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VOL. LVI. No. 88 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1946
Pro-Russians Are in Depar
Of State, House Committees
s Truman Refutes Rift with Bf

PRICE FIVE CENTS
tment
Says;
lyrnes

NEW CHEMISTRY BUILDING ADDITION . . .
'U' Emergeney Buildin Program Stlart;
Work Is Begu n Chemistry Additionl

The University's $8,000,000 emer-
gency building program got under
way unofficially yesterday as ground
was broken for the chemistry build-
ing addition.
The building program will not
swing into high gear, however, until
contracts have been signed with the
construction industry. The Univer-
sity may be able to accept contracts
today, but such contracts cannot be
concluded without approval of the
Regents and a committee of the legis-
lature, a University spokesman said.
Obstacles Removed
Some obstacles to construction of
the General Service Building were
removed this week with the' closing
of a filling station and a restaurant
on State St. opposite Angell Hall.
The preliminary operations . cli-
max the University's effort to secure
new classroom, laboratory, office and
living space to rectify deficiencies
that have been accumulating over a'
period of years.
Vets Increase Building Need
The University's building needs
were accentuated this year when re-
turning veterans caused record-,
breaking enrollment figures.
The $8,000,000 building program,

which the University plans to com-
plete within two years, is only par-
tially covered by legislative appro-
priations. The University was grant-
ed $1,500,000 for the General Service
Building last spring. An additional
$3,300,000 was appropriated by the
special legislative session in February.
But sufficient appropriations to
make up the balance were virtually
assured at the time by Gov. Kelly's
request that the legislators "com-
mend to the favorable consideration'
of the 1947 legislature such further
appropriation as may be necessary
to complete the $8,000,00 program at
the earliest posible moment".
Program to Start This Year
During the special session, Pesl-
dent Ruthven indicated that the
University would start constructing

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Warrant Asked
Charging Rae
Conviction Is Expected,
Evidence Is Sufficient
Round two of the local action
against County Prosecutor John Rae
opened yesterday when Sheriff John
L. Osborne asked the state attorney-]
general to assign an assistant to han-
dle a warrant charging Rae with be-
ing drunk Jan. 12.
(At the request of Circuit Judge
James R. Breakey, William Brusstar,.
Detroit attorney who replaced Rae as
special prosecutor in the current
Grand Jury investigation of gambling,
was appointed a Special Assistant to
his office by Attorney General John
Dethmers Wednesday.)
In a letter to Dethmers, Osborne
said he felt the "evidence is sufficient'
for the issuance of a warrant" against
Rae, and that a conviction might be
"reasonably expected." Referring to
the "unusual situation" of the prose-
cuting attorney being named as de-
fendant, Osborne asked Dethmer to
assign an assistant attorney general
to pass 'the issuance of a warrant
against Rae and "to handle all sub-
sequent proceedings."
A report on Dethmer's investigation
of Rae's office was received by the
county supervisors meeting Tuesday,
placed on record, and sent back to
the investigating committee which
referred it to the sheriff's office. Su-
pervisor Norman A. Ottmar, chair-
man of the three man investigating
committee attempted to resign from
the committee Tuesdya. but his resig-
nation was refused.
The Dethmers report contains wit-
ness' testimony alleging that Rae was
drunk on several occasions, on one
of which he allegedly threatened a
deputy sherli f f with a gun. Rae has
labeled the report as "very fair," but
condemned the "testimony of some
witnesses" as "partial truths" and
"deliberate fallacies."
The next move is up to Attorney
General Dethmers.
Goering Claims To
lave Saved Sweden

Campus Surveya
Shows No Plan
To Sava Breadt
0 Off
No plan of cooperation with Presi-i
dent Truman's program of reducedt
consumption of wheat products hast
yet been put in operation by on-cam-c
pus cafeterias and dining rooms, al
survey revealed yesterday
Although endorsing the "spare andt
share" program, which is aimed at
saving 500,000,000 Europeans andr
Asiatics from starvation, business
managers and dietitians of the Un-
ion, League and University Residence1
Halls said they had not had suffi-
cient time to organize bread-savingt
programs in response to the Presi-'
dent's plea.
Henry Pendorf, manager of the
Union cafeteria, said the Union
would probably rely on voluntary co-
operation of students in conserving
bread. He said the cafeteria recently
initiated a policy of offering some
plates with only one roll in order to
reduce, waste:
Miss Kathleen Hamm, chief dieti-
tian of University Residence Halls,
said she was "taking up the matter"
with other dietitians but that it
would largely be up to students to
cut down on bread consumption.
The League will rely on voluntary
student cooperation in conforming
to the President's request, according
to Miss Ruth Goodlander, business
manager. She said that posters re-
questing students to reduce bread
consumption will probably be dis-
played in the League cafeteria.
CLA Lecture
To Explain PAC
Sponsored by the Committee for
Liberal Action, a lecture on "PAC, Its
Aims and Methods" will be given at
7:30 p.m. Monday in Rm. 316 of the
Union by Sam Cubeta, state direc-
tor of the Michigan PAC.
The Michigan Citizens' Commit-
tee, a state pressure group, and the
CIO News will also be represented at
the meeting.
Walter Quillico. former president
of the Willow Run UAW-CIO local
and an international CIO officer now,
will explain the cooperation between
the PAC and the Union. Methods of
achieving effective group action will
be stressed by both speakers.
Election of a president is planned
for the meeting of the Committee for

all buildings in the $8,000,000 pro-
this year, with the statement:
"We need some indication from
this special session that we are safe
in going ahead in our emergency
building program. With the $3,300,-
000 we will be able to start the pro-
gram."
GM Employees
Will Return to
Jobs Next Week
DETROIT, March 14 -(ItP)-- The
175,000 General Mo ors production
employes will begin returning to their
jobs next week, according to CIO
United Auto Workers' officials, to
bring an actual end to the longest
and costliest strike in automotive his-
tory.
Top union executives, who yester-
day completed negotiations of a
settlement of the strike that has
stopped GM car production for more
than 16 weeks. predicted quick rati-
fication of the agreement by the
UAW-CIO GM council meeting here
tomorrow and by the rank and file of
the strikers in their various lpcals
over the week-end.
New Units To Begin
Newly assembled unit; are expected
to start rolling by April 1.
Highlights of the settlement agree-
ment included:,,
An 181 cents an hour wage in-
crease; increased vacation pay; equal
pay for women; higher overtime rates
and reinstatement of the former con-
tract, cancelled during the strike by
Prof. Z. Clark Dickinson was
erroneously quoted in yesterday's
Daily as saying that the settle-
A2,nt of the General Motors strike
was a "sweeping victory for la-
bor."
Prof. Dickinson states that the
outcome "did not appear to me
a particularly sweeping victory for
labor, since the points announced
are in line with the pattern es-
tablished by numerous other la-
bor contracts signed within the
past few months. It is tis pat-
tern, which presumably will
spread over most of our economy,
which involves limited inflation
rather than the mere raising of
various General Motors labor
costs."

Russia Denies
Troops Menace
Iran Frontiers
Formation of Turkish
Republic Predicted r
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 14 - At a{
critical point in Russo-American rela-
tions, President Truman today threw
his unqualified support to his foreign
policy chief, Secretary of State
Byrnes, and simultaneously predicted
that the world will work out of its
present predicament successfully.
At his news conference the Presi-
dent authorized the following direct
quotation about the world situation:
"I am not alarmed about it. I'm sure
we will work out of it."'
About the same time, Russia appar-
ently laid the groundwork for a reply
to the American inquiry as to what
Soviet troops are up to in Iran by au-
thorizing the Tass News Agency to;
say that American reports on troop
movements there do not accord with.
"reality."
The latest reports at the State De-'
partment, however, continued to show'
three Soviet columns in Iran, in posi-
tion to menace Teheran and the
Turkish frontier.
Highly placed diplomatic officials
predicted that the Soviets may stir'
up a revolt of the Kurdish tribes oc-
cupying a region around the junction
of Turkey, Iraq and Iran and possibly
sponsor the creation of a new Kurdih
republic. By claiming territory from
Iran, Iraq and Turkey and disrupting
their political stability, such a new
republic might accomplish things the
Russians want done but could not do
for themselves without open aggres-
sion.
Against this background President
Truman at his news conference vol-
unteered a declaration that he
wanted to make it strong and em-
phatic that there is no foundation to
continuing rumors of a rift between
himself and Secretary of State
Byrnes. He added that there never
has been such a rift, and he hoped
there never will be one.
Iran Premier
Bans All Public
Demonstrations
TEHERAN, March 14-(P)-Pre-
mier Ahmed Qavam Es Saltaneh to-
day banned all public political meet-
ings and demonstrations as the Rus-
sians continued to move troops across
northern Iran toward the Turkish
border.
A Russian column which left Ta-
briz, capital of Azerbaijan province,
moving northward, was reported to
have swung toward the west at Ma-
rand and to be moving toward Khoi,
north of Lake Urmia and near the
Turkish border.
Larger Occupation
Foreign military observers said the
Russian occupation army in Azerbai-
jan, estimated at 30,000 two months
ago, was now estimated to be "mch
greater-probably double."
Two other columns, marching
mostly at night, were reported yester-
day at Mianeh and Miyandaub. Mi-
d yandaub is located on the route
around the southern tip of Lake Ur-
mia to the borders of Turkey and
Iraq. Mianeh is the northern termi-
nus of the railroad to Teheran.
Turkish Landmark
Khoi is 80 miles south and slightly
- east of Mt. Ararat, Turkish landmark
which stands just below the areas of
r Kars and Ardahan, which Russia has
g said should be ceded to her.

Conferred Cuts Not Confirmed

Student Vets fromState
Will Meet Tomorrow

Providing an opportunity for dis-
cussion of problems common to all1
veterans, a Michigan Student Veter-
ans Conference composed of repre-
sentatives from 45 Michigan collegesE
will be held tomorrow in Rackham
Auditorium.
Bill Akers, president of the local VO
chapter and general chairman of the
conference, will preside.
Provost's Address
University Provost James P. Adams
will deliver the opening address to the
veterans. During the day various
committee meetings and panel discus-
sions dealing with specific problems of
student veterans will be held.
Agenda of the Conference includes
a discussion of a permanent Michigan
Student Veterans Organization,
deemed necessary for a united front
and for the opportunity to gain rep-
resentation on the Michigan State
Veterans Fund. To be allowed repre-
sentation on this trust fund organiza-
tion, a veteran group must have a
minimum of 7,000 members and 40
chapters in 25 counties in the State.
Constitutions Suggested
At the Conference tomorrow, the
veteran representatives will also pre-
sent sample constitutions and sugges-
tions for organization to groups from
colleges where there is no veteran or-
ganization already established.
The committees and discussion
groups will take up the G.I. Bill, the
housing situation, the high cost of liv-
ing, the International Student Ex-
change, and other related veteran
problems.
Decisions Presented
In the afternoon each committee
will present the resolutions or deci-
sions arrived at during the discus-
sions of the day and voting will be
held. Each college will have one vote,
regardless of the number of student
veterans enrolled in that college.

The last veterans conference was
held Jan. 12 at Wayne University in
Detroit. At that meeting Bill Aikers
was elected chairman for the confer-
ence tomorrow.

Another Michigan tradition has
been shattered.
Contrary to long-accepted practice,
students are not officially allowed as
many cuts in a course as credit hours!
Freshmen are informed by all-
knowing upperclassmen that they
may cut three times for a three-hour
course and that professors may lower
their grades only when the student's
cuts exceed this limit.
This ain't so, we find out now.
"It's a heck of a time to be telling
us," a last-semester senior comment-

U. S.-British
Reach Accord
SAVANNAH, Ga., March 14-(/)-
One of the last remaining Anglo-
American differences over the ma-
chinery of the new world fund and
bank apparently was settled behind
the scenes of the International Mone-
tary Conference today.
Generally obscured by such devel-
opments as the swift application of
Turkey for membership, and the ac-
tual admission of Panama, Nicaragua
and El Salvador, at least one tentative
agreement was reached by British
and American delegates on whether
the powerful executive directorships
of the bank and fund should be full
or part-time jobs.
A resolution was offered by the
United States at a closed committee
session which brought off-stage ap-
plause from the British government.
They interpreted it, one member said,
as not debarring an executive direc-
tor from holding some other job as
well.

ed, remembering how she had en-
joyed her college career to its fullest
extent-of cuts.
Dean E. A. Walter pointed out that
such a standard for cuts had never
been announced. He suggested that
the practice may have had its begin-
ning in the fact that other colleges
have a similar attendance policy.
Practically speaking, it's up to the
individual professor as to how many
times you can cut his course and get
away with it.

GUTHRIE McCLINTIC<
. ..To Speak Today
A'cClintic WVill
Disc uss .Life
As Producer
1'M heTheatre:; Reminiscences and
Predictions" will be the topic of
Guthrie McClintic,bnoted theatrical
producer and director, when he
speaks at 8:30 p.m. today in Hill
Auditorium.
Producer of such outstanding suc-
cesses as "The Barretts of Wimpole
Street" and Romeo and Juliet,"
McClintic appears as the ninth
speaker in the Oratorical Association
series. He will be introduced by Prof.
Valentine Windt, Director of Drama-
tics.
Theatre-bound since childhood,
McClintic began his career doing bit
parts in reportory theatres and vaud-
eville acts. Becoming associated with
Jessie Bonstelle's stock company in
Detroit he met Katherine Cornell,
with whom he paired maritally and
professionally to form one of the
most famous teams in the American
theatre.
A FL Wats New
Wage-Price Poliy
CARBONDALE, Pa., March 14-(P)
-The American Federation of Labor
demanded tonight that President
Truman scrap what it called his
"crazy-quilt stabilization program"
for a new policy designed to remove
all wage-price controls after one
year.

Jobs Provide
Aecess to War
Information
Knowledge of Report .
Denied by Department
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 14-Mem-
bers of the House Military Committee
said today that "Pro-Russian" em-
ployes forced out of the, War De-
partment have landed in State De-
partment jobs where they may have
access to military secrets, and that
Secretary Byrnes has been asked to
get rid of them.
The State Department denied that
hairman May (Dem., Ky.) or any
ther member of the subcommittee
which looked into State Department
intelligence operations had made any
such request of the secretary.
Committeemen Unknown
Committeemen who asked to re-
main anonymous, however, stuck by
the report that the matter had been
taken up with Byrnes. They did not
say who presented it to him.
The committeemen said "Strong
representations" had been made, with
the suggestion that if the individuals
stayed where they are, steps might be
taken to keep Army intelligence re-
ports away from the State Depart-
ment. They said Byrnes had taken
no action so far.
Cultural Relations Postponed
Meanwhile the House Rules Com-
mittee deferred clearance to the floor
of a bill authorizing the cultural re-
lations program which the State De-
partment plans and the appropria-
tions subcommittee handling the De-
partment's annual supply measure
postponed action until next month.
Rules Committee menabers said
their action was prompted by a desire
to withhold from House debate at
present any measure which might
arouse unfriendly discussion of an-
other member of The United Nations.
There was no explanation of the ap-
propriations delay.
The President skirted the long dis-
tance row between former Prime
Minister Winston Churchill and Gen-
eralissimo Stalin by saying he only
knew what he had seen in the papers
and had nothing to say about it.
House Provides
For 100,000
Housingunits
WASHINGTON, March 14-0-
The House today passed 347 to 1 a
bill authorizing appropriation of
$250,000,000 to provide at least 100,000
temporary housing units for war vet-
erans and their families.
The Senate already has ap-
proved a similar measure. How-
ever, because of a slight difference
in wording final Congressional ac-
tion on the legislation was delayed
until the House version gets the
other chamber's okay.
Congress already has appropriated
$160,000,000 for a similar number of
units, so if today's action goes
through a total of at least 200,000
dwellings will be provided.
The new authorization is to be
used chiefly to move temporary war
houses to sites where they will be
serviceable and to put partitions
in service-used barracks, so they
can be used as apartments.
Today's move followed a request
by President Truman yesterday for
such action.
R. J. Thomas, president of the
United Automobile Workers, issued
a statement today declaring "the
most vicious and powerful lobby ever
to put pressure on Congress" is fight-
ing the Administration proposals.

Thomas continued :
"Wilson Wyatt needs the help
and support of every member of
the CIO and every veteran if the
plan to build 2,70,0,000 new homes
by end, of the 1947 is to succeed.
The most vicious and most power-
ful lobby ever to put pressure on
Congress spearheaded by the Na-
tional Association of Real Estate
Boards and Producer's Council, ef-
fectively scuttled the very heart of
Wyatt's Veterans' IlousiVg Pro-
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the corporation, exceptions for a
clause dealing with maintenance of
union membership.
New Plan For Dues
In lieu of the membership mainten
nance clause, objected to by the
management, the Union accepted a
plan for company collection of Union
dues, commonly called the "check=
off."
While UAW plans went forward for
striker ratification meetings during
the week end, Union locals heads also
were seeking settlement of nuinerous
"factory-level" issues. In some in=
stances, Union local executives said,
a sttlement of these grievances mus
be had before the workers agree to re-
turn to their jobs.
Generally, however, union official
expected quick approval of the settle
ment program.
Brennan Is Elected
Chairman of IAS

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COLLEGE DAYS RECALLED:
Alumni Victory Reunion S cheduled

Victory Reunion plans to include
a banquet, a memorial service for
University war dead, an all-alumnae
luncheon and an all-class dance were
approved at a meeting of the Vic-
tory Reunion Executive Committee

ni), the University and the Alumni
Association be presented along with
such entertainment as dinner music
by the University String Ensemble,
Glee Club and soloists.
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cert are tentatively scheduled for
Friday afternoon and early evening,
and an all-class dance is to be held
at 10 p.m. the same day in a nearby
country club.
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