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Latest Deadline in the State
VOL. LVIII, No. 24 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1947

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Wolverines Roll

To

Fourth Straight,

49-21

Student

Grades

II

New Average
Zooms Over
Past Years
(reatest Jump
Shown by Meni
Hard-working University un-
dergraduate students last year
compiled the highest grade point
average recorded here since pre-
war days.
It is believed that the latest
grade computations may be the
highest ever recorded at the
University. Registrar Ira Smith
said that only records for the
past seven years' were available
to make comparisons.
'. Averages of both men and wo-
men for the 1946-47 zoomed over
* the grades recorded during the
previous year. The grades of men
students showed the greatest in-
crease jumping five points over
the previous year for a 2.54. Wo.
men's grades also jumped two
points to give them an average of
2.62. The combined average, high-
est recorded here for seven years,
was 2.56.
"The improvedI scholarship re-
cord shows that the student body
in general has met the challenge
presented by the seriousness-of-
purpose of the veterans," Regis-
trar Smith declared.
The Dean of Students yester-
day was unavailable for com-
ment -on how the new, high
student grade averages might
affect interpretation of tighten-
ed conduct regulations which
have recently come under fire.
A breakdown of the general
grade averages reveals that upper
class women living in residence
halls topped the list with a 2.68.
This group has led the standings
for the past seven years.
Sororities ranked second on
the list with a 2.65 grade aver-
age. Third place honors went
to women's co-operative houses
with 2.63.
The grade point averages were
broken down into 16 groups. Thir-
teen of these groups showed an in-
crease over 1945-46 averages. The
greatest gain of any of the 16
groups was achieved by freshmen
men who showed an improvement
of 11 points over the previous year
with a total of 2.49.
Within the fraternities and
sororities both Sigma Alpha Mu
' and Gamma Phi Beta who lead
their respective divisions, re-
corded a 2.75.
ovie Stars
In Red Probe
WASHINGTON; Oct. 18-()--
Jack Warner, vice president of the
company that filmed "Mission to
Moscow," was billed today as wit-
ness No. 1 when the House Com-
mittee on Unamerican Activities
starts hearings Monday on Com-
munism in Hollywood.
The movie stars come along
later for what Washington ex-
pects to be the biggest show of the
fall investigating season. No fem-
inine stars have been tapped to
testify. But the witness list has
names like Robert Taylor, Gary
Cooper, Robert Montgomery, Ron-
ald Reagan and others.
Right from the start, the com-

mite plans to begin "naming
i rnmes" and developing through
questions and answers whether
the movie capital is infested with
Reds.
Scholarship Time
Limit Is Extended
Acceptance of applications for
Rhodes Scholarships has beenf

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Homecoming Weekend
Will Start with Rally
Homecoming Weekend, traditional high spot of the football sea-
son, will start off with a bang at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with the first
pep rally of the year.
Varsity Night, two hour Varsity show, the Display Competition
and the Homecoming Dance will complete the big football weekend.
As in past rallies, the University Marching Band, cheer leaders
and speakers will gather around a huge bonfire in South Ferry Field,
to join with students in producing the "Beat Minnesota" spirit.
Procedure for the rally will differ slightly from previous years.

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"To avoid the mob scenes and
Red Feather
Drive To Start
In Ann Arbor
Community Chest
Aims at_$137,750
Red Feathers will be flying
vhen the Community Chest be-
;ins its annual fund drive to-
norrow.
A $137,750 quota, $22,000 of
which is alloted to the University
livision, will have to be met in
9.nn Arbor in the two-week cam-
3aign.
Starts Tomorrow
The drive will get under way at
7 p.m. tomorrow in the Union with
i "kick-off" banquet for the more
than 600 volunteer workers who
will solicit pledges and contribu-
;ions, andpresent red feathers to-
Community Fund donors.
Soliciting Technique
Workers will be instructed in
soliciting techniques by Wendell
LaCoe, chairman of the drive for
he entire community. He will give
special attention to the problem
of making the public conscious of
this and related drives.
University Drive
The University will launch its
campaign with the distribution of
3,000 pledge cards by building
chairmen all over the campus.
Pledges will be preferred to direct
contributions as a means of facil-
itating the campaign, both in re-
gard to faculty donors and the
drive workers, according to Prof.
Karl F. Lagler, general campus
chairman.
Any member of the University
staff who has not been given an
opportunity to pledge a contribu-
tion by Wednesday, should con-
tact the University Fund Drive's
generalheadquarters at 3103 Na-
tural Science Building, Prof. Lag-
ler said. A messenger will be sent
upon a phoned request to Uni-
versity extension 2134.

rioting that have marred former
- rallies," the sponsoring groups, the
Wolverine Club and Varsity Com-
mittee, have eliminated the march
from the Union to Ferry Field. In-
stead, the rally will form at the
field.
Programs, containing songs,
cheers and names of speakers will
be distributed atthe rally by the
Wolverine Club.
Following the rally, at 8:30 p.m.,
Varsity Night will begin in Hill
Auditorium. The two-hour pro-
gram will include skits, songs,
cheers and music by University,
and professional, entertainers.
Tickets for the program are on
sale at the University Hall booth
and record stores.
Four Display Prizes
Judging of homecoming displays
at 9 a.m. Saturday, will open the
second day of the weekend. Four
prizes, two for men's and two for
women's houses will be awarded.
Announcement of awards will be
given during half-time of the
game.
Ethel A. McCormick, social di-
rector of the League, and Emil
Weddige, art instructor, will judge
the displays on the basis of their.
originality and contribution to
school spirit.
Letters State Rules
Letters have been sent to all
residences stating rules for the
displays. A ten dollar expense
limit has been set, and all dis-
plays must be up by 9 a.m. Sat-
urday. Postcards enclosed in the
letters must be returned by Wed-
nesday, Oct. 22. Any house which
has not received rules may write
Penny Klausner at 1405 Hill.-
Louis Prima, and his orchestra
will perform for the Homecom-
ing Dance, from 8 p.m. to mid-
night at the Intramural Building.
Less than 50 tickets remain to be
sold for the dance. Those will be
on sale tomorrow morning only
at the University Hall booth.
Ticket chairman of sororities,
fraternities and men and wom-
en's residences must turn in their1
tickets to Ruth Sights between
1:30 and 4 p.m., tomorrow at
the University Hall booth. Any
tickets not already sold by thej
chairmen will be put on sale Tues-
day.

Statewide roUp
AdoptsBv.aws
By BEN ZWERLING
The Michigan Committee for
Academic Freedom became a
functioning organization last
night-but only after heated con-
troversy and emotional outbursts
had deadlocked action for five
hours.
Ninety-six delegates from 51
organizations throughout the
state adopted a constitution and
elected an executive board here.
at a meeting marked for a time
by bitter factionalism, which de-
veloped over points in the organ-
ization's machinery.
However, Prof. John L. Brumm,
former chairman of the Univer-
city's journalism department, was
overwhelmingly elected president,
and disputes over items in the
Constitution were finally resolved
Observers, by and large, felt that
the organization's machinery had
been effectively set into motion.
The meeting, going overtime on
the matter of organization, tabled
the questions of the N.S.A.'s Bill
of Rights and report on academic
freedom's violations. They will be
taken up at another statewide
meeting to he held here Nov. 9.
Reports of panel discussions on
the Bill of Rights and violations
indicated that comparative una-
nimity willgbe the rule of the
next meeting.
Earlier in the day, Prof. Pres-
ton Slosson of the history depart-
ment, keynoting the conference,
asserted that the group's first and
main task is to protect Commu-
nists and alleged Communists.
"But," he warned, "we must not
protect them because they are
Communists, but rather, because
they have rights. And we must not
let the organization fall into the
control of Communists just be-
cause they happen to be the ones
protected."
Prof. Slosson outlined the rieces-
sary freedoms for student and
teacher, which he declared must
be paid for with eternal vigilance.
He included "freedom of speech.
with no narrower bounds than
those imposed by the state." An-
other, he said, is the freedom ofI
the school press, with regulation
by the University restricted to
business matters.
One of the major points of
issue at the conference involved
the matter of the executive
board's composition. One groupt
favored restricting the top posi-
tions to students and teachers.
The other faction felt that no
such limitation should be imposed,
since the committee welcomes1
non-academic groups.
Controversy raged in the hot-
tempered tone of the meeting forl
an hour. A vote favoring no ac-
ademic limitation on the officers
closed the question.I
Officers. elected to the organi-
zation, in addition to Prof. Brummr
were:.
Terry Carroll, of Central Mich-
igan College, as vice-president,'
Wally McClay, of Wayne Univer-
sity, as secretary-treasurer, andr
Tom Walsh, of the University of1
Michigan, as public relations di-
rector._
Organizations represented atI
yesterday's conference include the
Students League for Industrial
Democracy, the PCA, the ADA, the
AVC, the National Negro Con-
gress, the Association of Women
Students, the American Federa-
tion of Teachers, the Lawyers
Guild and IRA.I
Liquor Law es
Spaish Twist

BOB CIIAPPUIS-Scored one touchdown and helped the Wolver-
ines annex their fourth decisive victory. Playing more than usual
Chappuis ran for 60 yards and averaged 6 yards at a clip.
ENGINEER EDITORS:
Colorado Magazine Takes
Top Honors at Meeting Here

Purple Notch Two Markers in Last
Period Against Maize and Blue Subs
By DICK KRAUS
(Special to The Daily)
EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 18 -Michigan made an auspicious Big Nine
debut at Dyche Stadium, this afternoon, overpowering a good North-
western eleven 49-21, in a ball game that was strictly "good hit, no
field."
The vaunted Wolverine attack was in high gear all afternoon,
but the Wildcats, paced by hard-running Art Murakowski punched
through the heretofore impregnable Michigan defenses with unex-
pected consistency.
A two-touchdown Michigan scoring splurge in the opening
period put the Wolverines out in front to stay. A brilliant 54-
yard punt return by Gene Der-
ricotte took the ball to the W 9~ )
Wildcat 10 yard line and on the WA'ildcat fRout
first Michigan play from scrim-
mage, Bump Elliott legged it off
The very next time Michigan
got the ball it happened again. 'M 7 Students
Bump Elliott after returning punt
from his own 17-yard line to the
46, took off for 34 yards on the Weather, Wolverines
r'everse. Jack Weisenburger
cracked center for ten and Little Wilt Northwestern
Hank Fonde cut off tackle to
score. Brieske, who had a perfect By ARCHIE PARSONS
day, converted and Michigan led (Special to The Daily)
14-0, and without the use of a EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 18-
single forward pass. Plenty of touchdowns and warm
Michigan rolled to four touch- weather once again was the foot-
downs in the first half and All- ball menu for 2,000 Michigan stu-
American candidate Bob Chap- dents who sat in their shirt sleeves
puis attempted only five passes, with a capacity throng of 48,000
completing two to Bob Mann for in Northwestern's Dyche Stadium
50 yards. The ground attack and watched the Wolverines
spearheaded by Weisenburger smother Northwestern here yes-
and Elliott rolled up 238 yards. terday.
Mann contributed 51 of those The day started on a bad note
yards on the play of the day, a for the Wildcats when it was an-
touchdown jaunt through a brok- nounced that the Northwestern
en field off a perfectly executed band's new uniforms had not ar-
end around to account fo' Mich- rived and they were forced to
igan's fourth touchdown. march in their shirtsleeves-which
Meanwhile the Wildcats refused was an advantage at that.
to play dead, their big line, slug- Michigan's marching band-
gish on defense all afternoon, fully-clothed--did triple duty with
charged Michigan off its feet, well-executed pre-game, half-time,
opening gaping holes for Mura- and post - game performances.
kowski and Franc Aschenbrenner. Their pre-game "weather fore-
A 47-yard touchdown drive cul- casting," a series of "rain" songs
minated by a seven yard Mura- was foiled by a persistent sun
kowski explosion, temporarily which remained unimpressed.
shaved Michigan's margin to 14-7.
Moments later Tom Worthington The Maize and Blue cheerleadi-
M ent s cept a Chappuis pass and ers ably led a small but deter-
intercepted Cined student cheering section
returned to Michigan's 38, and which was handicapped by their
the Wildcats were threatening sigragandicapedbycter
again, but Michigan stiffened and segregation to one far corner of
See MICHIGAN, Page 6 the stadium.
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violated an old custom this after-
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The Colorado Engineer, engi-
nceiing p~ublication of The Uni-
versity of Colorado, walked off
with top honorsrat the 27th an-
nual Engineering College Maga-
zines Associated convention, held
here yesterday.
Faculty members and 75 stud-
ent delegates representing 27
schools were on hand for the two
day conference which was term-
inated by the presentation of the
Village Forms
Committee for
School Issue
The contr oversial Willow Village
school question flared anew yes-
terday with the announcement
that an anti-discrimination com -
mittee has been formed.
The committee, made up of
several local and campus organi-
zations, plans to protest the action
of the Willow Village School Board
in transferring a number of Negro
children to a segregated school.
The anti-discrimination group
has sent letters to Governor Kim
Sigler and Superintendent of Pub-
lic Instruction, Eugene B. El-
liott. The letters ask that the
officials investigate "racial dis-
crimination" in the school at Wil-
low Village.
The group is now investigating
means whereby they can take
legal action against the school
board. Miss Toledo Snyder, a
member of the. Walpole Commit-
tee of parents, said the group feels
that the school board is acting
in violation of the educational
laws of the State of Michigan.
The anti-discrimination com-
mittee includes the campus AVC,
IRA. JCA and several local Negro
organizations.

ECMA awards. During the earlier
part of the convention publication
problems and their solutions were
discussed.
By taking three firsts and one
second, the Colorado Engineer
proved to be the outstanding
magazine represented at the con-j
ference.
"Cooperation is the main reason
for our success," Stan Colson, edi-
tor of the Colorado Engineer, re-
marked. "Our campus subscrip-
tions are covered by the engineer-
ing college tuition, and our alum-
ni circulation is pushed by a good
coverage of alumni news.'
The first place award winners at
the convention were: best all-
around Engineer, Colorado Engi-
neer; editorials, Kansas State En-
gineer; student written articles,
Tech Engineering News, alumni
news, Colorado Engineer; illus-
trations, Tech Engineering News;
covers, Colorado Engineer; local
news; Illinois Technograph.
TU' Scientists
Plan Meeting
The association of University of
Michigan'. Scientists will hold its
first meeting at 8 p.m. tomorrow
in the East Conference Room of
the Rackham Building.
The meeting will include a talk
on international control of atom-
ic energy by Wilfred Kaplan, As-
sistant Professor of Mathematics,
who heads the association. The
status of the proposed National
Science Foundation will be dis-
cussed by Paul E. Stumpf, Instruc-
tor in Epidemiology.
The question of abuse of secur-
ity regulations on atomic energy
profects will also be discussed.

- I
World News At A Glance
By The Associated Press
MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 18-A hurricane with winds of 100 miles an
hour and mounting in size and fury began a northwestward curve
in the North Atlantic today without offering an immediate threat
to continental United States.
* * * *
PARIS, Oct. 18-Forty-one persons were believed today to
have been killed in the crash of a French plane in the Mediter-
ranean Sea.
The company operating the plane said two persons, the pilot,
and another crew member, had been rescued. The French Navy
Ministry said 11 bodies had been recovered. The plane was carrying
43 ipassengers and crew.
* * * *
CHICAGO. Oct. 18-James C. Petrillo announced today that
union musicians would be barred from making any records or radio
transcriptions after December 31, but recording industry sources said
they anticipated the move and had enough unissued records to last
from one to two years.
ATHENS, Oct. 18-Greek police seized all Communist news-
papers and periodicals tonight.
Police occupied the of fices of the Communist party newspaper
Rizospastis and the headquarters of the weekly Elleftheria Ellada,
published by- the Communist-dominated coalition EAM (National
Liberation Front).

Control Found
SCHNECTADY, N.Y., Oct. 18-
(IP)-The General Electric Comp-
any's rainmakers today announc-
ed new cloud controls which they
said could modify the winter wea-
ther in the Northern Unitedj
States.1
They also announced an easy
way for an airplane to make a hole
in a cloud in order to descend or
ascend through what otherwise
would be dangerous icing condi-
tions.
The cloud holes already have
been made. Not yet done but pre-
dicted by Dr. Irving Langmuir as
possible, were preventing hail in
thunderstorms and stopping all
ice storms, freezing rain and also
the cloud icing that endangers
flying.

of blue balloons following the first
Wildcat touchdown.
The balloons have been reserved
for the first Wildcat touchdown
of the season but Northwestern
seemed determined to make an
impression on the Wolverines and
the Chicago rooters went all out
f or their team. They counted their
points very enthusiastically after
each touchdown despite Michi-
gan's overwhelming lead when the
Wildcats scored their last two in
the fourth quarter.
Northwestern's cheer leaders
demonstrated the virtues of Amer-
ican Technological advancement
by arriving in a purple and white
bedecked jalopy and quickly set-
ting up their private public ad-
dress system with which they di-
rected Wildcat cheers.
The score board showed the
proper amount of respect for Jim'
Brieske's educated toe by chalking
up Michigan's point after touch-
downs before the Wolverine cen-
ter even made the try.
Michigan and Northwestern stu-
dents had a chance to mahake
hands -and make up after 'the
game at a mixer dance sponsored
by a Northwestern student group.
NSA Requests
SL Ratification
The NSA Committee, composed
of ctya,- - h nfinr--l ha

GOOD FOR VOICE:
Preizel Bell, Plays Host to Patrice Munsel

Beer was on the house at the
Pretzel Bell last night and liquor
cards were politely ignored.
The management was extending
its well-known welcome to "Prin-
cess Pat" Munsel, shortly after her
performance at Hill Auditorium.

anyone that college life has its
drawbacks, when they're being dis-
cussed in a place like "the Bell,"
Miss Munsel pointed out, convinc-
ingly enough, that she has a final
exam every time she sings, and

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