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SL Opposes New
xam Schedule
Asks Return to Past Plan, Creation
Of Student-Faculty Study Group
Student Legislature opposition to the revised exam schedule was
registered with no dissent last night in approval of a two-fold petition
to President Harlan H. Hatcher and the Deans' Conference asking
immediate reconsideration of the move.
\By authority of the easily passed motion, SL will ask President
Hatcher and the Conference for "at least a temporary return" to the
schedule followed in 1950-51 and 1951-52.
If accepted, the SL request would begin this semester's exams
Monday, June 1, instead of Friday, May 29, as the present schedule
TO DETERMINE future exam scheduling, SL will ask appoint-
ment of a student-faculty committee to reconsider the entire ques-

Campus YP
Closes Shop
Fails To Submit
Membership List
It's the end of the road for the
'Young Progressives.
After a turbulent five-year ca-
reer, the local YP chapter hasj
quietly allowed itself to die by
not turning in a membership list#
to the Office of Student Affairs,
it was learned yesterday.
This automatically costs the
club recognition as an active stu-
dent group fcr the semester.
ley, '5, said she believed the only
cam'pus now left with a YP chap-
ter i's the University of Wisconsin.
The group failed to submit
its membership list because only
a few people were willing to
sign up, Miss Buckley said. She
added that there are people on
campus who are interested in
the YP's but are afraid to have
their names on the lists which
were declared permanentwand
open University records by the
Student Affairs Committee in


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Supply Convoys


-The nation will exhaust its
reserve pool of manpower for
military service by the end of
1955, John A. Hannah, assistant
Secretary of Defense in charge
of manpower, said yesterday.
Addressing members of the
Michigan legislature at a Mich-
igan State College dinner, Han-
nah said:
"We started drafting men at
the 25 year level and now we
are down to the 19-year-olds.
We are using men faster than
they turn 18' 2. By the end of
1955, the pool will be gone."

No Great Change
Advised for SL
The four-month old Committee
to Study Campus Organizations
closed up shop yesterday without
proposing any major change in
student government structure.
Agreeing to submit to the Stu-


tion as it affects commencement '
exercises. Faculty representatives
would be those who have already
investigated the exam-commence-
ment conflict and students would
be chosen by SL and the Senior
The Senior Board two weeks ago
voiced its discontent with the
schedule revamping in a letter to
the Commencement Committee.
In presenting his motion to
the first SL meeting following
spring elections, SL president
Howard Willens, '53, cited the
exam change as an "addition
of a burden on students, faculty
and certain administrative offi-
cials without any particular so-
lution to the problem."
Willens claimed the change does
not make Commencement Day
"more meaningful"- the purpose
for which the Regents and Pres-
ident Hatcher suggested a revision.
SENIORS who support the
change, he said, are those who
plan to leave immediately follow-
ing exams and will not be on hand
for commencement ceremonies.
Willens indicated there was
considerable faculty sentiment
that pressure to get senior grades
recorded faster will result in
more "objective" exans, which
are felt to be educationally faul-
ty for certain courses.
Petitions approved last night
will be submitted today to Pres-
ident Hatcher, Willens said. I
Other exam schedule develop-
ments included reports that exec-
utive committees of the several
schools and colleges have em-
powered their respective deans to
work with the registrar in assign-
ing final senior grades in case
faculty members fail to meet the
grade deadline.
In further Legislature action
last night,hSL unanimously ap-
proved the appointment of Leah
Marks, '55L, as student represen-
tation coordinator.
0 Straits Bridge
Decision Due
At the fifth annual Concrete
Conference held here yesterday,
Lawrence A. Rubin, secretary of
the Mackinaw BridgeAuthority,
set May 15 as the deadline for
Michigan's decision on whether to
.. bridge the Straits of Mackinaw.
He told the 250 person confer-
ence that he felt that the steadily
declining bond market would pro-
hibit investment after that date.
Wyvern Taps 20
New Members
Singing the traditional "Damn,
Damn, Damn to Michigamua"
members of Wyvern, junior honor-
ary for women, wound through the
halls of women's residences last
night tapping 20 new members.
Those tapped were Lorraine
Baldwin, Sue Beebe, Mimi Buck,
Jill Coleman, Becky Conrad, Dor-
othy Fink, Margaret Guenther,
Donna Hoffman, Joan Hyman,
Connie Jackson, Lois Klein, Lucy
Landers, Sally Lorber, Margaret
Lord, Joan Merrill\Margery Milks,
Dorothy Myers, Chris Reifel, Janet
Reinstein and Robin Renfrew.
Life Cards Now
Available at Union
All Union members who will

New Legal
.Plan Stirs
Local Scene
Sharply divided opinion con-
cerning the need in Washtenaw
County for a second circuit judge

highlighted the local legal scene
yesterday. The SAC ruling was a reversal
In a Daily survey of 26 local at- of a secrecy regulation passed in
torneys, 17 of the men interviewed May 1948 at the request of the
were opposed to the passing of a YP's. The '48 rule stated that
bill scheduledttohappearbefore membership in political groups
the State House of Representatives shall not be released except by
next week. specific request of the individual
* *student concerned."
THIS BILL will provide for an r. : *
election to be scheduled some time Y P M EM B ER S denied the
later in the year so that a second group's folding had any connec-
circuit judge might be elected for tion with a rumored- scrapping of
the county. the national Progressive Party. As
Proposed by Senator George announced in the Daily Worker ofj
Higgins (R-Ann Arbor) the bill Dec. 28, 1952, the U. S. Commun-
was passed in the Senate earlier ist Party has ordered Party work-
thiw sek.eers to center their efforts solely
Dub'edk. on infiltration of firmly establish-
ed political and social groups and
silanti attorney, a "sneak attack" to abandon the Progressive Party.
on the county judiciary system,
the bill if passed by the House will YP member Ed Shaffer, Grad.,
provide Washtenaw county with charged "threats of Congres-
two circuit judges in place of the sional investigations, fear of ad-
present one man set-up. verse newspaper publicity by
'"* 0 ensation-seekin sheets and

dent Legislature an objective re-
A. P'iu robe'mme ru asdamto
port of its fact findings, the 30-
member group passed a motion
y ] I stating that it "has been unable
H its to develop any proposals which
would meet with the approval of
a majority of committee mem-
WASHINGTON - ( -- Sen. bers."
Byrd. (D-Va.) said yesterday that * * *
former Defense Secretary George PROPOSED by Union represen-?
C. Marshall issued a "slowdown tative Bill Jentes, '55L, the mo-
order" late in 1950 that was "al- tion also recognized that "the re-
most a directive not to prepare" lationships between students and
for the Korean War that had be- the University administration, stu-
gun three months earlier. dent organizations and the ad-
Byrd made the statement after ministration and student organi-
the Army's top budget officer tes- zations themselves should be im-
tified that six days after Marshall proved."
took the top defense post the for- 1
mer general issued an order de- Jentes' motion, along with
claring that "for budgetary pur- the group's four months' find-
poses only it will be assumed that ings will be submitted to SL at
combat operations will be complet- its meeting April 29.I
ed June 30, 1951." Earlier in the meeting, a straw
Byrd said that Marshall's direc- vt Eied the moeoing brak
Live might have been responsible vte indicated thfloig beak-
tivemigt hve eenresonsbledown in group sentiment regard-
for the shortage of aircraft as ing campus organization: three
well. in favor of the status quo, five in
The Virginia Senator's remarks Ifavor of a plan to seat voting or-
followed the testimony of a parade
of Pentagon generals who tried to ganizational representatives on SL
explain why various factors kept and nine in favor of setting up an
the army pinched for some types administrative council of organi-
of ammunition in the Far East zational representatives in an ad-
conflict. visory capacity to SL.


-Daily-Don Campbell
* * * *


Lloyd Evans Redesigns
Puccini Opera Cos tumes
When the "Madame Butterfly' costumes from a New York firm
arrived "looking too ragged to put on," Lloyd Evans, '54SM, costume
supervisor for the Puccini opera had the job of redesigning for the
speech department-music school production opening at 8 p.m. today
in Tappan Junior High School.
Several weeks ago the company sent the wrong colors, makeshift
kimonos and Japanese coolie costumes that were unfit for use be-
cause "there weren't enough of them to be decent" according to Evans.
--__ _ But with the help of the five


ALTHOUGH only six of the men
contacted professed to be unques-
tionably in favor of the bill as it
now stands, eight of the 17 men
who were opposed to it indicated
that there was a definite need in
the county for a second judge to
assist present judge James R.,
Their objection to present leg-
islation was to the method used
in passing it and to the fact
that members of the Board of
Supervisors, the local Bar As-
sociation, and Judge Breakey
himself had not been consulted
in this move.
Only two of the attorneys in-
terviewed had no opinion on the
matter. Another one refused to
comment. Opinion ran high among
the other 23 men and ranged from
wholehearted support of the pro-
posed measure to the complete
denial of the need for any such ac-
tion on the part of nine of the
One local attorney in opposing
the bill pointed out that "this
should be a move that the judge
himself institutes, not one that is
started without his knowledge."

other such factors are respon-
sible for the folding of YP."

Unfair Union

Prof. John Shepard+
chology department,
advisor, said he had
conference with the
some time and knew
its demise.

of the psy-)
YP faculty
not had a
group .for
nothing of

SINCE ITS inception in March,
1948 as the Wallace Progressives,
YP has been notable for speaker
troubles and entanglements with
the student affairs office and the
During the 1948 election, in-
terest in the group hit a peak
that has not been reached since.
After the national Progressive
defeat the membership of 300
dropped to about 30. With con-
siderable recruiting it had re-
mained in that vicinity until
this semester.
The YP's had their first serious
run-in with the SAC in the sum-
mer of 1950 when a membership
list of 31 was turned in-of which
only six were enrolled in the sum-

World News
Roundup t
By the Associated Press
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina-
Bombs hurled during a fighting
mass meeting speech by President
Juan D. Peron yesterday killed five
spectators and injured others in
the Plaza de Mayo.
Peron was unhurt but obviously
*, * *
PRETORIA. South Africa-
Prime Minister Daniel F. Malan's
Nationalist party, winning four
key parliamentary seats early to-
day appeared headed for victory
in the crucial South African gen-
eral election.
WASHINGTON-The Eisenhow-
er administration renewed before
a lukewarm House committee yes-
terday its plea that general rent
controls be extended until Oct. 1.
Parking Meter
Clue Heightens
Treasure Hunt
Hampered by persistent rains
yesterday afternoon and last night,
local treasure hunters ran into
complications in finding the $100
hidden somewhere underground in
Ann Arbor.
Meanwhile, the latest clue re-
vealed today reads "A parking
meter I can see from beneath my
shady lea."
* * *
ENTERING its fourth day, the
search has been heightened by
daily clues which thus far have
said the $100 certificate is located
in a small metal container about
a foot below the ground near a
busy street.
Meters are found around cam-
pus on State St. near Maynard
St. and N. University. Several

NEITHER of the two
however, had been workedr
detail to the satisfaction
majority of the members.

out in
of a

Reasons voiced by committee
members for the group's failure
to arrive at a decision to change
the campus structure were gen-
erally that the diversity of opin-
ion among organizational rep-
resentatives was too great to
expect agreement.


SL president Howard Willens,
'53, noted that the factual report
would be acceptable to SL, which
set up the study group in Novem-
The fact that no major change
was agreed upon is perhaps proof
that the present situation is liv-
able, Willens said.
The now defunct committee in-
cluded representatives from SL,
the League, the Union, The Daily,
Interfraternity Council, Panhellen-
ic, Assembly, Inter-House Coun-
cil, Joint Judiciary and Interna-
tional Students Association as well
as members from the campus at
Strikers Return
DETROIT--(P)-The bulk of the
approximately once - idle 80,000
workers at Ford and Chrysler fac-
tories returned to jobs yesterday,
restoring car production to near
Ford early yesterday reached
agreement with the CIO United
Auto Workers on terms to settle
the 14-day-old strike of 2,200 em-
ployes at the Monroe parts plant.

Acts Blasted
By Professor
Prof. Joseph E. Maddy of the
music school, founder and presi-
dent of the National Music Camp
at Interlochen, has asked Congress
to tighten up the Taft-Hartley
law to give courts the right to
review labor union "unfair" list-
ings and restrain unions from un-
just decisions.
Prof. Maddy, in a report to the
Senate Committee on Labor and
Public Welfare, now considering
revision of the controversial labor
law, charged musicians' union
chief James C. Petrillo with im-
plementing 12 "restrictive prac-
tices" which have "seriously im-
paired the operation of the Na-
tional Music Camp" and "curtailed
the education opportunities of mil-
lions of American children . .
Main grievance listed was Petril-
lo's placing the music camp on the
American Federation of Musicians'
"unfair" list in 1945, preventing
any union member from teaching
at the camp. Prof. Maddy was later
expelled for remaining at Inter-
"I was ousted for my criticism
of Petrillo," the professor stated.
"Union laws have nothing to do
with teaching. This is the only
time I know that they have ex-
tended their rules to education."

and ten and his own ingenuity
Evans succeeded in outfitting the
singers for "Madame Butterfly"
which will continue performances
tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday.
Known for his interpretation
of Icepick Sadie in this year's
Union opera, the versatile vocal
music education major first be-
came interested in costuming
when he took a speech depart-
ment course in costume history
in summer school last year.
With his interest in costuming
and experience in the chorus of
"Faust" and "Madame Butterfly"
and singing the tenor lead Fair-
fax in the Gilbert and Sullivan
production of "Yeoman of the
Guard," Evans is undecided
whether to make the theater or
music his career.
opera Josef Blatt of the music
school translated the libretto into
Prof. Valentine B. Windt of the
speech department is stage di-
rector for the show.
The five principal roles, double-
cast for the four day run, will be
sung tonight by Robert McGrath,
'54SM, in the role of Goro, Charles
Greene, as Lt. B. F. Pinkerton,
Robert Kerns, '54SM, cast as U.
S. Consul Sharpless, Vivien Mi-
lan, SM, as Suzuki, and Dolores
Lowry, '53SM, in the role of Mad-
ame Butterfly.
Tickets for the performances
are on sale in the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theater box offices for $1.50,
$1.20 and $.90. Student tickets are
priced at $.75.

LT Planes
Clark Receives
Truce Orders
By the Associated Press
The Communists usedsconvoys
of disabled Allied prisoners head-
ing southward yesterday to shield
huge military supply movements
and drove off U. S. spotter planes
with furious anti-aircraft fire.
The first convoy of sick and
wounded Allied prisoners was due
to reach Kaesong, Red armistice
headquarters, today for exchange
beginning Monday. Two other con-
voys were en route over roads jam-
med with Red military traffic.
* * *
spotted two of the convoys yester-
day and the third today, the U. S.
Fifth Air Force said.
The third convoy was seen
rolling down a main supply route
between Huichon and Kanu, 70
air miles east of Pyongyang, the
Red Korean capital.
Circling low to take a close look
and to photograph the prisoner
convoys, pilots said they were driv-
en off by savage antiaircraft fire.,
One flier said he had never before
seen so many Communist vehicles
on the move over Korean roads,
* * *
MEANWHILE the United States
has instructed Gen. Mark Clark,
the UN Far Eastern commander,
what reply to give the Commun-
ists on their proposal to resumeI
negotiations for a Korean armis-
tice, Washington officials said yes-
While the officials did not say
what the instructions were, it was
assumed generally that Clark
would accept the Red offer. But
there was no immediate hint as to
when he might suggest areopen-
ing of talks or what conditions he
would lay down.
The State Department had said
earlier yesterday that instructions
were still being drafted and it
denied reports that Switzerland
had been asked as a neutral to
screen war prisoners unwilling to
return to their homeland. A
spokesman conceded, however,
that information approaches might
have been made to the Swiss.
In the United Nations, the Unit-
ed States and Russia, in rare
agreement, lined up yesterday be-
hind a Brazilian resolution which
expresses the hope that further
negotiations at Panmunjom wTll
achieve an early armistice in
The unusual teamwork between
U. S. Ambassador Ernest A. Gross
and Russia's Andrei Y. Vishin-
sky came in the UN Political
Committee after Vishinsky lam-
basted the United States, charg-
ing it was slow to answer Com-
munist appeals for resumption of
truce talks.
In thekair over Korea Allied
warplanes yesterday hit the Com-
munists all across North Korea-
except for the attack-free corri-
dor along the route the Reds say
they were using to convoy Allied
sick and wounded prisoners toward
Devine To Speak
On Law, Politics
Prof. Edmond F. DeVine of the
Law School, Washtenaw County's
prosecuting attorney, will speak on
"Politics and Law" at a public

meeting of the Michigan Crib, pre-
law society, at 8 p.m. today in
Rm. 3-D of the Wnion.
Chief assistant prosecutor until
his election to the prosecutor's
post in 1952 and currently a Law
School lecturer on criminal law,
Prof. DeVine will present his views
on how to prepare for a career in
law and politics.
1- .+.......-- -rt- N'Y1f .

NAM Leader Supports
Colleges in Red Probes

Colleges and universities were
given a vote of confidence this
week by the National Association
of Manufacturers in reference to
the current investigations by Con-
gress of Communism in education.
Charles R. Sligh, Jr., NAM
president, defended higher educa-
tion against "wholesale indict-
ment" involving Communism in a
speech Monday before an Educa-
tion-Industry Conference in Phila-
UPHOLDING the "principles of
free enterprise and the American
way," Sligh expressed the opinion
that there have been and "prob-
ably still are professors and in-
str11tAov iwith Communist. lean-

slap at what he termed "left wingE
educators" who are opposed to
"freedom of enterprise." How-
ever, he called the "left-wingers"
a small segment of the education
community and appealed to the
"majority of educators" who, "like
every other patriot want to rid
our educational system of those
who would undermine the Ameri-
can ideal of freedom."
* * *
SLIGH CALLED for stronger
business support of the private in-
stitutions of higher learning. He
said that increased business sup-
port is the "positive approach to
the left-wing problem." ,
Sligh also gave University ad-
ministrations a pat on the back


,SAC Makes Big Ten Driving Survey

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
in a series of articles on the student
driving problem at the University.
Today's article deals with the situa-
tion at other Big Ten schools. Fu-
ture articles will cover the prob-
lem at the University and solutions
advanced by various campus groups.)

1THE QUESTIONS asked by the
Student Affairs office aimed at
information as to what regula-
tions existed, whether they have
been changed in recent years, the
accident rate and how misconduct
was affected by student driving.

Misconduct, accidents and
drinking incidents have been on
the downgrade 'since the rules
were 'put into effect. Tight restric-
tions are also imposed on parking
and driving on the campus proper.,

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