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Students, Faculty


Rent Board
Gets Student
View on Hike
Tenants, Owners
Give T timony
Present rent levels must be held
if students with fixed incomes are
not to be priced out of school, Har-
ry Weisberg, Student Legislature
president, Jack Geist, AVC presi-
dent, and Edward Shaffer, MYDA
chairman, told the Rent Advisory
Board in a three-and-a-half hour
hearing at the courthouse yester-
Packed House
More than 300 persons, packed
into the circuit court room, heard
30 tenants and landlords each tes-
tify for four minutes-12 support-
ing and 18 opposing a general rent
raise. No recommendation will be
made to the Detroit Area Board
for at least ten days, local Board
chairman Wilson H. White an-
nounced, and no action may be ex-
pected for at least three weeks.
Two Board members were absent
yesterday, hie explained, and it
will take time to organize and du-
plicate all the testimony presented.
Veterans and other students de-
clared that they cannot increase
* their incomes to meet rising liv-
ing costs without lengthening their
stay in school. But landlords cited
owners' incomes which, they said,
have remained the same since
* 1941. The income level for ten-
ants has risen 92%, said Harmon
o. Johnson, representing small
property holders, while that of his
group has not moved.
Labor Leaders
Labor leaders Kenneth Sisson
and Bernard W. Butler, president
and secretary-treasurer of the
Washtenaw County Industrial
Union Council, and Woodrow
Goble, president of CIO Local 738
in Ypsilanti, representing 16,000
organized workers in Washtenaw
County, warned that a general
rent raise here will touch off an-
other round of wage demands.
Landlords and contractors assert-
ed that the housing shortage will
not improve unless rents go up.
PCA Survey
Fifty-seven per cent of Ann Ar-
bor landlords are satisfied with the
present rent set-up, according to
results of a sample survey con-
ducted in the past week by the
Ann Arbor Progressive Citizens of
America. The survey covered 48
scientifically selected blocks in the
city, compiled from 632 interviews.
Landlords' claims that taxes, la-
bor costs, fuel, utilities and man-
agement expenses have all in-
creased since 1941, were coun-
tered by tenants' emphasis that
the present rent-control law pro-
vides for hardship cases. If such
cases are not being taken care of,
they said, local boards should be
provided with larger staffs.
A general rent raise, several ten-
ants warned, will not only make
more inequities by giving too great
an increase to already high rents,
drive away students and thereby
hurt Ann Arbor business, but will
lead to complete decontrol. Re-
sponding to repeated Board quer-
ies as to whether they had report-
ed excessive rents to the Board
previously, tenants answered that
in many cases such action would
lead to eviction and a new search
for a room.

SBE Checks
Available Now
Student Book Exchange checks
are now ready for distribution, ac-
cording to Ken Bissell, Exchange
Pay booths will be open from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and to-
morrow outside Rm. 2, University
Hall. However, because of a limit-
ed Exchange staff no questions

Vandenburg Urges Aid
To Western. Europeans
Quick Action Advised To Thwart Russians;
Bridges Warns of Meagre Rations at Home
By The Associated Press'
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24-Quick emergency aid to thwart "Com-
munist aggression" in Western Europe was urged by Senator Vanden-
berg (R.-Mich.) today as another Republican senator, Bridges of
New Hampshire declared that "meagre rations" at home might
Opening Senate debate on the Administration proposal to send
Italy, France and Austria up to $597,000,000 in stopgap food and other
supplies, Vandenberg said speedy action was necessary because "a
new type of Communism"-with terror and sabotage for weapons-"is

Chatterton To
Give Lecture
Today at Hill
Dramatic readings from favorite
roles will be presented by Ruth
C. iatterton, stage and screen star,
in' the fourth Oratorical Associa-
tion lecture at 8:30 p.m. today in
Hill Auditorium.
Miss Chatterton, who broke into
the theatre at the age of 14, be-
came a star almost immediately.
After several years on the stage,
she gained the reputation of one
of America's most "glamorous"
Hollywood soon purchased Miss
Chatterton's talents, but after tak-
ing leading roles, she returned to
the legitimate theatre.
In addition to readings from
plays, Miss Chatterton will pre-
sent stories of her experiences on
stage and screen in her lecture
Tickets may be purchased from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 8:30
p.m. today in the Hill Auditorium
box office. Patrons may use the
ticket issued for the Jane Cowl
lecture for today's presentation.
World NeWs
~ Ata Glance
By The Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran, Nov. 24-Prem-
ier Ahmed Qavam rejected tonight
as "unreasonable" Soviet charges
that the action of the Iranian par-
liament in ruling void the 1946
oil agreemen with Russia consti-
tuted "hostile activity" on the part
of Iran.
The Federal Reserve Board to-
day asked Congress for author-
ity to regulate installment buy-
ing permanently, and tonight
the government's bank supervis-
ory authorities asked the na-
tion's 15,000 banks to curtail
"all loans for speculation in real
estate, commodities or secur-
LONDON, Nov. 24 - Official-
sources said today that Britain
has scheduled new talks with the
Russians, to resume at the end
of this week, in a bid to write a
full scale British-Soviet trade
In addition the British speeded
up trade negotiations with other
European states.
* * *
The United Nations Palestine

>on the march."
Senate Approval Predicted
Supporters of the winter relief
measure, already approved unani-
mously by the Vandenberg-headed
foreign relations committee, pre-
dicted that the Senate would ap-
prove the. bill on Wednesday or
The House Foreign Affairs Com-
mittee, writing its own Emergency
Aid bill, was reported deadlocked
on the question of whether this
aid should be regarded as a ta-
pering off of help to Europe or as
the preliminary to a long-range
recovery program.
Bridges, Chairman of the Ap-
propriations Committee, said his
group was conducting hearings on
the question of raising funds for
interim relief with "unprecedent-
ed" speed.
"No Blank Checks"
In suggesting a "strong proba-
bility" of food shortages at home,
however, he said the committee
would grant "no blank check re-
If the U.S. ships food to the full
extent contemplated by the State
Department, and if next year's do-
mestic crops are poor, Bridges
said "The American people will
be subject not only to rationing
but possibly to meager rations."
Vandenberg stepped down from
the seat he occupies as President
Pro Tem (presiding officer) of the
Senate to launch the drive for
quick enactment of stopgap relief
legislation-which, he said, does
not commit the Senate to any
long-term recovery program for
Clothing Drive
Begins Today
Contributions To Aid
European Children
The University Famine Com-
mittee will launch its clothing
drive today for the 30,000 despar-
ate children and young people of
northern and western Europe.
Clothing will be collected from
residence halls and church guilds
within the next week, according to
Seymour Goldstein, chairman of
the drive. Contributions may also
be left at Lane Hall.
The Committee asks especially
for clean serviceable things, but
there is a reconditioning service
maintained by the Save The Chil-
dren Federation for restoration of
slightly damaged articles.
"Shoes constitute one of the
greatest needs overseas,' Gold-
stein said. "In Holland even wood-
en shoes are being rationed and
reports from Finland stated that
all the clothing in shop windows
is made of paper or wood-fibre.
Last year over three tons of
clothing were sent from the Uni-
versity and Goldstein expressed
the hope that students will top
that contribution this year. "With
the cold of winter coming on, the
people of Europe will need every-
thing we can possibly spare,"
Goldstein stated.
While the drive is intended pri-
marily for students at the Uni-
versity, gifts from townspeople will
be jppreciated.

IRA Attacks
Barber Shop
Race Policies
Cited by Letter
Operation Haircut, a campaign
to persuadeAnn Arbor's barber
shops to serve Negroes was
launched yesterday by the Inter-
Racial Association and numerous
campus groups.
With the support of the Hillel
Council, the Young Progressive
Citizens of Americaand other
University student organizations,
IRA has forwarded a letter to the
Ann Arbor Barbers' Association
requesting it to eliminate dis-
criminatory practices against Ne-
groes from the city's barber shops.
Violation of Diggs Act
In the letter, IRA pointed out
that the refusal of 22 out of Ann
Arbor's 26 barber shops to serve
Negroes is opposed to the basic
recommendations of President
Truman's Civil Rights Committee
and a direct violation of Michi-
gan's Diggs Act.
The Diggs Act as amended in
1945 spyecifles that "all persons
within the jurisdiction of this
state shall be entitled to full and
equal accommodations, advan-
tages, facilities and privileges of
barber shops.
Representatives of the Barbers'
Association were urged in the let-
ter to meet with campus spokes-
man and arbitrate the problem.
IRA Gives Warning
IRA warned that unless the As-
sociation comes to a positive de-
cision by Dec. 1, it would be forced
to take concerted action."
Meanwhile, members of IRA
and other interested students who
met yesterday to formulate addi-
tional plans for Operation Haircut,
announced that University stu-
dents would be asked to sign state-
ments to be circulated in all cam-
pus residences supporting Opera-
tion Haircut. A phone brigade was
also organized to call students and
request their backing.
In addition, preparations were
made for a court test if it proves
Culmination of Struggle
Operation Haircut is the culmi-
nation of an extended struggle
which began last May with the al-
legation by Carroll Little, former
president of IRA, that "the Ann
Arbor Barbers' Association has an
agreement whereby Negroes are
not served."
Subsequently a Daily survey re-
vealed that 22 of Ann Arbor's 26
barber shops would not cut Ne-
groes' hair. Two Negro-operated
shops who are not members of the
Barbers' Association reported they
would "serve anyone" while the
Michigan Union Barber Shop an
one privately owned shop stated
they had "no policy against serv-
ing Negroes."
Customer Angle
The reason given by the pro-
prietors of the 22 discriminating
shops for their action was that
"our customers wouldn't like it."
Little's attempts to arrange a
meeting with the Barbers' Associ-
ation through Joe Keniper, presi-
dent, were unsuccessful.
Election Scheduled
Students planning to run for
positions on the Student Legis-
lature in the all-campus elections

scheduled for Dec. 10, may obtain
candidate petitions at the Office
of Student Affairs, Dick Kelly,
elections committee chairman, has
The deadline for returning the
petitions, as well as a 50-word
qualifications statement, is Dec. 3.


CONFERENCE EVE-Secretary of State George C. Marshall
(right) walks in academic profession at Oxford College, England,
on the eve of the Foreign Minister's conference which opens today.
The Big Four statesmen will attempt to thrash out problems
holding up a German-Austrian peace settlement.
* * * *
Advisors Urge Showdown-
On Austrian, German Issues

Applications To
Open Tomorrow;

One Ducat Per Person, Available
In Pasadena Hotel Dec. 31, Jan. 1
University students, faculty and staff members will get the first
chance at tickets for the Rose Bowl game, according to the ticket dis-
tribution plan outlined by Ticket Manager Don A. Weir.
Applications may be made beginning tomorrow morning at the
football ticket office. Deadline for applications by students and fac-
ulty is Dec. 1.
The plan, conceived by Bob Chappuis and Pete Elliott, student
members of the Board in control of Intercollegiate Athletics, was ap-
proved by the Board at a meeting last Thursday as "the best means of
insuring a ticket for any student * * *
Nho desired to see the game," A Press
Wersaid. AP/ressPoll
Here are the details of the plan:
Student, faculty or University Nod Captured
Staff member applications for one
ticket will be honored upon pre-
sentation of identification cards.By Notre D am e
Married students or faculty may
purchase an additional ticket for
their spouse. Tickets are priced at Edges Out Michigan
5.50 each. kBy Narrow Margin
Receive Tickets in California_____
Tickets will not be mailed out
nor issued in Ann Arbor at the NEW YORK, Nov. 24-(AP)--
,ime of purchase. Upon presenta- Notre Dame's resounding 59-0 rout
Lion of a receipt and their identi- of Tulane sent the Fighting Irish
fication card, purchasers will ob- back into the No. 1 spot in the
'ain their tickets at a desk in the weekly Associated Press poll of
Tuntington Hotel in Pasadena. football writers in a close finish
"'al., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. with the powerful Michigan Wol-
3" the day before the game or verines.
rom 8 a.m. to 12 noon on the day Of the' 192 participating ths
.f the contest. week, 97 put Notre Dame in firt
By Dec. 1 it is assumed that all place and 81 voted for Michig an
.udents and faculty members de- with Southern Methodist, drawing
'ring to go to the game will have six firsts, Southern California and
. yen taken care of, Weir said. Re- North Carolina, three each, and
miaining tickets will go to alumni. Penn State and Columbia, each
Under the Rose Bowl agreement, one.
he Western Conference receives Notre Dame'. ma,_gi, n the to-
"2,500 tickets of which the school tal point colum;in, coiped cn the
* presenting the Big Nine receive: basis of 10 points bo f . p a o
she largest percentage. vote and so on down t! _ £oi) a
Not All Good Seats 10th place ballot, was even clos-e-
However, Weir pointed out that The Irish had 1,798 points to 1,768
less than 1/18 of the tickets re- for Michigan which led last week
ceived by the conference are in with 140 of 246 votes.
the more desirable locations. Of- Just as Michigan had moved out
ficial seating capacity of the Rose front a week ago by its comfort-
Bowl is 89,083. able triumph over Wisconsin while
No consideration for tickets is Notre Dame was squeezing past
being given to special trains or Northwestern, so the Wolverines
chartered airplane ,flights, Weir dropped supporters, apparently on
paid. Tickets will be sold only on the basis of comparative scores.
an individual basis. Southern Methodist held tight

Dec. First

LONDON, Nov. 24-(A')-Top
American advisors urged Secretary
of State Marshall on the eve of
the Foreign Ministers conference
to seek a quick showdown with
Russia on the issues of Austrian
Engineers Will
Hold Election
For Officers
Twenty - five candidates will
compete in the engineering college
election for class officers which
will be held tomorrow.
Three of these candidates, run-
ning for the offices of president
and secretary of the freshman
class and secretary of the sopho-
Statements of some of the
candidates who are running in
the engineering college election
tomorrow appear on Page 2.
The remainder will appear to-
more class, will run unopposed and
will need only twenty-five votes
to qtfalify.
In addition the position of sen-
ior class secretary, for which no
nominating petitions have been
filed, will remain vacant.
Four polling booths will be set
up and they will be open from'
8 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. and from
12:55 to 4 p.m. They will be lo-
cated in the lobby of the East En-
gineering Building, inside the door
of the East Engineering Exten-
sion, in the Engine Arch doorway
of West Engineering, and on the
second floor of West Engineering
outside the Dean's office.
Campaign posters will be per-
mitted by the committee to be
placed in the buildings of the
college, but they must be removed
by 9 a.m. Friday or the candi-
date will be liable to a fine by the
committee. Failure of a violator to
pay the fine imposed on him will
result in disqualification from the
No electioneering will be per-
mitted on behalf of any candidate
within 25 feet of the polling place.

independence and German unity,
responsible sources said tonight.
In the event of a complete dead-
lock on these -subjects Marshall
should move to adjourn the, con-
ference for a long period, since
such an impasse would doom thy,
Big Four meeting in any event, the
advisors were reported to have
told him.
Possibly Last Attempt
Many observers believe the con-
ference, which will open at 3:30
p.m., (9:30 a.m. CST) tomorrow.
may be the last Four-Power at-
tempt to reach unified peace set-
tlements with Germany and Aus-
The arrival this afternoon of
Georges Bidault of France com-
pleted the roster of foreign min-
Commenting to reporters on
prospects for the conference, Bi-
dault said with a smile: "A man
must never despair; it is a sin."
Agenda Discussion
After tomorrow's welcoming ad-
dress by British Foreign Secretary
Ernest Bevin the Foreign Minis-
ters are expected todevote Wed-
nesday's session to discussion of
an agenda-a matter on which
their deputies were Utnable to
agree in preliminary talks.
Bfuzz .bothers
Busy Phones
There's a new buzz in the local
dial telephone system, but it's
nothing to get alarmed about, ac-
cording to Nicholas J. Prakken,
manager of the local Michigan
Bell office.
The new tone first appeared
Saturday night when work was
completed on the installation of
new equipment to handle the dial
tone, and ringing and busy sig-
nals as well.
The company has received many
calls from subscribers who thought
the new tone meant their phone
was out of order. "Acually there's
nothing to worry about," Prakken
said. "The new equipment is more
efficient than the old, and the new
tone it causes has a higher pitch
and a more uniform tone."

Strikes Spread
As Schuman
Meets Cabinet
PARIS, Nov. 24--P)--The ranks
of striking Frenchtworkers, al-
ready estimated at a million
strong, swelled steadily tonight as
Premier Robert Schuman met for
the first time with his new gov-
ernment to take steps for meeting
the threat to the French econ-
Government informants said
Schuman had decided on "very
energetic" measures to prevent
more strikes, coupled with possible
concessions to the workers already
off their jobs.
The informants did not elab-
orate on what measures would be
taken. Asked if the government
would requisition railroads and
other strike - bound industries,
they replied "it might."
Since French railways are na-
tionalized, this would mean in
their case and that of other state-
owned industries that eligible em-
ployes would be mobilized into the
Army and required to work under
Army discipline.
There was no hint of such ac-
tion tonight at the meeting of
Schuman's cabinet. Government
sources said the Ministers dis-
cussed offering the strikers a
1,500-franc ($12.50) provisional
monthly wage increase pending
settlement of the issue,. which
would raise thehbasic monthly
wage to 8,500 francs ($70.50).

to third position by its 10-0 win
over Baylor and Southern Cali-
fornia, which clinched the Pacific
Coast crown by a 6-0 decision over
UCLA continued in fourth posi-
Hen. Penn State remained fifth
after its closing 29-0 conquest of
Pittsburgh that finisher nif is
first all winning season since 1912.
The other teams in the AP "Big
Ten" are Alabama, Texas, Penn-
sylvania, Georgia Tech, and North
Carolina, in that order.
Printers Call
Six Newspapers Are
Involved in Dispute,
CHICAGO, Nov. 24--0P)--Union
printers struck tonight in Chi-
cago's six daily newspapers.
Members of AFL Chicago Typo-
graphical Union Local No. 16
voted to go on strike at 9 p.m.,
(Central Standard Time) by a
ballot which officials announced
was 2,330 to 61.
The strike followed a five-month
dispute between the union and the
Chicago Newspaper Publishers As-
For a report on the recent
newspaper slow-downs in De-
troit, see Page 6.
sociation, representing the six
daily newspapers. The union deliv-
ered a wage demand to the pub-
lishers yesterday. The publishers
in a statement declared wages

Snow Chills Holiday Hopes for Homebound Students

Ole man winter's icy dandruff

reveals that there have been no Francis Buswell, '50SM, from
changes made in any flights, but Crystal Falls even puts the risk of

trudged the slushy sidewalks and
streets. And local stores reported a

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