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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 1953

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POLICY REVERSAL:
City School Board Lifts
Ban on Political Meetings

By HARRY LUNN
A query by a University grad-
uate student started action which
has opened Ann Arbor's school
buildings to political meetings af-
ter a 20-year ban on such activi-
ties.
Last fall David Firestone, Grad.,
looking for stand-by meeting f a-
cilities for local Democratic cam-
paign activities, was turned down
by the school board when he re-
quested auditorium space in city
schools.
CITING ITS policy of only al-
lowing bi-partisan meetings of the
debate type, the board would not
'U' Plans Tour
For Students
Prospective University students
will tour campus during Univer-
sity Day Saturday.
More than 1,500 high school stu-
dents will be here. The day's acti-
vities will begin with talks at 9
a.m. in Rackham Lecture Hall by
President Harlan H. Hatcher and
Dean Charles E. Odegaard of the
literary college.
During the day the students will
visit -the residence halls and vari-
ous sorority and fraternity houses.
Trips through buildings of the
various colleges will complete the
day's activities.
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permit partisan campaigning in
the buildings.
With the support of his fa-
ther-in-law, Prof. Preston W.
Slosson of the history depart-
ment, Firestone asked the board
to reconsider its policy and ap-
peared before it several times to
see if action was being taken.
His goal was finally achieved
this week when the group voted to
allow use of school premises for
meetings of any party appearing
on the "current official ballot and!
or the preceding one."
The news was a pleasant sur-
prise to Firestone who had not
been invited to the board meeting,
and knew nothing of its action
when contacted.
Under the new policy, use of
school facilities is subject to
general rental fees and regula-
tions with the board assuming
no responsibility for views ex-
pressed.
In changing their policy, the
group commented "school facili-
ties which are provided and main-
tained at public expense should be
made available for political party
meetings at which there may be a
free expression of points of view."
"All About Eve"
Ends RunToday
"All About Eve," the Student
Legislature Cinema Guild's cur-
rent presentation, will be shown at
8 p.m. today in Architecture Au-
ditorium.
The movie, a biting satire on
Broadway and legitimate. theater
which has won six Academy
awards, stars Bette Davis, as a
proud and erratic queen of the
theater. Ann Baxter, George San-
ders and Celeste Holm are also
featured in the film.
Admission is 50 cents.

Technic
The monthly edition of Mich-
igan Technic, campus engineer-
ing, magazine, will be on sale
all day tomorrow and Tuesday
in the Engineering Arch.
The magazine will feature
photography on three dimen-
sional movies and pictures of
the recent Slide Rule Ball.
The Technic will be sold for
25 cents.
NVIew Union
Opera Post
Petitions Due
Petitions for a new senior office
of Road Show Manager on the
Union Opera Executive Committee
are due tomorrow, Harry Blum,
'54, Mimes president announced
yesterday.
The new position was created by
a special subcommittee of the Un-
ion Board of Directors who have
recently completed a two-month
reorganization study of the Opera
Committee.
Five other 1953 Opera com-
mittee chairmanships are also
open for petitioners. .Petition
forms, due May 4, are available
at the main desk of the Union.
In previous years the Union Op-
era committee has operated with
one senior officer, the general
chairman, and five junior Execu-
tive committee chairmen.
Last semester's opera, "No Co-
ver Charge," traveled to Detroit,
Flint, Lansing, Toledo, Chicago
and Cleveland, netting profits of
approximately $8,000 for Re-
gents' Scholarship funds.
The Road Show Manager will be
given authority to control road
expenditures and coordinate sche-
duling and all arrangements con-
nected with the Opera tour.
Red Cross Drive
The local Red Cross drive col-
lected $74,567, $4,176 over Ann
Arbor's quota, Mrs. Frederick A.
Coller, general chairman, has an-
nounced.

CAP

Learns Defense

Tactics

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Ann Arbor's Civil Air Patrol air missions team participated in a
simulated aircraft search at Mettetal Airport in Plymouth, Mich.
last Sunday.
Under the command of CAP Major Robert Young, 14 pilots and
three cadets from Ann Arbor squadron 634-1, Ann Arbor City Air-
port, flew to Mettetal early in the morning.
ONE OTHER AIR MISSION team as well as a mobile support
unit, air police, communications, supply,Grescue and headquarters
teams were present to take part in the Group 634 Michigan Wing
"home phase training exercise.
The field orders prepared by Group 634 commanding officer,
Lt. Colonel Warren McCracken, read, "It is presumed that the
City of Detroit has been bombed by enemy forces, using a bomb
of the atom type.
"All available aircraft and crews as well as other unit personnel
will report to Mettetal Airport. Standby for flying operations as
directed."
Air Police Team 4-1 was equipped, ready for guard duty and as-
sumed the responsibility for security of the field headquarters.
THE COMMUNICATIONS team set up a field telephone system
connecting headquarters and the airport control tower with mobile
radio units.
Bothair missions teams were notified when a simulated radio
message from Michigan State police was intercepted.
"RCAF Dakota (US type C-47) accidentally shot down by
USAF fighters. Many parachutes sighted. Aircraft carrying rad-
iological experts to Detroit to assist local Civil Defense officials.
"Search for aircraft and occupants who parachuted from air-
craft. Plane was flying from Toronto, Ontario to Willow Run Air-

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Gym, 423 S. 4th Aye. Guests will be col-
lege age groups from Bethlehem E. and
R. Church and St. Paul's Lutheran
Church.
Congregational-Disciples Guild. Meet
at Congregational Church, 7 p.m., to
hear David King, the Congregational
student representative' to the Travan-
core, India, Conference for Christian
Youth.
Wesleyan Guild. Discussion Class: Un-
derstanding the Christian Faith, 9:30
a.m. Fellowship supper, 5:30 p.m. Wor-
ship and program at 6:45 p.m. A film
will be shown and discussed on a con-
troversial social issue. Bible study, 8.30
p.m.
Unitarian Student Group. Social eve-
ning with classical music and informal
discussion, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church.
Persons needing or able to provide
transportation, meet at Lane Hall, 7:15
p.m.
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club. Supper Program, 5:30 p.m. Bible
Study of Habbakuk 2.
CENI SPECIAL
16 mm MOVIE CAMERA
3 lenses, tubes for scientific
work, filters, 2 magazines,
and carrying case.
Phone 2-27?2

Michigan Christian Fellowship. Mr.
William Hoover, Assistant Registrar of
the Detroit Bible Institute, will speak
on "The Personal Relationship with
Jesus Christ," 4 p.m., Fireside Room,
Lane Hall. Everyone welcome. Refresh-
ments.
Graduate Outing Club meets at the
rear of the Rackham Building 2 p.m.
Sunday. Outdoor games. Transportation
provided to the country.
Russky Chorus. There will be a short
meeting of the Russky Chorus Sunday
at 7 p.m. In Room 3S of the Union. All
members please attend.
Coming Events
Graduate History Club. The third
meeting, which was postponed because
of Dr. Aiken's illness, will be held Mon.,
Apr. 27, at 8 p.m., in the East Confer-
ence Room of the Rackham Building.
Dr. Aiken, visiting professor in the
Philosophy Department, will speak on
"History and valuation." Plans for the
Club picnic will be discussed. Refresh-
ments will be served. Visitors are wel-
come.
La Petit Causette will meet tomor-
row from 3:30 to 5 p.m. In the North
Cafeteria, Union. All interested students
invited.
P'hiKappa Phi Honor Society. Short
business meeting for members, Mon.,
Apr. 27, 4 p.m., Room 517 in the base-
ment of the Administration Building.
Motion Picture. Twenty-minute ilm,
"Hunting Animals of the Past," shown
Mon. through Sat. at 10:30, 12:30, 3. and
4 o'clock and on Sun. at 3 and 4 oclock
only, 4th floor, University Museums
Building.
Young Democrats. There will be a
meeting of the executive committee
and the newly elected officers Tues.,
Apr. 28, at 7:30 in the Union.

port direct.A ccident took place in
vicinity of Northville, Michigan.
Urgent. Confirm."
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AT 10:20 Marshall Quinn, Ann
Arbor CAP executive officer, as-
signed the pilots to their search
areas.
The 15 square mile area was
divided into four sections with
two planes to each section. After.
making out flight plans, each pilot
took off to search his area ac-
companied by an observer.
Quinn in a Stinson 108 and
Jay Willer, Ann Arbor Squad-
ron personnel officer, flying a
Piper Cub searched Area Two.
The planes took off at 10:45
a.m. and were limited to one
hour's searching time.
Quinn's plane, flying at a cruis-
ing speed of 120 mph at 1200 feet,
sighted the "plane wreckage and
parachutes" (four large yellow
and white paper panels arranged
in a square) after 35 minutes.
The C-47 had "crashed" in Cass
Benton Park one and a half miles
south of Northvile Downs.
PRACTICE short-field landings
and message drops were arranged
for the afternoon, but snow flur-
ries cancelled the pans.
Quinn said an actual search
mission is a dawn-to-sundown
search. Small planes are used
for searching because they are
able to land in a- small area, he
explained.
The Ann Arbor Squadon doesn't
search for crashed coImi.ercial
planes, but may be called upon
to search for private or military
planes reported anywhere in the
eastern half or the lower penin-
sula, Quinn said.
THERE ARE 31 members in the
Ann Arbor air mission tealn-27
senior members and four cadets.
They are equipped with ten pri-
vately-owned planes, he reported.
Civil Air Patrol is a nation-
wide organization affiliated wish
the United States Air Force.
In an emergency, the local CAP
is able to evacuate people, admin-
ister first aid and carry up to
250 pounds of supplies, besides
searching for plane wreckage and
survivors.

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