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VOL. LXV, No. 101 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 1955

SIX PAGES

Two Groups Plan
Concert Boycott
LYL, Zionists Protest Presentation
Of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
By DAVID KAPLAN
The Labor Youth League and the Student Zionist organization
are planning to boycott the local performance by the Berlin Philhar-
monic Orchestra March 15.
In a letter written to the University Musical Society which spon-
sors the concert, the LYL says both the conductor Herbert von Kara-
jan and manager Gerhart von Westerman were members of the Nazi
arty.
The LYL feels the Grman government is sending the Philharmon-
ic as part of a plan to revive good will for "the forces which are bent
?'on reviving the German war ma-

IFC Lists
298 Pledges
Better Last Spring's
Pledge Total by 26
Twenty-six more students pledg-
ed fraternities during spring rush-
Ing this year compared to the same
p eriod last year, according to In-
terfraternity C o u n c i I rushing
chairman Bob Knutson, '56.
Total number of pledges is 298,
while 272 had signed pledge cards
a year ago. Knutson said 485 ori-
ginally signed up for rushing this
semester.
New Pledges
The new pledges are:
ACACIA-Frank C. Betts, '58E;
Hudson Grumbling, Jr., '58; Wil-
Sliam Hall, '58E; Carl Jordan, '57
NR; Miles Riggs, '58.
ALPHA DELTA PHI - Orrin
Bush, '56BAd; Joseph McEvoy, '57;
Chris McKenney, '56 BAd; Wil-
liam Stumpfig, '58; Anthony Sul-
faro, '58E.
ALPHA EPSILON PI-Michael
Anspach, '59; Terry Bladden, '59;
Lawrence Ellenbogen, '58; Michael
Fisher, '58; Theodore Friedman,
'58; Glen Greenwood, '57; Gerald
Klass, '59; Macy Landau, '58; Har-
old Lipsitz, '59; Lee Miller, '58;
Theodore Pearlman, '59; Barnard
Silverman, '58; Leonard Spitzberg,
'58; Howard Urow, '57E.
Alpha Phi Alpha
Garnet Hegeman, Jr., '58; John
Perry, Jr., '57; Johnson Woods, '58.
ALPHA SIGMA PHI - Hubert
Allen, '57; Robert Armstrong, '57E;
James Blanchard, '58E; Gerald
Dundas, '57E; Willia% Ginter,
'58E; Miles. Kinnunen, Grad.;
James MacKay, '56.
ALPHA TAU OMEGA-Robert
Brodin, '56; Duane Carlson, '57E;
-Lewis Carlson, '56; Michael Conk-
lin, '57; Donald Dudgeon, '57;
Ronald Evasic, '59; William Herrn-
stein, '58E; Ralph Kors, '58E;
g William Leibengood, '58; William
MacPhee, '58; Murray Milne, '58E;
John Neily, '58E; James Menees,
'57; Rupert O'Brien, '58; Donald
Pallin, '58NR; George Robson, '59;
Fred Warner, Jr., '58.
Beta Theta Pi
Craig Husband, '59; James Lutz,
'57.
CHI PHI-James Eckenrod, '58;
Ralph Fear, '58; Charles Pearson,
'58E.
DELTA CHI - Henry Donald,
'59E; Frederick Jackson, '58E;
Richard McGuire, '58E; Richard
Roemer, '57E; Charles Trambauer,
'60A.
DELTA KAPPA EPSILON -
Stanley Clarke, '56BAd; Marvin
Knouse, '58; Thomas Stipes, '56
BAd; Loren Van Tassel, Jr., '57.
See IFC, Page 2
Senate Approves
$7,500 Pay Raise
WASHINGTON (P)-The Senate
accepted the latest compromise on
congressional pay yesterday and
approved a 50 per ,cent raise for
all senators and members of the
House.
Under the adjusted bill, the
legislators would draw $22,500 a
year instead of their present
$15,000. The measure also provides
increases ranging from $7,500 to
$10,000 annually for judges and
some other federal officials.
Utility Strike
JACKSON () -- CIO Utility
Workers of America (UWA) em-
ployes of the Consumers Power Co.

walked off their jobs early today in
a dispute over a new wage con-

chchine."
LYL Only Protest
At present, the LYL has not for-
mulated any boycott plans other
than the letter to the Musical So-
ciety and the one appea'ring in to-
day's Daily. '
A member of the Musical So-
ciety said the LYL letter was the
only protest the Society had re-
ceived regarding the orchestra's
appearance.
"We are not paying attention to
the grumblings coming from left-
wingers," the Society source said.
"The boycott is just a tempest in
a tea-pot, since the Berlin Phil-
harmonic Orchestra is the guest of
the United States Government,
with full sanction from the State
Department."
"The Orchestra recently appear-
ed in Washington; D.C., and were
given a tremendous ovation by po-
litical dignitaries."
Did Not Renounce Nazis
The Student Zionist organiza-
tion feels that since von Karajan
and von Westerman did not re-
nounce. the goals and aims of the
Nazi party, they are partly respon-
sible for the systematic extermin-
ation of millions of people.
"We are asking people not to at-
attend 'the concert," a Foundation
source said, and are planning a
meeting the night of the concert.
The two basic issues to be dis-
cussed will be: "First, whether or
not the Orchestra should have
been invited to perform at the
University. Second, before the in-
vitation was extended the Musical
Society should have asked repre-
sentative bodies of campus Jewish
groups whether or not they would
want the Berlin Philharmonic to
come here, since the Nazi Party
was responsible for the death of
so many millions of Jews."
"We are not planning any meas-
ures of force or pickets, but appeal
to people's conscience asking them
not to attend the concert."
The Student Zionist Organiza-
tion, a group of 20 or 30 students,
asked the student government of
the Bnai Brith Hillel Foundation
to support a boycott.
The Hillel government voted not
to take any action, although it
recognized the right of any of its
constituents to boycott the con-
cert.
Cook Lecture
Walton H. Hamilton, Washing-
ton, D.C. attorney, will speak at
4 p.m. today in Rm. 100, Hutchins
Hall on "Impact on the National
Frontier."
Hamilton, a University Law
School alumnus, is the speaker in
the eighth of the series of William
W. Cook lectures, which deal this
year with "The Politics of Indus-
try. "

Iowa Defeats Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS ()-Iowa, with the comeback heart of a
champion, subdued Minnesota 72-70 last night to clinch a share
of the Big Ten basketball title before a crowd of 20,176, largest
gathering ever to watch a game in a college arena.
Guard Shatm Scheuerman pitched in a 10-foot jump shot
with 2:34 remaining to wrest the lead from Minnesota at 71-70
and two minutes later Deacon Davis hit on a free throw that
finished the scoring in a stirring duel between the two ancient
rivals.
The championship is Iowa's first since 1944-45. The Hawk-
eyes can win the title outright with a victory over Michigan or
by a Minnesota loss to Wisconsin in Saturday night's play.
Iowa now has a 11-2 Big Ten record and Minnesota 10-3.
It looked like the finish for'the Hawkeyes when magnificent
Chuck Mencel drilled home a one-hander with 32 minutes re-
maining with 70-67 Minnesota lead. But Bill Seaberg retaliated
for Iowa with a one-hander before Scheuerman and Davis pro-
vided the thundering climax.
The Hawkeyes hit an incredible 50 percent from the field
after shooting only 34 per cent in the first half. Minnesota shot
38 per cent for the game.
The Gophers led through much of the first half but hit a
scoring drought with five minutes remaining before intermis-
sion when Iowa grabbed a 27-22 lead, largely on the spin shots
of center Bill Logan. Minnesota met the challenge with seven
straight points and held a 35-33 lead at the half.
Iowa controlled the lead through most of the second half
before Mencel spearheaded a Gopher counterdrive which fell
just short of winning the game.
Illinois Beats Slumping
Michigan Cagers, 81-75
Special to The Daily
CHAMPAIGN - Michigan's slumping basketball quintet took an-
other step downward in the Big Ten race as it bowed to Illinois here
last night, 81-75.
Guard Paul Judson led the winners with 21 points, 15 of them
coming in on a red-hot- first half. Tom Jorgenson scored 18 to lead the
visitors.
fllini coach Harry Combes started three senior reserves in his
squad's final home engagement of. the year, but quickly put in the
regulars after Michigan jumped to an 8-2 lead early n the first
Squarter.

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FALSTAFF AND THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

VERDI OPERA STARTS TONIGHT:
'Falstaff' To Open Speech-Playbill

Much Local
Bias Seen'
"There is as much discrimina-
tion against Negroes in Ann Ar-
bor as there is in some Southern
towns," Prof. Albert H. Wheeler
of the dermatology department
said yesterday.
Addressing a meeting of the
campus chapter of the National
Association for the Advancement
of Colored People, Prof. Wheeler
cited the employment problem 'as
an example of prejudice in the
community.
"The University itself," the
president of the Ann Arbor Civic
Forum commented, "has very few
Negro employees. There are only
two Negroes with faculty status, to
my knowledge," he added, "and
only a sprinkling of assistants."
Wheeler blamed the problem on,
poor local Negro and white lead-
ership, unconcern on the part of
church groups and lack of employ-
ment law support.
"Only four or five Ann Arbor
stores employ Negroes," he said,
"This is not because of lack of
qualification," he addead, but be-
cause they fear they will lose busi-
ness.
Supporting his statements with
facts gathered through personal
vontact and work with civic
groups, Wheeler continued that of
a half-dozen factories in the com-
munity, only two will hire Negroes
and the Ann Arbor police force
has just two Negro policemen.

Judson Sparks Illini
Judson ignited the hosts from
that point on, and enabled Illi-
nois to take a 44-39 halftime lead.
They had climbed to a momentary
edge midway in the first half, but
Michigan, led by Jorgenson, roared
back and took a 30-26 advantage.
The Champaign squad whittled
away at the Wolverines' lead, and
went in front, 37-36 when Judson
scored on a set shot.
The hosts were never headed
from then on, and managed to
hold advantages of three to seven
points throughout the second half.
In fact, the visitors only came
within three points of their rivals
twice, and both times Judson con-
nected on free throws to widen the
gap.
Eaddy Scores
Don Eaddy helped Michigan's
cause with a 17-point night, but
Ron Kramer didn't have the ef-
fectiveness of recent weeks. He
See ILLINOIS, Page 3
'Ensian
This is the final week that
the 1955 Michiganensian may
be purchased for $6.50.
There will be campus sales
today through Thursday on the
Diagonal, at the Engine Arch,
Union and Women's Athletic
Bldg.
The 'Ensian may also be pur-
chased at the Student Publi-
cations Bldg. any day between
8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday will be the final
day to buy 'Ensians at $6.50.
There absolutely will be no
extension on this price.

"Falstaff" will receive its first of
five performances at 8 p.m. today
in-the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
They production of the Verdi op-
era is presented as the first bill in
the speech department's playbill,
in conjunction with the music
school.
From Two Bard Plays
Composed in the author's eighti-
eth year, "Falstaff" is taken from
Judic Will
Poll Women
On Late Per
A survey asking which of two
systems of additional late permis-
sions women students favor will
be circulated by Women's Judici-
ary Council this week.
It suggests a specified number of
late permissions each semester to
be taken when the student chooses
or two hours of late permission
time per week.
It also asks if students think
upperclassmen should be able to
stay out later or get more nights
out than freshmen and sopho-
mores; and if women would be
willing to take responsibility for
locking up the house.
The plan would be "a contribu-
ting factor" to the working out of
a new system of late permissions
but student opinion would not be
final, according to Dean of Wom-
en Deborah Bacon.

Shakespeare's "The 'lyIerry Wives
of Windsor" though it contains
some passages from the Bard's
"Henry IV." It is not performed as
much as other Verdi operas (Rigo-
letto," "Il Trovatore," "La Travi-
ata," "Aida") because of the prob-
lems inherent in the character of
Fal~taff.
Sharing the directorial stints.
are Josef Blatt of the music school
and Prof. Valentine Windt of the
speech department. Prof.rJack
Bender and Phyllis Pletcher de-
signed the set and costumes, re-
spectively, for the production.
Starring as the degenerate Fal-
staff is Robert Kerns, Grad. The
Merry Wives include Dolores Low-
ry, Grad., Laura Smith, '55, Joan
Rossi, Grad., June Howe, '55, Mary.
Mattfeld, '56 and Lois Bruce, Grad.
Ticket Infortnation
Tickets for tonight's premiere
performance are $.75 for students.
First-night seats for the other two
playbill productions ("The Skin of
Our Teeth" and "The Clugstone
Oppenheimer Film
Presented Today
Held over for a second run, the
filmed interview between atomic
physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer
and Edward R. Murrow will be
presented today and tomorrow in
Rackham Amphitheater.
The person to person talk with
Oppenheimer will be presented at
3:10 and 4:10 p.m. today and
7 and 8 p.m. tomorrow.

Inheritance") in addition to "Fal-
staff" are $1.50.
Season tickets to the three pro-
ductions are still available at the
Lydia Mendelss n Box Office
These prices are $3.25, $2.60 and
$1.90.
Individual tickets for the opera
running through Saturday are set
at $1.75, $1.40 and $1.
The speech department warns
latecomers that they will not be
seated during the opening scene.
World News
Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President
Dwight D. Eisenhower's pay-as-
you-use highway program got a
big loost yesterday from the na-
tion's mayors, who labelled it "the
best method" to build up a road
network fit for the atomic age.
But Sen. Albert Gore (D-Tenn),
Chairman of the Senate Public
Roads subcommittee and author
of a rival highway bill, said the'
President's proposal amounts to
a "crash," or rush program and
that its enactment likely would set
off a new inflationary spiral.
Vice-Chancellor Resigns
BONN, Germany-Franz Blue-
cher officially offered his resigna-
tion as vice-chancellor yesterday
because of a split in the Cabinet
ministers to vote or ratification
of the French-German agreement
to Europeanize the German-
speaking border state under a
neutral co missioner. The other
three, as well as large numbers
of free, Democrat deputies, voted
against or abstained..
Report on Pontecorvo
MOSCOW - The Italian-born
British atomic scientist, Bruno
Pontecorvo, disclosed yesterday he
has been working on Soviet atomic
projects since he disappeared from
Britain's top secret Harwell lab-
oratories in 1950.
* * *
Hatoyama Rises in Japan
TOKYO-Prime Minister Ichiro
Hatoyama-who campaigned for
friendship with both the Com-
munists and the West-emerged
today as the dominant political
figure in Japan.
. The victory of his conservative
Democratic party in Sunday's na-
tional election, coupled with So-
cialist gains, moved Japan closer
to its Communist neighbors. It
does not cut Japan's United States

WASHINGTON (A')-Sen. Alben
Barkley (D-Ky.) sought with a
new compromise plan yesterday to
rescue the $20 a person income tax
cut from death in the Senate Fi-
nance Committee.
Sen. Barkley proposed the cut be
reached in easy stages, with a $10
reduction being allowed for every
taxpayer and dependent in 1956,
$15 in 1957 and $20 in 1958.
His motion, and other commit-
tee action on the House-passed
bill, was put off until today.
Chairman Harry F. Byrd (D-
Va.), who opposes granting the re-
duction while the government is
operating in the red, was asked If
he still believed the committee
would eliminate it.
"I don't feel badly about the
situation," he responded.
George Comments
Sen. Walter F. George (D-Ga.),
former chairman, announced:
"I shall vote to strike out of the
bill the $20 provision. Tf later an
impasse develops between the
House and Senate over~ terms of~
the measure, I might have some
suggestions at that time. However
I have no compromise to offer
now."
Assuming the Republicans on
the committee voted against the
$20 cut, which is opposed by the
Eisenhower administration, the
votes of Sen. George and Sen.
Byrd would seal the verdict. There
are eight Democrats and seven Re-
publicans on the committee.
But if the Senate should ap-
prove a bill continuing present
corporation and excise tax rates,
without the $20 income tax cut.-
which is what Sen. George advo-
cated-there could be an impasse
with the House.
Dingell Remarks
Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.),
member of the House Ways and
Means Committee which drafted
the combintion bill passed by the
House Friday, said:
"So far as I am concerned, un-
less the $20-a-person reduction is
agreed to, there will be no tax bill
at all. I would just as soon see the
excise taxes die, because I am
against them anyway."
Corporation income taxes will
drop from a rate of 52 per cent to
47 per cent April 1, unless there is
legislation continuing them. The
same is true as to varying excises
on automobiles, cigarettes, gaso-
line, liquor, beer and wine.
Continuing these rates would
,yield almost three billion dollars
a year in federal revenue. The in-
come tax cut would cost about $2,-
200,000,000 over a full year.
Secretary of the Treasury
George Humphrey, the Finance
Committee's sole witness yester-
day, denounced as "strictly phony"
a compromise plan backed by some
Democrats on the committee.
Positions Open
On Generation
Students interested in creative
writing, art and music. have an
opportunity to work on the Gen-
eration staff.
Positions on the editorial and
business staff will be discussed at
a meeting tomorrow, at 3:15 p.m.
in the Generation office at the
Student Publications Building..
No previous experience is ne-
cessary and those who become
members of the staff will have an
opportunity to contribute to the
next issue coming out i May.
Those unable to attend the
meeting can contact the Genera-
tion editor.
Low Draft Call
WASHINGTON ()-The De-
fense Department issued an April
draft call yesterday for 8O,00 me.

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'HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR P-BELL':
Famed Gathering Place Celebrates Its Own 21st

By WALLY EBERHARD
The Bell rang the bell.in its own honor yesterday.
After 21 years of celebrating 21st birthdays, the hallowed, pic-
ture-decorated walls of the East Liberty drinking establishment
shook as it celebrated its own birthday in a grandiose fashion.
The occasion was well marked with frequent rounds of "Happy
Birthday De-ear P-Bell, Happy Birthday to You," lubricated by
mountainous quantities of that beverage the parlor is noted for.
Although free beer was not the order of the day, several fraterni-
ties and local business firms sponsored rounds for "the house.
From a moderate, early afternoon crowd, the number of glassy
eyed well-wishers grew to near record proportions later in the eve-
ning, despite a steady drizzle outside.
Genial Clinton Caster, P-Bell owner since 1945, presided calmly over
it all, handing out balloons and paper hats to add to the festive air.
The foam-topped pitchers of brew slid rapidly over the bar that
once stood in Joe Parker's-now fainous in the song, "I Want to Go
Back to Michigan." From the Orient, the Bell inherited a few sturdy
chairs as well as pictures of Michigan teams from the turn of the

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