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J-Hop Chairman
Answers Letter,
From Objectors
Youngblood Denies Band Mediocrity;
Assures Students of Money's Worth

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Twenty-eight students who complain in a lettek on today's edi-
torial page that they are "reeling from the body blow" caused by an-
nouncement of the bands for this year's J-Hop were answered last
night by Dennis Youngblood, J-Hop chairman.
The students charge that the two bands, Jimmy Lunceford and
Ziggy Elman, "are at best mediocre and hardly worth the bigtime fee
of six dollars."
Youngblood guaranteed that the entertainment this year will be
worth six dollars. He said that this is the cheapest ticket price in re-
- cent history for the J-Hop.
Dance-goers will get a special
S W-im m ers program favor, free refreshments,
continual music and "the best
D efeat M SC decorations available in the Mid-
wes"according to Youngblood.
He took exception to the
54uad 9 charge of mediocrity, declaring
that "Jimmy Lunceford has one
of the finest and most respected
Sohl, Weinberg Lead bands in the musical world."
-es W"We were also fortunate to get
Wolverines to Win Ziggy Elman who has formed a
i _ M_ -- __ in lonq iiin mc n mc

Michigan's swimmers captured
seven of nine firsts but it was not
until the final event on last
night's program that the Wol-
verines were able to clinch a well-
eamned 45-39 triumph over a
fighting Michigan State tank
squad at the Sports Building pool.
The victory preserved a 25-year
Maize and Blue domination over
their Upstate rivals and stretched
the Wolverines string of wins over
the Spartans to 24 without a set-
back. Tonight the Michigan nata-
tor will journey to Buffalo, N. Y.,
to meet the University of Toronto
swimming team in another dual
Victory Won in Relay
With the score 37-35 for Matt
Mann's squad, State needed only a
triumph in the 400-yard freestyle
relay, closing race of the evening,
to snap the Wolverine jinx. But
'the Maize and Blue freestyle quar-
tet was equal to the occasion.
Charley Moss led off for the
Wolverines and after a neck-and-
neck dual with Jim Duke, man-
aged to hand Bill Kogen, Mann's
No. 2 man, a one-foot lead. Kogen
pushed the margin to two yards
and Harry Holiday, swimming in
the No. 3 slot, opened the lead to
five yards. Anchor man Dick
Weinberg coasted in and the Wol-
verines had clinched the meet
with a sparkling 3:31.8 for the re-
Weinberg Only Double Winner
Weinberg was the only double-
winner of the night but it was
Bob Soh's brilliant winning ef-
fort in the 200-yard breast stroke
that stole the limelight. Swim-
ming against Dave Siebold, the
Spartan's national AAU outdoor
king of 1945, Sohl raced to leads of
one-and-one-half, two and five
yards for the first three 50's and
then outlasted Siebold's belated
bid to win by two yards in 2:24.8.
Weinberg took both sprints as
See SWIMMERS, Page 3
Senior Cops
Dance Ducat in
Union Contest
Charles D. Johnson, '47, became
the- luckiest hungry student on
campus yesterday when he col-
lared the Union "mystery man" in
the lobby of that building, win-
ning a free meal and ticket to the
dance tonight for himself and his
The mystery manhunt was
staged by the Union house com-
mittee, which is holding open
house from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Un-
ion today for the entire campus
to acquaint it with the many fa-
cilities available to men students.
Not only will women students be
permitted to cross the usually for-
bidden threshold of the Union
front door, but magic will be in
the air with the demonstration of
unusual scientific feats in the
Rainbow Room where General
Eletric will present its famed
"House of Magic."
Continuous dancing will be
available in the north lobby in
the afternoon and in the Rainbow
Room in the evening to the music

Dorsey's old musicians as a nu-
tcleus for his new group," he add-
Youngblood said that his com-
mittee had tried hard to get other
name-.bands for the dance. "Since
Harry James, the Dorseys, Woody
Herman, Artie Shaw, Les Brown
and others are breaking up, we
rhad to bid against theatres, ball-
rrooms, hotels and other J-Hops
all over the country," he said.
r Costs were budgeted before-
hand and the committee does not
expect to have "charity" money,
'as the letter suggests, according to
Open. Sale Will
n Start Monday
A general sale of J-Hop tickets
will start at 9 a.m. Monday fol-
lowing a sale of reserved tickets to
those students holding accepted
applications between 9 a.m. and
noon today in the booth in U Hall.
Identification cards and ac-
cepted 'applications must be pre-
sented in order to purchase tickets.
Applicants who do not buy their
tickets today will not be able to
claim them later, according to
Nancy Neumann, ticketchairman.
Tickets cost $6, which must be
paid with the exact amount, a $5
bill and a $1 bill. Checks will be
accepted if made out to the Uni-
Sigler Fr 's
LANSING, Jan. 10--R)--E T.
Dormer, acting director of the
Michigan Unemployment Com-
pensation Commission was ordered
removed by Governor Sigler to-
day on charges of "malfeasance
.and maladministration."
Th e governor recommended
that Dormer he replaced "pro-
visionally" by Edward L. Cuch-
man of Detroit, director of the
Wayne University Institute for
Industrial Relations and wartime
director of the Michigan War
Manpower Commission.
Sigler said he based his charges
on evidence that had come to him1
from the recently created un-
employment compensation study]

U' Building
Halt Averted
The threat of a general wal-i
out by construction workers on
the University building pro
gramwas averted yesterday
after company officals agreed
to) reinstate three laborers w ho
had been fired for alleged loaf-
ing on the job.
Some 60 workmen, who had
walked off the Chemistry
Building extension job last
Wednesday, will return to wrk
Monday along with 100 others
who were idled by the walkout,
according to Lloyd (lckner,
business manager of huilding
Trades Local 959.
Clickner conferred yesterday
with W. M. Robinson, general
superintendent for the con-
struction company, to settle the
The dispute centered around
the ability of a company su-
perintendent to dismiss work-
men on the job. Clickner main-
tained this is contrary to union
'policy since firing is normally
done by o"mpany foremen.
Louis llackbarth, secretary of
the Bricklayers, Masons and
Plasterers Union Local 14, de-
nied a report that plasterers
had gone on strike after several
men had been sent home due to
inclement weather claiming
they were denied two hours
"show-up" pay by the company.
Student Vets
To Meet Here
In February
Statewide Delegates
Will Discuss Needs
Student veterans from college
campuses throughout the state of
Michigan will meet here Feb. 9 to
discuss the over-all problems of
veteran needs.
Delegates representing both
student veterans' organizations
and independent veterans will
detal with the specific issues of
housing, subsistence and im-
provements in educational facili-
Welcome Address
Tentatively planned to be held
in the Rackham Building, the con-
ference will hear an address of
welcome by President Alexander
G. Ruthven. Col. Phillip C. Pack,
state director of veterans affairs,
will speak to the delegates on the
functioning of the Veterans Ad-
ministration. Educational facili-
ties for veterans will be discussed
by Dean Rapport of the Wayne
University literary college.
Veteran Organizations
The three campus veteans or-
ganizations, AVC, VO and WVC,
are working in cooperation to
make the' conference a success,
and a resolution passed by the
student legislature has assured its
complete support.
A preparatory meeting was held
here Dec. 12 with repiesentatives
from Wayne University, the Uni-
versity of Detroit, Detroit Insti-
tute of Technology, Michigan
State, Kalamazoo and Hillsdale. A°
second meeting to complete final<
plans is set for Jan. 26.
Housing Plans 1
Present plans call for a dinner
for the delegates the afternoon of
the conference.

Definite plans for housing the
delegates have yet to be completed,
but an attempt is being made to
secure facilities in dormitories andt
private rooms and at Willow Vil-



A ssailed by Republican Leaders

Tru man's 1947 Budget Outlines


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House Groupa
IWants Paeif it
Bases Held
Retention Seen Vital
f1or National Safety
By Th Associated Press
House naval subcommittee grimly
advised the United States toda
to hold and man a far-flung chair
of "stepping stone" bases in th
Pacific-among them the Japa-
nese mandated islands - against
the possibility of war.
"If used in reverse, they coul
become stepping stones onto ou
continental shores," declared the
three-man group. It returned les
than a month ago from a 20-day
13,105-mile survey of the Pacii
The committee's formal report
to Congress contained but a
single reference to the United
Nations, saying merely that
"many matters will be settled
on an international plane" by
that organization.
Nor did it mention at all the
UN trusteeship council, or the
possibility that any or all of the
islands may be placed under its
supervision, as has been proposed
in some quarters. Instead, it said
at one point that island air land-
ing strips could be maintained at
a low cost, "using natives super-
vised by mlitary government per-
In many respects, the new
demands for retention of Pa-
ciie bases by the United States
duplicated those of more than
a year earlier. But the com-
mittee's newly-lodged report
came after crystalization of the
trustee council proposals with-
in UN's framework.
It recommended that air strips
built "at great cost in blood, lives
and money" on the Pacific islands
should be "kept in repair and
readiness for use at any time."
10o1 P ~rices
Begin Major
Drop in U.S.
CHICAGO, Jan. 10--('P)-The
American housewife's soaring food
budget finally has started down.
For the first time since war ex-
ploded over Europe in 1939, more
retail food prices are being marked
down than up, a coast to coast spot
survey of representative cities
showed today.
Butter, which broke sharply on
the Chicago wholesale market and
registered declines on the New
York, San Francisco and Los An-
geles markets, was among the list
of major food items falling in
The Atlantic and Pacific Tea
Company announced butter prices
would be slashed five cents a
pound in its Chicago and Detroit
area stores and 3 cents in New
York tomorrow. Most other cities
reported a steady decline in but-
ter prices since December peaks.
Food wholesalers in Chicago said
the only major commodity still
showing an upward price trend
was coffee. Price reductions al-
ready have been made at the retail
level in numerous cities on lard,
fresh and canned meats, canned
citrus fruit juices and dried
peaches and dried apples, they

Campus Body
To Hear Kicks
A medium for initiating action
upon student suggestions and
complaints was established by a
Stiudnt T oiesT iir mmimift

STUDY GOVERNMENT FINANCES - Chairmen of four Congressicnal committees go into a
huddle in Washington over the President's budget message. Left to right: Styles Bridges (Rep.-
N.H.), Senate Appropriations; Rep. Harold Knutson (Rep.-Minn.), House Ways and Means; Sen.
Eugene D. Millikin (Rep.-Colo.), Senate Finance and Rep. John Tader, House Appropriations.



World News at a Glance
By The Associated Press
OSLO, Norway, Jan. 10-The Norwegian Foreign Ministry issued
a communique today saying that Russia had made a wartime request
for special privileges in Spitsbergen, strategic Arctic archipelago, and
indicating that further negotiations could be expected.
LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Jan. 10-The United Nations Security
Council late today agreed to take over the administration of the
free territory Hof Trieste. The vote was 10 to 0, with Australia ab-
Norman J. O. Making, Australian delegate and council chair-
man, said his country still objected to legal aspects of the agree-
ment but would abstain in the final ballot.
LONDON, Jan. 10-Great Britain's labor government ordered the
nation's military forces today to move food and other necessities held
up by a strike of more than 16,000 truck drivers. The strikers fought
back by calling for widespread sympathy walkouts.
Service chiefs planned-in answer to an urgent directive from
the Prime Minister's office to the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force-
to start meat, potatoes and other commodities moving by Army truck
and all other necessary carriers from heaped-up warehouses.
LANSING, Jan. 10--The state's chief disbursing officers to-
day abruptly "froze" receipts of the $13,000,000 monthly sales tax,
and Governor Kim Sigler planned a conference of local officials
in the latest reverberations of the sales tax diversion amendment.
Auditor General Murl K. Aten and State Treasurer D. Hale
Brake in a joint statement declared they intend "to hold all funds
in controversy and not pay them out to the municipalities, the -
schools or the state until official interpretation has been made."
PEIPING, Jan. 10-China will open formal negotiations with Rus-
sia for return of Dairen, Manchurian port, to Chinese authority "in
the near future," Gen. Hsiung Shih-Hui declared today.
Hsiung, director of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's Mukden
headquarters, stopped off in Peiping en route to Nanking for a con-
ference. He said no formal negotiations had yet been held and that
Chinese forces which marched to the northern approaches of Dairen
some weeks ago still were marking time.1

Ball Proposes,
Strike Limits
In Labor Bill
Law Would Confine
Collective Bargaining
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10-()--
Senator Ball (Rep., Minn.) intro-
duced a bill today which he said
would prevent industry -wide
strikes, limit the scope of collec-
tive bargaining, and make it im-
possible "for John L. Lewis to be
an absolute dictator."
Put briefly, the latest of Ball's
series of labor bills would confine
collective bargaining either to a
single company or to companies
in a single city of area-in no case
more than 100 miles wide.
It would reduce the power of
the national officers of unions.
Ball told a news conference the
national unions could "advise but
not dictate."
He said that under his bill they
would tend to become bodies re-
sembling indusry's trade associa-
tions, and the local unions would
gain all the power that the na-
tional unions lost.
Ball said the problem of break-
ing up "labor monopolies" was "by
all odds the most important prob-
lem in this field."
As he submitted his far-reach-
ing proposal there were two other
important labor developments in
Congress, vividly different:
1. Eight Democratic senators
sponsored a proposal to create a
20-man investigating commission
to carry out one of the recommen-
dations President Truman made in
his message to Congress last Mon-
2. Rep. Hoffman (Rep., Mich.)
introduced in the House a bill that
would repeal the Wagner Act,
abolish the National Labor Rela-
tions Board, and give the federal
courts authority to issue "any or-
der" necessary to promote indus-
trial harmony.

GOP Attacks
Tax Slashes
Army, Navy, Airways
Figure in Requests
By 'the Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10-Pres-
ident Truman today proposed a
$37,528,000,000 spending program;
for the government in the next
fiscal y e a r and Republicans
promptly blasted it as far too
Mr. Truman, in an annual mes-
sage, called his budget realistic
and "hard boiled" but Chairman
Taber (Rep.-NY) of the House
Appropriations Committee set out
to trim it by "at least $3 or $4
In submitting his budget for
the 12 months beginning July
1, Mr. Truman coupled with it
a plea not to cut taxes. He said
that by continuing high taxes
it will be possible to show a
slight margin above expendi-
tures for the first time in 18
Recommending that the Army
be given $6,658,000,000 and the
Navy $4,423,000,000 to be pre-
pared at home and carry out com-
mitments abroad in the next As-
cal year, with other money for
stocking up on critical raw ma-
terials for war goods, the Presi-
dent buttressed his proposals with
these statements:
1. Some "optimistic assump-
tions" made in planning for the
current year failed to materialize
or develop to the extent predicted.
As an example, peace treaties have
not been concluded.
2. Military occupations in Eur-
ope and Japan must continue.
3. By any cut in his estimate for
1948 we "immediately weaken our
international position."
4. The advent of new weapons
capable of striking vast distances
without warning compels provis-
ions for an adequate reserve force
of trained men to support the
regular armed forces in repelling
a sudden initial attack.
5. Defense ,under the mode of
modern war "requires us to push
ahead in scientific and techno-
logical fields"-so the Army and
Navy together should receive
$530,000,000 for research, slightly
above rate for this year.
6. The present defense estab-
lishment requires larger forces,
more complex mechanized equip-
ment and more extensive devel-
opmental activity than before the
The new budget calls for
$54,552,000 for the Civil Aero-
nautics Administration to oper-
ate the airways, compared with
$39,993,000 this year. The pro-
posal for establishment and op-
eration of air navigation facili-
ties is $24,194,000 for 1948, as
compared with $19,622,000.
Mr. Truman told Congress that
"air transport will be seriously
retarded unless new air-navigation
facilities are promptly supplied.
Republican Congressmen almost
unanimously assailed President
Truman's $37,528,000,000 budget
as too high.
Even Senator Hatch (Dem.-N.
M.), said that "there should be
vast savings made in the armed
services outlay without impairing
national defense if duplication of
effort and waste are elminated."
Chairman Bridges (Rep.-NH)
of the Senate Appropriations
Committee called the message

"a cold shock to the American
taxpaying public" which had
expected "tax reduction, debt
reduction and cost-of-living re-
However,. Rep. Cannon, Dem.-
Mo.), former chairman of the
House Appropriations Committee,
called it "a timely, sound and con-
structive program."

Sociology Course in Penology
To Be Offered Next Semester

The sociology department will
initiate a new course next semes-
ter which will prepare students to
go directly to prison.
Such a destination is not an un-
likely one for many students who
are interested in the fileld of Pe-
nology. The new course, called
Prison Management, will be in-
corporated as a permanent part
of the curriculum, and will offer
qualified students the opportunity
to do field work within Michigan
penal institutions.
Heyns To Lecture

Woodul Balks
At Snow Pact
Jeep Fleet Operator
Demands Own Figure
The problem of removing snow
from Ann Arbor's sidewalks was
bounced right back into the lap
of the city council yesterday.
James Woodul, operator of a
fleet of ten jeeps hired by the city
to clear walks not already cleared
by householders, yesterday re-
fused to accept a 50 per cent slash
by the board of public works to
his demands of $5,742.89 for ex-
penses already incurred. The board
countered his"estimate with a pro-
posal to make payment of $2,800
for the four snow removals Woodul
has made.
Woodul has refused to sign the
new cost-plus contract unless the
council agrees to his figures. This

Kallenbach Says Republican
Influence Still Unpredictable

Airport Gets New Rating
The Civil Aeronautics Adminis-
tration announced last night that
the Ann Arbor airport, now listed
as class two, would be improved to
the status of a class three airport
with the aid of government funds
during the first year of the federal
airport program.

terest in the field will be permit-
ted to enroll in the course.
Prison Management
Subject matter will include a
study of the problems of prison
management and procedures
which have developed. Problems of
administration including classifi-
cation, education, vocational train-
ing, recreation, labor and parole of
prisoners will be taken up both in
class and field work, which will be
carried on in various types of
penal institutions.

It is not possible to predict the
effectiveness of Republican Con-
gressional leadership since that
party has had little opportunity to
exercise its potentialities in recent
years, Prof. Joseph E. Kallenbach,
of the political science department,
declared yesterday.
Prof. Kallenbach also pointed
out that the internal nganization

publicans in the majority role.
A number of criticisms have
been directed toward the concen-
tration of important Senate posi-
tions in a few men such as Taft,
Vandenberg and White. However,
Prof. Kallenbach pointed out a mi-
tigating circumstance in this sys-
tem in that the Senate is plan-
ninLO- tn alternats essionsdavs

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