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The long fight for an extended Thanksgiving holiday is all over
but the shouting.
The Dean's Conference yesterday endorsed a two-year trial run
for the long-sought holiday, beginning in 1952. If it works satisfac-
torily, the extended vacation would become a permanent policy.
THE FAVORABLE action, which virtually ends a two-year Stu-
dent Legislature struggle for the 'holiday, came after SL delegates
Irv Stenn, '52, and Bob Neary, '54, presented the case for a long
turkey weekend before the assembled deans and University officials'
Only details remain to be worked out. The matter has been
submitted to the University Calendar Committee, which will
consider suggestions from the various faculties. The completed
plan will be submitted to the Regents for approval.
Three proposals were brought before the deans:
1. No compensation for the two class days the holiday will
2. Compensation by beginning classes two days earlier in
3. Compensation by holding classes the Saturday before Christ-
mas and Easter.
THE FIRST. PLAN, top choice of SL and most students, has been

strongly opposed by the professional schools in the past. The conten-
tion is that class and laboratory schedules will be thrown out of kilter
by the loss of two class days.
The other two proposals were advanced by SL on the assump-
tion that some compensation would be required to effect a set-
The second suggestion aroused the most discussion during the
closed conference, according to Frank E. Robbins, assistant to the
president. The proposal as originally drawn up moved the opening
of orientation activities up to Friday, Sept. 13, instead of Monday,
Sept. 16, as now scheduled.
* * ,* *
HOWEVER, Dean of Students Erich A. Walter indicated that
orientation might be reshuffled to begin Sunday noon, Sept. 15, elim-
inating the fear that needy students would be hurt by the loss of two
working days.
Registration would then proceed from Monday through
Thursday morning, with classes getting underway Friday and
Saturday. ,
The Saturday proposal was put forward by SL as a substitute
if the two-days-early scheme were rejected.
Opponents of this plan claim that students would be as rare in

classes the Saturday before Christmas or Easter vacation as the
Friday after Thanksgiving. One evil would therefore be substituted
for another, and the problem would remain unsolved, they contend.
* * * *-
SL OFFICIALS were both surprised and pleased by the holiday
cheer. President Len Wilcox termed it a victory both for the students
and for SL.
Following closely on the heels of the SL triumph in the library
hours dispute, the Legislature's prestige receivea a big boost. "I feel
it's part of a trend towards greater University-student cooperation,"
Wilcox added.
Stenn gave much of the credit for the holiday to Dave Belin,
'54L, former legislator who served for a year and a half laying
the tedious groundwork for the holiday.
Belin was completely taken by surprise at the favorable action. "I
had been pessimistic about its chances for success," he admitted.
Stenn and Neary interviewed individually eleven of the deans
prior to yesterday's conference. All had expressed approval of a holi-
day, but most insisted on some sort of compensation.
'* * * *
THE BIG QUESTION MARK in the two-year trial run will be
whether the poor class attendance problem around Thanksgiving-time

is solved. If many students extend the Thanksgiving weekend any
further than the Wednesday afternoon-to-Monday morning extension
now authorized, Friday and Saturday classes will presumably be
However, Dean Walter read letters from Columbia and Ohio
State Universities, reporting that both had experimented with
classes the day after Thanksgiving, and found absence excessive,
while the long weekend plan worked satisfactorily.
The issue was considered at this time last year by the Deans
Conference, an informal gathering of deans and University adminis-
trators. At that time, it was also referred to the Calendaring Com-
mittee, but without a mandate for the holiday.
However, the disastrous November-December retreats in Korea
and tailspinning student morale on campus, combined with the
possibility of an emergency curriculum speed-up.kept the Thanks-
giving on a dusty corner of the docket.
Dean of the Law School F. Blythe Stason was not in town to
comment on reports that the Law School would hold classes on the
disputed two days after Thanksgiving regardless of the decision today.
He did not attend the meeting.
'Also absent from the meeting was University President Earlan
H. Hatcher, likewise out of town.



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U' Sororit Bias
Clauses Revealed
Disclosure Contradicts Statement
Of Ex-Panhel President Topper
Panhellenic Association president Beverly Clarke, '52, yesterday
admitted that discriminatory clauses exist in the constitutions of
some campus sororities.
Last semester the fact was given a flat denial before the Student
Affairs Committee by former Panhel president June Topper, when
the SAC was studying the bias clause question.
And earlier this semester Miss Clarke said all the campus sororities
denied having bias clauses on cards given to Panhel ,for use by the
rushing counselors.

house presidents. Miss Clarke said
IWill, Review
Win der Case
The Ann Arbor Board of Educa-
tion voted last night to review the
action of Ann Arbor High School
officials who announced that Rob-
ert 0. Winder, a senior, would not
be eligible for graduation because
he refused to take the school's
course in military orientation.
The move was made as a re-
sult of a letter from the boy's
parents asking for a review and
requesting a public meeting
about the affair.
Nicholas Schreiber, principal of
the school, reported to the Board
that the course "is not military in-
doctrination, nor is it military
training of any kind."
The matter will be considered by
the Board at its regular meeting
next Wednesday night.

s s
a closed meeting of all sorority
that "Panhel now recognizes there
is a problem, and it is working
to correct it.
"The presidents feel that the
problem concerns the sorority
system only and not the campus
at large," Miss Clarke empha-
She said the names of the houses
involved would probably not be re-
* * *
THE existance of bias clauses in
sororities was first suggested two
weeks ago at a Student Legislature
meeting, when SL member Dave
Brown, '53, claimed he had "defi-
nite proof" of a clause in one
house. At that meeting, the SL
delegated its Human and Inter-
national Relations committee to
look into the matter.
Miss Clarke said yesterday that
Panhel would be willing to work
with the SL committee on the

Dean Bacon
OK's Studenit
Women's Groups
Approval Needed
For the first time in the history
of the University, women students
have been given the opportunity to
wieldcomplete authority in disci-
plinary cases.
. At a meeting of the League
Board of Representatives yester-
day, a study committee presented
a plan which would remove cer-
tain disciplinary problems from
the sole jurisdiction of the Dean
of Women.
* * *
THE PLAN, drawn up by the stu-
dent committee with the assistance
of Dean of Women Deborah
Bacon, would give some of the
problems now handled by Dean
Bacon to a proposed three-member
"Women's Panel," while others
would automatically be passed on
to Women's Judiciary or Joint Ju-
diciary, student - administration
governing bodies.
The Women's Panel, composed
of the Dean of Women, plus the
student chairman and a junior
member of Women's Judiciary,
would act only on women's disci-
plinary problems not involving the
breaking of house or University
The whole plan, which also
proposes a revision in the pres-
ent method of "working off"
probationary sentences, must re-
ceive a favorable vote from the
various women's residences be-
fore it goes into effect. Ballots
have already been distributed to
house presidents.1
If the plan is accepted, the new
Women's Panel would only handle
problems upon the request of the
student and in cases where secrecy
is paramount in protecting the
reputation of the student as well
as the name of the University, ac-
cording to its sponsors.
In cases of serious breaches
of conduct ordinarily involving
suspension from the University,
the student may apply to the
panel for Woman's Probation.
Under probation, the offender
would immediately resign from
any organized activity.
By working a number of hours
per week, the student would be
allowed to make a fair compensa-

The Major-for-SL campaign
received a severe jolt yesterday
as hints seeped out that votes
cast for the massive mutt might
be invalidated.
Al Blumrosen, '53L, Men's
Judiciary president, said that
the case would be considered by
the Judiciary, which is policing
elections, if and when it arises
at ballot-counting tonight.
U.S. Reveals,
By The Associated Press #
The U.S. Eighth Army yester-
day charged the Reds, in acts of
"barbarism unique even in the
Communist world," have killed
about 5,500 Americans and 290
other Allied prisoners of war.
The grim record, compiled since
the outbreak of the Korean war,
did not include South Korean sol-
diers, for whom exact casualty
figures are hard to obtain. But
the Army indicated approximately
11,000 of them were killed.
* * *
MEANWHILE, in Munsan a
Moscow-trained Chinese truce ne-
gotiator yesterday virtually dared
the United Nations to break off the
Korean armistice talks and try to
change the front lines by force of
arms-if they could.
The challenge came from Maj.
Gen. Hsieh Fang, Chinese Red
sub-committee chairman and
former military attache in Mos-
cow. It prompted no immediate
However, the seriousness of the
badly snarled buffer zone issue af-
ter a five-hour, five-minute sub-
committee session led the UN com-
mand to declare "no mutually ac-
ceptable solution was in sight."
Neither side appeared in any
mood to back away from the stand
it has taken.
** *
ON THE battlefield Allied ob-
servers reported Chinese Commun-
ist troops dragged away "hundreds
of dead and wounded" last night
after unsuccessful tank-infantry
assaults on two Allied hill positions
on the Western Korean front.
The Western front turned
quiet after UN troops beat back
the sudden Red attacks west of
Chorwon by midnight Tuesday.
The Reds waited until darkness
came again yesterday to retrieve

Turnout Fair as
Weather Clears
High Winds Scatter Many Ballots;
Wind-up of Voting Scheduled Today
A fair turnout of 3,500 was recorded at the polls yesterday in
the first day. of all-campus elections.
Predicted rain failed to materialize, as SL got a weather break
with blue skies and cool temperatures greeting the voters.
HOWEVER, a mischievous wind wreaked havoc with loose bal-
lots, as sudden gusts continually sent batches of election blanks skim-
ming across the campus. Although an attempt was made to recover
the errant ballots, many remained lodged in trees and gutters.
Since no unpunched ballots will be counted, there is no
danger of these strays being used to stuff the ballot boxes.
No cases of election fraud have been uncovered thus far, accord-
ing to Al Blumrosen, head of Men's Judiciary, which is policing the
elections. Any coniplaints of ir-
regularities should be brought to
the attention of any Judiciary
member at the ballot-counting to- ax Fraud
night, he added.
THE TURNOUT was above lastF l s
fall's first-day vote of 3,000, but
fell way short of the 4,200 figure
last spring and 4,500 the preced- B y T reasu
ing spring. Monday, Wednesday
and Friday are generally consid-
ered the best voting days, as more WASHINGTON --(-- Secrecy
students are on campus. barriers which for years have hid-
rid- i lprpa nrtn in the fiild

--Daily-Bruce Knoll
SICK VOTE-Ballots were distributed in Health Service yester-
day--if you couldn't walk to the all-campus elections, the elections
came to you. Here Phyllis Kaufman gives a ballot wo a confined
Classes 'To Let Out for
atcher's Ittauguration
Classes will be dismissed at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 27, the date set
for what promises to be one of the most colorful presidential inaugurals
in University history.
The Dean's Conference announced yesterday that students would
be getting "half-a-holiday" on that date, as preparations for President
Harlan H. Hatcher's inaugration swung into high gear.
$ * * *
THE INAUGURATION of President Hatcher as eighth president
of the University is scheduled for 3 p.m. in a Hill Auditorium which is
expected to be packed.
More than 420 official delegates, representing 286 colleges and
universities and 134 professional societies, will be on hand to at-
tend the ceremonies. In addition, a huge contingent of alumni
representatives, Regents, University officials, emeritus professors
and students will be flocking to Hill,
Among the dignitaries who will be present are President Howard
Bevis of Ohio State University and Gov. G. Mennen Williams.
AFTER A LUNCHEON and a preliminary get-together, the dele-
gates, dressed in, academic costume, will meet at 2:45 p.m. in the,
Natural Science Building.
A robed queue will be formed, each delegate lining up accord-
ing to the date of the founding of his institution. Led by President
Hatcher, the procession will move across N. University under a
specially-made canvas awning to Hill Auditorium.
At 3 p.m., the formal inauguration will begin, with Regent J.
Joseph Herbert, chairman of the committee of the whole of the
Board, presiding.
Following "The Star Spangled Banner" and the invocation,
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Today's vote was threatened
by a forecast of cloudy and cold-
er with snow flurries.
Polling stations will be open'
again from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The ballot-counting, a public
event, will get underway about 7
p.m. at the Union, according to SL
president Len Wilcox. However, re-
sults don't start rolling till after
nine, with the final outcome not
tabulated till the wee hours.
WHRV will provide air coverage
of the election with a fifteen min-
ute on-the-spot summary at 11
p.m., with further results being
broadcast on The Daily newscast
at twelve midnight, and a five-
minute spot at 12:30 a.m. WEQN,
East Quad Station, will also air
Another mistake on the ballot
was discovered yesterday -- Art
Rosenbaum's name was printed
as Rosenblum.
Voters are reminded that no bal-
lot is, valid unless their I-D card
has been punched.
Druids Strike
In DeepNight
DRUIDS, sons of magic
Foretellers of the future
Judges-very knowing, wise-.
The fires in the stonehenge
Are set alight
With flames to heaven raised,
Look upon thy awends,

den- e Uera operations in in en Lei
of tax collection began to crumble
yesterday undev hammering by
congressional investigators and
These were the main breaches
in the walls:
1. Rep. King (D-Cal.), chair-
man. of the House committee
which has produced evidence of
corruption and misconduct in
the Internal Revenue Bureau,
reported that President Truman
agreed to open Justice Depart-
ment files on tax fraud prosecu-
tions to the committee. The aim
is to see whether the depart-
ment's hands are clean.
2. Internal Revenue Commis-
sioner John B. Dunlap told a news
conference that he has recom-
mended to President Truman and
Treasury Secretary Snyder the
creation of a special commission to
study "too much secrecy" in op-
erations of his bureau.
3. The commissioner also an-
nounced that he has ordered a
housecleaning in the Alcohol
Tax Unit, which reports of "ir-
regularities" to be investigated
by outside men from the nar-
cotics bureau and the Secret
4. Theron Lamar Caudle, as-
sistant attorney general in charge
of tax prosecutions, gave out his
detailed version of development of
a case against officials of the Gulf
Coast Tobacco Company. He de-
nied stories published in the Provi-
dence Evening Bulletin and St.
Louis Post-Dispatch that he had
a ttemnp edtodisrAgm' e nrosec.-

World News
By The Associated Press
PARIS-India appealed yesterday for a joint "no-war" declara-
tion by the Big Four foreign ministers.
Sir Benegal Rau of India and delegates from. several smaller
countries urged in speeches before the United Nations General Assem-
bly that the United States, Britain, France and Russia get together
in the UN,
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia-The United States agreed yesterday
to send more and bigger weapons to Premier Marshal Tito's Com-
munist army,
Tito and U.S. Ambassador George Allen signed an agreement
for American military aid which provides that a U.S. advisory

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