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Latest Deadline in the State



Will Choose

Student Legislature

In Election


IRA's Questionnaire Will Survey
Campus Opinion on Discrimination
Campaigning reached its climax yesterday, as candidates put
forth a last minute effort to win votes in today's election, to be held
from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Voters will select 32 members of the Student Legislature and will
express opinions in a survey prepared by Inter-racial Association, on
the barbershop discrimination issue.
Students must bring identification cards in order to vote, Dick
Kelly, chairman of a special Student Legislature elections commit-
tee, re-emphasized yesterday.
He also reminded students that "strong" action will be taken
against vinitors nf election rules' -

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which include the prohibition o:
campaigning within 50 feet of th<
Election procedure will be as
follows: Students will be handec
a ballot and, at the same time, the
IRA questionnaire. They will cast
their votes, and submit the bal-
lot and questionnaire, with their
identification to the official at the
polling booth. The ID card will be
punched and returned to the voter.
Ballots and questionnaires will be
stamped and dropped into the bal-
lot box by the poll official.
A survey showing candidates'
opinions on various controver-
sial campus issues will be dis-
tributed today by members of
Young Progressive Citizens of
Michigan, who prepared it.
Located in front of Angell and
Alumni Memorial Halls, behind
Haven Hall, on the Diagonal, at
the Willow Run bus stop, in the
Engine Arch and in Hutchins Hall,
polling booths will be manned by
volunteers and proctored by mem-
bers of several campus organiza-
The election will be conducted
according to the Hare plan of pro-
portional representation under
which voters must number their
selections in order of preference.
The quota of ballots needed to
elect a candidate is approximately
the total number of ballots cast,
divided by the number of posi-
tions to be filled.
Today Is Last
Chance To Get
Ticket Refunds
This is the last day refunds on
Rose Bowl tickets may be secured
and Ticket Manager Don Weir has
strongly urged all students not,
planning to use the Pasadena
- pasteboards to turn them in.
Weir warns that identification
cards and receipts will be closely
checked when presented for tick-
ets on the West Coast. If the
stringent check of credentials dis-
closes that they are not being pre-
sented by a University student the
tickets will not be issued.
Weir and members of the Uni-
versity ticket staff will be doing
the checking. The regulations
have -been tightened up because of
rumors that many students were
sending identification cards to
friends on the coast,
It has also been announced that
tickets may be picked up one day
earlier than previously announced
to prevent congestion. Weir and
his staff will be on hand at the
Edison Building, Grand Ave. and
Fifth St. in downtown Los Angeles
Dec. 30 all day to distribute tickets
to University students, faculty and
staff members.
As previously announced the
tickets will also be distributed at
the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena
Dec. 31 and the morning of the
game. Identification cards must
t be presented and receipts counter-
signed in the presence of the ticket
officials in order to pick tap the
Meeting of AA UP
Campus chapter of the Amer-
ican Association of University
Professors will hear Dean Erich
A. Walter discuss "The Office of
Student Affairs" at 6 p.m. tomor-
rowu in the Ulnion.

Fritz Crisler
Given. 'Coach
Of Year' Title
Fellow Grid Mentors
Choose 'M' Strategist
Fritz Crisler, dean of the Mich-
igan coaching staff and master
strategist, has been chosen "coach
of the year" in the annual New
York-Telegram's poll of the na-
tion's football coaches, ag.ording
to an Associated Press dis atch.
Receiving 68 first place votes,
Crisler was followed by Matty
Bell of SMU, Lynn Waldorf of
California, and Notre Dame's
1Frank Leahy.
For the first time during, his ten
year reign at the University, the
grey-thatched coach pijoted the
Wolverines through an undefeated
campaign to sole possession of the
Big Nine championship.
"Very Pleased"
This fact seemed to give him
more satisfaction, because as Cris-
ler stated, he was "very pleased
in being selected, but there are
others more deserving of the honor
than I."
The Michigan tutor was noted
as one of the few coaches who
knew how to make the "free sub-
s.titution" rule work successfully.
With alternating offensive and
defensive units, he turned out
football specialistswho knew their
assignments for every situation.
Figures Don't Lie
Statistics bear out the value of
the Crisler plan. The Maize and
Blue headed the Western Confer-
ence in total offense and defense.
Exploding one of the most po-
tent attacks since the "point-a-
minute" teams of Fielding H. Yost,
Michigan has scored 345 points in
nine ganes, more than six times
the number of its opponents..
Behind the cold facts exists a'
personal relationship betweei,
Crisler and the team members,
which sprang up after last year's
Illinois game when he said, ac-
cording to end Dick Rifenburg,
"Okay, boys, let's make these
practice sessions fun."
Now he shows a dry type of
humor at daily drills, but he com-
mands even more respect from the
gridders by "belonging."
Still to them, he is still "Mr.
Lecture Is Cancelled
Lennox Robinson, Irish play-
wright scheduled to lecture here
today, will not be able to appear
because of illness, the speech de-
partment has announced.


To Provide
J-Hop Music
Tommy Dorsey,
Dunham To Play
Students will dance to the music
df Tommy Dorsey and Sonny Dun-
ham at the annual J-Hop to be
presented Feb. 6 and 7 in the
Intramural Building, the central
committee announced yesterday.
The hop will be presented from
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. both nights and
coeds attending will receive 4 a.m.
Can Make Application
Juniors, seniors and graduate
students may submit applications
for J-Hop tickets from 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. tomorrow and Friday
and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday
at the ticket booth in University
Only individual applications will
be accepted and students are re-
quired to bring their I.D. cards
and a one cent stamp to the
booth. The I.D. cards will be
punched and stamps will cover
reply postage.
Can State Preference
New postcard applications will
be used this year, according to
Bruce Lockwood, ticket chair-
man. The postcard forms are
available at the ticket booth. Ap-
plicants will indicate the night
they prefer to attend the dance
on half of the card and the other
part will be sent back to the stu-
dents later to inform them wheth-
er or not their preferences have
been approved.
Juniors will receive first pref-
erence on tickets, then seniors
and third, graduate students. If
not, all tickets are applied for or
if some students who applied do
not purchase the tickets allotted
to them there will be 4n open
sale in January to all classes.

Loss Estimated at
$75,000 as Blaze
Guts Local Store
(city Firemen Overcome Stubborn
Fire After Steady Six-Hour Battle
Thick clouds of choking smoke blanketed the campus yesterday
morning as one of the most devastating fires in Ann Arbor's history
gutted Wild's clothing store on State Street, causing an unofficially
estimated $75,000 damage.
With thousands of shivering students watching from behind po-
ice ines, city firemen battled steadily for over six hours to bring the
stubborn blaze under control and prevent it from ravishing adjacent
buildings. * * *

JEWS MOVE BELONGINGS-Guarded by members of Haganah, the Jewish underground organiza-
tion, Jews in Jerusalem move property which has b een partially destroyed by Arab mobs.

B tt Policy
Will Replace
IRA Picketing
A five point program rec-
ommending the withdrawal of
picketing and the establishment
of an immediate boycott against
the barbershops picketed was out-
lined yesterday at a meeting of
interested students, called at IRA
initiative, to determine student
support for such a boycott.
In view of the group's decision
to promote an immediate boycott,
Lee Salk, education director of
IRA announced that IRA will
cease its picketing of barbershops.
The group reflected a broad
cross-section of student interests,
as the 28 individuals there includ-

Dean Walter Tells Problems
Facing Student Government

To Forgetful
The telephone company will al-
low approximately a fortnight for
absent-minded professors - and
students-to realize that it's 3-1511
or nothing.
The change in the University's
telephone number will be painless
at first. Calls made to the old ex-
change, 4121, will be silently
transferred to the new one, but
after the indoctrination period,
you're on your own.
Every time you let the old habit
get the better of you, it may not
cost you a nickel, but it won't get
you anywhere, either. A polite
voice will inform you that "that
number has been changed to
3-1511," and will ask you to put
the call through again.
Despite the inconvenience of
having to remember a new num-
ber, anyone who has tried to get
the University on weekday after-
noons recently, will vouch for the
necessity of the change. Increased
enrollment has overtaxed the
lines, and the most frequent
result of dialing 4121 has been a
busy signal.
New equipment, enabling the
University to accept more incom-
ing calls has been installed in the
telephone building. A new num-
ber, providing increased service
and some headaches, is the result.

A statement that the Inter-
fraternity Council was fully in
accord with the principle be-
hind IRA's "Operation Hair-
cut," was unanimously passed
at an I F C house-president's
Present were 37 of the 38
ed members of 22 campus organi-
zations. Keitha Harmon, presi-
dent of SRA, presided.
Expression of opinion at the
polls today for the principle be-
hind "Operation Haircut" was an-
other point which the group sup-
The individuals at the meeting
also voted to promote the court
case on the issue which will short-
ly be introduced. The final point
agreed on was the suspension- of
patronage from the four barber-
shops until they have ceased their
discriminatory practices.
Messiah Will
Be Broadcast
Sunday's performance of "The
Messiah" will mark the first time
that the oratorio has been broad-
cast from Hill Auditorium.
The production, featuring Fran-
cis Yeend, lyric soprano, Mary
Van Kirk, contralto, Harold
Haugh, tenor, and Mark Love,
bass, as soloists, will be presented
by the University Broadcasting
Service over both the AM and FM
facilities of WPAG.
Arrangements for the broadcast,
which will present the 300 voice
Choral Union Chorushand a spe-
cial 60 piece orchestra directed
by Lester McCoy, associate con-
ductor of the University Musical
Society, wvere made by Dr. Charles
A. Sink, president of the Society.
The first performance of Han-
del's famous Christmas oratorio
will be presented at 8:30 p.m. Sat-
urday. Two performances are ne-
cessitated by the populaiity of the
work according to Dr. Sink.
Candidates' Statements
The names of Jeannie Johnson
and Richard Burton were mis-

The failure of students to ade-
quately establish student govern-
ment on a continuing basis is
probably the basic reason for its
lack of success, Erich A. Walter,
dean of students, said yesterday.
Although the problem reflects
the same sort of situation found
in many cities and municipalities,
Dean Walter said, it is less adjust-
able here. In such communities,
ideals and projects can be passed
from father to son through many
generations, as obviously cannot
be done in the university com-
The place for student govern-
ment, then, lies in the accomplish-
ment of projects which can be
completed in a short time, Dean
Walter declared, adding that an
effort must be made to interest
and teach lower classmen to pro-
vide for some transmission of
Open Mikado'
Stand Today
The sparkling songs, music and
comedy of Gilbert and Sullivan's
famed "Mikado" will invade Ann
Arbor at 8:30 p.m. today as the
all-student operetta opens a two
night stand in the Pattengill Au-
ditorium of Ann Arbor High
Directed by Prof. Harry Allen,
veteran of many productions in-
cluding the "Lux Radio Theatre,"
the "Mikado will feature in addi-
tion to its principals a 40 voiced
chorus and a 25 piece symphony
orchestra under the baton of Rex
Wilder, graduate students in the
music school.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society
production faces the footlights to-
night after seven weeks of inten-
sive rehearsals. "The cast has be-
come so used to the pseudo-Japari-
ese names, they'll probably never
stop calling each other Pooh-Bah,
Yum-Yum, Pish-Tush, and Pitti-
Sing," according to Hal Feldman,
Society publicity director.
Ticket sales will be available all
day today and tomorrow outside
Rm. 2, University hall as well as
at the Pattengill Box office before
each performance.

student government goals through
student generations.
Citing the problems involved
when a. new legislature takes over
"cold," Dean Walter used as an
example the football distribution
study made by the Student Leg-
islature last year. He explained
that while thetentire investigation
was carried through with effi-
See DEAN- WALTER, Page 6
World INews
At aGlanceI
By The Associated Press
gress today received the adminis-
tration's anti-inflation blueprint
specifiically requesting power to
ration meat, gasoline and other
commodities as needed, as well as
authority to buy up the entire
wheat crop and to allocate steel
and other scarce items.
PARIS, Dec. 9-Russia and
France expelled each other's
reparation commissions today
and Moscow broke off trade
negotiations ruining France's
chances for 300,000 tons of bad-
ly needed Soviet wheat. A sharp
Russian note broadcast by the
Moscow radio also contained a
threat to terminate the 1944
French-Russian alliance.
PARIS, Dec. 9-The Commu-
nist-ledGeneral Confederation of
Labor (CGT) accepted tonight
the Government's terms for end-
ing the month-long strike wave
which has paralyzed the French
economy. tt directed idle workers
to retu'n to their jobs tomorrow.
* *I *
ROME, Dec. 9-Rome's Com-
munist-led Chamber of Labor
lifted its midnight deadline for
Government acquiesence to its ul-
timatum today and the threat of a
general strike in the capital and
province lessened.
** *
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Dec. 9-Pre-
mier Georgi Dimitrov submitted
his resignation and that of his
government to the Bulgarian Par-
liament tonight.

The fire was discovered at ap-
proximately 8:30 a.m. by a
store employe who noticed
smoke pouring up from the
basement. His alarm was an-
swered by all available fire-
fighting equipment, including
fog apparatus, two pumpers,
two hook-and-ladder units and
23 firemen led by Fire Chief Ben
Dense smoke from smoldering
cloth hindered firemen's attempts
to locate and extinguish the
flames. The fire spread rapidly to
the main floor when flames were
sucked up a dumb-waiter shaft in
the rear of the store.
Thousands of gallons of water
were poured into the building as
holiday-swelled 'clothing stocks
were utterly destroyed.
Several firemen narrowly es-
caped injury when the first
floor collapsed into the base-
ment. One fireman was over-
come by smoke and another suf-
fered two fractured ribs.
Outside, other firemen laid
down a heavy barrage of water to
prevent spread of the flames to
nearby stores and offices. Al-
though the blaze was brought un-
der control by 1 p.m., firemen con-
tinued mopping up operations the
rest of the afternoon..
Smoke and water caused ex-
tensive damage in both the Dil-
lon Gown Shop and the Gran-
ada Cafe. Smoke also caused
other adjoining establishments
to close their doors.
A minor fire elsewhere in the
city added to the fire department's
woes. It was extinguished by a
skeleton crew of off-duty firemen,
called for stand-by service at the
station during the State Street
Wells Movie
To Play Here
"Things To Come," a movie
adapted from the book by H. G.
Wells, will be presented by the Art
Cinema League at 8:30 p.m. to-
morrow, Friday and Saturday in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
A conception of what may be
expected from another World War
is presented in the film.
John Cabal, an aeronautical en-
gineer played by Raymond Massey,
is reading of the possibility of a
new war as the picture opens.
Then comes an unexpected air at-
Subsequently the film presents
a picture of the near-destruction
of civilization and of the labors of
rebuilding it.
Super-powered bombs, bacteri-
ological warfare, and futuristic
machines are foreshadowed in the
movie, which stars Sir Cedric
Hardwicke and Margaretta Scott.
Tickets go on sale at the theatre
box office at 2 p.m. today.

Smoke Brings
'U' Students
To Watch Fire
Sidewalk Firemen
Tell 'How To Do It'
Thousands of "sidewalk fire-
men" braved Ann Arbor's icy
weather yesterday morning to
lend their moral support to the
real hook and ladder brigade.
As smoke from the men's store
blaze made campus look like Lon-
don in a pea-soup fog, students
and faculty members were lured
down to State Street. There they
cheered as firemen leaped from
shiny red trucks and set to work
with hose and hatchet.
Kid's Field Day
The mental fire-fighters even
directed their active brethren in
maneuvering a ladder beneath a
high wire and over to the store's
Some of the more eager on-
lookers kept local police busy by
edging too close to the billowing
smoke. Small fry had a field day
romping around the fire truck.
Several even made so bold as to
turn water pistols on the harassed
Reluctant Students
Spectator shifts changed as
students reluctantly trudged off
to ten and eleven o'clocks, and
othbrs arrived on the scene. Ann
Arbor High School students came
equipped with lunch boxes and
thermos jugs.
With eyes raptly fixed on what
they called the town's "best" fire
in years, students discussed pros-
pects of big fire sale bargains. A
few expressed fear that the fire
might spread to University build-
ings, preventing class attendance.
"There goes my tuxedo-the
only 37 long in the Middle West,"
one bystander wailed.
To Ask United
Aid to Europe
World Federalists
Will Survey Campus
A united foreign policy program
of economic aid to Europe will be
the goal of a United World Fed-
eralist Resolution to be circulated
on campus today, tomorrow and
"More than 15,000 copies of the
Federalist Resolution will be cir-
culated in the three day drive, for
studentss to read and sign 'yes' or
'no'," Debby Rabinowitz, chair-
man of the survey committee said.
"This is 'a poll on the issue of
aid to Europe; not on world gov-
-mient," Miss Rabinowiz said.
"We must decide on U. S. help or
no help at all."
According to the Resolution, the
government has two alternatives:
"1. Shape and administrate
?conomic aid tonsecure allegiance
:f the countries helped, and im-
rove the strategic position of the
. S. in its struggle for power with
"2. Make economic help the first
step to achieve peace by halting
olarization of nations, contribut-
mg to their independent political
strength and inducing their par-
icipation in a stronger United Na-

Ann Arbor Receives Varied
Choice of Christmas Trees

DuBois Discusses Negro Oppression

By trainrand by truck Christmas
trees are r'olling into Ann Arbor
and there's a pretty good selec-
tion available now at just about
any price you want to pay.
Buyers may choose from an as-
sortment of spruce, both blue and
ordinary spruce, shipped in from
as far away as Nova Scotia. Prices
are up somewhat this season, but
you can still get a tree for less
than a dollar.
Or you can pay up to $20. A

number of blue, and blue-and-
green spruce ate$1aand up.
A gas station on Packard of-
fers a variety of smaller trees
ranging from $2 to $6. The own-
ers also have a stock of wreaths
and miscellaneous boughs. Prices'
are up from last year.
If you're in the market for
something different, a Huron
market has miniature trees espe-
ciallly invigorated by a kind of
sap, in their standards. "Cut under
the supervision of Forest Rang-

Negro oppression in the United
States is of international, not
merely domestic, concern, Dr. W.
E. B. DuBois, rsearch director of
the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People,
declared yesterday, at a meeting
in Rackham Lecture Hall spon-
sored by the Inter-Racial Associa-


tional culture, as the American
Negro does, without becoming a
menace to the nation, Dr. DuBois
said, the American race problem'
concerns the world.
The petition presented to the
UN Human Rights Commission in
October by the NAACP, he said,
followed not only earlier Negro
efforts abroad through the League

chattel slavery, attainment of con-
siderable economic independence,
social security and advance in cul-
ture, he asserted, this is not
That the NAACP petition was
neither prejudiced nor overstated
the case, Dr. DuBoise explained
was shown when the report of
President Truman's Commission



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