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VOL. LXIII, No. 137
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, APRIL 23 1953
,a an. rnur.a
61 Per Cent
For 23 Agencies
WASHINGTON - (A') - T,
House passed its first appropria
tions bill for the new year yestex
day, cutting 61 per cent from fund:
asked for 23 federal agencies.
Passage by voice sent the bi
to the Senate after the House had
1. Voted 198 to 106 to halt gov-
ernment-aided construction of
public, low rent housing not la-
ter than July 1. Several senators
already have announced they
will seek to change that provi-
2. Refused to appropriate th
normal annual contribution of th
federal government to the Civ
Service Retirement Fund. Th
standing vote was 143 to 84.
3. Eliminated without contro-
versy a committee-proposed plan
to bar the Federal National
Mortgage Association from buy-
ing more mortgages 'and to or-
der it to sell one billion dollars
worth of those it holds.
The measure appropriates $451,.
$23,493 to finance 23 independen
executive agencies for the yea
starting July 1. They do not in.
elude the Veterans Administratiol
Selective Service, the Atomic En
ergy Commission or the Tennesse
s * *
THAT AMOUNT is $721,423,697
or about 61 per cent, below th
amount former President Trumal
had asked in his January budge
Most of the reduction was for
Civil Service funds.
Meanwhile, in a letter resigning
as Commissioner of Education,
Earl J. McGrath told Presiden
Eisenhower that budget slashe
already have "markedly damage
the morale of a highly competen
professional staff," and the pro-
posed new budget will "further
dampage" the federal program sup
The House also passed and sen
to the Senate yesterday a bill au-
thorizing the Agriculture Depart-
ment to use $3,150,000 of its avail-
able funds to formulate acreag
allotments for the 1953 wheat anc
4 cotton crop because of the prob-
ability that marketing quotas wil
A review of the co-ed union
question by University alumni,
faculty and students, suggested
by Dean of Students Erich A. Wal-
ter, might take some time to ac-
complish, Dean of Men Walter B.
Rea said yesterday.
Addressing the Union Awards
Banquet Tuesday, Dean Walter
cited the need for co-ed facilities
and urged quick action on the
problem. He felt, however, that
whatever solution is reached, parts
of both the Union and League
should be devoted to activities for
which they were originally plan-
DEAN REA, who has 'worked
with the Union and League on the
problem, said that one meeting
3 has been held between committees
of the two groups with further
conferences slated next week.
The League Board will meet
at 4 p.m. today to discuss the
question preparatory to next
Dean Rea indicated that after
some agreement is reached be-
tween student groups regarding
co-ed facilities, further surveys of
the alumni and alumnae may be
"The majority of alumni I have
talked to are more concerned with
student needs for facilities than
with alumni needs," he comment-
ed, but added that these opinions
are not necessarily indicative of
the feelings of all alumni.
In his Union speech, Dean .
Walter referred to a recent Chi-
cago meeting between alumni
Camp Project Begins
Taft To Ask
In Oil Talks
ate took a breather in its sub-
merged lands debate last night,
but returns to night sessions to-
day with the threat of round-the-
clock meetings Monday to speed
up a final decision.
After two nights of talking al-
most until midnight, the Senate
quit shortly after 10 p.m. Majority
Leader Robert Taft of Ohio prom-
ised to try again today for an
agreement to limit a debate which
has entered its fourth week.
TAFT EARLIER had agreed to
delay until Monday a test vote on
what he said was the "main issue
of the controversy" over state vs.
federal ownership of the offshore
The motion, once scheduled for
last night, was put off, Taft said,
at the request of five Senators who
are out of town and some others
who felt more time for debate is
needed. Such a motion cannot be
TrAFT PRE DICTED1 in adlvance
ALLEY OOP-Gene McCracken, Bob Weinbaum and Mike Farner
load ladders aboard a truck in preparation for today's IFC
Fresh-Air Camp Help Week project. The first busload of fra-
ternity pledges and sorority initiates will leave for the camp at
2 p.m. today from the Union. Weinbaum, president of the Junior
IFC, has cautioned all workers to wear old clothes.
Gold Arrives at Willow
Run for Rai Jet Tests
Shielded in a 600-pound lead box, one ounce of radioactive gold
arrived at the Willow Run Airport at 11:05 p.m. yesterday.
The gold, flown from Idaho Falls, Idaho, was immediately placed
in a 250-gallon steel tank surrounded by sand bags two feet thick
and filled with water as protection against the deadly beta rays.
* * * *
THE METAL will be used for tests on t e eets of radiation
Students were given representa-
tion on the Honors Convocation1
Committee yesterday when Deanj
of Students Erich A. Walter nam-
ed Dick Balzhiser, '54E, and Anne'
Stevenson, '54, members of the
The committee has two maint
assignments, Dean Walter said,1
which members felt student repre-
sentation would aid in carrying
out. These included selecting theI
main speaker and determining
policy regarding who shall be in-
cluded in the convocation.
* * *
DISCUSSION on the student
members arose about seven weeks
ago in the committee. University
President Harlan H. Hatcher ap-
proved the idea advanced by the t
group which provides for a manp
and woman from among the hon-
or students of the junior classes toI
sit on the committee.
The student members increasea
the committee from five to seven$
members. , -t
on jet engines. This project is di-
rected toward full utilization of
the capabilities of ram jets.
These tests, to be carried on by
the Engineering Research In-
stitute, will last only four hours
since gold has a "half life" of 70
hours. Gold is the most radioac-
tive source used for this purpose.
"We have to have high air intake
abilities in these ram jets, since
they burn a tremendous amount of
fuel in a small space," Prof. Rich-
ard B. Morrison of the engineering
Ordinarily work is done in the
laboratory, where the source is ra-
diated, but in this case the gold
had to be transported to the site
of the experiments.
Before arrival,researchers had
made 30 "dry runs" in order to be
completely prepared for the proj-
For Speech Play
Reserved and general admission
tickets for the speech department
production of "Deep Are the Roots"
may still be purchased in the
League box office.
Tickets are priced at $1.20, $.90
and $.60. A special student rate of
$.50 will be available for the last
TAFT PREDICTED in advance
his motion would be approved by
at least a 20-vote margin, thus
killing the substitute measures.
But the vote had no effect
toward limiting the debate on
the pending measure to affirm
the states' title to submerged
lands within their historic boun-
Sen. .Hubert Humphrey (D-
Minn.) talked for seven hours yes-
terday and ventured the predic-
tion that President Eisenhower
might veto a states' ownership bill
if it is passed.
The Interfraternity Council will
hold a tryout meeting at 7:30 p.m.
today in the Union.
Tryouts will be given a chance
to work on one of the seven IFC
committees and participate in such
planned activities for next year as
the Big Ten IFC-Panhel Confer-
ence to be held in Ann Arbor, the
cooperative food buying program
and the organization of the rush-
The new committee chairmen,
approved Tuesday night by the
IFC House Presidents' Assembly,
include Al Fey, '55E, and Jay
Martin, '55, rushing; Jim Walters,
'55E, alumni Big Ten; Fred Shure,
'55E, and Dave Smertling, '55, co-
ordination; Bob Dombrowski, '55
and Bob Wienbaum, '56, social
Others appointed were Pete Dow,
'55, and John Nichols, '56; public
relations; Frank Vick, '56, office;
and Lee Abrams, '56, scholarship.
There will also be a meeting of
the IFC songleaders at 8:30 p.m.
today in the Union.
NEW CABINET-The above students were elected last night to executive positions on
are (left to right) Chris Reifel, member-at-large; Bob Ely, vice-president; Bob Neary, pres
Netzer, member-at-large. Standing are Barbara Mattison, recording secretary; Fred Hick
and Shirley Cox, corresponding secretary.
Neary Elected New President of
By VIRGINIA VOSS
A rising vote of acclamation last
night put Bob Neary, '54BAd., in
the Student Legislature presi-
dency at the head of a newly-
elcted, seven-member cabinet.
Following the unanimous vote,
the 19-year-old junior from Des
Moines, Ia., took up the ga ,el and
promised Legislators to strive to
"make the problems of acceptance
by the administration and repre-
sentation of student opinion com-
SL VICE-PRESIDENT for the
SOCIAL RESEARCH PROJECT:
Survey Seeks Cure for Date Trouble
A complete overhaul of commit-
tee posts on the Union executive
council yesterday came as the first
big step toward streamlining op-
eration of the various committees.
The number of the committees
was increased from six to nine, but
only one councilman has charge of
each, instead of two as before.
ANNOUNCEMENT of the reor-
ganization came in time to affect
appointments to the executive
The change will reduce the
number of councilmen appointed
for next year from 12 to nine.
Explaining . he reorganization as
a move to define committee head
responsibility more definitely, new
Union president Jay Strickler, '54,
said, "The change should also
eliminate competition between the
joint committee heads which has
sometimes resulted in a job being
STRICKLER said that the idea
of revising the committee setup
has been under consideration for
some time and that further
changes in committee functions'
will probably be made.
Committees added in the re-
organization of the council will
handle such special functions as-
Union dances and Little Club,
publicity releases and advertis-
irig and routine house functions
of the Union.
The coordination committee,
formed last year to coordinate
Union work with overall campus
past semester. Neary is a member
of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and
vice-president of Sphinx, junior
men's honorary. He replaces out-
going president Howard Willens,
In the four-way vice-presiden-
tial race, Bob Ely, '54E, was vic-
torious. Veep candidates Raj-
esh Gupta, Grad., and Fred
Hicks, '54, were dropped on the
first two ballets, and Ely defeat-
ed Janet Netzer, '54, on the
Hicks was subsequently reelect-
ed treasurer by a vote of acclama-
Next vote in the seven-post elec-
tions gave Miss Netzer the first
cabinet member-at-large position
above last-minute candidate Ned
Simon, '55, and Chris Reifel, '55.
* * *
SECOND member-at-large post
went to Miss Reifel, who defeated
Simon and'Steve Jelin, '55, on the
Surprise move of the evening
was the acclamation vote elect-
ing Barbara Mattison, '54, re-
cording secretary. Miss Matti-
son had previously disavowed in-
tentions of running for the post.
Incumbent corresponding secre-
tary Shirley Cox, '54, was reelected
Sketches on Sale
Studio sketches by the late Prof.
Carlos Lopez of the architecture
school will continue on sale from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the For-
sythe Galleries, 1101 Martin Pl.
over candidates J
Following the ler
ing the Union Boar
to "seriously conside
student bookstore in
Thor Johnson, co
advocated a new ty
program to encoura
Johnson was ma
the annual musics
Convocation. He is
"I hope," he said,
do away with the
our profession wh
heavy stuff at thet
twiddling down to t
close. People even be
of two or three hack
the orchestra is goin
der to have a vital i
tion, there must be
on the part of audie
the alertness of the c
he wrote the piece.
. Takes Facts
Of War Trials
By The Associated Press
The Communists yesterday
promised to free more than the
605 Allied sick and wounded
pledged originally for the historic
first prisoner exchange of the
They also said that they would
release 40 Americans in today's
exchange of sick and wounded
r . +
ALSO TO BE released-in ex-
change for 500 Communists-are
four British, four Turks, one
Dutch soldier and one Canadian,
plus 50 South Koreans
- '~' ~ The good tidings came amid
thunderous reverberations as a
big gun duel shook the hills
around the Panmunjom plain
where the" disabled captive ex-
change rolled into its fourth
-Chuck Kelsey day,
SL. Seated Fourteen - Americans, five Aus-
ident; Janet tralians, six Columbians and 25
s, treasurer; South Koreans were handed over
to the Allies at 9 a.m. (7 p.m. Ann
* Arbor time) yesterday. Fifty South
Korean disabled were to be releas-
ed later in the day.
IN WASHINGTON, Sen. Styles
Bridges (R-NH) said yesterday ad-
elin and Vic ministration officials have agreed
to collect all possible evidence of
nigthy speech- Communist atrocities in Korea for
g session, SL possible war crimes prosecution in
a motion ask- the future.
d of Directors This report came after Bridges'
~r" including a appropriations committee had
e asdcloseted itself for two hours with
n the Proposed officials of the State and De-
Bridges said the witnesses con-
firmed "the general information
1s01 1about atrocities and, speaking gen-
erally, said they were probably to
a large extent sadly and unfor-
tunately correct accounts."
%rts HE WAS REFERRING to the
spreading reports from sick and
wounded U. S. prisoners released
nductor of the by the Communists under the
my, yesterday agreement reached at Panmun-
pe of concert join.
ge more alert These released POWs told de-
tails of forced death marches
in speaker at across the frozen Korean coun-
school Honors tryside with U. S. soldiers falling
on campus to dead of exhaustion and exposure.
for the May They said some Americans were
bayoneted and beaten to death.
'"that we can
tradition of Martin Tells
ich calls for .
beginning and o State
waddle at the a s
et as to which
neyed encores Tax Problems
ig to perform." aX P b e s
ed that in or- "The Michigan legislature has
kusical civiliza- never been as aware of today's
1an alertness problems as it is now," State Aud-
ences eqtial to itor General John B. Martin, Jr.,
omposer when said last night.
Speaking before a meeting of
the Young Republicans, Martin
r described the financial problems
,onS facing the state, explaining that
they stem from the time of the de-
pression when a tax on real es-
tate was relaxed.
at "Of -the bills now being consid-
ered, the business profit tax has
the best chance of becoming law,"
he regulations Martin said. This bill would pro-
cops" and the vide for a tax on all business pro-
ty officers are fits with an exemption of $10,000.
as county of- -
ate mainly in Theta Chi Reports
re male into Second Burai'v
For the second time in four
forcemeat by months, money from Theta Chi
frdrivingment-fraternity was taken oy an early
or traffic vio- morning thief yesterday.
or Notice of About $50 was stolen at 7 a.m.
nt to the Stu- when a man about 30 years old
and t sci was spotted by a student who had
By RONA FRIEDMAN
"In the room the women come
and go talking of Michelangelo"
... the latest styles in clothes, the
boy back home and why some cam-
pus dream-boat never called back.
Across campus in ivy-covered
quadrangles males bat ping pong
balls around or put Plato, account-
ing and irregular verbs in appro-
priate brain compartments. Oc-
casionally they stop in front of
a much-abused mirror to figure
out why she "was dated up till
some time in June."
S * *
THIS COULD be a typical week-
end scene on campus, yet at curfew
time dormitory and sorority
porches are filled to capacity with
Why do some students date
while their roommates sit at
This is one of the questions
which a survey sponsored by the
Driving Ban Violat
Total 400 Cases Ye
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
fourth in a series of articles on the
student driving problem. Today's
article deals with University enforce-
ment of the regulation. The final
article will cover proposals advanced
for modification of the present rules.)
By ERIC VETTER
Although termed "unenforce-
able" by University administrators,
the student driving ban results in
approximately 400 violation cases
reported to the Office of Student
Affairs each year.
In three-fourths of these cases,
disciplinary action is meted out in
the form of fines, revocation ofI
Enforcement of ti
is done by "campusc
city police. Universit
ficials to apprehend
although they opera
Ann Arbor. trips a
the county to nab ru
CITY POLICE pr
amount of the en
checking students fo
mits when stopped f
lations, or questioni
all traffic fines is se
Ident Affairs Ofc
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