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Chinese Communists Defeat
Stranded Government Guard
Battle ages Between Facion ;
Geni. Marshall Arr ives 1by !'an(,

By The Associated Press
PEIPING, April 17-Chinese Com-
munists fought toward the fortified
heart of Changchun today after seiz-
ing the Manchurian capital's railway
station and beating back a hopeless-
ly outnumbered government garri-
son cut off from air or rail reinforce-
As Chinese battled Chinese from
the streets, office buildings, and
rooftops in Changchun, General
Marshall arrived in Peiping by
plane from Tokyo for a supreme ef-
fort to check the spreading flames
of civil war.
(Chinese officials in Chungking
01 Amputees
Useful Skills
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 17
--.P)-A score of determined plucky
GI's at this army amputation center
commanded the quiet attention and
admiration of more than 300 Mid-
west industrialists as they demon-
strated their skill at driving, walking,
operating machines and the like
here Tuesday afternoon.
When it was all over Pfc. Francis
R. Nauman, of St. Louis, Mo., an
army amputee, said "Well, I hope it
does some good." Echoing this was
Pfc. Edward Brimley, 1242 Bensch,
Lansing, who commented, "I think it
did a lot of good. At least they know
how we feel and that we can work."
The demonstration was a part of a
"call to action" industrial conference
attended by businessmen from
Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, in an
effort to help solve the handicapped
veterans' most serious problem-find-
ing a job he can do.
Institute Allows
Local Charters
LANSING, April 17-(P)--Officials
of the Institute for Local Govern-
ment today approved tentatively an
alternative form of county govern-
ment which would permit counties to
establish "charter" governments of
their own liking.
Separately, the officials voted to
place a maximum population limit of
35,000 on counties which might unite
the offices of Clerk and Register of
Deeds, Now any two counties may
join such offices. Also, the group en-
dorsed proposals for four terms for
elective county officials, to be elected
in odd years.
All the proposals would require con-
stitutional amendments.
French-Swiss Film
To Be Presented
Presented by the Art Cinema
League, "Marie-Louise," a French-
Swiss motion picture, will be shown
at 8:30 p.m. today, tomorrow, and
Saturday in the Lydia Mendelssohn
The film, which stars a 12 year old
French girl named Josiane, depicts
the life of a young French refugee
in Switzerland. Josiane actually was
evacuated to Switzerland during the
The dialogue of the film is French-
Swiss with English subtitles on the

speculated he carried a stern demand
by the United States for an immed-
iate truce in Manchuria.)
Associated Press correspondent
Tom Masterson, caught in the cross-
fire in Changchun, radioed an ac-
count of the conflict in which 4,000
Chinese government troops, bolstered
by 3,000 local recruits, battled 40,000
Communist attackers.
A Communist column, which
struck the city from the north-
west, mounted machineguns and
mortars on rooftops and captured
Changchun's only railway station in
a night-long battle.
From this position, the Communists
could look southeast a mile and a half
down the broad main thoroughfare to
the great plaza where Maj. Gen. Chen
Chia-Chen, commander of the gov-
ernment garrison, was dug in be-
hind sandbagged emplacements.
The fall of the railway station
further isolated the government
defenders, who already had seen the
three outlying airfields drop swiftly
into Communist hands in Sunday's
opening assault.
Other Communist columns were
attacking from the north and south.
Some observers in Peiping expressed
doubt that the garrison could hold
out for the estimated seven days it
will take the U.S.-armed Chinese
First Army to fight up the last 60
miles from the south.
Prof. Steere
To .Report on
Europe Today
Prof. Douglas Steere of the philo-
sophy department at Haverford Col-
lege, will deliver a lecture entitled

Famine Relief
Plan To Speed
Food Exports
C.ommitthee Propose4
Raise in (corn Prices
WASHINGTON, April 17-(P)-A
far-reaching program designed to
conserve food and speed exports to
famished peoples abroad was urged
tcnight by President Truman's Fam-
ine Emergency Committee which de-
clared that the present voluntary
wheat-saving program is not enough.
A boost in corn pr:ce ceilings to
discourage the feeding of this grain
,o livestock and steps to end strikes
hampering farm production were
among the measures proposed.
The White House announced at the
same time that the President will ad-
dress the nation by radio at 7:15 p.m.
(Eastern Standard Time) Friday on
the famine crisis. At his news con-
ference earlier he proposed that
Americans go on a European diet two
days a week to save food.
Meanwhile, representatives of the
United Kingdom, Canada and the
United States failed to break a long
deadlock on proposed plans for divid-
ing remaining short exportable sup-
plies of bread cereals among famine-
stricken areas.
These countries have been trying
for several weeks to reach an agree-
ment on allocation of these supplies
through the combined food board, an
inter-country agency which helped
divide food supplies among the Unit-
ed Nations during the war.
This failure to agree held up issu-
ance by this government of an order
which would reduce domestic distri-
bution of flour 25 per cent during
the current food crisis.
It was learned from highly-placed
sources that the American govern-
ment was balking at issuance of the
flour curtailment order until it could
get Canada and Britain to "give
more" in the way of reducing their
reserves and curtailing consumption.
Coed Unions
Aid Students
Convention Delegates
Give Their Reports
Coeducational student unions are
considered the best answer to col-
lege extra-curricular needs, Richard
Roeder and Harold Walters, student
officers of the Union, reported yes-
terday following their return from the
three-day convention of the Associa-
tion of College Unions' conference
at Minneapolis.
Roeder and Walters said that the
vast majority of the 30 college unions
represented at the conference were
The conference was attended by
several deans of students in an effort
to bring about better faculty-union
relations, Roeder said.
F. C. Kuenzel, Michigan Union
manager, attended the conference
and participated in a panel discussion
on "Union Food Problems."
Union Staff Needs
Program Writers
The Union student staff needs any
students who are potential radio
script writers, Dick Courtwright, staff
member, announced.
All persons interested in writing
the script for a Union-sponsored
weekly radio program are asked to
contact Cortwright
"Experience is not the major pre-

requisite, but a will to work and ag-
gressiveness is needed for the job,"
according to Cortwright.




C H A M P GO E S F O R H A M-Bruce Woodcock, Brit-
ish Empire heavyweight champion, digs into a tray of American
barn as he arrives in Newv York. liew vill fight Tiai Mauriel o
MVay 13 and hopes for a title bout with Joe Louis, i

C U T E V A C A T 1 0 N E R--Film actress Janet Blair, vaca-
tioning at Palm Springs, poses beside a pool.

.M I D W A Y 'I E A D S F 0 R S E A - A plane is catapulted from the bow of the giant aircraft carrier Midway as lse heads
out towaiu New York hay aiidl the Atlantic at the start of i.othterl' rhie t jIn the fleet at Norfolk. Va,

"A Christian Report on Europe" at
8 p.m. today in Rackham Amphi-
Prof. Steere's lecture will be based
upon his experiences in directing re-
lief work in Europe under the aus-
pices of the American Friends Ser-
vice Committee. His work was done
principally in the Scandanavian
Prof. Steere's lecture will be given
under the sponsorship of the Student
Religious Association. There will be
a reception for him in the Lane Hall
Library for interested students and
faculty members after the lecture.

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LAST WAVE LEAVES - Y1/C Margaret Persson of
the Bronx, last WAVE to leave the Hunter College barracks,
passes Marine Pfc. Richard Loges of Dayton, O., guard stationed
there during meetings of the U. N. security council.

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