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House OK's
Revision Bill
Convention Vote
Set for 1954
By the Associated Press
Without any fuss, the House yes-
terday passed 76-5 a bill to begin
the process of a complete revision
of Michigan's 1908 Constitution.
The House action was in sharp
contrast to the Senate which has
been dallying with an almost iden-
tical measure for weeks without
coming to grips with it.
* * * *
THE BILL, reported Tuesday by
a House Committee, did not pro-
duce a word of debate in the
A similar measure, passed by
the legislature two years ago,
was vetoed by Gov. Williams on
the grounds that reapportion-
ment of the legislature should be
accomplished first.
The legislature is now in the
process of reapportioning.
The bill would place on the No-
vember, 1954 ballot the question
of calling a constitutional conven-
tion in the summer of 1955.
OVERRIDING protests of "pre-
election politics" the Republican
House majority also passed a Sen-
ate resolution demanding that
Gov. G. Mennen Williams submit
a new budget within state rev-
Sponsored by Sen. Charles T.
Prescott (R-Prescott), the bill
was backed by the opinion of
Republican Attorney GeneralL
Frank G. Millard that state law
requires a budget which does not
exceed expected revenue.
The budget called for $345,000,-
000, expenditures °against esti-
mated income of $306,000,000.
The governor said he will ig-
nore the resolution as it asks him
to tell the Legislature a"foolish"
thing "and I won't do that."
REP. ED CAREY who led the
attack on the resolution said it
was well timed for the spring elec-
tion. He quoted a statement by
the Republican policy committee
Wednesday that the committee
had agreed to expenditures of
$339,000,000 and an estimated rev-
enue of $309,000,000.
Review May
Festival Plans
Lester McCoy, associate conduc-
tor of the Choral Union, after
£ whipping the choral group into
shape for its two performances in
the 60th Annual May Festival has
returned from Philadelphia after
conferring with Thor Johnson, who
will guest conduct the chorus at
the Festival.
The two directors discussed the
F synchronizing of the orchestral
and choral portions of the pro-
t grams with members of the Phil-
adelphia Orchestra.
The three major choral works in
the May Festival are Bach's "Mass
in B Minor". on Friday, May 1,
Normand Lockwood's "Prairie"
and Brahms' "Triumphlied" to be
presented Sunday, May 3.
z The Lockwood work was espec-
ially commissioned by Thor John-
son, guest conductor of the Choral

Union at the May Festival, and
dedicated to Charles A. Sink, pres-
ident of the University Musical
Tickets for all May Festival per-
formances are on sale at the offi-
ces of the University Musical So-
ciety in Burton Memorial Tower
from 9 to 11:45 a.m. and from 1
to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Fri-
day and from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Sat-
urdays. The prices for single con-
cert tickets are $2.50, $2.00 and
Last Issue
With this issue, The Daily
suspends publication for the
Spring Recess.
Publication will resume Tues-
day, April 14.
'W illow-Hoppers'

Seniors Granted
Represen taion
Senior Board Wins Two Positions
On Commencement Committees
Senior Board yesterday won an important victory in its drive
to have student opinion represented on University committees dealing
with senior class matters when permission was granted to seat a
voting student representative on both the Committee for Commence-
ment Arrangements and the interim body of this committee.
Board president Jack Flynn, '53A, reached the agreement with
University secretary and assistant vice-president Herbert Watkins
yesterday afternoon after a Board request for representation was
sent to him earlier in the day. Watkins heads both committees.
S * * *
THE ACTION stemmed from Senior Board dissatisfaction with
the University's method of revising the examination schedule so that

final exams were moved up to be
Ship Seizure
Move Begun
WASHINGTON -(A')- Inform-
ants said last night that the Jus-
tice Department is engaged in a
100 million dollar. ship seizure
crackdown that may have helped
persuade some foreign tanker
owners not to traffic with Iron
Curtain countries.
The program is now in full
swing, with 13 ships already seiz-
ed-12 of them in the last seven
weeks-and about 36 others "on
the list" to be taken over when-
ever they touch a U. S. port.
$ * *
THE SHIPS being "libeled"-or
seized-are all former government
surplus tankers operated by com-
panies which claim to be Ameri-
can-owned and controlled.
However, the Justice Depart-
ment contends the vessels are
Eillegally under alien direction
because of foreign capital sup-
plied to the operating concerns,
and the United States is entitled
to recover them.
There is no suggestion that the
former surplus vessels now being
seized have been used to supply
Iron Curtain areas. However, the
government believes that the
same foreign interests alleged to
have a financial finger in their
operation also own and operate
other tankers which have engaged
in that kind of trade.
Seniors To Get
Political Awards
John C. Fontaine, '53, and Vic-
tor W. Gladstone, '53, will be
awarded this year's William Jen-
nings Bryan Prize given annually
to the outstanding graduating sen-
ior in political science.
The award, established in 1889
by William JenningsBryan, is us-
ually given to just one student,
but will be divided this year be-
tween the two students because
both Fontaine and Gladstone
have nearly identical scholastic
records, according to Prof. James
K. Pollock, chairman of the poli-
tical science department.

egin Friday, May 29, immediately
after the last day of classes.
Especially hard hit were sen-
iors who must complete all ex-
ams by Saturday, June 6.
The 20-member Arrangements
Committee meets once a year to
approve commencement plans,
Flynn said, while the four-man
interim group formulates most of
these plans.
A Board representative will be
able to sit in on a meeting of the
latter group scheduled Monday.
WATKINS last night explained'
that voting privileges do not have
much significance since the group
usually comes to agreement with-
out voting.
Terming the representation
agreement "a definite step for-
ward," Flynn expressed the hope
that it would lead to closer liai-
son between the administration
and the senior class.
"We hope that with this first
step, provisions will follow for our
inclusion on committees such as
the group that made the exam
change," he said.
Under its grant of power the
Arrangements Committee has
no part in academic matters or
calendering of exams.
Therefore, a special committee
to study exam schedule changes
was set up under the chairman-
ship of Assistant to the President
Frank Robbins.
The changes were instituted in
order to "make Commencement
more meaningful" by enabling
seniors to officially graduate on
ICommencement Day instead of be-
ing merely recommended for de-
** , ,*
FIVE alternative plans were
submitted by the study group to
executive committees of the Uni-
versity's schools and colleges.
The plans were:
1) Have exams start Saturday,
May 30, but speed up the grading
2) Move the first day of exams
to Friday, May 29 and require sen-
iors to complete finals by June 6.
This was the plan adopted.
3) Have instructors submit sen-
ior grades before the start of finals
with the provision that exam re-
sults could raise final marks, but
could not lower them.
4) Give special examinations to
seniors during the final week of
5) Schedule three two-hour ex-
ams each day and cut down the{
length of the final period.

'U' Housing
Units Slated
For Change
Enrollment Rise
Seen as Cause
An undeterminedEnumber of
rooms in University residence halls
are slated for permanent recon-
version to house more students,
Leonard A. Schaadt, Business
Manager of the Residence Halls,
has revealed.
The move was made to offset an
increased demand for dormitory
accommodations due to an expect-
ed rise in student enrollment next
* * *,
SCHAADT indicated that sever-
al large single rooms in both mens'
and womens' residence halls would
be remodeled into permanent dou-
ble rooms. A few of the larger
double rooms would also be con-
verted into triple rooms, he said.
Living quarters that will un-
dergo refurnishing will not be
subject to the +50 a year rent
boost recently granted to the
dorms, Schaadt added.
The plan for reconverting these
rooms has been under considera-
tion for some time, he said. It will
probably take the form of install-
ing extra closet space, new tables
and improved lighting arrange-
At the present time no speci-
fic rooms or residence halls
have been singled out for re-
modelling purposes, Schaadt
said. This is due to the fact that
it is difficult "to look at a floor
plan" and determine whether or
not a room can be converted,"
he explained.
Remodeling will take place dur-
ing the summer months in the
hope that the reconverted rooms
will be available for student oc-
cupancy next semester.
University officials indicated
that applications foradmission to
the University have exceeded last
year's demands by ov g thousand
However, it was pointed out
that it is too early to determine
the extent of next semester's en-
rollment because many decisions
on applications will not be made
until June.
New Vaccine
Found for Flu
A former University faculty
member, Dr. Jonas E. Salk, an-
nounced yesterday the discovery
of a new vaccine which promises
immunity against the principal
types of influenza for as long as
one to two years with but a single
Dr. Salk, University of Pitts-
burgh bacteriologist, was a co-
worker of Dr. Thomas Francis,
Jr., chairman of the department
of epidemiology in the School of
Public Health, from 1942 to 1948
when he reportedly did research on
the influenza virus. .
A week ago, Dr. Salk announced
an "extremely promising" vaccine
for poliomyelitis which was based
on the earlier influenza work done
Efficiency of the polio and in-
fluenza vaccines depend on sus-
pending dead virus material inf
emulsified mineral oil which in-
duces the production of defensive

antibodies, upon injection into the
The work .is being carried out
largely through the commission on
influenza of the Armed Forces
Board which subsidized Dr. Salk's



Red Peace

Earl Birds
Must Face
Dean of Women Deborah Bacon
said last night the women as-
sembled in the early dawn vigil
Wednesday at the Administration
Bldg. to apply for residence in
League houses next fall would be
disciplined entirely by Women's
Judiciary Council.
Four of the 31 women involved
will not have to go before the judi-
ciary Council because they signed
out overnight for homes in Ann
Arbor. Dean Bacon called the co-
eds "not very polite guests," who
escaped disciplinary action in this
THE 27 COEDS, who broke dor-
mitory regulations to line up as
early as 3:30 a.m., were termed by
Dean Bacon as "looking as if they
were waiting for a fire sale."
Talking to 15 of the 31 women
involved who were especially in-
terested in living in Hobbs Lea-
gue house next fall, Dean Bacon
asked the coeds if they "would
feel better, seeing as there was
not enough room in Hobbs House
for all of them, if the nine avail-
able rooms were withdrawn from
campus applicants this year and
used for incoming transfer wo-
The coeds, currently without a'
place to live next fall, will confer
today with Elizabeth A. Leslie,
administrative'assistant in the
Dean of Women's office, who is in
charge of League house applica-
tions, and Assistant Dean of Wo-
men Elsie R. Fuller who takes care
of dormitory placement.
The three dormitories on Obser-
vatory Hill appear to be the only
available University residence hall
space for the homeless women who
may, as one coed put it, "have to
move to some darn league house
where they serve no meals."



-Daily-Don Campbet
BOARD IN CONTROL-Sue Popkin, A1 Green and Don Dugger
look over a copy of The Daily as newly elected publications
board members.
* * *
wear Vote Tabulators
Get Results a~t 5:30 A. Me
All-campus election officials saw the light of day yesterday morn-
ing before the final count for Tuesday's and Wednesday's vote was
Wearied counters stuck by their Union Ballroom vigil until 5:30
a,m. when the 38th ballot distribution wound up the 20-seat Student
Legislature election.
CANDIDATES ELECTED after The Daily went to press at 2 a.m.

Ike Accepts
POW Meetings
Set for Monday
By the Associated Press
The cooing dove flags raised by
Russia and her Communist friends
were flapping more vigorously
than ever yesterday.
President Eisenhower said the
overtures for peace should be ac-
cepted at face value until there is
reason to believe they might not
be sincere.
THEY WILL get their first prac-
tical workout Monday, when Al,-
lied and Communist liaison offi-
cers meet at Panmunjom to see
what progress can be made on an
exchange of sick and wounded
From Berlin, the Russians
beamed good will on new wave
lengths. They invited the United
States and France to join in
the air safety talks between the
Soviets and British whh grew
out of a MIG15 attack on a
British bomber. The United
States and France accepted.
The Russians also lifted the cus-
toms check on the 100-mile auto-
bahn between Berlin and West
Germany, waving through 20-ton
trucks with scarcely a look at the
WEST GERMAN leaders at
Bonn said this Easter Week thaw
in the cold war might be a hint
that Moscow is readying a world-
wide package that would include
proposals for a four-power meet-
ing on a German peace treaty and
all-German elections.
From Paris two top leaders of
'NATO, Gen. Matthew B. Ridg-
way and Secretary General Lord
Ismay warned the West against
letting down its guard. Ridgway
said Russia's military capacity
had not been "diminished one
iota," and urged ratification of
the European Army Treaty that
would add German soldiers to
his lineup.
MEANWHILE in Korea Chines
Communists broke a three-day
fighting lull yesterday with a 750-
man onslaught on the Central
Front which cost them nearly one-
fifth of their attacking force.
The Reds overwhelmed for-
ward positions of the South Kor-
ean Capitol Division, but were
ripped by, artillery and bullets as
they swept up to barbed wire en-
tanglements guarding the heav-
ily defended main line.
'U' Glee Club
To Sing on TV
The 44 member group of the
Men's Glee Club will appear on
Ed Sullivan's "Toast of the Town,"
April 12 over CBS Television as

part of the club's eastern vaca-
tion tour.
Sponsored by the University
Alumni Club of New York, the
Glee Club, under the direction of
Prof. Philip Duey of the Music
School, will appear in New York's
Town Hall on April 12.
Also scheduled are appearances
on April 9, in Pittsburg, April 10
in Beaver College Auditorium in
Jenkintown, Pa.; and April 11 at
Garden City High School on Long
Restauranteurs Hit
Dorm Competition
A 38 per cent decline in the
number of University students
patronizing private Ann Arbor
restaurants during the past 23
years was reported yesterday by




World News
By The Associated Press
auguration of Secretary General
Trygve Lie's successor, Dag Ham-
merskjold of Sweden, is expected
to take place before the full U.N.
General Assembly next week, pos-
sibily Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The Justice
Department said yesterday Julius
and Ethel Rosenberg have "waited
too long" to raise some of their
present challenges to their convci-
tions and death sentences for slip-
pling atomic secrets to Russia.
Thirty Acre Sale
To 'U' Requested
Arborcrest Cemetery officials
filed a petition in circuit court
yesterday asking an order per-
mitting the sale of some 30 acres
of the corporation's 110-acre plot,
at 1521 Glacier Way to' the Uni-
The property adjoins the Uni-
versity's new North Campus.

yesterday were announced in the,
following order:
Janet Netzer, '54, Fritz Glov.
er, '55E, Al Strauss, Grad., Lor-
raine Baldwin, '55, Carol Lee
Frankensteen, '55, Rosemary
Rehn, '55, Imre Zwiebel, '54E,
Larry Harris, '56, Keith Gordon,
'55, Vic Hampton, '54BAd., Eu-
gene McCracken, '56E.
McCracken will serve for a se-
mester term. The first 19 victors
were elected for full-year posts.
In other elections completed
after 2 a.m., Sue Popkin, '54,
Al Green, '53, and Don Dugger,
'54BAd., were named in that or-
der for Board in Control of Stu-
dent Publications posts.
Miss Popkin and Green piled up
close 3 586 and 3,571 votes respec-
tively, with Dugger slightly behind
at th- 3,324 level..Defeated candi-
dates Al Ternes, '55, and Jessica
Tanner, '55, had 2,594 and 1,914
THE SLATE of 10 Union vice-
presidents at large was narrowed
to five victors in the early morn-
ing hours. New veeps, in the order
elected, are: Howard Nemerdvski,
'54E, Bob Perry, '53E, Sam Alfieri,
'54A, Harry Blum, '54BAd., arid
Bill Libby, '54NR.
In the only all-campus refer-
endum of the spring 10-ballot
vote, students answered an em-
phatic "yes" to the question "Do
you prefer to have a non-profit
bookstore in the proposed addi-
tion to the Union rather than
alloting this space for other pur-

Affirmative vote on the
Perry-sponsored referendum
talled 4,912, compared with


Breakdown of the "yes" vote in-!
dicated that 1,800 approvals were
voiced by men students, 1,243 -by
women and 1,869 did not indicae
their sex. Of those opposed to the
Union bookstore, 426 were male,
211 female and 45 not indicated.
* * *
Pete Lardner, '53E, reported about
250 ballots invalidated during the
10-hour count. Strongest write-in
candidate was William "Scott"
Bonds. who had more than 80
supporters for an SL position.
Of the 80-odd ballots with
Bonds name indicated, only
those that had no other choices
marked were invalidated. Joint
Judic holds that candidates
should be required to go through
the regular petitioning proced-
ure before being voted upon.
Election officials yesterday had
no common explanation for the
unusually slow count. Though the
SL procedure was admittedly held
up to keep crowd interest cen-
tered on it rather than the minor
countings, the intentional slow-ap
was abandoned early in the count
as all rdturns seemed to bog down.
Education school senior officers
were also elected Wednesday. The
new slate consists of John Black,r
president; Barbara Steinko, vice-
president; Jacquelyn Ross, secre-
tary, and Peg Carter, treasurer.

Pros and Cons Voiced
Over Coed Union wing


(EDITOR'S NOTE-This is the.last
n a seriesof articles examining the
problems attendant to the proposed
Union wing.)
Daily Associate Editor
Would the building of a student
activities building as a part of the
proposed Union wing frustrate the
movement for a coed union?
Many of those opposing the sug-
gestion of a student activities wing
think it would, but paradoxically
some of the coed union's most vi-
olent supporters feel that it would
add immeasureably to the growth
of the coed union concept.
THE FIRST group feels that
once the wing is built it would
merely cement the current League-
Union split. They are probably
quite right in supposing that those
active in the League would hesitate

dormitory councils, class projects
and judiciaries would tend to re-
tain their female flavor at first, it
is foreseen that eventually all stu-
dent activities would merge.
THE CURRENT move toward
Union-League cooperation in such
projects as Guantics and the Cal-
endar of events is given as an ex-
ample of the conceivability of
eventually merging currently sep-
arted activities.
There remains a strong voice
that holds that it is impossible
to break down the current
Union-League autonomy unless
a completely new coed union
were built. They suggest that
such a building be constructed
on a fresh plot of ground, such
as Felch Park, which is along-
side Rackham, or behind E. En-
gineering Bldg.


Ann Arbor To El'ect Mayor Monday
* * * * * *
Election of a mayor, council president, half of the city council
and seven representatives to the County Board of Supervisors is the
77- job cut out for city voters in Monday's election.
Also on the ballot is a proposal to allow municipal employes to
participate with the city in a joint life insurance plan. I
WILLIAM E. BROWN, JR., Ann Arbor Mayor since 1945, has
pledged to continue current policies. Running on the Republican
ticket, he urges completion of the local parking system, annexation of
additional land and improvement in garbage disposal. If elected, he

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