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Latest Deadline in the State


+Truman Set
For Address
To Congress
Opponents Raise
Cry of 'Politics'
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6-Presi-
dent Truman wrote the finishing
touches tonight to a "slugging'
State of the Union message whic
will give ,his views on momentou
questions at home and abroad t
the newly reassembled 80th Con-
On Capitol Hill, meanwhile, Re
publican congressional leader
raised the cry of "politics" againsi
the President's expected tax rec-
ommendations, called for cautior
in foreign spending and opposec
any return to OPA-type cost of
living controls.
Election-Year Atmosphere
Both Houses opened the new
session in an election-year at-
mosphere of caginess at noon but
put off all major business until
after the President outlines his
program in person on Capitol Hill
at 1:30 p.m., EST, tomorrow.
Major networks will broadcast
Mr. Truman's address, expected to
run about 5,000 words.
White House sources said the
President, who called a special
meeting of his Cabinet at 4 p.m.
EST, today, would deliver a
"slugging" message.
In tomorrow's address and in
his economic and budget messages
to follow, Mr. Truman is expected
to call for:
Recovery Program
Speedy enactment of a multi-
billion dollar European recovery
A $40,000,000,000-or higher-
budget which would be the highest
in the Nation's peacetime history.
The power-which Congress de-
nied him last year-to bring back
rationing and wage-price con-
trols if necessary to preserve liv-
ing standards.
Aides said the President might
recommend higher corporation
taxes so that the levy on low-in-
come taxpayers could be eased
without reducing the govern-
ment's total income.
A major battle over taxes and
spending was assured when
Chairman Taber (Rep., N.Y.) of
the House Appropriations Com -
mittee declared that the reported
budget figure was "too damned
high" and announced he would
see that it was whittled before
Congress adjourns next June.
Action Last Night
Some critics of the President's
program of helping European re-
covery over a four-year period
seemed mollified, if not converted,
by the Administration's action last
night in abandoning the $17,000,-
000,000 estimate of the program's
Senator Taft (Rep,~ Ohio) said,;
however, that lie didn't think re-
moving the specific figure would
make much difference in Con-
gress' attitude toward the pro-
gram. Taft opposed the $17,000,-
000,000 figure as too high and also
came out against any long-term
Next Operetta
To Be Named
The name of the Operetta
which the Gilbert and Sullivan

Society has chosen to follow up
its successful production of "The
Mikado" will be revealed at a
meeting of the Society to be held
at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow in the ABC
Room of th'e League.
The new Society president, Les-
ter McCallum, announced yester-
day that the operetta will be pro-
duced next semester with rehear-
sals beginning Feb. 9. It will be
under the direction of Prof. Harry
Allen and Rex Wilder, who direct-
ed "The Mikado."
McCallum said that students
interested in joining the Society
and appearing in the Gilbert and
Sullivan production should also
attend tomorrow's meeting. Pic-
tures of "The Mikado"' ordered by
Society members will be available.
Besides McCallum, new officers
include: Gloria Katlan, Phoeboe
Williams, James Scheu, Marilyn
Rates, Don Steibel, Bill Allison
and Jim Schneider.
Chinese W arfare
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J-HOP BANDLEADERS-Tommy Dorsey (right) and Sunny
Dunham will bring their bands to the campus Feb. 6 and 7 for the
J-Hop, Michigan's great annual mid-year dance. Both bands
recently terminated engagements in New York before setting
out on a western tour.


* * * *

J-Hop Tickets To Go on Sale
Today to Application-Holders

Students holding approved J-
Hop applications may purchase J-
Hop tickets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
today and tomorrow at the ticket
booth in University Hall.
Students are requested to pre-
sent applications and $7.50 in ex-,
act change when they purchase
Tommy Dorsey and Sonny Dun-
ham will mount the bandstands at
both the J-Hop dances presented
from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 6 and
7 in the Intramural Building.
Both of these top-flight dance
bands have terminated engage-
Films Will Be
Shown To, Aid
Food Caravan
A special show of cartoons and
sports pictures, with food dona-
tions as the admission price, will
be given at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at
the Michigan Theatre to aid the
Michigan Motor Friendship Cara-
Canned food, dried fruits and
vegetables, floor and sugar will be
accepted for the drive, which will
aid the countries of western Eu-
rope. Sponsored by the Michigan
Junior Chamber of Commerce, the
drive will continue until Jan. 12.
Films and facilities for the spe-
cial show have been donated free
of charge by the Michigan Thea-
As part of the drive, boxes have
been placed on campus and in
town for donations of food. Sup-
plies will be trucked to Detroit and
then to Philadelphia where they
will be shipped overseas.
Nimitz Boasts
OfSea Power
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6-(P) -
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
today declared the United States
posssesses such absolute control
of the seas that it is able to estab-
lish powerful floating airbases off
any shore to safeguard the Na-
tion's security and world "stabil-
Meanwhile the Navy moved to
put to peacetime test the princi-
ples of war strategy he outlined.
Shortly before releasing the text
of the final report drafted by the
former Chief of Naval Operations,
the Navy had disclosed the as-
signment of Nimitz' chief plan-
ning officer, Vice Admiral Forrest
P. Sherman, to command naval
forces in the Mediterranean. This
brought into sharper focus the
dispatch of tank-equipped Ma-
rines to the smoldering Balkan

ments in New York to begin a
western tour of universities and
The gym will be transformed
into a winter wonderland for the
dances and house booths will line
the walls. Only members of the
J-Hop committee or their guests
will wear corsages to the formal
dances. >
Off-night dances are scheduled
at the League and Union as part
of the J-Hop weekend events. An-
nouncements concerning ticket
sales for these informal dances
will be made later.
The traditional J-Hop break-
fasts will again be presented at
the League and Union -following
both presentations of J-Hop, with
ticket sales awaiting completion of
Coeds will receive 4 am. per-
mission to attend the post-dance
Paul Bunyant
Dance To Star
Levaint Band]
Phil Levant and his orchestra,
which closed yesterday at Chi-
cago's Biackhawk, have been en-
gaged to play for the "Paul un-
yan Formal," to be held from 9
p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday in Water-
man and Barbour Gymnasiums.
The event is sponsored by the
Foresters' Club.
"Levant is of the smooth, sweet,
really danceable variety of bands,"
according to Keith Truettner,
dance chairman. The choice was
made, he continued, ini accordance
with recent student reaet ion to
so-called "show bands."
Guests at the "formal," attired
in blue jeans and plaid shirts, will
dance in aoodsy atmosphere
created by 30-foot tres and over-
hanging branches.
A typical lumber camp trading
post will be set up in Barbour
Gym, where cider and doughnuts
may be obtained at the price of a
few beaver skins. Smoking will be
permitted in a specially desgned
corral complete with log seats and
Tickets for "Paul Bunyan" are
still on sale inyUniversity Hall,
where each purchaser is given an
opporunity to guessthe age of a
well-concealed tree section.
NSA Constittion
A complete reprint of the
constitution of the Nationa
Student Association appears on
pages, 4, 5, 6 and 8 of today's
The constitution, which was
accepted by the Student Legis-
lature early this fall, is printed
as a public service of The Daily,
at the requst of the Legisla-

UAW Chief
Will Demand
Wage Boosts
Reuther Predicts
Success in 1948
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, Jan. 6 -The CIO
United Auto Workers Union will
"demand and win" wage increases
this year for its more than 900,000
members, President Walter Reuth-
er said tonight.
Reuther announced the Un-
ion's objective in broad terms,
without stating a particular sum,
after a "wage-policy" meeting of
the UAW's top officers.
Already, however, several locals
of the UAW in Michigan have de-
manded that the international
union press for a 25 cents an hour
Joined by Others
This demand originated among
locals of 50,000 auto workers in
Flint and subsequently was joined
in by others with memberships in
the thousands.
Up to now UAW spokesmen
have said only that the demand on
the auto industry would be "sub-
stantial ."
The UAW's announcement to-
night coincided with a declaration
of a brother union, the CIO Unit-
ed Electrical Workers, that it
would seek "substantial wage in-
The electrical workers will make
their demand on General Electric,
Westinghouse, and General Mo-
tors' electrical division.
Specific Demand
A specific demand from the
UAW on the auto industry likely
will be considered by the Inter-
national Executive Board at its
meeting here Jan. 15, Union
sources said.
in making the flat statement
that a wage boost would be sought,
Reuther indicated the UAW had
relinquished a previously ex-
pressed- hope that a price rollback
might obviate a new wage de-
Heretofore, the UAW had taken
a position that if Congress could
effect a rollback of prices there
would be no demand for a "third
round" of wage increases. There
have been two since the war end-
plane CrasheS
TaKe 16 Lives
Three Americans
Die in French DC-4
The Associated Press reported a
total of sixteen persons killed last
night in European plane crashes.
Fifteen persons, including three
Americans, died when a Paris-
bound Air Fance DC-4 airliner
from Brussels crashed and burned
while coming in for a landing at
Le Bourget Air Field.
And in London, the pilot was
killed and six other persons were
injured when a British European
Airways twin - engined Viking
plane crashed at a road junction
two and a half miles from subur-
ban Northolt Airdrome.
In the Paris crash only one per-
son-a Polish woman passenger
-of the 11 passengers and fivef
crew members survived. Thirteen
died in the crash and two sue-
cumbed later to injuries.I

Air France said the Americans'
surnames were Burrel, Sibre and
Power. Their first names andt
home towns were not available
One of the Americans was re-t
ported without confirmation to1
have been Jane Burrel, a courier
of the United States Embassy in
Paris, whose home was believed1
to have been in Minnesota.
The other plane was flying fromP
Glasgow to London and had 111
passengers and a crew of four1


Divert Aid for
Spring Action
On Guerrillas
American Forces
Not Directly Involved
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 - The
development of plans for a large
scale Greek Army offensive next
spring to try to smash the guer-
rilla movement was strongly indi-
cated by the State Department to-
The indication came in a state-
ment explaining American sup-
port of an increase in Greek gov-
ernment armed forces and reveal-
ing the diversion of $15,000,000 in
American aid funds from civilian
to military purposes to finance the
Strengthen National Guard
The action will considerably
strengthen Greek National Guard
forces as well as the national
army, the State Department said,
and thus will "free the Greek Na-
tional Army from static defense
tasks for mobile operations
against the guerrillas."
The Athens government had
announced last night that with
would be boosted by 30,000 men to
a total of 50,000, and the army by
12,000 men to a total of 132,000.
"These increases have been re-
garded as a matter of urgency by
the Greek government," the State
American approval the guard
Department said.
Calls Aid Essential
The plan was approved by
Dwight Griswold. American Aid
Administrator at Athens, the de-
partment reported, only after
studies by the AmericanyMilitay
Mission "had shown such aid was
essential if the Greeg goveri-
ment was effectively to combat
the guerrilla forces, thus main-
taining Greece's independence
and national integrity."
The State Department's report
on the situation was given out at
a news conference held by press
officer Lincoln White. It fol-
lowed several other developments
which, officials said, add up to
preparations for a Greek offensive
next spring.
Apparently the Greek drive now
envisioned here and in Athens
would be strictly a Greek combat
operation with American officers
aiding only in preliminary prep-
arations, training and liason, and
American Marines standing by
simply as a symbol of American
armed might.
Village Group
Will Give Play
"They Knew What They Want-
ed," a Pulitzer Prize winning play,
will be presented by the Little
Theatre of Willow Village at 8
p.m. Jan. 9, 10 and 11 in the au-
ditorium at West Lodge.
A story of the "eternal triangle,"
the play concerns Amy, a wait-
ress who travels west to meet a
lover whom she knows only,
through the letters she supposes
he has written. She is pleasantly
surprised, however, when she dis-
covers the true writer of the love-
laden missives.
The play stars Jane Bevin, A.
Michael Cetta and Ben Dziengie-
lewski. Supporting players are Jack
Hess, David Vance, Robert John-
son and Hank Vilas.

IS JOE COLLEGE BACK?-Wally Riley, '49, strikes a warlike
pose in "Rah R.h" to show how furious his 17 year old coonskin
coat is at being left home from the Rose Bowl trip.
'Rah Rah' Didn't Go to Bowl
Either'-No Coonskins in' West

Michigan Defeats Notre Dame

2-1 in AP Sports

Writers Poll;

U. S.

Will Aid Greek Offensive


Fr. Cavanaugh
Wires Ruthven
Hailing Team
Compliments Crisler,
Wolverine Eleven
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, Jan. 6-The na-
tion's sports writers gave the final
answer today to the raging con-
troversy on relative strength of
the Wolverine and Notre Dame
football teams, and it was the
Wolverines over the Irish by al-
most two to one-including those
who saw both powerhouses per-
Father John Cavanaugh, C.S.C.,
Notre Dame president, sent Dr.
Alexander . G. Ruthven, Univer-
sity of Michigan president, a tel-
egram of congratulations "on the
accomplishments of the Michigan
football team."
Feel Grateful
"We at Notre Dame feel grate-
ful for the magnanimous state
ment of Coach Crisler," Fr. Cav-
anaugh said. "I listened to Mich-
igan against Southern California
and have only praise for the skill
and accomplishment of your fine
Crisler, commenting on the spe-
cial AP poll, had said earlier that
"the men who voted couldn't have
madera mistake if they had picked
either team." He also described
Leahy as a "superb coach."
Many of the 357 sports editors
and football writers from coast
to coast who participated in the
special Associated Press poll had
seen one or the other team, some
had seen neither, and 54 declared
they had watched both clubs in
one or more games.
Picked Michigan
In the over-all total, 226 writ-
ers in 48 states and the District
of Columbia picked Michigan, 119
balloted for Notre Dame, and 12
called it a draw.
Opinion of the 54 writers who
saw both in action last fall coin-
cided at almost the same ratio,
with 33 giving the nod to Mich-
igan, 17 to Notre Dame, and four
voting for a tie.
This post-season poll, conduct-
ed by the Associated Press by pop-
ular demand after Michigan
thumped Southern California in
the Rose Bowl, 49-0, doesn't su-
persede the weekly AP poll held
during the regular season. The
final poll released Dec. 8 gave
Notre Dame 1,410 points for first
place, with Michigan 1,289 for
second. The Irish had just pol-
ished off Southern California, 38-
In -that poll, 146 writers took
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* * *
Bowl Films
To Be Shown
Game, Parade, Trip
Featured in Movie
Final plans for the showing of
color motion pictures of Michi-
gan's Rose Bowl victory to Uni-
versity students in the immediate
future will be announced today,
Alumni Association officials de-
clared yesterday.
Complete information on where
and when the film will be present-
ed will appear in The Daily tomor-
Meanwhile, it was announced
that black and white films of the
Rose Bowl game will be shown to
the 425 members of the University

of Michigan Club of Ann Arbor
during a closed luncheon-meeting
to be held at 12:15 p.m. tomnor-
row in the Union. The film will be
presented at 12:45 p.m.
It contains scenes not only of
the game, but also shots taken
during the trip to California, the
Tournament of Roses parade and
the journey back to Ann Arbor.
George Ceithaml, assistant

A trip to the Rose Bowl wasn't
prevented for "Rah Rah" by any
of the ticket, transportation and
money troubles that held back
many of Michigan's loyal rooters
-he just wasn't considered so-
cially eligible.
"After all," his owner, Wally
Riley, '49, Detroit, told him, "Who
AnotherQ Wn'
For Michigan
PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 6--U;P)
-University of Michigan grid
forces claimed another "win" to-1
day in Southern California.
Assistant Coach George Ceit- E
haml, 26, met 22-year-old Joan
Kalmbach on New Year's Day
when Michigan walloped South-
ern California, 49-0, in the Rose
Bowl contest.
Four days later he gave Miss
Kalmbach, assistant program di-
rector at Radio Station KXLA, a
She said she will leave in a
couple of weeks for Ann Arbor and
a wedding.
-World News
At a Glance
ATHENS, Jan. 6-A Greek war
correspondent reported today that j
Markos Vafiades had established
a temporary capiLtal or a separ-
ate Greek communist state in an
isolated village in the heart of the
Grammos Mountains only 10 miles
from the Albanian border.
* * *
TOKYO, Jan. 6-Hideki Tojo,
completing his cross-examina-
tion set before the International
War Crimes Tribunal, admitted

ever heard of a coonskin coat in
Rah Rah was by no means con-
vinced however, and spent all New
Year's Day sulking in a closet
munching moth balls and pining
for next fall when it will be cold
enough for a self-respecting coon-
skin to again attend games with
The wags who dubbed Riley's
coat "Rah Rah" when he showed
up at last fall's Indiana game were
wrong if they thought he was new
to Michigan, because Riley's uncle
first bought Rah Rah way back in
1928 especially to wear to a Michi-
gan game.
'Glorified Rug'
Although the $800 paid for the
coat was considered in its day to
be sizable piece of change for a
"glorified rug with sleeves,"
Riley's uncle only used Rah Rah
twice and then put him in stor-
age. He remained there for 17
years until Riley discovered him
this fall and brought him out to
enroll in the University.
Although occasionally worn to
classes, Rah Rah has proven a
trifle warm for daytime use, Riley
reports. "The coat is best at foot-
ball games or in the evening," he
says. "It's very light for its
warmth, has a big collar and huge
pockets that will carry almost
Looks of Scorn
Student reaction to this "old
fashioned look" has ranged from
looks of scorn and amazement to
outspoken envy and admiration.
When Riley wore Rah Rah to the
Ohio State game someone yelled:
"Hey fellow, you're in the wrong
stadium; Yale and Harvard are
playing out East."
As far as Riley is concerned,
Rah Rah is here to stay. While re-
fusing to predict whether coon-
skins will again sweep campuses,
Riley suggests that several Detroit
department stores have many of
Rah Rah's cousins they'd be glad
to get rid of in return for only the
storage charges.

CiardiTakesOptiiiistie View of Younger Generation

High optimism regarding the
number and quality of work of
"younger generation" poets was
expressed here yesterday by a poet
wrhoplaces himself "somewhere
between the younger and the
older generations."

is the author of two books on
poetry, "Homeward to America,"
and "Other Skies," and a fre-
quent contributor to several mag-
azines of poetry.
At present an instructor in

selves by other means than their
craft should learn an entirely dif-
ferent skill, such as engineering
or medicine.
"Poets should not teach litera-

Viewing the function of a poet
as "an interpretation of his
times," a sort of "taking of the
moral temperature," Ciardi in-
cluded "the debacle of the recent


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