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Taft Blasts
U.S. Foreign
'WP 'Poliy
Says Russia Not
Essential to UN
By The Associated Press
TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 25-In
one of the most comprehensive
statements on U.S. foreign policy
by a top ranking Republican, Sen-
ator Taft (Rep., Ohio) tonight de-
cried the possibility of what he
termed "International WPA" fi-
nanced by the United States as a
solution to the world's economic
"I do not believe," he said,
"America can save the world
with money."
At the same time Taft pro-
posed the United States pro-
coed without Russia should the
Soviet withdraw "from any
real participation in effective
action by the United Nations.
"In spite of the inter-American
agreements recently perfected at
Rio De Janeiro, he declared, "I
believe we should proceed with-
out Russia to perfect a United Na-
tions which will operate in a lim-
ited field."
The Marshall plan for economic
aid to Europe, he added, should
not be based on global lending,
but should be governed instead by
the principle of specific loans
"for specific purposes only to pay
for goods shipped from the United
In an address prepared for
delivery before the World Af-
fairs Council of Tacoma, Taft
accused the Democratic admin-
istration of blundering and fol-
lowing a "Mr.' Fixit philoso-
py" in international affairs.
Taft, chairman of the powerful
Republican Senate Policy Com-
mittee, then outlined a seven-
point program which he said rep-
resented "certain general princi-
ples" in the Republican position
on foreign policy.,
These were:
1. The maintenance of peace-
"so long as conditions do not
threaten the freedom of the peo-
ple^ of the United States."
2. Establishment of U. S. for-
eign policy around the United Na-
tions, but"changing the whole em-
phasis of the organization to the
establishment of law and equal
justice under law."
3. Resistance to Communism,
and refusal to "yield to Russia
in any way in its plan for
spreading the Communist phil-
osophy." On this point, he de-
clared "We cannot fight the
ideology of Communism with
4. Establish Germany in a po-
sition of economic self sufficiency,
and "speed up the present ten-
dency to reverse the Potsdam
5. Prompt peace with Japan
under terms permitting Japan
"to support itself like any other
6..A policy of economic assist-
ance providing shipment of ma-
chinery, raw materials and neces-
sary foods to help war-ravaged
countries "to get on their feet."

7. Maintenance of a strong
army and navy, "and while the
Russian attitude is what it is, we
had better retain the atomic
Rushing Hits
All-Time High,
Fraternity rushing registration
closed yesterday with a record to-
tal of 863 men signed up.
Final plans for the twelve-day
rushing period, to be initiated
Sunday by open houses at all fra-
ternities, will be discussed by rep-
resentatives from each of the 37
active fraternities on campus, the
Inter - Fraternity Council an-
Rushee names will be appor-
tioned among the houses and in-
vitations will be extended by the
A preferential bidding system,
under which the student will indi-
cate his choice and the frate'ni-
ties theirs, will go into effect this
Final matching of bids will be
made by the office of the Dean of
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Latest Deadline in the State


THE V NISHING AMERICAN-Latest rumor: The Red Cross is
repot .d planning to set up a first aid station at the foot of Angell
Hall steps te accommodate ladies with the "new look" who walk .
down four steps and bounce the other nine.
* * * *
Hem-o phobia Grips University
In Skirt-Length Controversy

Long or Short of It
Stirs Campus Talk
A cross-section survey of the
campus revealed the new fashion
in women's skirts to be a major
topic of discussion yesterday. ,
Freshmen women are perhaps
setting the style in longer skirts
because their wardrobes usually
are completely new, affirmed sev-
eral seniors.
"The trend in longer skirts is
putting me back in style" said
one happy senior who has been
wearing this type of skirt for
three years. "However I still have
difficulty walking fast and at the
same time taking such short
steps," she added.
Men Concerned
Men on campus were highly
concerned about the new style.
"Those who are wearing them
should wear them six inches long-
er and some of those that aren't
wearing them should be wearing
them for obvious reasons," con-
tended Charlie Lyle of the East
"Skirts should be restricted to
three inches below the knee," ar-
gued Jim Giblin of the. Chi Psi
house. He went on to say that
"those who exceed this length
look like they are dressed in bar-
Women Uphold Styles
Upholding the new styles, Jean-
ne Baird, '48 said, "Being a short
girl I have always had to wear
mens' suspenders to keep my
skirts at the proper level. The
longer lengths have been my sal-
vation and the downfall of my
World News
At a Glance
By The Associated Press
NEW DELHI, India, Sept. 25-A
battle between troops and a mob
of 1,000 in the United Provinces,
the firing by police on a mob at
Ambala in East Punjab and three
fatal stabbings in Delhi were re-
ported by military authorities to-
The military spokesman said
1,000 Moslems attacked the village
of Sari in the United Provinces
and killed nine villagers before
troops dispersed the rioters. The
soldiers killed 16 of the attackers.
* *-*
DETROIT, Sept. 25-Presi-
dent Walter P. Reuther of the
CIO Auto Workers operate to-
day under what his supporters
termed "a form of censorship"
imposed by the union's 22-man
international executive board.
It directed that Reuther in
further communications to the
membership involving use of the
union's official mailing list
must submit his texts to Secre-
tary-Treasurer George F. Addes
for approval.
* * *
LONDON, Sept. 25-A week-old
strike in the Scottish coal fields
spread to- three more mines today,
involving 13,000 men, following
collapse of a back- York move-

Newcomb Fears
No Diabolical Plot
Those who are always probing
for hidden meanings can relax-
these new skirts are covering up
4 nothing more 'than the obvious in
the opinion of Prof. Theodore M.
Newcomb of the sociology and
psychology departments.
"I see this move as purely and
exclusively a fashion phenonemon
dictated by commercial interests,"
he declared. "There are no symp-
toms at all to indicate any general
public reversion to the morals of
the Victorian age."
Newcomb's statement took the
wind out of the sails of those who
are darkly envisioning falling
hems as the cover up for a dia-
bolical plot designed to curb what
they call the liscentious living of
the age.
"This' sort of thinking is done
only by those who take pleasure in
exaggerating perfectly trivial
items," Newcomb concluded.
Shepard Hits
Prej udice Idea
Denies Native Basis
For Discrimination
Nothing can be found in man's
native stimulus response pattern
which can be used as a basis for
racialism, according to Prof. John
F. Shepard, of the psychology de-
Speaking at the first IRA meet-
ing of the semester yesterday,
Prof. Shepard asserted that peo-
ple are conditioned in their atti-
tudes and those thus conditioned
are influenced emotionally in
their thinking. "In this respect,
racialism is an educational prob-
lem because people can be recon-
ditioned, but the problem is fun-
damentally an economic one," he
Economic exploitation of the
Negro has been the reason for one
type of racialism, Prof. Shepard
maintained. When someone who
is fomenting racial antagonism
denies that he is doing it con-
sciously, it is because he won't
allow himself to think of the real
reason, and is probably unable to
recognize the basis for his ac-
tion, he explained.
The second type of racialism
is the scapegoat psychology, the
one which promotes anti-semitism
according to Dr. Shepard. The
Jews are not a factor in economic
exploitation as are the Negroes,
but are used as a rationalization
of economic difficulties as were
the Jews in Nazi Germany.

Ticket Supply
Fails to Meet
Student Need
Added Supply
An unexpected demand for
students' wives football tickets
exhausted student ticket supplies
at Barbour Gymnasium late yes-
terday afternoon, but officials
promise that students without
ducats may obtain them at the
Ferry Field ticket office Saturday
Shortly before 4 p.m. yesterday
officials at Barbour Gym ran out
of tickets and were forced to turn
away students entitled to tickets
in group one, However, disap-
pinted students and other late-
comers may pick up ducats Sat-
urday at Ferry Field between the
hours of 8 and 12 noon.
Only End-Zone Left
According to ticket officials the
only tickets left will be situated
'in the end-zone and authorities
have urged students not to line
up early in the day for tickets.
An overall Daily survey of the
ticket situation reveals general
approval of the new distribution
system. Some unfavorable com-
ment was heard irom students
who "sweated out" long lines for
tickets each morning of distribu-
tion. However, officials have
pointed out that the long lines
could have been avoided if students
realized that the distribution of
good tickets wa~s staggered
throughout the day and persons
picking up ducats late had just
as good a chance for favorable
seats as the early-comers.
Wee-hour Waiting
Some early-risers, attempting to
secure favorable seats, took up po-
sitions outside the gymnasium
door in the wee hours of the morn-
ing. Many of these early-comers
held stubs for scores of their
Don Weir, newly appointed Uni-
versity ticket manager, said he
had heard little unfavorable com-
ment on the new distribution set
up. Weir declared that any bugs
encountered in this year's dis-
tribution would be ironed out be-
fore the distribution of football
tickets next year.
Complaints Registered
The only unfavorable comment
on the new system uncovered by
the Daily concerned faculty ath-
letic book holders and married
students. Some mutterings of un-
rest were heard from faculty, Uni-
versity employees and other ath-
letic book holders who do not en-
joy the favored positions they had
in former years. And it is report-
ed that some married students
were critical of rules requiring
them to move down several sec-
tions from their assigned seats in
order to secure tickets with their
* * *

King Cole Trio To Play for
All Campus Dance, Oct. 10

NOT A STOCKYARD-Despite appearances, the sea of heads pictured above is not a mass of cattle
ready for slaughter. Students picking up their football tickets may readily be distinguisched from
cows and sheep by their cashiers receipts. .4dent lines formed before 6 a.m. on the morning
of distribution, and at times, extended past the East Medical Building, despite advice that staggered
tickets gave no preference to early-birds.

The mystery of "Who's beating
the drum for King Cole" was
cleared up yesterday when it was
revealed that the old King him-
self and his famous trio will join
forces with a sixteen-piece orches-
tra to play for an all-campus
dance, to be presented October
10 from 9 to 1 p.m. in the In-
tramural Building.
The announcement climaxed a
Willow Village
Race Problem
Still Unsettled
The deadlock in the Willow Vil-
lage school controversy became
even more apparent yesterday
when W. A. Kraus, Chairman of
the Willow Run school board, de-
clared, "We don't have any plans
at all . . " concerning the 58 Ne-
gro children who have refused to
attend the segregated Simmonds
The children neglected to regis-
ter at Simmonds school Sept. 5,1
after being transferred from in-
ter-racial Ross school which is
located near their homes in Wal-
pole Court.
Form Committee
Last week the parents formedj
themselves into th e Walpole1
Committee, and picketed the
school protesting the re-zoning of
the school districts and asking
for a hearing by the Willow Vil-
lage school board.
Dr. Malcolm Rogers, Superin-
tendent of Schools at the Village,
said that this action jeopardized
the prospects for any hearing the
Board might have granted the
Walpole committee.
"The parents nave attempted
force," he stated, "and whether
the Board will talk with them now
I do not know. There was some-
thing malicious back of all this.
The Board is open for negotiation,
but any group which uses force
puts itself at a disadvantage."
Garg Tryouts Wanted
A Tryout meeting for those
interested in joining the staff
of the Gargoyle will be held to-
day at 4 p.m. in the down-
stairs office of the Student
Publications Building. All eli-
gible second semester fresh-
men, and upperclassmen are
welcome to apply at this time
for positions as writers, art
assistants, business staff mem-
bers and circulation aids.

week-long barrage of signs, stunts
and suggestions about King Cole
laid down by the wily engineers of
Tau Beta Pi and the Engineering
Council, the co-sponsors of the
event. The dance's official name
is "King Cole's Court."
Dance Not Concert
The engineers emphasize that
the King's appearance here is for
a dance and not just a concert. As
proof they offer volumes of press
releases attesting to the skill of
Ernie Fields, whose 1Q-piece or-
chestra will round out the mu-
sical program.
King Cole, whose first name is
Nathaniel, is a piano player by
trade with a very educated ear
for rhythm. He started the King
Cole quartet many years ago but
on opening night the drummer
failed to show up and the com-
bination was such ahit that it's
been a trio ever since.
King Is Vocalist
The trio has been gaining
friends steadily over the years,
and with the King himself doing
the vocalizing, many of their rec-
ords like "Straighten Up and Fly
Right" have become collectors'
items. They have appeared in the
movies and radio, their 15-minute
show gaining the highest Hooper
rating of any daytime musical
"King Cole's Court" will be open
to everyone on campus, and tick-
ets will go on sale at elaborately
decorated booths beginning Mon-
fred Warmg
Begin Mail Order Sale
For Two Concerts
Mail orders for tickets to the
Fred Waring Concerts, to be held
Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Hill Audi-
torium, will be accepted today
through Oct. 16 at the Michigan
Orders specifying the section
and date desired should be ad-
dressed to the Michigan Men's
Glee Club, Michigan Union, and
should be accompanied by a
stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Prices for both performances are:
Main Floor, $2.40; First Balcony,
$1.80; Second Balcony, $1.50.
Checks and money orders should
be sent to avoid possible loss of
The concerts, marking the 25th
anniversary of the Pennsylvan-
ians' first major engagement-
the J-Hop of 1922-will present
one of the nation's top vocal and
instrumental organizations. At
present the group is touring the
country's colleges.

Truman Says
Conserve, Aid
In Food Crisis
Hopes to Help Europe
Without New Session
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -
President Truman called on every
American today to "waste less"
food and thereby help meet "the
extremely grave food situation
He sounded the call during a
busy day of attention to emer-
gency and long-range aid-Europe
programs. He said he still hopes
emergency aid can be supplied
without calling a special session
of Congress.
As a preliminary move, Mr.
Truman appointed a Citizen's
Food Committee "to develop plans
for bringing the vital problem of
food conservation to the atten-
tion of every American."
Food Shortage Greater
He announced this step in a
statement reporting that his Cab-
inet Food Committee has found
that the world food shortage "is
even worse than it was a year
Mr. Truman addressed this ap-
peal to the American people:
"There is one 'immediate and
personal thing each of us can do.
"We can start now to conserve
by being more selective in foods
we buy, particularly livestock
products whose production : re-
quires large quantities of grain.
Double-Purpose Action
"Such action on our part will
do two things. We will save on our
family budget and we will help
others who are in desperate need.
"I am confident that the Amer-
ican people, recognizing the ex-
treme seriousness of the situation,
will cooperate freely."
The President said the decision
on the question of a special ses-
sion of Congress will grow out of
a conference he will have Monday
with Republican and Democratic
congressional leaders.
President Philip, Murray of the
CIO wrote Mr. Truman today urg-
ing that a special session be called
immediately to reestablish price
controls and rationing.
Sphinx Elects
New Officers
Bob Harrison. Named
Honor Society Head a
The University chapter of
Sphinx, national junior men's
honor society, last night named
Bob Harrison, as president of the
group for the coming year.
Harrison, captain of the basket-
ball team and secretary of the
"M" club, is a Toledo, Ohio, lad
who holds down the guard posi-
tion on the Wolverine cage squad.
Sphinx members also elected
Louis LePierre of the Union Exec-
utive Committee to the treasurer's
post and Bill Mekulich, for two
years captain of the tennis team,
to the seretarv' iob.

Russia Loses
UN Test Vote
In Assembly
U.S. Asks Probe
Of Balkan Issue
By The Associated Press
Inited States today won a deci.
ive victory over Soviet Russia on
i test vote in the Balkan disput
'-nd demanded that the United
Nations Assembly create a special
nommittee to try once more to
zettle the whole conflict.
The U. S. also denounced
xreece's Soviet-backed neighbors
-Albania, Bulgaria and Yugo-
lavia-and asked the Assembly
to find them guilty of helping
guerillas fight the Greek govern-
The Assembly's Political Com-
mittee, getting down to business
quickly, first considered a request
that Albania and Bulgaria, both
non-members of the UN, be al-
lowed to take part in the Balkan
The U. S. agreed on condi-
tion that the two nations con-
sent to accept any decision the
Assembly might make.
The entire Russian bloc op-
posed this, contending that no
string should be tied to Albania
and Bulgaria by the Assembly,
The Committee approved the
American stand, 38 to 6. Russia,
Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Uk-
raine, White Russia, Yugoslavia
and Poland opposed. The Arab
states abstained.
At the start of the Committee
session, Assembly President Os-
waldo Aranha of Brazil proposed
that Albania and Bulgaria be in-
vited as interested parties to sit
with the committee during debate
on the Balkan case.
Johnson said that would be
agreeable to the U. S. if Bulgaria
and Albania would agree to accept
the decision of the Assembly. He
said the UN Charter stipulated
that non-members who come be-
fore the UN must agree to accept
whatever decision the UN makes.
Andrei A. Gromyko, Soviet
Deputy Foreign Minister, at-
tacked Johnson's "conditions"
as "inappropriate" and "not
Hector McNeil, British Minister
of State, backed Johnson, saying
it would be the "height of ludi-
crous practice to let a man come
to court only if it suited his con-
venience to obey the court's de-
Bush Receives
Research Post
To Assure Scientific
Leadership by U.S.
President Truman today appoint-
ed Dr. Vannevar Bush, who played
a major role in the development
of the atomic bomb, as chairman
of the Research and Development
Board designed to keep America
in the forefront of scientific prog-
The noted scientist will also
have the task of keeping this
country ahead in the develop-
ment of new weapons.
The research board is a new
agency set up by the law unify-
ing the nation's armed forces.
Along with the appointment of

Dr Bsh tot ee research post,
Mr. Truman completed the top
leadership of the new national
defense setup with the following
Gen. Carl Spaatz, formerly chief
of the Army Air Force, as chief
of staff for the new Air Depart-
ment headed by Secretary W.
Stuart Symington.
Arthur S. Barrows, 63, of Chi-
cago, former president of Sears,
Roebuck and Co., as Undersecre-
tary for Air.
X-Ray Notes
Notices recently sent to frater-
nity and sorority houses advising
X-ray examinations of non-stu-
dents have met with little response
or cooperation, according to Dr.
Warren E Forsvthe. nf the T-THith

Grid Tickets
To Be Resold
Non-student football tickets for
all home games will be accepted
for resale this season, according to
a Michigan Union spokesman.
Such tickets should be turned in
at the Union travel desk between
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on any Sat-
urday that a game is scheduled
here. Prospective sellers will be
given a receipt for all tickets pre-
Tickets will be sold at face
value, but the Union does not
guarantee sale of all tickets ac-
cepted. When tickets are sold,
however, the former owner will
receive a cashier's check by the
following Friday. Owners of tic-
kets up for resale who do not re-
ceive a check by that time, can
pick up their unsold ducats the
next day.

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