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'INTERESTIN PEOPLE>
Role of Roving Reporter
Is 'a Naturn'al for Hardy

COLLEGE NEWS ROUND-UP:
Communist's Speech Hit at U. of Texas

By HARRIETT FRIEDMAN
Will Hardy, Ann Arbor's news-
paperman extraordinary, has a
favorite formula for almost every-
thing except the secret of his re-
portorial success.
Ann Arbor correspondent for the
Detroit Times and Time and Life
European Trip
Is Nightmare
Of Regulations
Reporter Dazed by
Many Visa Troubles
(Continued from Page 1)
regulations to the letter but to
underline what every schoolboy
knows-that Europe is a hodge-
podge of sovereign states and lan-
guages.
And what is more important to-
day is the fact that Europe also
comprises diverse economies, cur-
rencies in varying degrees of in-
flation and a multitude of tariff
wals.
Ray of Hope
Our schoolboy also knows that
the present day economic plight of
Europe is desperate. But there is
a bright ray of hope.
The 16-nation conference at
Paris in response to Secretary of
State Marshall's proposal of Am-
erican aid charted a plan whereby
the resources of Europe's inde-
pendent states would be merged in
a single recovery effort.
Thus the Marshall plan may
provide the impetus for an eco-
nomic "United States of Europe,"
replacing the relatively ineffective
efforts by which Europe's little
countries have sought to find the
"way out" through piecemeal co-
operation or on their own.
* * *
In a dimly-lighted underground
station of the Paris Metro a doz-
en Frenchmen, in faded blue den-
im work clothes and navy blue ber-
ets, busily making repairs on the
roadbed.
"These are the Frenchmen who
aren't working," says an Ameri-
can friend of this writer, in caus-
tic reference to the recent remark
of a U.S. Congressman who had
spent 24 hours in France.
Workman's Plight
The thing about the French
workmen in this particular in-
stance is not only the fact that
they are working hard but that
they probably receive the mini-
mum wage of 7,000 francs ($58) a
month.
France recently increased her
working week, anduher people are
struggling to rebuild their coun-
try under the burden of a ruinous
inflation. It is perhaps under-
standable why thousands of
Frenchmen turned in despair to
Communism soon after the war.
In the case of the Continental
countries, it was the Nazi occupa-
tion, which weakened the people
and looted their industries. In the
case of Britain, it was the strain
of standing alone against Hitler
for one full year.
But the United States was neith-
er bombed nor invaded and fought
the war with'powerful allies.
In this light, the Marshall plan
may be viewed as part of the price
of the isolation to which the
United States clung until Pearl
Harbor.
If the United States had not de-
layed so long in playing its par in
the war, Europe probably would
not be in its present condition.
Pearl Harbor taught the United
States that it could not safely ig-
nore the rest of the world. The
Marshall plan is a reminder.

magazines, as well as a senior
jnglish major, Hardy doesn't meet
he common concept of the news-
paperman.
Three Up; One Down
For despite his claim: "I can
down more beer than any other re-
porter," Hardy is strictly a three-
beer-and-out man according to his
.clleagues.
But a cherubic face which
nakes him appear only three-
fourths of his 29 years, has fooled
many a fellow reporter who has
lashed out oi a story, only to find
that it was another Hardy scoop.
Counting among his claims to
fame his status as the third oldest
undergraduate at the University,
Hary seems to spend a minimum
of time improving this position,
while he covers the town, the Uni-
versity and sports activities.
With hours running from 8 a.m.
to midnight or 2 a.m., he gets
hcme to his wife, Buzz, and 20
month old son, Tom, for only
about 45dminutes at noon and an
hour and a half in the evening.
"His comment: "I have a sensible
wife."
Still Running?
One symbol of the Hardy's dom-
estic bliss is the 1930 Ford, which
Buzz obtained for a "bag of beans"
from Ford's Greenfield village
museum, where it was being pre-
served. Although it has registered
23,000 miles, the car still races
Hardy from one edge of Ann Ar-
bor to the other.
Hardy got nto the newspaper
business in 1937, two years after
his high school graduation and a
brief fling as an apprentice elec-
trician, when he joined the Dear-
born Press as sports editor.
His wages were five cents per
inch. By filling the entire page,
Hardy could amass 10 dollars, but
since an ad was always inserted,
he never quite made the maxi-
mum.
In the spring of 1940, he went
city side, and soon became city
editor. "I was big time; thre was
one man under me; the sports edi-
tor."
Meanwhile Hardy was attend-
ing Wayne University, and in
three years pounded out 30 hours
credit. Finally, he persuaded The
Detroit Times to send him to Ann
Arbor in the summer of 1940.
Relates Dates
Although he burned up the
western union wires with his ong
distance reporting, Hary was rec-
ognized in the Times then, only
as Betty Coed, for-shame to say,
our hero was writing society news.
Involved with schoolwork, The
Daily and The Times, Hardy had
just time enough to flunk German
2 and end up on probation, before
draft worries began to plague him.
After 49 months service in the
Navy, Hardy returned to the Uni-
versity as a probationary first
semester junior in the fall of 1945.
Will's Words
Among Hardy's famous words
are: "Education is an end in it-
self; no one should go to college
to use his education as a means of
making a living."
And his pet peeve about the
English department is that "they
should require that all English ma-
jors take Parker's course in Aes-
thetics or should have one in the
department which is comparable."
Hardy also has his favorite pro-
fessor, "Charlie Stevenson," chos-
en because "he's so entertaining."
Despite his minor complaints,
the dashing reporter will leave the
University feeling that his college
career is a success. "I've always
said that my college days would
be worthwhile if we won the Rose
Bowl bid this year. I just want to
see if it brings a change in Cris-
ler's attitude."

The recent appearance and
speech of a member of the Com-
munist Party at a University of
Texas meeting has raised a storm
of controversy.
James J. Green, secretary of the
Texas Communist Party spoke at a
meeting sponsored by a student
group at the university. When the
president of the university heard
about it he declared that permis-
sion would have been denied for
the speaker to appear if it had
been known that he was an offi-
cial of the Communist Party. The
college official cited a rule pro-
hibiting talks by members of any
political party as the reason for
his stand. However, a student
leader has charged that the offi-
cial is trying to establish "thought
control" on the campus.
* * *
Students at the University of
Illinois may soon have a chance
to get free legal advice. The Illini
student government body recom-
mended that an office he provid-
ed to furnish students with legal
advice. The recommendation is
now awaiting action by university
authorities.
A new president has been named
to head nearby University of To-
ledo. Dr. Wilbur Wallace White
will serve as the eighth president
in the history of the school. White
formerly served as dean of the
graduate school at Western Re-
serve University in Cleveland.
* * *
The National Student Associ-
ation received a serious setback at
Northwestern University. The stu-
dent governing board at North-
western voted against affiliating
with the NSA. The student offi-
cials said they took this action be-
cause "... the NSA is not a work-
able organization and will not do
Northwestern any good. However,
the student groups left the door

open for future participation in
NSA if ". . . it proves successful."
* * e
From Ohio State University
comes word that a tragic accident
has killed the wife of a student
and put the student in the hospi-
tal in critical condition. Mrs.
Louis Lenert, 20, was asphyxiated
by escaping gas fumes in her
trailer residence and her husband,
Willy, 22, is in serious condition at
the hospital iom the fumes. Au-
thorities say the couple was over-
come when a gas heater blew out
while they slept.
The long suffering canine mas-
cot of the University of Southern
California has been kidnapped.
The dog, George Tirebiter, by
name, was spirited away by four
students from a nearby college
who shaved the letters UCLA on
his back and released him. Tire-
biter was returned to the campus
after the kidnappers had accom-
plished their purpose.
** *
Students and townspeople at the
University of Wisconsin have
banded together to aid the wife of
Carl Carlson, Badger medical stu-
dent slain last week by two killers
who kidnapped his sister-in-law.
Carlson was slain after being
picked up by the men while hitch-
hiking with his sister-in-law, a
University of Michigan co-ed. A
voluntary committee has been
formed at the Wisconsin campus
to aid the slain student's wife and
baby daughter. Response to the
appeal has been very generous
with hundreds of dollars already
collected to aid the stricken fam-
ily.
* * *
Construction programs are still
playing a leading role at several
coleges around the nation.
At Boston College the students

SWIMMING QUEENS AT MICHIGAN STATE-Dorothy DeLeys (foreground) of Detroit, a sopho-
more, was named queen of the annual Porpoise Aquatic Show at Michigan State College in East
Lansing. She poses prettily with members of her court (left to right): Mary Ellen Bohlen, Goodrich,
Mich.; Marion La Voi, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Dorothy Weinberg, Flint, and Thais Doup, East Lansing.

Rising Prices,
Wages Make
News Again
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22-(A)-
Rising wages are in the news again,
along with rising prices.
Two important wage increases
were announced this week after
peaceful 'negotiations and no
strikes:
1. Men's clothing industry, 121/2
cents an hour, 150,000 workers.
2. Railroad conductors and
trainmen, 15% cents an hour, 200,-
000 workers.
The railroad settlement was
part of the "second round" of in-
creases that ran through most of
industry this year.
But the clothing industry raise
was clearly a third postwar round.
The same workers got 15 cents in
the fall of 1945, 121 cents in the
fall of 1946, and now 122 cents
more.
Will this be the forerunner of a
"third round" in other big indus-
tries in the first half of 1948?
Labor Department economists
said today there is not enough evi-
dence on which to base a predic-
tion. They said some contracts,
recently signed, have provided for
no wage increases.
ICC To Air
Birthday Fete
In conjunction with its recent
15th anniversary, the ;Inter-Co-
operative Council will hold a com-
memoration radio show at 4:30
p.m. today over station WPAG
The broadcast will describe the
Rochdale Principles of coopera-
tive living which are followed by
all co-op houses, and go on to dis-
cuss the advancements made in
American cooperatives since their
inception.
Norm Rappaport, co-op produc-
er, said yesterday that the pro-
gram will include an original radio
skit in the form of an allegory,
and a panel discussion on co-ops
by University students.
The panel-members will describe
life in campus cooperatives, and
recount some of the history of the
University's cooperative move -
ment since its beginnings in 1932.

Turkey Goes International in
ISA Thanksgiving Celebration

themselves are carrying on a fund-
raising program to aid in a con-
struction program. Students have
already collected $20.000 toward
the cost of a new unit to the col-
lege.
At nearby Wayne University in
Detroit the cornerstone has been
laid on a new classroom building.
Dr. David Henry. Wayne presi-
dent, and Gov. Kim Sigler were on
hand for the ceremonies. The
$900,000 building, three stories
high, will contain 25 classrooms
and lecture halls when completed.
Another college here in the
state, The Michigan College of
Mining and Technology at Hough-
ton, is launching a campaign to
build a new student union build-
ing as a memorial to student war
dead. Total cost of the building is
set at half a million dollars and
it is planned to partially finance
the project through alumni dona-
tions of $300,000. The proposed
new student union will include
badly needed social, recreational
and service facilities for students
at the college.
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America's unofficial emblem,I
the turkey, will go internationall
this week, when foreign students
join their American classmates in

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sion between the United States
and the Soviet Union are Italy and
France," Prof. Fifield said
The present labor unrest and
strikes in Italy and France may be
an attempt by the Communists to
force the setting up of govern-
ments in Paris and Rome friendly
to Moscow, or simply a test of
Communist strength in those
countries, Prof. Fifield added.
The lack of cabinet leadershipI
in France is also unfortunate be-
cause of the estimated 600,000
workers on strike and the impend-
iog meeting of the big four for-
eign ministers in London, Prof.
Fifield said.
Army, Air Forces
List Retirements
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22-(P)--
The regular Army and Air Force
have retired 462 of their generals
since 1940 for physical disability,}
age and similar reasons
The present crops of generals
in the regular establishments,
ranging from five-star rank down
to brigadiers, totals about 550,
records show.
Included in the retired lists are
two of the super-rank of general
of the army, George C. Marshall,
former chief of staff and now sec-
retary of state, and Henry H.
(Hap) Arnold, former chief of the
army air forces.

p.m. Wednesday in the Masonic
Temple.
The dinner, which is being spon-
sored by the International Stu-
dents Association, is the climax
to International Student Week,
which was designed to promote
better understanding among stu-
dents of all nations.
Principal speaker at the banquet
will be Hickman Price of Kaiser-
Frazer, who has recently returned
from abroad. Dean and Mrs.;
Ralph A. Sawyer will be among
the guests of honor.
Tickets for the dinner are $2.25
and may be purchased at the In-
ternational Center and Lane Hall
before noon tomorrow.
The ISA speakers bureau which
has been active in the Interna-
Itional Student Week program will
be available for programs through-
out the year, according to M. K.
Raju, ISA president.
Both panels and individual
speakers from a number of coun-
tries are provided by the bureau to
speak on subjects ranging from
politics to clothing and cooking.
Groups interested. in obtaining
speakers should contact Shankar
Ranganathan at the International
Center.
Students To Aet
In 'Radio Rescue'
"Radio Rescue," a children's
play by Charlotte Chorpenning,
will be presented by students in
the dramatic courses of the Speech
department Friday and Saturday
afternoons in the Lydia Mendels-
Sohn Theater.
The Friday -matinee will be at
3:30 p.m., and the two Saturday
performances will be given at 1:30
and 3:30 p.m. Tickets may be pur-
chased from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday.

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