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VOL. LXIII, No. 124
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1953
Change in Exam
'U' Groups Move Start Up One Day;
Makes Senior Graduation Official
By ERIC VETT.ER
Executive committees of the University's schools and colleges
have voted to change the starting date of final examinations to Fri-
day, May 29 to allow seniors to be officially graduated on Commence-
The change, recommended by a special commencement group
to study the problem, requires all graduating seniors to complete their
final exams by June 6 and moves the starting date of exams up one
IN EXPLAINING the new setup, Assistant to the President Frank
E. Robbins said the change grew out of requests by Regents and Uni-
versity President Harlan H. Hatcher for a more meaningful Com-
mencement Day. In the past, most
As Reds Ask Prisoner
seniors taking part in commence-
ment were recommended for grad-
uation as their final grades were
The system of actually confer-
ing the degrees on Commence-
ment Day was followed until
1949 when it was discontinued
to allow faculty members more
l time in grading finals.
Representatives from all the
schools and colleges affected were
members of the special commis-
sion setup last January to study
STUDENT Legislature President
Howard Willens, '53, voiced strong
disapproval over the lack of stu-
dent consultation in the decision.
Willens said "Regardless of the
pros and cons of the situation
there were two available channels
through which students could have
He said both the Senior Board
and the Student Legislature as}
representing student opinion
should have been considered.
"The brunt of the change falls
on the faculty," Willens said,
"but the matter is certainly one
for student opinion."
At the same time several fac-
ulty and administration members
agreed that students could have
been brought into the discussion.
In agreeing with the purpose of
the change, Assistant Dean of Stu-
dents Walter B. Rea said that this
was one field where student opin-
ion could easily have been utilized.
Dean Charles E. Odegard and
Assistant Dean James H. Robert-
son, of the literary school agreed
that no harm would have been
done if students had been con-
ROBBINS explained the ab-
sence of student participation
by saying the entire problem "is
an academic one which we didn't
think students would be interested
Under the new plan, as ex-
plained by Robbins, all seniors
who have exams scheduled after
June 6 will be given special ex-
aminations by their instructors
before the regular exam period
so final grades will be recorded
Most faculty members contact-
ed for comment said they had not
been informed of the change. For-
mal announcement has been held
up until the regular April faculty
meetings in most of the affected
The change has created a con-
flict with preparations for sen-
ior Ball, Jack Flynn, '53A&D, Sen-
ior Board chairman said. The
dance was set for May 29 but
changes may have to be made in
the date because of conflicts with
exams, he added.
Contributors to the May issue
of Generation have been announc-
ed by Eleanor Hope, '53, this year's
Students contributing poetry are
Joseph Greene, Grad.; Jascha Kes-.
sler, Grad.; Herbert Mandel,
Grad.; Anne Stevenson, '54 and
Betty Ehlers, '55. Essay contribu-
tions come from Norman Burns.
To Be New
Student Legislature member
Phil Berry, Grad., has been named
executive vice-president - of the
National Student Association, it
was announced yesterday.
Replacing Len Wilcox, '52, form-
er SL president who vacated the
NSA vice-presidency when drafted.
Berry will take over the number
two position in the NSA execu-
BERRY HAS worked actively on
the 300-school national organiza-
tion since 1950. His new executive
duties will include coordination of
the student affairs, student gov-
* * *
RADIO INTERVIEW-A candidate for Tuesday's and Wednes-
day's all-campus elections (left) is interviewed by Mary Misheff,
'55, over CBN. Bruce Bevelheimer, '56, is the technician.
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Election Day A pproaches-
For Campus Candidates
Eighty-eight candidates running for 48 posts in all-campus elec-
tions Tuesday and Wednesday will wind up a week's campaigning to-
day and tomorrow.
Although few open houses remain, candidates may still make ar-
rangements to air their views over East Quad station WEQN from
9:30 to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow.
CAMPAIGN INTERVIEWS will originate over WEQN and be'
sent out to residence halls on the Campus Broadcasting Network. In-
terested candidates should contact Stan Levy, '55, at East Quad or call
the station (20557).
This week's elections mean new positions for some students,
election booth-manning and ballot-counting for others.
' A total of ten ballots have been
printed to accommodate eight div-
isions of officer and board posts
and two referendums.
Posts include: 20 Student Leg-
ROundup islature seats, nine J-Hop com-
mittee memberships, literary and
engineering college senior class of..
By The Associated Iress ficers, seven Union vice-presiden-
RANGOON, Burma - The Bur- ies, three positions on the Board
mese government, involved in in Control of Student Publications
guerrilla warfare with Chinese and one seat on the Board in
troops who claim allegiance to Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
American-supported Chiang Kai- letics.
Shek, announced last night it is An informational voting guide
WASHINGTON = W) - Senator
McCarthy (R-Wis.) bypassed the
Eisenhower Administration yester-
day and announced that the Greek
owners of 242 merchant ships
agreed to break off all trade with
INorth Korea and Red China.
The attorney for one Greek ship-
owner said that so little trading
had been with China that the
agreement would not seriously af-
fect his business.
MC CARTHY hailed the agree-
ment as a major blow against the
Reds and said the ship owners
also have agreed "to refuse to car-
ry cargoes of any type from one
Communist port to another in any
part of the world." -
The agreement with the ship-
owners was negotiated by staff
members of the Senate Inves-
tigations Subcommittee which
Neither President Eisenhower
nor Secretary of State Dulles knew
anything about the agreement
prior to his announcement of it.
"I feel they will be pleased" he
DONALD D. Geary, representing
shipowner Stavros Livanos, said
in New York his client readily
agreed to the request from Mc-
Carthy's committee to stop trading
Geary said that Livanos, who
with his brother owns nearly 40
ships, had carried no cargoes to
Communist China and had
brought only about a dozen car-
goes from China in recent years,
after unloading cargo in other
Far Eastern ports.
Livanos, Geary said, wrote to
the committee expressing his will-
ingness to stop the China trade.
Geary said that was the only writ-
ten agreement he knew about.
Geary said the Chinese cargoes
were "just ordinary business done
on the ship charter market in
London every day," adding:
"It's perfectly legal in London
-they have a different idea there
of trade with Red China."
A reliable source in Athens said
last week the Greek government
is preparing legislation setting up
stiff penalties for any Greek ship
owners carrying strategic goods to
Communist countries. The new
Greek law was said to apply only
to ships flying the Greek flag.
Students with entries in the
Inter-Arts Festival Show may
pick up their work from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. tomorrow in the West
Gallery on the second floor of
Alumni Memorial Hall.
If the work is not collected
at that time, it may be picked
up in the Museum office Tues-
BARROOM FLOOR-Russell Aiuto, '55, falls to the floor-"dead"
-in the climax of "Life's Misery," a dramatic presentation of
"The Face on the Barroom Floor," which took top honors in last
night's Skit Nite program. The skit, given to a background of
original music sung by a 31-voice chorus, was presented by Gamma
Phi Beta and Sigma Phi Epsilon.
OFF CAMPUS HOUSING:
Survey Reports Confliet
By HARRY LUNN
Conflicting evidence on discrimination in off-campus housing
leads to varying conclusions as to the extent of student housing re-
strictions based on race, color or creed.
A special Student Legislature survey of the problem coupled with
interviews with several Negro and Jewish students living off campus
provides the. only information on the complex discrimination question.
* * * *
SEVERAL WEEKS ago, the SL Human Relations Committee
together with the Survey Research Center compiled a questionnaire
that was mailed to 120 Negro and foreign students.
Returns from 56 students revealed that of those who had
sought off-campus housing, roughly.40 per cent had met discrim-
Negro students encountered a slightly greater number of re-
strictive situations than foreign---- -----~--~
UN Retake Vegas
In Artillery Fight
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Cautous
hopes that a Korean armistice
might at last be possible arose yes-
terday following the Communists
sudden offer to exchange sick and
wounded prisoners in Korea and
their proposal for immediate re-
sumption of truce talks.
Gen. Mark W. Clark, Allied su-
preme commander, took the pro-
posals under consideration and
said he would be ready in "a mat-
ter of days" to exchange ailing
prisoners if the enemy offer proves
HOWEVER, while the U.N. com-
mand is ready to talk to the Reds
right now about exchange of pris-
oners, a high military source in-
dicated yesterday, that it does not
necessarily favor resuming full-
scale armistice negotiations at
Clark indicated that he would
favor resuming talks with the
Communists on the matter of
sick and wounded POWs, but he
has not said whether he favors
re-opening the talks on ex-
change of all prisoners.
The Communist offer - un-
doubtedly made with the approval
of the Kremlin-electrified the Al-
IN WASHINGTON cautious
hopes that a Korean armistice
might at last be possible arose last
night. The acceptance by the Chi-
nese and North Korean Reds of
an Allied proposal to exchange
prisoners was viewed with some
degree of optimism by officials,
but they were keeping their fingers
crossed, awaiting further action.
President Eisenhower and
French Premier Rene Mayer
joined in warning Communist
China against making peace in
Korea to wage aggressive war
in Indo-China or elsewhere in
the Far East.
'he warning came-by coinci-
dence American officials said-as
a result of a three day conference
between U.S. and French officials.
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U.N. DELEGATES on both sides
of the Iron Curtain greeted the
news with the hope that this break
would lead to a settlement of the
whole prisoner of war issue and an
Attention of all delegates turned
toward the newly arrived Russian
representative, Andrei Y. Vishin-
sky, who is expected by many to
be on the verge of making a new
Russian move for a settlement.
As peace hopes ran high, a
bloody see-saw battle raged on the
Korean battlefront. U.S. Marines
won back outpost Vegas at dawn
after an all-night, thunderous ar-
tillery duel with the Chinese Reds,
It was the first time Marines
won back the shell-ripped strong-
point of the Western front since
the Reds took it from them in a
3,500 man attack on a five-mile
wide sector Thursday night.
Student Hits Cab
George E. Grove, an East Quad
resident, was involved yesterday
afternoon in a collision with a
taxi at McKinley and White Sts.
Grove, was issued a ticket by
police for driving without a li-
. ..new NSA veep
ernment and educational affairs
branches of NSA plus handling of
the association's finances.
Berry will work on his NSA post
in the organization's Philadelphia
offices until the term expires in
A present member of Michi.
gaumua, Berry has been active on
SL for five years and a member
for more than two.
Theater To Hold
Third 'Folk Sing'
The Arts Theater's third "folk
sing" night will be held at 8 p.m.
tomorrow in the theater at 2091/2
The public is invited to attend
the informal gathering.
dropping United States aid next
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NAIROBI, Kenya - British
troop reinforcements will begin ar-
riving by air Tuesday to join the
drive against Mau Mau terrorists
who have killed more than 130 pro-
British natives in the past two
will be published in Tuesday's is-
sue of The Daily.
Kerns To Solo
students, the questionnaires show-
ed and were less pleased with the
accommodations they were able to
Of the seven students who class-
ed their off-campus living condi-
tions as undesirable, six were
Negro. However, a total of 30 stu-
dents, including 10 Negroes, said
they found their housing condi-
Seniors Open Sale
Of Cards, Folds
Sale of commencement booklets,
folds, and personal cards by the
Senior Board will begin at 10 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow until April
15 in the Administration Building.
The booklets, which list probable
graduates, class officers, University
administration and faculty, are
being put out in five editions.
The folds, to be used as com-
mencement announcements will
be 10 cents each.
Prices of the cards will be $2.50
for the first 100, and $1.50 for
each additional 100.
tions desirable, revealing no wide-
THIS DATA stood in contrast
with the findings of a Negro stu-
dent living off-campus who check-
ed with friends and reported that
it is almost an impossibility to
find rooms except in homes owned
by other Negroes.
The biggest concentration of
Negro homes in the city is in the
area of Fourth and Fifth Streets
and E. Catherine and E. Ann
Streets, he pointed out.
Result of this condition is that
it is very hard for Negro students
to locate near campus, the student
In one case there was no real
proof of discrimination, althugh
evidence'seemed to point to it, he
said. In this incident a fairly light-
skinned Negro lived in an off-cam-
pus room, and at the term's end
told his landlady he would like
the room the following term.
When he returned, the room
was rented and the landlady said
she was convertinz it into larger
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LEWIS, Ind. - Several railroad
cars loaded with ammunition ex- 4 Robert Kerns, '54SM, will be the
ploded and blasted this coal min- featured soloist in the University
ing town yesterday, but the town's Symphony Band concert to be held
275 residents apparently escaped at 4:15 p.m. today in Hill Audi-
death or serious injury.
The ammunition started ex-
ploding after part of the train was
Referendum To Decide
On Non-Profit Bookstore,
By VIRGINIA VOSS
Student opinion on the long
talked-about prospect of a non-
profit bookstore will be sounded
out in all-campus elections Tues-
day and Wednesday.
Only all-campus referendum on
the spring ballots, the question
reads: "Do you prefer to have a
non-profit bookstore in the pro-
posed addition to the Union rather
than allotting this space for other
THE REFERENDUM was spon-
sored by Student Legislature mem-
ber Bob Perry. '53E. who has un-
capital, Perry said. He held that
the Union. with the proposed addi-
tion, could supply all three.
Backed by affirmative student
support, the Union would be in a
position to ask the Board of Re-
gents to change its policy of not
allowing the University to compete
with Ann Arbor merchants, Perry
HOWEVER, when the Union in
1930 asked Regents' permission to
install a bookstore in the first
building addition the Board re-
fused, turning back to a 1929 res-
rd . -n fnhilrin~ 1nnnna v
Keirns, who is a voice-opera
major,swill sing Malotte's "The
Lord's Prayer." He attended East-
men School of Music, and sang the
role of Valentin in the speech de-
partment-School of Music pres-
entation of "Faust."
Under the conduction of Prof.
William D. Revelli of the music
school, the band will present
"March of the Free People" by
Darcy; Wagner's Overture to
"Tannhauser"; and Schubert's
The program will continue with
Berlioz's "Recitative and Prayer'
from "Grand Symphony for
Band," which includes a trombone
solo by Allan Townsend, '53SM;
"The' Irish Washerwoman" from
Anderson's "Irish Suite;" and Pa-
dilla's "El Relicario-Paso Doble."
Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's De-
siring;" Bendel's "Sunday Morn-
ing at Glion;" "The Doxology-
Chorale Prelude" as arranged by
Lcidzen; and excerpts from Verdi's
Men To Cast Vote on Constitution
(EDITOWS NOTE: This is the last
in the series of interpretive articles
dealing with the revised Union con-
stitution to be presented as a referen-
dum to all male students in the all-
campus elections Tuesday and
By GENE HARTWIG
Plowing through a maze of
grammatic technicalities and sem-
antic irregularities the Union Con-
stitution Revisions Committee
secretary the more functional title
of executive secretary.
In addition, the nominating
committee provided for by the
article must nominate up to the
required 10 candidates for the
vice-presidencies at large if these
candidates do not present them-
selves by petitioning.
The Board is also empowered to
select the required two nominees
apiece for the Law School and
chosen by a majority of the
members of the Board third.
The only other substantive
changes in the remainder of the
constitution occur in Article XII
Here the proposed document
elaborates the whole process of
amendment around the new meth-
od of adopting changes to the con-
stitution ratified last spring.
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To facilitate student's spring
vacation transportation, the
Wolverine Club is sponsoring
buses to Willow Run Friday.
Buses, the "Willow Hop-