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VOL. LVI, No. 46 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

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Ten 'U' Scientists Form
Po Utica 1 Press u re Group
Organizers Present Aims of Society;
First Meeting To Be Held Monday at Rackham

Ten University faculty members
are forming a society to be known
as the "Association of University of
Michigan Scientists"
In a statement issued last nightj
to The Daily, founders of the group,
all members of the physics, chemistry,
mathematics, anthropology and en-
gineering departments, listed the
aims of the society as:
(1) "To keep scientists of thisi
region informed on developmentsr
in the political field which affect1
and are affected by the work of
scientists;
(2) "To ascertain the opinions of
the members on the pertinent po-
Committee for
Liberal Action
To Meet Today
A discussion of constitutional stu-
dent government, a report on the re-
cent United States Student Assembly
national convention, and the staffingj
of five committees will head the
agenda of the Committee for LiberalE
Action's open meeting at 7:30 p.m.
today in Rm. 302 of the Union.
To Write Congress
Also on the agenda will be the con-
sideration of the petitions of a cam-
pus group to affiliate with the CLA,
and a proposal to notify representa-
tives in Congress about CLA's opin-
ions on the issues brought up in
President Truman's address and of
other current legislation.
A constitution for the proposed
student government will be submitted
for consideration and approval of
all students attending this meeting.
Drafted from four proposed pro-
grams, it will be endorsed at a meet-
ing of 30 campus organizations today.
Today's meeting will be the first op-
portunity for all students on campus
to participate in a discussion of the
merits and faults of the proposed
constitution and to signify their ap-
proval of its adoption.
New Work Slated
With the plan for student govern-
ment progressing rapidly, the Com-
mittee will change emphasis to work
on national and international, as well
as state and local and other campus
problems. Positions on publicity, pro-
gram and student government com-
mitees also are open to all eligible
students. Each committee will select
its own activity in accordance with
the interests of the organization.
Following the election of a vice-
president to serve for the remainder
of the fall term, Robert Carneiro, a
delegate to the USSA convention
held in New Jersey, will give a report.
The Committee is affiliated with
USSA, a national students' organiza-
tion.
World News
At A Glance
A-Bomb Secrets Safe.. ..
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -/) -
President Truman today backed Sec-
retary of State Byrnes' assurances
that American atomic bomb secrets
are adequately safeguarded.
He also told a news conference he
had no reason to believe reports that
Russia has developed an Atom bomb
-no bigger than a baseball-which
rendered the American-British-Can-
adian product obsolete.
Jewish Refugees Flee .. .
BERIIN, Jan. 8-(P)-At least a
fourth of the 2,000 Polish Jewish ref-
ugees who fled the Russian sector of

Berlin yesterday reportedly to escape
evacuation into the Russian occupa-
tion zone of Germany turned up to-
day in the American sector of the
city, where they posed a problem of
feeding and housing.
re-a es* M- * -

litical issues and to express this
opinion both to the public and the
government."
Similar associations have been
formed in the past few months at
numerous scientific centers, mainly
as a repercussion of the atomic bomb's
release.
Among the organizations which
with the University group may affil-
iate were listed the American Associ-
ation of Scientific Workers and the
Federation of Atomic Scientists.
An organizational meeting of the
group will be held at 8 p.m. Mon-i
day in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
All faculty and graduate student
scientists are urged to attend this
important meeting.
Along with the election of tempor-
ary officers at the meeting Monday,
the group plans to consider topics
such as the May-Johnson Act on gov-
ernment control of atomic research;
the Kilgore and Magnusson Bills; the
facts on the atom bomb; international
cooperation in sdience, present and
future status; and the role of re-
search in universities.
Minimum objective of the Associa-
tion will be to hold informative meet-
ings at which, it is hoped, vigorous
discussion and debates will take place.
Sufficient support will enable the
Association of carry out the ad-
ditional objectives of crystalizing
opinion on vital issues, such as gov-
ernment regulation on atomic re-
search, and to convey the society's
opinions to the government and
public.
Forming the Association are: Prof.
L. O. Brockway, Prof. Arnold M.
Kuethe, Prof, George E. Uhlenbeck,
Prof. Leslie A. White, Prof. R. L. Wil-
der, Prof. Wilfred Kaplan, Prof. Rob-
ert R. White, Prof. Lee Worrell, Dr.
Theodore Berlin, and Dr. Peter A. S.
Smith.
MVIYDA Plans
,Strikers' Aid
Planning to launch a campaign for
food to send to families of GM strik-
ers, members of MYDA invite all in-
terested persons to attend a meeting
at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Union.
Neal Loeser will present a review
of the strike situation to date. Tying
up the significance of strikes to the
entire domestic situation, Loeser will
explain the demands of the strikers,
the background of the demands and
the tactics of both the union and
the company.
Involving the collection of food at
four points on compus, the campaign
will be held for one day, to be set at
the meeting. Appointment of a pub-
licity committee and a delegation
to deliver the supplies to the union
will also be made at this time.
Battle Starts On
Pipe Line Plans
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8-- (P) - A
battle over new natural gas pipelines
to serve four Mid-western states, in-
volving projected expenditures of
close to $90,000,000, formally opened
today before the Federal Power
Commission.
The principals are the Michigan-
Wisconsin Pipeline Co., the Natural
Gas Pipeline Co. of America and its
affiliate, Texoma Natural Gas Co.,
and the Chicago District Pipeline Co.
Involved as interveners in one or
more of the proceedings in the joint
hearing are various coal associations,
railroads and labor organizations
such as the United Mine Workers and
the Railroad Brotherhoods.

Sailors, Coeds
To Give Show
Today at Hill
Navy Invades Central
Park and Night Club
(See also Picture, Pg. 5)
"Anchors Away," the all Navy and
coed musical comedy, will be present-
ed at 8 p.m. today in Hill Auditorium.
Featuring Bob Shafer, Chrys Chrys,
John Rogers, W. L. Miron and Bill
Goldstein, the show concerns the
trials and tribulationswof three dis-
charge-bound sailors, who travel to
the east coast on a train with a red
headed trio, an all-girl chorus, a
bride and groom, and a representa-
tive from the spirit world.
Visit to Central Park
Following the long journey to New
York City, the sailors visit Central
Park and meet a certain young lady
named Torchy, two beautiful blondes,
and are disturbed by a man-on-the-
street broadcast and a concert in the
park.
To celebrate their discharge, the
ex-sailors visit a Gotham night club
and are entertained by members of
the night club world, including Gold-
stein as emcee; Elizabeth Moore, a
featured vocalist; Nancy Cory and
Dick Caprio, Astaire and Rogers type
dancers; Neal Suddard, a magician;
Rose Dederian, another singer; the
Navy Chorus, and the Navy Dance
Band with Paul Strief as male vocal-
ist.
Produced by Shafer
Produced by Shafer, the show is
directed by Charles Hemmer, and
Peggy Neel is assistant director.
George Hawkins, leader of the Navy
band, has charge of music, and Lyle
Schrum heads ticket sales, which will
continue through today on the di-
agonal, in the League and in the
Union.
Western Union
Strike Hits NYC
Communication
NEW YORK, Jan. 8 - (P) - New
York City was cut off from tele-
graphic communication with the rest
of the nation today when 7,000 West-
ern Union employes walked out in a
strike that CIO leaders said may
bring support from 600,000 other
metropolitan workers.
The Western Union strike, precipi-
tated by an employes' protest of a
War Labor Board decision which re-
vised downward a wage award by, a
regional board, slowed down interna-
tional cable communications.
Saul Mills, Secretary of the Great-
er New York CIO council, said 600,-
000 members of 300 CIO locals had
been alerted "for every possible sup-
port deemed necessary" to back the
Western Union employes who are
members of the American Communi-
cations Association (CIO).
The strike began at 7:10 a.m., four
hours ahead of schedule in a "strate-
by move" the union said it ordered be-
cause the company was "shipping in
four carloads of strike breakers." Jo-
seph Egan, president of Western Un-
ion, denied at a news conference that
strike breakers were enlisted. He said
30 supervisors were brought in and
the main office protection force in-
creased.
JAGs Will Remain
Closing date for the Judge Advo-
cate General School has been ad-
vanced to June 1 instead of the end
of January as previously announced,
according to Col. Reginald C. Miller,

commandant of the school.
Four classes were trained concur-
rently in the past, while in February
only one class is expected to enter.
The school's allotment of 150 spaces
in the law quadrangle will be given
up at the end of the month and in-
coming students will be housed at
the Union.

Administrators To Point Out
20-Year Appropriations Lag
Hazardous, Non-Fireproof Buildings, Some
More Than 100 Years Old, Still in Use
By ROBERT GOLDMAN
City Editor
Pointing out that 61 per cent of the total building resources of the
University have been secured without cost to the State of Michigan and
that appropriations to this institution have lagged far behind similar in-
stitutions in this region for the past 20 years, high University admini-
strators are in Lansing today to outline University emergency building
needs before the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee.

GI'S DEMONSTRATE IN MANILA - These are some of the thousands
of U. S. soldiers who assembled, carrying signs, near the Manila city
hall, in a mass protest after Army announcement of the slowing down
of demobilization. (See story at the bottom of the page.)
Large Fund Available for Needs
Of Michiuan Veterans -- Brown

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Urgent, University building needs
include 15 projects costing an esti-
mated $15,300,000.
Need Explained
In support of the University's re-
quests, an outline of the general con-
siderations has been drawn up which
states:
"The University has been in need
of new classroom and laboratory
buildings since before 1929 when the
economic depression cut short the
rebuilding program begun in 1921
leaving unprovided pressing needs of
that time."
"From 1927 to 1945, no state ap-
propriations were available for ed-
ucational buildings. at the Univer-
sity."
"As a result, 10 of the ancient
buildings marked for removal in 1921
are still in use by the Literary and
Engineering colleges and the School
of Business Administration.'
"These buildings range in age from
52 to 104 years and are all of non-
fireproof construction."
Buildings Dangerous
"Some are so hazardous that the
holding of classes on their upper
floors has had to be discontinued."
Discussing appropriations for uni-
versities in this region during the
past two decades, the report declares,

"from 1925 to 1945, the University of
Michigan received total appropria-
-tions for buildings amounting to $4,-
465,000."
During this same period, the Uni-
versities of Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa,
Ohio and Minnesota received approp-
riations amounting to $69,155,423, the
report states.
'U' Position Imperiled
"Teaching standards in many de-
partments and the educational po-
sition of the University are imperiled
by obselescence and crowded condi-
tions," the statement asserts.
If the University is to maintain its
distinctive position, it must have
buildings and equipment which will
meet the requirements of present-day
standards of university instruction,
Marvin L. Niehuss, University vice-
president, said.
Veterans Accentuate Need
With the return of World War II
veterans, the accumulated needs for
additional plant facilities have now
become, imperative, immediate ne-
cessities, University administrators
maintain.
Without adequate buildings now,
the University cannot offer thet edu-
cational opportunities it will be called
upon to provide, they pointed out.

A 51-million-dollar fund lies wait-
ing to be used to fulfill the needs of
Michigan's veterans.
Lieut. Gov. Vernon J. Brown, dis-
cussing "Michigan's Program for
Veterans" last night at the Guidance
and Placement Conference, pointed
out that money to finance the state's
program has been accumulating since
the legislature, early in the war, de-
* * *
V. J. Bron Sued
Lieut.-Gov. Vernon J. Brown is
being sued for $35,000, for neg-
ligence in operating a motor ve-
hicle, by Martin Jack, of Dexter,
whose wife's death Nov. 3 he
claims resulted from Mr. Brown's
carelessness.
Mrs. Jack was hit Nov. 1 when
she tried to get her 18-month-old
baby, Mary Ellen, out of the path
of Mr. Brown's car.
The paper to appear in court
was served to Mr. Brown before

he made a
today.

scheduled speech here

W. C. Trow To
Serve in Japan
Recommended by
MacArthur for Post
Prof. William Clark Trow, of the
School of Education, was one of 30
United States educators recom-
mended by Gen. Douglas MacArthur
to serve in Japan as advisers on Jap-
anese educational problems, The
Daily learned yesterday.
Professor Trow said yesterday he
had "no comment" to make pending
further information.
The educators' task, as outlined by
Gen. MacArthur, will be to aid the
Japanese in gearing their educational
system to democratic principles.
Professor Trow's name was sub-
mitted by MacArthur for invitation
by the War Department in a cable
from Tokyo.
The Supreme Commander sug-
gested that the mission be composed
of four committees, as follows:
(1) To study democracy in Japan
and to submit plans for curricula and
textbooks;
(2) To study psychological meth-
ods of re-educating the Japanese and
to recommend methods of language
revision;
(3) To analyze the administra-
tion of Japan's educational system;
(4) To study higher education in
Japan.

cided that surplus war revenues were
to be set aside for this purpose.
Fund Still Unused
Because the state has been able to
finance its present services to veter-
ans through regular appropriations,
the fund remains untouched, waiting
until the state decides how it can best
be used in its program of filling in
the gaps between what the federal
government does for the veteran and
what the veteran needs.
In referring to its counseling serv-
ices as an indication of what the state
is doing now to fill these gaps, Lieut.
Gov. Brown emphasized that only 3
per cent of the veterans who come to
the counseling agencies want advice
about education. Te attributed this
fact to what he termed the praise-
worthy work of educational insti-
tutions such as the University in
helping the veterans with this prob-
lem.
Job Outlook
Appearing in place of George W.
Romney, who was unable to attend
the Conference, Mr. Carl Richards,
manager of the field service division
of the Automobile Manufacturers
Association, said that post-war jobs
created by reconversion will be found
in servicing and selling the products
which industry makes rather than in
industry itself.
He asserted, however, that if small
business, which employs the largest
number of workers, is to continue to
be successful, it must be freed from
its present strangling tax burdens.
Big business's greatest difficulty in
realizing the prosperity latent in the
tremendous buying power and pent-
up demands for goods in this country,
he said, lies in the diffident attitude
of the country toward such problems
as inflation and labor-management
relations.
Demobilization
P rotests Staged
Truman Says Rate
Is Fast as Possible
PARIS, Jan. 8-(/P)-About 500
United States soldiers, in a sympathy
demonstration with fellow GI's in
the Pacific, marched down the
Champs Elysees to the American Em-
bassy tonight shouting "we want to
go home."
Sgt. Albert Ellenbogen, Brooklyn,
with 52 points and 22 months over-
seas, said "we want our protest heard
loud enough in the States so that
folks at home can bring pressure to
bear that we cannot three thousand
miles away.'
MANILA, Jan. 8 - (P) - A mass
meeting of 4,000 GI's at Batangas,
south of here on Luzon, voted funds
tonight for a full-page newspaper
advertisement in the United States
demanding removal of Secretary of
War Patterson and appealing to the
public for pressure on Congress to

Increased Enrollment Will Tax
U' Facilities Beyond Capacity
By CLAYTON DICKEY
With an estimated 2,500 additional veterans expected to enroll for
the spring semester, housing and classroom facilities will be taxed beyond
capacity, University officials predicted yesterday.
Mrs. Esther Griffin, housing inspector in the Dean of Students office,
gave this picture of an increasingly critical situation in providing housing
for married veterans:

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Reply on Dorm
Units Awaited
AVC Approves 'U
Housing Request
University Vice-President Robert'
Briggs said yesterday that he could
not venture to guess when the Uni-
versity would receive an answer from'
the Federal Public Housing Authority
on its request for eight temporary
dormitories to house 1,000 veterans.
He did say, however, that he had
high hopes "for a favorable decision
in time to have the units set up here
in time for the beginning of the
spring semester."
Meanwhile, Victor Baum, chairman
of the local chapter of the American
Veterans Committee, said yesterday:
"AVC is very pleased by the Univer-
sity's request for additional housing
units for veterans. We have been
recommending just such a measure.
"Vice-President Briggs," he added,
"and the University have consistently
shown accurate insight into veteran
problems in general." This insight
and appropriate action have, accord-
ing to a University official kept the
University's prestige with veterans
high, as is shown in the University's
having a greater proportion of vet-
erans enrolled than most other large
schools.
SRA To Hear
Negro Music
The Student Religious Association
will meet for an evening of music at
7:30 p.m. today in Lane Hall.
Mrs. Virginia Ellis of Dunbar Civic
velopmentof the Negro Spiritual. -'zI

Willow Village - 500 family units
set aside for the University, about 200
now occupied;
Large Waiting List
Vet Village - 75 units, all occupied;
waiting list of over 100 for the spring
semester with no expectation that
any present occupants will move out;
University veterans' apartment
building - estimated date of com-
pletion set for September, waiting list
already beyond capacity.
University Vice-President Marvin
L. Niehuss said that more "night and
noon" classes will have to be resorted
to next semester to provide class-
room space. A few departments and
colleges have already adopted this
expedient.
Faculty Increase Expected
Questioned whether enrollment in-
creases will be accompanied by in-
creases in the faculty, Niehuss said
that this was "inevitable" and added
that more former faculty members
will be returning from war service.
Some departments and colleges
may have to restrict enrollment
because of lack of adequate facilities,
Niehuss said, referring particularly to
the Department of Chemistry and
the School of Business Administra-
tion.
'U' Predictions
The University's report to the Gov-
ernor on urgent building needs made
these dire predictions if relief is not
forthcoming:
In chemistry -- some students may
be denied the opportunity to take
chemistry courses in the immediate
future unless additional space is made
available;
Needs of Veterans
In business administration - if
provision is not made immediately
for new building construction, the
maximum demands for the educa-
tion of veterans in business cannot
be met;
In engineering -- the pressing
need for trained engineers is far
greater than can be met with present
facilities.
The United Press quoted a report
by Dr. Francis J. Brown, of the
American Council on Education, that
most of the nation's lares t nclees

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OUTSTANDING WAR SERVICE:
W. S. Housel Receives Navy Citation

The Navy citation was conferred on
Prof. William S. Housel of the De-
partment of Civil Engineering, com-

cial Field Representative for the Di-
rector, Pacific Division Bureau of
Yards and Docks, during the ad-

tion of roads, airfields and other proj-
ects of Kwajalein, Tinian and Oki-
nawa where construction was ek-

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