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A copy of the letter sent to Sen.
Arthur H. Vandenberg Oct. 27,
urging that the atomic bomb secret
be turned over to a greatly
strengthened United Nations Or-
ganization, has also been sent to
Homer Ferguson, Michigan's jun-
ior senator.
Signing the letter in addition
to the eight professors reported
yesterday, were Prof. A. E. Boak of
the history department and I. Leo
Sharfman of the economics de-
Although the ten professors are
department heads, none signed
the letter as such, but only in the
capacity of professor.


Engineering Teacher Depicts
Chinese Educational System


In a letter to Prof. H. Bouchard of
the Department of Civil Engineering,
C. Y. Kao, a graduate of that depart-
ment, described war-time and present
educational conditions in China.
"The war is over. China is freed
from the barbarities of the Japs. Un-
der the leadership of the United
States, we have won the war. We all
hope that under the same leadership
we can attain an everlasting peace, so
that.the sacrifices of your country as
well as ours and of all the others
have not been made in vain."
Teaches Engineering
Since the Japanese occupation of
North China, Kao has been teaching
in the civil engineering department
of "Hauter Etudes," a French Jesuit
School in Tientsin China. In his let-
ter Kao mentioned that many of the
teachers and students of the schools
in that city were arrested by the Japs
and some of them cruelly tortured to
"Due to the peculiar position of
France," he explained, "our school
luckily escaped molestation from the
Japs. You remember, when the Japs
went into war with the United States
and England, France had already
collapsed. The Catholics were nomi-
nally under the jurisdiction of the
Vatican, which was a neutral power."
j Schools Secure
The position of schools was not
much endangered, however, for he
explained that the Japs had their
hands too full in fighting a pro-
tracted war in China and a losing
battle in the Pacific to direct their at-
tention to matters of minor impor-
tance. All the Chinese universities,


he wrote, were taken over either by
the Japs or by the puppets.
"Yenching University," he said,
"founded by the Americans, was
closed down. Our school and the
Catholic University of Peiping re-
mained. We were the only two uni-
versities in the Japanese occupied
territory -recognized by the Chinese
government. Tsing Hua University,
founded by the American indemnity
fund, was changed into a Japanese
barrack, and was almost ruined."
U. $, Prestige
Many of the Chinese students, Kao
said, are planning to come to the
United States for advanced study.
"You may be glad to hear," he said in
his letter, "that the prestige of the
United States has risen very high in
the minds of the Chinese."
Kao received his master's degree
in Civil Engineering in June, 1925, at
the University and worked that sum-
mer as student assistant in surveying
at Camp Davis with Prof. Bouchard.
B0y 'V RYBOND eth
Victoy REMIERE FGreat Sho
Bon- FREE.
Wed., Nov. 28th -- 9 P.M.
at the State Theatre

Ten Per Cent Boost
Termed Inflationary
DETROIT, Nov. 15-/P)-The Unit-
ed Auto Workers (CIO) today flatly
rejected a general 10 per cent wage
rate increase offered by General
Motors as a compromise on the
union's demands for a 30 per cent
Theaction, announced by Walter
Reuther, UAW vice-president in
charge of General Motors negotia-
tions, came a short while after the
company increased its previous offer
of eight to ten per cent increases
for the majority of the company's
Threatens Injunction
Reuther, terming the latest com-
pany offer "a streamlined approach
to inflation," declared that if Gen-
eral Motors "raises its auto prices one
cent, the UAW will go into court and
get an injunction to stop such action."
Harry Anderson, General Motors
vice-president, commenting on the
threat of court action, said, "If the
OPA sets up prices, I don't see how
any court could take seriously any
injunction request from the union."
Anderson said the 10 per cent wage
increase would be presented to the
OPA as part of the production cost
data being compiled to aid the OPA in
setting new car prices.
Resume Discussions
The latest exchanges on the Gen-
eral Motors-UAW front came as both
sides resumed discussions on the
union's 30 per cent demands.
Meanwhile, in another development
on the General Motors wage discus-
sions, Neil Brant, international rep-
resentative of the CIO United Elec-
trical Workers, announced the com-
pany had offered a similar 10 per cent
compromise offer on the UAW's de-
mands for a $2 a day increase. Brant
said the union will give its answer
next week.
Jlava Peace
Try Collapses
BATAVIA, Nov. 15-(A'--British
planes, tanks and artillery blasted
anew today at 15000 Indonesians re-
sisting stubbornly in Soerabaja, while
the first attempt at negotiations be-
tween Premier Sutan Sjanrir's Indo-
nesian cabinet and the Dutch col-
lapsed without explanation.
The 12rd Indian infantry brigade
seized the justice and government
buildings yesterday in bitter battle
against Nationalists using light auto-
matic weapons, machine guns and
some armored vehicles.
Public buildings and homes were
being reduced to rubble by the fierce
struggle in the Java naval base.
Associated Press Correspondent
Vern Haugland in Soerabaja said the
Indonesians had at least 12 captured
Japanese tanks, one of which was
knocked out in today's fighting.
The meeting between the Nether-
lands and Indonesian representatives
was canceled at the last moment,
Aneta said.

RESCUE SHIP TRIES TO SAVE CLIPPER-USS San Pablo approaches Honolulu Clipper in 'attempt to
salvage plane after passengers have been removed following forced landing 700 miles northwest of Honolulu.
Salvage attempts failed and clipper was sunk by gunfire.

Goal Neared In
U Community
Fund Campaign
Latest figures on the progress of the
Community Chest Drive indicate that
$17,500 of the University's $25,000
quota has been raised, according to
Prof. Russel Dodge of the College of
Engineering, chairman of the campus
Special containers designed to
hold contributions to the Commun-
ity Chest have been distributed to
a1l, University residence dorms and
a number of league houses in order
that many students here-to-fore
unapproached may have the oppor-
tunity to make their gifts.
"It is hoped that collections from
this extended drive will go far towards
helping us reach our goal," Miss Ethyl
McCortnick, who is directing coed
solicitations, said yesterday, "and that
every student will do his part in ter-
minating the drive successfully."
There also are 500 pledge cards.
yet to be reported upon. These are
held by University members who
together with the student body,
comprise the campus division.
"Although the local Ann Arbor
Drive has been terminated, our effort
is not yet complete, and will not be
until we have met our quota," Prof.
Dodge indicated.

Ex-Student Tells of Nip
nderground Fctories

Direct from Tokyo-and points
East-comes an eye witness account
of underground Nipponese factories
and the people as seen by a former
University student.
"We saw miles and miles of tun-
nels,".Sgt. Harry Stearnes of the 11th
Airborne Division reported. "They
were cut to perfection and housed
airplane factories, training schools,
supplies, and ammunition. All of
them were complete with lights, power
plants run by huge Diesel motors, fire-
fighting equipment, helmets, beds,
.tools of all sorts, plane parts-every-
thing you can think of.
Spread From Main Tunnel
"The tunnels go underground 100
feet and spread out from a main tun-
nel," Sgt. Stearnes continued. Steps
lead downfrom the surface. Metal
doors and cement and wood reinforce
the walls at the entrance."
Describing the Japanese response
to occupation, Sgt. Stearnes writes,
"They bow and salute every soldier
that passes, but I saw three Nip offic-
ers with their samurai swords as they
passed us. All had arrogant expres-
sions on their faces," he added.
Guards Geisha House
Guarding a geisha house was one
of the duties which Sgt. Stearnes
outfit was given.,
"The geisha house is a place to
entertain guests" he writes, "without
tearing up your own home. Geisha
girls are taught from childhood all
the tricks of the trade . . . singing,
Foreign Students'
Enrollment Rises
A twenty per cent increase in the
number of foreign students enrolled
in the University was reported yester-
day by Dr. Esson M. Gale, counselor
to foreign students.
"There are now 566 foreign stu-
dents enrolled," Dr. Gale said, "an
increase of 120 over last year's fig-
Of the present enrollment, 266 are
attending the University for the first
time. The Far Eastern area has the
largest representation with 159 stu-
Quotas from other areas are Latin
America, 151; British Commonwealth,
92; United States possessions, 60;
Near East, 38; Europe, 38; and Africa,
"The enrollment increase," Dr.
Gale commented, "is a normal in-
crease and does not equal the influx
of foreign students which was ex1
pected this year."
If you are wondering why the win-
dows in Angell Hall apparently
haven't been washed for two years,
here's the answer. There are only
three more janitors on the staff to-
day than there were 18 years ago, but
68 per cent more building space, ac-
cording to W. M. Roth of the Plant

dancing, looking pretty, both laugh-I
ing and frowning at the most oppor-
tune time and to the best advantage."
Sgt. Stearnes attended the literary
college in 1942 and plans to enroll
again for the spring term after being

Bonds Purchased at
theatre receive





Continuous from 1 P.M.
Weekdays 30c to 5 P.M.

WANTED-Boys to wait on tables in
return for good meals at Sorority
House near Campus. Phone 7100.
better price paid for men's used
clothing. Sam's Store, 122 E.
Washington St.
TICKET to Purdue game Nov. 17th.
206 S. Thayer. Phone 2-3839.
2 GIRLS WANT RIDE from Ypsilanti
for nine o'clock classes. Phone 2095
M, Ypsilanti.
WANTED: Set of typewriten notes to
Philosophy 34 and Psychology 87.
Please call 8623 between 7:30-10:00
p. m.
work in dining room on Saturday
evening from 5:30 to 8:00. Meal
included. Pay by hour. Call 2-1214.
FOR SALE: Men's and women's bicy-
cle, good condition. Apply 721
Church St., Apt. 6.
LOST:nOne brown leatherwallet
Wednesday morning. Reward.
Phone Tilda Ritman or leave mes-
sage at 9823.
LOST last week, brown topcoat. Call
3549. Reward. Please. Cold weather
is here. Frozen.
LOST: Brown wallet with zipper in
Wikel's Drug Tuesday noon. Re-
ward. Call Pat Reid, 6061.

several gowns, and casual
Size 13, phone 9765. 7-8 p.


LOST MONDAY: Silver and blue-
green Parker 51 pen. Initials J.L.B.
Sentimental value. Reward. Call
Janet Baumgartner, 4452.
Horses for Hire or boarded - Eng-
lish or Western Saddles - Group or
Private Riding Lessions - Hayrides
-a courtesy car - located at Fair-
grounds, Ann Arbor. 26040.
ALL MEN of Pi Kappa Alpha, please
contact Raymond H. Nething, 203
Adams. West Quad.
DEAR JOES: All is forgiven. How
about coming to see me Friday, the
16th, at the Open House given by
the girls at Cy Adams House.
1,000 Hill
ATTENTION: All Lambda Chi Alpha
alumni and transfer members from
other schools are asked to come to
the local chapter 320 South State,
any afternoon.
dinners. Excellent home cooked
meals at League house. 604 E. Madi-
son. Phone 4489.

Grad Reception . .
An assembly and "get-acquainted"
reception for graduate students will
be held at 8 p.m. today in the lecture
hall of the Rackham Building, under
the sponsorship of the Graduate Stu-
dent Council.
The students will be welcomedby
President Ruthven and Assistant
Dean Peter Okkelberg of the Gradu-
ate School. Dancing and refresh-
ments will follow in the reception
* * *
A-Bomb Lecture -..
"Atomic Energy and Its Uses" is
the theme of the Lecture to be de-
livered by Prof. Carl W. Rufus at
7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Michigan
Prof. Rufus' address will inaugur-
ate a series of weekly Sunday evening
programs under the sponsorship of
the International Center.
Newman Club . .
The Newman Club, student Catho-
lic organization, will hold a party to-
night from 7:30 p.m. till midnight
at the clubroom in St. Mary's Chapel.
The party, which is open to all
Catholic students and their friends,
will feature dancing and refresh-

Coming Sunday


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LOST: Wednesday on campus, double
strand pearl necklace. Reward. Call
Scotty Hill House. 4018 Stockwell.
LOST-Lady's small rose gold Lady
Elgin watch on N. University or
State Nov, 13. Contact 2-4471
Room 1543,
LOST-Women's blue-gray and red
Shaeffer fountain -pen on campus.
Call Dolores Rink 2-4471.
Elgin bicycle Monday please return
it. I need it more than you do,
honest! Collee Ide, 2-2569.

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London Philharmonic under Goch r
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CHAUSSON: Symphony in B Flat Major
Chicago Symphony under Stock
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D'INDY: Symphony No. 2
San Francisco Symphony under Monteux
DM 943.................................$5.77
DVORAK: Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Czech Philharmonic under Talich
DM 304................................$x.77
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9
Vienna Philharmonic under Walter
DM 726...... ............... . ... .. $11.02
SAINT SAENS: Symphony No. 3
Symphony Orchestra under Coppola
DM 100.................................$4.72
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 4
London Philharmonic under Beecham
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STRAVINSKY: Scenes de Ballet
New York Philharmonic under Stravinsky
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VAUGHN-WILLIAMS: Symphony in F Minor
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