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Latest Deadline in the State
VOL. LVIII, No. 3AH,
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 1947

PRICE FIVE CENTS

U.S.-Russian
Fight To Get
Airing in UN
Plan To Answer
Soviet Charges
By The Associated Press
LAKE SUCCESS, Sept. 24-The
United Nations Assembly's rank-
ing political committee shoved the
United States - Russian battle
ahead of all other main business
late today.
This means that the 55-nation
committee of ace diplomats will
see a quick resumption of the
U.S.-Soviet conflict tomorrow at
2 p.m.
U.S. Names Roosevelt
The United States, meanwhile,
designated Mrs. Franklin D.
Roosevelt as a spokesman to an-
swer charges of "war-mongering"
in the U.S. These charges were
made last week by Andrei Y'
Vshinsky, Soviet deputy foreign
minister on the Assembly floor.
Other top developments were:
1. The political committee ap-
proved unanimously the member,
ship applications of Yemen and
Pakistan. Their final entry will
be voted by the same nations in
plenary session soon.
Block Debate
2. The United States teamed
with Russia against Britain to
block Immediate debate on the
report of the U.N. Trusteeship
Council in the Trusteeship Com-
nilttee.
The report was put off until
n xt week so that Russia, which
bbycotted the trusteeship council
last spring, could study it.
3. The Assembly's new commit-
tee on planning and financing the
prQposed world capital on Man-
hattan's East Side, chose War-
ren R. Austin, No. 2 U.S. delegate,
as chairman.
Lie Reports
4. Trygve Lie, Secretary-Gen-
eral, told the budgetary commit-
tee he anticipated a reduction of
nearly $5,000,000 in the 1948 U.N.
budget. He said the U.N. might re-
duce the budget from its estimated
total of $39,403,792 to $34,500,000.
The committee then passed over
the voluminous annual report of
the security council temporarily,
called up the Greek case and ad-
journed at 4:15 p.m.(KCDYT) until
tomorrow.
. Radio-Active
Soil Reported
More Fertile
CHICAGO, Sept. 24 - (1) -
Atomic scientists in Chicago today
expressed interest and surprise in
the Tokyo airport of 50 to 300
per cent increases in yield of
crops grown in radio-active soil
at atom-bombed Nagasaki.
(Earlier today Takeo Furuno,
Nagasaki agriculturist, told Ky-
odo news agency in Tokyo that
wheat, cotton, pumpkins, sugar
beets, tomatoes, eggplants, and
similar plants showed from 50
to 300 per cent increase over prev-
ious production at his experimen-
tal plot in the center of the atom
bomb blast zone just outside Nag-
asaki city).
Asked why the radioactive
ground could produce such an in-
creased yield Dr. Harold C. Urey,
Nobel Prize physicist, said, "I

really don't know. It sort of sur-
prises me.
"The first question that occurs
to me is: Has that ground been
used recently, or has it been lying
fallow? But I suppose an agricul-
turist like Furuno would have
considered that."
Dr. Austin M. Brues, a Univer-
sity of Chicago atomic scientist,
who visited Nagasaki last winter,
said "anything is possible.'
Dr. Brues added, "I know Fur-
uno. I met him at his garden site.
I admire that man, and know he
is a competent agriculturist. He's
running scientific experiments on
the spot where his demolished
house once stood.
"The report is interesting. It
shows that it makes it necessary
that the National Research Coun-
cil continue its studies; to weigh
and balance various reports on
this sort of thing."
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WHAT PRICE EDUCATION-Jam-packed students fought a battle for survival in registration
lines and book stores last week to win the right to attend not-quite-so-crowded classes.

Ford Pension;
Plan Defeated
Rouge Workers Vote
Down Program 5-1
DETROIT, Sept. 24-(A)-De-
feat of the $200,000,000 Ford Mo-
tor Co. pension plan, first large
scale program of its kind in the
auto industry, was conceded today
by its sponsors within the CIO
United Auto Workers.
As first rei rns from a vote at
the Big Rou,.a Plant were an-
nounced, Vice President Richard
T. Leonard of the UAW-CIO, ad-
mitted that chances for accept-
ance of the pension program by
107,000 Ford production workers
were "hopeless."
With about 6,000 of.43,000 votes
counted, the Rouge workers were
five to one against the pension
plan and its accompanying seven
cent an hour wage increase.
They favored, instead, an 111/2
cent an hour wage boost plus six
paid annual holidays, the 1947
pattern in the industry. Final
tabulation was expected to end
Thursday evening.
Thirty of Ford's 43 branch
plants had already rejected the
pension system and its repudia-
tion by the Big Rouge local would
seal its defeat.

ROYALTY REIGNS-
Engineers Crown King Cole'
In Precedent-Shattering Rites

65,000 Fans
To See First
Grid Contest
Good Weather
May Boost Total
At least 65,000 gridiron fans are
expected to view the Spartan-
Wolverine tussle Saturday in the
opening game of the 1947 sched-
ule, according to ticket manager
Don Weir.
However this pre-game estimate
may be boosted still farther if the
weatherman favors Ann Arbor
with clear skies.
Past Sales
In the past Michigan State
games have shown large gate sales
with thousands of state grid fans
making last minute treks to Ann
Arbor on the strength of a fa-
vorable weather forecast. Last
year more than 76,000 saw the
Spartan-Wolverine grid classic.
Spartan student attendance is
expected to be slashed drastically
under former years since Mich-
Igan State students must pay for
their away game ducats this year.
Another fact calculated to cut
Spartan student attendance is the
late opening of classes which do
not get underway until next Mon-
day.
Ohio State Sold Out
Meanwhile sale of tickets to re-
maining games scheduled by the
Wolverines is proceeding briskly
with all ducats to the Ohio State
game sold out and tickets for
the Minnesota battle approaching
a sell 'out. Weir also reports that
one away game, the Illinois grid
clash, also has hung up "sold out"
sign.
However it is reported some
2,000 tickets to the Ilinois game
have been reserved for Michigan
students planning to attend the
fray. A special train, sponsored
by the Wolverine Club, has been
chartered to take Michigan stu-
dents to the lingaslas in
Champaign. Complete details of
the football special train will be
announced at a later date in The
Daily.
Meal Facilities
To Be Subject
Of AVC Probe
Students' eating accommoda-
tions will be investigated by a
four-man committee, assigned
last night at AVC's first meeting
of the fall semester.
The group, headed by Al Mill-
stein, will delve into the matter
of extra-long lines at the Union,
greatly increased eating costs in
the League houses and the possi-
bility of non-resident students
boarding at the dormitories.
Millstein will be assisted in the
survey by Andrew Warhola, Jerry
Alexander and Bill Young.
Food Guide
Plans call for the eventual pub-
lishing and distribution of a guide
to the eating places in Ann Arbor
within and without the University
area. The report will take into
consideration the accommoda-
tions, food quality and price in the
eating establishments.
The first steps were taken at
the meeting, too, to implement

AVC's previously announced plans
to sponsor an essay contest for
high school students of Wash-
tenaw County. The topic selected
concerns the contributions of the
foreign born to American democ-
racy.
Essay Contest
"We're trying to instill in the
high school students a sharper
awareness of our place in the
world scene," Max Dean, chairman
of the essay committee explained.
"It's for this reason that we have
shied away from the traditional
topics which treat of American-
ism in their narrower aspects."
A roster of University profes-
sors and local journalists is cur-
rently being approached to serve
as judges in the contest and final
arrangements are being made
with school superintendents in the
county to conduct the competi-
tion. Government bonds have
been selected as the prizes to win-
ners.

No Increase in Student
Liquor Violations Seen
Police Chief Enkenann Declares Detroit
Newspaper Story on Drinking Groundless

No noticeable increase in liquor
violations among the student body
of the University has appeared in
the last six months and none is ex-
pected in the near future, Ann Ar-
bor Police Chief Casper Enke-
mann declared yesterday.
The Chief branded as utterly
groundless insinuations made re-
cently by a Detroit newspaper that
the student drinking problem was
getting out of hand here and that
Maddy Scoops
Petrillo's New
Code of Ethics
Calls AFL Decree
Excellent But Tardy
Dr. Joseph E. Maddy, professor
of music and president of the Na-
tional Music Camp at Interlochen,
was laughing up his sleeve yester-
day as he revealed that the "Code
of Ethics" signed recently by
James C. Petrillo, president of the
AFL Federation of Musicians, was
the same document he had written
ten years ago.
Although he is "greatly pleased"
that the agreement between the
musicians and music educators
has finally been signed, Dr. Mad-
dy added that if the document had
been agreed to when he originally
proposed it, "a lot of trouble would
have been prevented."
Petrillo exempted the National
Music Camp, with which he has
been feuding for many years, from
agreement which "defines the
fields of professional and amateur
musicians on a national basis."
He claimed that the camp, which
has been connected with the Uni-
versity for five years, is a com-
mercial institution."
D e n y i n g the "commercial"
charge, Dr. Maddy pointed out
that the camp's status "as an
educational, non-profit institu-
tion has been clearly and repeat-
edly established." He added:
"Interlochen's status as an edu-
cational, non-profit institution
was firmly established in 1942 at
the time the federal government
investigated the Camp and clearly
removed any possible doubt of its
non-commercial character. This
status has been repeatedly reaf-
firmed. We welcome and invite
any investigation by any interest-
ed group at any time."
Lost-One Union Suit
The man who lost his union
suit in the Union is not amused.
Jacob Mehlman, Washing-
ton, D. C., registered at the
Union desk, leaving his suit-
case and a package of new
underwear nearby. . When he
returned a few minutes later,
both were gone.

local officers needed state help in
enforcing liquor laws.
Issues Strong Warning
Enkemann issued a strong
warning to all students, however,
that both state and city liquor
laws will continue to be enforced
rigidly and that violators will not
only be prosecuted but also turned
over to the Dean of Students' of-
fice for disciplinary action.
"I strongly advise that all stu-
dents legally qualified to drink
procure liquor identification
cards," the Chief added. "They are
the safest and surest means of
identification for everyone con-
cerned."
Considers Criticism Unfair
Municipal Judge Jay H. Payne
reiterated Clhief Enkemann's
warning. "So far as this court is
concerned, I've already served no-
tice that the law will be stringent-
ly enforced, and I also believe that
those who sell liquor to minors
Liquor identifications may be
procured from the County
Clerk's office in the County
Building at Huron and Main
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
week days and 8:30 a.m. to
12:00 noon on Saturdays.
Each applicant must bring a
picture 1%/4 by 1/ and his
original birth certificate or a
certified copy. This is the only
identification that can be ac-
cepted, according to Mrs. Luella
Smith, County Clerk.
should be punished just as se-
verely as any minors who buy it,"
he said.
Judge Payne said that he had
not even been queried by the De-
troit newspaper in question even
though his name was used in the
story. "I think the story contained
a very unfair criticism of student
conduct," he added. "I've been
dealing with students as citizens of
this city for many years and I be-
lieve they have developed no more
cases of misconduct than ian
other cross-section of the com-
munity."
Even Liquor
ControlUrgLed
I C -
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept. 24
-(AP)-A plea for uniformity in
state liquor control regulations
was voiced here today by Owen J.
Cleary, Chairman of the Michigan
Liquor Control Commission.
Addressing the National Alco-
holic Beverage Control Associa-
tion here, Cleary said such a pro-
ject should aim first at regula-
tions*governing the sale of liquor
to minors.
"If we can achieve uniformity
on this one issue then we have
started in the right direction,"
Cleary said.
"Without good enforcement," he
warned, "sentiment tends towards
riddance of legalized alcoholic
beverages and a return to corrup-
tion, graft, bribery and the evils
which nearly ruined our nation
in the wenies."

Truman Calls
Meeting on
Food Issue
High Living Costs
To Be Spotlighted
By The Associated Press
President Truman took up the
general food situation with his
Cabinet yesterday and invited
congressional leaders to meet with
him on the same problem Mon-
day.
After the special Cabinet meet-
ing, Secretary of Agriculture An-
derson said that the President
would make public today the Cabi-
net Food Committee's report on
food that may be available for Eu-
ropean relief. Anderson added
that Mr. Truman would make a
statement along with the report.
Grain Prices Down
These new efforts to cope with
the problem of high living costs
and foreign relief came as most
grain and livestock prices declined
at the nation's major markets and
wholesale butter and egg prices
continued to edge lower.
Elsewhere, these other recom-
mendations were made for cur-
tailing soaring living costs:
1-A Congressional subcommit-
tee investigating high living costs
asserted that speculation was
"supporting food prices at unjus-
tifiable levels" and urged Presi-
dent Truman to "use every means"
to restrain it. The subcommittee,
in its first formal recommenda-
tion since holding hearings in
several eastern cities, telegraphed
Mr. Truman from New York that
margin requirements on grain ex-
changes should be raised and that
the manner and timing of govern-
mental food purchases should be
studied to minimize their specula-
tive effect on prices.
Appeal To Banker
2-Preston Delano, Comptrol-
ler of the Currency, appealed to
the nation's bankers to check the
"severe and dangerous" postwar
inflation. As supervisor of the na-
tional banking system, Delano
asked state bank commissioners
meeting in Washington to seek
to "prevent an undue expansion
of credit in those fields which
contribute heavily toward a con-
tinuation of this inflation spiral."
3-Jerome M. Ney, board chair-
man of the American retail fed-
eration, said in an interview he
would be in favor of "some form
of price control on staple, basic
foods" if their prices continued to
climb. He added that "it seems
clear that there will be further
substantial increases."
U.eS. Protests
Ultimatums of
Slav Troops
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24-(IP)-
The United States has fired an-
other protest at the Yugoslav
Government, demanding an im-
mediate end to "irresponsible"
ultimatums from Marshall Tito's
troops in the Trieste area.
Under Secretary of State Robert
Lovett said the American note
warned that such actions toward
British and American soldiers are
"Exceedingly dangerous and like-
ly to precipitate incidents leading
to most seru consequences.'

Yugoslav troops moving during
the past week into former Italian
territory awarded them under the
peace treaty often have argued
bitterly with Allied troops station-
ed along the provisional border of
what is to be the Free Territory
of Trieste.
The ultimatums mentioned in
the protest were issued by Yugo-
slav wanting to take over certain
positions along the boundary
against American wishes. The
Yugoslavs generally threatened to
use force if necessary, although in
most cases the arguments were
settled.
Trieste General
Strike Called Off
TRIESTE, Free Territory, Sept.
25-(A)-Allied military govern-
ment of the Trieste Free Territory
announced early today that the
general strike which paralyzed the
port area yesterday and resulted
in 12,000 workers leaving their
jobs, ended at midnight.

Daring engineers flaunted the
university's 'no royalty' rule by
crowning a student "King Cole for
a Day" yesterday noon, and in-
vestigators with bloodhounds are
on their heels in an attempt to
prevent them from doing the
same thing again today.
A huge crowd watched in
amazement as the engineers
pounced upon the fifth student
out of the library after the last
stroke of twelve. They bestowed
a glittering golden crown on his
Rushing Lists
Close Today
The Inter-Fraternity Council
will wind up its four-day rushing
registration period from 3 to 5
p.m. today in the Union, with
present indications pointing to a
better than 800 total of rushees
signed up.
Rushing, returned to its pre-
war scale, will begin next Sunday
with each of the 37 active fra-
ternities on campus holding open
house to welcome prospective
members. From then until the
Oct. 9 close of the rushing period,
each fraternity will take new
members into its midst in its own
way. Most have indicated a return
to the traditional hazing daring
pledgeship.
The new registration card, in
use this semester, includes space
for the rushee to , specify the
fraternity in which he may have a
particular interest.

brow and declared him "King
Cole."
His majesty was taken on a
triumphant tour of the campus
in a dazzling sedan chair whose
sign "Reserved For The King" had
mystified passers-by for over two
borne by brawny litter bearers*
engineer and a trumpet, both
quarrelling loudly and often, was
borne by brauny litter bearers
marching stiffly, their slide rules
glinting in the sun.
At the conclusion of the parade,
'King Cole' was presented with a
huge free ticket and instructed to
"get himself a queen for a gala
event to be held in the near fu-
ture." The engineers then pro-
mised to repeat the coronation at
the same time and place today
with another free ticket for the
lucky King Cole.
A late bulletin reports that the
university investigators' chances
for heading off today's royal cere-
mony hav, been made even slim-
mer by the mutiny of their prize
bloodhound who was last seen
puffing complacently back toward
campus in hopes of getting him-

self+ crowned "King Cole -
Day."
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Weathermen Mix
It Up All Over
Rains and heavy winds
driving on New York and+
fornia sweltered, as weather

were
Cali-
fore-

casters predicted frost for the
Ann Arbor area.
But lower Michigan is well off,
for below freezing temperatures
are awaited for northeast Iowa
and Minnesota.

O LADY BEWARE:
'They Shall Not Pass' Vows
Fox, Union's New Doorman
oN______________

Farm Strikes
ROME, Sept. 24-(P)-A strike
wave that appeared coordinated
(with a leftist drive to topple Italy's
christian democrat government
spread today to-40,000 key work-
ers in textile plants and threat-
ened to paralyze this highly pro-
ductive industry within 48 hours.
Both company and union
spokesmen said that if the walk-
cut of 40,000 technicians, ad-
ministrative hands and assistants
continued for two days all of the
industry's 550,000 workers would
have to go home because they
would lack technical direction.
Union representatives said the
strike, which has the support of
the Communist-dominated gen-
eral confederation of labor, was
called to protest failure of man-
agement to classify administrative
workers as "employes" rather than
"laborers." The technicians com-

World News at a Glance
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24-President Truman today accepted the
resignation of William Benton as Assistant Secretary of State in
charge of information and cultural affairs, effective Sept. 30.
The White House announcement made no mention of a successor
to Benton in the post.
* * * *
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24-Secretary of Defense Forrestal
indicated today that President Truman soon will announce the
appointment of Dr. Vannevar Bush as chairman of the Research
and Development Board in the new defense set-up.
Dr. Bush was wartime director of the office of scientific re-
search and devolopment, which has been reduced to a temopary
organization pending the make-up of the new defense board.
* * * *
PARIS, Sept. 24-French coal miners will be asked to consider
strike action if wage increases and improved food rations are not
forthcoming within three days, union leaders said today.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24--The Interstate Commerce Com-
mission today authorized an increase in railway express charges.
It is estimated the increase will bring in $61,000,000 in annual
revenue.
The authorization is good for one year "or until further order
of the commission."
* * * *
LANSING, Sept. 24-Federal Approval of the first all-Negro unit
of the newly organized Michigan National Guard has been announced
by guard headquarters here.
The unit is the 1279th Engineer Combat Battalion of Detroit

By JOE FREIN
"No Women Allowed!"
After a year of laxity, that un-
written law preventing women
from entering the Michigan Union
through the front door is being
rigidly enforced by Neil Fox, the
Union's new doorman.

a resident of Ann Arbor for the
past four years.
Like his late predecessor, Fox
"having women around."j
"Nevertheless, I intend to main-
tain the hallowed Michigan tradi-
tion, "Through these portals no
women shall pass," he announced.
Was Plant Guard

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