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LVII, No. 100



'ruman Tells

Armed Force
Merger Plan
Asks Single Head
For All Services
by The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26=Pres
ident Truman laid before Congress
today his plan for unification of
the nation's armed forces, calling
for the creation of a national de-
fense establishment headed by a
civilian secretary with cabinet
ine Seretary
All three branches of the armed
forces-Army, Navy and Air -
would come under the $15,000-a-
year secretary of national defense.
All would be administered as
individual units, however, al-
though their respective secretar-
ies would not hold cabinet rank.
The proposed act specifically
provides thatethe Navy Depart-
ment shall comprise "the entire
operating forces of the United
States Navy including naval avia-
DETROIT, Feb. 26-(R)-A five-
alarm fire burned out an East Side.
manufacturing plant tonight and
for a time endangered a nearby
gas plant.
Firemen said however that there
was little chance the flames would
spread, although they were still
battling to bring the blaze under
The fire, of unknown origin,
started in the three-story plant of
the Premier Products Co., makers
of cotton pads and bedding. Huge
clouds of smoke billowed from the
building, and firemen said it would
take some time to extinguish the
slow-burning mattresses.
The nearby Acetogen Gas Co.
was reported out of danger. No es-
timate of damage was available.
tion," as well as the U. S. Marine
Bitter Dispute... ....
Thus the president proposed to
settle the bitter dispute ,over dis-
w position of the Navy's air support,
which Navy advocates have vigor-
ously insisted should remain in
the Navy.
The chairmen of the two Senate
committees which hope to obtain
jurisdiction over the ill both
promised speedy hearings.
Jazz Concert
Will Be tGien
Tuesday Night
According to press reports from
former national tours, Norman
Granz' 'Jazz at the Philharmonic,"
to be presented at 8 p.m. Tuesday
in Hill Auditorium, stands out well
as an overwhelming success.
The group of nine nationally fa-
mous artists has played at most
of the major concert halls across
the country and succeeded in cre-
ating a small riot when they per-
formed in the classically austere
Carnegie Hall in New York.
The Chicago Herald American
review said, "a milling crowd, po-
licemen and attendants shouting
'Sold Out' one half hour after the
start of a concert is a strange
sight at any musical event in Chi-
Not content with spreading the
fame of true American music on
their own continent, Granz has re-

ceived and accepted many offers
from abroad. He looks on foreign
engagements as an opportunity to
"remove jazz from the aura of dis-
dain and scorn and to elevate it to
its proper position as one of
America's finest contributions to
the culture of the world."
Ticket sales are continuing in
the League and the Union, in Uni-
versity Hall and record stores. The
ticket price is the lowest in Granz'
history, members of the Student
Legislature Varsity Committee,
sponsors of the non-profit concert,
Vets' Survey
Will Continue
The distribution of subsistence
questionnaires will be continued
on campus today by the continua-
tions committee of the Student
Veterans Conference-

Student Legislature Asks
Suggestions for Project
Profits on Social Activities Will Be Used
To Purchase New Campus Equipment
The Student Legislature last night called on the student body to
make suggestions for a campus project which would be financed by
Legislature funds.
Makes Profit
Pointing out that the Legislature is able to make a profit on such
activities as the Homecoming Dance and the forthcoming jazz con-
cert, the group delegated its Gripes Committee to hear student sug-
gestions for such purchases as a public address system or permanent
decorations for dances at the Intramural :Building.
The Gripes Committee holds office hours from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Thursday weekly in the

Death' Comes
To Elizabeth
Smith at 59
Was Student Advisor,
Friend for 17 Years
Death ended last night the long
career of Miss Elizabeth A. Smith,
student consultant, advisor and
friend for 17 years"in the Office of
Student Affairs.
Miss Smith, who lived at 1133
Birk, died at University Hospital
at 7:30 p.m. following a brief ill-
ness. Funeral services will be held
at 5 p.m. Friday at the Muehlig
Funeral Chapel.
Born March 9, 1888 in Swansea,
Wales, Miss Smith entered the
Dean of Students Office in 1930.
In charge of student employment
and loans, she assisted thousands
of students as receptionist and ad-
Rev. Chester H. Loucks of the
First Baptist Church will conduct
funeral services. Pallbearers will
be University secretary Herbert G.
Watkins, Prof. Fred B. Wahl, Wal-
ter B. Rea, Prof. Axel Marin, Har-
old S. Anderson and Woodrow W.
Erich A. Walter, director of the
Officeof Student Affairs, said last
night that "Miss Elizabeth Smith's
death has taken from the Univer-
sity community and particularly
from the Office of Student Affairs,
a loyal staff member and one who
gave herself completely to her
"Miss Smith loved to help stu-
dents. She had a warm personality
that found great satisfaction in
doing kind things for others.
"Thousands of our alumni will
remember her as the friendly,
cheerful lady in Dean Bursley's of-
fice who not only found them part-
time employment or helped them
arrange a loan, but who also gave
them encouragement when they
really needed it."
Miss Smith is survived by her
sister, Edith J. Smith, budget as-
sistant in the Provost's office, and
by several 'ieces and nephews.
Power Set-up
To Be Studied
At a meeting last night of the
Willow Village Chapter of the
American Veterans Committee, a
fact-finding committee was ap-
pointed to study the electric power
situation in the Village.
Nominations for chapter offi-
cers were also made. They are:
Walt Hoffman, chairman; Gayle
Thompson and Jerry McCroskey,
vice-chairmen; Charles Blackmar
secretary; Carroll Barber, treas-
Further nominations will be
made at the next meeting.
The following nominations were
made for the Executive Council,
which will include three members:
Jim Reis, Allan Weaver, Ollie
Lyon, Dick Eickbauer, Cleve
Mathews, George Mutnick and Eu-
gene Volinsky.

The Legislature was unable to
vote on issues like the controversial
party system question because it
lacked a quorum. Attributing ab-
sences to fraternity and sorority
rushing parties, the members pres-
ent voted for a special meeting
Wednesday to deal with election
Election Planned
An election for new Legislature
members, as well as student mem-
bers of the Board in Control of
Inter-Collegiate Athletics, will be
held March 18 and 19.
An election for class officers in
the forestry, music, architecture
and business administration
schools, tentatively scheduled for
March 5, was cancelled because
these schools agreed to hold their
own elections with Legislature
help. Harvey Weisbeg and Jim
Brieske head the election commit-
Illegal Solicitors
Referring to cases in which so-
licitors have taken money from
students for engraved stationery
and similar articles which were
never delivered, Paul Harrison,
chairman of the Campus Commit-
tee, reported that a system provid-
ing for recognition of representa-
tives of accredited companies is
being considered. Tentative plans
call for the issuance of cards cer-
tifying that the solicitor's creden-
tials have been checked by the
An eight week leave of absence
was granted to Archie Parsons.
Parsons' resignation from the Stu-
dent Affairs Committee and the
chairmanships of the Interna-
tional and Daily Survey Commit-
tees was also accepted.
Russia Okays
U.S. Request
Trusteeship Asked of
Jap-Mandated Islands
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Feb. 26-
I'- The United States won
speedy Russian endorsement to-
night on its request for immedi-
ate American trusteeship over the
strategic Japanese-mandated is-
lands of the Western Pacific where
Japan mounted her attack on Pearl
Harbor, Guam and Wake.
The quick Russian approval and
informal expressions from other
members of the United Nations
Security Council indicated that
the United States would gain
eventual approval of its request.
The Council however, adjourned
further action on it until March 7
so the delegates could consult their
Warren R. Austin, United States
representative to the United Na-
tions, formally laid this country's
proposed trusteeship agreement,
announced by President Truman
last November 6, before the Coun-
cil with a request for action now.
Andrei A. Gromyko, Soviet dele-
gate, spoke briefly to record Rus-
sia's approval of the principles and
main terms involved in the United
States proposal. HFe submitited
three amendments to the agree-
ment but they apparently would
make no vital change in the U. S.

MICHIGAN COMMITTEE-Members of the 1947 Michigras committee make plans for the tradition-
.al spring carnival. .Seated from left to right they are: Jack Harlan, Betty Hahneman, Collee Ide,
Allan Farnsworth, Jo Osgood, and Rae Keller. S anding from left to right are: Chuck Bailie, Mer-
lin Townley, Loyal Jodar, Betty Eaton, Gwen Sp erlich, Bob Olshefsky, Jerry Gaffney, and Keith


* * *

* * *

Crime in U.S.
To Be Subject
Of Purvis Talk
Col. Melvin Purvis, former spe-
cial agent of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation and, more recently,
Deputy Director of War Crimes for
the Office of the Judge Advocate
General, will speak at 8:30 p.m.
today in Hill Auditorium under
the auspices of the Oratorical As-
Col. Purvis' topic will be "Can
We Lessen Crime in the United
States?" He will discuss penal, pa-
role and prison systems, immigra-
tion laws, police departments and
the problems pertaining to youth-
ful delinquents.
While with the FBI in Chicago,
Col. Purvis directed the forces that
put an end to the Dillinger gang.
In January, 1942', he entered the
Army where he served in the Pro-
vost Marshall General's Depart-
ment as assistant executive offi-
cer, head of control division, di-
rector of the officer candidate and
enlisted men's schools and finally
deputy provost marshall general in
the North African theatre.
As Deputy Director of War
Crimes, Col. Purvis supervised the
investigation and apprehension of
war criminals in Europe.
Col. Purvis is the author of
"American Agent" and "Under Se-
cret Orders."
Tickets for the lecture will be on
sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
from 2 to 8:30 p.m. today at the
Hill Auditorium box office.

Michigras Date Announced;
Committees Seek Volunteers

Senate Slashes
Truman Budgel
By Four Bllo
Rejects Major Cuts on Army,. Na
House Will Refuse Figure --KnutF
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26-Tacitly rejecting any major cu
the Army and Navy, the Senate voted 51 to 33 today to slash $4
000,000 off President Truman's $37,500,000,000 budget for the
starting July 1.
Critical Juncture
This compares with a $6,000,000,000 cut already approved l
House. The House action had led to cries that the Army and
might be crippled at a critical juncture in world affairs.
Chairman Knutson (Rep.-Minn.) of the House Ways and I
Committee told a reporter after the Senate vote that the cutbt
only $4,500,000,000 would throw '
overboard his bill for a 20 per cent
across-the-board slash in indivi- G reen VoiceS
dual income taxes, reducing the
figure to 10 percent. *Z
He quickly added, however, that u osition t<
"The House will never accept" the
Senate figure.ILabor Laws
National ebt
Still pending in the Senate as WASHINGTON, Feb. 26-
Knutson spoke was a proposal by AFL President William
Senator Knowland (Rep.-Calif.) shouted today under hot
to require that $3,000,000,000 of heavy questioning by Repu
any government surplus be applied congressmen that he was "w;
to the national debt. for Congress to assure free
Senator Taft (Rep.-Ohio) pro- for, employers and to have u
posed to cut Knowland's debt re- register and file financial r
tirement figure to $1,000,000,000, The pink-cheeked 73-ye
leaving room for a $3,500,000,000 Green, appearing before the
tax reduction if revenues come in Labor Committee, continu
as expected. oppose nearly all of the labc
Senator Green (Rep.-R.I.) went islation before Congress.-
the other way with a proposed He insisted that Congress
amendment to apply all of the
budget saving to the debt.
All those proposas remained to BIL T
be voted on when the Senate quitf SbIgip
for the night. SEOUL, Feb. ?27-(P)-K<
Spending Ceiling sources reported today
As for the ceiling on spending, Unitedroops tatesxchanged shots fc
Chairman Taft (Rep.-Ohio) of hours without casalties 7,
the Senate Republican Policy com- day along their denarcatici
mittee predicted to a reporter that in Central Korea, but Ame
aSenate-House Compromising Intelligence Authorities ce
Committee eventually will arrive the account "highly ea.
at a figure of $5,000,000,000 or e"
slightly more as the overall pledge The Korean version
for reducing expenditures. Russians and 11 Amerins
This would put Congress on at each other from 10a.
record as promising-if it doesn't midnight, during 'which
change its mind later when indi- Soviet fighter planes app
vidual appropriations bills are briefly over the area.
voted-to hold government costs The intelligence version
to about' 85 per cent of the level U. S. border patrol troops
Mr. Truman previously had de- dispatched to Paekehon, a
scribed as bedrock, two miles inside the demare
The Senate's vote for the $4,500- line to Investigate a report
000,000 cut represented a victory seven Russians were firing
for the armed services, which had into the town.
contended that the larger savings The Americans reported
promised by the House would cut saw two Russians hurriedly
so deeply into Army and Navy ing the town as the patro
funds as to make them ineffective proached but no 'Russians
for national defense and to sup- found in Paekhon.
port American foreign policy.
out of jurisdictionl1strikes

The 1947 Michigras, traditional
Michigan spring carnival spon-
sored by the Women's Athletic As-
sociation and the Union, will be
presented April 25 and 26 in Yost
Field House.
According to Collee Ide and Al-
Ian Farnsworth, general co-chair-
men, committees are being formed
this week to begin work on the
carnival. Lists of volunteers from
each residence should be turned in
by Saturday to Jean Brown's box
in the League Undergraduate Of-.
Tice or to Farnsworth at the Un-
ion Student Offices.
First Preference
Students may sign up for pub-
licity (including stunts and pos-
ters), booths, tickets, programs,
parade, decorations, patrons, con-
cessions and prizes. Those sign-
ing up first will be given prefer-
ence in appointing committee
members, in case the number of
people preferring any committee
exceeds the number needed.
World INeas
By The Associated Press
LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Feb. 26
-United Nations officials greeted
warmly today the nomination of
Warren R. Austin, United States
Representative to the United Na-
tions, as this country's member of
the important UN Commission
which will work out a program for
the reduction and control of "con-
ventional" arms.
CHICAGO, Feb. 26 - Rep.
Jesse Wolcott (Rep., Mich.)
served notice today he would
seek repeal of the Veterans
Emergency Housing Act of 1946.
LONDON, Feb. 26-British rep-
resentatives at Lake Success, N.Y.,
are investigating the possibility of
whether a special session of the
United Nations General Assembly
can be called to consider the Pal-
estine problem, a government
source said today.
White House today called "most
unfortunate and misleading" the
publication of the debate on
Palestine in the British House of
Commons yesterday.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26--Open
hearings on confirmation of David
E. Lilienthal as Chairman of the
Atomic Energy Commission came
to a halt today with release of a
telegraphic report that his actions
as a member of the Wisconsin
Public Service Commission were
"wholly honorable."

Any campus group may sponsor
a booth, and each should submit
its plans for the type of booth de-
sired to Miss Ide of FarnsworthI
by March 10. Groups may spon-
sor games, contests, side shows, or
refreshnent booths. An estimate1
of the cost should accompany each
application, as well as a second
choice of activity to be sponsored.
Penny Pitching
Types of booths which have
been included in former Michigras1
carnivals include penny pitching,j
weight guessing, ice cream, candied
apples, turtle derby, *and house of
horrors. Prizes will be awarded toi
the booth with the best decora-1
tions, to. the one taking in thea
largest number of tickets, and to
the booth taking in the greatest'
amount of money.,
Members of the Michigras com-
mittee are Betty Hahneman and
Jack Harlan, publicity; Jerry Gaff-
ney and Keith Jornan, booths.;
Gwen Sperlich arid oug Parker,
programs; Rae Keller and Chuck
Bailie, parade; Betty Eaton and1
Merlin Townley, tickets; Lucille
Sheetz and Bob Olshefsky, prizes;
Duane Heilbronn, concessions;A
and Louise Markhas, assistant
concessions; Jo Osgood, secretaryj
and patrons; and Loyal Jodar,
37 Engineers
Earn All'A's
Contradicting the famous song
about engineers at Georgia Tech,
37 students in the engineering col-
lege received all "A"s last term, it
was announced yesterday.
The following engineering stu-
dents achieved all "A"s last term:
Anderson, Gordon R.; Andreasen,
Robert R.; Avery, James P.;
Bouwer, Sidney C.; Clark, John A.;
De Graaf, Donald E.; Eubank,
Samuel B.; Fox, John A.; Frey,
Donald N.; Fries, John H.
Gerbstadt, George F.; Gibbs,
James M.; Hamme, Richard N.;
Hindes, John W.; Holland, Thomas
K.; Howell, John S.; Hutchinson,
Edward R.; Inglis, David; Lambe,
John J.; Lee, Robert C.
Lipstein, Norman H.; Miller,
Edward M.; Morrison, Howard R.;
Morrison, John H.; Paivinen, John
O.; Papenguth, Loren R.; Peter-
son, Frederick J.; Porter, Charles
F.; Sanders, Carl W.; Sharpe,
Charles B.
Sheets, Ted C.; Shively, Ralph
L.; Ure, Roland W.; Vigor, Charles
W.: Wagner, Richard E.; Wahr,
John C.; and Whitmyer, Frank H.


French Film
o Be Shown
"The Baker's Wife", French film
with English titles, will be shown
at 8:30 p.m. today, tomorrow and
Saturday at the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre.
Presented under the joint spon-
sorship of the Inter-Cooperative
Council and the Art Cinema
League, the film is the first step
in the drive to raise funds for the
purchase of a new cooperative
house to accommodate men stu-
dents displaced by the loss of
Michigan House.
Tickets for the film may be pur -
chased after 2 p.m. today at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre box-
Cook Renominated
The. Campus Chapter of the
AVC last night nominated Loe
Cook to serve another term as
chairman of the Committee.
Other members nominated for

Douglas Made
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26-")-
Lewis W. Douglas, who once broke
spectacularly with the new deal
but later held wartime posts un-
der Franklin D. Roosevelt, was
chosen by President Truman to-
day to be Ambassador to Great
Mr. Truman thereby capped a
long list of publi coffices in which
Douglas, 52-year-old Arizonian,
has already served..
Douglas has been: A soldier in
France in the First World War,
a state legislator, member of Con-
gress, director of the federal bud-'
get, a lend-lease expediter in Lon-
don in the second World War, and
Deputy War Shipping' Adminis-
He also took a two-year turn
(1938-39) as vice-chancellor of
Canada's McG ill University,
where he had a close-up oppor-
tunity for studying the British
Commonwealth, and s now presi-
dent of the Mutual Life Insur-
ance Company in New York.

ing: "You can't outlaw them.
impossible. Listen to me!"
Here's what he conceded ur
relentless questioning by I
Hoffman (Rep., Mich.), after
ing again and again he had no
gestions for legislation:
"Now wait! I'm willing
the Wagner Act be changed
that the employer can engag
free speech." (The Act now
an employer can put his sid(
any question before his emplo
but not in any way that invc
coercion or threats of repri
Employers have often said
ministrative rulings under
clause have deprived them of
Portal Pay .Bl
Sent to Housc
WASHINGTON, Feb, 26--1
A measure outlawing virtually
portal-to-portal pay suits was
to the House floor today for
hours of debate tomorrow
probable approval on Friday.
The bill would give emplo
the right to claim they actec
"good faith" as a legitimate
fense in suits brought under
wage and hlours laws.
Portal pay claims amountin
$5,785,000 000 a re now pendin3
the courts anid the Republ'
leadership on. Capitol Hill has
en a high priority to the leg
tion. Any delay is expected
stem from differences between
House and Senate on the fori
the ban on collections.
British Vets May

Former Decorator Outlines
Ways To Brighten Apartment
If you are lucky enough to have approached from a different angle,
found a room in crowded Ann Ar- the basic steps are the same, Price
bor, Charles Price, former inte- said. "Starting with two basic
rior decorator with a Detroit firm, colors, the student can work from
has some suggestions to make it there with color accents," the for-
more homelike. mer decorator declared.
Price, a junior in the literary "If you can't do anything else, a
college, has transformed his tiny few yards of bright-colored mate-

Local Restaurants Get Seal of Approval,

Local restaurants got a clean
bill of health, with reservations,
yesterday from Ann Arbor Res-
taurant Inspector Gilbert W. Cas-
well who reported on the inspec-
tion he has been conducting since

out should be more conscious of
sanitary standards in the restaur-
ants they patronize, as much of
the job enforcement is up to the
patrons themselves," Caswell de-
He added that students who

Caswell declared that most lo-
cal eating places are free of
roaches, but added that "fumi-
gating one restaurant at a time
does little to solve the rat-con-
trol problem. A city-wide rat

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