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Latest Deadline in the State










Vlames Rage.
In Michigan,
New England
Three Lives Lost
In State Blazes
Michigan's week-long wave of
forest fires has claimed three lives,
while similar blazes continue to
rampage through the New Eng-
land area, the Associated Press re-
ported early today.
Michigan Conservation Officer
Thomas J. Mellon, 46, of Manis-
tique and Conrad Oberg, an im-
pressed fire fighter, were drowned
yesterday afternoon when a boat
they were riding in with four oth-
ers hit a snag and overturned.
The party was crossing the Man-
istique River, a mile upstream
from 'Lake Superior on. their way
to a forest fire north of Manis-
Riley Hopkins, 71, of Thomas-
ton was killed in a fire in Ontona-
gon county yesterday when he was
struck by a falling tree. He suf-
fered head and back injuries.
Meanwhile Dunkirk-like evac-
uation of Bar Harbor, Me., was
halted temporarily last night
with the re-opening of an es-
cape rout by highway.
In fishing boats, pleasure craft
and other small craft, hundreds of
refugees had fled the Mount Des-
ert island town in an exodus remi-
niscent of Dunkirk.
The Officer of the Day at the
Southwest Harbor Coast Guard
Base said he understood dynamit-
ing had saved most of the business
r section after the flames had swept
about a third of the community of
4,300 inhabitants.
At the same time, Michigan
State Police continued-the hunt
for a firebug believed to have
set four fires in the Fife Lake
state forest near Traverse City.
'The fires, raging about half a
mile apart when discovered,
blackened 120 acres.
Conservation Commissioner
Harold Titus declared that the
fires must have been set, judging

"CAMPUS QUARTER"-Students rehearse for their initial pro-
gram of the new League-Union sponsored radio broadcasts "Cam-
pus Quarter," which will be presented from 9:45 to 10 a.m. Sat-
urdays over Station WPAG. Tomorrow's program will feature
skits describing the origin of the Little Brown Jug and house
decoration competition traditions.


Hold Rehearsals for 'Campus
Quarter' VPAG Radio Debut

Rehearsals of the first edition
of "Campus Quarter," a series of
15-minute broadcasts to be pre-
sented fro~m 9:45 to 10 a.m. each
Saturday, over Station WPAG, got
underway yesterday.
Homecoming will be the special
topic of the initial program to-
morrow which will feature skits
describing the origin of the Little
Brown Jug and house decoration
competition traditions.
Jointly spor'sored by the Union
and the League, each program
will emphasize a particular theme
and highiight "news of impending
social and cultural events on cam-
Black Friday and the history of
various student publications will
be treated in future broadcasts.
Under present plans, tryouts for
actors and actresses, narrators and
announcers will be held at 7 p.m.
every Tuesday in the studios of
Station WPAG to afford all stu-
dents an opportunity to partici-
pate in the productions and gain
valuable radio experience.
Members of the first cast are
Bob Kelly, Jerry Mehlman, Phil
McLean, Edgar Micleff, Beverly
Olsynski, Al Warner, John Barnes,
Alben Carlson, Art Friedman, Abe
Ackerman, Bob Teeg, Mal ,Bar-
World News
At a Glance
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct 23-Movie
stars Gary Cooper and Robert
Montgomery testified today that
Communists and a red "lunatic
fringe" have gained a foothold in
Hollywood that is both noisy and

See picture of New England
fire damage, page three.
from their breaking out almost si-
Hundreds of conservation offi-
cers, volunteers and impressed fire
fighters fought to hold 84 fresh
fires in the State within plowed
and cut fire lines.
Brisk winds were blowing the
4 extremely dry Upper Peninsula
and fire fighters feared any of the
fires might break out of control at
any moment.
In the New England area, .whole
f hospitals and villages were evacu-
ated yesterday as more than 200
fires, feeding on tinder-dry brush
and pine, swept woodlands.
U' Reg ent To
Give Address
The Honorable Charles S. Ken-
nedy, M.D., Regent of the Uni-
~'versity, will deliver the opening
address in the annual Dr. Roy
Bishop Canfield memorial lectures
or at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre.
Regent Kennedy, chief surgeon
at Grace Hospital in Detroit, will
present a biographical talk on the
kwidely known Ann Arbor physi-
cian and teacher in whose memory
the lecture series has been estab-
At the time of his death, Dr.
Canfield was otolaryngologist-in-
chief on the faculty of the Uni-
versity Hospital.
The lecture series will bring
prominent medical speakers to the
campus each year through a fund
established by contributions of
students and associates of Dr.
Canfield, who died in an accident
in 1932.
nrl -1 0 " nO

man, Jim Hodge, Dorothy Lublin,
Audrey Finley, Doug Sinn and
John Benjamin.
Script writers for the program
that will launch the series are Pat
McKenna, Barbara Barnes, Bob
Teeg, Peggy Commings and Lee
Two Plans for
elations Seen
Journalists Debate
On Soviet Attitude
We can have "one world," but
only if the United States will make
the effort to bring it about.
That was Walter Duranty's an-
swer to the question, 'Can Russia
Be Part of One World?" in a de-
bate with fellow journalist H. R.
Knickerbocker last night. He ex-
"Why leave it to the Russians
to bring about a peaceful world?
We have the men and ability to
take the lead. Our leaders must
offer to meet separately with Rus-
sian policy-makers on .'neutral
ground' to thrash out our differ-
Ences and find a common ground."
"The men in the Kremlin are
not insane; they know that the
idea of war with the United States
is fantastic," Duranty said, He
"Russian expansion after the
war was not part of a deadly plan,
but the result of historial accident.
We did nothing, so Russian fol-
lowed the principle ow 'taking ad-
vantage when the going is good'."
"Finding common ground with
Stalin would be following in the
footsteps of Chamberlin at Mu-
See TWO, Page 3,
Red Feather
Fund Grows
Ann Arbor's annual Commu-
nity Fund drive reached the 40
per cent mark yesterday with only
four days of intensive soliciting
behind the 600 workers.
At a regular report luncheon
yesterday fund workers said $4 1,-
137 had already been pledged.
This year's fund goal is $137,750.
Money collected in the annual
campaign will be used to finance
15 red feather agencies.

Russian Gag
Plan Decried
By Marshall
UN Rejection of
Scheme Asked
By The Associated Press
United States, in a declaration
drawn up by Secretary of State
Marshall and the entire American
delegation, demanded today that
the United Nations Assembly "ab-
solutely" reject Russia's anti-
"warmonger" measures.
The U.S. charged that the Rus-
sians' proposal to condemn what
they call "warmongering" is a
step toward the "establishment of
censorship and a police state" de-
signed to "put shackles on the
brain of man as well as a gag
in his mouth."
DeMands UN Action
The Soviet Union has demanded
assembly action against "war-
mongering" and "criminal war
propaganda" which it says is prev-
alentin the U.S., Turkey and
This country's answer to Rus-
sia-and especially to three prev-
ious blasts by Andrei Y. Vishin-
sky, Soviet deputy foreign min-
ister who has named 15rAmericans
as "warmongers"-was delivered
by U.S. Delegate Warren R. Aus-
tin in the 57-nation political com-
mittee of the Assembly.
Austin especially defended for-
mer Secretary of State James F.
Byrnes and John Foster Dulls,
Republican member of the U.S.
delegation. Both have been listed
by Vishinsky as "warmongers."
Would Jail Byrnes
Austin declared in his prepared
text that Vishinsky "no doubt'"
would "jail" Byrnes if he had
the power to do it. But in hi
speech he departed from his text
and said that if the doctrine con-
tained in the Russian resolutior
prevailed magistratee could "say
what is warmongering and whc
are warmongers and clap them
into jail."
Neither Vishinsky nor Mrs.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. dele-
gate who was reported authorita-
tively to have joined in urging
the firm line spoken by Austin.
was in the committee room.
SBE Settles
In New Home
Exchange Office Now
Located in Lane Hall
The long-time housing problems
of the Student Book Exchange ap-
peared ended yesterday with the
announicement that permanent
quarters had been found in Lane
Ken Bissell, manager of the Ex-
change, disclosed that the seconc
floor of Lane Hall will become th
site of the non-profit organization
in February. The decision was an-
nounced at a meeting of the fac-
ulty-student board in charge
headed by Walter B. Rea, associ-
ate dean of students.
The announcement of the new
headquarters reverses a plan
adopted last week which would
have placed the Exchange under
the control of the Inter-Frater-
nity Council.

According to Bissell, the change
of plans was due to the discovery
of an independent home for the
Exchange after hopes had faded.
"Our main object was to put the
Exchange on a permanent basis,"
Bissell said. "We're indebted to
the IFC for offering to help us out,
but we're glad we can now func-
tion on our own again."


SL Will Hold
Elections for
Student Posts
Candidates Must File
Petitions by Thursday
Elections to student positions on
the Board in Control of Student
Publications, the J-Hop Commit-
tee, the Soph Prom Committee
and senior class officers will be
held Nov. 5, Dick Kelly, chairman
of a special Student Legislature
elections committee, announced
Students wishing to run for any
-f these positions must file peti-
;ions with either Mrs. Ruth Calla-
han, Rm. 2 University Hall, or
,ith the Men's Judiciary Council,
y Thursday, Kelly said.
150 Signatures
Petitions should include the ap-
olicant's class and statement of
qualifications, and will be limited
to 50 words. Signatures of 150
>tudents, on three sheets of 50
lames each, must also be submit-
ted by each candidate.
Qualification statements and
ignature lists should be filed on
'aper 8% by 11 inches, Kelly em-
Three positions are open on the
Board in Control of Student Pub-
;ications, nine on the J-Hop Com-
mittee, nine on the Soph Prom
Committee with four senior of-
fices, president, vice-president,
secretary and treasurer, open,
Kelly explained.
Allocation to Schools
J-Hop and Soph Prom positions
will be allocated to the various
schools in. the following manner:
five literary college members, three
engineering college members and
one representative of the com-
bined schools.
J-Hop applicants must have
from 60 to 90 credit hours, with
30 to 60 hours required for those
applying for positions on the Soph
Prom Committee.
Persons with the greatest num-
ber of votes in the election will be
^hairmen of the respective com-
mittees, Kelly said.
Signatures must be obtained
from students in the same class
and school as the applicant, for
the committee and senior class
elections, he declared.
Seniors may apply for nomina-
tion to one office only, which
Should be indicated on their peti-

* * * *
Campus to Flare-Up Today
In Homecoming Pep Rally

Giant flares will illuminate the
all-campus Pep Rally of the year,
officially opening the Homecom-
ing Weekend at 7:30 p.m. today
at Ferry Field.
Life photographers and edito-
rial writers, and a mobile tran-
scription unit from radio station
WJR will be on hand to record the
half-hour of "We'll get that jug,
see if we don't" spirit.-
WJR will broadcast the tran-
scription at 11:30 p.m. today.
Picard Is Emcee
Judge Frank Picard, former
president of the 'M' Club, and,
noted Detroit judge, will act as
emcee and principal speaker at
the rally.
Coach Wally Weber will also ad-
dress the group, outlining the his-
7:30 p.m.-Pep Rally will form
at Ferry Field with
Judge Frank Picard
and Coach Wally Web-
er, principal speakers.
8:00 p.m.-- Cheerleaders will
lead snake dance down
State Street to Hill
8:30 p.m.-Varsity Night, Hill
Auditorium, featuring
skits, cheers, songs and
9:00 p.m.-Brown Jug Jump,
informal sweater and
skirt dance at Casbah.
11:30p.m.-WJR pre-game
broadcast of Pep Rally
9 -0 a.m.-Judging- of House
Displays by League So-
cial Director Ethel A.
McCormick and Ar-
thur Weddige, of the
art school.
2:00 p.m.-Minnesota - Michi-
gan game. Halftime of
the game-Announce-
ment of houses win-
ning display contest.
8:30 p.m.-Annual Homecom-
ing Dance at the I-M
Building. Louis Prima
McCobb Heads IFC
Jim McCobb, of Alpha Delta Phi,
was elected chairman of the In-
ter-Fraternity Council yesterday,
succeeding Henry Meyer of Delta
Kappa Epsilon.

tory of the Minnesota-Michigan
Although the traditional march
from the Union steps to the field
has been eliminated, the rally will
be far from "'staid and settled," a
spokesman for the Wolverine Club
and the Student Legislature Var-
sity Committee has promised.
Students will gather around a
huge bonfire at the field itself "to
avoid the riots, mob scenes and
disorganization of previous ral-
lies," the spokesman said.
In Case of Rain
In case of rain, the University
siren will be sounded at 7 p.m. tc
call off the rally. If there is nc
siren, the rally will be held as
After the rally, cheerleaders will
lead a "snake dance" down State
Street to Hill Auditorium for the
Michigan Band-sponsored Varsity
Night at 8:30 p.m.
Ron Gamble of station WJR will
be master of ceremonies at the
two hour variety show which will
include skits, performances by the
Men's Glee Club, selections from
last year's Junior Girls' Play and
a "Weight Lifting act by World
Champion, Buck Dawson."
The Concert Band, under the
See RALLY, Page 7
Helpful Police
Carefree Coed Is
Victim ofThievery
The local police are guilty of
Without malice aforethought,
however. It happened only be-
cause they were trying to be help-
One carefree coed, who leaves
her bike behind Mosher-Jordan,
unlocked, wasn't too surprised
when she discovered last week that
it was gone. Having forgotten to
report the loss to the police, she
was startled yesterday when she
received a call to come to the sta-
tion to retrieve it.
Puzzled, she made the long trip
downtown. There, behind the sta-
tion, as promised was the rusty ve-
hicle, much the worse for wear.
Out of curiosity, she inquired
where it had been found, and who
reported the theft. The shock was
almost too much when she was
told that it had been found be-
hind Mosher-Jordan, and that she
herself had reported it missing-
last April.
When she recovered from the
impact of the revelation, she real-
ized that it had been stolen last
April, and that when she had
found it herself, she had never in-
fnnd the nn1ie. I

RAW MATERIALS-Regarding the basic elements which will form their Homecoming display, are,
left to right, Barbara Everett, Louise Koning, Anita Wattam, Charlotte Voelker and Janet Sherzer,
of Betsy Barbour House. Displays must be completed by 9 a.m. tomorrow for judging. Announce-
ment of winners will be made during halftime of the game.

Foreign Aid,
Rising Prices
Force Action
All-Network Speech
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23-Presi-
dent Truman today called Con-
gress into special session Novem-
ber 17 to consider a possible bil-
lion-dollar program of stop-gap
foreign aid and to throw a federal
halter on runaway prices at home.
Gravely and rapidly, Mr. Tru-
man read his proclamation to
newsmen massed in his oval office,
then announced he would make an
all-network broadcast to the peo-
ple at 10 p.m., .tomorrow.
He did not name his figure on
winter aid. But other Adminis-
tration officials said it has
climbed from his $580,000,000
estimate for France, Italy, and
Austria, made a few weeks ago,
and now looks like this:
About $642,000,000 for France
and Italy alone; up to $30,000,000
for occupied Austria; and a possi-
ble $400,000,000 for occupied Ja-
pan, Korea and Germanya total
of $1,072,000,000 to last until
March 31. The officials who sup-
plied the estimates to reporters
withheld the use of their names.
His news conference followed
immediately an hour-long session
with the Congressional leaders
whose committees are the first
hurdles in the path of winter aid
for Western Europe.
Mr. Truman opened his news
conference by reading a prepared
statement, setting forth rapidly
and soberly his reasons for pro-
claiming the special session:
First, to present to Congress
"suitable measures for dealing
with inflation, high prices, and
the high cost of living"-perils
he said, which are "endangering
the prosperity and welfare of
the entire nation."
Second, to deal with "the crisis
in Western Europe," which he
;alled a problem of outright sur-
vival for the populations of those
nations. He has asked $580,000,-
)00 in stop gap aid for that pur-
Third, to provide an opportunity
for more rapid consideration of
;he Marshall Plan of long range
tid in European recovery.
Reporters, although primed with
;cores of questions on poultry-
'ess Thursday, food conservation
>md other issues, waited for no
more. With a shouted, "Thank
you, Mr. President," they broke for
the door. Anyhow, Mr. Truman
,aid he would save his replies to
urther questions until he speaks
n the radio.
First Congressional reaction
was favorable. Senator Brewster
(Rep., Maine), said the call was
"well warranted." Grain prices,
he said, "obviously are getting
out of hand and something has
to be done about it."
Rep. Halleck (Rep., Ind.) told
reporters Mr. Truman said he
wants $642,000,000 to tide Italy
ind France over till next March
31, as compared with the $580,-
000,000 figure suggested in Sep-
Halleck said "there will be some
holes shot in those figures."
* * *
Prices Soar
To New High

Luckman Retains
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23-(AR) --
As prices soared, President Tru-
man's Citizens Food Committee
turned down an industrial pro-
posal to end poultryless Thurs-
days. It said that eggless days
also will "remain in full force and
Committee 'Chairman Charles
Luckman said the Cabinet Food
Committee was in "complete ac-
cord" with his decision.
He promised, however, that spe-
cial days of selfdenial will not be

LONDON, Oct. 23-New cuts
in Britain's daily diet, a reduc-
tion in naval manpower, and a
ban on tobacco imports from the
United States were announced
today by the government in a
new program to combat the ec-
onomic crisis.
MAPLEWOOD. N.J., Oct. 23-
Harold E. Stassen, active conten-
der for next year's Republican
presidential nomination, said to-
night the United States could fur-
nish $5,000,000,000 or $6,000,000,-
000 for foreign aid in 1948 and still
reduce taxes about $3,000,000,000
in the year.
Louis A. Johnson, testified to-
day that two cabinet members
and a general blocked his ef-
forts to get the country ready
for World War II, and that he
and President Roosevelt knew as
early as 1938 that it was com-
ROME, Oct. 23-Diplomatic ob-
servers said today they believed a
carefully timed Russian offer of
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