THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1951
0,000 'DREAM' HOUSE:
Raffle Prize Troubles 'Lucky' Winner
Campus Ban on Queens
Gets Varied Comment
By MARY LETSIS
Winning a $30,000 house on a
50-cent chance brought nothing
but one headache after another
to Barney Bach, '51E, until a buy-
er showed up with a $23,000 as-
That's how Barney summed it
all up after he had recuperated
from his unusual headache.
* * *
IRONICALLY ENOUGH, Barney
was talked into buying the ticket
by his brother. "I've never won a
thing in my life, and I didn't see
how I'd be lucky this time," he
said. "Reluctantly, I bought the
ticket and filed it away in a draw-
er, kissing the 50 cents goodbye."
The drawing was held on Sep-
tember 10 to raise building funds
for the St. Frances Cabrini
Church in Allen Park.
"I was on my vacation when my
mother called to tell me the news.
I cut my vacation short to come
home and claim the house-and
from then on, nothing but trou-
ble, trouble, trouble!" he mourned.
* * *
"THE INTERNAL Revenue boys
were the first to congratulate me
on my good fortune, coming up
with a request for $8,500 as income
tax due. The $75 a month I was
getting from the government as a
veteran looked like peanuts up
against it," he mused.
Barney's first move was to ap-
ply for a bank loan to pay for
the income tax, but he was re-
fused because he didn't have a
steady income. And I couldn't
possibly raise that much money
from any other source," he said.
"It was such a beautiful ranch-
type house, I hated the thought
of selling it. But it was the only
way I could pay the tax.
As if things weren't black
enough, Barney had an automo-
bile accident on a return trip from
showing the house to prospective
But December 22 was Barney's
lucky day-he sold the house for
more than $23,000.
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BEAT THOSE EXAM BLUES!
By VERNON EMERSON
Search the campus over and you
won't find a queen anywhere.
It's not so much that the young
ladies are physically at fault-it's
an unwritten University rule.
Official opinion has it that the
tradition goes back to early days
in University history. Frank Rob-
bins, assistant to the president,
noted that there has never been
a campus queen in his knowledge.
* * *
"AS FAR as I know it's just
Editor To Talk
Basil L. Walters, executive edi-
tor of Knight Newspapers, Inc.,
will appear on the University Lec-
tures in Journalism series tomor-
row afternoon and will address
members of Sigma Delta Chi at
their initiation banquet tomorrow
Walters' afternoon lecture will
be before a journalism assembly
at 3 p.m. in Rm. 2003 Angell Hall.
He will answer questions of stu-
dents at an informal coffee hour
at 4 p.m. in the Department of
Journalism news room.
The editor began his newspaper
career as a reporter on the Rich-
mond Palladium in 1915. During
World War I he served as a ser-
geant in the U. S. ambulance ser-
After the war he resumed his
journalistic career, and, after
holding a series of editorial posi-
tions on mid-western newspapers,
he was given the job of executive
editor of Knight Newspapers in
1944. Knight Newspapers Inc. is
made up of the Detroit Free Press,
Chicago Daily News, Akron Bea-
con Journal and the Miami Her-
Kopac To Speak
Speaking on "'The Properties of
Cytoplasmic Particles," M. J. Ko-
pac, Professor of Biology at New
York University, will address a
zoology seminar at 7:30 p.m. today
in Rackham Amphitheatre.
Professor Kopac's work is
unique in that he studies the
physical and chemical properties
of protoplasm, using the living
At the Union's
something that is understood, hav-
ing never been set down."
Information service director
Arthur L. Brandon agreed that
the no-queen rule is an under-
stood University policy. "It
would be unfair to hold such
contests as are used to select
He pointed out that with more
than 4,000 queens it would be dif-
ficult to select one in any beauty
DEAN OF WOMEN Deborah Ba-
con said that although she wasnot
sure of the ruling's history, she
throughly agreed with the prin-
ciple behind it.
"I believe that such publicity
is the least important aspect of
an institution such as this."
Students generally went along
with the ruling.
Betty Bridges, '52, summed up
student opinion by saying that
contests to choose queens place
undue emphasis on beauty, and
often end in hard feelings.
BUT A FEW students, mostly
men, saw some advantage in hav-
ing beauty contests.
Bob Preston, '51, IFC vice-
president, said as long as the
elections are conducted honest-
ly the affairs should be interest-'
ing for the males. "Of course,'
they may create some petty jea-'
lousies for the women," he ad-
And 'Ensian editor Paul Sage,
'51, remarked that a queen adds
a lot to campus functions-Home-
coming and J-Hop. He explained
that if queens reigned over several
big dances the 'Ensian could de-
vote a special section to the beau-
ties as many other yearbooks do.
"All this talk about unpretty
women coming to Michigan just
isn't true. There is a big choice of
But one of Sage's associate edi-
tors, Dave Leddick, '51, disagreed
with his boss. "You can't squeeze
blood from a turnip," Leddick said.
State CIO Leader
To Lecture Here
August Scholle, chairman of the
Michigan CIO Political Action
Committee, will speak at 11 p.m.
tomorrow in Rn. 2203 Angell Hall
on "Labor's Role in Politics."
The lecture will be a part of
the course requirements for Poli-
tical Science 113, American Politi-
cal Parties and Elections. All per-
sons not enrolled in the course in-
terested in attending the' lecture
should immediately contact Prof.
Samuel J. Eldersveld of the poli-
tical science department in Rm.
2032 Angell Hall, University ex-
tension 532, or at 2-7327.
BUDGET EXPLAINED-President Harry S. Truman points out a
chart where the new high taxes demanded in his annual budget
will be coming from and where the money will go. ThePresident
asked for a record peacetime budget of 71 billion dollars, to be
balanced by a 16 billion dollar tax increase. Government expendi-
tures in 1951 would total 18% of the national income, by 1952 25%.
Proposed Tax Raise Needed
For Defense Effort -- Musgrave
Saturday, January 20,
By HARLAND BRITZ
"If we are to prepare an ade-
quate defense program in an or-
derly way, the President's tax re-
quests seem entirely in order," ac-
cording to Prof. Richard Mus-
grave of the economics depart-
He was commenting on the bud-
get message that the President
gave on Monday, in which he
asked for a 16 billion dollar in-
crease in taxes in order to balance
a budget of 71 billion.
BY RAISING this revenue, Prof.
Musgrave pointed out, we would
not only provide for our defense
machine, but we would have an
effective means of checking infla-
tion. "Only if an all out tax ef-
fort is made and large borrowing
is avoided will inflation pressures
be held in check sufficiently to
make direct controls workable," he
Prof. Musgrave suggests that
the taxing could be done in
various ways. Above all he sug-
gested a tax on general expendi-
tures. This would be paid In the
same way that income taxes are
now paid and provision would be
made for exemptions.
This plan, he feels, would avoid
the inequities of a sales tax, and
besides, would provide a greater
incentive to save. This of course
would be another way of fighting
.* * *
AN EXPENDITURES tax, which
is the ideal from the economists'
viewpoint, was proposed in 1942
by the Treasury Department, but
at that time got nowhere.
He also said that a higher
income tax rate should be ex-
pected. Because they do the
most spending, Prof. Musgrave
feels that the middle and lower,
though not necessarily the low-
est, income groups should feel
the biggest brunt of the added
Some of the additional yield
might come from excise taxes on
certain items, he said.
Prof. Musgrave also suggested
that joint returns be made manda-
tory in income tax payments. This
would push many more people
into higher tax brackets, thus pro-
viding more yield in an equitable'
He also advised breaking in half
the lowest tax bracket which now
includes all incomes to $2,000. He
would apply a higher tax rate of
30% on the group from $1,000 to
$2,000 and a rate of 20% to the
group from 0 to $1,000.
Canine Car Victim
Latest victim of hit-run drivers
now lies whimpering in St. Joseph
Mercy Hospital. Duke, 18 months
old boxer mascot of Alpha Kappa
Kappa, medical fraternity. Duke
was hit by an automobile on the
corner of Forest and Hill yester-
day at 2:45 p.m.
Read and Use
Speaking of the subject, "Edu-
cation is our Business," University
Vice President Robert P. Briggs
traced the history of campus
buildings and relate'd some of the
problems of residence hall man-
agement to assembled speech de-
partment students in Rackham
Lecture Hall yesterday.
Briggs revealed that out of 19
items of construction labeled as
"ipimediate needs" in a report to
the governor in 1943, nine of them
have been met, five have been
partially met, and plans and spec-
ifications are completed for two
Speaking of the Angell Hall ad-
dition, the new Medical Rese'arch
Building, and the Outpatient Cli-
nic Building, all rising or soon to
rise on campus, Briggs declared
the University is not expanding
"It is important. to note," he
said, "that virtually every build-
ing designed and built since 1945
has been located in accordance
with the program evolved in 1943.
The. campus development has fol-
lowed a master plan"'
Speaking of campus archite-
ture, Briggs amazed the students
with the fact that several promi-
nent architects, having visited our
campus, chose the Economics
building as the architectural beau-
ty of all the buildings.
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International Center Weekly Tea
for foreign students and Ameri-
can friends, 4:30-6 p.m.
Anthropology Club: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., West Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. Speaker: Prof.
Alpha Phi Omega: Regular
meeting, 7 p.m., Room 3-A, Un-
ion. All members who intend to
work at registration are to be
present so the time schedule can
U. of M. Sailing Club: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., 311 W. Engineering
Bldg. Movies of the 1949 Lighting
Championships in Florida.
La p'tite causette: 3:30 p.m.,
Wesleyan Foundation: Meet at
the Guild at 7 p.m., Fri., Jan. 19,
to attend the hockey game. Danc-
ing and recreation following the
A meeting of advisors of gradu-
ate students in Education will be
held at 4 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 1,
Room 2436, University Elemen-
Rose Bowl Films: Showing of
films under the auspices of the
Student Legislature, the "M'
Club, and the University, Jan.
20, at I and 4 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 21,
at 2, 4, 7, and 9 pm., Hill Audi-
torium. No adn~ssion. However,
voluntary contributions for March
of Dimes and World Student Ser-
vice Fund will be accepted..
American Chemical Society
Meeting: 8 p.m., Jan. 25, Room,
1300, Chemistry Bldg. Dr. Glenn
W. Bywater of S. B. Penick snd
Company will lecture on "Syn-
UniversityMuseums: Subject of
Friday evening program: "Of-
fense and Defense in Nature."
Motion pictures : "'the Micros.
scops and its Usee" and "The
Body Fights Bacteria," Kellogg
Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Hostelers: Meet at I-M Bldg.,
Friday night for swimming and
sports. Square Dance at Jones
School, 8:15 p.m., Sat., Jan. 20.
Skiing at the Arboretum. Meet at
entrance at 10 a.m., Sat., Jan.
20. Tramp, Skate or Ski around
Kent Lake, Sun., Jan. 28. Call
Bill Walton, 3-0385. Cadillac Ski
Weekend, Fri-Sun., Feb. 2-4. Call
Betty and Cecil Lubitz, Yps.
2404-W3, after 7 p.m.
9 till 12
DON'T, MISS IT!
Those interested are
TONS and TONS of TEXTBOOKS
whether they are used here again or not
To Make Room for Spring Merchandise
CASH or TRADE
ULRICH'S - Ann
Arbor's Busy Bookstore
Untrimmed shorties and full
length. Values to $69.95.
$25, $35, $50
COATS Fur-trimmed. Values to $175. $65, $75, $125
Dressy and casual. Values$1
DRESSESfrom $17.95 to $59.95. $10 $15, $2
Satin, taffeta, and cotton quilts.
Values from $12.95 to $29.95.1
KNITTED DRESSES, 1 & 2 piece, formerly from 32.50 to 39.95 . . . 25.00
Flannelette, values $3.95 and $5. $2.50 and $3.50
PAJAMASWool-lined pigskin and kid.
ValCKsFues to $7.95.
ONE RACK OF SKIRTS AND BLOUSES '/2 PRICE.
Girls' Styles Only
BEGINNING THURSDAY, JANUARY
Our Pre-Inventory Clearance of Sandler Sportsers and California
Cobblers in flats - Crepe sole sandals - and Sport styles. All
taken from our regular stock of $7.95 to $9.95 patterns.
lII' II- 1
Wool and rayon, white.
Values to $1.00.
A few pairs in narrow width of -
1. Brown or black spectators
2. Black suede sling back high heel pumps
(All at one price$;4.8 5)
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