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VOL. LVII, No. 75



'46 Ford
Given To
The tables were turned on San-
ta yesterday afternoon, when Wal-
ter "Sparkie" Harrison, 61 year
old Negro porter, was presented
with a new 1946 Ford as a Christ-
mas present from Sigma Chi in
token of his twenty years of serv-
ice to the fraternity.
"Sparkle" was taken complete-
ly by surrise when the presen-
tation was made during the an-
nual Sigma Chi Christmas party.
As is his yearly custom, he had
donned his red suit and whiskers
and was playing Santa Claus for
the nineteen small Negro children
who were the honored guests.
After he had given out the last
present, Sparkie was led out on
the front lawn to see his gleaming
new car which was adorned by a
huge red bow. He was given the
keys by Gordon Mackenzie, who
had charge of financing the proj-
Money for the car was raised by
contributions from both the chap-
ter members on campus-and from
several hundred Sigma Chi Alum-,
ni who knew Sparkle while en-
rolled at Michigan.
Sparkie was speechless when he
first saw the car, but he later
agreed that it was a great im-
provement over the old one, a bat-
tered wreck with which he has{
been hauling boys, boxes and bag-
gage for over nine years.
"Of course, I can't hit any'
bread trucks with this car," he
Lynching Guilt
Still Not Fixed
ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 19-P)--A
federal grand jury reported today
after a three weeks' investigation
inability to establish the identity
of any persons guilty of partici-
pating in the mass lynching of
four Negroes in nearby Walton
county last July 25.
Receiving the report, U.S. Judge
T. Hoyt Davis refused to discharge
the jury but ruled it would be
recessed "subject to recall."
The victims of the lynching
were Roger Malcolm and his wife
and George Dorsey and his wife.
The brutal crime was followed by
offers of rewards for the arrest
and conviction of the mob mem-
bes which now total more than
In a carefully phrased state-
ment, the jury said it had center-
ed its attention "on establishing
the identity of individuals," con-
nected with the slayings near
Monroe, about 40 miles east of
The prolonged investigation be-
gan Dec. 3, and went forward with
daily interrogation of witnesses
until approximately 100 had told
what they knew-or didn't know
-about the bloody massacre at
Apalachee Bridge.
VA Requires
Pay Reports
Vets Must File

Earnings List
Student veterans who take jobs
during the Christmas holidays will
have to report their earnings to
the Veterans Administration un-
der a recent VA ruling, Robert S.
Waldrop, director of the Veterans
Service Bureau pointed out yes-
Since student veterans are still
enrolled in the University, their
Christmas-time earnings will have
to be reported just like those of
any part-time job, Waldrop said.
Only those veterans who now hold
jobs and who are 'working over-
Ume during the holidays will be
exempt from reporting their ad-
ditional income.
Waldrop's statement came in
contradiction to rumors that in-
come from holidays jobs would
not have to be reported to the
Post Office

Producers Agree

To Negotiate

INew Coal Contract with Lewis;
Bilbo Denies Narcotics Chargex
Four Testify . .Action May Be
He Procured Sec urityCouncilVotes Taken Before

HOUSETOP MINISTER-Rev. William Hainsworth, of Dexter, makes one of his rooftop speeches
in a nationwide tour which he plans to resume in January with a possible appearance in Ann Arbor.

World News
*By Te Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19- Pres-
ident Truman named nine civil-
ians today to study universal mili-
tary training in the apparent hope
of finding a plan acceptable to
critics of the proposal.
His surprise move appeared to
indicate he is by no means com-
mitted to the plan already advan-
ced by the War Department. This
calls for six months of basic train-
ing for every youth upon reaching
the age of 18, followed by an ad-
ditional six months of other mili-
tary training.
President Truman acted today
to speed immigration of refu-
gees into the United States by
ordering four ships to Europe
to provide transportation for
thousands waiting at ports.
*, ,
ATLANTA, Dec. 19- Georgia's;
colorful, "white supremacy" gov-
ernor-elect, Eugene Talmadge, lay
tonight in near-critical condition
from a recuring stomach ailment.
NEW YORK, Dec 19-A vast
drug traffic with key centers in
East Harlem and several large
American cities issbeing con-
ducted by members of a young
Mafia, or black hand group, Col.
- Garland H. Williams, District
Federal Bureau of Narcotics sup-
ervisor, said today.
Students Take
Long Holiday
Registration for New
Term Begins Feb. 5
"See you next year!" will be
the parting cry of 18,848 holiday-
bound students departing today
for the longest Christmas vaca-
tion in four years. mindful of the
fact that classes will be resumed
on Mon., Jan. 6, 1947.
Two weeks' grace in the new
year will be allotted students be-
fore blue books replace text books
for the final examination period
beginning M'on., Jan. 20, and end-
ing Friday., Jan. 31.
Registration for the spring se-
mester will be held from Wed.,
Feb. 5, through Sat., Feb. 8. The
Registrar's Office is not yet able
to report the distribution dates
for the new time schedules, which
were still in the hands of the
printer yesterday.
The spring semester will begin
Mon., Feb. 10.
VO Prolongs
Petition Drive
William Haydon, president of
the University of Michigan Vet-
erans Organization, announced
that the circulation of the peti-
tions on increased subsistence will
be extended through today.
The petitions will be available
to all veterans today at the Un-
ion, on the Diag. and in the VO
office in Lane Hall.
The petition drive is part of a
nation-wide campaign to increase
the subsistence from $65 to $99
for single vets and from $90 to
$125 for married vets.

Rooftop Minister Plans New
Nationwide Preaching Tour
The housetop minister, Rev. William Hainsworth, is planning an-
other national tour with a possible Ann Arbor appearance in Janu-
Rev. Hainsworth recently left his duties as pastor of Webster
Congregational Church, near Dexter, to heed the advice in St. Mat-
thew: "What ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops."
In a 2,700-mile tour that included Indianapolis, Cincinnati,
Shreveport, St. Louis and six other cities, Rev. Hainsworth climbed

atop the theatre marquees and off
for practical religion to meet the th
Gova. Warren
Will Not Run
For President
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19-(P)-
Gov. Earl Warren of California
added his name once more today
to the list of Republicans who say
they are not candidates now for
the GOP Presidential nomination.
His reiteration at a news con-
ference in California increased the
list to four as against only one
avowed candidacy, that of Harold
E. Stassen of Minnesota.
The other three on the "don't
count me in now" roster are Gov.
Thomas E. Dewey of New York.
and Senators Arthur H. Vanden-
berg of Michigan and Robert A.
Taft of Ohio.
A Dewey-Warren ticket for 1948
has been much talked ,about in
early speculation. Those who sug-
gest such a ticket say it would pro-
vide an east-west balance of two
big electoral vote states.
They point to Dewey's record
plurality in his recent reelection
victory, and Warren's winning a
second gubernatorial term after
taking both major party nomina-
tions in the primaries.
Grad Faces
Chilly Nights
It's going to be a cold night in
Ann Arbor tonight for Edgar Web-
er, grad student at the Univer-
Somebody swiped his tan camel
hair overcoat in the League last
night and Weber who has just
spent a week in the Health Ser-
vice recovering from a bad cold,
is regarding the oncoming Christ-
mas vacation with misgivings.
"They didn't even leave me a
new one," he says.
Weber is offering a reward and
can be reached at 822 Oakland,
phone 2-3872.

fice buildings to deliver his appeal
reat of the atomic bomb.
Sensational Method
Although admitting that his
method is somewhat sensational,c
Rev. Hainsworth believes that
dramatization of his message pro-t
vokes more thought by his hearers.1
Deep thought-and action-arec
needed, he believes, because this is1
"the most dangerous period3
through which mankind has ever
passed. If we make a mistake this
time, it will be the last mistake
we'll ever have a chance to make."
Golden Rule
Rev. Hainsworth's answer to the
dilemma is "practical application
of the Golden Ruleand the Great
"We should really try religion,"
he says, and in answer his critics
he replies, "You give me some
other plan."
On his next tour, Rev. Hains-
worth plans to go "to any city
where I'm requested to speak." Be-
cause of the cold weather, he is
planning to limit his rooftop
speeches to five minutes, reserving
enlargements on his subjects for
indoor meetings.
Poll Reveals
Villagre Gripes
}ood, orins Are
Center of Criticism
Complaints of Willow Village
residents in reply to a question-
naire recently circulated by the
Willow Run AVC chapter centered
mainly an eating and living ac-
commodations at the Village, the
chapter revealed yesterday.
The "gripes," which will be pre-
sented to the Veteran's University
Council, included criticism by 65
per cent of those questioned of
the quality and preparation of the
food at the West Lodge Cafeteria,
as well as high prices and unsani-
tary conditions.
This is the last Daily of 1946.
Publication will be resumed
Jan. 7. Merry Christmas!

Drug Permits
Accusations Branded
As 'Lies' by Senator
By The Associated Press
story of ten $100 bills sent to Sen.'
Theodore G. Bilbo by a man want-
ing his help in getting narcotics
was related to Senate investiga-
tors tonight and brought an imme-
diate denial from the Mississippi
Bilbo also branded as "lies" or
"hallucinations" the charges that
he profited from relations with
war contractors. These charges
led to the inquiry by the Senate'
War Investigating Committee.
The matter of the narcotics
came out piecemeal from four sep-
arati witnesses whose testimony
conflicted at points. They were:
Edward Terry, Bilbo's former
secretary. He said that Dr. A.
J. Podesta, Vicksburg, Miss.,
told him he gave Bilbo $1,500
for a Natchez, Miss., man who
wanted a permit for daily doses
of narcotics.
Dr. Henry J. Anslinger, federal
commissioner of narcotics, testi-
fied Bilbo called him to his office
on Oct. 11, 1945, about a letter
from Podesta with accompanying
certificates that a Harry Carr of
Natchez required a regular supply
of drugs.
Harry Holt, special agent for
the Treasury, testified that Terry
had informed the Treasury of the
alleged payments and he (Holt)
had investigated. He said that on
April 30, 1946, he interviewed Po-
desta at Vicksburg.
Podesta told him, Holt relat-'
ed, that he sent the certificate
to Bilbo and had Anslinger's of-
fice later approved narcotics for
Carr, who was described as a
sufferer from asthma and other
ailments and as a long-time
user of narcotics. Holt quoted
Podesta as saying that still lat-
er Carr told him he wanted to
"do something" for Bilbo, so
the physician suggested a con-
tribution for Bilbo's Juniper
Grove Baptist Church project.
Holt said that the ne:t day he
interviewed in Natchez a man
whom he called John Carr and
got this account:
He had sought the narcotics
permit through Podesta and Bil-
bo and in December, 1945, made a
payment to Podesta.
4,000 Voters
Approximately 4,000 registered
voters signed FEPC petitions in
Washtenaw County, George An-
tonofsky, chairman of the Campus
FEPC Coordinating Council, an-
nounced yesterday.
The city of Ann Arbor ranked
third to Detroit and Flint in the
state-wide campaign for Fair Em-
ployment Practices Commission
legislation, he said.
Members of organizations ac-
tively participating in the drive
succeeded in securing a large
number of signatures from citi-
zens of Washtenaw County local-
ities which seldom subscribed to
liberal causes in the past, An-
tonofsky declared.

Balkan Investigation
Commission Will Be Sent To Probe Border
Violations Involving Greece, Neighbors
LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Dec. 19-(A)-The United Nations Secur-
ity Council voted tonight to send a commission to the Balkans to in-
vestigate alleged border violations involving Greece and her neighbors..
The Council decided to limit the scope of the investigation to
"Northern Greece and in such places in other parts of Greece, in Al-
bania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia as the commission considers should
be included in its investigations."
Britain Abstains
Egypt and Britain abstained in the voting on the scope of the
investigation, for which the other nine members all voted.
However, this particular phase;:
of the deliberations was proce-
dural, and Britain's abstention didRevolutonary
no o siueavt.Soviet delegate Andrei A. Gro- l H t,
myko dropped his insistence that Farm Bill it
the investigation be extended to
include the entire internal situa-h.i
tion in Greece, and the United
States delegate, Herschel V. John-
son, accepted a Polish amend- Act Forces Farmers
ment extending the investigation,
which first had been proposed for To Use Scientific Aid
the border areas alone. . LONDON, Dec. 19 - () - The
The Atomic Energy Commission, Labor Government asked today
meanwhile, faced a renewed battle for a revolutionary farm bill un-
tomorrow in the Security Council der which a farmer could be oust-
chamber. (9:30 a.m., SCT) on ed from his land for ignoring
American proposals for veto-free "scientific" advice on how to till
punishment for violations of his acres, and Winston Churchill
atomic energy controls. n s
pn rily afnnaunced' hp would seek


Court Trial

Drug Reported
By'U' Doctors
CLEVELAND, Dec. 19-(R)-A
new medical discovery, a drug that
temporarily blocks off certain
main human nerves and relieves
pain and more serious troubles,
was reported to the American Col-
lege of Surgeons today by eight
University of Michigan physicians.
The drug is tetra ethyl ammoni-
um. It has been known for years
but never used on humans until
about a year ago when the Michi-
gan group took it up. The doctors
are Kenneth N. Campbell, Rob-
ert L. Berry, Martin R. Sutler,
Richard H. Lyons, Gordon K. Moe,
Jack Lapides, Reed M. Nesbit and
William L. Valk.
This drug does, temporarily, the
same thing as the surgeon's knife
when used to cut the sympathetic,
or automatic nervous system,
At Michigan it has been used on
more than 500 persons suffering
from Buerger's disease, arterio-
scrosis obliterans, Reynauds Phe-
nomenon, functional vasospasm
and thrombophlebitis.
These are all painful, affecting
usually the legs, but sometimes the
fingers and hands. To the sur-
prise of the Michigan physicians,
when the ammonium was given
for temporary pain relief, the pain
was gone for long periods after the
drug was stopped. They said no
one was cured but that some had
relief for six months.
Badgley Is Elected
CLEVELAND, Dec. 19 - (IP) -
Carl E. Badgley of Ann Arbor was
among those elected to the Board
of Governors of the American Col-
lege of Surgeons tonight at the
college's 32nd annual clinical con-
gress. His term expires in 1949.

aligrl y auiut i U~uac
overthrow of the government on
grounds of "tyranny, conceit and
The bill, representing the first
major governmental attempt at
peacetime regulation of agricul-
ture since the repeal 100 years ago
of the "Corn Laws," calls for sub-
sidies, pegged minimum prices and
guaranteed markets, even if the
government has to buy some
products. It aims at stabilizing
agriculture by eliminating much
uncertainty from the farmers'
It was introduced in the House
of Commons yesterday, and today
the government issued a white
paper in explanation of the broad
powers it proposes to assume for
the bill's enforcement.
Students Well,
Clinic Reports
Health Service Calls
Lower Than 1939
Despite over-crowded rooming
and eating facilities, fewer clinic
calls at the Health Service by
students this fall than in 1939 in-
dicate that student health has
been unusually good.
According to the October-No-
vember statistical report of the
Health Service ,the clinics this
year are averaging from 500 to
750 calls per day, which is fewer,
than there were in 1939 when the
enrollment was 10,412 as com-
pared with 18,848 this year.
"It should be recognized that
the weather has been unusually
cooperati.ve," Dr. Margaret Bell,
acting director of the Health Ser-
vice stated. "There have' been
practically no cases of influenza
reported in the student body to
date, which may reflect the pro-
tection afforded by the influenza
vaccination program earlier this
fall," she continued.

Southern, Western
Groups in Opposition
By The Associated Press
soft coal operators split ranks to-
night, breaking up for the present
their National Wage Committee,
and producers of 60 per cent of the
nation's bituminous coal ex-
press willingness to negotiate im-
mediately for a new contract with
John L. Lewis.
All but the southern and far
western producing groups joined
in a statement offering to nego-
tiate a new contract directly
with Lewis "at any convenient
Charles O'Neill, head of the
Northern Appalachian operators
and chief spokesman for the ma-
jority, said that so far as the mine
owners were concerned they would
be willing to open conversations
with Lewis immediately---with-
out waiting for a Supreme Court
decision on validity of the $3,510,-
000 fines against Lewis and the
United Mine Workers for contempt
of court.
The fines grew out of the recent
strike. When Lewis called off the
strike, he announced his willing-
ness to open negotiations for a
new contract. The government has
a contract with Lewis but has long
desired to see the operators and
Lewis get together so it could re-
linquish control.
The National Bituminous Coal
Committee, the operators' organI-
zation, was adjourned tonight sine
die-not to be reconvened except
by unanimous votes of its five
geographical groups.
These groups include the
Northern Appalachian,, which
includes Central and Western
Pennsylvania, Ohio and North-
ern West Virginia; the midwest,
which includes Illinois deep and
strip mines and Indiana deep
and strip mines; and the captive
mines of the steel industry,
dominated by U. S. Steel Cor-
poration, all of which were in
favor of opening negotiations at
once for return of their mines
from the government.
Officer Seeks
Global Flights
In Sea planes
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19-(AP)--
The Navy's foremost exponent of
flying boats applied today for the
use of 57,000 miles of air routes he
proposes eventually to operate as
a civilian, encircling the globe with
seaplanes, flying both directions
twice a week.
Capt. C. H. "Dutch" Schildhau-
er, now air traffic coordinator for
the Naval Air Transport Service,
filed an application with the Civil
Aeonautics Board for authority to
carry passengers, mail and cargo,
using only water terminals. Home
bases would be at New York and
Baltimore, with stops at New Or-
leans and San Francisco.
Schildhauer told the CAB that
"operation of waterborne aircraft
wherever practical is essential to
meet the needs of national secur-
ity." He proposed that all flight
personnel and a maximum num-
ber of ground employes be mem-
bers of reserve forces of the Army
or Navy.,
The aircraft would be the latest
type of Matin Mars, developed for
the Naval Air Transport Service
and suitable as naval auxiliaries
in an emergency.
The proposed routes would cross
the North Atlantic, the Mediter-
ranean, Arabian Sea, Bay of Ben-
gal, South China Sea, Pacific
Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Chesa-
peake Bay.

'U' Christmas
Trees i uhtg


Vets Bi;
The Campus Year 1946, which
ends at the close of classes today,
was marked by a multitude of
postwar problems, in which the
key word was "veterans."
Foreseeing record demands for
education stemming from the G.I.
Bill of Rights, University officials

gr'U' Concern in First Post-war Year

January found University of-
ficials journeying to Lansing to
present the University's case be-
fore the House of Representatives
Ways and Means Committee. A
week later members of two Legis-
lature committees visited the cam-
pus on an inspection tour of the
University's crowded and obsoles-
nnr hi,.~nae

vice Building in 1945, the Uni-
versity had $4,800,000 with which
to initiate its much-needed plant
expansion program.
Other developments in the
crowded year were these:
More housing units at Willow
Village were allocated for student
veterans by the Federal Public
THnsing Anfthnriy-

The University reverted to the
peacetime schedule, discontinuing
the summer semester in favor of
an eight-week summer session and
reinstating full-length Christmas
and spring vacations.
Organizations Revived
Elsewhere in the 1946 Univer-
sity picture, the campus staged
a cnmehak from the war avrs

ter-than-ever presentation of col-,
lege life and patter;
Nights at local beer emporia be-
came a more popular and hard-to-
get form of recreation.
Student Government
Most far - reaching comeback
was staged by student government,
which started in April with the

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