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VOL. LVIII, No. 79 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1948

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'U'Revamps
Pre-Medical
Curriculum
Seeks Flexibility
In New Program
Greater flexibility and freedom,
with a broader emphasis on liberal
arts, keynote the new Pre-Pro-
fessional Program for Medicine to
be initiated here in the fall se-
mester, Charles H. Peake, assist-
ant to dean of the literary col-
lege, announced yesterday.
Taking consideration of the
present 10-1 ratio of students re-
jected to those accepted for med-
ical training, the program is de-
signed primarily to help the "pre-
med" develop a secondary field of
interest.
Students who cannot get placed
in the medical schools usually
find themselves forced by their
training to enter the fields of
' chemistry and biology, when their
interest may. lie elsewhere, Dean
Peake pointed out.
Flexible Program
Under the new plan, devised by
r a joint literary college and med-
ical school faculty committee, a
pre-professional degree program
in which the first ninety hours are
identical with the Combined Cur-
riculum in Letters and Medicine
J will be ofered. After completing
three years of the program, the
* student will have his choice of
entering medical school, continu-
ing through the senior year of the
program or electing and complet-
ing a regular departmental field
of concentration.
Greater training in the social
sciences and the humanities re-
quired in the new program follow
the recommendations advocated
r by the Conference of Medical Ed-
ucators held last spring which
* emphasized the need for doctors
ti have a broad background in the
liberal arts in order to uphold
their positions in the community.
Antliropblogy, >Eeonnmi&inchlidcd
Courses in anthropology, eco-
nomics, sociology, psychology and
political science as well as liter-
ature, philosophy, fine arts and
music will be offered in the first
three years of the program.
The committee for the literary
college was composed of: Dean
Peake; Prof. Robert C. Angell, of
the sociology department; Prof.
Charles M. Davis, of the geog-
raphy department; Prof. Karl Lit-
zenberg, of the English depart-
ment; Prof. Alfred H. Stockard,
) of the zoology department; Prof.
Philip F. Weatherill, of the chem-
istry department, and Prof. Ar-
thur Van Duren, chairman of the
Academic Counselors.
S jDr. Franklin D. Johnston, pro-
fessor of internal medicine; Dr.
Bradley M. Patten, professor of
anatomy; and Dr. Maurice H.
Seevers, associate dean, represent-
ed the medical school on the joint
faculty committee.
General JHop
Sale To Open
Available Tickets Are
Expected To Go Fast
A general. sale of J-Hop tickets

will open at 1 p.m. today at the-
ticket booth in University Hall.
Approximately 450 tickets will
go on sale and are expected to be
sold within a .few hours, according
to Bruce Lockwood, ticket chair-
man.
Approved applications will be
honored from 9 a.m. to noon to-
day. Tickets are issued in two
y different colors to distinguish be-
tween the Friday and Saturday
tickets.
J-Hop will feature the music
of Tommy Dorsey and Sonny
Dunham from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Feb. 6 and 7 in the Intramural
Building. Decorations for the for-
mals will follow a winter theme.
Many of the campus fraterni-
ties have house parties szheduled
for J-Hop weekend. Any woman
student invited to be an overnight
guest at a houseparty in a men's
residence is instructed to call in
nerson at the Office of the Dean

'Bowl' Films To Fill
Europe's Food Bowl
Not only did the Rose Bowl game give a terrific boost to the Uni-
versity, but it will also help to bring food to the starving in Europe.
The food will be collected from Michigan students and wives at
the technicolor movies of the game, which will have four showings, at
35, 7, and 9 p.m. Sunday, in Hill Auditorium.
At the suggestion of Fran vick,a Daily reporter, Robert O. Mor-
gan, Assistant General Secretary of the Alumni Association, arranged
through the committee in charge of showing the films, that one can of
food will be required from each member of the audience. The food, to
be taken at the door, will serve as admission charge.
JCC Collects
After collection, the canned food will be picked up in trucks by
the Ann Arbor Junior Chamber of K

Commerce. Through the coopera-
tion of Leo Kelly, chairman of the
JCC, the contributions will be
added to the Motor Friendship
Caravan, and be sent to European
countries, principally France.
Students may obtain their
movie tickets from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat-
urday, at the North door of Angell
Hall. Though faculty members
and townspeople may not attend
the Sunday showings, they will be
able to see the films at a later
date. Students must show their
ID cards, and each married man
may obtain one extra ticket for
his wife.
Sponsored by 'M' Club
The Rose Bowl movie showings,
which are sponsored by the under-
graduate ,M' Club and the Alumni
Association, will have a running
commentaWy by Morgan. Portions
of the band's exhibition, deemed
by West Coast officials as the best
marching band ever to appear in
the Bowl, will be included in the
movies.
Students desiring to attend the
,movies should buy their canned
goods soon, according to Arthur L.
Brandon, Director of Information
Services for the University, for
groceries may run low on canned
goods due to the Friendship Cara-
van drive.
Anyone unable to attend the
game movies, but who wishes to
contribute canned or dried food,
flour, sugar or canned fats to the
Caravan, may make his donation
tomorrow in boxes placed in the
Union, League, Lane Hall and the
General Library.
In conjunction with the cara-
van, the Michigan Theatre will
have a special showing of sports
reels and cartoons at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, with food contributions
required as admission. x
Mob Violente
Film Will Be
ShownToday
"The Ox - Bow Incident," a
movie dramatizing an incident of
Western mob-violence, will be pre-
sented by the IRA and the Art
Cinema League at 8:30 p.m. today
and tomorrow in Kellogg Audito-
rium.
Henry Fonda and Dana An-
drews star in the movie, which the
late Damon Runyan considered
one of the best films he ever saw.
"This picture is a realistic and
brutal study of lynching and the
tragedy of the hysteria," Runyon
said.
The reactions of Andrews, in the
role of one of the lynch victims of
the mob, and Fonda, who por-
trays the'part of a bystander, typi-
fy the bewilderment and horror of
men affected by, but not involved
,in the mob action.
The climax to the picture comes
when the mob discovers the two
men they had lynched are inno-
cent. They resolve never again to
be involved in such a fit of emo-
tionalism.
"Boundary Lines," a short film
which presents a new approach to
animation and sound synchroni-
zation, will be shown along with
"The Ox-Bow Incident." "A line
is' a concept," this film says. It
can be anything we choose to
make it. A line can be a moun-
tain, a river, a man-or the bar-
rier between men."
Tickets for the showing may be
purchased at the University Hall
ticket booth after 10 a.m. today.

FRED M. GAERTNER, JR.
... lectures today.
* * '1
Detroit Editor
Will .lecture
To Journalists
An outstanding figure in the lo-
cal newspaper scene, Fred M.
Gaertner, Jr., managing editor of
the Detroit News, will resume the
University journalism lectures with
a talk on "The Open Mind in
Journalism" at 8 p.m. today in
the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Gaertner, who has held his pres-
ent position with the News since
1933, will also speak to journal-
ism students in Newspaper Policy
and Management on the "Future
Outlook for Journalism Students"
at 3 p.m. A question period at a
coffee hour sponsored by the
Journalism Society will follow the
classroom lecture.
Starting out as a reporter for
the Bay City Times in 1907,
Gaertner moved to the Bay City
Tribune where he later was ap-
pointed city editor. In. 1912, he
joined the staff of the Detroit
Free Press and successively held
posts as assistant news editor,
news editor and assistant manag-
ing editor.
In 1919, Gaertner became asso-
ciated with the Detroit News as
assistant state editor after two
years as a soldier with the A.E.F.
in France. His rise in the editorial
department of the News included
service as state editor and city
editor before assuming his duties
as managing editor.
Arthur Stace, editor of the Ann
Arbor News, will continue the
series with a talk on Monday.
Senior Dance
Petitions Due
Seniors in both the literary and
engineering colleges who wish to
hold positions on the Senior Ball
central committee must submit
statements of qualifications to the
Office of Student Affairs by 5 p m.
Monday.
There are no petition forms, ac-
cording to Mary Ellen Gray, lit-
erary college senior class chair-
man. She added, however, that
students should include past ex-
perience, ideas for the dance, and
positions desired in order of pref-
erence.
The exact date of the dance,
scheduled for May, will be an-
nounced later this week.

'Snowballs to
Congress' To
Be Launched
Vets To Indicate
Pay Need Today
A barrage of "snowballs for
Congressmen" will be launched
from the Diagonal at 10 a.m. to-
day to dramatize the plight of
student veterans living on the GI
Bill.
Plastic snowballs-each bearing
the inscription, "We've got as
much chance as a snowball in
hell of living on Government sub-
sistence"-will be signed by ex-
GI's and sent to Washington as
the prelude to an all-out drive for
a subsistence boost.
GI Pay Boosts
One thousand snowballs from
the University plus an estimated
15,000 from student veterans
throughout Michigan will precede
a delegation to Washington. The
delegation will meet early next
week with veteran representatives
from America's colleges and uni-
versities who will take part in an
all-out lobby for increased sub-
sistence.
Representatives of Michigan's
veterans who met at a statewide
planning conference last month,
Veterans awaiting delinquent
subsistence payments were
urged to report to Rm. 100A,
Rackham Building today for
personal interviews with VA
training officers.
have drawn up a program calling
for GI Bill boosts to $100 for
single students and $125 for mar-
ried veterans. The figures were
based on a cost of living survey
conducted throughout the state.
The survey pointed to a mass ex-
odus from the colleges and uni-
versities unless income keeps up
with inflated costs.
Conferences Planned
Operation Subsistence Mich-
igan a new statewide group or-
ganized from, campus and veterans
organizations is sponsoring the
campaign.
George Antonofsky, member of
the campus AVC's executive board
and chairman of Operation Sub-
sistence will speak for the state-
wide body in Washington. The
University's veteran population
will be represented, too, by Bettie
Baker, chairman of the Women's
Veterans Association here on
Campus.
Village's Little
Theatre Offers
Howard Play
The Pulitzer Prize winning play
"They Knew What They Wanted,"
by Sidney Howard, will be pre-
sented by the Little Theatre of
Willow Village at 8 p.m. today, to-
morrow, and Sunday in the audi-
torium at West Lodge.
The play, which had a long suc-
cessful run in New York, gives a
new twist to the "triangle" love
story.
Tony, a wealthy,elderly wine
grower in the Napa valley of Cali-
fornia, has courted and proposed
marriage to Amy, a waitress from
San Francisco, entirely by mail.
These messages of love have all
been written for Tony by Joe, one

of his hired hands who is hand-
some, young, footloose and fancy
free.
The arrival of Amy in the valley
to marry Tony, sight unseen,
brings about a strange situation,
especially when she finds that Joe
wrote the love letters.
Jane Bevan will star as Amy in
the play. A. Michael Cetta as
Tony, and Ben Dziengielewski as
Joe.
Others in the cast are: Jack
Hess, David Vance, Robert John-
son, and Hank Vilas. The play is
directed by Donald Decker.

U Combats
Rising Costs

-t

In Expansion

RUMORS DISPELLED:
Swiss Newspapers Speculate
On 'Death' of Premier Stalin

BERN, Switzerland, Jan. 8-(/P),
-Two Swiss newspapers, without
giving a source for the specula-
tion, asked in headlines today
whether Premier Joseph Stalin of
Russia was dead.
One said reports of his death
were believed to have been dis-
cussed by the Swiss Federal Coun-
cil.
(The Soviet Embassy in London
Marshall Asks
For Adequate
ERP 'Or None'

-

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8-UP)-
Secretary of State Marshall chal-
lenged Congressional economyites
today to vote an "adequate" Eu-
ropean Recovery Program or none
at all.
And he served notice, in launch-
ing the Truman Administration's
drive for adoption of the program,
by April 1, that he is dead set
against a. Republican proposal to
divorce operation of the program
from the State Department.
"There cannot be two Secre-
taries of State," the originator of
the "Maishall Plan" told the Sen-
ate Foreign Relations Committee.
Soberly, Marshall said Russia
and the Communist parties of Eu-
rope would "oppose and sabotage"
American aid at every tui'n, but
he declared there is "no doubt"
that this country can undertake
the program successfully-if it
acts in time.
America must finish the job she
started in the war because "the
way of life that we have known is
literally in the balance," Marshall
said, and he added:
"If we decide that the United
States is unable or unwilling ef-
fectively to assist in the recon-
struction of Western Europe, we
must accept the consequences of
its collapse into the dictatorship
of police states."
M9addy Sees
AFM revolt
Music czar James Petrillo's rec-
ord ban, if it sticks, will break
the American Federation of Mu-
sicians "within a year," Prof. Jo-
speh E. Maddy, director of the
University's Interlochen Music
camp, predicted yesterday.
But Prof. Maddy was confident
that the ban, put into effect by
Petrnillo on New Year's Day, won't
last ┬░long.
Recording artists will break
away from the AFM to form an
independent union, the longtime
critic of the "Petrillo dictatorship"
asserted. The back-log that rec-
ord companies claim to have won't
keep performers from breaking
the union, he added.
Prof. Maddy will bring his mis-
givings of Petrillo's AFM rule to
Congress next week when he tes-
tifies before the House Labor and
Education Committee. He plans

and Tass, official Soviet news
agency, declared reports of Stal-
in's death were "nonsense." Dip-
lomatic officials in London and
Washington said they had no in-
formation on Stalin's condition.
Der Bund, which has 'good
sources of information in the
Swiss government, said "there is a
serious background to these re-
ports," and added:
"The reports of the death of
Stalin obviously were thesubject
of conversation in the Federal
Council," Switzerland's chief ex-
ecutive authority.
Federal Council members, when
queried by the Associated Press,
said they had no information on
the report.
The paper which- in its early
morning edition had headlined the
story "Stalin Dead?" changed this
in the late afternoon to "about
Stalin."
Dr. Elis Bervin, the Swedish
cancer expert who was summoned
to Moscow Saturday said today he
had no comment now or in future
pertaining to the case.
He said he was scheduled to
confer with Prof. Frumkin, Soviet
specialist, and hoped to fly back
to Stockholm Saturday or Mon-
day.
Colby To Get
Civilian Medal
Award To Be Given
In Ceremony Today
Prof. Walter F. Colby, of the
physics department, will receive
the Medal of Freedom during a
ceremony at 4:15 p.m. today in
the Rackham Assembly Room.
Prof. Colby was cited for ren-
dering "exceptionally meritorious
service" while acting as a liaison
officer between the War Depart-
ment andthe Office of Scientific
Research and Development.
The Medal of Freedom, which
will be presented by Col. Karl E.
Henion on behalf of the Depart-
ment of the Army, is an honor
accorded to civilians who made
outstanding contributions to na-
tional defense during the war.
Prof. Colby is a graduate of the
University and has been a mem-
ber of its faculty since 1906, hav-
ing held the rank of full professor
since 1919.

TRANSFORMED-Air view of the pre-war campus which will be completely transformed by the
University's multi-million dollar expansion pro gram which now stands at the three-quarter mark.
By next Fall the scene pictured above will contain a completed Chemistry and Engineering addi-
tion; a new General Service Building and new B asiness Administration unit. The new East Quad
addition stands to the right of the photo while on the left of the scene will stand the new women's
dorm and Food Service unit.

U' Spokesmen
Predict Decline,
II Enrollment
Return To Pre-War
Policy Expected Soon
For the first time since the end
of the war University enrollment
is expected to decline for the
spring semester.
Although no official estimate
has been made for spring semes-
ter enrollment, University spokes-
men yesterday predicted a decline.
This will reverse the post-war
trend and mark a return to the
normal, pre-war enrollment pat-
tern.
Swollen Enrollment
In the frantic days, just after
the war, enrollment skyrocketed
at the start of each semester, at
one time jumping four thousand.
Hordes of returning veterans, plus
the normal complement of high
school graduates acted to swell
the total. Enrollment has steadily
increased for five consecutive se-
mesters since V-J Day.
A predicted drop failed to ma-
terialize last year at this time,
but officials are confident there
will be a decline this spring. The
flood of veterans has subsided to
a mere trickle, they point out,
while many January high school
graduates prefer to wait until Fall
to enroll in the University.
Spring Growth
Only three times, in the long
history of the University, has en-
rollment jumped at the start of
the spring term. These boosts all
occurred after the war.
With enrollment falling into a
normal pattern it is expected that
admittance policy will also revert
to normal. In pre-war days the
student body was divided in a 40-
60 ration between out-of-state and
Michigan residents. In order to
accommodate all qualified in-
state students a 2-1 ratio was es-
tablished after the war. However
University spokesmen predict a
trend back to the 40-60 ratio
now.
Petitions Due for
Men's Judiciary
Petitions for next semester's
vacancy on the Men's Judiciary
Council may be turned in to Har-
vey Weisberg, Legislature presi-
dent, Council members said yes-
terday.

Program Hits 75
Per Cent Mark
By DICK MALOY
The multi-million dollar Uni-
versity expansion program is now
three quarters complete despite
skyrocketing costs, a materials
shortage and labor scarcity.
Of seven units now under con-
struction, two are virtually com-
pleted, four are past the half-way
mark, and only the new women's
dormitory stands below the half-
way point.
Completion in Fall
Next fall should see the campus
scene transformed with virtually
all of the units now under con-
struction slated for completion.
Still in the drawing board stage,
but planned for the University
campus of the future, are a new
maternity hospital, a General Li-
brary addition, another men's
dorm and other units designed to
increase University physical fa-
cilities. No funds are available for
these last units, however.
Increased costs have virtually
exhausted the $8,000,000 legisla-
tive appropriation given to the
University for the original giant
expansion program. It is now ex-
pected that the completed pro-
gram will cost some $12,000,000
in all.
Supplementary Appropriation
University authorities will re-
quest a supplementary appropria-
tion at the March special session
of the Michigan Legislature. Es-
timates on the supplementary
grant are in the hands of the
State Budget Director for con-
sideration.
A progress report on University
construction released to The Daily
yesterday revealed that the East
Quadrangle and the East Engi-
neering additions are now com-
plete; the Chemistry addition is
85 per cent complete, the new
Business Administration building
is 70 per cent complete; the Food
Service building is between 70 and
90 per cent comlete; the General
Service building 60 per cent com-
plete; and the new Women's
Dormitory is 40 per cent complete.
The last unit of the East Quad
See 'U' Page 2
Truman Plan
Labelled 'New
Deal' by Taft
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8QP)-
Senator Taft (R.-Ohio), in a
speech criticizing President Tru-
man's program for the nation,
said tonight it amounts only to
"the old New Deal principle of
promising the people somethig
for nothing."
He lambasted the President's
program as one which would put
the federal government in the role
of "Santa Claus" and lead to "na-
tional bankruptcy."
Everything that Mr. Truman
proposed in his State of the Union
message of Wednesday is not bad,
said Taft, but: h
"Taken together they will add
national bankruptcy.
"Taken together they yill add
up to a totalitarian state."
Taft, head of the Republican
Policy Committee in the Senate
and a candidate for the 1948 Re-
publican presidential nomination,
gave his "reply to Truman" in a
speech for the ABC network.
The speech was confined large-
ly to domestic issues, and Taft
struck particularly at Mr. Tru-
man's proposal of a $40 income
tax cut for each ta payer and de-
pendet.wih te$,0,0,0

pedet with the $3,20,000, 0
revenue loss therefrom to be made
up by booting taxes on corpora-
tions.
Taft recalled that twice last
year Mr. Truman vetoed tax cut
bills and now, in an election year,,
has come forward with a proposal
to lift income taxes from millions
of people.
'SIt looks to me like playing pol-
itics with your money," he said.
GOP Says It Can

Any student with 60
credit is eligible to petition.

hours

World News At A Glance
By The Associated Press
TOKYO, Friday, Jan. 9-Four rescue vessels stood by the water-
logged Russian ship Dvina today off Japan's iorthwest coast ready to
take it in tow when high seas subside.
EAST LANSING, Jan. 8-A Michigan Farm Council, aimed
at planning a unified agricultural program for the State and ap-
parently intended as a single, powerful lobby group for Michigan
State College was organizd at a meeting at the college today.
LAKE SUCCESS, Jan. 8-Secretary-General Trygve Lie said to-
day the Security Council "will have to act" if the United Nations Pal-

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