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FAIR TRADE DECISION
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CLOUDY, WARMER

Latest Deadline in the State

OL. LXI, No. 163

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1951

SIX P

SAC
Year Trial

Ends

Res tritions

on

Fresh man

Activities

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Period Set
To Test Act
List of Grades
Will Be Filed
By CHUCK ELLIOTT
Regulations prohibiting first se-
mester freshmen from extra-cur-
I'ricular activities were swept away
yesterday in an unexpected move
by the Student Affairs Commit-
tee.
The unanimous action climaxed
a year long study of the question
by an SAC sub-committee. Ac-
cording to Prof. Charles Davis,
chairman of the sub-committee,
the regulations will be lifted for
a one-year trial period.
GROUPS IN which the fresh-
men participate must file a list
of names with the Dean of Stu-
dents, whose office will keep track
of grade averages maintained by
the participants.
Prof. Davis explained the two
alternatives confronting the in-
vestigating committee: (1) First
semester freshmen could be de-
fnied participation in all activities.
This was found impractical be-
cause certain activ~ies were al-
ready exempted, and the whole
ban was, as he phrased it, "shot
full of holes."
(2) All restrictions could be
lifted. It was this course that
was chosen, because it was felt
that in most cases, first semester
freshman participation would
not be extensive in those groups
still restricted.
The eligibility sub - committee
was initiated at the beginning of
the fall semester when the SAC
granted exemption from the par-
ticipation ban to the Arts Chorale
and the Glee Club. This narrowed
the non-exempted field to the pub-
lications, the Gilbert & Sullivan
Society and the several dramatic
groups.
According to Prof. Davis, the
eligibility plan was originally
enacted more than a decade age
in order to make students con-
centrate on their studies during
their first semester in the Uni-
versity. However, participation
in freshman sports was allowed
from the start, and since then,
other groups have been cleared
from the ban.
The new freedom will not make
groups responsible for dropping
those freshmen who don't make
grades, but they will be asked to
keep a list up to date in the Dean's
office so that a check may be
made of the participating stu-
dents. In this way, Prof. Davis
said, the SAC may get some idea
of whether or not regulations are
needed.
Beef Raisers
Blast Controls
WASHINGTON - () - N e w
} blasts against the Administration's
multpile controls program echoed
against demands for even stiffer
curbs on prices, wages and rents
yesterday.
Western cattle raisers, angered
by the recent rollback on beef
prices, predicted meat shortages
and a revival of World War II
black markets, with rationing by
next spring.
Home builders forecast a seri-
ous housing shortage and a "de-
pression" within a year. They
contended t h e government
should soften or scrap its pres-
ent restrictions on building.

Eric Johnston, Economic Stabi-
lization chief, told Senators that
if congress approves the Adminis-
tration's request for stronger con-
trols, the government will hold
down wage boosts to less than 10
per cent a year.
But even as Johnston spoke, an
official of the, Wage Stabilization
Board disclosed that a new formu-
la allowing higher wage boosts is
in the works.
Will Sell 'Nation'

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Allies Move
To Seal Gap
In UN Line
Advance Slowly
In Other Sectors
TOKYO - (A') - Allied tanks,
rammed retreating Reds from a
strategic city on the western Kor-
ean front yesterday while big guns
and warplanes pounded a Com-
munist breakthrough in the east.
An armored column captured
Changgong, 25 miles northeast of
Seoul in the broad Pukhan River
valley. Field dispatches reported
battalion-sized Red groups were
scattered along the west bank of
the stream.
THUS United Nations forces
hounded the heels of Communists
pulling back all along the western
and west-central fronts. Butj
Eighth Army officers cautioned!
against calling it a rout.

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Student Body
Gives Scroll
To President
Couple Honored
By Nearly 3,000
A wildly cheering crowd of close
to 3,000 students paid tribute to
retiring President Alexander G.
Ruthven and Mrs. Ruthven in a
surprise serenade last night.
The 30 minute.rally reacbhed its
peak when President Ruthven ac-
cepted a scroll from the student
body in gratitude for his 22-year
period of leadership in the Uni-
versity.
* * *
ALTHOUGH rain cut the antic-
ipated turnout by at least one-
half, droves of students braved
the early evening drizzle to sere-
nade and applaud the University's
first couple.

UGHITELLE FADES-With a faraway look in his eyes, managing
editor Bob Uchitelle, '51, of the Gargoyle hands over the symbol
of the humor magazine to next year's editor, Peg Nimz, '52. The
two helped guide the Garg's rise from underground activities to a
prominent place on campus. Today's issue, edited by Miss Nimz
and marking the first anniversary of the Garg's banning from
campus, features Double Dick's farewell appearance, a sensational
expose on MacArthur and a modern theme throughout.
Bradley Says, - MacA rtshur
Inquiruy May Cause a
WASHINGTON - (P) -- Gen. fade out without a negotiated
Omar Bradley warned senators peace or that the Chinese might
yesterday the inquiry into Gen. agree to peace terms with or with-
Douglas MacArthur's ouster may out Russia's approval.
incite Russia to war but he also *
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RUTHVEN RALLY-Close to 3,000 students turned out last night to cheer and serenade retiring
President Alexander G. Ruthven and Mrs. Ruthven in a surprise rally.
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Threatenfted'
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There have been no current
instances of UN forces overrun- T
ning Red manned positions or 30.000 Iranians, waving Moslem re-
seizing sizable amounts of war 3-,000 Iranns, booedMtemUie-
Iooty or prisoners, as occurs li ious banners iooed the United
boot orprioner, a ocurs States and Britain yesterday at a
during a rout,,these officers said. demonstration threatening a holy
Eighth Army kept a wary eye war if necessary to nationalize oil.
on Reds trying to exploit gainss.

The ceremony had been plan-
ned by a student committee
weeks' ago but was kept secret
from President Ruthven despite
widespread publicity throughout
campus housing units. Mrs.
Ruthven was informed of the
event but helped keep it a sur-,
prise for the president.

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nnuea peace may come to orea
if the Allies smash the big Red
offensive now underway.
The five-star general conceded
the possibility the war might just
Worl d. N"ews
Roundup
By The Associated Press j
TEL AVIV-Israel will halt work
on the drainage project in the dis-
puted Huleh swamp area along
the Syrian-Israeli border, Foreign
Minister Moshe Sharret informed
Maj. Gen. William Riley, United,
Nations Chief of Staff, yesterday.
WASHINGTON - The State
Department yesterday announc-
ed a ban on exports of strate-
gic materials to West German
firms illegally trading through
the Iron Curtain.
DETROIT--A new plan mapped
by Circuit Judge Ira W. Jayne in
the hope of breaking Detroit's 32-
day transit strike stalemate re-
portedly was laid before AFL
union and city officials yesterday.

BRADLEY GAVE these mixed made through a hole in Allied
views to the Senate Armed Servi- lines between Soksa and Pung-
ces and Foreign Relations Com- nam, some 18 air miles inland
mittees on the 15th day of hear- from Korea's east coast.
ings into the reasons behind the ; j
dismissal of Gen. MacArthur. REINFORCEMENTS were rush-1
ed u. to plug the hole on the right'
Bradley said of the inquiry: fIan fteUS.Scn i Ion
"I think it is very harmful to flank of the U.S. Second Division,
our security and to our country which shattered the initial phased
and to our future security to of the Chinese and Korean Red
have to pass on to Russia all of second spring offensive last week.
our intentions, all of o u r The Second Division hurled
thoughts, all of our capabilities." back several Chinese attacks
Senator Cain (R-Wash.) sug- yesterday. Some were attempt-
gested the hearings are informing ed during pre-dawn darkness.
Russia that the free nations will Red losses, already reckoned in
resist aggression "only to a point the tens of thousands in that
short of risking war with Russia." sector alone, again 'vere report-
And he asked if this might notI ed heavy.
encourage Russia to start "limited Eighth Army headquarters es-
but very destructive aggression" in timated between 50,000 and 60,000
areas other than Korea. Communist casualties were inflict-
Bradley replied: "I think that ed between May 16, the outset of
what you say is probably very the second Red offensive, and yes-
true, that we are unnecessarily in- terday.
citing Russia to war-maybe not Off the northeast Korean coast,
unnecessarily-but it becomes ne- the 45,000-ton battleship New Jer-
cessary because of the nature of sey and the destroyer' Brinkley
these hearings. Bass swapped punches with Red

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Sweating under the sun, the
crowd went into a frenzy when the
black-bearded, black-turbaned
Chams Ghanatabadi, leader of the
militant Mujaheddin Islam (fight-
ers for Islam), declared:
* * *
"ALL LOYAL Moslems will
throw the British bandits into the
Persian Gulf if they do not leave
the country."
Another speaker, Hossein
Makki, declred a recent state-
ment by the U.S. State Depart-
ment which the Iranians regard
as backing the British stand
against nationalization, was "a
stab in the back of the Iranian
nation."
At an earlier rally, leftists called
for the death of Premier Moham-
med Mossadegh, who has locked
himself in his parliament building
chambers since May 14. The left-
ists engaged in a flurry of fist
fights with Mossadegh supporters.
There was an air of crisis in the
capital. Police and army officials
were on 24-hour alert. Flying
squads of truck-borne police and
mounted police patrolled the
streets. A dozen tanks rumbled into
the city this morning.
Draft Tests
All students scheduled to
take their draft deferment tests
this Saturday in Rm. 130, Bus-
iness Administration Building
are requested to report to Rm.
114 Rackham Bldg. before Fri-
day for room reassignment, the
Bureau of Psychological Ser-
vices announced yesterday.
The change is necessitated by
the shortage of seating space
in the rooms assigned origin-
ally. Students can redeive their
new room assignments from 8
eto 12 a.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. and
are asked to bring their draft
test tickets with them.

THE FIRST COUPLE-Retiring President Alexander G. Ruthven
and MVrs. Ruthven, the University's first couple, accompanied by -
their granddaughter, wave "Goodnight" to student serenaders.
House Debates Wheat-for-India

"I am sorry we have had to de
this, but since it is demanded by
the people, and is inherent in our
form of government, here it is and
I just hope it doesn't cause too
much trouble in the future."

MERCHANTS DUBIOUS:
Few Price Cuts Due
Despite CourtRuling

By ZANDER HOLLANDER
Don't look for any general price-
cutting as a result of Monday's
Supreme Court decision that state
"fair trade" laws do not bar stores
from cutting prices if the stores
refuse to sign price agreements.
This warning came yesterday
from several Ann Arbor business-
men whose drug, cosmetic, electri-
cal appliance, liquor, cigarette,
book and clothing sales will be
most affected by the Court's 6-3
decision. These lines have relied,
to a great extent, on resale price
maintenance agreements.
UNIVE4SITY econ6mist Prof.
Shorey Peterson also minimized

Peterson pointed out that manu-
facturers "were still at liberty to
not sell to outlets who will not
maintain established prices."
MOST LOCAL merchants agreed
that manufacturers will switch to
other means of maintaining fixed
retail prices for their products,
but some did predict nilnor price
cuts of the "loss-leader" variety.
"We might run 'leaders' on
cigarettes-but we'd jump the
price of something else to make
up for it," the manager of one
drugstore said. "In the end this
ruling will cost the consumer
money."
mtressin picrrent high mann.-

shore guns. Both American ves-{
sels were hit once.
Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy,
Commander of U.S. Naval Forces
in the Far East, said the duel
Sunday and Monday off Wonsan
resulted in three Americans
wounded fatally and nine
wounded, five slightly. He said
neither ship was damaged ser-
iously.
The New Jersey is a sister ship
of the battleship Missouri - the'
Mighty Mo - which saw more
than six months of action in Kor-
ean waters. An earlier announce-
ment from Washington told of
the vessels being hit.
GOP Sets Tax
Compromise
LANSING-(P)-The House Re-
publican caucus decided yesterday
to agree to a stiff corporation
franchise tax and to make the
second stab at overriding a guber-
natorial veto of a gasoline tax
boost today.
There was a faint hope that the
franchise tax might woo away one
of two Democrats who stood solid-

WASHINGTON --()- Speaker
Sam Rayburn made one of his
rare House speeches yesterday to
SL To Act Tonight1
on Representation
Top on the agenda for the year's
last scheduled Student Legislature
meeting at 7:30 p.m. today in the
Strauss-Anderson dining room of
the East Quad is consideration of
the proposal to admit non-voting,
representatives from various cam-
pus organizations to SL.
Also slated for discussion is an
insurance fund for the SL-backed
Cinema Guild and the student ad-
visors program for orientation
week.

It was not until 7:45 last night,
when road blocks were set up
near the Ruthven home, a plat-
form was erected on the front
lawn and broadcasters began test-
ing their microphones, that the
president began to realize some-
thing was in the wind.
* * *
BY 8:00, a huge crowd had gath-
ered as President Ruthven and
Mrs. Ruthven walked out of the
house to be greeted by a thun-
derous ovation. While they waved
happily to the students, the Kap-
pa Kappa Psi band led the crowd
in "Silver Hairs Among the Gold."
Len Wilcox, '52, Student Leg-
islature president, in present-
ing the scroll, hailed the retir-
ing president as "one of the
greatest administrators who ever
led a University of this size."
The tribute, addressed to the
Ruthvens, read:\
"It is with real sadness that the
students recognize your forthcom-
ing retirement. Above all else, you
have been our friends, a far more
difficult task in a university of
this size than is usually realied.
"It is this that we will remem-
ber of you even before the mater-
ial achievement of your capable
administration. To both of you,
then, we extend our gratitude and
best wishes for the future."
* ' *. *
THE VOCIFEROUS crowd was
immediately stilled when Presi-
dent Ruthven stepped to the mic-
rophone to accept the scroll.
"I cannot express our ap-
preciation for this great salute,"
he said. He went on to laud the
student body as "outstanding"
among the nation's colleges.,
"You cannot realize what it
means to us to leave bur posi-
tions. here knowing that we have
not only the respect but the real
affection of the students," he said.
Mrs. Ruthven was brief in her
acknowledgement: "Just like Mr.
MacArthur, I can only say, thank
you." After more college favor-
ites had been sung, the president
quietly told the crowd, "Good-
night, but not goodbye."
Later in the evening, President
Ruthven said, "I was overcome.
It was a complete surprise. It
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urge passage of the grain-for-
India bill, opposing Rep. Cox (D-
Ga.) who called the measure "a
cheat and a swindle."
"In the Far East we need
friends," the Speaker said, "and
sometimes I wonder if some gen-
tlemen have forgotten we need
friends the world around."
The exchange opened debate on
the controversial proposal to lend
India $190,000,000 to acquire 2,-
000,000 tons of grain to avert a
threatened famine.
A final House vote is expected
tomorrow but the final form of,
the measure is in doubt. As orig-
inally proposed by President Tru-
man the whole 2,000,000 tons of
grain would have been a gift.

DRAMA SEASON COMEDY:
First-Nighters Enjoy A nouilh Play

By DONNA HENDLEMAN
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MISS WATSON, whose Broad-
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