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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 1945

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Eaton
AAUP Begins
Probe of 'U'
Ouster Move
Seeks Facts in Wenger,
ahlistroin Controversy
By STAN WALLACE
(City Editor)
The American Association of Uni-
versity Professors (AAUP) announc-
ed receipt of the appeal from Uni-
versity Profs. Christian N. Wenger
and Carl E. Dahlstrom to investigate
demands for their resignations and
the official investigation began yes-
terday, according to the Washington
Bureau of the Detroit Free Press.
Ralph Himstead, executive secre-
tary, announced initiation of the pro-
ceedings and indicated the first step
in the investigation would be a letter
to President Alexander G. Ruthven
requesting all the documents in the
case, the Free Press stated.
Decision Rests With National Group
The final decision in the case will
rest with the national' committee
officers headed by Quincy Wright of
the University of Chicago.
In a joint statement issued Wed-
nesday, Profs. Dahlstrom and Weng-
er confirmed previous reports that
they had been asked by the Board of
Regents to resign their posts as as-
sociate professors in the Department
of Engineering English.
Request Formed Jan. 26
The resignation request came out
of the secret meeting of the Board
of Regents 'last Jan. 26 and culmi-~
nated a dispute of long standing be-
tween the two veteran professors and'
the department and the engineering
college.
Their statement denied official
charges of "non-cooperation" enter
ed against them and declaredtt h
the real issue is "and has been aca-
demic freedom."
Best Interests Indicated
The President's office issued a for-
mal statement Monday indicating
that it would be to the best inter-
ests of the University if the engi-
neering college recommendation that
they be asked to resign was follow-
ed.
Prof. Frankena
Will Speak at
Hillel Meeting
"The Dilemma of the Pacifist" is
the topic chosen by Prof. William K.
Frankena of the philosophy depart-
ment for the discussion he will lead
at 8:30 p. m. today at the Hillel
Foundation in the last of a series of
fireside meetings.
The discussion will be opened with
a lecture by Prof. Frankena, in the
first part of which he wil describe
the history of the type of philosophy
and ideology which leads to paci-
fism in modern times. In the sec-
ond portion of his lecture, he will
explain the actual dilemma of the
pacifist, distinguishing between the
different kinds of pacifism and the
questions involved in each position.
Following the lecture, the audience
is invited to participate in a dis-
cussion in the form of a question and

answer period.
Sabbath Eve services will be held
at 7:45 p. m. in the Foundation cha-
pel, and refreshments will be served
at a social hour following the lec-
tire.
CAMPUS EVENTS
Today Prof. W. F. Frankena will
speak at 7:45 p.m. at Hil-
lel.
Today WSSF Carnival 7:30 p.m.
at Waterman Gym.
Today Paul Bunyan Dance 8:30
p.m. in the Union.
Today Northwestern basketball
7:30 at Ann Arbor.
Feb. 10 Clark Tibbits will lecture

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'Open Regents Meeting'
Issue Debated in Senate
Board Members Disagree on State Measure;
Pres. Ruthven Declines To Make Statement

By BOB GOLDMAN
The State Senate Business Com-
mittee yesterday named Senators
George N. Higgins, (Rep., Ferndale)
and Otto Bishol (Rep., Alpena) as a
special subcommittee to investigate
the background of the Eaton resolu-
tion which would make University
Board of Regents meetings, "open to
the public and the press."
Senator Bishop who is chairman,
stated that they would confer with
members of the Board of Regents
Senior Class
Offieers To Be
Elected Today
Voting Is Restricted
To Four Candidates
See SAMPLE BALLOT-Page6
Four seniors wil be elected today
as the president, vice-president, sec-
retary and treasurer of the Class of
1945, College of Literature, Science
and the Arts.
Included on the ballot will be Rob-
ert Acton, Pat Coulter, George Dar-
row, Pat Heil, Sonya leller, Hank
Mantho, Jim Plate, Ann Terbrueg-
gen, and Jim Watts.
The voters will be limited to mem-
bers of the senior class of the Lit-
etary school. Polling place will be
in the main corridor of University
Hall, where the election stand will
be open from 8:30 a. in. until 3:30
p. m.
Feferential Ballot Used
Of the candidates listed seniors
may vote for four, but no more than
four. In accordance with the re-
cently revised campus election rules,
students may vote for fewer than
four candidates if they so desire.
Voting will not be made for indivi-
dual offices; class positions will go
to the four candidates who ..receive
the highest number of votes.
"It is strongly urged that students
familiarize themselves with the qual-
ifications and policies of the candi-
dates as presented in yesterday's
Daily, so that they will know enough
about each of the candidates to make
a complete ballot of four names,"
Jim Wallis, head of the Men's Judi-
ciary Council in charge of the elec-
tion, declared yesterday.
Seniors must present their identi-
fication cards at the polls to be al-
lowed to vote. Of the new voting
rules, these will apply specifically
to this election:
Voting Rules Listed
At least two persons will be sta-
tioned at the ballot boxes during
polling hours.
No campaigning (attempts to in-
floence the decision of qualified vot-
ers) will be allowed within 50 ft. of
the polls.
Electors may vote only once.
Identification will be checked by
the poll attendant. Ballot will be
given to voter at time of identifica-
tion check.
Ballot will be filled out and folded
by the voter and handed to the at-
tendant. Attendant will stamp and
immediately place ballot in box in
full view of voter.
After the ballots have been count-
ed in the method prescribed by the
election rules, the total vote and the
vote for each candidate will be an-
nounced in The Daily tomorrow.
Alliance AgainsL
Russia Refused
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.-(P)-Flat
rejection by Prime Minister Churchill
of any idea of a combine against
Russia helped clear the air for the
current Big Three meeting.
The point came up specifically in

over the week-end and report to the
committee Tuesday.
Public Affairs for the Public
"I think every member of the Sen-
ate Resolutions Committee agrees
that public agencies should keep
affairs public. We are seeking infor-
mation before picking out a course of
action,"Higgins stated.
Disagreement among members of
the Board of Regents was revealed
yesterday as a survey conducted by
the Detroit News indicated difference
of opinion on the Eaton resolution in
the State Legislature.
The resolution passed the State
,House of Representatives Wednes-
day.
President Alexander G. Ruthven
who presides over all Regents' meet-
ings, declined to make a statement on
the Eaton resolution.
University Silent
The Daily attempted to solicit
statements concerning the House ac-
tion from more than 40' faculty and
administrative officers of the Uni-
versity last night and all but five
declined to comment.
Following are the comments of the
Board members:
Alfred B. Connable, Jr., Kalama-
zoo: Such a move would contribute
to "a more healthy condition."
R. Spencer Bishop, Flint: "If the
people, who elect members of the
board, haven't sufficient trust and
confidence in them to permit them
to transact business in their own
way, they ought to elect another
board."
John D. Lynch, Detroit: "The pub-
lic ought to be present at times, par-
ticularly when fiscal matters are be-
ing discussed," but to open all meet-
ings would not be to the best inter-
ests of the University. He pointed
out inadvisability of "stigmatizing"
faculty members or students whose
cases might be before the board for
possible disciplinary action.
Ralph A. Hayward. Parchment: "I
think open meetings would tend to
limit discussion."' He said public dis-
cussion of proposed real estate pur-
chases would send prices soaring.
J. Joseph Herbert, Manistique: "I
hope he (Eaton) did not 4nean to
imply that the board has kept its
policies or actions secret. A summary
of what happened is always given to
the press at the close of the meeting
and a full report is published before
the next monthly meeting. As far as
I am concerned the public is welcome
to attend sessions at which routine
business is transacted. But there are
matters, perhaps involving a student
and his subsequent career, which
should no more be discussed in pub-
lic than are many of the scases
brought before a juvenile court
judge."
Vera B. Baits, Grosse Pointe Park:
"I am a member of a constitutional
corporation. I cannot speak as an
individual. The matter will have to
come before the board."
Edmund C. Shields, Lansing: said
that as his term expires in December
it would not be proper for him to
comment on future procedure.
Degrees To e
Awarded 340
Prof. Campbell BoRner
To Speak at Exercise
Degrees will be conferred on 340
graduates Feb. 24 in the third war
time winter graduation, Herbert G.
Watkins, secretary of the University,
announced yesterday.
The new total of tentative gradu-
ates is 36 higher than one previous-
ly announced.
Leading the list of graduates is the
Literary College with 139 members
expecting diplomas. The graduate

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Attack Hits Ruhr,
Rhineland Sectors
Assault Gains Two Miles Southeast of
Nijmegen Against Feeble Resistance
By The Associated Press
PARIS, Feb. 9, Friday-The Canadian First Army, striking behind a
thunderous 11-hour barrage with flame-throwers and tanks, launched a
grand-scale offensive yesterday morning apparently designed to turn the
west wall's north flank and break into the Ruhr and Rhineland.
In the first hours the assault along the long-dormant northern end of
the western front southeast of Nijmegen, Holland, gained two miles and
Canadian and British troops battled inside the west wall's fortifications.
Final Battle at Hand
With two U.S. armies already battering three beaches in the west wall
on a 70-mile front inside Germany, and two others poised to strike along
the Roer before Germany, the final battle for Germany may be at hand.

THIRD ARMY OPENS DRIVE INTO GERMANY-Arrows indicate
U. S. First and Third Army drives into Germany on the western front
(broken line). The Third Army, already threatening Pruem, drove into
Germany in a new sector between Clervaux and Echternach, while to
the north, the First Army moved closer to Schmidt, Gemuend, and
Schleiden.
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BIGGEST SOCIAL EVENT:
Special V-Ball Ticket Boot
Is Set Up for Army Students
Army students stationed at the
East Quad will buy their tickets to dental fraternities on campus were
the third annual V-Ball at the spe- contacted yesterday,and among
cial ticket booth to be set up in the them they have ordered over 300
Quad between 5 and 7:30 p.m. today, tickets for the dance.
Norma Johnson, director of ticket Efforts are being made at present
sales, announced yesterday. by Morton Scholn ick, orchestra
Navy and civilian students .may chairman, to secure another musical
secure their tickets from 3 to 5 p.m. unit for Michigan's first formal ball
in the lobby of the-Michigan Union. in two months.
In the first day of ticket sales The Committee, which is in con-
yesterday, well over 500 admissions tact with national booking agen-
were sold for the dance to be held cies, is trying to engage either Art
from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, March Tatum and his Trio, Coleman
9, at the Intramural Bldg., featur- Hawkins or the King Cole Trio
ing the music of Hal McIntyre and as additional professional talent
his orchestra. for the affair.
Tickets for the dance, which is "We will go ahead with plans to
regarded by many as the acme of the arrange for one of these units just
social season, have preliminarily been as soon as we are sure that the entire
limited to 1,500. set of 1,500 tickets will be sold.
House presidents of the various Final arrangements must be made
fraternities are asked to pick up the with the agents in question before
tickets for their brothers at the In- Friday, Feb. 16," Scholnick pointed
terfraternity Council office between out yesterday.
3 and 5 p.m. today. This is the first Students have been urged to buy
time that fraternity men have been their tickets at least by Monday, so
able to purchase V-Ball tickets that the other dance combination
through the Council. can be engaged. Because of the in-
Almost all of the medical and crease in the prices of nationally-
-- -_- -known musicians, the V-Ball Com-
-, mittee, not authorized to take a fin-
GeFr ll 1 ancial loss, cannot secure another
orchestra until enough tickets have
been sold to meet the cost of a second
Will Lecture on unit.
In the past, V-Balls have always
M alta Tuesday had two orchestras, and the Com-
mittee hopes that the tradition will
not be broken this year.

Sorely pressed at the approaches
cc Berlin by the Russians on the east,
the German armies in the west were
desperately forced to try to hola back
a tide threatening to spill out on to
the Rhineland plain and engulf their
great industrial cities.
A front dispatch said that Field
Marshal Sir Bernard L. Montgom-
e y sent his British and Canadian
divisions of the Canadian First Ar-
my-veterans of Holland's battles of
rivers and dikes-into action on a.
five-mile front southeast of Nijme-
gen.
Two Mile Gain Made
Stunned by the furious cannonad-
ing and battered by the bombs of
more than 1,500 warplanes blasting
out a path, the Germans offered fee-
ble resistance at first and gains up
to two miles were recorded by the at-
tackers at the outset.
The exact location of assault was
not announced, but the fact that the
British and Dominion troops had
fought into Germany's Reich forests
indicated that Montgomery was aim-
ing at the tip of the Westwall, which
terminates at Kleve east of the for-
est.
The Rhine, which crosses into Hol-
land four miles north of Kleve, winds
southeastward past such Ruhr and
Rhine industrial cities as Emmerich,
Wesel, Dusseldorf and Cologne, and
a drive along its west bank would by-
pass powerful enemy defenses along
the Roer.
Russians Drive
INew Spearhead
Toward Stettin.
LONDON, Feb. 8 - VP)-- Russian
troops drove a new spearhead with-
in 38 miles of Berlin's Baltic port of
Stettin today as the Germans re-
ported that Soviet shock units had
expanded six bridgeheads across the
Oder river 30 to 43 miles from the
imperilled Reich capital.
The Soviet communique was si-
lent on the great battle roaring at
Berlin's outer gates, but the Moscow
radio declared, "The Oder line has
been pierced and Berlin in panic is
witnessing the crumbling-of the last
obstacle in its forefield."
German broadcasts said the Oder
stronghold of Kuestrin had been en-
circled temporarily, told of Red Army
crossings on both sides of Kuestrin.
Frankfurt and Fuerstenberg on a 40-
mile front, and said there was
"house-to-house fighting" at Pyritz
and Arnswalde, 22 and 38 miles
southeast of Stettin at the mouth o
the Oder.

WSSF Drive
On Campus. To
Close Today
A carnival replete with fortune-
telling booths, cigaret raffles and
pink lemonade, will climax the World
Student Service Fund campaign at
7:30 p. m. today at Waterman Gym,
Johanne McMillin, director of the
carnival, announced.
Cigarettes .Raffled
Cigarettes will be raffled at 8, 9,
and 10 p. m.; the Veterans' Organ-
ization will give everyone a chance to
murder Hitler and Hirohito with
balls; sailors will teach those inter-
ested how to make free basketball
throws; the Congregational-Disci-
ples and Presbyterian Guilds will
conduct the main refreshment booth,
at which candied apples, pink lemon-
ade and popcorn balls will be sold.
The Student Religious Association
will furnish dance music, while the
Baptist Guild will sponsor a horse
race and the Methodist Guild will
supply pin ball bowling.
Quoits To Be Tossed
Betsey Barbour girls are going to
allow quoits to be tossed at their
feet and are planning a penny-pitch-
ing game.
The Turkish students will tell for-
tunes and the Latin Americans plan
to conduct a taxi dance. The Lu-
theran Student Association and vari-
l ous sororities and league houses will
also equip booths.
Although most organizations have
not turned in their donations yet,
Stockwell Hall has contributed al-
most $90 up to now and the Martha
Cook canvasser reports that indivi-
:ual contributions from that dormi-
,,ry will probably' average at least
$1.00. Martha Cook has also an-
nounced its intention to contribute
T-50.00 from its treasury.
Committee of Advisors
Dean of Students Joseph A. Bur-
ley, Prof. Donald L. Katz of the
Colelge of Engineering and the Rev-
>rend Chester H. Loucks form the
Committee of Advisors for the drive.
George Herman, Grad., is chair-
man; Mary Shepherd, '46, is vice-
hairman; Buff Wright, '45 secre-
tary.
Union Council
Promotes Eive
Five members of the Union soph-
omore try-out stiff have been ele-
vated to positions with the Union
Executive Council, it was announced
yesterday by Jim Plate, '45/ Council
president.
Charles Hansen, of Westfield, N.
J., has been apointed co-chairran
of the Publicity committee, while
Wayne Bartlett of Saugus, Mass, was
made co-chairman of the War Ac-
tivities committee. Both these men,
students with the campus Navy V-12
unit, served recently as chairmen of
the last campus Blood Bank drive.
i enry Holdt, Detroit, has been
named co-chairman of the Admini-
stration committee; Charles Hel-
mick, Pasadena, Calif., has been made
co-chairman of the Campus Affairs
committee; Harold Walters, Canton,
O., is the new co-chairman of the
House committee.
In a general reshuffling of former
committee heads, Sandy Perlis and
Paul John were appointed co-chair-
men of the Social committee, and

On a coast-to-coast tour of princi-
pal cities of the United States and
Canada, Lt.-Gen. Sir William G. S.
Dobbie will be in Ann Arbor to lec-
ture at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday in Hill
Auditorium.
"The Defense of Malta" will be the.
topic of the lecture which is being
sponsored by the Department of His-
tory and Michigan Christian Fellow-
ship. Governor and commander-in-
chief of the mid-Mediterranean is-
land fortress during its prolonged
bombardment. General Dobbie is:
credited with saving the "most bomb-
ed spot on earth."
Illustrating his lecture, a sound
movie, "The Message of Malta," will
be shown. The film is a testimony of
the life of the people on the islandj
during the aerial blitz which over-
shadowed the island for two years.
In recognition of the gallantry and
loyalty of the people during that

ALL-OUT BATTLE:
very Dane Is in Resistance
Movement'-Capt. Freuchen.

"Every Dane takes part in the un-
derground resistance movement,"
Capt. Peter Freuchen, polar explorer,
author and leader in the Danish un-
derground said last night in a talk at
Rackham Lecture Hall.
Recounting the "Epic of an Ex-
plorer in the War," Capt. Freuchen
described tactics employed by the or-
ganized Freedom Council to resist
the Germans who occupied Denmark
in 1940. The lecture was sponsored
by the geography department under
the University's Non-resident lecture
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tained close connections with the Al-
lies.
"Formulation of plans to blow up
a factory takes two or three months,"
Capt. Freuchen revealed. In the case
of a machine gun factory, he illu-.
strated, 400 people were needed to
aid in the task of planting a time
bomb and keeping watch on the
streets and in the restaurants.
Quizlings Attacked
"The saboteurs concentrated on
shooting quizlings," Capt. Freuchen
stated, explaining that direct at-

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