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Social Democrats Are Viwtorious
ui First Free Election Since Hitler

By The Associated Press
BERLIN, Oct. 21-Shattered, hun-
gry Berlin, still looked upon as Ger-
many's political barometer, decisively
rejected Communism in yesterday's
elections but took a stand farther to
the left than in prewar years, com-
plete unofficial returns showed to-
night.
Residents of the one-time capital,
participating in their first free elec-
tions since Adolf Hitler's rise to
power gave the left-of-center Social
Democrats a wide plurality in the
voting for city and borough councils.
Other Parties
The Communist - dominated, Rus-
sian-supported Socialist Unity Party
ran a poor third to the middle-of-
the-road Christian Democrats. The
Liberal Democrats were fourth.
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Activit 111 .S
To Be robed
Committee Orders
Subpoena for Eisler
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 - (P) -
The House Committee on Un-Amer-
ican Activities moved today for a
full-dress investigation of Commun-
ist activities in this country.
It ordered a subpoena for Gerhard
Eisler of New York, identified by
Louis F. Budenz as the director of
Communist activity in the United
States. Eisler has disavowed that
role.
Budenz, former. editor of the Daily
Worker, Communist newspaper, re-
nounced Communism to rejoin the
Catholic Church and now is an eco-
nomics instructor at Fordham Uni-
versity.
Chairman Wood (D., Ga.) said
the date for Eisler's appearance will
be decided later. Rep. Ra'ikin
(D., Miss.) , a committee member,
indicated Eisler may be called about
Nov. 19, the date he said Budenz is
to testify.
"We ae going to the very bottom
of this," Rankin told reporters. "This
is a big thing and there are big peo-
ple involved."
Budenz told reporters in New York
last week that he took orders from
Eisler while editing the Daily Work-
er.
Eisler was to have left the United
States earlier this month for Leipzig
but his exit permit was cancelled just
before his scheduled departure.
Announcement of the decision to
subpoena Eisler followed a day in
which the committee questioned offi-
cials of the Unitarian Service Com-.
mittee, Boston, and inquired into the
Pittsburgh power strike.
V.A. Policies
Are Assailed
By Universities
The Veterans Administration was
criticized yesterday by representa -
tives of seven midwestern universities
who charged that the lack of flexi-
bility in VA directives which prohibit
regional offices from dealing with
local problems is hindering the
work of university veteans service
bureaus.
At a conference of veterans service
bureau representatives here, officials
from Illinois, Minnesota, Northwest-
ern, Ohio State, Chicago, Wisconsin
and Michigan also pointed out to a
VA representative that the failure of
the VA to send their directive to the
schools had frequently resulted in
unnecessary and difficult complica -
tions which worked to the detriment
of the veteran.
Later in the conference, Provost

James P. Adams presented the intro-
ductory remarks for a round table
discussion at which the University
procedures for processing veterans
were explained and compared with
similar functions at other schools.
The conference will continue today
in the Rackham Building with a dis-
cussion of veterans services at other
universities and their relation to the
rest of the university.
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The final figures:
Social Democrats 48.2 percent and
948,851 votes; Christian Democrats
21.7 percent and 432,016 votes; Soc-
ialist Unity 19.3 percent and 383,269
votes; Liberal Democrats 9.1 percent
and 181,875 votes. A small portion of
the vote was invalid.
The results indicated to the Rus-
sians that their favored party had
little chance of winning German-
wide elections which presumably
would be held when the country is
united.
Political observers predicted that
the Russians would let the Socialist
Unity Party slide into oblivion and
would concentrate on a tightly knit
Communist Party.
Allies Pleased
The Western Allies were openly
jubilant about the results, and their
feelings were expressed by the Ger-
man newspaper Kurier, published in
the French zone, which said "Berlin
was not as far East as it seemed to
be.
Approximately 83.9 percent of the
eligible voters participated. The elec-
tion, held under four-power super-
vision, was generally orderly.
The vote was for parties and not
for individuals. The city council will
replace the "Magistrat" (city govern
mnent) installed by the Russians in
May, 1945, when they were the only
power occupying Berlin.
Union Wants
More Student
Office-Seekers
Although 47 petitions were turned
in Saturday for the Oct. 29 campus
elections, there were no candidates
for the position of the Union vice-
president representing the dental
school and only two candidates for
the three senior class offices for the
engineering school. '4
Terrell Whitsitt, chairman of the
election committee, said that stu-
dents desiring to run f)hr these
positions should inquire at the Un-
ion Student Offices before 10 p.m.
today.
Candidates who have already pe-
titioned must submit statements of
their qualifications for publicity pur-
poses tomorrow, Whitsitt said. State-
ments may not exceed 50 words.
Candidates whose eligibility cards
have not been checked must present
them between 3 and 5 p.m. today
in the Union Student Offices.
The election for Union vice-presi-
dents, senior class officers and chair-
men of the class dances will be
conducted by the Student Legisla-
ture.

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Pilo0ts Seeki
Raises; Peatie
Company Offickial
ihnkg of Seizure
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21-Pilots of
Trans World Airline, striking for
higher pay, paralyzed its operations
at home and abroad tonight with no
prospect of an immediate settlement
in sight.
Some 3,000 passengers and tons of
cargo were stranded as the company
was compelled to cancel all fights of
115 planes, including eight now in
foreign countries, for 24 hours after
the sudden walkout. A second 24-
hour cancellation was in prospect
for tomorrow, and others after that.
Jack Frye, TWA president, said
government seizure of the line
"might" le a solution. But no in-
mediate move in that direction was
apparent.
Pickets took up a march in Kansas
City and at LaGuardia Field in New
York. Involved in the strike are 1,400
pilots and co-pilots, members of the
AFL Air Line Pilots Association.
Their earnings now are calculatedj
by the union at $7,600 to $9,100 a
year. The company said they range
as high as $12,598.
The'company said that if the
demands were granted, highest
paid pilots would get $15,300 a year.
The union said its proposals range
from 930.31 to $1,187.43 monthly,
depending upon the flights and
planes a pilot flies.
Passengers and mail ;vee being
diverted to otfier airlines anid to
railroads.
AV C Survey
Is Continued
The campus-wide cost-of-living
survey being conducted by the Amer-
ican Veterans Committee will be con-
tinued through today, Lorne Cook,
chairman of the University chapter
said yesterday.
Due to the immediate response to
the first 1,000 questionnaires cireu-
lated, the AVC decided to poll an ad-
ditional 1,000 veterans in order to
obtain a greater percentage of ac-
curacy in the 'results of the survey.

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VETS TAKE OVER STATE SENATE-One of about 75 World War II veterans who took over the New York
Senate has his say as the group resolved to remain in the upper house meeting place in Albany, N.Y., until
Governor Dewey met their demands to call a special session of the Legislature to deal with the housing'
shortage. The governor was at the Executive Mansion a few blocks away nursing a sore throat. The group

was part of 900 who marched on the capital.
SHADOW BOXING:
Russia Hits American Plan
For Free Bulgarian Elections

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By the Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21-The Agriculture Department announced to-
night that the nation's distilling industry will be granted about 16 per cent
more grain for making whiskey and distilled spirits in October and subse-
quent months until further notice.
It also granted brewers about six per cent more grain and lifted .estric-
tions upon the use of wheat by breakfast food and other food maniu-
facturers.
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NEW DELHI, Oct. 21-Tension hightened in Bombay today as news
spread of attacks on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the northwest fron-
tier country by hostile Moslems and violence erupted in Calcutta as
refugees from eastern Bengal continued io pour into the city.
Three persons were killed and 12 injured in knifing in different
parts of Bombay today, a communique said. Eight persons were wound-
ed, one fatally, when police opened fire on rioters in Calcutta.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21-The Supreme Court declined today to review
a circuit court order that the Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company pay
costs of distributing $25,000,000 in impounded funds to its gas customers.
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JERUSALEM, Oct. 21-Agents -of the Stern Gang, Jewish under-
ground organization, posted leaflets throughout Tel Aviv tonight
threatening death to "every soldier carryingor wearing a gun in Pales-
tine.
The posters also warned of other measures "to combat our British
enemies."
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21-Because Tokyo Rose was a "composite per-
son with at least a dozen voices," The Federal Government dropped its plan
to prosecute Iva Ikuke Toguri on charges of dispensing subversive propa-
ganda in the South Pacific during the war.'
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 21-A broad order lifting price controls from
wheat flour, bread and other bakery products is still under considera-
tion, informed officials said tonight, despite formal rejection today of a

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 - (A') -
Russia sharply rebuffed today an
American plan for Allied action to
insure free elections in Bulgaria, de-
ciaring the plap would constitute
"rude interference" in Bulgarian af-
fairs.
The State Department, obviously
irate, made public an exchange of
mnessages on the development and
served notice it would keep a sharip
eye on the coming elections.
The State Department made public
an exchange of correspondence be-
tween Secretary of State Byrnes and
Kimon Georgiev, president of the Bul-
garian Council of Ministers, and be-
tween Major General Robertson of
the United States and Colonel Gen-
eral Biryusov, both members of the
control commission.
In a letter from Biryusov to Maj.
Gen. Walter M. Robertson, the Soviet
representative declared:
"It should be known to you that
the guarantee of free 'elections is
the prerogative of the Bulgarian gov-
ernment which has done everything
necessary.
'Therefore the discussion of ques-
tions raised by you in the commis-
sion and even more, the taking of any
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N ew 'Seating
Plan Sought
L 4egislature Works for
Better Student Tickets
The Student Legislature an-
nounced yesterday that it is now
working on plans for better stu-
dent football tickets.
In a statement signed by Ray Da-
vis, president, and Bob Taylor, vice-
president, the Legislature said that
athletic authorities have given it
reason to believe that an adjustment
can be made for next fall.
"The impression that the redis-
tribution of upperclass tickets held
by underclassmen is the extent of the
Legislature's interest is mistaken,"
the statement said, adding that sev-
eral of its members 11ave been work-
ing on the problem since the begin-
ning of the semester.
Stating that it concentrated first
on the redistribution because the
situation required immediate ac-
tion, the Legislature said that "the
student body is in a stronger bar-
gaining position now that its own
housg is in order."
ui'Inoeulation Flan
Needs Nurses Aides
The Red Cross has issued an appeal
frn, mvnman who ho ave use's Aidea

kind of measures by the commission
would be in violation of these prerog-
atives and a rude interference in the
internal affairs of Bulgaria."
"On the other hand the commission
cannot consider these questions, as
they do not come under its jurisdic-
tion, as determined by the armistice
agreement with Bulgaria."
Robertson then replied to Biryu-
sov that he disagreed with the lat-
ter's conclusions, and notified him
that he was forwarding them to Sec-
retary Byrnes "with the request that
he take such steps in the circum-
stances as he may consider neces-
sary." ,
U.S. Tropers
Ii ant Terrorists
In German City
STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 21-
(AP)-American constabulary troopers,
equipped with tanks and machine-
guns and aided by German police,
took 55 Germans into custody tonight
in two lightning raids in search of
anti-denazification terrorists who
exploded three bombs here Saturday.
The first raid, lasting two hours in
an area four blocks square, netted 30
suspects.
The second raid was directed
against residentsof air raid bunkers
in another section of this war-dam-
aged city.
Meanwhile, an American security
official here disclosed that six an-
munition caches, buried by the Nazis
in the closing stages of the war, had
been uncovered in southern Ger-
many. He added that thy had no ap-
parent connection with the bombing.

U Legislature
Needs Students
ToFill Gatps
Petitions for membership on the
Student Legislatire will be due Oct.
29.
Candidates will be required to sub-
mit eligibility cards, statements of
qualifications and policy in 100 words
or less and to pay a registration fee
of $1 when they turn in their peti-
tions. One hundred and fifty signa-
tures will be required for each peti-
tion.
Terrell Whitsitt, election commit-
tee chairman, said last night that
students may sign more than one pe-
tition.
The number of legislators to be
chosen will depend on the ratification
of the amendment on which the stu-
dent body will vote Oct. 29.
The amendment provides that one
legislator will be chosen for every 800
students and one for every vacancy
that has occured since the last elec-
tion. Assuming a registration of 18,-
100 for the next semester, this would
mean that 26 legislators would be
chosen this fall and 23 more in the
spring semester.
Under the present system the size
of the Legislature is set at one legis-
lator for every 400 students and
enough legislators are chosen each se-
mester to bring the Legislature up to
full size. If the amendment is not
ratified, therefore, 30 legislators will
be elected this semester and 15 more
in the next election.
Russian Shooting of U.S.
Civilian Is Protested
BERLIN, Oct. 21-(AP)--American
Military Government officials tonight
awaited a reply to a sharp protest
sent to Russia authorities over the
fatal shooting yesterday of an Ameri-
can civilian by Russian military po-
lice.

Lewis Says
Government
Broke Pact
Sec. Krug Denies
Lewis' Charges
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON Oct. 21-A new
coal strike became a possibility to-
night as John L. Lewis charged the
government, now operating the
mines, with breach of contract, and
sought new negotiations on wages,
hours and other items.
Secretary of the Interior J. A.
Krug, under whose jurisdiction the
mines are operated, flatly denied
Lewis' charges and said he had no
desire to re-open the contract.
In his statement issued at Amar-
illo, Tex., Krug said that since Lewis
and the United Workers have prided
themselves on living up to binding
contracts "I have confidence that
this contract will stand, for the pe-
riod of government operation." Re-
opening the negotiations, Krug de-
clared, would tend to prolong the
period of government operation.
The charge of contract violation,
believed to be the first such accusa-
tion ever leveled by a union against
the Government as the operator of
seized properties, arose from inter-
pretations of the existing pact. Lewis
said the Government's interpreta-
tions had cost his United Mine Work-
ers "millions of dollars."
Unless the Government, which ,
has been operating the mines
since last spring's strike, agrees to
a new contract a new walkout
could start Nov. 20.
Citing "significant changes in gov-
ernment wage policy," Lewis, recov-
ered from his appendicitis operation,
asked a conference with Secretary
of the Interior Krug and Krug's ne-
gotiators here Nov. 1 to negotiate
"new arrangements affecting wages,
hours, rules, practices, differentials,
inequalities and all other pertinent
matters."
The Krug-Lewis contract of May
29, which ended the last strike, pro-
vided, Lewis said, that either party
could reopen it by giving ten days'
notice of a new negotiating confer-
ence. And Lewis, added, 15 days after
that date (Nov. 1) either party can
terminate the contract after five ad-
ditional days.
The miners traditionally do not
work without a contract. Thus the
way would be open for another
walkout unless a'new agreement is
reached before then.
Lewis' notice to Krug did not speci-
fy what wage and hour changes he
seeks. In this he followed the strate-
gy which he pursued in starting his
last negotiations with the coal op-
erators, where his chiefhemphasis
was upon a demand for a health and
welfare fund to be financed by the
mine owners.
VU'Residences
Prepare for
Homecoming
Much hush-hush and undercover
work is enveloping all campus resi-
dences this week as hard-pressed
committees labor in secluded base-
ment rooms making Homecoming
house displays, each of which must
be the biggest and best ever seen on
the Michigan campus.
Upstairs, other committee mem-
bers are working out slogans for

banners and planning effigies which
will be used in the pep rally Friday
night. The effigies will be burned at
Ferry Field on the bonfire which
promises to be the biggest ever built
for a Michigan pep rally.
The rally will be organized at
7:30 p.m. on the steps of the Union
and will proceed from there to Fer-
ry Field for a program of singing
cheering and speeches by prominent
Michigan personalities.
House displays have long been a
traditional part of Michigan Home-
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GERMS AWAY!
'Brave' Stockwell Coeds
Will Be First to Get Stuck'

Proving again the fortitude of the
female, between 500 and 600 Stock-
well coeds will bare their arms to-
night to receive the first vaccina-
tions in the Health Service's drive
for 100 per cent immunization
against influenzaof University stu-
dents, faculty and personnel.
Vaccinating stations will be set
up in the Stockwell dining hall. The
innoculations should be completed
by 9:30 p.m., according to Dr. Mar-
garet Ball, acting director of Health
Service.
Data cards which will be carried,
during the vaccination proceedings
are at the dormitories and will be
m aicr ,htpr h.rfli h s-- -~rne

ens or eggs, will be checked before
the person is vaccinated.kDr. Bue-
naventura Jiminez, an allergy spe-
cialist will be on hand throughout
the proceedings tonight.
Discussing possible reactions, Dr.
Bell pointed out that, acting like any
other vaccine, the influenza A and
B vaccine may cause reactions in
from 10 to 15 per cent of the cases.
Reactions may be local-a sore
arm, or systemic-a little chilliness
and aching and perhaps a slight
temperature. All that is necessary
she said, is to "take it easy" and
take two aspirin tablets every four
hours. Reactions should occur with-
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