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Latest Deadline in the State
VOL. LXII, No. 126 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1952

CLOUDY AND WARMER
SIX PAGES

'I,

YR Big Ten
Convention
Starts Today
'U GOP To Take
Right Wing S and
By HARRY LUNN
special to The Daily
EVANSTON, Ill. - Michigan's
delegation to the Big Ten and Mid-
west Federation Young Republi-
cans' convention here at North-
western University will enter con-
vention proceedings today with a
predominantly conservative plat-
form.
Made up largely of Taft sup-
porters, the Michigan group is
planning to come out against Uni-
versal Military Training, for an
extremely modified Point Four
aid plan, for aid to Nationalist
China and European aid in money
and troops only if Europe supplies
the great bulk of troops for the
Western European Army.
* * *
DOMESTICALLY they will sup-
port the Hope-Aiken farm bill,
which would reduce farm subsi-
dies at a four per pent a year rate,
m and will call for a cut of 10 per
cent in the Federal payroll.
But from all indications, these
proposals, which would be con-
sidered extremely conservative
on Michigan's campus will be
looked on as liberal by other
delegations at the annual con-
clave. Feelings run strong
among many delegates for an
endorsement of Sen. Joseph Mc-
Carthy, Gen. MacArthur's Asi..
atic policy and extremely limited
aid to Europe.
One of the more "liberal" as-
pects of the Michigan platform is
endorsement of State Fair Em-
ployment Practices laws. However,
this proposal is given small chance
to become part of the convention's
final platform.
REPRESENTATIVES have been
invited from the 114 schools which
make up the Big Ten Young Re-
publicans' Conference and the
Midwest Federation of Young Re-
publican Clubs. Not all groups
will attend, but over 250 delegates
are expected from 70 universities
and colleges.
Under present arrangements,
the convention will make no
endorsement of a presidential
candidate. But anything can
happen in the last hours of to-
morrow's final session when the
consolidated platform is de-
bated and approved. Then some
enterprising Eisenhower, Taft
or MacArthur supporter might
be able to sneak a motion on
the floor endorsing his candi-
date.
Considering the conservative
tone of the convention and judg-
ing from delegate talk, Taft could
win an endorsement. Surprisingly
enough, quite a few "MacArthur
for President" buttons are being
sported by delegates while from
k all appearances Eisenhower sup-
porters are few and -far between.
Proceeding today will open at
9 a. m. with a keynote speech
by Sen. Herman Welker (R.-
Idaho), one of the nine Repub-
licans who voted against the
Japanese Peace Treaty. Sen.
Welker has also voted against
most of the foreign aid bills and

treaties.
Committee meetings will go on
all through the day. In these com-
,nmittees section's of the convention
platform will be formulated for
delegate approval tomorrow.
Tonight Rep. Clarence Brown
(R.-Ohio) will deliver the major
convention speech at a banquet.
Later, at 11:15 p. m. he will be
featured along with several Young
Republican leaders in a coast-to-
coast YR radio broadcast.
Blood Pledges
'Total 1700
More than 1,700 students, fac-
ulty and non-academic staff
pledged blood in the University
drive which officially ended March

House

Passes

U'

Budget

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Hospital May Get Funds
* * * * *

Vote Funds
With Little
Opposition
Bill Now Goes
To State Senate'

-Daly-Don Campbel
THE WINNER-Jean Purvis, '53, Delta Delta Delta president,
receives trophy from Dean of Students Erich A. Walter for her
house's first place in the women's division of the University blood
drive with a score of 80 per cent. Phi Kappa Sigma, with 78 per
cent, copped the first place trophy in the men's division. Red
Cross certificates will be presented to South Quad for its partici-
pation in the drive, to the faculty and non-academic divisions and
the Office of Student Affairs.
Ike Supporters Score
Over Taft in Maine 9-2
By The Associated Press
Supporters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for President scored
again yesterday, this time in Maine.
They won nine of the States 16 delegates to the Republican Na-
tional Convention, to five for Sen. Robert A. Taft and two claiming
neutrality. The "neutrals" were reported leaning toward Eisenhower.
THE SELECTIONS WERE MADE in caucuses in conjunction with
a State Republican convention. The convention accepted without
dissent 10 delegates nominated by Congressional district caucuses.
The caucuses selected six others.
Meanwhile, boosters of Sen.
t Estes Kefauver predicted that

World News
Roundup
By The Associated Press
KOREA Allied infantrymen
forced dug-in Chinese Reds off a
hill in a predawn attack yesterday
on the rugged eastern Korean
front, withdrawing at daylight.
Meanwhile at Munsan, staff
officers appeared ready to toss
back into the laps of top nego-
tiators the stalemated issue of
whether Russia may become a
truce observer in Korea.
BONN, GERMANY-Chancel-
lor Konrad Adenauer said last
night the Western Big Three
foreign ministers will sign here
in the latter half of May a peace
contract giving West Germany
almost complete autonomy and
permitting her to rearm for
western defense.
* * *
WASHINGTON -Prospects for
avoiding a steel strike threatened
for April 8 brightened considerably
yesterday when major steel firms
arranged new labor peace talks
with- CIO President Philip Mur-
ray's steelworkers union.

a Kefauver victory in next Tues-
day's Wisconsin and Nebraska
primaries may start a boom that
couldn't be stopped even by.
President Truman.
Truman will go on the air to-
night with a 25-minute speech
heralded as a "Call to Arms" to
the nation's Democratic voters to
support the party candidate for
the presidency-whoever he may
be.
Five radio networks and at least
one television channel (CBS) will
carry the president's speech,
scheduled for 10:30 p.m. (Ann Ar-
bor time) at the $100-a-plate
Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in
Washinton.
PARTY LEADERS SAID, they
would be surprised if Truman
drops even the faintest hint of his
political intentions.
There was some speculation,
however, that he might use the
occasion to light a bonfire for
the man he is reputed to have
sought as his successor, Gov.
Adlai Stevenson of Illinois.
Meanwhile a conviction was
growing in the Kefauver-Kerr
political camps that President
Truman has waited too long if
he hopes to name the Democratic
Party's Presidential nominee.

'U'Hopeful
Senate Will
Restore Cut
85,000,000 Plan
Hinges on Action
Prospects are good for a restora-
tion of a $650,000 University re-
quest to begin a long-range $5,-
000,000 rehabilitation prog'am on
University Hospital, it was learned
yesterday.
The request had been cut from
the University capital outlays
appropriation reported out of the
Senate Finance Committee Mon-
day. However, after a visit of the
committee to Ann Arbor Thrs-
day night, it now appears that
the group will restore the face-
lifting funds.
INDICATIONS from Lansing
were that a bill providing the
money will be reported out of the
Finance Committee on Tuesday.
Huddles with the committee
will continue over the weekend.
Also under discussion are pro-
posed rehabilitation programs
for thecNatural Science and
Architecture Bldgs.
University officials, who had
privately written off hopes for ob-
taining these funds this year, were
"pleased" at the interest the com-
mittee showed in the hospital re-
habilitation.
THE BULK of the first-year
funds of the five-or-six year mod-
ernization program will go to con-
verting present out-patient facil-
ities into 65 more beds for in-
patient care.I
Completion of the new Out-
Patient Clinic, scheduled - for
this fall, will release an entire
wing of 'U' Hospital's first floor
for in-patient use, University
Vice-President Wilbur K. Pier--
pont explained.
In addition to the $530,000
needed for remodeling 'U' Hos-
pital's present out-patient wing,
$120,000 is requested to draw up
plans for the remainder of the $5,-
000,000 program.
* *
LONG-RANGE plans include:
1) Rehabilitation and expansion
of food and service areas, includ-
ing kitchen, laundry, storage
rooms and garbage disposal facil-
ities at a cost of $3,000,0000.
2) Remodeling of present sur-
gical facilities into space for 40
beds and construction of new,
modern operating and surgical
quarters at a cost of $1,380,000.
The hospital was completed
in 1925, with an addition in 1931
bringing its capacity up to 736
beds. The contemplated program
would, when finished, boost the
capacity to 832 beds.
Pierpont cited the over-crowded
conditions and the obsolete or
worn out kitchen and food service
equipment as evidence that "the
hospital plant is completely in-
adequate to handle the patient
load under modern conditions of
medical practice."
"Present operating and surgi-
cal facilities do not conform to
today's codes for medical
safety," and therefore need re-
placing, he added.
Prospects appeared dimmer for
approval of the $325,000 Natural
Science Bldg. project. Needed are
improvements in the electrical
system, heating, plumbing and

lighting, elevator replacement and
install tion, acoustical treatment
of clssrooms and better audi-
torium seating.
Potter Says Probe
To Hit Flint Local

* $ 0 A T
$2,750,000 A DDI TIN:

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Plans

for

Union Revealed

By ERIC VETTER
Union officials released details
yesterday of the planned $2,750,-
000 addition to the Union.
Designed to provide additional

facilities and more space to the
presently cramped structure, the
new wing would extend sixty feet
into the present side driveway and
would rise four stories in front

to match the other side of
building.
* * *

the

UNION WING-Architect's drawing of the proposed new addition to the Union shows how the
building will look when completed. The wing would extend into the present driveway while a new
drive would be built on the site now occupied by the Journalism Bldg. Estimated cost of the struc-
ture is $2,750,000.

AA Restaurant Owners Claim
Ceiling Prices Unnecessary
By DONNA HENDLEMAN
"Competition in this town is so keen it doesn't take ceilings to
keep restaurant prices down."
This comment, made by one of mane restaurant men contacted
yesterday, seems to sum up their opinions on the effect the forth-
coming restaurant price freeze will have on local eating-house prices.
The freeze, announced Thursday by the Office of Price
Stabilization, will become effective April 7 and will plug meal
prices at the level held from Feb. 3 to 9. Further rises will come

By CRAWFORD YOUNG

Students To Be Queried
On Non-Profit Bookstore
By HARLAND BRITZ
Student opinion on a future University non-profit book store
will be solicited in a special referendum at the coming all-campus
election, April 1 and 2.
A Student Legislature sub-committee wants a student mandate
before it approaches the Board of Regents for support of the project.
* * * *
BUT A FORMIDABLE barrier stands in the committee's way.
A Rege'.ts' resolution prohib'its the University from competing with
local merchants and the Regents have already stated a bookstore
could not exist in view of this 4'

only when authorized by the
OPS and will be based on the
Bureau of Labor Statistics
wholesale food price index.
The freeze, announced Thurs-
day by the Office of Price Stabi-
lization, will become effective
April 7 and will plug meal prices
at the level held from Feb. 3 to
9. Further rises will come only
'when authorized by the OPS
and will be based on the Bureau
of Labor Statistics wholesale
food price index.
Although all the restauranteurs
said they would have to wait for
an official explanation of the new
ruling to come from Washington
to be sure of its effects, they did
not see how any ruling could make
them "any worse off than we are
now."
With a sad note in his voice,
one owner of a State St. estab-
lishment said he would "go
along with anything and try
to get along. The margin we
work on is too small," he com-
mented. "And even if we could
raise prices, we cater to stu-
dents and they wouldn't want
to pay them".
Another manager noted that her
restaurant, a highway dinner
establishment hadn't changed its

prices for three or four years.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Associa-
tion president Donald Reid put the
blame directly on the University.
"The competition is so keen from'
the University, I doubt if the new
ruling would affect the restaurant
business at all. We've all held the
line anyway."
ALLEY OOP!
City Fireman
To Scale Pole
A city firoman will attempt to
scale the 150-foot campus flag-
pole and replace a frayed rope at
9 a. m. today.
Scene of the acrobatics will be
just south of the parking lot be-
tween the Natural Science and
Chemistry Bldgs.
Jack E. Schlect, the fireman,
will use the Ann Arbor Fire De-
partment's hook-and-ladder truck
for the first 95 feet of his pre-
carious climb but will be on his
own for the remaining 45 feet be-
tween him and the pully, having
only a rope to aid him in his hand
over hand scramble to the top.

THE PLANS also call for ex-
tensive remodeling of the present
building. Included in these are
considerable improvements in the
service facilities in the rear of the
building and the moving of eleva-
tors to a new position in the pres-,
ent structure.
Featured among the planned
additions' is a new Anderson
Room to serve for dinners and
meetings, a soda bar, and a
student-faculty lounge on the
third floor. Other additions in-
clude a student hobby and wood
shop, -a new cafeteria, a record
library, several music and ac-
tivity rooms and a new women's
lounge and powder room.
Although- several of the addi-
tions will directly benefit women,
Union officials doubt if they
would be sufficient to handle any
great increase in coed usage.
ORIGINAL PLANNING of the
wing began in 1946. Complete
plans have been drawn up but
the actual construction hinges on
an acute financial difficulty. Once
construction begins, Union offi-
cials estimate that it would take
about two years to cpmplete the
addition.
During that time many of the
present operations would be dis-
rupted. The cafeteria would be
unavailable for use for nearly
nine months while the entire
north side of the building would
have to be torn down.
The financing of the project has
delayed construction up to now
and the future prospects remain
as dark. Estimated costs of the
addition have gone up half a mil-
lion dollars since 1946 and at that
time the funds were not avail-
able.
A bond issue is the only way
the necessary funds could be
raised, Union officials point out,
and they doubt if that can be
done at this time.

The University operating budget
for -next year amounting to $16,-
936,650, was passed by the State
Legislature House of Representa-
tives yesterday without a murmur.
The amount represents a cut of
more than $1,500,000 from the
original University request of $18,-
575,000. The State Budget Bureau
chopped off more than a million
in January, and the House Ways
and Means Committee trinmed
$214,000 more in reporting out the
bill two weeks ago.
* * *
THE BILL, which was part of
an omnibus $47,784,516 state edu-
cation bill, passed with virtually
no dissent. It will now go to the
Senate Finance Committee for
further review.
University officials had no
official comment, but indicated
that they had little hope for any
more money from the Senate.
Earlier, when the Ways and
Means Committee reported the
bill onto the floor, Vice-President
Marvin L. Niehuss had comment-
ed that the amount proposed "is
below that needed to support ade-
quately the services of the Uni-
versity."
HOWEVER, UNIVERSITY bud-
get officials are beginning to think
in terms of an appropriation fairly
close to the present figure. A a
rule, the Senate does not change
the amount. established by the
House.
It was pointed out, though, that
the Senate did add $1,000,000 to
a House-slashed. budget a couple
of years ago.
But the Legislature did not
then face . the financial crisis
with which it.is now confronted.
'U' officials report that the
Legislature has been sympa-
thetic to University needs, but
the funds are simply not avail-
able.
The present figure does. repre-
sent an increase of approximately
12 per cent over last year's operat-
ing budget appropriation. By way
of contrast, Michigan State Col-
lege was voted $13,566,236 by the
House, a smaller percentage in-
crease over their previous year's
budget.
Preliminary discussions with
the Senate Finance Committee
on the operating budget- were
held Thursday night when the
'commnittee visited Ann Arbor.
Hearings will begin next week.
The Senate usually does not
pass the appropriations bills until
the last day of the session. It ap-
pears probable that no final action
will be forthcoming at least until
some solution to the tax prob-
lems can be reached.
It seemed likely, in light of the
states' financial position, the Uni-
versity would not press for any
increase in the appropriations.
However, a fight is in prospect if
the Senate tries to cut the appro-
priation further.

I

clause.
The resolution states: ". ..it
is not the policy of the Regents
. to encourage or approve
the establishment of cooperative
organizations within University
buildings or under circumstances
that will give such enterprises
special advantages (by).c..o-
operation on the part of the
University."
On the basis of this resolution,
the Regents turned down a Union
request in 1930 for permission to
install a bookstore.
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THE SL SUB-COMMITTEE,
hede hv oh Ilv '5E. andK eith

to the proposal but some students
opinion opposes the non-profit
bookstore. Certain students feel a
University - operated store would
be impractical. They feel it would
involve much red tape and bureau-
cracy and the efficiency of com-
mercial stores would be lost.
But bookstore proponents main-
tain this has not occurred in other
University commercial activities
nor at other colleges which operate
bookstores. They point particularly
at the matter of supplies and used
books which they feel could be
sold at great savings by a non-
profit bookstore as at other

MARRYIN' SAM COLLECTS:
Daisy Mae Finally Hooks Li'1 Abner

By HELENE SIMON
The unbelievable has happened.
Lil Abner has finally (sob!)
married Daisy Mae. After 18 years
of chasing, the little blonde hill-
billy has hooked her man.
ALTHOUGH Lil Abner has been
close enough to the altar to raise

the honorable mountain boy fol-
lowed suit, confident that a mir-;
acle would again save him from
the clutches of Daisy Mae. ;
, * * *
BUT THIS TIME he was not so
lucky. As Marryin' Sam said, "Ah
* * *4
F A

now pronounces yo', yo' panic-
stricken lout-an' you', yo' boot-
iful tremblin', young morsel, Man,
an' wife-$1.35, please! !" the knot
was firmly tied.
Capp, who says he has been
sharply criticized for ridiculingj
American institutions, decided
the only thing -for him to do was
change completely, "hoping that .

ON CAMPUS most women were.
very happy fox the young couple
and wished them "all the luck in
the world."
University men, however were
divided on the issue. Some re-
garded the marriage as a good
thing, but' others were dis-
appointed in their idol "who
has thrown his ideals to the

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