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Latest Deadline in the State


Russian Bloc
Hits Fasci
In Argentina
Veto Discussed
In UN Committee
By The Associated Press
Yugoslavia and White Russia, two
members of the Soviet bloc in the
United Nations, denounced Argen-
tina today as a "supporter of the
last vestige of the Rome-Berlin
axis." Argentina replied with a
The exchange came during hot
debate in the UN Assembly's 57-
member political committee over
a United States proposal that the
recently approved year-around
"Little Assembly" should study the
big power veto issue and report to
the 1948 Assembly.
Palestine Question
On the Palestine,: question, the
remaining major item before the
Assembly on which the delegates
hope to obtain action, a 9-power
group approved a division of Jeru-
salem into a three-part, UN-ruled
Holy City. It would be separate
from the Jewish and Arab coun-
tries envisioned in the partition
In the debate earlier, Dr. Ales
Bebler of Yugoslavia charged that
the Argentine delegation is a "sup-
porter of the last vestige of the
Rome-Berlin Axis" and 'the most
vigorous champion of the Franco
regime in Spain."
U. S. Position
American Delegate John Foster
Dulles said the U. S. believed it
would be useful for the Assembly
to study the voting procedure in
the Security Council by which one
of the five great powers, France,
Britain, China, Russia and the
U.S., can- kill with a negative, or
veto, vote anw important proposal
before council.
He said that if Russia objected
to the "Little Assembly" because
Russia will not serve on that new
group, the U. S. would not object
to a special committee.
Historian Says
Japan Needs
}More U.S. Aid
Japan's economic situation is
rapidly deteriorating due to the
war and other causes, according to
Prof. Delmar M. Brown of the
University of California history
Speaking on the problems of
American occupation in Japan last
night, Prof. Brown said that the
Unitel States would probably have
to ship more food to Japan this
winter than we did last year.
The return of Japanese soldiers
to their homes has come at a time
when the rice crop is down due to
lack of' fertilizers.
Three-fourths of Japan's vital
fishing fleet has been destroyed
during the war, Prof. Brown said.
The resulting shortage of fish
t coupled with a light rice crop
combine to make Japan's eco-
nomic outlook dark, Prof. Brown
"The only hope for building up
a healthy foreign trade for Japan
is in the sale of cheap cotton and
silk textiles . . . . but not much
progress has been made on this

project," he added.
Newark Bay
Battle Is Over
Scrap Company, City
Smoke Peace Pipe
The "Battle of Newark Bay" end-
ed tonight with agreement among
feuding city officials and a sal-
vage company, and the city called
off its "embattled" fireboats.
Undersecretary of the Navy W.
John Kenney announced settle-
ment of the widely publicized dis-
pute over scrapping the old bat-
tleship New Mexico on Newark's
And Mayor Vincent Murphy of
Newark said he was demobilizing
the fireboats, which have been val-

Michigan Hits Top Spot
InNational Sports Poll
Newsmen Give Notre Dame Second Place;
S. lMethodist, California Follow Behind
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 18-Prestige gained by a 40-6 romp over a
highly-rated Wisconsin team, sent the Michigan Wolverines to the
top of the pile today in the weekly Associated Press coast-to-coast
poll of 246 football writers.
Despite Notre Dame's 26-19 victory over Northwestern, the Fight-
ing Irish dropped to second place.
Michigan drew 140 first place votes and Notre Dame 87 as a rec-
ord number of newsmen participated in the balloting.
Mustangs Advance
Although Southern Methodist had to go hard to beat Arkansas,
- 14-6, the Mustangs advanced when

Republicans Fight Truman Plan

Strikes Tie Up
French MInes,
Auto Industry
Danger of General
Strike in Paris Seen
PARIS, Nov. 18-P(A)-Conmu-
nist-led strikes tied up France's
coal mines and most of the auto
industry and threatened Paris
with a general work stoppage to-
Socialist Premier Paul Ramadier
took the lead in efforts to form a
new, strong government to cope
with the spreading crisis which
was heightened by the calling of
a meeting here tonight of the ex-
ecutive body of the General Con-
federation of Labor of the Paris
region to debate calling of a gen-
eral strike.
Coal Miners Quit
The Communist - dominated
General Confederation of Labor
has ordered unions to demand a
3,800-franc ($31) increase in the
minimum monthly wage and 25
percent salary advances pending
negotiations, the minimum wage
is now 7,000 frances ($58).
As a result: 114,000 coal miners
in the northern fields walked out.
Employes of the Renault, Hitch-
kiss, Panhard, Citroen and Ford
automobile factories and the
Gnome-Rhone truck plant went
on strike.
School teachers decided to strike
Friday whether the government
accepted their demands for salary
advances or not. Other civil ser-
vants decided to await the gov-
ernment's answer.
A strike decision was debated in
Maritime union locals in the na-
tion's ports. One national Mari-
time strike was settled only a few
weeks ago.
Police in Rome
Battle Strikers
Disorders Reported
Elsewhere in Italy
ROME, Nov. 18-(P)-Two per-
sons were killed and eight wound-
ed today in a three-hour battle be-
tween police and more than a
thousand strikers in Bari, dis-
patches said tonight. Elsewhere
in Italy there were other reports
of leftist-inspired disorders.
Ansa News Agency said that
Premier Alcide de Gasperi, deter-
mined not to be driven from
power by the disorders, had or-
dered mechanized troops and po-
lice into Puglia, in the Italian hell,
to quash violence. Infantry troops
were reported sent to Corata near
Bari where the headquarters of
the Uomo Qualunque (common
man) movement was fired.
Reports to Rome newspapers
said a general strike had been de-
clared on the island of Sardinia.

Penn dropped from third to sixth
after its 7-7 tie with Army, mar-
ring itsperfect record.
The total vote with points fig-
ured on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
basis (first place votes in paren-
Totals Given
1. Michigan (140) .........2341
2. Notre Dame (87) .......2261
3. Southern Methodist (9) ..1801
4. Southern California (3) ..1522
5 Penn State (6) ..........1371
6. Pennsylvania............1099
7. Texas .................. 953
8. Alabama ................ 477
9. California ..............308
10. Georgia Tech ........... 302
11. Army, 277; 12. Illinois, 195;
13. North Carolina (1), 109; 14.
William and Mary, 99; 15. Missis-
sippi, 84; 16. Virginia, 66; 17. Kan-
sas, 56; 18. UCLA, 39; 19. Colum-
bia, 35; 20. Rice, 32.
Others receiving votes were
Kentucky 19, Wisconsin 16, Utah
11, Purdue and Missouri each 10,
Duke 9, Wesleyan and Princeton,
each 8, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma and
LSU, each 7, Tennessee 5, Iowa 4,
New Hampshire, Mississippi State,
Texas Christian, Northwestern,
Minnesota, each 3, West Virginia,
Westchester (Po.) Teachers and
Idaho, each 2, Wake Forest, Rut-
No Reply Yet
On Rose Bowl
Ticket Sales
All those questions on Rose Bowl
tickets will have to remain unan-
swered for several more days.
Official University spokesmen
are still remaining "mum" on the
question. Both "Fritz" Crisler and
ticket manager Don Weir, say it
will be presumptious to discuss the
Rose Bowl until the Big Nine fac-
ulty committee takes its vote Sat-
urday night.
This much is definite, however.
An estimated 11,000 tickets will be
made available to Michigan. From
this pie, ticket manager Weir will
have to cut slices which will satis-
fy more than 5,000 Wolverine
Alumni on the West Coast, many
thousand other alums here in
Michigan and other parts of the
nation, University students and
faculty members, plus the ordinary
sports fan who wants to see the
New Year's grid classic.
Unofficial sources have it that
Michigan alumni, University stu-
dents, and faculty members, will
have first priority on the precious
pasteboards, with 1,500 allotted to
Weir is working on a system to
make sure that each ticket pur-
chased here will be used by the
Judiciary Council Holds
Query on Last Election
An investigation of illegal prac-
tices in the recent campus elec-
tion will be conducted from 4 to
6 pm. today by the Men's Judi-
ciary Council in Rm. 304 of the
Any student who witnessed such
practices is requested to appear
before the council at that time.

Sec. Marshall
Calls Russian
Talk 'Brazen'
Denies Accusation
Of U.S.Imperialism
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO, Nov. 18-Secretary
of State Marshall tonight de-
nounced Russia's "brazen and con-
temptuous" propaganda as a
threat to world stability and said
it was time to call it to a halt.
"We do not propose to stand b"
and watch the disintegration of
the international community t(
which we belong," Marshall de*
Sharply denying that the
United States has imperialistic
aims in extending aid to Europe,
he said Communistic misrepre-
sentations "goaded the Ameri-
can people into a state of active
Speaking on the eve of his de
parture for the Big Four Foreigr
Ministers Conference at London
Marshall said that Russia hersel
is to blame for what he termed a
complete change in tlis country'
atttitude toward the Soviets since.
German's surrender.
Her territorial expansion con-
trasts, he noted, with the volun-
tary reductions in area made by
the United States and Britain.
Russia, he charged, appears de-
termined to prolong Europe's
plight indefinitely.
Marshall spoke out bluntly in an
address to the Chicago Council on
Foreign Relations and the Chi-
cago Chamber of Commerce.
"We do not propose to stand by
and watch the disintegration of
the international community to
which we belong," he declared.
But despite "provocation," Mar-
shall said he would take an open
mind to London and will seek only
for a sound basis of agreement.
Severe Quake
Rocks Pacific
Coastal Area
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18-(IP)-
A gently rocking, moderately se-
vere earthquake was felt in Los
Angeles and along the northern
seacoast of Southern California to-
day. There were no immediate re-
ports of damage.
Dr. Charles F. Richter of Cali-
fornia Institute of Technology de-
scribed it as "good sized local
shock." He timed it at 4:59 p.m.
It was felt in the beach cities of
Santa Barbara, Redondo Beach
and Hermosa Beach, but appar-
ently did not extend south or
east. It escaped unnoiticed in San
Bernardino, Santa Ana and Long
Downtown Los Angeles build-
ings, including the towering City
Hall, swayed noticeably. Dr.
Richter said the center of the dis-
turbance probably was nearby,
but could not be quickly fixed.

World News
At a Glance
By The Associated Press
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 18-Four
frantic days which began with
murder ended today for two young
eb -convicts.
Buford Sennett, 22, and Robert
Winslow, 24, who gave up last
night after a 12 hour siege in a
backwoods barn, heard Superior
Judge R o y Proctor sentence
them to life imprisonment for an
attack and slaying four days ago.
* * * '
LONDON, Nov. 18 - King
George VT today brightened the



CONGRESS, CABINET HEAR PRESIDENT TRUMAN--Members of Congress and the Cabinet
hear President Truman (on rostrum) deliver his message at a joint session in the House chamber
yesterday. Back of him are Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg (R.-Mich.) President Pro-Tempore of the
Senate and House Speaker Joseph Martin (R.-Mass.) (left to right).

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Electronic Devices for Blind
Demonstrated at Conference

Actual deionstrations of the!
way the science of electronics is
being applied to help blind people
read and move about more easily
were presented here last night be-
fore a national conference on psy-
chological problems of the blind.
Included among the inventions
was the "electronic pencil," a de-
vice for "reading by sound" which
was developed and is now being
perfected in the University's Bu-
reau of Psychological research.
The conference was told that,
the new model of the "pencil" be-
ing produced in the laboratory will
actually pronounce the letters its
beam of light picks up from the
page instead of just rendering
sounds which must be used by
the blind user.
Also shown were electronic guid-
Session To Close
With Discussions
A round table discussion of cur-
rent problems faced by rehabilita-
tion centers for the blind will ush-
er in the final sessions of the
three-day national conference on
"Psychological Diagnosis and
Counseling of the Adult Blind,"
which is being held in the Rack-
ham Building.
Dr. Wima Donahue, director of
the University's Bureau of Psycho-
logical Services, will preside at the
afternoon round table on "Needed
Research and Coordination."
The final round table discussion
will center on the topic "Organi-
zation and Function of a Regional
Donald Dabelstein, Assistant Di-
rector of the Office of Vocational
Rehabilitation, will then make the
concluding remarks about the re-
sults of the conference.

ance devices 'whieh use the re-
bounding of supersonic signals to
warn blind persons of obstacles in
their path.
The basic defect pointed out
about all such devices was that
at present they monopolize the
blind person's hearing through the
use of a hearing aid to such an
extent that he is unable to de-
tect approaching cars and other
vital sounds.
Dinner To Top
Students Week
A traditional Thanksgiving din-
ner with all the trimmings will be
served to 250 foreign and Ameri-
can students Nov. 26 at the Ma-
sonic Temple, as a climax to In-
ternational Studentsweek.
The dinner is being sponsored by
the International Students Associ-
ation as part of its program de-'
signed to increase understanding
between foreign and American
students. Reservations may be
made at the International Center.
In conjunction with Interna-
tional Students Week a panel of
three foreign students, Maria Van
der Harst from Spain, Shanker
Ranganathan from India and
Zorac Organschi from Italy will
discuss civil rights in their coun-
tries at the AVC meeting today.
Special emphasis will be placed1
on the need for understanding
among nations at the Interna-
tional Center tea, 4:30 p.m. to-
Other groups participating in
International Student Week in-
clude Kappa Alpha Theta, and
Martha Cook dormitory.

Vet Groups To
Conduct HCL
Survey Today
Data To Be Used for
Subsistence Petitions
A dozen interviewers, manning
three posts on campus, will con-
duct a thoroughgoing cost of liv-
ing survey of student veterans to-
day to form the basis for a re-
newed fight to increase Govern-
ment subsistence under the G.1,
Booths will be set up in thF
Union, at the Engineering Arch
and ion the Diagonal, where 400
veterans selected on a random
sampling basis will be asked to
complete the Operation Subsist-
ence Questionnaire. The booth,,
will open at 10 a.m. and will re-
main open till the 400 interviewers
are completed.
The questionnaire, drawn up by
the two veterans' groups, is being
used throughout the state this
week by ex-GI's on 25 campuses.
Results of the survey, will be
brought before a statewide plan-
ning conference in East Lansing,
Dec. 12. A final program will then
be mapped out for presentation
before Congress when the next
regular session convenes in Janu-
The questionnaire will call on
the veteran to indicate his costs
for food, rent, personal items, and
No authorization for associating
Survey Research Center or its
methods with the survey was giv-
en, Jack Geist, campus AVC
chairman, said, clarifying The
Daily's earlier report.
'U' Orchestra Will
Present Concert
Opening with Mendelssohn's
"Italian" Symphony, the Univer-
sity Symphony Orchestra, con-
ducted by Wayne Dunlap, will pre-
sent a concert at 8:30 p.m. today
in Hill Auditorium.
Copland's Suite from the Ballet
"Appalachian Spring" an d
Franck's Symphony in D Minoir
will also be included in the pro-
gram of the 108 member orchestra
The Copland ballet suite re-
ceived the Pulitzer Prize in 1945.
The concert is open to the pub-

Charge Made
By Rep. Smith
Committees Work
On Emergency Aid
By The Associated Press
mublicans launched an all-out of-
fensive against the President's bid
Cor authority to bring back ra-
ioning and wage-control, if nec-
?ssary, to keep prices from climb-
Keynoting the GOP assault on
he President's 10-point inflation
rogram, Rep. Frederick C. Smith
Rep., Ohio) told the House that
he proposed curbs apparently
vere intended "to enslave the
lmerican people."
The White House said 47 out
of 50 letters received, favored
the idea of controls.
Coingressional committeel ,
neanwhile, worked on President
'ruman's plan for emergency aid
o Italy, France and Austria, with
he threat of a "Communist
queeze" in mind.
Rep. Dirksen (Rep., Ill.) told
the House Foreign Affairs Com-
mittee, which completed hear-
ings on immediate foreign aid,
that Czechoslovakia would be
the victim of a "Communist
squeeze" within four months un-
less she had U. S. help.
The S en ate Appropriations
Sommittee called meanwhile for
in inventory of U.S. food supplies,
7esentand future, to determine
'ow much this country can send
trope and whether some should
e purchased abroad.
AFL president William Green
'night endorsed President Tru-
Man's foreign aid program and
nuch of his anti-inflation plan
'ut said that labor was opposed to
roposed price and wage controls
xept as a final resort in the
vent of a "national crisis."
Students W are
Petitions War
On Rent Rise
A student drive to oppose any
relatxation of rent controls in
Washtenaw Co. gained momentum
yesterday as a petition campaign
got underway.
Several student organizations
including the AVC, Student Leg-
islature, ADA and MYDA circu-
lated petitions protesting any in-
crease of rent in the city of Ann
Arbor. The petitions will be pre-
sented to the local rent advisory
board which has called an open
hearing at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in
the Washtenaw County Court-
house on the question of chang-
ing rent levels in this area.
Meanwhile it has been revealed
that at least one witness at the
opening hearing, AVC spokesman
Max Dean, will call for a city
rent control law to augment the
federal legislation which expires
in March, 1948. Dean, a law stu-
dent, has gathered legal informa-
tion concerning a possible city
rent control measure.
AVC plans to send two giant
postcards to the rent board, cov-
ered with the names of students
opposing relaxed controls. The
AVC will ask students to sign the
cards on the Diagonal tomorrow.
All groups and individuals inter-
ested in the rent hearings will
gather at a co-ordinating meeting

at 4:30 pm oorwi h
Daily Meeting
Plans Continue
Provost James P. Adams will
make the welcoming address at

Mental Diseases Dangerously
Contagious---Dr.C. R. Miller

Women Students Walk on Air,
Undisturbed by Perilous Path

Mental diseases can be as dan-
gerously contagious as physical
ailments, according to Dr. Clyde
R. Miller, professor of education,
at Columbia University.
"Mass psychosis can sweep the
whnle natinn n break nt in

the cause of the disease is found,
a method of prevention or cure
is devised. Now we must apply
the same scientific method to the
cure and prevention of mental
Commenting on the situation in
rermanv under Hitler. Mllr vx-

Helen Newberry residents and
their visitors have been literally
walking on air for the last few
In the interests of a heating
tunnel fnr the new General Serv-

gaped as the carefully preserved
Union lawn fell before the claws
of the steam shovel.
The heating tunnel, through
which steam will enter the new
huilding will na sunder the mu-

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