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VOL. LVM, No. 43 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1947

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Impossible to
Boost Health
Aid-Forsythe
Reveals Facilities
Now Overtaxed
By JOE FREIN
Extension of University Health
Service benefits to the families of
student veterans is not possible
under present University regula-
tions, Dr. Warren E. Forsythe,
Aealth Service director, said yes-
terday.
Commenting on a MYDA pro-
posal that wives and children of
veterans be allowed to take ad-
vantage of Health Service facili-
ties, Dr. Forsythe explained that
current facilities are already taxed
to the limit by the University's
record enrollment.
Overtaxed Now
"With only 15 doctors, some of
whom are employed on a part-
time basis, about 20 nurses and 55
beds to provide for more than 20,-
000 students, the Health Service
could not possibly handle the in-
creased demands for medical
service which would be required,"
he said. Dr. Forsythe also pointed
out that the Health Service would
have to add staff and facilities for
obstetries and pediatries to accom-
modate veterans' wives and chil-
dren.
If Health service benefits were
extended to veterans' families, the
problem of "where to draw the
line" would be difficult to solve, he
observed. Non-veteran students
and teaching assistants with lim-
ited financial resources would un-
doubtedly deserve similar services
for their families, Dr. Forsythe
said.
Another Question
The question also arises as to
l whether it is within the basic
function of the University to as-
sume responsibility for such serv-
ice to non-students, he added.
Medical treatment is afforded
amilies of veterans at a minimum
expense by the University Hospi-
tal clinical service, Herbert Wag-
ner, businessnager- the ,Hos-
pital pointed out.
By cooperative arrangement
with the Veterans Administration,
members of student veterans'
families may be admitted and
treated at the University HosĀ±ai,
without referral, upon payment of
an initial registration fee of $5,
he said.
Willow Village
Walter B. Fariss, coordinator of
veterans affairs at Willow Village,
recalled that the problem of ex-
tending medical services to the
families of student veterans was
considered last November by the
Veterans University pouncil which
consisted of five University offi-
cials and representatives of nine
veteran and student groups.
Efforts to interest student vet-
erans in 'group health plans of-
fered by, national insurance com-
panies failed then, he said. Refer-
endums on these proposals in
campus veterans organizations in-
dicated that student veterans did
not feel these plans were compre-
hensive or inexpensive enough to
adopt, Ferris explained.
Hit Automobile
Black Market
DETROIT, Nov. 10 - (P) - A
tightening four-way vise today

gripped new and used car dealers
i black market trading in auto-
mobiles.
They faced the ire of state and
" federal officials and their own
manufacturers at the same time
that a one-man grand jury prom-
ised a crackdown in the near fu-
ture.
Gov. Sigler called some of his
top aides on the carpet after
Grand Juror W. McKay Skillman
said the state had been bilked of
thousands of dollars by tax-evad-
ing auto dealers.
Judge Skillman, in a 3,000-word
report over the weekend, empha-
sized that not all dlealers were
guilty, but said many of them filed
false tax returns, overcharged car
buyers, dealt in whole blocks of
new cars on an "under the table"
basis, and channeled enough
Michigan-ordered cars out of De-
troit to satisfy the local demand.
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Boo gie Battles Bigotry
A t GranzJazz Programs
By QUENTIN NESBITT;
Jazz, swing, boogie-woogie, and 1
blues will rule the rost in Hill
Auditorium tonight beginningmat i
7:45 when Norman Granz' Jazz :.
at the Philharmonic concert takes ,
the stage.
Sponsored by the West Quad s
Council for the benefit of the
University Fresh Air Camp Fund
the concert will feature Coleman
Hawkins, "Flip" Phillips, Howard
McGhee, Bill Harris, and Helen<
Humes, all displaying the talents:
that have brought them national
recognition in their fields.
Fights Bigotry
Jazz at the Philharmonic is not
only one of the nation's outstand-
ing musical programs, but also is NORMAN GRANZ
a force in the battle against big-_ NORMANGRANZ
otry. Leader Norman Granz in-
cludes an anti - discrimination C F A t r
clause in all his contracts, M CAF Alters
bidding segregated seating at his
performances. He frequently gives e
benefit concerts for organizations
fighting. for a more just treat- e
ment of minorities. Reu rements
Granz' first major concert, in
1944, was a benefit for twenty-
one Mexican, youths convicted for Group Also Adopts
an alleged crime during the hys- NSA Bill of Riohts
teria following the Los Angeles ______
"zoot-suit" riots of 1943. The con-
cert was a huge success. The Michigan Committee fo
Since that time, Jazz at the Academic Freedom, in a Sunday
Philharmonic has played in most session marked by complete ab-
of the big music halls of the na- sence of the factional strife of
tion, including Music Hall in De- previous meetings, altered mem-
troit, Symphony Hall in Boston,, bership requirements, adopted the
Carnegie Hall in New York, and NSA Bill of Rights, and estab-
Philharmonic Hall in Los Angeles. lished machinery for handling vio-
Potent Weapon lations of academic freedom.
Granz hopes to see Jazz at Unanimity at the state-
the Philharmonic become an even wide meeting was apparently the
nmv. potent weapon for democ- product of Prof. John L. Brumm,
racy while promoting the popu- chairman of the organization.
larity of jazz. Granz says "jazz is a Prof. Brumm opened the meeting
product of all America, deriving with a non-acceptance speech, in-
much of its inspiration and crea- dicating that he could not take the
tior from the Negro people. It chairmanship.
is t -uly music of democracy-an Brumm's Objection
idea medium for bringing about He pointed out that the Com-
bett understanding among peo-rrittee had gone too far afield
ple." frm what he felt were its original
Tickets for the concert are ob- purposes. He objected specifically
tainable at the Union or the to accepting non-academic groups
League, or at "U" Hall. in the organization. Prof. Brumm
took issue with proposed means of
dealing with violations of aca-
Flu Vaccine demic freedom.
The membership, refusing to ac-
Now Available cept Prof. Brumm's resignation
considered his objections point by
point. And point by point, the ob-
Health Service To jections were sustained with re-
vision of sections of the Constitu-
Fight Winter Germs tion and the by-laws. Prof. Brumm
finally agreed to retain the chair-
A new influenza vaccine in- manship.
tended to prote :t against the type Under a new provision, mem-
of infection which prevailed last bership is open automatically tc
winter will be available to stu- all recognized faculty and student
dents, faculty members, and Uni- organizations. Any other organi-
versity employees beginning today zation of faculty or student mem-
at the allergy clinic of the Health bers is eligible to apply. The exec-
Service. utive board is empowered to pas
Dr. Forsythe explained that the on applications, subject to the
possibility of epidemic this winter approval of the statewide body.
is purely a matter of speculation. Non-Academic Groups
In developing its experimenta- iNon-academic groups iterested
tion with influenza injections the in the question of academic free-
Health Service intends to record dom were invited to work with the
facts pertaining to different age organization but without voting
groups in an attempt to evaluate privileges.
the vaccine. The National Students Associa-
tion 's Bill of Rights, including a
There is some reason for guess- definition of academic freedom.
ing that this is not to be an influ- was adopted by the 115 delegates
enza year, he said. It is equally from 51 organizations who attend-
uncertain as to which type of virus ed the meeting. The Bill of Rights
will be the cause, should an epi- will constitute the standards~ fo
demic occur, the Health Service determining when academic free-
Director declared. dom is violated.

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Notre Dame
Places First
In Sport Poll;
Michigan Second
With Penn Third,
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 10-Notre
Dame strengthened its position as
the No. 1 college football team
of the country by its convincing
burst of power against Army, ac-
cording to most of the 169 writ-
ers participating in the weekly
Associated Press poll.
Approximately 69 per cent of
the voting sports writers ranked
the Fighting Irish atop the field
with 117 of the 169 ballots. A
week ago they had drawn 106
firsts out of 186.
Some veteran writers who have
been watching football for many
seasons ranked the Notre Dame
club as the best they ever saw.
Michigan Second
Michigan attracted 34 first
place votes for its 35-0 romp
through Indiana.
The Wolverines, who led the
pool duringvearly season, heads
toward one of the toughest tests
of their perfect record Saturday
when they face an improving
Wisconsin team which rocketed
into ninth place by a 46-14 rout
of Iowa.
Pennsylvania nosed out S )uth-
ern Methodist for third place.
Seven writers tabbed the Penn
eleven for first place after its
19-7 conquest of Virginia while
two liked SMU for the No. 1 spot
off its 13-0 win over the Aggies.
Army Dives
Army dropped out of the first
10 for the first time in years. The
Cadets were ranked 13th.
Southern California clung to
fifth place and drew five first
place ballots while Georgia Tech
continued in sixth position.
Texas surged into seventh,
pushing unbeaten-untied Penn
State to eighth. The Longhorns
thumped Baylor 28-7. Penn State
had to go hard in the mud to stop
Temple, 7-0.
Wisconsin made the top 10 for
the first time this season and has
a chance to graduate into the
higher regions if it can upset
Michigan. California regained
10th place when Virginia sunk
into the second division by bow-
ing to Penn.
On the basis of point score,
Notre Dame had 1,611 to Michi-
gan's 1,528 and the next club,
Penn, was over 300 points be-
hind.
U.S., Russia
Agree on Plan
For Holy Land
LAKE SUCCESS, Nov. 10-The
United States and Russia, with a
rare show of unity, agreed late to-
day on a Soviet compromise plan
for enforcement of the proposed
partition of Palestine.
The plan was sent on immedi-
ately to the United Nations As-
sembly's subcommittee considering
proposals for cutting up the Holy
Land into sovereign Arab and
Jewish countries.
Dr. HerbertV. Evatt of Aus-
tralia, chairman of the assembly's
57-nation special Palestine com-
mittee, predicted a vote would be
taken on the partition plan within
four days.

British sources received the an-
nouncement of U. S.-Soviet agree-
ment on the new plan without
comment except to say Britain's
position had been stated by Co-
lonial Secretary Arthur Creech-
Jones when he told the full Pal-
estine committee Sept. 26:
"If the Assembly should recom-
mend a policy which is not accept-
able to the Jews and Arabs, the
United Kingdom Government
would not feel able to implement
it."
A spokesman for the Jewish
agency for Palestine said "we are
pleased" over the U.S.-Soviet
agreement and "believe it will as-
sure a two-thirds majority vote in
the Assembly."
Arab representatives had no im-
mediate comment.
The new plan, which was ham-
mered out on the basis of a Soviet
compromise, calls for termination
of the British mandate over Pales-
tine May 1, 1948, and the creation
of independent Arab and Jewish

Congress

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Aid

Prostrate urope
Secretary Says 8 Billion Needed
For Survival in Next 19 Months
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10-Secretary of State Marshall solemnly
urged Congress today to take the "real risks" of helping "prostrate"
Europe at a cost of $$,097,000,000 in the next 19 months-and more
billions later.
Marshall told members of the Senate and House Foreign Affairs
Committee the need "is real and it is urgent for:
"Speedy" action on an emergency fund of $597,000,000 to enable
France, Italy and Austria to "survive" through March 31.
Another $7,500,000,000 for the following 15 months to start a
"World Recovery Program" in 18 4

y _ Marsh all Calls on

ARMISTICE DAY-England's King George looks on as Princess
Elizabeth places a wreath on the tomb of an unknown American
soldier in observance of Armistice Day.
* * * *
DAILY SURVEY:
U' Vets Divided on Issue
Second Armistice Day

As the nation pauses in reverent
tribute to its honored war dead
today, University veterans are di-
vided over the question of set-
ting aside a special day to com-
memorate World War II dead.
A Daily survey reveals a variety
of opinions on the subject, with
a cross section of the University's'
11,000 veterans holding views both
favoring and opposing a special
day to honor fallen World War II
tieroes.
Coach Yost s
Career Will
BeBroadcast
Highlights in the career of
Fielding H. Yost, Michigan's
"Grand Old Man" of football,
will be dramatized by the "Caval-
cad~e of America" radio program
next Monday.
"Hurry-up" Yost, famous men-
tor of the "point - a - minute"
squads in the early 1900's, served
at Michigan from 1901-1940. Yost
-also known as "Mr. Michigan"
-was largely responsible for the
multi-million dollar athletic plant
the University now possesses.
Yost who passed into honored
memory last year will be played
by Thomas Mitchell, stage and
screen star. Narrative for the
presentation will be given by Bill
Stern, sports commentator.
The show will be broadcast at
8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 over the
NBC' network. Arthur Arent com-
posed the script.
-Two Kilfled
In AirCrash
OKLAHOMA, Nov. 10-_._(Al)-
Two crew members were killed and
five others injured, one critically,
when their Army B-29 bomber
crashed into an aircraft storage
area on a take-off from Tinker
Army Airfield here late today.
The huge plane exploded, broke
into four pieces and burned.
The huge plane crashed while
taking off on a return flight to its
home base at Smoky Hill Army Air
'Field. Salina, Kas.
.v itnesses said the plane had
traveled about one mile, then sud-
denly had dipped to one side and
crashed amid hundreds of decom-
missioned F-47i Thunderbolt fight-
er planes. They said it was a mir-
acle any of the crew survived.

University student veterans are,
about equally divided on the ques-
tion of observing a special World
War II Armistice Day, but all f.a-
vor at least one day of tribute
bringing to mind the sacrifices
of war.
Walter Jacobson, '48-"I think
a separate day should be set aside
to commemorate World War II.
The ending of World War II is a
day to be remembered as well as
the day that ended the first con-
flict."
Jim Risk, '48-"I believe that
we should continue to observe
Nov. 11 as Armistice Day, but I'm
also in -favor of establishing an-
other Armistice Day for World
War II, because people should be
made to realize the cost of war."
Jerry Wend, Grad.-"One me-
morial day for all wars seems ade-
quate. To me Armistice Days are
unnecessary."
Harvey Schatz, '50-"I see no
reason for a change of the date
on which Armistice Day is ob-
served as long as its significance
is preserved."
Joe George, '49, - "I am in
favor of the establishment of a
new Armistice Day because of the
fact that such a commemoration
will re-awaken in the minds of
people the futility of war and fur-
ther emphasize the semblance of
peace."
Dick Barnes, '50, -"Armistice
Day should be on Nov. 11 to cor-
relate the spirit in which the two
wars were fought."
A Literature School grad de-
clared that . . . "another armis-
tice day wouldn't have much sig-
nificance. The last two wars were
obviously not wars to end all wars.
I'm all for another holiday for
World War II if it means any-
thing, but it all seems rather fu-
tile."
Jim Spencely '49-"I don't favor
the abolishment of Nov. 11 as
Armistice Day because the end of
World War I was a cause for cele-
bration and I don't believe it
should be relegated to insignifi-
cance. However, I do believe that
another day should be set aside to
commemorate the end of World
War II."
A Literary College Senior said-
"The first Armistice has lost most
of its meaning since World War II.
I think there should be an official
holiday for the ending of World
War II but which day you could
choose I coundn't say.
An Art School Sophomore de-
clared-Its not necessarily the day
that counts, its the idea behind
the day that's important.

western European nations. Over
four years the cost might soar to
$16,000,000,000 or $20,000,000,000,
he said.
He spoke just a week . before
Congress meets in a special ses-
sion to tackle European aid and
domestic inflation. Some key
members of the Senate and House
committees quickly chorused a
measure of approval of the gen-
eral ideas Marshall offered. But
they said they want all the facts.
Marshall made it clear that only
opposition can be expected from
Russia, even though the program
'menaces no one" and "pursues no
sinister purpose.",
He said:
"We can act for our own good
by acting for the world's good."
The secretary cautioned that au-
tomatic success cannot be guar-
anteed for the program.
"The risks are real," he said.
"They are, however, risks which
have been carefully caculaited
and I believe the chances of suc-
cess are good."
Marshall presented a proposed
bill to authorize the $597,000,000
emergency appropriations. Appar-
ently in anticipation of demands
already arising that this 'country
get proper credit' for any assist-
ance it gives, the bill calls for
agreements with France, Italy and
Austria which would require "full
and continuous publicity" as to
the purpose, source, character and
kamounts of goods made available.
Educators To
Gather ;f4 re".
For U' Parley
Top administrative officials of
Michigan colleges and universities
will meet here today and' tomor-
row to 'discuss mutual problems'
in a Conference o Higher Edu-'
cation sponsored by the Univer-
sity.
Presidents, deans and registrars
of all colleges in the state have
been invited to attend the confer-
ence, planned as the first of an
annual series.
General Topics
Topics of general interest to all
state schools will be discussed at
the conference. The first session
will focus on "The Future of the
Liberal Arts College," with Carter
Davidson, president of Union Col-
lege, Schenectady, N.Y. as speak-
er. "The Future of the Graduate
School" will be the subject of
the second talk, to be presented
by Dean Arthur R. Tebbutt, of
Northwestern University.
Junior Colleges1
"The Future of the Junior Col-
lege" will be brought into the
discussion by Arthur Andrews,
president of Grand Rapids Junior
College. Financial support of
higher education will be consid-
ered in ,the final session Qf the
conference with Grover C. Dill-
man, president of Michigan Col-
lege of Mining and Technology.
speaking on state support; Paul
L. Thompson, president of Kala-
mazoo College, on private sup-
port, and Prof. William Haber, of
the University's economics depart-
ment, on federal support.
Provost James P. Adams heads
the local committee in charge of
the conference.

Truman Says
U.S. AidHas
Helped Greece
Guerrillas Complicate
MilitarySituation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10-(A)-
President Truman said today that
American aid has kept Greece
"still free," but that the overall
military picture has darkened be-
cause of support thrown to Com-
munist-led guerrillas by Greece's
northern neighbors.
In his first report to Congress
on the $400,000,000 Greek-Turk-
ish aid program, Mr. Truman
made these points:
No U.S. Troops
1. There are no U.S. combat
troops in Greece.
2. To restore order, "reliance
must be placed" on creation of a
United Nations Commission
"which can effectively seal the
Greek border against assistance
to the guerrillas from Greece's
northern neighbors"-Yugoslavia,
Bulgaria,_and Albania.
'Tliemessage continued
"Although the number of rebel
guerrillas threatening this
(Greek) security is small, they are
fanatically led by Communists
who have recruited many hard-
ened criminals, and who have
forced loyal Greeks into their
service by threats against them or
their families."
Grave Concern
Expressing "grave concern"
that "underlying causes of eco-
nomic and political unrest" still
existin Greece, Mr. Truman went
on:
"It can nevertheless be said
that all of the :-Wents for Greek
recovery are now present and
can begin to be operative once
internal order is established. If
order can be restored, there is
every reason to be optimistic
about the recovery of Greece, If
order is not restored, there can
be no recovery."
Militar y Clique
'Gains in Siam
Former 'Daily' Man
Reports_'Coup d'Etat
By Stan Swinton
BANGKOK, Siam, Nov. 10 -
-(AP)-The military clique ruling
Siam by virtue of a bloodless revolt
imposed a new constitution today
1 upon the country under which the
monarchy regained some of the
powers it lost more than a year
ago.,
Pibul Songgram, the wartime
premier-dictator of Siam, and his
military associates appointed Lu-
ang Aphaiwongse as premier and
Word was received here yes-
terday that Stanley M. Swin-
ton, '40, former managing edi
tor of The Michigan Daily, is
reporting the Siamese revolt for
the Associated Press. Swinton
was flown from Indonesia,
where he covered the recent
conflagration, to Bangkok over
the weekend.
named a five-man privy council,
which promulgated swiftly the
new constitution.
Songgram, who led the revolt

World News At A Glance
By The Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Nov. 10-President Walter Reuther of the
CIO United Auto Workers was endorsed for another term by CIO
President Philip Murray today and the union convention then backed
Reuther on a key issue of signing non-Communist affidavits.
* * * *
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 10-Mario De Pimentel Bran-
dao, who has been Brazilian ambassador to Russia, said tonight
Prime Minister Stalin's health was causing doctors concern.
Brandao told a news conference the doctors had advised
Stalin take it easy and be careful because his health was not of
the best.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10-Harold E. Stassen proposed today that
the government rivet a lid of 50 per cent on peacetime income taxes
to encourage fresh job producing investments.
"Our income taxes are too high for times of peace," the an-
nounced candidate for the Republican presidential nomination de-
clared in a book entitled "Where I Stand."
* * * *
PEIPING, Nov. 10--The heaviest fighting of the civil war in
China proper roared today around the "railway junction of Shih-

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