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Latest Deadline in the State




VII, No. 98




o Killed
nd Crash
apse Occurs with
)0 in Bleachers

World News

At a Glance

To Illifli by
45-36 Score





LAFAYETE, Ind., Feb. 24-(P)
-A, new bleacher section col-
psed tonight in Purdue Univer-
ty Fieldhouse, killing at least two
tudents and injuring 200 or more.
The receiving office at St. Eliza-
eth's Hospital here reported it
ad been told five of the injured
re dead but only available
mes of fptalities were Roger
lhauser, Gavvett, Ind., and Wil-
tam J. Feldman, East Chicago,
rd., both students.
St. Elizabeth's said it had 65 in-
ured in beds and had treated be-
veen 125 and 150 persons. Others
ere taken to Home Hospital,
rhich had not completed its count,
ut said it had treated more than
The wooden bleacher, 62 rows of
eats on the north end of the
leldhouse, came down with a roar
ist as the first half ended in a
34 Nine basketball game between
urdue and Wisconsin.
Purdue led by one point, 34 to
3, and some 4,000 students in the
tand surged to their feet in an
vatlon to the home team. The
leacher crashed to the dirt floor
n which the Purdue relays are
.n each spring.
Permanent bleachers are on the
orth and south sides of the bas-
etball floor, and new bleachers at
he east and west ends were added
ais winter to increase the seating
apacity from about 8,000 to about
1,500. The gymnasium will filled
a capacity for tonight's game.
The injured were laid on the
asketball floor, with members of
oth teams helping to rescue spec-
tors entangled in the splintered
lanks. Doctors, nurses and spec-
ators with first aid training gave
mergency treatment while offi-
als urged over the loud speaker
oat the rest of the crowd leave the
The rest of the game was called
ff and Kenneth L. (Tug) Wilson,
Testern Conference Commission-
., said in Ch1i dethat he wold
infr with Purdue and Wicon-
n officials about rescheduling.
V0n Pa pen Is
sien ears
)fHard Labor
NUERNBERG, Germany, Feb.
I - (/) - A German denazifica-
on court today sentenced Franz
on Papen to eight years at hard
bor for his activities as the sly
ce of Adolpf Hitler's diplomatic
)rps. a
Von Papen flushed and trembled
s he heard the sentence.
The term was considered equiva-
nt to life imprisonment, since the
-year-old Von Papen is suffer-
wg from hardening of the arteries,
ad is not expected to live more
Ian a few years.
Shortly after the sentence was
'onounced, the seven-man court
Ad it had received notice from]
stria that the prisoner was
anted in that country for trial in
>nnection with his activities as
azi Ambassador to Vienna. The
plomat has been accused of pav-
g the way for Germany's absorp-7
on of Austria.
A Vienna dispatch, however,
,id the Austrian government had,
io further interest" in prosecut-
g Von Papen, in view of the sen-
nce imposed today.
1onists Will
Aeet at Union
A mass meeting designed to in-
mrm the campus concerning the
lestine situation will be held at1

15 p.m. tomorrow in the Un-
n Ballroom as Michigan's part in
nation-wide Zionist appeal for
new policy in the Holy Land. t
William Resnick, president of
.e Inter-Collegiate Zionist Fed-
ation at Michigan, will preside
'er the meeting, which will con-
t of an invocation by Rabbi Her-
hel Lymon, an address by Dr.
anklin Littell, director of the
udent Religious Association. and
1 appeal by Judith Laiken, mem-
-r of IZFA

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24- President Truman urged Congress to-
day to set an example for other nations and speedily authorize United
States participation in the International Refugee Organization so it
may start functioning July 1.
Chairman Vandenberg (Rep.-Mich.) and Senator Connally Dem.-
Tex) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee immediately intro-'
duced a resolution for the purpose. It would provide for an American
rep'resentative to the agency at $12,000 a year, with two alternates.
* * * *
FRANKFURT, Feb. 25-UP)-A former German SS captain
who worked for the United States Army hiring German bands to
play for American entertainments was one of the leaders seized
in the smashing of a widespread Nazi underground movement, it
was revealed today.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24-P)--The Senate Judiciary Committee
today approved 9 to 3, a bill to kill the portal pay suits and sent it to
the floor for possible passage this week.
It would outlaw all existing and future suits, except claims cover-
ed by custom in an industry or by contract. The committee is pro-
ceeding on the assumption that nearly all pending suits totaling near-
ly $6,000,000,000 are outside of the excepted category.
NEW YORK, Feb. 24-(P)-Eleven Army fliers, marooned for
three days after their B-29 crashed above the Arctic Circle, were
flying back to the United States tonight in a heavy transport
plane which made a spectacular landing on a Greenland ice cap
to rescue them from the freezing wasteland.
* * * *
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24-t)-House Ways and Means Committee
Republicans decided today to begin consideration of a bill cutting in-
come taxes 20 percent immediately after the controversy over the bud-
get ceiling is settled.
* * * *
CHICAGO, Feb. 24-()-Government agents investigating
what they described as a "gigantic black market" operation in-
volving counterfeiting and theft of one to two million sugar ration
stamps today arrested four persons and moved to indict 30 to 50
* * * *
LANSING, Feb. 24-(P)-Representative Michigan Schoolmen
have agreed tentatively on a formula for distributing the $113,000,000
they expect to obtain under 'the sales tax diversion amendment, Dr.
Eugene B. Elliott, state superintendent of public instruction, reported
Mosher-Jordan To Become
All-Class Dormitory i Fall

Kirk, Greene
Visitors' Late


Of Koreans into Armed Force

The entire Mosher-Jordan dor-
mitory will become a four-year
residence next fall, housing mem-
bers of all classes, the Office of
the Dean of Women announced
For eight years Jordan Hall has
been a "freshman only" house while
Mosher has housed sophomores,
juniors and seniors. Originally
four-year residences, they were
changed in 1939 because the Dean
of "Women's office believed it could
accommodate more freshmen by
Choral Uion
Stars Lehmann
Operatic Soprano
To Sing Tomorrow
Lotte Lehmann noted Lieder
singer and leading soprano of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, will
appear in the ninth Choral Union
concert at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in
Hill Auditorium.
A specialist in Wagnerian roles,
Miss Lehmann also has given many
performances as Marschallin in
"Rosenkavalier" and Leonore in
"Fidelio," and achieved her first
success at the Metropolitan as
Sieglinde in "Die Walkure."
Miss Lehmann sang regularly in
Vienna, Paris, Brussels, London'
and Salzburg before coming to the
United States in 1930. In Europe
she received many honors, includ-
ing the rosette of the Legion of
Honor from the French govern-
An author and artist as well as
a singer, Miss Lehmgnn has writ-
ten an autobiography and a novel.
She has recently completed a
group of water colors inspired by
Schubert's "Winterreise" song cy-
cle which will be reproduced in a
new edition of the cycle.

reserving an entire dormitory for
their use.
Allocate Rooms
Miss Alice C. Lloyd, Dean of
Women, said that by allotting
more space to freshmen in each of
the dormitories the Dean of Wom-
en's Office will be able to house
the same number of incoming stu-
dents each year. Approximately 35
per cent of the rooms in the entire
dormitory system will be set aside
for freshmen, 25 per cent for'
sophomores, 20 per cent for jun-
iors, 15 per cent for seniors and
five per cent for graduate stu-
The Dean of Women's office
plans to accommodate in Mosher-
Jordan all present residents who
want to remain there, Miss Lloyd
The main objection to the all-
freshman dormitory, according to
Miss Lloyd, is that over 200 stu-
dents are dislocated and must be
rehoused at the end of each year.
The four-year house will give
continuity of residence to all wom-
en in dormitories and will assure
eligible freshmen of housing for
the remainder of their four years,
she pointed out, adding:
Continue Traditions
"The office also feels that the
presence of upperclassmen in a
dormitory is a help to freshmen
who are trying to adjust to col-
lege life. Four-year houses have
always been popular because of the
value of the traditions which they
have developed, and these tradi-
tions are impossible in a dormitory
where all the residents leave at
the end of each year.
"Another reason for reverting to
the four-year system is that many
friendships established during the
first year of college are arbitrar-
ily broken up when the' freshmen
are rehoused. This will be pre-
vented by allowing these students
who do not leave the dormitory
system to live in sorority or league
houses to remain in the same

For three-quarters Michigan's
young basketball team made Illi-
nois' Whiz Kids look like a bunch
of "has beens,' but once the fabu-
lous five exploded there was no
stopping them as they roared to a
45-36 victory over the Wolverines
before an overflow crowd of 7,400
at Yost Field house last night.
Kirk, Green Spark Illini
Actually it was a couple of non-
Whizzers who provided the spark
that set off the fireworks. With
only nine minutes to go and the
Illini trailing 30-20, Coach Doug
Mills inserted the captain of his
'45 team, Walt Kirk into the line-
up and the big blonde teamed up
with center Fred Green to toss in
19 points between them in the
remaining time to sew up the ball
game. At one time during this
stretch, Illinois poured in 18 points
while holding the Wolverines to
a single free throw.
Bill Roberts then tried to put
Michigan back in the game by hit-
ting with a pivot to make it 36-33
at the threepminute mark. But
with the Wolves using a pressing
defense, the last few minutes
turned into a free throwing con-
test with Kirk slipping in the last
two of the seven he made, Supru-
nowicz getting two, Smiley one,
and McCaslin one. In the final
minute, Erickson hit with a one
hander from the side and Green
tipped one in during a melee un-
der the basket and the horn
sounded ending the game at 45-36.
Starts Fast
Michigan started out like they'd
never heard of the Kids and
rushed into a 9-3 lead. Illinois
came back to make it 11-9 and tied
it at 13-13, but Michigan pulled
ahead 18-14 at the half.
With Mack Suprunowicz leading
the way, the Maize and Blue con-
tinued to set the pace after the
intermission and ran the count to
3 0-20 to set the stage for the big
blowup. At this point Supruno-
wicz fell and injured his ankle and
the Michigan's lead fell with him.
Although he came back into the
game later. Michigan could not
regain its stride and the Fighting
Illini pulled away.
See QUINTET, Page 3
Departmient of
Labor Blamed
In Lons piracy
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24-(A)-
Labor Department representatives
were accused today by the Allis-
Chalmers Company of a seeming
"conspiracy" with unions to engi-
neer government seizure of its
plants in a strike now 10 months
Officials of the firm said this
prevented collective bargaining in
good faith.
They also declared the strike
was led by Communists.
The Milwaukee manufacturers
of farm implements sent five of-
ficials to a House Labor Commit-
tee hearing on general labor legis-
lation to recommend.corrective
The strike began last April 29.
Now it is limited to the company's
West Allis, Wis., plant and Local
248 of the CIO United Auto Work-
ers Union. Originally it involved
other unions and other Allis-
Chalmers plants.
The government never took over
any of the company properties al-
though there were frequent re-
parts that such action was in the
making. President Truman, asked
about them repeatedly at news
conferences, always replied that
the matter was in the hands of
Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach.
Now, due to the declaration ending

hostilities Dec. 31, the govern-
ment's plant seizure power has ex-

Proposals for
Are Defeated
Langer Blames U.S.
Policy for Distrust
By The Associated Press
armistice proposal in the Senate's
budget fight was shouted down
late today and a debate limitation
adopted in efforts to reach a vote
tomorrow on a $4,500,000,000 slash
in President Truman's estimates
for the year starting July 1.
Leaders at first proposed a night
session but.it later became appar-
ent the vote could not be reached
tonight. Then the debate curb
was agreed to. It limits each Sen-
ator to 20 minutes of debate on
each motion and amendment and
on the resolution itself.
Senator Murray (D-Mont.)
proposed that the fixing of any
spending ceiling be delayed un-
til April 1. Senator Pepper (D'-
Fla.) in another resolution pro-
posed a delay until April 2, both
were defeated by tumultuous
voice votes.
"This is budgetary blind man's
bluff" Pepper protested declar-
ing that Congress does not know
now how large a cut can be made.
Democratic Leader Barkley,
(Ky.) was among those opposing
delay. holding that nothing would
be gained by it.
The house has voted a $6,000,-
000,000 reduction in the Truman
estimates. The figure finally ap-
proved by Congress probably
will be a compromise worked out
by a Senate-House Conference
Dispatches from Moscow have
reported that Russia plans to
spend $13,000,000,000 on its mili-
tary services this year, compared
with $11,200,000,000 proposed by
Mr. Truman for the Army and
Sen. Langer (Rep., N.D.) de-
clared that even a total budget of
$31,500,000,000, as voted by the
House, "is an invitation to other
countries to arm to get ready for
another war, to keep the United
States from being the master, the
ruler of the world.",
He blamed American policy
since 1932 for a situation in
which, he said, "we find our-
selves with few dependable al-
lies and the overwhelming pop-
ulation of the world standing
in actual fear of America."
Langer, Chairman of the Senate
Civil Service Committee, also re-
ported that the number of Fed-
eral employes will be reduced to
1,500,000, compared with 2,283,890
on Jan. 1. He set no date for
achievement of this figure.
Auto Parking
Rules Revised
Student commuters may now
park wherever space is available
in "non-restricted" areas reason-
ably close to campus during day-
time hours, according to Charles
Thatcher, assistant to the Direct-
or of the Office of Student Af-
The liberalized 'ruling on stu-
dent parking is the result of over-
crowded campus parking condi-
tions. The old regulation required
that a student park at all times in
the space previously chosen by
him and indicated on the reverse
side of his permit card.
Theerevised rule specifies, how-
ever, that after 6 p.m. a commut-

er's car must be parked only in
the area marked on his permit.
Commuters coming in during the
day and staying until after 6 p.m.
will be expected to move their cars
to the proper area or to park there
Crime Expert Will
Lecture Thursday

. . . represents management

* " *

.Reut her, Court Will Discuss
Wages, Prices Here Today

Victor G. Reuther, educational
director of the UAW-CIO, and An-
drew T. Court of the Labor-Eco-
nomics Section of the General Mo-
tors Corporation will discuss "The
Wage Price Issue and a Stabilized
Economy" at the first Student
Council Offers
Last Chance
T o Offenders
Falsifiers To Receive
Maximum Penalty.
The 27 students who failed to
answer a written summons to a
Judiciary Council hearing on
fraudulent ticket holders last se-
mester will be given a last chance
to admit their guilt or establish
their innocence before the coun-
Holding office hours from 3 to
5 p.m. Mar. 4 and 6 in the Union,
the Council will hear the state-
ments of the students who did not
attend the Dec. 2 trial of those
charged with falsifying their regis-
tration coupons to obtain upper-
class football tickets. All students
so charged were notified by mail.
The "maximum penalty ap-
proved by the University Com-
mittee on Discipline for this of-
fense" will be invoked against the
students who fail to appear at the
March hearings, according to Tal-
bot Honey, chairman of the Coun-
The Dec. 2 trial was called after
a check of registration coupons by
the Student Legislature revealed
that 185 students had not coop-
erated in the redistribution ar-
ranged for students with less than
60 credit hours who held tickets in
sections 24 to 28.
The names of the students
asked to appear at the March
hearings follow:
Herbert R. Buckner, Lillian K.,
Cohn, Gordon K. Craig, Ralph E.
DeVore, Anna Mae M. Felts, Lee
K. Fisher, Daniel H. Gilbert, Mor-
ton M. Harty.
Orlin C. Heller, Joseph Hooper,
Burton Hunter, John S. King,
Maurice T. Merlau, Frederick E.
Meyer, Paul E. Morgan, Charles J.
Moss, Marjorie P. Mullin.
Donald L. Otto, Robert J. 01-
shefsky, Sydney M. Rogers, Rob-
ert A. Schnaars, LeRoy F. Scott,
Leon Schulman, Sam Stedman,
Clarence P. Stemmer, Edmund N.
Walsh, Catherine B. Wren.

Town Hall meeting at 8 p.m. to-
day in the Rackham Amphithea-
Court, who will present manage-
ment's viewpoint and define its
solution to this fundamental eco-
nomic issue, has frequently rep-
resented his corporation in the
settlement of. wage diputes.
Labor Spokesman
Long recognized as a labor
spokesman, Reuther rose to promi-
nence during the first general au-
tomobile strikes and now speaks
as the educational director of .the
UAW's 700,000 workers.
Prgf. Haber of the economics de-
partrment, the moderator, will
sumiarize the 20 minute speeches
of both men. After the speakers
have presented rebutting remarks,
they will answer written questions
submitted by the audience.
Town Hall Committee
Open to the public free of
charge, this meeting is being spon-
sored by the Student Town Hall
Committee, which is planning to
sponsor a monthly series of simi-
lar discussions about issues of cur-
rent interest and importance.
The Student Town Hall Com-
mittee includes representatives
from the Student Religious Asso-
ciation, The Daily, IFC, The
League, Pan-Hel, Assembly,
MYDA, Newman Club, Inter-
Guild, the Union, Hillel, IRA, the
Unitarian Student Group, the Stu-
dent Legislature and the campus
and Willow Village chapters of
'Gripes' Group
Acts on Query

... labor spokesman

Hodge Says
Soviet Talks
Are Hopeles
Dispute Arises ovi
Red Protest Deliv

Lt. Gen. John R. Hodge said to
the Russian radio has acknc
edged Soviet conscription of F
reans into the army in their
cupation zone and that nego
tions to unify Korea now "app
"I feel that I have done all t
I can on a local level," the Co
mander of the U. S. Occupal
Forces told a news confere
after a report to President 'I
With Secretary of State 1
shall preparing for the Fore
Ministers' Conference at Mos
next month, these other devel
ments in Russo-American relati
1. A dispute broke out betwe
the State Department and I
Russian Embassy here over d
livery of the latest Soviet prot
against ,Under-Secretary Dea
Acheson's characterization
Russian foreign policy as "a
gresive and expanding."
2. A plea by Senator Lar
(Rep., N.D.) on the Senate fl
that the President "pick up
telephone and call Joe Stalin,
range a meeting, and get this n
ter of fear which each country
for the other out of the roa
Langer made his suggestion dur
debate on the budget, contenc
that removal of "war fears" wo
permit both nations to-reduce-th
Hodge indicated his negot
tions with the Russians in Kor
for unification of the two zon
looking toward Korean self-go
ernment are being abandoi
and that anything further w
have to be done on a high
He declined comment as
whether he would ask Marshal
bring up the matter at Mosc
but said the Koreans would
to have the secretary do so.
Hodge reported that Kore:
from the north are aditi
freely to theAmerican southi
zone, but as for Koreans gob
from the south'into the Russi
northern zone, "the Russia
have been very assiduously a
resting Koreans except for a f
vored few."
The General said Koreans a
scripted by the Russians are gi
regular military training, and I
Chinese Communists possibly
giving the training. He noted
Chinese Communists have so
Koreans in. their army.
Hodge, told White House repc
ers there appears to be "someth
to" reports of Soviet conscrip
of Koreans.
'U' To Confer

Calendar for
-Affairs To Be


Following through on a sugges-
tion received from a student last
week, the Student Legislature's
Committee on Student Suggestions
and Complaints has received ten-
tative approval from the Univer-
sity to establish a Student Affairs
Calendar yin a prominent place in
a University building.
The Calendar will take up a,
large bulletin board and will list
the activities of campus approved-
organizations for the entire semes-
While other suggestions are now
being considered, the "Gripes
Committee" will continue its of-
fice hours from 3 to 5 p.m. today,
tomorrow and Thursday to receive
further suggestiolns or complaints.

Math Professor Downs Pool Opponent

Family Eviction from Ford
Gift House Delayed by Court.

The 24th annual Honors Conv
cation, recognizing outstandi
scholastic achievement of appro
mately 1,000 students, will be h
April 25 in Hill Auditorium, Er:
A. Walter, director of the Office
Student Affairs, announced y
Marjorie Hope Nicolson, Engl
Professor in the Columbia Univ
sity graduate school, will be cc
vocation speaker. Miss Nicolsor
a University graduate, havi
earned both her A.B. and A
here. She holds a Ph.D. from Ya
Author of the Conway Lette
she has written several ot]
books, is a contributor to The A
lantichMonthly, and YaleRevie
and has edited many scholar
publications. Miss Nicolson is
the advisory board of the Gugge
heim Memorial Foundation a
was the recipient of a Guggenhe
Fellowship in 1926.

Prof. Harry C. Carver, of the
mathematics .department, his

five student champs, who viewed night, it'll cost Frank Kuenzel
somewhat skeptically their some cues," he said. "I haven't
s chances against the cold pool ta- played since before the war, ex-


Walter Bardell and his eight'in the house ever since. At first
hildren are still sitting tight in they paid no rent. Later a Ford
he Willow Run house which Hen- Motor Co. official came around
y Ford gave to them in 1942. and asked for $20 a month rent,


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