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VOL. LXIV, No. 115 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1954
K Classes To End
May27 This Year
Deans Retain Thanksgiving Holiday
For Two Year Provisional Period
By JON SOBELOFF
Classes will end this spring on Thursday, May 27, with Friday
"dead" and final exams beginning Saturday, May 29, ending the
next Saturday for seniors.
The present long Thanksgiving weekend will be retained for
another two years on a trial basis.
Those were the decisions at yesterday's Deans' Conference. But
Dean Charles E. Odegaard of the literary college indicated that the
literary school faculty will go along with the approved exam schedule
this year only-by next year they want a complete reconsideration
rOn Tax Cut
WASHINGTON - (P) - Re-
publicans appeared to be gaining
ground steadily late yesterday in a
House floor battle against a Dem-
ocratic drive. to give everybody a
new income tax cut.
After five hours of bitter par-
tisan debate, GOP leaders express-
ed strong' and growing optimism
that a showdown vote today would
defeat a Democratic proposal to in-
crease individual income tax ex-
emptions for each taxpayer and
each dependent by $100.
* * *
SEVERAL Democratic leaders,
who earlier had predicted victory
for their side, conceded privately
that the odds appeared to be
against them now in the critical
tax fight in this congressional
Republican leaders said a half
dozen or more GOP lawmakers
heretofore considered "doubtful"
on the issue had swung over
yesterday in opposition to the
Chairman Daniel Reed (R-NY)
of the Ways and, Means Commit-
tee said Democrats were using
"dangerously misleading" figures
to support their contention that
corporations and wealthy individ-
uals would benefit most from the
general tax revision bill.
t Vie for Fifty
Eighty-eight candidates have
thrown their hats into the elec-
tions ring for 50 campus positions,
Babs Hilman, '55Ed., elections di-
rector announced yesterday.
Students will cast their ballots in
all-campus elections, March 30 and
31, for 22 Student Legislature
seats, nine J-Hop positions, seven
Union vicepresidents, eight senior
class officers, three Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications mem-
bers and one Board in Control of
Inter-Collegiate ; Athletics mem-
THIRTY-ONE candidates in the
running for 22 SL seats include:
Bill Adams, Eugene Axelrod, '56;
Gwenn Bashara, '57; Norm Beck,
'55BAD.; Hank Berliner, '56; San-
dra Cook, '57; Charles Creager,
'4NR; Sheila Cummins,'55; Ricky
Gilman, '55N; Etta Gluckstein,
'56; Larry Harris, '56.
The list continues with Diana
Hewitt, '55; Sandy Hoffman, '56;
Nan Howe, '56; Jim Laarman,
'55E; Larry Levine, '56; June
Levinson, '56; David Levy, '57;
Ellen Loveland, '55Ed.; Murray
MacDonald, Joe Moore, 55M;
Donna Netzer, '56; Nancy Petri-
coff, '56, and Ruth Rossner, '55.
Concluding the roster of Legis-
lature candidates are: Herb
Schneider, '56; Carol Seltzer, '57;
Ned Simon, '55; Charles Skala,
'55BAd.; Bob Sommer, '57; Joel
Tauber, and John Winslow, '55M.
* * *
TWENTY- ONE candidates on
the nine-place J-Hop slate are:
t Sarah Jo Brown, '56; Carolyn Bry-
ant, '56; Gene Cohen, '56; Bill
Diamond, William Eckerman, '56;
Mark Gallon, '56; Bob Gillow, '56;
Robert' Ginsberg, Patricia God-
dard, Peggy Hubbard, Lou Kwik-
Continuing the list are: Earl
of the entire school calendar.
Four student members of the
University Calendaring Commit-
tee attended yesterday's deans'
meeting. The students had prev-
iously indicated approval of the
dead Friday plan for this spring.
* * *
THE DEANS' extension of the
four-day Thanksgiving weekend
for another two years was based
on a report showing that attend-
ance in the various colleges was
relatively good the Wednesday
before and the Monday after
Student Legislature and stu-
dent leaders had cooperated in
urging good attendance at they
Wednesday and Monday classes
last semester. They pointed out
that the four-day holiday, which
had been instituted on a two-
year trial basis, would not be
continued it too many students
No significant drop in attend-
ance on Wednesday or Monday
was reported by the schools of
dentistry, medicine, nursing, so-
cial work or public health. The
College of Architecture and De-
sign reported 17 per cent absence
on Wednesday and 18 per cent on
The business administration
school had 17.6 per cent absence
Wednesday, eight per cent Mon-
day. Comparable figures were: for
the education school 17 and 10
per cent; engineering college, 6.2
and 3.9 per cent and literary col-
lege, 14 and five per cent.
* . *
Set for May 5, 6.
By BECKY CONRAD
A number of Student Legislature
candidates watched the proceed-
ings of SL last night as the Leg-
islature voted to hold a special all-
campus election May 5 and 6 "for
purposes of gathering student
opinion on proposed changes in
the academic calendar."
Ruth Rossner, '55, framer of the
motion, explained that various al-
ternative plans for an academic
calendar would be placed on the
Legislators endorsed the ap-
pointment of Howard Nemorowski,
'55E, to the post of elections direc-
tor for the special University-fi-
* * *
EARLIER in the SL session, Leg-
islators urged the Dean of Stu-
dents' office to "re-examine and
revise the present system of ad-
ministering loans to women."
The motion pressed for action
giving coeds "responsibility and
privilege of bringing their re-
quests for loans in person to the
Committee on Student Loans,
without any preliminary sreen-
ing by the Dean of Women's Of-
Currently, Assistant to the Dean
of Women Gertrude E. Muhollan1
screens all coed requests for loans
To give students an oppor-
tunity to meet Student Legis-
lature candidates and discuss
election issues a pre-election
open house -will be held from
3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the SL
Students have been urged to
attend the meeting in order to
determine the stand of candi-
dates on the issues of the cam-
and either shows them other solu-
tions to their problems, refuses
loans or passes requests on to the
Proposer of the motion Steve
Jelin, '55, pointed out, "Dis-
crimination or partiality does
not exist now." However, he ex-
plained, the motion is intended
as an indictment of that policy
which leaves open to distinct
possibility the enactment of per-
Legislators last night also
pressed for University adoption of
a Junior year abroad program,
which would include thepublishing
of a booklet correlating courses att
the University and foreign uni-
SL also voted to forward to Uni-i
versity President Harlan H. Hat-
cher before the Regents' meeting
tomorrow signatures collected on!
petitions asking for Regents' ac-r
tion in modification of the driving
ban. Yesterday's total was 2200
signatures. However, more peti-
tions will be collected from housingt
DOUBLE-DUTY PARTY SEES BIRTHDAY CAKE, GREEN BEER
Asks End To Pett
Eisenhower Con emns President
Who Fails To Aid Country in Danger
WASHINGTON-(P)-President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared
yesterday his confidence in the honesty and integrity of Secretary of
the Army Stevens.
He said he believes Stevens, and believes in him, in the secre-
tary's blazing row with Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis.).
Sharply calling for an end to what he termed petty quarrels and
hysterical reaction to such things as "unwise investigators," Eisen-
hower said it's possible Stevens may be mistaken or misinformed on
* * * *
BUT HE ASSERTED wth vigor that if he didn't believe Stevens,
the Army secretary wouldn't be where he is. He underlined it by say-
ing he stands by Stevens so far -- -
as his integrity and honor are con-
cerned. No Formal
McCarthy, in Chicago for a
speech, said forthcoming public
hearings "will demonstrate who ii
is telling the truth."
McCarthy also told newsmen
that Stevens is being used by
"Pentagon politicians" who, he
"etg n pltcas wh ,h O1said, fear exposure by the Senate
investigations subcommittee." By MARK READER
The senator did not name these Returning from a Detroit Alum
"Pentagon politicians." ni Club Board of Governors meet-
President Eisenhower also said ing late yesterday Harry Lunn, '54,
yesterday that hanging ought to ing etr Hay n 'd
be the fate of any president who Managing Editor of The Daily said
failed to act instantly to protect that "no formal discussion" was
the American people against a -held concerning the Tuesday ban-
the mercanpeope aaint aning" of a Negro student leader
sudden attack in this atomic age.n
* * from addressing the group.
EISENHOWER, with red-faced Lunn and Mike Scherer, 54,
irritation he made no apparent ef- president of the literary college
fort to conceal, made it plain he is Senior Class, attended the meet-
sick and tired ofcorei attewn the third scheduled student guest
such as the one in which Stevens would not be allowed to speak at
accused McCarthy of putting pres- the University Club of Detroit.
sure on the Army and McCarthy
ack Al' my of trying to COMMENTING on yesterday's
"ba h . .meeting, celebrating the.-Univer-
The trouble is, said Eisenhow- sity's 137th birthday, Lunn said he
er, the world is suffering from would recommend a change in a
"a multiplicity of fears"-of the speakers bureau policy so in the
men in the Kremlin and of "un- future "any student could go or
wise investigators" here at home, non at all should go."
among other things.
What's needed, he snapped, is to The speakers program initi-*
stop the name-calling and get ated last year attempts to ac-
ahead with something that is good quaint alumni with University
for the United States-with "a activities and, issues. through
faith in the destiny of America." student speakers.
L T n-iA ha id nfhnr fh
ish'Pay Homage to Patron Saint
By FRAN O'SHELDON
Beserdy a sgeEL dn of her snakes. Those inside were Another student denounced
dy slow to leave. Daily flashbulbs as "an invasion of
day. m poraoy ihs"
Honoring the patron saint of Nowhere was there a place for my 'propriatory' rights."
Erin thousands of University stu- lone Ulstermen in the maze of Brickbats and shillelaghs were
dents subscribed to the wearing- shamrocks and other green rep- noticeably absent from yesterday's
and the drinking-of the green. resentations of the day. partying as was the Saint in whose
* * * honor it was given.
ALTHOUGH local old-timers DENYING any knowledge of the He reportedly returned to his
claim Saint Patrick's Day cele- newly established Indiana ruling native Scotland.
brations'have become quieter with prohibiting the serving of green
each succeeding generation revelry beer with the question, "who hadI
was at a height last night in a time to read the papers today?" New H-Bom
local student-onpulated beverage of LUD
1y- 7U14G1V rvulacu-,vaniiFrank Pennisi, manager 01 Tne ;
dispensary specializing in green Ann Arbor establishment explain-
beer. ed that his beverage was colored
witlh " n'ra e n,.nn f nnd nlnrinrr
THE LAW SCHOOL reported 9.11
per cent absence Wednesday and
6.8 per cent Monday, but indicat-
ed that normal absences were
about 5.5 per cent. one fifth of
the pharmacy students were ab-
sent Wednesday afternoon, but
only 3.5 per cent in the morning
and 2.5 per cent Monday.
The Law School will not be
affected by the spring final exam
The deans have been requested
to "poll their respective faculties"!
on the various possible ways to
revise the whole University calen-
dar, but they have not completed
their reports yet.
University President Harlan H.
Hatcher yesterday reiterated his
position that seniors must be of-,
Student calendar committee
members have attacked this view,
citing polls of students and sen-
iors' parents which show they
think a longer exam period is
more important than a "more
meaningfulcommencement" by a
two to one margin.
Student members of the calen-
daring committee have termed this
spring's final exam schedule "more!
desirable than a nine day examin-
ation period without a free day,
which was the situation last
spring, or a six day exam schedule
if it began on Monday."
711 As 1
Throughout the afternoon and
evening a line of hopeful would-
be customers lined the front of
the establishment patiently wait-
ing their turn to pay homage
to the man who ridded Ireland
University President Harlan H.
Hatcher yesterday was appointed
by President Dwight D. Eisenhow-
er to the Board of Visitors for the
United States Naval Academy at
The board operates in a super-
visory capacity and recommends
policy regarding operation of the
Academy to the President and
MEMBERS visit the institution
one a year and live there for a pe-
riod of about three days to study
other aspects of the training pro-
The board includes the chair-
man of the Armed Services Com-
mittee of the House and Senate.
President Hatcher, a Democrat,
was nominated by both State sen-
ators to the post along with Walter
E. Borden, a Boston banker.
Borden, a Republican, is presi-
dent of the National Shawmut
Bank in Boston. He is a graduate
of the Naval Academy.
President Hatcher will speak be-
fore the Ann Arbor Alumni Asso-
ciation at a dinner today in the
Union commemorating the 137th
birthday of the University.
Seven hundred-fifty dollars
was collected in the bucket
drive conducted Tuesday and
yesterday to send University
students to the Free University
Petitions for scholarships to
the Free University open to-
day and will continue through
April 1. Applicants must have
a speaking knowledge of Ger-
man and a Bachelor's degree
by next year.
Wil pure gre oo iuu g~-11.
He said the coloring did not affect
Absorbing a bit of the Old Sod
with her cake, Muriel Claflin, '55.
was subject to a two-in-one cele-
bration. Observing her twenty-
first birthday, her reaction was,
"it's wonderful-a green birth-I
Not so pleased was a student
crying over his beer and a new-
ly acquired parking ticket. "I like:
Michigan, but I like green beer
better," he said.
By The Associated Press
Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis.) said
last .night in Chicago that the
Communist party was trying to
promote fights between President!
Eisenhower and himself, with the
objective of destroying them both.
He said that a report, made at
a secret convention of the Com-
munist party last fall, instructedE
the Reds to pursue these tactics.,
Meanwhile in Troy, N.Y. Dem-
ocratic National Chairman-
Stephen A. Mitchell last night
accused McCarthy and his sup-
porters of running a "hate cam-
paign" designed to "convert the
fear and hatred that Americans
feel for communism into fear
and hatred of other Americans."
In a speech prepared for deliv-
ery before a St. Patrick's Day din-'
ner there, Mitchell said one of the
results was a "revival of religious
prejudice" against the Roman
WASHINGTON - - Shat-I
tering power hundreds of times
greater than any previous man-
made explosion was unleashed
when the United States set off its
H-bomb No., 2 March 1, it was re-
That detonation in the mid-Pa-
cific proving grounds two weeks
ago also:..TURNING up at his news co
1. Left scientific measuring in- ference in a top-o'-the-morn:
struments unable to record the mood, sporting a green St. Pa
stum enets unabe to rerdthed rick's Day tie, Eisenhower swift
full effects of the unpredicted waxed emphatic and often mdi
for.e A enant as he declared:
2. Apparently pushed radioac- 1) The Democrats are in error
tive debris and moisture out be- he paused as if he'd rather use
yond the safety zone boundary of stronger word-when they char
the test area. his tax program is loaded in fav
3. Jarred an island 176 miles of rich people. And he said t
distant. people who want to cut inco'
This information came yester- taxes now are the same ones w
day from a variety of sources-in- wouldn't let him raise the nation
cluding direct statements by con- debt limit a few months back.
gressional committee members and 2) A president should be in
comments by other well qualified peached or even hanged if he fa
sources who could not be named. ed to take instant action to rep
Of high significance was the any aggression against the Unit
Ifact that all described the March States.
1explosio ashad ofaa3 He doesn't like the "new 10
weapon, capable of being dropped ledm chsAmeniaio' l
fense policy. It's nothing but
-carefully worked out approach1
*eFa sthe dangers of the atomic age,l
1 C Ssaid, and to call it revolutiona
Fifty extra tickets are avail- or sudden is "just not true-ju
abe for the Union-sponsored not true.
trip to Detroit Monday for the when they're justly criticized, ar
Faces." when the criticism is unjust th
Tickets may be purchased for 'feel a mixture of anger, resent
$4 at the Union Student Office ment and sadness. This was in re
from 3 to 5 p.m. today and to- ply to a question about the effe
morrow. of McCarthy-type investigatio
on armed service morale.
.Lunn saiU de e nou o Id the
n- Detroit Alumni "responsible for
in' the University Club rules" but
It- strongly urged that in the future
tly such meetings be held "in a place
g- where anyone is free to* attend."
~ . . HOWEVER, Ruth Rossner, '55,
a recording secretary- of Studegt
Legislature issued a sharp blast at
or the incident which she termed.:"ri-
ho "I don't thnk the two students
al should have spoken at the meet-
ing," she said.
During the course of yesterday's
il- SL meeting Paul Dormont, '55,
pel urged the Legislature to take ac-
ed tion on the banning and to contact
alumni groups in Detroit and ask
k" them to change such policies. Dor-
mont spoke during member's time.
le-i Administrative officials were
a generally not available for com-
to ment. Wilbur K. Pierpont, Univers-
he ity vice-president, who attended
ry the meeting also declined comment
ist on the incident.
id1 Conf e.. rence
act! Be Held
ct Nearly 150 deans, administrators
ns and faculty members from junioi'
1 colleges all over the state are ex-
pected to attend the Junior Col-
r' frst Aid Instruction
PT ORT: .$lege-University of Michigan Con-
Terence here tday
Visiting classes and discussion
groups oncadmissions and regis
Fewer Students in Academic TroubletIrars' offices are included in the
By JUNE HOWARD The conference is sponsored by
Despite increased enrollments in ings given, Robertson and the col- age by just a couple of hours." The the University Committee on Col-
allDclasesthereae er sntu-: lege's administrative board tackle dean expected that more than 97 lege Relations, and will'open with
dn i ademicre roblef r snow the complex procedure of review- per cent of last September's en- a coffee hour and registration at
dens in academic trouble no w ing students' records and hearing tering freshmen will have a good 9:30 a.m. in the Terrace Room of
than there were at this time last their petitions for re-instatement, chance of completing their college the Union.
ear.to determine which should be re-
In a recent report, Assistant admitted.
Dean James H. Robertson of the Freshmen, Robertson explained,
literary college outlined figures' occupy most of the administrative
showing a decisive decline in the reviewing board's time. "Many of
number asked "not to return" and them fall down because of family
put on academic probation. or financial difficulties," he said,
TACT vi'&p i,,,x.mnlp t~h "but in most cases it's a problem
Robertson also stressed that B*tanistS k
the college's policy of re-admit- i0 kpeaLs
tance is a broad one. "Too oft- On A mazon Area
en," he explained, "students
think they're chucked out of
sthinktheyremnchusky, but of Richard E. Schultes of the De-
school unceremoniously, but we partment of Agriculture yesterday
give them the full benefit of the dpecibed- his experie-nces diiinL 1 L
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