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Big.Ten Adopts
Anti-Bias Plan
Miehigan IFC Program Passes;
'U' To Head Counseling Service
Special To The Daily
MADISON, Wisc.-Michigan's Interfraternity Council anti-bias
clause plan was adopted yesterday by an overwhelming vote as the
basic anti-discrimination policy for the Big Ten Pan-Hellenic and IFC
associations at their conference in Madison, Wisconsin.
Y Jibing almost completely with the controversial IFC proposal
sponsored by Acacia fraternity which was adopted last December, the
conference's resolution recommended that members "take action for
the removal of discriminatory clauses from their local and national
** * *
IT FURTHER stated that "the IFC-Panhel's feel that the re-
spdnsibility for removing these clauses rests with the individual fra-
ternities and sororities with such clauses . . . and feel that it is not
within the scope of any group to coerce fraternities and sororities to
remove these clauses."
Instead of coercion, the associations recommended that edu-
cational procedures be set up through a Big Ten IFC-Panhel
Counseling and Information service. Delegates unanimously voted
to designate Michigan as the school which would organize and
run the service.
The whole proposal was passed without a dissenting vote, although
two delegates were absent and three abstained because they felt they
were not well enough instructed in the wishes of their individual
associations to vote on anti-discrimination policy questions. Each
school was represented by one IF.C and one Panhel delegate.
EVENTUALLY each group may ratify the plan. One abstainer
from Ohio State and two from Purdue are holding meetings within
the next week at which time they will consider the proposal and wire
the results of their decisions to Michigan.
Notices are also being sent out to the absentees, who were
the Panhel representatives from Indiana and Illinois. It is hoped
they will take action on the proposal.
Bias-clause agitation varies from school to school with Greeks
at some universities under terrific pressure from newspapers, state
administrators and campus groups. Time limits or modified anti-
discrimination plans are in effect at several schools, and degates said
anti-discrimination action was taking place within the fraternity-
sorority system. Other delegates reported that they were relatively
free from drastic pressures.
** . *.
MICHIGAN'S DELEGATES were IFC president Peter Thorpe, '53,
and Panhellenic president Diane Harris, '53. Other representatives
were Assistant Dean of Students Joseph Fee and Mark Sandground,
'52, outgoing IFC secretary.
Thorpe and Miss Harris indicated that the local IFC and
Panhel groups would immediately begin organizational work on
the Big Ten counseling service, and hope to have it in effect as
soon as possible.
It has not been determined just what form the service association
will take, but in all probability it will be led by joint chairmen, one
from Panhel and one from IFC.
ACCORDING TO Thorpe and Miss Harris, the service will coor-
dinate anti-discrimination and bias clause action information from
the universities and use it as individual fraternities or sororities re-
quest help. It is felt that the prestige of a combined Big Ten coun-
seling service wil add weight to any fraternity or sorority appeal for
bias clause removal directed at the national organization and other
Only last Wednesday the Michigan IFC had voted to reaffirm the
Acacia Plan as its existing policy basis after members of Acacia
charged outgoing IFC officers with failure to fulfill their responsibili-
ties under the 'broad educational program." At the meeting house
presidents adopted a set of six proposals designed to implement the
existing policy and make it more workable.
In conjunction with their recommendations Wednesday
night, Acacia members also asked IFC help in removing their own
discriminatory clause.
It has been anticipated that the Big Ten plan might eventually be
adopted by the national IFC-Panhel association if it proves workable.



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Talks Stay
High Court Set
To Review Case
reme Court blocked President Tru-
man's plan to give 650,000 steel-
workers a pay raise over manage-
ment's head yesterday, and an ad-
ministration drive to end the great
dispute by an industry-union
agreement failed for the time be-
The President, summoning in-
dustry and union leaders to the
Cabinet Room of the White House
yesterday morning, warned that
he would raise wages Monday un-
less an agreement was reached
'* * *
SEVEN HOURS later, after a
conference in their chambers, the
nine justices acted. They ordered
Secretary of Commerce Sawyer,
whom Truman had put in charge
of the seized industry, to make no
change in wages or working condi-
tions unless management agrees.
By a vote of 7 to 2, the high
tribunal agreed to review the
great legal row over Truman's
seizure of the billion dollar in-
dustry on April 8 to avert a
threatened strike. Meantime
governmental control over the
industry continues.
Whether this would mean an-
other walkout by the CI union
was not immediately apparent.
However, with the government in
control of the industry, an in-
junction against such a walkout
could be obtained quickly.
But the administration, in ar-
guing against any ban on a wage
increase, had said such a prohi-
bition would create danger bf a
new work stoppage.
* 0 *
THE UNION had joined in the
government's appeal to the Su-
preme Court for. a free hand in
regard to wages and working con-
ditions. The union said that if
seizure continued and the govern-
ment's hands were tied, the union
in effect would have no employer
to bargain with and would be left
"holding the bag."
The Supreme Court was thus
left with the constitutional is-
sue: did Truman exceed his pow-
ers when he seized the industry
on April 8 to avert a strike?
Seven of the Supreme Court
justices voted to take over the case
and review it and set arguments
for May 12. In the meantime it
ordered government operation of
the huge industry continued.
* * *
WITH THE wage-raise club thus
snatched from its hand, the Ad-
See HIGH COURT, Page 6
Revised figures from the Uni-
versity place the semester tui-
tion for out-state public health
students at $300 instead of $275
as previously stated.

-Daily-Matty Kessle
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Ten Exonerated
Student 'Attitude' In Dinner Inquiry
Causes Joint Judiciary Discipline
The smoke-screen lifted over the controversial McPhaul dinner
investigation yesterday as the Joint Judiciary Council and the Sub-
Committee on Discipline cleared fifteen students of breaking a Re-
gents' by-law, but put five of them on probaton for their conduct
before the council.
Eight confusing weeks of deliberations involving foir University
bodies and hundreds of pages of testimony reached a climax as stu-
dents received official notification of their acquital or punishment
from University officials yesterday morning.
FIVE OF THEM were put on probation for "failure to give the
Judiciary the cooperation students should reasonably be expected to
give a student disciplinary body." All will be forced to drop out of
extra-curricular activities where regular eligibility is required. This
consists of elective offices or other positions where the student repre-
sents his group or the University, according to an Office of Student
Affairs ruling. The penalty will last until Jan. 31, 1953. Those
disciplined are:
VALERIE M. COWEN, '54, 18 years old, who will be forced to
resign from Student Legislature.
DAVID R. LUCE, Grad., 25 years old, a teaching fellow in the
philosophy department.
EDWARD H. SHAFFER, Grad., 29. years old, who will have to
drop his post as Inter-Cooperative Council accountant.
MYRON E. SHARPE, Grad., 23 years old, who was disciplined
for "misrepresentation at the dinner" for signing the check "Henry
Gerard" as well as for conduct before the committee.
STEPHEN SMALE, Grad., 21 years old, who will be required to
drop out as secretary-treasurer of the Chess Club and treasurer of
Society for Peaceful Alternatives.
Shaffer, Sharpe, Smale and Luce all graduated with honors and
Luce is a Phi Beta Kappa.
All said they would file an immediate appeal for a rehearing
in accordance with Sub-Committee rules. They have drawn up
a joint statement which reads:
"We have been found guilty of a charge on which we were not
tried . . . On this new charge, we did not even have a chance to
defend ourselves.
"When we appeared before the Joint Judiciary Council, we
were specifically told that "misrepresentation of facts" would be
considered "conduct unbecoming a student." Only one of us was
informed that refusal to answer questions would be placed
t in the same category.

-Daily-Don Campbell
U nioAppoints_12_Council Members

Union officials announced yes-
terday the appointments for next
year of twelve men to the Union
Executive Council.
In announcing the appoint-
ments, Jack Ehlers, '53E, Union
vice-president, also r e v e a 1 e d
changes inthe executive structure
which establishes a special Coor-
dination Committee to serve as
the Union's link with other cam-
pus organizations.
THE MEN appointed to the
council are Phil Flarsheijn, '54, and
Bill Libby, '54, to the Personnel
and Administration Committee:
Al Magnotta '54 and Art Bublitz,
'53E, to the Social Committee; Hal
Abrams '54 and Jay Strickler, '54,
to the Public Relations Commit-

tee; Ron Kaminsky, '53, and
George Chatas, '54, to the Cam-
pus Affairs Committee; Stu Mit-
tenthal '54 and Steve Fuerth, '54,
to the Student Service Committee
and Ruedi Gingrass '54 and Hugh
Kabat '54 to the Coordination
The new committee is in
charge of a special Union ser-
vice which takes effect immed-
iately. The plan is designed to
permit campus groups and or-
ganizations the use of Union
meeting rooms and facilities
such as typewriters, mimeo-
graph machines and special sec-
retariate services.
Also included in the project is
a plan whereby the organizations
will be provided with special fil-

ing cabinets for material such as
constitutions, mailing lists, min-
utes and other essential informa-
tion. In this way, Ehlers ponted
out, groups will have old data at
the beginning of semesters and a
reference source in case they lose
As a final service the committee
will draw up a schedule of meeting
times and place of campus groups.
This will enable clubs to schedule
meetings so their members will
not have conflicting dates.
Another committee change was
the renaming of the House Com-
mittee to the Student Service
Committee. This group is in
charge of travel service, tutors,
and ticket resales.

world New
By The Associated Press

MUNSAN, Korea - The dead-
locked Korean truce talks seem to
be headed toward a breakdown.
r Last night's session lasted for only
13 minutes.
* *
SEOUL, Korea-U.S. sabre jet
pilots have reported blasting six
Communist MIGs from the skies
in two dogfights near the Man-
churian border. American sabre
pilots shot down five communist
1TATC~z in ~ rn ef n,..P ~ . r - a

's Roundup
-after a month's delay-President
Truman's disputed nomination of
Federal Judge James P. McGran-
ery to be Attorney General.
COLUMBUS, 0.-Nearly a mil-
lion Republican ballots in next
Tuesday's Ohio primary promise
to boost Sen. Robert A. Taft back
into the lead over Gen. Dwight D.
Eisenhower in their battle for
presidential nominating delegates.
* * * '
DENVER-A 30 percent slash in
use of 'gasoine for civil aviation

Harrell, Munsel Will Wind Up May Festival
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"Though the Administration in
its press release stated that- no
student was forced to incriminate
others, we have our doubts. We re-
fuse to answer those questions
which in our judgment might in-
criminate others. We always have
been and still are willing to ans-
wer any legitimate queston.
"We are perfectly willing to
make the transcripts of our tes-
timony public. Some of us have
even signed statements grant-
ing both The Michigan Daily

This year's May Festival sea-
son will come to a close today
with Choral Union, soloist Mack
Harrell, and pianist Jorge Bolet in
+ he>. 0 nn ~m.oncert, and snrano

leading American conductors, be-
sides concert tours in Europe and
South America.
Under the baton of Thor
Johnson, University Choral Un-
ion. Metropolitan baritone Mack

Coloratura soprano Patrice
Munsel will spark tonight's con-
-cert with operatic arias from
roles she has portrayed at the
Metropolitan, by which she has
received the comment of a


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