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Dean Dana Backs Park Proposal;
'U' Negotiating for Airport Land


Memorial Waits City's Acceptance of
Forest Area, Airport Land Exchange
Emphasizing the present and potential value of Eber White Woods as
a unique remnant adjacent to Ann Arbor of the original hardwood forest
which covered this area, Dean S. T. Dana of the School of Forestry and Con-
servation yesterday endorsed proposals which would preserve the tract as a
permanent Forest War' Memorial, if and when the city accepts the Univer-
sity's current offer to exchange 34 acres of the Woods for 25 acres at the city
Combining educational, aesthetic and commercial values, the tract in-
ecludes 31 species of trees ranging in

Seeks Facilities for
Further Research

Federal Order To
Affect 850 Men
Nullifies Previous Announcement That
Unit Would Be Disbanded Next Month
Approximately 850 Naval students in the University will benefit from
recent legislation extending appropriations for the NROTC program until
July 1, Capt. Woodson Michaux, commandant of the Naval Unit here, re-
ported yesterday.
Previous announcements stated that the accelerated NROTC program
would be concluded in February due to lack of sufficient funds, but Senate
and Presidential approval obtainedv

Vets To Air
Labor Troqhle
Will Hold Preliinunary
Discussions Today
1Preliminary discussion regarding
the current labor disputes will be'in-
troduced at the meeting of AVC to
be held at 7:30 p.m. today in Rm. 316
of the Union, Vic Baum, chairman of
AVC, announced.
The discussions will be preceded
by talks by Baum and assistant chair-
.man Eugene Martinson preparatory
to legislative recommendation.
Baum also announced -that he had
received a letter pertaining to the
local housing situation from Rep. Earl
C. Michener, Congressional represen-
tative for the Ann Arbor district,
wherein he said, "This housing prob-
lem is most difficult and you may
depend upon my giving it the best
consideration I know how."
Mayor Brown of Ann Arbor has es-
tablished a housing committee which
will act as a central agency to handle
the housing problem. Currently, it is
in the process of making a survey of
available housing in Ann Arbor. The
mayor has appointed civilian defense
volunteers to work on the survey,
but an appeal is being made to vet-
erans and their wives to assist. Per-
sons interested should call Warren
Wayne at the V. 0. offices in Lane
War for Jehol
Predicted by
Red Spokesmia
CHUNGKING, Jan. 2-(A)-Civil
war for possession of Jehol Province
in Northern China was threatened
tonight by a Chinese Communist
No full-scale clashes have devel-
oped in the province but a govern-
ment spokesman said Generalissimo
Chiang Kai-Shek's troops were tak-
ing' over Jehol "as a matter of
course." The Communist spokesman
retorted :
"Communist trops will resist any
attack on them in Jehol. This is civil
war." '
The verbal clash came as govern-
ment officials awaited a reply from
the Communist capital at Yenan to
their counter proposals for the end of
China's civil strife.
Communists charged 225,000 Na-
tional Government troops have been
assigned to take Jehol away from
They said 75,000 of Chiang's men
swept up the Peiping-Jehol railroad
and took Kupeikow, border town
along the Great Wall between China
proper and Jehol. Another 150,000
were reported thrusting westward to-
ward Jehol from Liaoning province
in Manchuria.
HOusing Mars
Beacon Opening
Industrial Institute Ha
12 Veterans Enrolled
Plagued by housing difficulties,
Beacon Institute, the new school of
industrial "know-how," opened here
yesterday with 12 World War II vet-
erans in attendance.
Keith Haien, '40, co-founder of the
Institute, said that numerous appli-
rn -nfrm vt.gvmn tliving outsie

age from seedlings to over two cen-
turies as well as a wide variety of
small plants and a pond. It has been
used by the School of Forestry and
Conservation and the Departments of
Biology and Zoology continuously
and intensively since it was bought
by the Board of Regents in 1915,
Dean Dana said.
No Substitute Available
Pointing out that "the other areas
now owned by the University in the
neighborhood of Ann Arbor are so
different from White's Woods in the
character of the soil, timber, and
other flora and fauna that they can
not serve as substitutes for it," Dr.
Dana said that other areas compara-
ble to the Woods in physical and bio-
legical condition are therefore re-
quired to meet needs of the School
and the two departments.
The records of the Woods as a
readily accessible field laboratory for
years are now being summarized for
publication. The tract was never
cleared, and a considerable number
of 'large trees have purposely been
left intact by the School, Dr. Dana
stated. Divided into ten acres cut
in rotation, the Woods contains an
exceptionally wide variety of species
due to the variety of soil conditions,
he explained.
Value Decreased
Because of the encroachment of'
the city, the value of the Woods to
the School of Forestry and Conserva-
tion has been decreasing in recent
years, Prof. Dana said.
Eight acres of the Woods were
given to the Ann Arbor Board of
Education in December for construc-
tion of a grammar school. The re-
mainder, if accepted by the city, is
being considered for use possibly as
a Forest War Memorial or as sites for
150 small plots to be sold to veterans
for home building purposes.
Windt Chosen
President of
Theatre Group,
Prof. Valentine B. Windt, director
of Play Production, was elected presi-
dent of the American Educational
Theatre Association at its annual
convention December 27 to 29 in Co-
lumbus, O.
As vice-president of the organiza-
tion during 1945, Prof. Windt pre-
sided over the Columbus meeting,
which met in conjunction with the
National Association of Teachers of
Speech. Prof. Herschel Bricker, head
of dramatic work at the University of
Maine, who was president of the
group, is directing an educational
dramatic project for service men in
Shrivenham, England.
The American Educational Theatre
Association membership consists of
directors and teachers on university,
high school and professional levels
in the educational theater through-
out the country. Prof. Windt was edi-
tor of the organization's news bulle-
tin, which is issued every six weeks,
for five years previous to holding of-
Prof. Hargis was elected chairman
of the National Association of Teach-
ers of Speech nominating committee.
Prof. Moser and Mr. Upton S.
Pelmer were also named to this group

The University of Michigan, look-
ing toward postwar ascendency of
aeronautics, has taken the first step
to expand her aeronautical engineer-
ing, training and research programs
by negotiating with the city of Ann
Arbor to trade 34 acres of the Uni-
versity's Eber White Woods for 25
acres of the city airport.
The University's goal is to acquire
a Class III airport for Ann Arbor
and the University. With such a field,
it hopes to attract Army and Navy re-
serve flying programs to Ann Arbor
and to develop aeronautical research.
Both the Army and the Navy have
indicated that they may establish re-
serve bases here if a Class III field is
The Naval Reserve Officers
place stronger emphasis in the fu-
ture on flight training at colleges,
Comdr. Norman C. Gillette, Jr.,
executive officer of the naval unit
at the University said. The State
Board of Aeronautics told local of-
ficials that reserve bases will be
established in the state. Federal
and state funds would be available
to finance the airport project,
Prof. Emerson W. Conlon, chair-
man of the Department of Aero-
nautical Engineering said.
One of the chief reasons for the
University's interest in an increased
aeronautical program is that the
many former Army and Navy pilots
enrolled here are interested in avia-
tion. An ever increasing number of
younger students wish to lea'n aero-
If the field is acquired, a super-
sonic wind tunnel capable of speeds
of 3,000 miles per hour will be
constructed. A standard wind tun-
nel capable of 350 mile-per-hour
speed will also be erected. "This
type of equipment is the kind we
will need if the United States is to
develop effective defensive weapons
against V-2," Dean Ivan C. Crow-
ford of the College of Engineering
said. "It is also the type of labora-
tory we will need if we are to ex-
periment with rockets and other
types of propulsion."
"A new location is required for
such research," Dean Crawford
pointed out. "We already have a
small laboratory at the city airfield,
but we want to increase it and get
research, including engine testing,
away from the center of town. If
plans to acquire the 25 acres do not
work out," he added, "we would be
smart to go to Willow Run, where
land can be made available."
De Grille Will
Lead Dancing
Youth Hostel To Meet
Today at Lane Hall
Miss Lola De Grille, folk arts spe-
gialist at the International Institute
in Detroit, will lead the folk dance
group sponsored by the Youth Hostel
from 7:30 until 10 p.m. today in Lane
Miss De Grille came to the Detroit
Institute last September after doing
similar work in Bridgeport, Connecti-
cut and Buffalo, New York. She was
in charge of the Folk Festival Coun-
cil in-New York City.
Art Staff Called
Gargoyle art staff members who
have not picked up instruction
sheets will please come in today
between 4 and 6 p.m. Any assigned
work will also be acceptable at
that time.

ern Commission members prepare to board a plane in Washington for
San Francisco, first leg on a journey to Japan to give advice to the ad-
ministration there. From bottom to top at left: Lt. Gen. Chu Shih-ming,
China; Francis Lacoste, France; R. R. Saksena, India; C. A. Berendsen,
New Zealand; Sir George Sansom, Great Britain. From bottom to top,
right: Nelson T. Johnson, secretary general, U. S. (light coat); Maj. J.
Plimsoll, Australia; Col. L. M. Cosgrave, Canada; Dr. de Kat Angleino,
Netherlands, and Maj. Gen. Frank R. McCoy, chairman, U. S. A. (AP
Maddy, Petrillo Fight To Hit
Clmx tChicago Hear''aing~
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A three-year old battle over school)
band and orchestra broadcasts over
national networks will reach its cli-
max at a private hearing of the dis-
pute between Dr. Joseph E. Maddy,
professor of radio music, and James
C. Petrillo, president of the American
Federation of Musicians, on Jan. 15,
in Chicago.
The hearing, a result of Mr. Petril-
lo's action against the National Mu-
sic Camp, follows the AFM president's
latest order, issued Dec. 24, prohibit-
ing American radio stations from
broadcasting musical programs orig-
inating in any foreign country except
Conducted by the national exec-
utive committee of the AFM, this
session, which, according to Dr.
Maddy, will probably mark the end
of his 37-year union membership,
coincides with the return of Con-'
gress to Washington. A bill, intro-
duced by Rep. Clarence F. Lea, Cal.,
chairman of the Committee on In-
terstate and Foreign Commerce of
the House, on Nov. 19, 1945, to pre-
vent control of broadcasting by co-
ercive practices, will be brought be-
fore the House at this time.


tor at Interlochen in direct viola-
tion of this edict.
Dr. Maddy has received word from
Carl E. Shaffer, secretary of the Rich-
mond, Ind., AFM local, in which he
has maintained his union member-
ship, that Shaffer personally will tes-
tify in his behalf at the hearings in
Chicago. "I am fighting this dicta-
torship of the AFM and will continue
to do so," Dr. Maddy declared. "Pe-
trillo is riding for a fall; he has built
up so much animosity that the public
is at last aroused, and Congress will
slap him down," he added. No answer
to his demand for a public hearing
has been received from the AFM,
Prof. Maddy said.
Co-Star in Art
Cinema Thrama
"Escape from Yesterday," starring
Jean Gabin and Annabella, will be
presented at 8:30 p.m. today, tomor-
row and Saturday in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre under the spon-
sorship of the Art Cinema League.
" Directed by Julien Duvivier, the
drama has been adapted from a novel
by Pierre Orland. It concerns the
wartime adventures of a criminal
who joins the Spanish Foreign Le-
gion, and his experiences within the
Spanish battle zone.
A New York Times review said
that "the picture's chief virtue has
been its director's camera conscious-
ness, his understanding of the rela-
tive place and merits of impression-
ism and realism." English subtitles
have been added to the screen for the
benefit of those Who do not under-
stand French.
Tickets for the performance are
now on sale at the box office in the

immediately before the holidays made
the extension possible.
Future status of Naval personnel,
as'released by Capt. Michaux and re-
ported in The Daily early in Decem-
ber, is also nullified by this law.
Congress Must Act
A new Congressional proposal will
b6 necessary, he said, in order to de-
termine their position after July 1.
Students will continue as before until
such legislation has been passed.
The House approved the proposalI
some weeks before the Senate ande
Presidential action. At that time,z
Capt. Michaux said that until thet
bill became law, both the UniversityI
and the Navy would prepare for either
Program Here Since 1942
Initiated at the University in the
summer of 1942, the program wast
open to all men between the ages of
17 and 20 who passed qualifying phys-
ical and mental examinations.
Four terms of training were pro-E
vided men preparing for general dutyt
in the Navy. A specialized training
program, ranging from six to twelve
terms, was set up for potential -
Engineers Pla ;
First Dance off
Year at Leagyue
Highlighting the first week-end of
the New Year, a dance will be pre-,
sented by the student chapter of the
American Institute of Electrical En-,
gineers from 9 p.m. to midnight to-
morrow in the League Ballroom.
The affair is open to students from,
all departments of the University,
and to the general public. Music will
be provided by Jerry Edwards and his
orchestra. Edwards regularly plays
for Saturday night dances at the Ma-
sonic Temple and has been featured
at several campus affairs.
Feats of magic will be provided as
entertainment during intermission by
Neal Soddard, a member of the local
Navy V-12 unit. Soddard has ap-
peared at professional magician's
gatherings for the past seven years
and performed in four Army shows.
As part of his act tomorrow night,
Soddard plans a display of juggling,
riding a unicycle and a money mak-
ing stunt known as "The Miser's
Tickets are on sale at the Union
and may also be purchased from stu-
dent members of the A.I.E.E.
February Grads
To Ordler Cards
Announcements Set To
Arrive by Next Month
Orders will-be taken for announce-
ments for February graduates in all
schools today, Friday, Monday and
Tuesday outside Rm. 2, University
Hall, according to Patricia Barrett,
senior class president.
The announcements, which are ex-
pected to arrive Feb. 10, must be paid
for in full when ordered.
Senior class dues of $1 will be ac-
cepted at the same time. The booth
will remain open from 912 a.m. and
from 1-3 p.m.
Caps and gowns will be fitted at a
later date.
The officers of the senior class
have announced the appointment of
thg following committee chairmen:
Margaret Carroll, announcements;
Liz Knapp, cap and gown; Glenn
White, finance.
Confer on Dispute
Meeting for the third time in an
attempt to settle the month-old
Hm- all B1 earing Co. wave.hor.

Brown Will
Discuss Jobs
Guidance Conference
To Be Held Tuesday
Michigan's Lieut.-Gov. Vernon J.
Brown and George W. Romney, Gen-
eral Manager of the Automobile
Manufacturers Association, will be
the speakers at the Guidance and
Placement Conference on "The Job
World Today and Tomorrow."
Pres. Alexander G. Ruthven will
preside over the Conference, which
will be held at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in
the Rackham Lecture Hall.
The Conferences, sponsored by the
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information, usu-
ally deal with subjects suggested by
the type of information and assis-
tance requested by students and
alumni. This year, because of the
special interest shown in them, the
Conference will deal specifically with
the phases "Michigan's Program for
Veterans" and the "Job Outlook in
Business and Industry."
Lieut.-Gov. Brown, having done
extensive work with the nationally
known program of Gov. Harry Kelly,
will speak about the opportunities
which Michigan can offer its veter-
Opportunities in business and in-
dustry, in so far as they are typified
by the manufacturing field, will be
discussed by Mr. Romney.
Both speakers, according to Dr. T.
Luther Purdom, Director of the Bu-
reau, will give particular attention to
plans of expansion to meet produc-
tion and distribution shortages cre-
ated by the war, emphasizing the
openings for students which will be
caused by this reconversion.
Because of the widespread interest
in these subjects, the Conference will
be open to all those who desire to at-
'Sugar Chile'
Robinson To,
Ap-pear Here
Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson, sev-
en year old boy piano genius, will be
featured in a Swing Concert, spon-
sored by the Ann Arbor DAV chapter
from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday in the Ann Arbor High School
The miniature virtuoso, who is all
of three feet tall, first gained notor-
iety after crashing the gate in a De-
troit theater contest for older musi-
cians. He has signed a contract with
the MGM studio and is starred with
Van Johnson in the film, "No Leave,
No Love," with Guy Lombardo and
his Royal Canadians.
Also featured on the program will
be Skip Covington and his orchestro.
Proceeds will go to the local DAV
chapter and to chapter 40.
All tickets are reserved and can be
obtained at the Union for $2.00. Per-
sons holding tickets numbered from
1 to 1,000 will be admitted to the
first show.
Fiipinos Show
Will To Recover

In addition to this amendment,born
of the Interlochen dispute, to the
Communications Act of 1934, will be
other amendments to deal with Mr.
Petrillo's ban on music of foreign
Founder and director of the Na-
tional Music Camp at Interlochen for
18 years and conductor of the Ann
Arbor Civic Orchestra, Dr. Maddy, as
a member of the AFM, has not ap-
peared in any professional capacity
for the past 25 years.
The attack on the National Mu-
sic Camp, which began in July,
1942, when Mr. Petrillo banned the
broadcasting of non-commercial
radio programs from Interlochen,
was followed up on Jan. 19, 1945, by
placement of the National Music
Camp on the Unfair List of the
AFM. Now the AFM czar, who or-
dered that union musicians must
not teach or coach, has declared
that Dr. Maddy acted as an instruc-

Cvrwin To Present Cook Lectures

Protest Strike COlle d .
NEW YORK, Jan.2- -P)- West-
ern Union announced tonight it
would put into effect a 12 cent-an-
hour wage boost as directed by the
National War Labor Board, but sev-
eral hours later the CIO American
Communications Association author-
ized a strike against the company in
the New York Metropolitan area next

Stan Swinton
Of Islanders'


Dr. Edwin S. Corwin, McCormick
Professor of Jurisprudence at Prince-
ton University, will discuss "Total
War and the Constitution" in the
1946 series of William W. Cook Lee-

A preceptor in history, politics
and economics from 1905-11, he was
one of the original group called to
Princeton Unimvcsity by Woodrow
Wilson. He was Professor (if Politics
fvl 1011R, , l l~ hII i

fice and Powers," 1940; "CoInstitu=|
tional Revolution," 1941.
The lectures are made possible
through the generosity of the late
Mr. William W. Cook, formerly of
m_v-11VnrI s t v 'e , i k e V A

Amazement at the will to recover
manifested by the people of the Phil-
ippines was expressed in a recent let-
ter from Stan Swinton, former city
editor of The Michigan Daily, now in
the Philippines.
"In much of Europe." Swinton

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