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CLOUDY, COLD

VOL. LVI, No.63 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1946

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Russia Asks UNO

Airport May Be

Taken Over by ';U'

To Shelve

Iran's

MediationAppeal
Soviet Commissar Says Claim Made
By Government No Longer in Existence
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Jan. 28 - Russia asked the United Nations Security Coun-
cil tonight to shelve Iran's appeal to the United Nations Organization and
let the two nations solve their dispute by negotiation after Iran's chief dele-
gate had charged the Soviet Union with interference in the internal affairs
of his country.
The Soviet vice commissar of foreign affairs, Andrewi "Y. Vishinsky,
declared that Iran charges had been "raised by a government no longer
-- --- -- in power, and the claims have not

Future Wars
Are Inevitable,
White Declares

Says
Will

One Power Rule
Achieve Peace

Pointing to a "trend of social evo-
lution" by which the size of the po-
litical unit and the amount of energy
harnessed by man closely paralelled
one another, Prof. Leslie A. White
of the anthropology department de-
clared yesterday that "the road to
,the future world state lies through
warfare, however horrible that may
be."
"At certain levels, a world state is
technologically impossible; at other
levels, it is inevitable," Prof. White
said.
Speaking before the Association of
University of Michigan Scientists, he
asserted that a world state cannot
be achieved until there is only oie
great power. At present, there are
only two, the "Anglo-American co-
alition, and Russia," he declared.
Destruction of civilization in a war
involving the use of the atomic bomb
is improbable, he said. History has
shown that "destructive power de-
pends upon the power to produce"
and when a nation's productive power
is cut, it will be unable to continue
warfare, he pointed out.
"There is no reason to expect a
change in the pattern of international
intercourse," he stated. Nations can-
not be "horrified into world peace,"
he said.
Terming plans to outlaw the atomic
bomb "the sort of reflex you find in
a democracy, where people are ha-
bituated to voting," he said that "if
the causes that make for war are
present, the means to make war will
be forthcoming."
Due to the premium on surprise
attacks created by the nature of the
atomic bomb, "it seems quite likely
that we'll have bigger and better
Pearl Harbors in the future," he
declared.
P' Scientists
Pass Preamble

sufficient grounds for action by the'
Council."
Just before Vishinsky spoke, the
Iranian chief delegate, S. H. Taqiza-
deh, charged that "there have been
a number of interventions in Iranian
affairs by Soviet authorities."
In effect, he asked the Council,
which is empowered by the UNO to
settle disputes by peaceful or mili-
tary means, to prevent further "in-
tervention."
Meanwhile, the Greek ambassador
to Great Britain, T. Aghnides, filed
with the Security Council a state-
ment by the Greek Foreign Affairs
Committee defending the presence of
British troops in Greece. Russia has
asked the Security Council to in-
vestigate the Greek situation on the
grounds that it is a threat to peace
and security. The dispute is on the
Council's agenda.
The Greek situation is scheduled to
come before the Council after the
Iran affair has been handled. The
Soviet Ukraine's complaint regard-
ing the British military actions in
Indonesia will come up after dis-
aussion of the Greek case.
CLA Will Elect
Officers, Plan to
Promote FEPC
Election of officers and considera-
tion of a plan for fighting the South-
ern senators FEPC filibuster will head
the agenda when Committee for Lib-
eral Action meets at 7:30 p.m. today
in the Union.
CLA and five other student organi-
zations sent telegrams to Sen. Homer
Ferguson (Rep.-Mich.) and Earl C.
Michner, Congressional representa-
tive from this district, urging their
support of the FEPC measure. As a
result of the recent campus petition,
post card and letter campaign, the
organization has been asked for con-
tributions to the Michigan state
FEPC.
Work on local issues such as the
housing problem will be planned in
cooperation with student and town
groups, including AVC and the
League of Women Voters.
The local and state, program, stu-
dent government, and publicity com-
mittees will give reports outlining
their activties for the next semester.
All eligible students interested in
working on any of these committees
are asked to attend the meeting.
Ferguson Aids
Cloture Move
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28--P)-Sen.
Ferguson, Michigan Republican, told
a home-state delegation today he
would do "all possible" to break a fili-
buster against Fair Employment
Practices Committee legislation.
The group, which came here to
urge support for the FEPC Bill, was
headed by Jack Raskin, Executive
Secretary of the Michigan Civic
Rights Federation.
Ferguson said he already had
signed a petition to invoke cloture
and would join other senators in
holding night and day sessions if
necessary to force the legislation to a
vote.

GMUi
Dewey Made
Strike Judge
Predicts Settlement
Before End of Week
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, Jan. 28-Special federal
mediator James Dewey, arriving to-
night in Detroit, summoned General
Motors Corp. and the CIO United
Auto Workers to a joint meeting
Tuesday and predicted settlement of
the 69-day-old strike within the week.
Dewey, whose appointment was an-
nounced by the Labor Department in
Washington, said here:
Stick Until Finish
"I have no instructions from the
labor secretary (Schwellenbach) oth-
er than to ride this strike to the fin-
ish. I am hoping for success and will
stay here until this matter is ironed
out."
Both GM and the UAW-CIO indi-
cated they are ready to accept media-
tion.
Dewey said he will meet first with
the corporation and then with the
union.
Has Offered Increase
General Motors has offered the
UAW a wage increase of 13/recents,
but the union has demanded "more
than" the 18% cent increase granted
Chrysler Corp.e mployes Saturday.
The Ford Motor Co., which has
granted the UAW an 18 cent hourly
wage increase, today announced a 15
per cent wage boost for 19,000 salar-,
ied and hourly employes who are not
covered by the union's contract.
The Ford raise will be retroactive
to Jan. 1 and will include 4,335 fore-
men of the company who will be
transferred from an hourly to a sal-
ary basis in negotiations with "other
labor organizations," the company
announcement read.
HOT TIME:
Men Ejected
By Fire Find
New Loding
Twenty-two men students who
were displaced Sunday' by arfire at
Baker House, 615 Monroe, are now
housed at 700 Oxford Road, it was
announced yesterday by Francis C.
Shiel, director of Universy residence
halls.
No one was injured in the fire, but
clothing and other personal posses-
sions of some of the residents were
What Price Knowledge?
A new twist to the "meller-
drama's" favorite cry of "Fireman,
save my child" was given Sunday
when a men's rooming house on
Monroe St. caught fire.
One student had just finished
throwing his clothes out the third
floor window and was preparing to
watch firemen battle the flames on
the roof.
"Omigosh," he shouted suddenly,
as he dashed back into the smoke-
filled house. "My term paper!" Rest
easy-he saved it.

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Willow Run

END OF A PICKET LINE ... CIO United Packinghouse Workers jubilantly throw away their picket signs
at theE Chicago stockyards as they accept terms of a truce which puts them to work for the government.
WANNA GRADE YOUR PROFESSORS?
Determined

iion

Called

to

New

Parley

Continuing its efforts to determine
student opinion on questions of cam-
pus-wide interest, Alpha Phi Omega,
national service fraternity, will com-
plete its distribution of ballots to
dormitories, co-ops, fraternities and
sororities today.
Students not contacted in this way
may use the form which appears here.
The ballots will be collected tomor-
row in boxes on the diagonal, in the
Union, the League, and at the engi-
neering arch.
The poll, according to William De
Grace, who heads the project, is in-
tended to help University organiza-
tions and committees plan functions
which the campus wants. The re-
sults will be published in The Daily
so that these organizations can learn
how the students feel about such
questions as "Would you welcome
an opportunity to grade your pro-
fessors?"
In view of the proposals for stu-
dent government now under con-
sideration, he pointed out, the an-
swer to "Would you actively take part
in voting and working in an organ-
ized student government?" should be
especially beneficial.
Ranger's Book
To Be Released
"Escape in Italy," a book telling of
the adventures of former Ranger Lt.
William L. Newnan, '39, will be re-
leased for selling this week, Dr.
Frank E. Robbins, director of the
University Press, announced yester-
day.
Never in manuscript form, the
story was taken down on a dictagraph
as Newnan told it to a group of
friends, Dr. Robbins explained. "As
he didn't know his words were being
'recorded' and his story remains al-
most at it was told, the book is a
tribute to English 1 or whatever com-
position course he took. We changed
very few phrases in it," he said.
Newnan was a lieutenant in the
Third Battalion of Rangers, which
made an attack at Cisterna and was
not sufficiently supported. The unit
was either wiped out or captured.
Newnan was taken to a prison camp
west of Florence and escaped the next
day.

Alpha Phi Omega Activities Poll Ballot
Yes No
1. Do you prefer more strictly formal dances to the
present semi-formal dances? Q31
2. If you had the opportunity would you attend a
dancing class? Q313
3. What kind of entertainment do you like at dance intermissions?

4. Would you participate in an organized cheering section?
5. Would you be interested in a series of mixed swim-
ming parties?
6. Do you like to attend the lectures and concerts given
in the auditorium?
7. Number the following items of the series in the order
that you enjoy them most-
Concerts ( ] Dances [~ Lectures ( ) Movies
8. Have you an interest in the programs offered by the
various religious groups?
9. Would a carnival appeal to you?
10. What kind of carnival would you prefer?
Water n- Ice [~ Spring [~
11. Are you the outdoor type? Interested in
Hiking 1- Canoeing [~ Picnics 13
12. Do you read the Michigan Daily regularly?
13. Would you actively take part in voting and working
in an organized student government?
14. Would you welcome an opportunity to grade your
professors?
15. Would you attend a swing concert featuring a
top name band?
16. Are you interested in more weekend mixers?
17. Would you like to express your opinions in future
polls of this type?

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Field Asked
Officials Confer With
Federal Administrators
Transfer of Willow Run airport to
niversity control neared reality to-
ay with a conference of University
flicials and the Surplus Property
administration airport board in
vashington.
A proposed plan under which the
niversity would acquire, without
ost, the $7,000,000 airport for use as
n aeronautical research and training
boratory was discussed yesterday
,lso by the Reconstruction Finance
'orp., which announced that the Uni-
ersity now has priority for the 1,450
,cre field.
'o Promote Research
Possession of the airport would per-
nit research on the speculative pro-
ects which the Department of Aero-
iautical Engineering, now crowded
nto the basement of the East Engi-
eering Building, had to defer for
ears because of limitations imposed
>y shortage of space and facilities.
"Acquisition of the airport would
rovide room for expansion of re-
earch facilities for us. The students
could go to Willow Run to examine
lanes and equipment as part of their
ourse, but I doubt that the Univer-
ity would give formal classes there,"
rof. Arnold M. Kuethe of the aero-
iautical engineering department said
resterday.
U' Would Lease Airport
In order to meet maintenance costs,
;he University would lease the air-
iort to 11 commercial lines now serv-
ng Detroit. Such joint development
s expected to create a great aerial
enter for the state and make it one
Af the aviation capitals of the world.
Airlines suggested the plan several
weeks ago when representatives came
o Ann Arbor and consulted with
University officials on th subject. The
Board of Regents later consented to
he proposal.
President A. G. Ruthven stated,
"The University is interested in the
proposal, provided that no financial
burden is placed upon either the Uni-
versity or the State of Michigan."
Free of Cost
Under the plan being considerAd,
the University would acquire the air-
port free of cost, with the single
stipulation that facilities for tem-
porary military use in the event of
another war emergency be provided.
No detailed statement will be avail-
able from the University until Vice-
President Robert P. Briggs has re-
turned from Washington and made a
report, Dr. Ruthven said.
Briggs, Prof. Emerson W. Conlon,
chairman of the aeronautical engi-
neering department, and Col. Floyd
E. Evans, director of the Michigan
board of aeronautics, will meet to-
day with the SPA airport board
which recommends whether airport
properties should be fitted into the
national airport scheme or em-
ployed industrially.
Civilian Use Encouraged
The airport can be "given" to the
University under a surplus property
disposal law which states that such
property must be used to promote
development of civil aviation and
must preserve for national defense
a system of nationwide public air-
ports.
The board said that it considers
the University a "unit of government"
which has priority in claims within
the meaning of the surplus property
disposal law.
Willow Dorm
Houses Vets
The West Lodge dormitory building
in Willow Village recently allocated to
the University by the Federal Public

Housing Authority is now occupied by
30 veterans, with a sharp increase in
that number expected when the
spring term opens.
West Lodge is a two-story building
containing all single rooms. The
dormitory is centrally heated, with
community toilet and shower facili-
ties. A separate recreation building
will be opened for the use of the men
if the need for it arises.
Pd)4 5-f Is /'n ednthutinn

Officers
Will ]Be

for Group
Selected

Thank you,
ALPHI PHI OMEGA

Unanimously approving a preamble
to their constitution, the Association
of the University of Michigan Scien-
tists last night made plans for elec-
tion of officers at their next meeting,
Feb. 12.
Final decision on the constitution
as a whole will be made at that time.
A discussion on the Kilgore Bill, pro-
posing a national research founda-
tion, has been planned.
The preamble, optlining aims of
the organization, reads:
"The Association of University
of Michigan Scientists is formed to,
aid the scientists of the University
of Michigan and vicinity in meeting
their responsibilities in achieving
the best possible utilization of sci-
entific research for the welfare of
mankind. We therefore hold these
aims:
1) "To keep the scientists of this
region informed of developments in
the political field which affect and
are affected by the work of scientists.
2) "To ascertain the opinion of the
members of the association on the
pertinent political issues and to ex-
press this opinion to the public and
the governmental agencies concerned.
3) "To disseminate those facts

ruined. Most of the occupants were
in the house studying at the time the
first was discovered.
"Three medical students were par-
ticularoly disturbed," Robert Clinger,
assistant director of the Interna-
tional Center remarked, "since they
were having important bluebooks
Monday."
Baker House was acquired by the
University this semester to house
See FIRE, Page 2{

Austrian Film
Will Be Shown
"The Merry Wives of Vienna," an
Austrian film will be presented at
8:30 p.m. today in the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre jointly sponsored by
the Deutscher Verein and the Art
Cinema League.
The film is an operetta with music
by Robert Stolz, composer of many
light operas including "Two Hearts
in Waltz Time." Four hit songs are'
featured.
Produced in Austria in 1937, the
film, directed by Geza von Bolvary, is
an account of the gay Vienna of 1875.

Refresher Vets
Top Estimate
A total of 867 veterans has en-
rolled for the five-week refresher
course, Clark Tibbitts, director of
the Veterans Service Bureau, an-
nounced yesterday.
This increases the number of vet-
erans on the campus to 3,081. The
majority of the veterans in the re-
fresher course are housed in Univer-
sity residence halls and at the Willow
Run housing project.
Preliminary estimates of the num-
ber expected to enroll ranged from
500 to 700. The fall refresher course
was given to 142 veterans.

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WHEN FEMININE BEAUTY WAS ALL MASCULINE:
Whispering Heralds Possible Return of Mimes

By RAY SHINN
It has been whispered in many and
various smoky and out-of-the-way
rendezvous about the campus that
before the end of the year we may see
a revival of Mimes.
It's nnlv a whisner. mind you, and

males trip gaily about the stage in
all the lace and frills of feminine
attire, with their voices pitched
high to effect the female roles,
During the 'twenties, the social
event of the winter season was the
Union nnera. staged annually by the

The wholebusiness started back in
1907, when there was hardly a woman
on campus anyway, and tradition
kept the Mimes masculine from then
on. They'd give a play every once in
a while, but they really blossomed

Midas himself couldn't have found
a better goldmine.
But 1929 was a bad year for operas
as well as stockbrokers; "Merrie Go
Round," the show that year, lost
money. And with the depression,
Mimes and the Union oneras disap-

But now the men are back and
coming back, and some of them ask
questions, and some of them whis-
per about Mimes in smoky and out-
of-the-way places.
Since Mimes' heyday in the 'twen-
ties camnus theatrics have been al-

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