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U.S. Denies


Claim of Fighting
Washington, Chungking Refute Report
Of Clashes Between Reds, Marines

Helen Dougas
Opens Lecture
Series Tonight
Theme Concerns
Universal Peace
"The Price of World Peace" will be
the topic of Representative Helen
Gahagan Douglas, who will open the
1945-46 Oratorical Association lec-
ture series at 8:30 p.m. today in Hill
Mrs. Mary Bromage, assistant dean
of women, will introduce Mrs. Doug-
Wife of film star Melvin Douglas
and an internationally-known act-
ress, Mrs. Douglas gave up a success-

By The Associated Press
CHUNGKING, Nov. 5-Both Washington and Chungking denied today
a Communist charge that U. S. Marines had gone into action in China's
Civil War, now reported blazing with renewed violence in the North.
The White House in Washington declared flatly there had been no
clashes between Chinese Communists and any American forces, as alleged
>by dispatches from the Red strong-
hold of Yenan.
A spakesman for China's Ministry
of War styled the allegations "abso-

Nets $6,500
Community Fund Has
Only Two More Days
With only two days remaining in
the late-started campus drive to aug-
ment local donations to the Com-
munity Fund, student solicitors re-
ported a collection of nearly $6,500
taken in yesterday.
Totalling over a quarter of their
$25,000 quota, campus volunteers have
urged increased co-operation from
students and faculty members to help
swell collections toward the goal to-
day and tomorrow. "Even if you feel
you've already contributed your share,
drop in your loose change as you walk
by the collection stands," is the way
one of the coeds phrased the plea.
Both direct cash contributions and
pledge cards are being accepted at all
the donation booths, which have been
set up in the League, the Union, An-
gell Hall, in the Engineering Arch and
at the center of the diagonals. Booths
are open from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
City campaign officials reported
yesterday that close to $90,000 has
already been collected within Ann
Arbor, or some 63 per cent of the
local quota. Complete returns are
scheduled to be announced and ana-
lyzed when local workers meet at 7
p. m. tomorrow in the Allenel Hotel.
The drive is sponsored by the Ann
Arbor Retail fBusinessrMen's Associ-
ation, working in co-operation with
_ he local Community Fund.
Jordans Are
Recipients of
Williams Fund
The Williams Professoship Fund,
an endowment created by' the Alumni
of the University in honor of Prof.
George P. Williams who was on the
faculty from 1841 to 1875, has been
awarded to Mrs. Myra Jordan, '93,
Dean Emeritus of Women, and Fred
P. Jordan, '79, Associate Librarian
Emeritus of the University.
The Board of Directors of the
Alumni Association recommended
their appointment to the Board of
Regents and the latter approved their
action in their meeting of last Sat-
The endowment which amounts to
$38,500 and the interest has been
awarded the couple for their lifetime
and to the survivor of the couple.
* j* *
Alumni Donate
Two scholarships established by the
University of Michigan Club of De-
troit, amounting to $130.00 apiece,
were accepted by the Board of Re-
gents in their meeting Saturday.
Henry L. Newman, '05-'06, of De-
troit, is responsible for the formation
of one scholarship in honor of his
son Terrill, who was student at the
University in 1932 to 1934 and during
1936-1937. Terrill was with the Rang-
ers in Italy and for a time was listed
as missing. However he is now listed
as being safe.
The second scholarship is being do-
nated by Fred M. Zeder, Sr., a past
Director of the Alumni Association.
The fund is in honor of Captain Fred
M. Zeder, Jr., United States Army
Air Forces, who left the Collegeof
Engineering at the University in 1941.
Ganoe Collects
War History
Col. William A. Ganoe, formerly in

charge of military units at the Uni-
versity of Michigan, has for many
months been in charge of a force
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The Communist New China Daily
News had leveled a barrage of char-
ges, alleging that 14 U. S. planes
had strafed a Red-held town, that
Marines fired on the Communists,
led an attack north of Peiping and
had threatened to attack strong-
holds with the might of the fleet.
While Chungking awaited a reply
from Yenan to its peace offer made
over the week-end, the tide of violence
was reported rising in the'north.
The Communists were said to be
attacking or destroying vital railroads
in North China.
An official dispatch declared the
badly-outnumbered nationalist gar-
rison at Kweisui, previously report-
ed seized by the Reds, still held
out but the position of that capital
of Suiyuan Province in inner Mon-
golia was grave.
One Communist column of 10,000
was battering at the northeastern
suburbs, this account said, and other
columns were closing on the city.
The Central News Agency admitted
the Communists had overrun a num-
ber of towns including Tsaoyang, 140
miles northwest of Hankow, whose
fall threatened the government
Army's west flank along the Peiping-
Hankow railway.
Larger Stock
Re ported by
Student Club
Included in the improved stock
now available at the Student Book
Exchange store in the Game Room
of the League are several complete
drafting sets, two slide rules, several
hundred texts and reference and out-
side reading books required in variousq
Original plans for the Exchange did
not include the sale of such items as
the drafting equipment and the slide
rules. However, since the Exchange
aims to serve the campus as com-I
pletely as possible in distributing used;
student supplies, these materials havea
now been placed on sale.
The executive committee of the
Exchange will meet this afternoon
at 5:15 p. m. in the Game Room of
the League to discuss the possibilityc
of closing the sales room before Fri-E
day, which had been set previouslyI
as the closing date. Meanwhile, the
sales room will definitely be open thisj
afternoon and tomorrow afternoon;
till 5 p. m.c
A date for a general meeting of the
Exchange membership will also be
set by the executive committee. All)
persons who have worked for the Ex-
change are members entitled to a'
vote in determining future policy and
plans for the organization.
There will be a meeting at 4 p.m.
tomorrow in the second floor con-
ference room of the Student Pub-f
lications Building (420 Maynard)
for all those who wish to try out1
for the editorial staff of The Daily
and were unable to attend yester-
day's meeting._

...speaks here today
ful dramatic career to enter politics.
She was elected a Democratic Con-
gresswoman from California in 1944,
and is a member of the House Foreign
Affairs Committee.
Returning in 1937 from a five-
months European tour, she began
work with the FSA on migratory
workers' problems. She has also tra-
velled abroad in 1928-30, on a con-
cert tour in Europe, and in 1932-33,
when she took a trip around the
In politics, Mrs. Douglas moved
from Democratic National Commit-
teewoman from California and vice-
chairman of the Democratic State
Central Committee to deliver the key-
note address at the Democratic Na-
tional Convention in 1944.
This January she was elected chair-
man of the Democratic Freshman
Field Speaks
F' I iI
On American
E0 onomicGoals
DETROIT, Nov. 5-(/P)-Preserva-
tion of free enterprise requires "both
social and economic responsibility"
on the part of those who believe in
it, Marshall Field, publisher of "PM"
and the "Chicago $un," told Detroit
business leaders today.
Speaking before the Detroit Econ-
omic Club, the Chicago publisher list-
ed four "prime requisites for a bet-
ter America," including jobs for all
who will work, jobs regardless of
minority statu;, expansion of social
services, cooperative and realistic
city planning.
He said Americanas "need ways of
obtaining fuller and more interesting
lives" and asserted:
"They can only get these values,
without selling their spirits and bod-
ies to stateism. through having the
leadership of those who believe in
free enterprise."
Field, who was introduced by John
S. Knight, publisher of Knight News-
papers, stated the principle of free
enterprise has too often been used
to "protect the privileges of relative-
ly large and powerful operators."
"Private enterprise," he added,
"must traditionally be linked to a
conception of an expanding, chang-
ing society,"

'U' Greeks
To Receive
Rush Lists
Official Rushing
Begins' tomorrow
Rushing lists will be distributed to
fraternity presidents at 7:15' p. m.
today in a meeting at Room 306 of
the Union with official rushing be-
ginning tomorrow morning, accord-
ing to Dogan Arthur, Interfraternity
Council president.
Students whose names are on the
first rushing lists may be pledged in
two weeks.
250 Students Sig
Arthur reports that approximately
250 students have registered for rush-
ing with the IFC. As soon as a suf-
ficient number of students register
for rushing, a second rushing list will
be prepared.
Registration is continuous through-
out the semester and a student may
register from 3 to 5 p. m., Monday
through Friday, at the IFC office on
the third floor of the Union. While
registration involves no obligation, no
student may be bid or rushed until
he has registered' with the IFC.
At the meeting of house presidents
today, procedures and rules to be fol-
lowed in rushing and pledging this
year will be explained. Among the
changes in rushing regulations is one
concerning freshmen who have regis-
tered this term. If pledged, these stu-
dents cannot be initiated this se-
mester; initiation is dependent upon
their securing first semester grades
with a "C" average or better.
The fraternity presidents will also
be informed about the coming elec-
tion for president and secretary of
the IFC, November 15. Fraternity
men who aspire to these positions
must submit a petition to the IFC
before Wednesday, November 14. The
petition does not require a list of
signatures, but should state the can-
didates' qualifications, experience and
views on IFC activities and ideas for
their improvement. From the list of
petitions, the executive committee of
the IFC will select three candidates
on Thursday, November 15.
Compete at Homecoming
During the homecoming celebra-
tion this year, fraternities will en-
gage in customary competition for
the best decorated house. In former
years, homecoming has been the oc-
casion for lavish and original dis-
plays by the fraternity houses. Two
representatives from the Interfra-
ternity Council are members of the
committee planning the homecoming
celebration. The IFC is ready to as-
sist the fraternities in making plans
for the welcoming of their alumnit
during the homecoming week.
Tryouts for the IFC should report
to the IFC office on the third floor
of the Union any day this week. Try-
outs will assist with registration and
with other IFC activities.
Brown Asked
For Testimony
Dexter Death Involves
Lt. Governor's Auto
Lt. Gov. Vernon J. Brown has been
asked to appear here this week by
Prosecutor John W. Rae to make a-
statement concerning the death of
Mrs. Martin Jack who died while res-
cuing her daughter who had wander-
ed into the front of Brown's car.
Eight witnesses of the accident
which occurred in Dexter, have been<
questioned by Rae it was revealed, andt
with the evidence which he gathered
proof was given that Brown was the
driver of the car which was traveling

25 miles an hour.
Brown upon being informed that
he would have to appear to make a
statement said he would be glad to
take care of it in any way.
Mrs. Jack died in St. Joseph's Mer-
cy Hospital here Friday. Her 18-
months-old daughter, Mary Ellen, re-
ceived a head injury in the traffic ac-

* * *

Ruthven Protests OPA's
Seeking Coed Complaint
On League House Costs

* * *

Telegram Sent to OPA
November 5, 1945
Hon. Chester Bowles
Office of Price Administration
Washington, D. C.
Yesterday's issue of The Michigan Daily contains following item: Quote
OPA has requested students charged above ceiling prices to file com-
plaints comma anonymously if they wish comma with the Price Admini-
stration period. Complaints may be filed by calling 24464 unquote. The
complaints referred to are complaints with reference to alleged over.
charges in University of Michigan League Houses which are an integral
part of University housing system and the rates for which are fixed by
the Regents. Your office and mine have had lengthy discussions as to
whether or not the operation of League Houses comes under University
exemption and we continue willing as always to discuss this question fur-
ther in your office or in any other forum. Regardless of the issue on its'
merits I wish to protest vigorously this solicitation of anonymous com-
plaints from students respecting matters primarily under University super-
vision. The solution of the University's difficult and complex housing
problem, of which you are fully aware, can only be obstructed by reckless
and irresponsible public solicitation of anonymous complainants among
the student body. If the statement of your local officials represents a new
approach on the part of your office to the problems we have discussed,
please advise in order that we may without delay seek legislative relief
exempting from Federal control in more specific terms action taken by
a sovereign state in providing economical and properly safe-guarded hous-
ing for the young women enrolled in its State University.
(Signed) Alexander G. Ruthven
a copy of the telegram which President Alexander G. Ruthven sent to
Chester Bowles, director of the OPA, giving the University's position in
regard to the alleged violation of OPA ceiling prices by league houses
serving meals.
Leaders Called Upon To Find
Labor-Management Solution

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5-(P)-While
white-collar pickets paraded outside
the labor-management conference to-
day, President Truman gravely warn-
ed delegates they must find a for-
mula for industrial peace among
themselves or else the people of the
United States will find the answer
"some place else."
The President did not raise his voice
when he made this statement at the
conclusion of his talk, but no one
present missed the implications as he
called on leaders of labor and indu-
stry to "furnish a broad and perma-
nent foundation for industrial peace
and progress."
The President set the task of the
conference which got away smoothly
with only the parading pickets adding
a discordant note. John L. Lewis,
president of the United Mine Work-
Four Refresher
Seminars Open
Refresher seminars in four fields
are being offered in the School of
Forestry and Conservation for veter-
ans and others who wish to bring
themselves up to date and to study
current problems in the different
fields of forestry.
Each course will last for eight
weeks, and will start at both the be-
ginning and the middle of the term.
The four seminars offered are Silvi-
culture and Forest Protection, Forest
Management, Wildlife Management,
and Wood Technology. Profs. Young,
Matthews, and Kynoch will teach the

ers of America, walked through the
picket line twice to attend the morn-
ing and afternoon sessions and Wil-
liam Green, president of the Ameri-
can Federation of Labor, passed
through twice.
The pickets appeared on Constitu-
tion Avenue shortly before the confer-
ence convened, protesting that inde-
pendent unions had not been invited
to the conference.
They carried signs which read:
"30,000,000 Workers Ignored by Labor
Department," "The Man From Inde-
pendence, Mo., Forgot the Indepen-
dent Unions," "We Challenge Green,
Murray and Lewis To Cross This
Picket Line."
The pickets laid down their signs,
however, when the presidential party
approached and there was no line
across Mr. Truman's path.
The highly explosive question of
wages and hours was injected into
the conference both by CIO President
Philip Murray and Secretary of Com-
merce Wallace in their addresses
while Green-siding with the views
of management delegates-asserted
"The introduction of other controver-
sial subjects such as wages, full em-
ployment and legislation for consider-
ation of this conference would make
failure of the conference a foregone
Britain .Warned
Of Air Attacks
LONDON, Nov. 5-(P)-Home Sec-
retary James Chuter Ede today warn-
ed the British people against believ-
ing that they never again would be
subjectto air attack, and urged that
the nation's wartime civil defense or-
ganization be kept up to date to meet
any future needs.
Hie asked the House of Commons to
support a bill which would suspend,
rather than repeal, Britain's Civil
Defense Acts of 1937 and 1939.
Heeding his warning, the lawmak-
ers passed the measure on second
reading without a dissenting voice.
Ede spoke a short time after Labor-
ite Tom Stokes demanded that "rep-
resentations" be made to Russia
against a reported plan to expel
4,500,000 Germans from the Russian
occupation zone of Germany into the
British zone. Hector McNeil, par-

Asserts Food
Rates Under
'U' Direction
Telegram Explains
University Stand
In a strongly-worded telegram to
Chester Bowles, Director of the Of-
fice of Price Administration, Presi-
dent Alexander G. Ruthven yes-
terday stepped into the current
controversy over whether or not
Ann Arbor league houses are sub-
ject to OPA regulation.
Quoting an article in Sunday's
Daily in which the OPA requested
students to file complaints, anony-
mously if they wished, against over-
charging by league houses, Dr. Ruth-
ven protested "vigorously this (the
OPA's) solicitation of anonymous
complaints from students respecting
matters primarily under University
supervision." He maintained that
league houses were an "integral part"
of the University housing system and
that "reckless and irresponsible pub-
lic solicitation of anonymous com-
plaints among the student body
would only make more difficult the
solution of the University's complex
housing problem."
The controversy, which originally
started early last year, came to light
over the weekend when it was re-
vealed that students have filed com-
plaints with the OPA against oper-
ators of several University league
houses charging violations of price
ceilings for food.
Specifically, it is charged that
rates have been raised from $1.00'
to $1.20 per day for breakfast and
supper. UniversityW ific
no attempt to deny this.
Mrs. Mary G. Bromage, Assistant
Dean of Women, said yesterday that
raising board rates was originally
approved by the University in 1943.
Most of the League houses serving
meals raised their rates 20 per cent
Then, in 1944, the OPA contacted
the league house operators and in-
formed them that they were operat-
ing in violation of OPA ceilings and
that they would have to lower their
rates. According to Dean Bromage,
some league houses immediately
dropped their rates, others ceased
See RUTHVEN, Page 2
Solons Seek
Further Study
Into AwBomb
subject of the atom bomb has become
so perplexing on Capitol Hill that
lawmakers decided today they need
more schooling before they can leg-
islate properly.
The Senate's atomic committee will
start night school classes Thursday to
hear scientists unravel some of the
mysteries of cracking the atom.
Over in the House, 18 represent-
atives arranged a discussion for
Thursday afternoon, to hear the views
of four physicists.
The Senators got their work start-
ed by borrowing Dr. Edward U. Con-
don, head of the Bureau of Standards,
as their principal adviser.
The night school classes will be at
the bureau, where Condon and others
will give the Senate committee some
scientific background.
Chairman McMahon (Dem.-Conn.)
of the Senate group said public hear-

ings will start on atomic energy con-
trol after the members feel they have
sufficient knowledge to understand
the scientific testimony.
Five JAG's Take
Part in War Trial
Five officers, who were formerly
enrolled in the Judge Advocate Gen-
eral's school in the University are
participants in the trial of General
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Dr. Wu Tells of Stu
It was an inspiring story of the determination and courage of Chinese
university students which Dr. Yi-fang Wu, gracious president of Ginling
'women's college, related when interviewed just before a dinner in her
honor at the League last night.
Ske told of how Chinese students, determined to thwart Japanese
efforts to destroy the universities, made long and difficult treks to tempo-
rary quarters in West China; of thO -
desperate lack of books and equip- ties can again operate without fear
ment; and of the physical hardships
which most of them faced with the of suppression," Dr. Wu continued,
- fi na i-1-.. -1 "the gnvernment, which wisely did

ident Deterrmat rtion


meet China's first urgent reconstruc-
tion needs.)
The great similarity of her own
Ginling college and the average
American university, academically
and in extra-curricular activities,
was pointed out by Dr. Wu in sev-
eral striking comparisons. Sociol-
ogy and English, she said, were the
most nonular fields of concentra-

demic departments; and they join
American students in furthering
Community Chest and other charit-
able campaigns."
Dr. Wu, who received her Ph.D.
in zoology at Michigan in 1928, is
herself a graduate of Ginling col-
lege, becoming its president upon
completing her graduate studies
here. She has held many positions


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