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Expect Word
On MePhaul
Case Today
Fifteen Students
Face 'U' Action
A decision is expected today on
x the eontroversial McPhaul dinner
The /University Sub-committee
on Discipline will meet at 2:301
p.m. to pass on recommendations
regarding disciplinary action
drawn up by the joint Judiciary
SUB - COMMITTEE chairman
Prof. William W. Blume of the
Law School said last night he had
not-yet seen the Judiciary's report
but had been told it would be on
his desk this morning.
"We are anxious to wind the
cases up," Prof. Blume said, add-
ing that he thought it likely the1
final decision would be forth-
coming today. "If the commit-
tee needs more time, we will
probably schedule a Saturday
session," he said.
Fifteen students have been
charged with breaking a Regents'
by-law regarding use of Univer-
sity property by attending the
fateful dinner speech in the Union
March 6.
Speaker at the dinner was
Arthur McPhaul, executive see-
retary of the Civil Rights Con-
gress' Michigan branch, who
accused the U.S. government of
"practicing genocide against the
Negro people."
McPhaul had been temporarily
banned three days before from
addressing the campus Young
Progressives. His appearance at
the Union was unannounced, and
the room was reserved under the
false name of "Henry Gerard."
THE DECISION will climax
eight confusing weeks of hearings
involving four separate University
First was the Student Affairs
Committee, which quickly faded
from the picture when it was
learned one of its own members
had attended the dinner.
A special faculty-student in-
vestigating committee, consist-
ing of three deans, three student
leaders and one faculty member,
was then appointed by President
Hatcher to sift facts and hear
After five weeks, it came up
withy a blanket charge against 14
students whose presence at the
dinner was established.
THE CHARGE was turned over
on April 17 to the nine-student
Judiciary,- which picked up the
name of a University philosophy
teaching fellow who participated
in the dinner in the course of its
In closed sessions this week,
the Judiciary arrived at a secret
k verdict. According to Univer-
sity rules of procedure, the ver-
dict must be handed over to the
Sub-Committee for final ap-
Besides Prof. Blume, who also
served as chief interrogator on
the original investigating com-
mittee, the sub-committee is com-
posed of Prof. Axel Marin of the
engineering school and Prof. Ar-
thur Van Duren of the German
department. Dean James H. Rob-
ertson of the literary college will
replace Prof. Van Duren, who is

ill, at today's meeting.
A The Sub-Committee's action
may vary on individual cases.
The decision could range from
complete exoneration to expul-
sion from school.
Even if the Sub-Committee acts
today, the case may not be ended.
All of the defendants will be given
24 hours to request an appeal in
the form of new hearings before
the Sub-Committee.
Criticism of the investigation
has mounted steadily during the
eight weeks since the dinner, with
the investigating committee's in-
terpretation of Regents' rules
coming in for the heaviest attack.
A top University official speculated
yesterday that the long-awaited
decision v ould at least clear up thg
confusion on this score.
Youth Drowns
At Honor Camp

Joint Judiciary
Hay Be Altered
Design New System To Make Joint
Group Unified, More Representative
Daily Managing Editor
if a new constitution now under discussion is approved, the cam-
pus will have a brand new student judiciary system.
It will be centralized and unified, designed to strengthen and
make more representative the existing Joint Judiciary Council, top
student judicial body, which rules on all disciplinary cases involving
ACCORDING TO JOHN MEROW, '52E, chairman of the Men's
Judic and a framer of the new constitution, the main point yet to be
settled is the composition of the appointments committee. Under the
existing arrangement,the League Interviewing Board appoints mem-
bers to the Women's Judic, and the Student Legislature cabinet selects
students to serve on Men's Judic. Forming the Joint Judiciary Coun-
cil, the Men's and Women's councils go together to handle cases of a
broader nature, such as the current McPhaul dinner investigation..
Deficiencies in the present arrangement were cited by Merow
as the reasons for reorganization. "With appointments made the
way they are now, in late Spring, Joint Judie is weakest through
a lack of experienced members at the time when they are busiest.
"Further, there are definite inconsistencies in the method of
judiciary appointment as it is now being done," Merow said. "The
me nare selected by the SL cabinet, representing men and women
both, while the League, representing women alone, chooses the female
members of the campus judicial group. Actually, that judicial group
handles cases dealing with about 90 per cent men. Also, we have no
assurance that different standards are not being used by the two ap-
pointment groups."
THE NEW SYSTEM would have all members of a Joint Judiciary
body-five men and five women-appointed by a single committee.
The Student Affairs Committee, which has been going over the plan
in its last few meetings, has agreed upon this principle. However, there
is still question about who will compose the appointment body. Ac-
cording to Merow, the judiciariesfeel it should be made up of the four
top members of the SL cabinet, the president of the League, the
chairman of the League Interviewing Board, and the retiring chair-
man and vice-chairman of the Joint Judic.
. After a rather heated discussion in Tuesday's SAC meeting, it
was tentatively agreed to have the student membership of the SAC
meeting, it was tentatively agreed to have the student membership of
the SAC serve as this appointments committee. Another meeting of the
SAC on the matter will be held next Tuesday.
Men's Judie will in effect go out of existence, Merow ex-
plained, if the new constitution is passed. The male members of
Joint Judiciary Councilmay.separate from the main group to
handle extraordinay cases involving men alone, however, if neces-
sary. He pointed out that Women's Judic would have to continue
as a separate organization to rule on house regulations and mat-
ters of that sort. Different women than those on the Joint Council
would probably make up this group.
The revised constitution is considerably more detailed than the
origirial charter. Running to six pages, it defines the Council's sphere
of jurisdiction, composition, and responsibilities. According to Merow,
many points included in the new constitution were arrived at through
practice since Judic has been in existence, but have never yet been
set down in writing.
MayD ay Celebrations
Highlighted by Volence
By The Associated Press
May Day riots and disorders, bristling military parades and East-
West word battles broke out all over the map yesterday.
There was more violence and more words spilled than in years
Japan, turned loose on her own from the occupation yoke only
this week, had her worst riot since the war when 20,000 Communist-
led anti-American marchers fought police with clubs and stones in
front of the Imperial Palace. Hundreds were injured, including some
Americans, and one person was reported killed.
There were cracked heads in split Berlin, clashes in Tunisia and
Algeria where several were injured, brawls in Israel, and cordons of
alert police on hand in nearly every big city of Western Europe.
* * * *
THE'SOVIET UNION and her Communist antagonist, Yugoslavia,
led the field in displays of military preparedness.
Tokyo's Communists, swinging clubs, charged 1,000 steel-hel-
meted police, knocked 218 of them to the ground and seriously

injured 51.
Twelve American automobiles were overturned and burned, two
U.S. sailors were tossed into the palace moat, the wife of a navy man
was roughed up and several other Americans were shoved and hit.
* * * Y

City Gasoline
Sales May
Close Soon
Supply Depleted
As Nation Hoards-
The Oil Workers International
Union strike has forced hoarding
of petroleum supplies across the
nation and will cause a majority
of Ann Arbor service stations to
stop gasoline sales by the first of
next week if no agreement is
The University plant service re-
ported last night that their under-
ground tank supply would last
under normal usage for two weeks.
However if the shortage exceeded
that period they would place gas
restrictions on the University pas-
senger and truck fleet.
One Ann Arbor company official
yesterday said his firm's tanks
were empty, and refilling is im-
possible with the Detroit source
being picketed.
* * *s
Press reports President Truman,
questioned at his news conference
yesterday if he had any intention
of seizing the old industry, as he
had the steel industry, said the
question had not been put to him,
but that he understood an agree-
ment was near in the oil walkout.
Secretary of the Interior
Oscar Chapman in Washington
said strikes now underway in the
oil industry will cut aviation
gasoline production by about 30
per cent and it already "is in
short supply.".
He said an order limiting use
of aviation gasoline probably will
be issued soon. About half of the
entire domestic output of aviation
gasoline is used for military pur-
poses, Chapman said.
Iron Curtain
Travel Banned
To Americans
ted States yesterday put all of the
Iron Curtain countries out of
bounds for American travelers ex-
cept for trips specifically approved
by the State Department.
To prevent "sneak visits" and
protect venturesome individuals
from risking travel to Communist-
run areas, the department started
stamping all new passports:
"This passport is not valid for
travel to Albania, Bulgaria, China,
Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland,
Romania or the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics unless speci-
fically endorsed under authority
of the Department of State as be-
ing valid for such travel."
TRAVEL TO three of these -
Bulgaria, Czechoslovakiahand
Hungary-already was prohibited
and a system of military permits
has kept Americans out of China
since the Communists took over
and started jailing some U.S. citi-
zens already in the country.
The effect of the new order is
to tighten restrictions on visits to
Russia and the other satellite
It went into force near the start
of the tourist season which pro-
mises to break all records for for-
eign travel. In the first three
months of this year, just short of

100,000 passportos have been is-
sued compared with 60,000 in the
same months of 1951.






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-Daily-Don Campbell
APPRECIATION--Eugene Ormandy expresses appreciation to the May Festival audience last night
after receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Music. Pres. Harlan Ilatcher, Charles A. Sink, and
Prof. Carl Litzenberg look on at the ceremony.
4 * 4' * * * * *
Ormandy Receives Degree at Concert

The long-awaited May Festival
got off to an exciting start lastI
night both with the singing of
soprano Eleanor Steber and an
unexpected honorary degree of
Doctor of Music conferred on Eu-
gene Ormandy.
As Hill Auditorium resounded
with applause from the Philadel-

phia Orchestra's tone blending in
Ravel's "Suite No. 2 from the
ballet, "Daphnis et Chloe," four
academically bedecked figures
came out on the stage, led by
President Harlan Hatcher.
ORMANDY, who is appearing in
May Festival for the sixteenth
time, was hailed by Prof. Carl

Student Reactions Mild
To New Tuition Hikes

Student reaction to the


nounced tuition hikes for next
year took on a tone of resigna-
tion yesterday, with most dis-
tressed at the prospect, but few
expressing loud protest.
Medical and dental students,
faced with the stiffest increase,
spoke out most loudly against the
move, declared essential by the
University to avoid a $570,000
deficit on next year's operations.
Communists Reject
Allied Proposals
MUNSAN, Friday, May 2-(R)--
The Communists today rejected
an Allied compromise proposal for
settling the last three issues block-
ing a Korean armistice but agreed
to meet again tomorrow.
They turned doWn the Allied
plan-which involved prisoner ex-
change, military airfield rebuild-
ing and Russian participation in
post-armistice Korea-in a 78
minute, off-the-record meeting.

JIM CASSIDY, '55M, an out-of-
state student facing the $150 boost
in medical fees for the next year,
typified the reaction of the medics
by expressing bewilderment at the
proportionately large increase m
their fees.
"Many medical students are
just getting by now," he said,
asserting that the necessity of
scraping up the extra money
might impose a real burden on
However, University officials
point out that increased scholar-
ship funds will be available for
any hardship cases.
The correct schedule of semes-
ter fees, which takes effect in
September, follows:
School In-state Out-state
Law .........$125 $250
Public Health .$150 $275
Music.........$150 $265
Medicine and
Dentistry ... $200 $350
Nursing ...... $65 $130
All others .... $90 $215
It was generally agrn-d by stu-
dents and officials that few, if
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Litzenberg, of the English depart--
ment as "splendidly suited for hiso
position by reason of his own ac-
complishments as a musician, ande
his abilities as a student of the 8
In receiving his honorary de-
gree, Ormandy spoke of his ap-
preciation to Charles A. Sink of
the University Musical Society
for his dauntless efforts in pro-s
ducing May Festival and giving
the Philadelphia Orchestra the
opportunity to perform in it.
A typical "first nighter" atmos-t
phere pervaded Hill with the en-
thusiasm and anticipation brought.
about by the opening. Adding to
the color 'of the occasion was the
variety of attire worn by concert x
goers-ranging from casual cam-f
pus clothes to formals and furs.
*, * *
Critc Russell McLauchlin spoke of
last night's concert as a fine piece
of workmanship. "The Philadel-
phia Orchestra hit way over its
peak in the Strauss number, show-
ing the perfection of the group,"
he maintained. McLauchlin also
thought that Miss Steber's rendi-
tion of "Die Tote Stadt" showsf
"the real stuff."
Scheduled for tonight's con-
cert is a completely different9
program. Under director Thor
Johnson, the University Choral
Union and great soloists will
perform Berlioz's "The Damna-
tion of Faust, Dramatic Legend
in Four Parts," at 8:30 p.m. in
Hill Auditorium.
"Damnation of Faust" has been,
heard here under the auspices of
the University Musical Society
four previous times. Participating
in this year's performance will be
four distinguished soloists, Patri-
cia Neway, soprano of the City
Center Opera Company in New
York; Set Svanholm, tenor of the
Metropolitan Opera; George Lon-
don, bass of the Metropolitan
Opera; and Philip Duey, baritone
and professor at the University
music school.
Senate Tries
To A..idPrison
LANSING-(P)-Convened ille-
gally because of a technical re-
striction, the State Legislature
yesterday advised the state ad-
ministrative board to advance
another $100,000 for repairs to
riot-torn Southern Michigan Pri-

Murray Can't
Answer 'til
Wire Arrives
Court Refuses
To Prevent Raise
Truman last night asked Philip
Murray, head of the CIO Steel-
workers, to call off the steel strike.
Murray, in Pittsburgh, said he
iad not yet rceived the Presi-
dent's request, made in a tele-
gram, and would have no comment
until he got it.
* * *
TRUMAN appealed to the steel-
workers. and also to the heads of
six big steel companies, as loyal
Americans "to do everything you
can" to restore production of the
steel "we must have for our na-
tional safety."
There was no immediate com-
ment from industry heads,
The President also invited Mur
ray and the heads of six steel com-
panies to meet with him at 10
o'clock tomorrow -morning to con-
fer on the issues involved in an
effort to reach an immediate set-
IN MAKING his request the
President told Murray and the
steel heads the United States
court of appeals has granted an
order halting the district court
order which had blocked the op-
eration of the steel mills by the
"Thus the government is now
in a position to continue the op-
eration of the steel mills in the
national niterest," Truman said.
The Court of Appeals here, by a
split 5 to 4 vote, refused yesterday
to forbid the government to raise
wages in the industry.
However, Secretary of Com-
merce Sawyer, who is in control of
the industry for the 'government,
said no immediate wage boost was
SAWYER ALSO called for new
peace talks in the strike-crippled
steel industry and asked Congress
for legislation empowering the
government to deal with "titanic"
struggles between industry and
Late in the day, President
Truman told his news confer-
ence he has no ambition to be
a dictator and will abide by any
Supreme Court decision on. his
seizure of the multi-billion dol-
lar steel industry.
The President said he will take
every possible action to get the
steel strike settled, but gave no
clue of what steps he might have
in mind.
Books Needed
For Jackson
State Prison
A need for books of all kinds was
expressed by Jackson Prison offi-
cials yesterday as attempts at re-
placing the prison library got un-
der way.
Except for a few books in cells
at the time of the rioting, the en-
tire library was destroyed. Men

who did not take part in the des-
truction are the ones hardest hit,
according to one official.
4 4
text books were included in the
request for public aid in the li-
brary rebuilding. Anyone desiring
to contribute to the project was
asked to contact Warden Julian
H. Frisbey to have the books taken
care of.
Meanwhile efforts are being
made at the prison to get the
laundry service back in opera-
tion. At the present time the
work is being done by outside
copcerns at a considerable ex-

SOME three million Japanese
attended big rallies in other cities
on May 1, chosen by the Socialist
International in 1889 as an inter-
national labor day. But elsewhere
there was no disorder.
A million Germans turned out
for rival rallies in Berlin, where
East and West come into rough.
est day-to-day contact in Eur-
ope. About 5,000 young rowdies
from East Berlin thrust into
the French sector and were
rudely jolted by police night-
Seventy-three Communists were
tossed into jail, and the injured
comrades were paraded with their
bleeding heads down East Berlin's
Unter Den Linden to make capital
of the incident.




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With riot-torn Southern Michi-
gan Prison still "tense and liable
to explode at any time," accord-
ing to one prison official, the man
who'll head Gov. G. Mennen Wil-
liams' fact-finding commission last
night told how hem and his two
associate investigators plan to get
the truth behind the mass mutiny
at the giant Jackson penitentiary.
In an exclusive interview, Les-
ter P. Dodd, president of the State
Bar Association and chairman of

ard Rodgers, Midland police chief
and past president of the Michi-
gan Association of Chiefs of Po-
Dodd revealed that his com-
mittee will work fast on its in-
vestigation, starting in high
gear at 9 a.m. today. Then, af-
ter a briefing and inspection of
the prison layout, the commis-
sion will settle down to ques-
tioning "everyone who knows
anything about the rioting."
In na~ming the gcommiin's

Dodd said that he would prob-
ably request that Earl Ward,
"Crazy Jack" Hyatt, and James
Hudson, all three leaders in the
riot, be returned to Jackson to
testify before the commission. The
three men, all inmates of Block
15, the nerve center of the upris-
ing, were removed to separate
county jails two days. ago when
prison authorities charged that
they hadsattempted to incite a
further disturbance.

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