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ACADEMIC
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VOL. LVIII, No. 22 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1947

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Faculty Evaluations'
May Be Inaugurated

Here

In Fall

Term

Committee To Set-up Machinery
For Conducting Rating Program
It is "very likely" that student rating of faculty members may
start this semester if the administrative machinery necessary to carry
out the program can be set up according to Prof. Amos Hawley of the
sociology department.
Prof. Hawley, one of four faculty speakers who discussed the
question of faculty "grading" at last night's meeting of the campus
chapter of the American Association of University Professors, is chair-
man of the committee appointed by the executive committee of the lit-
erary college to consider the question of student evaluation of faculty
services.

Prof. Hawley said that a rat-
ing system would be an impor-
tant factor in improving the
quality of faculty services, but
not the only factor.
"Class visiting by fellow faculty
members and examination of
course materials and enrollment
records are also significant," he
said.
Discussing t he machinery
which would be used for faculty
evaluation Prof. Hawley said
that the rating system would be
based on four points, teaching
ability, scholarship, a.dministra-
tive ability and public service
activities.
Prof. Frank Huntley, of the
English department, took what he
called the part of "the Devil's Ad-
vocate."
Stressing that he favors some
kind of rating system of faculty
members Prof. Huntley neverthe-
less questioned "the whole philos-
ophy of reducing the thing to a
pack of statistics."
Prof. Franklin Johnston of
the Medical School, and Prof.
Clifford Woody of the school of
education, told faculty members.
about the rating system long
'siice established, in their
schools.
Prof. Johnston said that senior
class officers compile comments
"both caustic and favorable" and
distribute them to faculty mem-
bers.
The Medical School faculty, he
added, considers the system "defi-
nitely worthwhile, although some
student comments are taken with
a grain of salt.",
Prof. Hawley cautioned that, in
A any case, inauguration of a stu-
dent system of faculty rating
should not be expected to produce
immediate results, in its experi-
mental form.
Lectures on
Marriage Will
Start Oct. 28
Senior and graduate students
will have the opportunity to at-
tend the annual Marriage Rela-
tions Lectures Series to be given at
8 p.m., beginning Oct. 28 and con-
tinuing through Dec. 17, at Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
Tickets for the six lectures,
which will be limited to senior and
graduate men and women and
their spouses, are priced at $1.00.
They will be on sale from 3:30 to
5:30 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30
p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
only.
Women may apply for tickets at
the League, and men at the Un-
ion. Double tickets for couples will
be available at Lane Hall.
Students must present their reg-
istration or I.D. cards when pur-
chasing the tickets and also have
them with the tickets upon at-
tending the lectures,
The first lecture scheduled for
the series will be given Oct. 28 by
Dr. Margaret Mead, Associate
Curator of Ethnology, American
Museum of Natural History, who
will speak on "The Institution of
Marriage." Prof. Ernest G. Os-
borne, of the sociology department
of Columbia University ,Teachiers
College, will follow on Nov. 12 with
a talk entitled "Psychological Fac-
tors~ in Mar'riajge."

CIO Goal Set
For Labor's
'48 Campaign
Convention Favors
No TopCandidate
BOSTON, Oct. 16 - (IP) - The
CIO set today a goal of 65,000,000
to 70,000;000 registered voters for
the 1948 election and called for
one million political action work-
ers to carry to the householders of
America a labor campaign they
said could be won.
The convention of the 6,000,000-
member congress gave no official
indication of what candidates they
favored. In the course of a politi-
cal action resolution one union
leader was cheered when he re-
marked that Henry Wallace is
"the one independent voice in
America today."
Ignore Party Labels
The 600 CIO delegates moved
for "unprecedented" organization
of the American people to ignore
party labels in voting after hear-
ing President Philip Murray de-
clare "The American Federation of
Labor, the Railroad Brotherhoods
and the liberal people of the na-
tion are in complete agreement
with us on our political aims."
CIO Political Action Director
Jack Kroll asked for a million
volunteer block workers to ex-
pound labor's stand in their
neighborhoods and declared:
"The American labor move-
ment cannot long exist unless it
devotes itself to winning political
battles with the same zeal it gives
to economic battles."
Cheer Quill -
Michael Quill, head of the
transport workers union, was
cheered when he told delegates
President Truman "must return to
the ideas of the people," Quill
added:
"There is one independent voice
in America today calling for peace
and security and that voice is
Henry Wallace.
Graduate Job
Forms Ready
Registration material for Feb-
ruary, June and August graduates
seeking jobs, must be picked up
immediately, according to Dr. T.
Luther Purdom, director of the
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Informa-
tion.
This material may be obtained
from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2
to 4 p.m. today at the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall.
Blanks must be returned one
week from the date they are taken
out.

662 Reich
Plants Will
Be Razed
Germans Warn
Non-Cooperation
By The Associated Press
BERLIN, Oct. 16-British and
American military government
authorities announced plans today
to dismantle 682 German indus-
trial plants in their combined
zones, despite German threats of
strikes and other expressions of
non-cooperation.
Five Plants Listed
Five plants of the gun-making
Krupp plant were listed for lev-
eling. Three plants in the Essen
area, one for making armaments,
another for miscellaneous steel
products and the Barbeck pig iron
and steel works were designated
for extinction. A Krupp plant at
Lagenhagen in lower Saxony, de-
voted to making structural steel
and submarine hulls, and a pneu-
matic equipment plant at Geisen-
heim in Hesse also were listed for
the wreckers axe.
Under the dismantling schedule,
designed to give Western Germany
the go-ahead on a new level of in-
dustry plan intended to remove
war production from the German
economy, the bizonal area will
have a productive capacity ap-
proximately equal to that of 1936.
The plan calls for exports in ex-
cess of 1936.
Warned of Conflict
"If instead of cooperation there
is conflict, any hope of reviving
German economy will disappear,"
Lt. Gen. Sir Brian Robertson, re-
cently designated as the next
British military governor said in
an address broadcast tonight.
Gen. Robertson told a news
conference that dismantling the
factories would require at least
two years and that special labor
battalions would be organized to
do the job if the Germans refuse
to cooperate. He hinted soldiers
might be used. Robertson said be-
tween 30,000 and 35,000 workers
would be needed.
~Princess Pat'
Will Present
Concert at Hill
Patrice Munsel, colortura so-
prano of the Metropolitan Opera,
will make her first Ann Arbor ap-
pearance at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow
in Hill Auditorium.
The concert will mark the first
in the second annual Extra Con-
cert Series initiated last season to
accommodate students who have
been unable to get tickets for the
regular Choral Union series.
Miss Munsel, at 23, is already a
veteran of five seasons in opera,
and is the Met's youngest star.
Last year, her numerous network
appearances won for her the title
of "Best female vocalist," in a na-
tional poll of radio editors.
She made her debut in De-
cember, 1943, as Philine, in "Mig-
non," after winning the Metro-
politan Auditions of the Air.
Miss Munsel, with piano and
flute accompaniment, will present
the following program: Alleluja
(from "Exultate"), Mozart; Ah!
o so, Mozart; The Wren, Bene-
dict; Nocturne, Poldowski; Mon
Petit coeur soupire, arranged by
Wekerlin; Air Champetre, Po-

lene; Dansons La Gigue, Poldow-
ski.
The program continues with
Aria, "Sevillana" from "Don Ce-
sar De Bazan," Massenet; Lament
(Vocalese), Sandoval; I'd Be a
Butterfly, Bayly; 0 Cease Thy
Singing, Maiden Fair, Rachmani-
noff; The Russian Nightingale,
Alabieff-Liebling; and Aria,
"Sempre Libera from "La Tra-
viata," Verdi.

Gambling

Underway,

AFL Dr
Union Elects
Green Aain;
UMW Absent
Meany, Tobin Take
StrongAFL Posts
By The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16 -
Snubbed by John L. Lewis, the
American Federation of Labor to-
day dropped the craggy-browed
chief of the United Mine Workers
from its ruling councils for the
coming year.
Making good his defiant threat
not to serve again on the execu-
tive council that he had savagely
castigated as "dehydrated," Lewis
and his mine workers were con-
spicuously absent for the annual
election at the concluding session
of the two weeks convention.
To Lewis' place on the execu-
tive council was elected Daniel
W. Tracy, 54, president of the
International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers.
All other officers were reelected
without opposition and Cincin-
nati was chosen for the 67th an-
nual convention next year.
Standing ovations were given 74
year old William Green reelected
for the 24th time as president, and-
George Meany, the New York+
plumber reelected secretary-treas-
urer.
Meany and Daniel J. Tobin.
president of the Brotherhood of
Teamsters, emerged from the tur-
bulent convention scene as undis-I
puted strong men of the AFL.
Between them they provided
the instrumentalities for the
crushing defeat of Lewis on the
major policy question of com-
batting the non-Communist af-
fidavit issue posed by the Taft-1
Hartley law.l
Today Lewis sulked in his tentk
with his miners when the election
of officers came up. He wast
neither a candidate nor a nominee
and his place was filled by Tracy.
Green, accepting his, election,
appealed for "unity and solidari-
ty" in the labor movement and
declared:
"I appeal with all the power I
possess to those who left us to
come back, to mobilize their
strength with us for one purposef
-to win for American Labor.
Later, Green told reporters he
expected the AFL would make a
count test of the federation's po-
litical action program which thist
convention set up. The program
includes organization df Labor's
Educational and Political League
and authorization of a $3,000,000,
fund from member assessments.j

"ops

Lewis

from

Top

VICTOR AND VANQUISHED-William Green, (left) was elected president of the American Federa-
tion of Labor for the 24th time yesterday as John L. Lewis (right) was dropped from the Union's
leading councils. Lewis and his United Mine Workers delegates were conspicuously absent from the
elections.

President

Says;

Government Probe of Grain Exchange

THOUSANDS CHEER:
Loyal Michigan Football Fans
Back Team at Northwestern

I,

Coed Capers
All on a Bet
A girl's professed urge to escape
from the humdrum and the usual
yesterday was manifested in a se-
ries of cartwheels and somer-
saults performed in front of as-
tonished on-lookers on the Union,
steps.
It was all done on a bet despite
the young lady's desire to do some-
thing unusual. One of her friends
told her:
"We were walking past the
Union yesterday," said the tattle-
tale, "talking about our tight lit-
tle worlds, when all of a sudden
one of our friends says: 'Why
don't we do something about it'?"
"'Why don't you turn a cart-
wheel right here in front of Union,
then'? Somebody challenged her."
"'Nobody would even notice
it,' she replied."
"'I'll bet you blah blah much
that it'll make the front page of
The Daily'," this girl said." (The
ultimate in notriety.)
Well, she took the bet, turned
the somersaults before the sur -
prised audience, and now, this
morning, she'll have to pay up.
X W7 Ru T Cl

Legions of would-be mourners
equipped with white gloves, smell-
ing salts and crying towels will
jump off tonight and tomorrow
for Evanston to attend what they
hope will be Northwestern's foot-
ball funeral.
A good many of the crying
towels are already wringing wet
however, judgingfrom the many
student complaints about getting
seats in the end zone. "We'll really
be behind our team this time," one
grumbled.
Dissatisfied Students
University ticket manager Don
Weir has had many calls from
dissatisfied students. "I'm awfully
sorry the seats aren't better, but
they're the only ones we could get
U' Band Will
Tatch Cat' at
Northwestern
In search of wild-catburgers,
Northwestern variety, the Michi-
gan Marching band has boxed
and loaded its trusty meat grinder
onto five University buses which
will leave here at 12:45 p.m. today
for Chicago, according to Charles
Hills, publicity director of the
bands.
Reassembling the grinder on the
Northwestern gridiron at haltf-
time tomorrow, the Marching
band, directed by Prof. William D.
Revelli, will "process" the wild-
cat to the tune of "Go, North-
western Go!" and "California,
Here I Come," ending of course
with "The Victors."
Preceding the regular halftime
program the Michigan Band will
present a program during the pre-
game period. Going into a closed
umbrella formation, after a march
down the field, they will play a
medley of "rain" songs as the um-
brella slowly opens.
As guests of the Northwestern
Band and its director, Glen Bai-
num, the Michigan Band will
share the halftime spotlight with
them.

due to the late date at which stu-
dents ordered them, he told The
Daily yesterday.
Weir revealed that of the 8,000
Northwestern tickets which his
office has handled, 4,400 were
bought and paid for by Aug. 1.
"By the time the students came
back to school and ordered tick-
ets, the game was almost a sell-
out. It was a question of getting
them end zone seats or none at
all."
Spring Ordering
"It has always been possible to
order away game tickets in the
spring," Weir continued. "In fact
we asked the students to do so last
April but there was very little in-
dividual response. The Detroit
alumni ordered 1,000 Northwestern
tickets then, and the Wolverine
Club ordered 2,000 for an Illinois

student special. we were apse toU Restaurant and drug-stores on
get both groups blocks of seats State Street arecomplying with
running from the 50 yard line to the food conservation program al-
the goal line." most 100 per cent, although sev-
Weir emphasized that the ticket eral menus include egg salad
office is unable to take the re-. sandwiches every day. Downtown,
sponsibility for ordering a large however, several restaurateurs are
block of seats when there is no not observing all the requests
assurance they will be sold. "I made by Charles Luckman's Cit-
suggest that in the future idi- izens' Food Committee.
viduals or groups let us know The University will follow the
what they'll need next spring, food conservation program abso-
That way they can be sure of lutely from now on, Francis C.
good seats next fall," he said. Shiel, residence halls' business
manager said.' Meat was served
Tuesday at Mosher-Jordan
Engine College through an error which will not
be repeated, he continued.
Editors M eet National Developments
Meanwhile, on the National
front, the voluntary program to
The Engineering College Maga- save grain for hunger abroad by
zines Associated will hold its an- cutting down American consump-
nual convention here today and tion of meat, eggs and poultry has
tomorrow, Phil Stemmer, editor been only partially effective dur-,
of the Michigan Technic, an- ing its first two weeks run, ac-{
nounced. cording to an Associated Press
Registration for the two day survey.
conference will begin at 9:00. Fol- The National Restaurant Asso-
lowing registration Professor F. ciation reported that meatless
N. Menefee, chairman of the ad- Tuesdays and poultryless and egg-
visory board to the Michigan less Thursdays were "gaining mo-
Technic, will give the welcoming mentum" in restaurants across the
address. country, but a spot check of rep-
Discussions concerning better resentative cities indicated that
coordination between engineering J retail sales of most of these com-
college publications and talks by modities remained as high in vol-
editors of different magazines will ume as before the program in
highlight the conference. about half the places.

Few Squawks
As Food Drive
GainsLocally
'U' Holds to Eggless,
Poultryless Thursday
By PHIL DAWSON
Few hens cackled in Ann Arbor
yesterday as eggless and poultry-
less meals were served in most
restaurants and all University res-
idence and dining halls, a Daily
survey revealed.
Grocery stores reported no drop
in poultry sales, because poultry
business is just about zero on
Thursdays anyway. "Never in my
life," one meat-seller said, "have
I sold a chicken on Thursday."
Most groceries sell chicken for
the week-end with several stores
getting their weekly stock in Fri-
day. Several stores noticed a drop
in egg sales, however.
Almost 100 Per Cent

osition
President Hits
Speculation as
Price Booster
Poor Crop Outlook
Also Listed as Factor
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16-Pres-
ident Truman said today Attorney
General Clark is investigating
gambling on grain exchanges and
in fibers but Secretary of Agri-
culture Anderson said no evidence
has been uncovered yet that any
laws have been broken.
At one news conference, Mr.
Truman blamed high food prices
largely on what he termed gam-
bling on the grain exchanges.
At another later on, Ander-
son said poor prospects for the
winter wheat crop undoubtedly
have been an important factor
in the latest increases in grain
prices. He referred to the in-
creases recorded since the ex-
changes recently doubled the re-
quired down payments, at the
President's request, on ,'ain
bought for future delivery.
But Anderson said speculative
trading did contribute to sharp
prices advance last summer, and
that was the reason for Mr. Tru-
man's request.
The main fiber in which there
is speculation is cotton, agricul-
ture officials said. The other prin-
cipal fiber is wool.
While the Chief Executive sug-
gested that reporters go to the'
Justice Department for details
about the investigations of what
he called gambling, officials there
declined to talk.
In Kansas Citly and Minneap-
olis, top grain men said an in-
quiry would be welcome and
that heavy government buying
of grain for export, not gam-
bling, is responsible for rising
grain prices.
Walter R. Scott, president of
the National Association of Com-
modity Exchanges and Allied
Trades, Inc., issued a statement in
Kansas City that the grain supply
can not support the "grandiose"
export plan of the administration.
He said the association proposed
last month a congressional in-
vestigation of high grain prices.
In Minneapolis, John T. Cul-
hane, president of the Grain Ex-
change, said a justice department
inquiry would be welcome provid-
ing it is "thorough and complete."
Group Meets
On Freedom
WithinSchools
Michigan's second statewide
conference on academic freedom,
to set into motion the machinery
established here last May, will
bring together delegates from
campuses, trade unions, veterans'
organizations and religious groups
at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Union.
Any regularly constituted or-
ganization is permitted three dele-
gates and two observers. Present
attendance estimates place the fig-
ure for tomorrow's five hour meet-
ing at more than the 101 delegates
from 48 organizations who at-
tended in May.
Information Service
As outlined at the last confer-
ence, the Michigan Committee for

Academic Freedom is organized to
present information about aca-
demic freedom, and point out vio-
lations.
The delegates condemned the
Callahan Act for the registration
and outlawing of "foreign agen-
cies," bypassing due process of
law.
MYDA Resolution
A resolution was adopted for the
reinstatement of American Youth
for Democracy Chapters to the
campuses from which they were
banned, including that of the
University.
A twelve-man executive board,

PEACE OR WAR?
Taft Condemns Inconsistency
Of Truman's Foreign Policy

By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, 0., Oct. 16-U.S.
Sen. Robert A. Taft tonight de-
scribed the Truman administra-
tion's foreign policy as a "riot of
inconsistencies," and added:

licans make their party "the party
of hope."
"We should make it clear" Stas-
sen said, "that we have a deep
and abiding faith in the philos-

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