gov. Thomas E. Dewey.
Again, only 65% of those
polled knew the outcome of thisY
race, described by many writers
as the first major test of the
"Fair Deal' since last year's
presidential election.'
Thirty-one students knew that
Boston voters had turned thumbs
down on James Michael Curley's
bid for re-election as mayor of
that city.
ONLY 27 % knew that Curley,
famous for the prison term lhe re-
cently served for mail fraud, had
gone down to defeat.
An even smaller percentage,
made up of only six students,
knew that the Boston mayoral-
ity race had been won by city
clerk John B. Hynes. The six
students represented five per
cent of those polled.
Students were also asked to
name the political party of the1
man who had been elected mayor'
of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
* * *
THIS RACE was won by Social-z
ist Jasper McLevy, who has al-
ready served eight consecutive
terms as mayor of the city.
Twenty students, of 18% of
those questioned, answered this
question correctly.
** *
Faculty Views
NY Elections
Lehmn-Dulles Race
Center of Interest
Faculty comment on the elec-
tion yesterday centered on the,
New York senatorial race between,
John Foster Dulles and Herbert
H. Lehman.
Prof. Morgan Thomas of the
political science department at-
tributed Dulles' defeat to the fact
that although "Dulles had estab-

lished himself outstanding in
world affairs," the voters "found
him too conservative when he
entered the domestic arena."
was pleased with the Lehman vic-
tory but thought "it was a shame
that Dulles and Lehman had to
be political opponents, for they
are both the type of men we want
in our Senate."
Thomas warned that a nation-

"Hell-week" 'is well under way
for Student Legislature election
Forsaking bluebooks, papers and
sometimes sleep,they are making
-the .rounds this week and next of
open houses at fraternities, sorori-
ties and dorms to talk or high-
pressure innocent voters into guar-
anteeing them a first-place mark-
AI To .List
Of Candidates
AIM intends to distribute several
thousand leaflets to independent
men, listing all candidates in the
coming campus elections and des-
ignating whether they are affili-
ated or independent, Walt Hansen,
50, AIM president, said last night.
AT THE SAME time, a pre-elec-
tion appeal asking students to
"cast their votes for candidates
who best represent them" was is-
sued by Marvin Failer, '50BAd,
chairman of the AIM citizenship
Hansen said the leaflets are
designed to stimulate voting,
and will be in the form of cam-
pus maps, indicating the proxi-
imity of voting booths to mde-
list candidatesdfrom each resi-
dence, he added.
Failer reaffirmed AIM's policy
urging "representative voting" in
the coming elections, stating that
"more effective representation will
lead to better student government.
* * *
"AND BETTER representation
in two respects would be achieved
if students would vote for candi-
dates who live near them," he de-
"With an election turnout of
possibly 10,000 students as its goal,
AIM is urging independents to get
out and vote," Failer said. "Inde-
pendents have nothing to lose but
their representation," he added.

WITH CLOSE to 100 candidates
ringing voters' ears and only 39
positions to fill, every hopeful is
making a determined effort to
make, sure he won't be left out in
the cold.
One of the biggest headaches
to candidates is keeping from
raising violent arguments with
their rivals during open houses.
General reaction to candidate'
gospel preaching is favorable, with
a few suggestions brought up by
overworked open house chairmen.
Delta Pi member, thought the idea
excellent, but suggested that can-
didates split up into smaller groups
so voters can get to know them
"Our biggest need is more
time," she added. "A couple of
candidates spoke at lunch, and
it worked out better than when
candidates lined up and spoke
their piece in less than a min-
Janet Dawson opposed her
house sister's sentiments when she
vouched for shorter and quicker
candidates' speeches.
* * *
"A CANDIDATE should give his
name, put across one strong point
to impress the voters and give his
name again. This way they could
get a stronger impression of him,"
she said.
Candidates could then circu-
late informally and answer ques-
tions, she added. She thought
that one or two hostesses would
have to keep them moving or
they would be hotly contesting
issues among themselves.
Miss Dawson added that some-
times the open houses fall a little
flat because "We don't know
enough about candidates' positions
in the first place."
* * *
ONE CANDIDATE believed that
informal discussion groups would
be best because all he does in
quick speeches is hear the same
platform over and over again, and
"it gets tiresome," he complained.
Another candidate opposed this
view, favoring a one or two-min-
ute platform and then doing what
he pleased.

SL Election Hopefuls
Been Open House Tour

-Daily-Carlyle Marshall
SPREADING ELECTION GOSPEL-An enthusiastic candidate drives home his platform to potential
voters at the Alpha Delta Pi Open House yesterday. Reaction to the open houses from both voters
and candidates has been favorable. Election officials report that the open house system this year
is "one of the most widespread they've seen" and is going smoothly, so far.
* * * *

CED Anti-Bias
Nixed by SL
Measure Would Have
Aired Student Opinion
An anti-discrimination referen-
dum proposed by the Committee to
End Discrimination to be included
on the ballot in the student elec-
tions was defeated last night by
Student Legislature.
The referendum would have
given students a chance to say
yes, no, or give comment on keep-
ing the clause requesting race, re-
ligion, nationality and a picture of
applicants requesting admittance
to the University.
THE MEASURE was defeated
by a vote of 21 to 16.
One of the reasons for objec-
tion was that SL would prefer to
undertake the measure, and if
unsuccessful, to refer it to stu-
dent vote.
Another objection was that bal-
lots would be confusing if too
many referendums were put on
SL member Gil Schubert, ab-
sent for the third time at last
night's meeting, was dropped from
the Legislature. Other members
absent were Ray Guerin and Jack
By The Associated Press
MANILA - President Elpidio
Quirino, supporter of American-
Filipino cooperation, maintained
a lead of 98,000 votes in the Phil-
ippine presidential election this
* * *
BERLIN--The lower house of
East Germany's communist-
dominated parliament yesterday
unanimously adopted a law re-
storing full citizenship to former
Nazis and Hitler's army officers.
DETROIT-Gov. Williams last
night urged the establishment of
a state commission for govern-
ment reorganization similar to the
Federal government's Hoover Com-

Some Areas
Begin Work
UMW Moves for
Benefit of Public
DETROIT--(P)--Great Lakes
Steel Corp. and the CIO United
Steelworkers reached agreement
on a pension program this
morning and the strike of 10,000
workers ended at 12:01 a.m.
Thomas Shane, USW-CIO re-
gional director announced.
Workers will be called back on
their jobs immediately, Shane
said, and it is hoped that steel
will be rolling by Saturday.
By The Associated Press
John L. Lewis dramatically
called time-out in the soft coal
strike yesterday during the 52nd
day of the stoppage.
His order directed 380,000 idle
bituminous miners to resume bi-
tuminous production at once-un-
til Nov. 30. UMW members in the
Johnstown area began digging coal
last night.
' LEWIS SAID the reasons for the
surprise move were "public con-
venience" and "to enhance the re-
mote possibility of an agreement
being reached" between the UMW
and coal operators.
Getting his men back to work,
last night the rminers' chetaIg
may have forestalled invoking
of the Taft-Hartley Act with its
requirement that work continue
80 days while a fact-finding
board studied the dispute and
further settlement attemps were
Coupled with contract settle-
ments between the CIO Steelwork-
ers and leading firms in the steel
industry, it meant things will soon
be looking up considerably for
business and for a vast number of
* * *
mean that shortages of coal and
steel will be relieved at once. It
takes time to get mines back in
operation, and to ship new output
-just as it takes time to reheat
steel furnaces and send their prod-
ucts to users.
And there's a big IF in the fu-
ture Lewis' threat that, if the
coal operators don't see eye-to-
eye with him on a new contract
by Nov. 30, the coal strike will be
on again.
Lewis ominously warned house-
holders who use soft coal for firing
their furnaces to fill up their bins
while they can.
* * *
THE BIG STEEL firms which
have signed new contracts with
the CIO United Steelworkers are

Bethlehem, Jones and Laughlin,
and Republic. The biggest com-
pany, United States Steel, sought
to arrange a bargaining session
with the union for Thursday.
Youngstown Sheet and Tube of-
ficials conferred with Steelworker
president Philip Murray yesterday.
A number of the smaller firms are
expected to sign contracts soon.
King - Seeley
Rej ects Union,
Workers at King-Seeley Cor-
poration's Ann Arbor and Scio
plants yesterday refused by a 518
to 388 vote to have the UAW-CIO
act as their collective bargaining
Votes were tabulated yesterday
morning after 919 of an eligible
986 Corp. employees cast their
ballots att the two plants Tuesday.
Thirteen voters were challenged
and 77 others abstained.
This marks the second time in
thrpp vonors that minom-,P.i1v Cr-m

'uhe ilO e U' Press Club Meeting

President Alexander G. Ruthven
will open the annual meeting of
the University Press Club of
Michigantoday with an address on
the topic "What Price Education?"
Arthur L. Brandon, Press Club
secretary and University Relations
Counselor, will preside at the din-
ner meeting which will be held at
6:30 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.
* * *

ness Administration will deliver a
"Report on Britain."
INK WHITE, first vice-president
of the Press Club and publisher of
the Clinton County Republican
News will preside at the meeting,
which is open to the public.
Rep. Gerald R. Ford, Jr., of
the Fifth Michigan Congres-
sional District, will discuss the

Phone Books Go from Riches to Rags

Phone books, like fashion styles,
enjoy their giddy heyday of star-
dom but eventually become just so
much fodder-for packing boxes.
m7(ha fYia np , liarni- a. ra

panies are easily apt to change,
he noted. One concern may take
shipments one year, and the
next report that it has all it
needs, he explained.

numbers written

in it, Pryor

But better reasons often come tos
light, he said. "We get many post-
delivery calls from frantic cus-

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