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VOL. LVI, No. 83 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1946
PRICE FIVE CENTS
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 8-Presi-
dent Truman lashed out today at
what he called ballyhoo by both sides
in some of the continuing labor dis-
His comment was the more em-
phatic in that is came in volunteer
statement at his news conference
rather than in response to questions.
Mr. Truman named no names. But
reporters thought it obvious that he
referred to the General Motors strike,
for one, for the first question asked
him was whether he would intervene
in that dispute. The Chief Executive
said firmly that he will not intervene.
The President began by announcing
a fact-finding board for the rail-
road wage dispute-former Associate
Justice Leif Erickson of the Montana
SupremeCourt, Frank M. Swacker,
New York lawyer, and Gordon S.
Watkins of the economics department
of the University of California. This
will put off for 30 to 60 days the walk-
out called for Monday by the Broth-
erhoods of Engineers and Trainmen.
Then Mr. Truman said-he wanted
to call attention to two strike settle-
ments-those in the rubber and tele-
They were settled strictly by col-
lective bargaining, he remarked,
without any ballyhoo or unnecessary
There have been hundreds of sim-
ilar cases, he went on, but no notice
has been taken of them.
Nash Strike Settk
DETROIT, March 8 - (I) - The
CIO-United Auto Workers tonight
announced that Nash - KelVinator
company has granted an 182 cent
hourly wage rate increase to 8,000
workers of the concern's automotive
The pact, covering plants in Mil-
waukee and Kenosha, Wis., was a
compromise on the union's Aug. 20
demand for a 30 per cent increase and
will be retroactive to Feb. 11, accord-
ing to R. J. Thomas, UAW president.
Thomas, who headed union dele-
gates at the signing today, said the
contract also provides a retroactive
of nine cents an hour from Oct. 1 to
Feb. 11 and he declared the new
clauses would give the workers more
than a $1,000,000.
o m >
Electric Dispute Ends
NEW YORK, March 8-(P)-The
65-day strike aginst the Western
Electric Co. by the Western Electric
Employes Association (Ind.) was set-
tled tonight, union and company of-
In Jersey City, Frank J. Fitzim-
mons, WEEA president, said the
agreement was ratified unanimously
at a meeting of 5,500 union members
in Jersey City Garden.
The strike covered 17,000 workers
in 21 plants in New York City and
northern New Jersey.
The WEEA is an affiliate of the Na-
tional Federation of Telephone Work-
ers, which earlier this week conclud-
ed an agreement in Washington avert-
ing a nationwide telephone strike.
Scientists Fin d1
Cancer in Mice
MINNEAPOLIS, March 8-()-A
University of Minnesota scientist to-
day said that experiments conducted
in the school's medical laboratories
have definitely established that mam-
mary cancer in mice is a virus disease
and that experiments have produced
in anti-cancer serum by injecting
Results of the experiments, con-
ducted by Dr. Robert G. Green, pro-
fessor of bacteriology and immunol-
ogy at the University or Minnesota
Medical School, and Dr. John J. Bitt-
ner, professor of cancer research and
director of the school's division of
cancer biology, were confirmed by Dr.
The discoveries, Dr. Bittner said,
are not directly applicable to human
cancer yet, and added that it might
take as long as 50 years before results
of a similar study in humans could
To Be Sung to Melody
Of Old Irish Rhumba
The Daily, ever alert, is perfect-
ly aware that 1,000 odd people-
fortified by formals and whatever
else they had around the house-
foregathered last night in the
The Daily also knows from an
unimpeachable source close to the
window that water spent a good
part of the evening seeking its
A slightly more impeachable
source who went out to dinner,
thinks he has a perfect proposition
for the big plungers over in the
Bus Ad School, a song which will
do for rain and J-Hop what an
obscure New York composer did
for snow and Christmas.
Truman Af ffirms
To Be Discussed Later
WASHINGTON, March 8--(A') -
President Truman said today he be-
lieves Russia will go along with the
He said he will talk when the time
comes about the question of an
Anglo-American military alliance and
whether the British-American com-
bined Chiefs of Staff should continue
their joint planning after the war is
Mr. Truman gave reporters at his
news conference the impression that
he merely was avoiding a commit-
ment on the British points and had
no definite plans for considering an
alliance or a permanent combined
chiefs of staff at some future time.
In fact, the President said he did
not wish to comment at all on Wins-
ton Churchill's proposal for a virtual
alliance. He disavowed having en-
dorsed, by his mere presence on the
same stage, the speech at Fulton, Mo.,
Tuesday, in which Britain's former
Prime Minister urged a continued,
close military link between his own
country and the United States.
In answering a barrage of questions
on foreign affairs, the Chief Execu-
tive declared firmly that the United
Nations would not collapse regardless
of the course Russia pursues in Iran.
The United States, in a formal note,
has called on Russia to pull all her
troops out of Iran immediately in
keeping with terms of the Teheran
When a newsman asked whether
he was familiar with how long these
top British-American military and
naval chiefs intended to continue
planning, Mr. Truman said it would
be until the war is officially ended.
More than 800 veterans have signed
for membership in the Veterans Or-
ganization in the first week of its
spring membership drive, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Warren W.
Wayne, secretary of the organization.
Wayne stated that there is every
indication that the goal of 5,000
members will be reached with 6,000
veterans enrolled in the University.
He pointed out that the Veterans'
Organization is "strictly a campus
organization designed to afford vet-
erans the opportunity of meeting to
discuss mutual problems and is un-
affiliated with any other veterans
Navy Budget Upped
WASHINGTON, March 8-(P) -
Raising the sights on his estimates
of January, President Truman asked
Congress today to give the Navy
$4,600,000,000 for the fiscal year
starting July 1.
Illini Pace Big Ten Track Meet;.
Ohio State Takes Swimming Lead'
U.S. with Violating
Qualify Nine Men
By WALT KLEE
CHICAGO, March 8-Qualifying 15
men to 9 for Michigan in the prelimi-
naries, the University of Illinois track
squad showed determination to take
the Big Ten crown away from the
Wolverines who have led it for the
past three years.
Finals in all 12 events will be held
tomorrow. As predicted, the fight
for the championship has developed
into a two team affair-Michigan
and Illinois. Purdue and Wisconsin
both qualified five men apiece while
Ohio State and Minnesota placed four
men in the finals.
La Beach Sets Record
In the preliminaries, which in-
cluded the 60 yard dash, the low and
high hurdles, the 440 and 880 yard
runs, and the broad jump, Wiscon-
sin's Lloyd LaBeach was the out-
In the broad jump LaBeach set a
conference record of 23 feet, 11 3/4
inches to easily qualify for the finals.
His eort topped the previous mark of
23 feet, 91/ inches set by Iow a's Lee
Farmer in 1942.
Despite the fact that Michigan
trailed Illinois in qualifying, the Wol-
verines' main strength lies in the dis-
tance events-the mile and two mile
runs. The Hume twins, Bob and Ross,
are threats as is Bob Thomason, to
cop the mile.
Chuck Birdsall will attempt to de-
fend his two mile title for the Maize
and Blue and may get support from
Dean Voegtlin and Roger Kessler.
Illinois' main contenders in the long
run are Vic Twomey, Dave Bedell, and
Bangert Favored In Shot Put
The shot put is another strong
event for the Wolverines with Chuck
Fonville and George Ostroot expected
to take second and third money be-
hind Purdue's Bill Bangert.
The Wolverines qualified four men
in the half-mile run, but Bob Thom-
ason, Michigan's chief hope to cop
the event was beaten by Ohio State's
Bill Clifford. Clifford's winning time
was 1:58.3 and was the best turned in
See TRACK, Page 3
Union of Ideals
Relations Are Sought
RICHMOND, Va., March 8-(')-
Winston Churchill cautioned today
that peace cannot be preserved by
casting aside "the panoply of warlike
He appealed anew for a "union of
hearts" among the English-speaking
peoples based upon conviction and
Here, in a state rich in the his-
tory of the nation since the years be-
fore the American rebellion against
England's rule, Britain's wartime
prime minister cried out:
"We should stand together. We
should stand together in malice to
none; in greed for nothing, but in de-
fense of those causes which we hold
dear-not only for our own benefit,
but because we believe they mean the
honor and the happiness of long gen-
erations of men."
At a cheering joint session of the
Virginia legislature, Churchill re-
minded the lawmakers of Britain's
tenacity in the dark days when she
stood alone against Axis aggression,
and stressed the potency of the Amer-
ican arsenal "for the friends of free-
He linked these two factors in a
tribute to the wartime fighting unity
of Anglo-American troops and, upon
that base, asserted that "we must find
the means and the method of working
together not only in time of war and
mortal anguish, but in times of peace
with all of its bewilderment and
clamor of tongue."
Special to The Daily
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 9-With
preliminaries and quarterfinals al-
ready run off, the Big Ten Wrestling
matches will swing into the semi-
finals and finals this afternoon and
Last night saw the determining of
the men who would wrestle tonight.
Two Michigan men are listed in this
group. They are Captain B3ill Court-
right and Wayne Smith.
Courtright Comes Througli
Courtright, grappling at 155 pounds,
competed in two preliminary matches.
Winning both of them by falls, he
defeated Ken Marlin of Illinois in
1:08 and Al Ivy of Northwestern in
3:30. Other men who qualified for
today's matches are Don Kramer of
Minnesota, Herb Knowles of Iowa,
and Warren Gregory of Purdue.
Courtright will wrestle Gregory, while
Kramer will see action against
Wayne Smith placed in the 136
pound matches. He won over Bob
De Mora of Ohio State, 9 to 5. Smith
will go against Joe Garcia of the
Illini today. Others competing in this
See WRESTLING, Page 3
Natators Place 12
In Conference Finals
Special to The Daily
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., March 8-
Ohio State's team, heralded as a
strong threat to Michigan's chances
of retaining its Big Ten swimming;
championship, backed up pre-meet'
indications by qualifying 18 men to-
night in events opening the Confer-
ence meet in the Minnesota pool.
Michigan qualified 12 men, North-
western, Iowa and Purdue, four each,
Illinois three and Minnesota two.
Wisconsin and Indiana failed to qual-
ify a man in any event.
Hill Just Misses
The only threat to Conference rec-
ords came in the 440-yard freestyle
when Jack Hill of Ohio State brushed
against the guide wire of his lane and
he finished one-tenth of a second
slower than the record. Keo Nak-
ama of Ohio State holds the record
of 4:47 in that event, set at Evanston
John Haulenbeek of Illinois quali-
fied in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle
races and the 200-yard breastroke, a
feat termed unusual by coaches and
Anderson Comes Back
Miller Anderson, who came back
from the wars to resume his school-
ing at Ohio State, took a ten-point
lead over his teammate, Ted Chris-
takos, in qualifying today in the div-
ing event of the 36th annual Big Ten
swimming meet in the Minnesota
Anderson, who swims with a silver
plate in his leg which was torn open
when he was shot down in his plane
over Italy a year ago, was given 244
points for his form. Christakos was
rated at 234 3/10 points.
Three Wolverines Qualify
They were the only Buckeyes to
qualify in the diving. Michigan
qualifed Gil Evans, Alex Canja and
Ralph Trimborn, while Major Willis
of Purdue filled out the field of six
which will compete in the finals to-
Coach Matt Mann's Maize and Blue
squad was virtually eliminated from
the race by the deluge of Ohio State
qualifiers. Bob Matters of the Wol-
verines swam the 200-yard breast-
See SWIMMING, Page 3
Parley on Reich
Alleges That Message Urged Bulgarian
Opposition Leaders to Disrupt Plan
By The Associated Press
LONDON, March 8-The Moscow radio said tonight the Soviet govern-
ment had formally charged the United States with "violation of the Moscow
Decision" in suggesting "new conditions" for representation of opposition
parties in the Bulgarian government.
The broadcast, recorded here by the Soviet Monitor, said Soviet charge
d'affaires Novikov handed the U. S. State Department a note on March 7 al-
leging that a message Washington sent to Bulgaria this week urged Bulgar-
ian opposition leaders to seek "disruption" of the Moscow agreement by
which Russia, Great Britain and the United States agreed to seek broader
representation in governments of the Balkan states.
By DES HOWART
Associate Sports Editor
Coasting to an easy victory after
piling up a nine goal lead in the first
two periods, Michigan's sextet an-,
nexed its 16th win of the season at
the Coliseum last night, defeating
Michigan Tech 11-3.
For the Wolverines it was the sec-
ond win over the Houghton Huskies
in three games. Last week Tech de-'
feated Michigan in the first game but'
dropped the second. The teams willJ
play here again tonight in the sea-
son's finale for Coach Vic Heyliger's
Al Renfrew 'established another
scoring mark tonight as he slammed
home two goals in seven seconds. He
also had an assist to top the game's
scorers. Oscar Gravier tallied twice
for the visitors.
The Wolverines jumped off to a
commanding lead midway through
the first period. In the second they
flashed the red light six times while
Tech was scoring a lone goal. In the
final period the Huskies counted twice
while Celley skated around three Tech
players to score Michigan's final goal.
Wally Grant scored his first of two
goals at 12:45 of the initial stanza on
a hard shot from ten feet out. Wally
Gacek set up the play for Grant.
Bill Jacobson made the score 2-0
after taking Bob Marshall's pass.
Setting up the most spectacular
passing play seen on the Coliseum ice
this season, Michigan's top scoring
line of MacMillan, Jacobson, and
Renfrew added a third goal for the
winners with MacMillan lifting the
puck past goalie Phil Waite.
With the third line on the ice Hey-
liger's crew counted again as Dick
Starrak scored. Sam Steadman and
Chet Kuznier got assists on the play.
In less than a minute of the sec-
ond period Grant tallied again. Mar-
See WOLVERINES, Page 3
Sigma Rho 'Tau
Ope1 Discussion To
Follow Meeting Today
Members of Sigma Rho Tau, engi-
neering stump speakers' fraternity,
will outline a spring program at a
joint intercollegiate conference from
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in the Russian
Tea Room of the Michigan League.
Following a dinner and business
meeting, the group will meet at 7 p.m.
in Room C of the League and discuss
the housing bill now before the Unit-
ed States Senate. The discussion is
open to veterans and all other stu-
dents interested in the question of
whether housing should be left to
local or federal agencies.
The Beta and Zeta chapters of De-
trit Tau will attend the meeting.
The spring program to be planned
includes intercollegiate contests in
conference debating, project speak-
ing, hall of fame speaking, raconteur
contests, after-dinner speaking, and
China Will Consider i
Moscow Industry Bid g
CHUNGKING, March 8-(/P)-Thec
Chinese Central News Agency report-
ed today from Mukden that there
were indications the Soviet forces
were withdrawing from Manchuria.
The dispatch gave no details. j
Repeated delays in the withdrawal
of Soviet occupation troops from the1
vast, rich territory have provoked
growing criticism in China, culminat-
ing last month in a nationwide series
of student demonstrations demanding
that the Russians get out forthwith.j
Chiang Kai-Shek found it neces-
sary to reassure the nation of the gov-
ernment's determination to maintain
China's sovereignty over Manchuria.
Last Tuesday Foreign Minister
Wang Shih-Chieh confirmed persis-
tent reports that Russia had made
new demands. He said Moscow had
suggested that Russia take over Jap-
anese industries in Manchuria as rep-
arations and that the subject was
Wang said Russian withdrawal.
from Manchuria originally was sched-
uled for last 'Dec. 3, but was de-
ferred at Chinese request. The last
agreed deadline for withdrawal, he "
said, was Feb. 1. Since then the1
Russians have attributed further de-;
lay to "technical difficulties."
(The State Department announced
in Washington Thursday night that
a note had been sent to Moscow re-
garding Russian army activities in
Complete official registration tab-
ulations announced by Registrar Ira
A. Smith last night show 14,367 stu-
dents enrolled in the University, in-
cluding 6,308 veterans.
Veterans coiprise 44 per cent of
the enrollment. They now number
4,091 more than during the Fall Term.
The 14,367 enrollment figure is 653
higher than the 13,714 announced
Tuesday, when original registration
data was compiled.
Of the total 9,067 men enrolled,
6,155 are veterans. One hundred fifty
three of the 5,320 women on campus
have served in the armed forces.
The new all-time enrollment rec-
ord surpasses a previous peak of
12,132 established in the fall of 1939.
Peron Gains Sure
BUENOS AIRES, March 8-()-
Col. Juan Peron, whose election to
the Argentine presidency over Dr.
Jose Tamborini seems assured, will
have a congress dominated by his
supporters and friendly governors in
half or more of Argentina's 14 pro-
vinces, political observers said tonight.
WASHINGTON, March 8- (R) -
France has suggested that Germany's
conquerors confer on the question
whether that nation's sliced-up do-
mestic economy shall be re-joined
under central administrative agen-
The proposal for the conference,
which also would discuss the perma-
nent separation of the Ruhr and
Rhineland from the Reich, was made
by French Foreign Minister Georges
Bidault. It was contained in a letter
made public today by the state de-
partment, together with an earlier
letter by Secretary of State Byrnes,
asking France to reconsider its op-
position to establishment of central
agencies to administer German com-
Biddault said his suggestion that
the two questions be taken up ati a
conference of the Allied Council of
Foreign Ministers also had been pre-
sented to Britain and Russia.
France has opposed the establish-
ment of central government admin-
istrative agencies in the fields of fi-
nance, transport, communications,
foreign trade and the control of in-
dustry. Those activities are now di-
rected separately by the four victori-
ous powers in their respective occupa-
Bidault's letter, received Saturday,
said that France would not object
to establishment of "German techni-
cal administrations" carrying out the
Control Council in Berlin.
"The fact should also be men-
ioned," the broadcast quoted the note
s saying, "that the above-mentioned
tatement of the government of the
United States was made unilaterally
nd without any attempt at prior
agreement on this step with the other
iterested parties that participated
n the making of the decision on Bul-
The note declared that the Moscow
greement, made last December, pro-
Tided for inclusion in the Bulgarian
;abinet of two leaders to "genuinely
represent" the opposition, and
harged the United States with rais-
ng "new conditions" that the oppo-
ition representatives should be ap-
iointed on "mutually acceptable con-
The note charged also, the radio
,aid, that the United States political
epresentative in Bulgaria, Maynard
Barnes, "is systematically inciting
he Bulgarian oppositionists to act,
iot on the basis of the decision of the
hree ministers, but on the basis of
dvancing new conditions for enter-
ng the. Bulgarian government not
provided by the Moscow Conference."
Proof of Soviet Pressure
On Turkey Lacking
WASHINGTON, March 8 _ )
Russia has talked informally about
erritorial concessions from Turkey,
but if there have been actual demands
with pressure behind them, this coun-
try does not know it, Secretary of
State Byrnes said today.
Other diplomats in a position to
know, however, said the issue was
raised by Foreign Commissar Molotov
last June and has been coming up at
intervals in Ankara ever since. These
officials said they had no evidence
of any immediate crisis.
Both Byrnes and President Tru-
man were asked about the Russo-
Turkish situation at their news con-
ferences. Only Byrnes reported any
direct information and that was nine
SAIGON, March 8--(/) -French
troops moved into Tonkin province,
stronghold of the Viet Nam national-
ists, without opposition today fol-
lowing France's recognition of the
Viet Nam Republic as a free state
within the Indochinese Federation.
The troops were part of an occupa-
tion force which arrived off Haiphong
Harbor Wednesday to relieve Chinese
occupation units but was unable to
land because of "unauthorized" Chi-
A French communique said advance
elements finally landed after Gen-
eral Lu Han, commander of Chinese
troops in Northern Indochina, had
ordered the Chinese field commander
to end his resistance. The commu-
nique said Tonkin and the capital
city of Hanoi were "calm again."
The Viet Nam government, which
had been carrying on a bitter strug-
gle with the French for eight
months, said the French forces were
entering Tonkin with its full consent.
The occupation force, it announced,
will consist of 15,000 French and
10,000 Viet Nam troops, under an
overall French command.
Escaped Prison Inmate
Apprehended in Detroit
DETROIT, March 8-()- Claude
Bolen, 29, prison inmate who escaped
from the University Hospital in Ann
Arbor Wednesday, was apprehended
here Friday on a ti from a girl
THEY'RE THE TOPS:
49 University Students Gain
All-A Records in Fall Term
D EB U T D U E: Jn
o for Sat of Mad Pianist
Expressed by AsylulDoctor
Like Abou ben Adhem's, these
names led all the rest as 43 students
in the College of Literature, Science
and the Arts were announced as re-
cipients of all A's for the Fall Term.
Six undergraduates in other schools
were also honored.
The list follows:
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts :Ruthann Bales. '46. Ivan E.
sons, '46, Helen J. Perry, Nancy J.
Ringland, '49, Nancy M. Sack, '47,
Lenamyra Saulson, '48, Miriam J.
Schieber, '49, Gretel Schinnerer, '47.
Also Shirley Schwartz, Sarah Si-
mons, '48, William Sinnigen, Kath-
erine Stacewich, '48, Jim B. Stephen-
son, '46, Eleanor A. Stewart, '47, Wil-
liam G. Wallace, '46, Marjorie Van
Enam, '47, Catherine Weaver, '46, Pa-
r wi. il n I Douzin Woodward.
DETROIT, March 8-(i')-A mad
genius, whose piano playing twists
the hearts of expert musicians, await-
ed his nationwide radio debut today
in the gloomy confines of Eloise, De-
troit's drab mental institution.
Unknowing and uncaring that his
tal-nt has cntre dthe attention of
hospital Feb. 24 before a convention
of 300 musicians. Listeners termed
the man a "genius" and said his
music is "exquisitely sad."
Thursday the pianist, whose name
has not been disclosed, left the insti-
tution for the first time in nine years.