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Latest Deadline in the State


SAC Asks
More Power
For Students
Requests Larger
Conduct Group
Students won a round in their
fight for better representation on
University ruling committees yes-
terday when, in a quiet concession
to student protest, the Student Af-
fairs Committee passed a resolu-
tion recommending to the Board
of Regents that three student rep-
resentatives be made regular
members of the University Com-
mittee on Student Conduct.
At present, the committee con-
.ists of three members of the Uni-
versity Senate, the deans and di-
rectors of various schools, the
Dean of Women and the Dean of
Students. It is this committee
which decides University policy
on student conduct.
The SAC recommended that the
Committee on Student Conduct
shall also include "three students
representing the Student Legisla-
ture, Men's Judiciary Council and
Women's Judiciary Council and
elected respectively by these or-
ganizations from their member-
Letters and editorials urging
such action had appeared in The
Daily following the recent inter-
pretation of the "liquor ban" by
the Committee on Student Con-
A request by the Hindustan As-
sociation to sponsor a convention
hof the Hindustan Students Asso-
ciation of America here, Dec. 22,
was also approved by the SAC
meeting. The approval, however, is
subject to availability of accom-
modations, as decided by the
Board of Governors of Residence
Other approvals given were: the
World Student Service Fund drive,
Nov. 5 and 6; the Galens' Christ-
mas drive, Dec. 5 and 6; and In-
ter-Cooperative Council's plans to
hold a Co-op Day, Nov. 12.
Niehuss Will
Give Lecture
Orientation Series
Continues Tomorrow
Freshmen and new transfer stu-
dents will discover the Univer-
sity's role as an educator to state
and national governments when
Marvin L. Niehuss, vice-president
of the University, presents the
third in the series of special Ori-
entation lectures at 8 p.m. tomor-
row in Hill Auditorium.
Speaking on the "Contributions
of the University to the State and
the Nation," Vice-President Nie-
:y huss will discuss the school's aid
in governmental planning and re-
search. Contributions made by
both individuals connected with
the University and special Univer-
sity programs, with special em-
phasis on war-time aid, will be
featured in the talk.
Also participating in the Assem-
bly will be the University March-
ing Band, which will present a
special program of selections for
new students.
The Orientation lecture series,
planned as an extension of the
regular Orientation Week pro-
gram, will conclude Nov. 7 with a

the economics department.
Elliott Refuses
'Willow Case
Requested investigation of the
Willow', Run school controversy
would not be within its jurisdic-
tion, Dr. Eugene B. Elliott, super-
intendent of public instruction,
has informed Gov. Kim Sigler.
It's "up to the local board," Dr.
Elliott said, pointing out that the
state legislature gives school
boards full supervision over at-
tendance borders.
A committee of Walpole Ct.
parents petitioned reconsideration
of the change, and following the
fusal of the local board to do so
requested a state investigation.
The controversy was precipi-
tated when the Willow Run school
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Report Unity in France
'Sorely Lacking' Today
Split Threatens French as Battle Between
Right and Left Disrupts Nation's Stability
(Special to The Daily)
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles by a former
city editor of The Daily, now touring Europe.
PARIS, Oct. 23-(Delayed)-French unity, a missing weapon
when Hitler's armies turned westward in 1940, is just as sorely lacking
If anything, France is presently even less at peace with herself
in the "cold war" between Russian Communism and American democ-
With 30 per cent of the population entrenched on the Left and
40 per cent on the Right as a result of Sunday's municipal elections,
-- ----__ -- France's future course through






Voting on Independence Issue;

Communists Beaten Back in Paris Riot

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Early End to
Grain Saving
Drive Forseen
Meatless Tuesdays
May be Out by Jan.


The government's intensive drive
to save 100,000,000 bushels of grain
for Europe may go over the top
by January 1, Charles Luckman
declared today.
Talking to reporters in New
York, the Chairman of the Citi-
zens Food Committee predicted
that the year's end will see the
abolition of meatless Tuesdays
and poultryless-eggless Thursdays,
conservation measures which the
committee is asking Americans to
Luckman's voluntary program-
which an associate estimated to-
day has already achieved 35 per
cent of its grain saving goal - is
separate from other European fi-
nancial aid proposals which
President Truman will lay before
Congress at its special session No-
vember 17.
At Boston, Senator Taft (Rep.,
Ohio), Chairman of the Senate
Republican Policy Committee, as-
serted that the special session
should give a single agency re-
sponsibility for preventing price
increases at home, limiting ex-
ports and aiding Europe.
In Louisville, Ky., a state court
ordered a distillery to reopen, but
Citizens Food Committee Officials
here said they do not anticipate
any general disruption of the liq-
uor making holiday in which dis-
tilleries joined for 60 days as a
grain saving measure.
* * *
City Sup p orts
Meatless Day
Although customer reaction has
forced a couple of downtown res-
taurants, which- attempted coop-
eration with the food drive, to re-
store meat to their Tuesday
menus, most Ann Arbor eaters re-
act fairly well to meatless meals, a
Daily survey revealed yesterday.
Two down-town tavern keepers,
who tried meatless Tuesday, said
that people walking out, after
reading the menus, forced them to
put meat back.
"We lost over $100 the Tuesday
we tried," one of the tavern man-
agers estimated.
However most other cooperating
restauranteursnoted many con-
gratulations and few squawks.
Campus restauranteurs who are
cooperating, didn't think they
were losing much, if any, business.
While cujstomer :reaction has
been generally good, few of the
smaller restaurants had meatless
menus yesterday. Almost all of
the larger ones are cooperating,
the survey showed.
The University dining halls
served no meat yesterday.

these difficult postwar years is
certain to be one of indecision and
The split into two widely di-
vergent camps is slated to be even
further accentuated in the next
few months if the remnants of the
Ramadier coalition government
parties-the Socialists, Radical-
Socialists and Popular Republi-
cans - make a Left - or - Right
choice. These parties now have
only 30 per cent of the country
behind them.
Trump Card
If the coalition government par-
ties (which are pro-American)
join General De Gaulle's Rally of
the French People (RPF), the
Communists will still have a trump
card-control of the General Con-
federation of Labor (CGT), which
has 6,000,000 members.
A general strike, or threat of a
general strike, would force the
Right to extreme measures, thus
bringing further chaos to France's
effort to extricate herself from
her postwar economic difficulties.
No Unity Foreseen
But whether the coalition par-
ties move wholesale one way or
the other, France will not have
unity in the resulting majority
party. Either way, a strong Left or
a strong Right will remain as an
antagonizing force disrupting sta-
By comparison, the present po-
litical situation of the United
States--a Democratic administra-
tion and a Republican Congress--
is halcyon. Both Democrats and
Republicans are dedicated to the
same basic ideals.
But France, unable to choose
decisively between East and West,
threatens to come apart at the
An American businessman steps
up to the cashier's cage of a Paris
bank and presents a traveler's
check-dollars for francs. He
takes the pile of French paper cur-
rency and waves it wearily.
"This will last one day," he says
moodily, adding, "it's terrible."
"We know it," the cashier de-
jectedly replies.
Economic Bugaboo
In this scene is summed up the
economic bugaboo of France to-
day-inflation. Originally a legacy
of the German occupation and ag-
gravated by current underproduc-
tion of consumer goods, it poses a
tremendous problem for French
leadership, a leadership which
does not have the solid public sup-
port necessary to cope with it.
Although French housewives
have some relief in the form of
rationing and price control of
basic foods, restaurant and cloth-
ing prices are unchecked.
An average luncheon or dinner
in an average Paris restaurant
costs about 300 francs ($2.40 at
current exchange rates). Good
See FRENCH, Page 6
Petition Deadline Given
Student petitions for nomina-
tions to the Board in Control of
Student Publications, J-Hop and
Soph Prom committees and senior
class officers must be submitted
to Mrs. Ruth Callahan, Rm. 2
University Hall by tomorrow.
Petitions must contain a 50
word qualifications statement, and
a list of 150 student signatures on
three pages containing 50 names,

Fight Follows
Verbal Battle
In Assembly
Ramadier Demands
Vote of Confidence
By The Associated Press
PARIS, Wednesday, Oct. 29-
Unofficial estimates of the injured
ranged from 40 to 300 early today
after a bloody street battle in
which Paris police beat back near-
ly 35,000 Communists whoat-
tempted unsuccessfully to break
up an anti-Communist meeting.
It was the first major political
street battle in Paris since the
bitter riots of 1936.
The Communists, responding
to a call in their newspaper
L'Humanite to break up the
meeting in Wagram Hall spon-
sored by former Sen. Gustave
Gautherot, besieged the meeting
place and were routed only af-
ter they had broken through
three police lines and a wooden
The riotous street scene began
a few hours after Socialist Prem-
ier Paul Ramadier opened his gov-
ernment's fight for life in the
national assembly chamber.
In his assembly speech, Ram-
adier assailed De Gaulle as a
modern "Caesar" whose pol-
icies threatened civil war, and
tangled with the Communists in
a tense debate with irate depu-
ties screaming insults and wav-
ing their fists at each other in
the most tumultous scenes wit-
nessed here in many years.
Pandemonium broke out in the

MORE LAURELS FOR LLOYD HOUSE-The winners of the campus-wide homecoming display com-
petition receive another award-this time for .the best homecoming display in the West Quad-
rangle. The judges, Dean James B. Edmondson of the education school, Miss Kathleen Hamm, chief
dietician of the residence halls, and Dean Charles Peake of the literary college present the trophy
to Allen Maslin, president of the West Quad Coun cil, who accepted on behalf of Lloyd House.

Soviets Also
Ask UN Order
Of Evacuation
Postponement Seen
As Object of Move

Three More Scenarists Cited
For Contempt in Red Probe

police - guarded chamber
Ramadier had warned that
ficient Marshall Plan aid
cause "all our industry"
closed down.

to be

Red Feather
Goal Sighted as 'U'
Collections Increase
The current Community Fund
campaign is relatively ahead of
last year's drive, and will achieve
its $137,750 quota "if a real effort
is made by campaign workers,"
Wendell J. LaCoe, campaign chair-
man said yesterday.
Large gains were made by the
University drive, which has now
reached 55 per cent of its goal,
Prof. Karl F. Lagler, University
campaign chairman, announced.
The only student group contribu-
tion thus far received was from
Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, but
others are planning to contribute,
he said.
Several more building units
reached the 100 per cent mark
yesterday: Plant Services, Uni-
versity Laundry, Laboratory of
Vertebrate Biology and ROTC
In the city campaign, industrial
corporations and national cor-
porations head the list of donors
with 96 per cent and 85 per cent
of their respective quotas.
World News
At a Glance
By The Associated Press
NANKING, Oct. 28 - Following
its ban earlier today the Chi-
nese government charged that the
outlawed Democratic League was
supported and subsidized by the
Chinese Communist Party "in a
rebellion against the government."
BERLIN, Oct. 28-Gen. Lu-
cius D. Clay announced to a
news conference today that the
American Military Government
in Germany is embarking on a
new aggressive policy of defend-
inp- hfore the German neonle

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28-(P)~-
In rapid-fire order, contempt ac-
tions were started against three
more Hollywood screen writers to-
day after they defiantly refused to
tell the House Committee on Un-
American Activities whether they
are Communists.
Following up similar steps taken
against John Howard Lawson yes-
terday, the Congressional probers
of the movie capital voted to rec-
ommend contempt citations
against Dalton D. Trumbo, Albert
Haltz and Alvah Bessie.
Loud sound effects punctuated
the hearing-the crashing gavel of
Chairman J. Parnell Thomas
(Rep., N. J.), a buzz of cameras,
mingled boos and applause from
spectators, who again included
movie actors and actresses.
Pattern Visible
And through it all ran what ap-
peared to be a definite pattern:
The committee brings on a wit-
ness. The witness won't say
whether he is a Communist, or
ever has been. He is "excused"
from the stand. The committee
produces its records on him. Then
comes the contempt action.
This is a recommendation to the,
full nine-member committee to
cite the witnesses for contempt of
Jail Punishment
SpeakersMartin (Rep., Mass.)
or the House itself can turn over a
contempt citation to a United
States Attorney for prosecution.
Conviction carries a top punish-
ment of a year in jail and a $1,000
But Thomas failed to get an ad-
mission from Robert W. Kenney,
lawyer representing Trumbo, Maltz,
Bessie, Lawson and a dozen other
prospective witnesses that he has
advised them not to answer ques-
tions about Communism and to
invite prosecution. Kenney said
silkily that to require him to say

what he is telling the witnesses
would be an invasion of the sacred
field of lawyer-client relation-
Meanwhile, Paul V. McNutt at-
torney for the Motion Picture As-
sociation and the Motion Picture
Producers Association, read' a
statement that "without proof and
on the basis of insinuation and
innuendo," Thomas had charged
the industry with trying to stifle
the inquiry.
Debaters Face
Oxford Team
First Meeting Since
1925 for Schools
Renewing a rivalry begun in
1925, an Oxford debating team will
face the University squad at 4 p.m.
today in Rackham Lecture Hall.
Upholding the negative of the
topic, "That the working of a
modern democracy demands a lib-
eral rather than a vocational edu-
cation," will be two members of
Oxford's three-man team com-
posed of the Hon. Anthony Neil
Wedgwood Benn, Sir Edward
Charles Gurney Boyle and David
Picture on Page 6
Kenneth Harris. Michigan's rep-
resentatives will be William D.
Flaskamp and William Starr, who
will advance the affirmative.
The Michigan plan of debating
will be employed, with each speak-
er presenting a five-minute con-
structive talk, undergoing a five-
minute cross examination by his
opponent and offering a three-
minute rebuttal. The debate is
sponsored by the speech depart-
ment and is open to the public.

Churchill Hits
Socialism as
"False Theory'
LONDON, Oct. 28-(I')-Win-
ston Churchill demanded today
that the Labor government cast
aside socialism as a failure. and
follow the lead of the United
States in an effort to achieve
prosperity through a system of
free enterprise.
The opposition leader, making
his fourth parliamentary attempt
to unseat Prime Minister Attlee,
accused the Labor government of
"playing a low down party game
from start to finish," and de-
clared it was time to hold new elec-
Praises U. S. Production
He declared that "false theories
are leading the nation into an
ever-darkening alley" and praised
the "astonishing feats of Ameri-
can mass production." He said "I
am fortified by what has hap-
pened in the United States."
Deputy Prime Minister Herbert
Morrison replied to the attack on
the government by calling Church-
ill's proposals "a plea for economic
anarchy" and a "dreadfully re-
actionary speech."
"Where did this system of free
competition and unbridled flow of
profit motive land us between the
wars?" Morrison asked. "It land-
ed us with persistent depressions
and persistent crises."
Refutes Churchill
Morrison referred to a state-
ment by Churchill that rising
prices were "not a sign of evil but
often of strength."
"If it be true that all is well
with the controls coming off and
the prices rising," Morrison asked,
why had President Truman called
Congress, "to deal with, among
other things, this very question of
the inflationary movement in
prices consistent upon the re-
moval of controls?"

By The Associated Press
Soviet Union demanded today that
the United Nations assembly hear
"truly elected representatives of
the Korean people" before decid-
ing on the Korean independence
issue laid before the delegates by
Secretary of State Marshall.
Some delegates said this
amounted to a Soviet move for in-
definite postponement of the ques-
tion because of a likelihood that
the U.S. and Russia could not
agree on who would be "truly
elected representatives."
Russia also demanded in the
57-member political committee
of the Assembly that the UN
order Russian and American
troops out'of -Korea by next Jan.
The Russians made these twin
moves as a follow-up to their orig-
inal contention that the UN had
no right to take up the ques-
tion of Korean independence. But,
noting that the issue is before
the Assembly as the result of a
majority vote, Andrei A. Gromyko
of Russia raised the point that the
delegates could not discuss the
question until the "truly elected"
representatives are present.
The committee adjourned until
tomorrow without acting on the
Russian demands.
Meanwhile, Britain defended,
the press of the western coun-
tries against charges by Yugo-
slavia and the Soviet Union.
Ernest Davies of Britain told
the Assembly's social committee
that there are both "deliberate
distortion of truth" and "with-
holding" of top news in.newspa-
pers of the Soviet Union, White
Russia and Yugoslavia.
He spoke against a Yugoslav
resolution asking the UN mem-
bers "to take urgent legislative
measures to establish the respon-
sibility of the owners of media
of information who publish or
spread false and tendentious re-
ports calculated to aggravate re-
lations between nations."
Few War ing
Tickets Left
Pennsylvanians Will
Give Two Concerts
Tickets for the two concerts by
FrednWaringand his Pennsyl-
vanians, sponsored by the Men's
Glee Club, at 8:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday in Hill Auditorium, are
still on sale at the auditorium box
Waring, who is at present con-
ducting six radio shows in addi-
tion to his second national con-
cert tour, will bring his entire
group here, including soloists Jane
Wilson, Stuart Churchill, Joan
Wheatley, Joe Marine, Poley Mc-
Clintock, Daisy Dernier, Joe Sodja,
Mac Perrin and "Lumpy" Bran-
Born, June 9, 1900 in Tyrone,
Pa., Waring formed his first band
in his home town to play for
fraternity dances and high school
By 1923, the band had grown
from its original five, to ten men,
and the group began to concen-
trate on choral effects. When the
singing became popular, the War-
ing Glee Club was established and
has since become a model for
many choral groups.
Sen. Vandenberg
Will Speak Here
Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg and


De Gaulle Unlikely To Regain
FrenchLeadership-- Slosson

Stassen Ends Forum on Hopeful Note

Charles De Gaulle has little
chance of regaining personal po-
litical power in spite of the re-
sults of the recent municipal elec-1

lect around forty per cent of the
popular vote, he added.
"De Gaulle himself will prob-
ably not get a cabinet post since
the only nnst that he woulda c-

EDITOR'S NOTE: This concludes a
series of four summary articles by
a member of The Daily staff pres-
ent + ho c~v+ --+h .--l T-.

say by word and deed, 'Modern
man is sovereign-and he shall be
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Marjolin, Deputy Commissioner
General of the French Plan of
Modernization and Equipment,
Anfin, 'Fanr RAP" n', n a nrrP-

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