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VOL: LVI. No. 31 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1945
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Concert Is at Hill;
Comedy To Open;
Mitchell Will Star.
In 'What A Life'
Byron Mitchell will perform as the
impulsive and trouble-making Henry
Aldrich in "What A Life", to be
presented Under the direction of Val-
entine Windt of the Speech depart-
ment at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Portraying the faculty members
and students who are entangled in
the high school scrapes of the in-
imitable Henry are Serene Sheppard
as Barbara Pearson, Dorothy Murzek
as Miss Shea, Henry McGuire as Mr.
Nelson, Frank Pickard as Mr. Brad-
ley, Annette Chaikin as Miss Wheeler
and Jim Stephenson as George Big-
Other members of the cast are
Arthur Shef as Mr. Patterson, Babette
Blum as Miss Pike, Larry Darling as
Bill, Carolyn Street as Miss Eggleston,
Patricia Pickard as Miss Johnson,
Jack Iskin as Mr. Vecchito, Ethel
Isenberg as Gertie, Janine Robinson
as Mrs. Aldrich, Thomas Sawyer as
Mr. Ferguson and Jean Bechtel as
Joyce Donen, Gloria Salter, Har-
riet Rohr, Eras Ellis, Mary Jones and
Janet Bancroft will act as students.
Comedy of High School
The Clifford Goldsmith comedy is
the story of Henry in High School and
the trouble caused by his inability to
absorb book learning. This involves
him in difficulties with teachers,
school principal and his own family,
not to mention the girl friend he has
dated for the Spring dance.
Tickets for the play will be on sale
at the theatre box office starting to-
morrow. All students will be given
a special rate for the Wednesday and
Thursday evening performances.
Miss Frances Perkins, former Sec-
retary of Labor and only woman ever
to attain Cabinet rank, will deliver
the fourth Oratorical Association lec-
ture at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hill
Richard Wright, originally schedul-
ed for this lecture, will be unable to
appear because of illness. He will
speak later in the season.
Basing her discussion on 35 years
of public life aimed at adequate pay,
more comfort, and basic security for
the working than and woman, Miss
Perkins will present the critical prob-
lems labor faces today: peacetime full
employment, the future of organized
labor, and measures by which women
in industry can consolidate their war-
Under Miss Perkins' 13 year admin-
istration, American labor gained
shorter hours, higher pay, unemploy-
ment insurance, social security, and
old age insurance, workman's com-
pensation, and a greater purchasing
Season ticket holders are requested
to use the original Perkins ticket,
dated Jan. 18, for admission Tuesday.
Group To Mee
Re-organized last week as the Com-
mittee for Liberal Action, members of
the former Post-War Council will
elect officers at a meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday in the Union.
Student government committee re-
ports and a discussion of the organi-
zation's finances will comprise the
agenda for the meeting. All eligible
students, including veterans and
Army and Navy personnel, are in-
vited to join.
Purpose of the Committee is to
fill the growing need for a construc-
tive action body on campus.
Members and prospective members
are reminded of the change in time
for the meeting because of Miss Fran-
ces Perkins' lecture Tuesday.
War Veterans Are Given
Chance To Buy Jeeps
DETROIT, Dec. 8 - (P) - The
Smaller War Plants Corporation to-
Will Appear Here
Tomorrow will mark the 16th an-
nual appearance of the Boston Sym-
phony Orchestra under the baton of
Russian-born Serge Koussevitzky, on
the Choral Union concert series.
The program at 8:30 p.m. in Hill
Auditorium will feature the Proko-
. . . To conduct
fleff "Classical" and Fifth symphon-
ies, and Sibelius' "Symphony No. 2
in D major, Op. 43."
Koussevitzky, conductor of the
Boston Symphony for the past two
decades, who has pioneered in per-
formances of works of navel, Proko-
fleff, Honegger, and Roussel, as well
as many compositions by native
Americans, has done much to en-
courage symphonic-music in America
and to stimulate appreciation for the
best in musical development.
Koussevitzky was previously re-
nouned for his own symphony or-
chestra, which traveled up and down
the Volga River, offering concerts at
various Russian cities.
The performance of the Sibelius
Second Symphony on tomorrow
night's program almost coincides
with the eightieth birthday anniver-
sary of the famous Finnish composer.
Jan Sibelius, contemporary composer,
was born Dec. 8, 1865.
The Symphony, founded in 1881 by
an ardent young Bostonian music
student, is now in its 63rd season.
Michigan is one of 17 colleges in the
east and mid-west which it visits on
its annual tour.
Premature discontinuation of fed-
eral price controls might set the stage
for an inflationary boom which would
ultimately lead to a depression, Dr.
Z. C. Dickinson of the economics de-
partment declared yesterday.
This is the reason, he pointed out,
that the government still exercises a
limited restriction on wage increases.
However, wage increases can con-
ceivably be absorbed without affect-
ing the inflationary spiral, Dr. Dick-
Where war-time technology results
in increased peace-time output, real
wages can be increased without build-
ing up inflationary pressure, he said.
Above all, Prof. Dickinson stated,
most industries feel assured, for sev-
eral years to come, of a higher volume
of operations than in ordinary times.
This is a condition which makes for
lower unit costs, he said.
Go on Sale
Bill Layton Band
Will Be Featured
Approximately 250 tickets for the
Union Formal, which will be held
from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday in
the Rainbow Room of the Union, will
be placed on sale tomorrow at the
Travel Desk in the Union lobby.
Sales will be open from noon to 1
p.m., from 4 to 5 p.m. and from 6:30
to 7:30 p.m. Remaining tickets will
be sold between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday. Union membership cards
must be presented by all civilian men,
and only one ticket will be sold to
Layton To Play
Bill Layton and his campus orches-
tra, with Patti DuPont vocalizing, will
be featured at the dance. Layton is
planning several special numbers.
Traditionally the first formal of the
year, the affair is the largest social
function sponsored by the Union
Council. Dick Roeder and Paul John,
social co-chairmen, are in charge of
Corsages for Women
Every woman will receive flowers,
given by the Council, as she enters
the dance, and leather programs will
serve as handsome souvenirs. Point-
ing out that this is the first big formal
since the war restrictions on social
functions were lifted, Roeder stated
that the Council wishes to make this
affair as similar to the pre-war
dances as possible.
Refreshments of punch and cookies
will be served on the dance floor, and
decorations will follow the theme of
the Union emblem.
Auditions for the student acts ap-
pearing in the huge all-campus
Christmas Party scheduled for Dec.
18 at Hill Auditorium, will be held
from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Glee
Club Room of the Union.
Students who are interested in
participating in the gala event but
cannot audition at the appointed
time should contact Dick Roeder, at
the Student Offices of the Union.
In addition to the several student
acts, the Navy Chorus, directed by
Howard Farrar, the Women's Glee
Club, under the direction of Miss
Marguerite Hood, and Bill "Uppy"
Upton's 16 piece Navy Swing Band
will be featured.
Plans for the traditional event are
still being formulated under the
sponsorship of an all campus com-
mittee, headed by Dick Roeder and
A campus master of ceremonies
will conduct the show, and it is
promised that Santa Claus will ap-
pear, bringing unique gifts for fac-
ulty and Administrative Staff mem-
bers. Community singing led by the
Navy Chorus and Women's Glee
Club will complete the program.
What... The Devil?
An unidentified horned demon
clad in white tie, tails and a
yellow undershirt panicked mer-
rymakers at the Union and Mis-
tletoe Mingle dances yesterday,
claiming to be The Gargoyle.
"I'll be out next Thursday," he
said. Others, including the cam-
pus cop, were of the opinion that
he'd be in.
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In the wake of Friday's election, a
cablegram was despatched to Uni-
versity of Philippines students in-
forming them that they are to receive
aid in rehabilitation from Michigan
Simultaneously, a telegram was sent
to the Philippines Resident Commis-
sioner in Washington.
It was also announced by Jack
Gore, SOIC Executive Chairman, that
Edlmond Peter Wellenstein, Dutch un-
derground leader and member of
anti-collaborationist groups in In-
donesia, will be on campus tomorrow
and Tuesday. He will address a mass
rally at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Lane
The messages read:
"Dr. Bienvenido Gonzales, President
University of Philippines
Manila, Philippine Islands
"Campus mandate named the
University of Philippines as bene-
factor of student plan to aid in
rehabilitation of a war-ravaged
"Would like to hear from you
immediately concerning specific
needs. Will start fund of money,
books, etc., to send you.
"Yours for a Speedy Rebuilding,
Jack Gore, chairman
Executive Council, Student Organi-
zation for International Coopera-
"Brig. Gen. Romulos
Resident Commissioner Philippine
Washington, D. C.
"Students of the University of
Michigan have chosen the Univer-
sity of Philippines to receive their
help in rehabilitation. Would like to
hear from you on the specific needs
of students in the islands, and pos-
sibly to arrange for you to speak
here. All information you can send
would be appreciated.
Jaok Gore, chirman Executive
Council Student Organization
for International Cooperation."
All students on campus are invited
to meet Wellenstein, who left Hol-
land just three and a half weeks ago,
at the rally.
Wellenstein will kdso be guest at an
SOIC tea from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday
in the Congregational Disciples Guild
House. The tea will be open to the
Lederle Cites Two
Until an enlightened public opinion
determines the proper level for polit-
ical expenditures, the present $3,000,-
000 limitation imposed by the Hatch
Act should be removed, Prof. John
W. Lederle of the political science de-
partment said yesterday.
Prof. Lederle served as consultant
for the United States Senate Commit-
tee which investigated campaign ex-
He cites two objections to the lim-
itation: (1)-Such a sum is inadequate
to present national issues and candi-
dates before the people; and (2) the
restriction is being evaded by inde-
pendent groups without official party
Experience with the Hatch Act lim-
itation once again proves that "we
too often seek to establish moral
standards by law without first de-
termining whether they are strongly
backed by the community," Prof. Led-
erle pointed out.
Publicity on campaign expenditures
has been required since 1910, he add-
ed, but provisions of the law are so
weak that they merely create an illu-
sion of publicity.
MARSHALL READS DEWEY CORRESPONDENCE--Gen. George C.
Marshall, former Army chief of staff, reads to the Pearl Harbor investi-
gating committee in Washington, D. C., correspondence in which he
asked Thomas E. Dewey to withhold from the 1944 political campaign
information that the U. S. had cracked the Japanese code.
World News at a Glance
Philippines Cammander Indicted .. .
TOKYO, Dec. 9 -(A)- The United States today formally charged Jap-
anese Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma, conqueror of the Philippines, with per-
mitting the Death March of Bataan and other atrocities against Filipinos
The indictment, made public by General MacArthur, also named four
other officers accused of sanctioning murder, brutalities and other crimes
during the early months of the war in the Philippines.
Cagers Roll Up 20 Point
Edge, 69-49, Over Highly
Rated Western Michigan
: In Rougi Tilt
. y BILL MULLENDORE
Daily Sports Editor
Michigan's up and coming basket-
ball team, looking better every time
out, rolled up one of the highest
point totals in Wolverine cage his-
tory last night while humbling high-
ly-rated Western Michigan, 69-49, on
the Yost Field House floor before 2,-
The fast-breaking Westerners, vic-
tors over perennially strong St.
Johns University only last Wednes-
day, were no match for Coach Ben-
nie Oosterbaan's charges. They were
Marines Shell Village ..,
TIENTSIN, Dec. 8 -(A)- Ameri-
can Marines fired 24 mortar shells
into a village northeast of here
Dec. 4 after two Chinese gunmen
killed one Marine and wounded an-
other "in cold blood," the Marines
announced officially today.
A naval board of inquiry was in-
vestigating the incident. Seasoned
American combat men estimated,
meanwhile, that the village could
have been wiped out if all the 60-
millimeter mortar shells scored di-
Hess Explains 1light . . .
NUERNBERG, Dec. 8 - W) - Ru-
dolf Hess declared today that he flew
to England to try to halt the fight
between two "noble races"-England
and Germany-and not to enlist Brit-
ish aid in the attack on Russia, as
Hess asserted he had planned the
flight for nearly a year before the
invasion of Russia.
Union Rejects Proposal
DETROIT, Dec. 8 -(A)- The CIO
United Auto Workers' high council in
the General Motors strike turned
thumbs down today on President Tru-
man's proposal to end the strike and
urged a drive against his recommend-
ed labor legislation.
To .begin; Be
A ' Good fellow
It's time to be a Goodfellow!
With a goal of $1800 to meet, the
tenth Goodfellow drive, sponsored by
the Daily and the Union, begins to-
morrow, to be climaxed by the street
sale of the special Daily Goodfellow
edition Monday; Dec. 17.
Campus Organized Charity
The only all-campus organized
charity campaign of the year, the
Goodfellow drive solicits funds to
help maintain the Ann Arbor Fam-
ily and Children Service, the Text-
book Lending Library and the Uni-
versity Good Will Fund.
Individual student Goodfellows
should send or bring their contribu-
tions for this Christmas drive to the
editorial offices of the Daily between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Groups Asked To Help
Letters have been mailed to all fra-
ternities, sororities and other cam-
pus organizations urging them to
make group contributions to the
Goodfellow fund before Friday. In
past drives, it has been the generous
support of such organized groups
that has helped the Goodfellow com-
mittee to top its quota.
Hockey Team Wins
Michigan's hockey team register-
ed its second win of the year last
night, downing Owen Sound, 8-3,
at the Coliseum.
For details of the game, see Page
beaten at their own race-horse game
by the Wolverines, whose ball-han-
dling and shooting were both in top-
The Broncos led only once during
the evening, as forward Bob Fitch
cashed in on a free throw in the first
minute of play. But Wolveine cen-
ter, Bob Harrison, came right back
with a field goal a few seconds later,
and the Wolverines were off to the
Wolverines Take Early Lead
Western did not make good on a
single shot from the floor until four
minutes had elapsed, as Michigan's
tight defense repeatedly broke up
the whirlwind Bronco attack. But
the time Bronco center Don -Boven
finally did break the ice, the Wol-
verines had a comfortable 7-1 lead,
and were never headed.
The only Western effort that could
be called a threat was engineered as
the second half opened. Behind,
36-19, at halftime, Coach Buck
Read's quintet managed to cut the
margin to 12 points with guard
Andy Moses leading the way.
But the Wolverines quickly found
themselves again and surged back
out into a commanding lead. The
only question from then on was the
size of the final Michigan point total.
Oosterbaan flooded the floor with
substitutes all evening, using 13 men
in all. It apparently made no differ-
ence to the Michigan cause who was
in the lineup, as the Wolverines
See HOOPSTERS, Pg. 7
Ga lens Drive
Funds Will Support
The Galens annual drive went over
the top again yesterday-to the re-
sounding total of $3,549.77-and
spelled a Merry Christmas and a year
'round program of fun and rehabili-
tation in the Galens workshop for
the kids in University Hospital.
On the basis of incomplete returns,
Marty Feferman, '46M, reported that
the drive was "$15 ahead of what it
was last year at this time." Dona-
tions from a few organizations have
not yet been tabulated. The goal of
the Galens drive was $3,000.
Speaking for the 17 members of
Galens who formed the "bucket bri-
gade" for this year's drive, Feferman
said: "We are deeply appreciative of
the generosity of students, faculty
and townspeople in support of the
drive. By their support, the Uni-
.versity and the city showed that our
cause is a worthy one."
Feferman said the Galens also
wished to thank Pi Beta Phi, Delta
Gamma and Alpha Epsilon Phi so-
rorities, who helped prepare the Gal-
ens tags, the Buildings and Grounds
Dept. and Mr. Frank W. Wilkinson,
Ann Arbor merchant, who donated 40
dolls for the Galens' annual chil-
dren's Christmas party.
Sinnrts Worksho '
FA CU L TY CURRICULUM COMMENTS:
Trow Calls Harvard Report Conservative but Good
By CLAYTON DICKEY
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in
a series of interviews with members of
the University faculty on the subject
of general education.)
Students in the literary college are
familiar with the group requirements
that must be satisfied for graduation.
Many do not know that a plan of re-
organization of these requirements
has been before the faculty for a year
and that debate on the proposals
was reopened this fall.
secondary school teachers and ad-
ministrators, and not with the prob-
lems of higher education.
After several inquiries, an inter-
view with Prof. William Clark Trow,
who is listed in the Directory as Pro-
fessor of Educational Psychology,
was suggested. The author of two or
three books and various other publi-
cations in this field, Prof. Trow was
in charge of the European Area and
Language Program on campus under
the ill-fated ASTP and served as di-
"Have you had time to read the
Report of the Harvard Committee on
General Education in a Free So-
ciety?" "I'm working on it," was his
reply, "but it is hard to get through
the thick Harvard dialect in which
it is written." The next time we were
"It should be required reading for
everyone who has anything to do
with curriculum revision," he said.
adopt at Michigan?" we asked. "It
shouldn't be adopted anywhere," he
shot back, "except on an experimen-
tal basis, which the report clearly
states is the expectation at Harvard.
Lack of Scientific Approach
"One finds striking illustrations of
the failure of transfer. Professors
schooled for years in laboratory sci-
ence, who wouldn't think of going
ahead in their own fields except on
the basis of carefully observed ex-
nperiment will often nno'rt a nro-
colleges deans and presidents, hardly
one from west of the Hudson. But
administrative officers are busy peo-
ple. Also, 19 representatives of pri-
vate colleges as against one from the
state universities. Twenty-four pri-
vate preparatory schools. My count
may not be quite correct, but there
seems to be a little spatial insular-
Report Termed Conservative
"Is there any other kind?" we