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Conservatives Dominate
Conference at Chicago

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third
in a series of five articles dealing
with the Chicago Student Confer-
Conservatism and the fear that
some group would attempt to
make the National Student Or-
ganization a political action group
were the dominating factors at
the Chicago Student Conference
held Dec. 28-30.
The "right-wing" reflection of
current American thought which
engulfed many of the delegates
of 300 colleges scattered through-
out 42 states, was representative
of delegates of the University of
Texas and the National Catholic
Youth Council.
tone Star state delegates, wbt
came armed with a mimeograph
machine, a , series of m i m e o-
graphed proposals, and some pow-
erful orators, took over a suite in
the Stevens, began holding cau-
cases (at which they invited out
those who disagreed with them),
and proceeded to dominate the
Major Division Produced
Their proposal to eliminate rep-
resentatives of national student
organizations from a voice in the
National Continuations Commit-
tee produced a major division in
IFC To Hear
Bursley Today
Dean Joseph Bursley will ex-
plain the new chaperone system
for fraternity house parties at 2
meeting of house presidents and
representatives to the Inter-Fra-
ternity Council at 7:30 p.m. to-.
day in Rm. 306 of tne Union.
The petition and plans for J-
Hop, passed Monday by the Com-
mittee on Student Affairs, will
also be discussed. Application
blanks for house parties J-Hop
weekend will be distributed at the
Oxford Professor
Will Lecture Here
Prof. E. B. Ford, Reader in Gen-
etics at Oxford University, will
deliver a talk on "Biology of Pop-
ulations" at 4:15 p.m. today at
Kellogg Auditorium.
The lecture, sponsored by the
Laboratory of Vertebrate Biology,
is open to the public.
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the assembly. Those groups had
ontributed greatly to the birth
f the NSO and many delegates
were convinced that their con-
;inued help was needed.
Underlying suspicions that the
:tire move was inspired solely
)y the desire to purge the alleg-
!dly "left-wing" American Youth
:or Democracy (AYD) caused its
lefeat by the large body of mid-
Ile-of-the-road delegates.
)irect Opposites Proposed
While delegates in one panel
vere advocating 'freedom and in-
lependence from censorship of
tudent organizations andpubli-
ations," the Texans were per-
uading another panel to estab-
ish a judiciary branch "composed
)f an equal number of student
ynd faculty or administrative staff
sponsors" which would have "final
urisdiction to expel member stu-
lent bodies, impeach officers, and
'eview decisions or actions of the
]egislative or executive bodies.
Passed during the first session,
.he intense opposition of the re-
:maining delegates caused its re-
jection during a later mteting
by a 45-41 vote.
The Catholic viewpoint, partic-
ilarly in establishing the aims of
.he NSO, was presented most fre-
uently by Bill Keenan of George-
own University in Washington.
).C. He proposed that the NSO
should "specifically refrain from
)ecoming involved in partisan
>olitical affairs, sectarian reli-
;ious considerations, or similar
natters which do not directly
affect students . ."
Southerner Answered
Replying to the charge of a
southern Negro college delegate
hat he had just advocated po-
.itical action in seeking to repeal
Mtate laws which prohibit inter-
racial meetings, Keenan explained
,hat his resolution did not really
prohibit political action. He real-
ized, he said, that to accomplish
many specific goals would require
action which was political, but
that what he was advocating was
actually an opposition to follow-
ing any one political line.
The remark from the floor that
Keenan would not be on hand to
_xplain his interpretation to the
two million students who would
read the aim was lost on the as-
sembly which hurried to defend
itself against the radical elements
which were conspicuous by their
In the absence of an offsetting
"left" the bulk of "in-the-center"
delegates such as Michigan's who
had come with open minds to
consider theNSO contented them-
selves with compromising or wat-
ering down the proposals of the
extreme right which, as the only
well prepared group, was able to
dominate the actions and deci-
sions of the conference.
Tomorrow: International Union
of Students.

Foresters Stage
Ax-Seek ing Raid
About 20 foresters, carrying
a substitute hatchet, raided
the Delta Gamma sorority an-
nex and the Delta Tau Delta
fraternity house last night in
an unsuccessful attempt to re-
trieve the missing Paul Bunyan
Reports were also received
on a similar raid on the Kappa
Delta sorority house, in which
the axe-seekers walked off with
a Christmas tree which had
been purchased from them and
was being treasured for next
year. However, the sorority
knew nothing about the inci-
Vet Delegates
To Conference
Sought byVVo
February Meetings
Will Be Statewide
Student veterans willing to serve
as delegates to two statewide con-
ferences scheduled for next month
are being sought by the campus
Veterans' Organization, Bill Hay-
don, president, announced last
A conference of Michigan stu-
dent veterans has been set for
Feb. 8 at Michigan State Normal
College, and a student veterans
planning conference will be held
here Feb. 9.
Haydon stated that all Univer-
sity veterans are eligible to serve
as delegates to the conferences.
A steering committee for the
planning conference will also be
formed, he said. Information may
be had by contacting Haydon or
Paul Rasmussen between 4 and 5
p.m. daily at the VO office in
Lane Hall.
Subjects to be discussed at the
planning conference include sub-
sistence, housing and increased
educational facilities for veterans.
Haydon also revealed that near-
ly 1,000 veterans signed a petition
u r g i n g increased subsistence
which was circulated by the VO
recently, and that it has been
gent to Rep. E. N. Rogers of the
House Veterans Committee:
Scientist Tells
of Hormone
Use on Leaves
Leaves are prevented from fall-
ing by hormones which they pro-
duce, Prof. Carl D. LaRue of the
botany department revealed yes-
terday in a symposium on plant
hormones sponsored by Sigma Xi
In research on leaf abscission
Prof. LaRue discovered that when
hormones are not present, as in
autumn, the abscission layer which
pauses leaves to break off from
the stem is produced. Although
no practical application of this
s being made at present, syn-
thetic hormones may someday be
Sprayed on trees to prevent leaves
from. falling, Prof. LaRue sug-
Actual use of synthetic com-
pounds very similar to natural
hormones in composition was
pointed out by Prof. Felix G. Gus-
tafson, also of the botany depart-
ment, in his talk at the sym-



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C I T A D E L F R 0 M T H E A I R-This air view of The Citadel, military college at Charles-
ton, S. C., slhow-s the 8,500-seat fieldhouse at right and huge drill field in foreground.

LANDS T O O T H L E S S F IS H - HaroldSnellstands
beside a 1,000-pound basking shark, only one of its family that
has no teeth. Ile helped boat it off Atlantic City, N. J'

R E C O R D S F O R U N C H I LD R E N -.Actor Basil Rathbone presents sets of his phono-
graph recordings for youngsters to United -Nations delegates' children at New York. They are from
Uruguay, China, Sweden, France, Australia and Russia,

K # N G S P E A K S - King Mihai (right) calls on Romania's
parliament to seek better relations with other nations. At left is
Dr. Petru Groza, Romanian premier, attending the first session of
the legislature since the end of the war.

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With the opera season in full swing, opera lovers are
fortunate in having some of the greatest contemporary
voices preserved on discs at a time when recording tech-
nique is able to capture their varied beauties with unusual
fidelity.. . Outstanding amongst recent operatic releases
is an excellent album of excerpts from Bizet's ever-pop.
ular "Carmen," starring Gladys Swarthout in her most
distinguished role-supported by Robert Merrill and
Licia Albanese with Robert Shaw's Victor Chorale.
Again, Licia Albanese and James Melton star in ex-
cerpts from Puccini's "Madame Butterfly," which in-
cludes the love duet, Butterfly's aria, "One Fine Day,"
and Pinkerton's addio . . . the singing is peerless, the
reproduction superb. The versatile Albanese also does
as only she can . . "A Fors' E Lui" and "Semvinr

Senior Dance
Positions Open
Reviving a pre-war custom, the
senior class will petition for 13
positions for chairmanships of
the annual Senior Ball. Petitions
are due Tuesday in the Student
Offices of the Union.
Five students will be selected
from the literary college, two of
whom are to be women. The en-
gineering college will be awarded
three members; the n u r s i n g
school, forestry school, and phar-
macy college, one member; the
music school, one member; the
education school, one member,
and the business administration
school, one member.
Petitions must include past cam-
pus activities, qualifications, and
specific ideas for the dance. They
may be as brief as desired, but
must not excede three pages. For
additional information, call Pat
Hayes at 2-3203.
Hold Those Bonds!

P A R T O F H U C E M A G N E T - This steel forging, one of eight which will form the
1,100-ton magnet of a new 250-million volt cyclotron, arrives at the University of Rochester at
Rochester, N. Y., via the 743-foot "Cyclotron & Southern," the world's shortest standard gauge rail-
road, built to haul the steel blocks from the Erie Railroad tracks to the cyclotron site,

S K I N C 1 N I D A H O-Norma Shearer of Hollywood
tries out the Dollar Mountain ski set-up at Sun Valley, Idaho,
while vacationing with her husband, Martin Arrouge.1

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