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Latest Deadline in the State


Ticket Foul Up
Forces Change
In Distribution
Five thousand student preferential basketball tickets for tomor-
row's Ohio State game underwent a strange odyssey around campus
Wednesday-and consequently a few of them failed to show up at
University Hall yesterday when official distribution got underway.
So last night, tickets for Monday's Iowa game remained securely
in Dean Rea's safe until distribution time at 9 a.m. this morning.
The overhauled distribution set-up means that no one applying
for tickets will get more than two of them, and each ticket handed
out will be accounted for by a -_-_

punched ID card.
The ticket - journey began
Wednesday afternoon when
Chuck Lewis, chairman of the
Student Legislature's Varsity
Committee, picked up the 5,000
Ohio State ducats from Univer-
sitty ticket manager Don Weir.
Lewis carried the 5,000 tickets
to his room at 1429 Hill and left
them there while he had dinner
at his fraternity house, Sigma
Alpha Mu, at 1800 Lincoln.
After dinner Lewis went back
to his room, gathered up the
tickets, and took them to the
League, where he turned them
over to Wolverine Club officers.
Exit Lewis.
From 7, to 8 p.m. the tickets
stayed at the League. When the
meeting broke up at 8 p.m., Sam
Weiner, who has been handling
U Hall distributions, took the
Students without preferential
tickets for tomorrow night's
game will be admitted to the
Fieldhouse after 7:15 p.m. at
the southernmost door on State
--if seats are available, Univer-
sity ticket manager Don Weir
said last night.
tickets to the Intramural Build-
ing and checked them at the cage
while he played basketball for
about an hour.
After leaving the IM Building
Weiner went to the Zeta Beta
Tau house and locked the tick-
ets in the house safe for the
At 9 a.m. yesterday the tickets
were passed out \to students who
jammed U Hall even before the
scheduled distribution time.
But somewhere along the line
somebody got to the tickets. Jim
Barie and Hugh Miller of Tyler
House, East Quad, phoned The
Daily at 1 a.m. yesterday-eight
hours before official distribution
time-and reported that Howard
Schwartz, who lives down the hall,
had flashed two of the tickets.
They questioned Schwartz
further. He said that his room-
mate, Jay Carp, had talked
about picking them up that eve-
ning during rushing. So they
pressed Carp for a few answers,
but Carp clammed up.
When The Daily tried to reach
Carp yesterday for comment, he
could not be found, not even by
the anonymous fraternity men
See TICKETS, Page 8
Leland Stowe
Will Discuss
World Union
In response to a UN appeal for
famine relief, the United World
Federalists and Student Famine
Committee are presenting Leland
Stowe, noted foreign correspond-
ent, in a lecture on "World Gov-
ernment," at 8 p.m. Sunday in Hill
Proceeds of the lecture will be
donated to the UN Committee for
Children's Relief.
Stowe's recoznized position as
an authority on World Affairs is
a result of his on-the-spot cover-
age of world events.
He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize
in 1930 for the exceptional accur-
acy of his reports of the Young
Reparations Conference in Paris.
His expose of the "trogan horse"
invasion of Norway by the Nazis
and the British blundering that
lost the Scandinavian campaign
won him world-wide acclaim.
Tickets will be on sale at Uni-
versity Hall until Sunday and may
be purchased at the auditorium
before the program.

Family Vets Must
*.1 TT Ub

Wallace Sees
Shaw .Letter
At Willow Rdun
Candidate 'Enjoyed'
Shavian Comments
Henry A. Wallace got a first
hand look at George Bernard
Shaw's letter as it appeared in The
Daily's copyrighted story during
a surprise 15-minute stopover last
night at Willow Run Airport.
En route to a farmer-labor
meeting at Minneapolis, Wallace
was greeted by William Chase, re-
cipient of the letter, who presented
him with a copy of Wednesday's
Daily, in which the story ap-
peared, and a photostat of the let-
Enjoyed It
Although Wallace had no com-
ment on the Shaw story except for
his well-known grin and the re-
mark that "he had enjoyed it,"
one of his companions was report-
ed by Chase to have remarked,
"Shaw has mapped out quite a
The third party presidential
candidate was accompanied by
Lew Frank, his assistant cam-
paign manager, and William Gail
more, N.Y. radio commentator who
was keynote speaker at the state-
wide conference of Wallace sup-
porters held Jan. 21 in Lansing.
Also at the meeting, which took
place on the airport concourse,
were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Good-
man of Detroit. Goodman, a mem-
ber of the state central Progressive
Party Committee, acted as chair-
man at the Lansing conference. No
newsmen were at the meeting,
which was reported by Chase to
The Daily late last night.
Sends Good Wishes
Wallace sent "best wishes" to
the local Wallace for President
Committee, which announced
plans last night for a block-to-
block campaign to obtain 5,000
petition signatures to place the
Progressive Party on the state bal-
Prof. Wilfred Kaplan, of the
mathematics department, and
Bret Miller, of Ann Arbor were
elected co-chairmen of the Com-
mittee at last night's meeting.
Also elected were Bernard Rosen-
thal, secretary, and William Chase,
treasurer. Jack Geist was elected
chairman of the petition drive.
Student Exchange
Sells 1,400 Books
IFC Student Book Exchange
had a gross income of $2600 from
the sale of 1400 books this semes-
ter, it announced in a notice sent
out yesterday to students who had
books sold at the exchange. I

Rent Rise for
Willow Run
Vets Denied
No Word from
FHA on Increase
Rumors of an impending blan-
ket rent increase for University
veterans living at Willow Run were
dispelled last night by Kenneth C.
Cavanaugh, housing manager of
Willow Run Village.
Cavanaugh stated that his office
had received no word from the
Federal Housing Administration
regarding an overall rent hike for
veterans who will be receiving in-
creased subsistence checks after
May 1. Any such increases would
be made on a national basis and
would not apply to Willow Run
alone, he said.
According to a report in the
Ann Arbor News, Willow Village
rents were expected to be in-
creased for approximately 1,350
University student veterans.
'Hardship' Cases
A few "hardship" cases may be
affected by the increased veterans'
allotments, but these constitute a
very small percentage of the stu-
dent veteran population at Willow
Run, Cavanaugh said.
The housing management de-
fines a "hardship" case as one
which depends exclusively on sub-
sistence allotments for all living
costs. Rents for such cases are
lower than they are for "standard"
cases and are fixed on the basis of
income. Thus, an increase in in-
come by virtue of increased fed-
eral allotments would bring an au-
tomatic increase in rental rates
for these cases, Cavanaugh ex-
Rate System
Under the present rate system,
"standard" cases pay from $22.50
to $30.00 for one-bedroom housing
units, depending upon the type of
unit and whether or not it is fur-
nished. These same units rent for
consid'erably less to "hardship"
Law Student
Honored for
River Rescue
For saving the lives of two fel-
low students in a canoe accident
in the Huron River on June 6, Al-
fred Kramer, senior -in the Law
School, yesterday received the first
YMCA Christian Citizenship Life-
Saving Award ever presented in
Ann Arbor.
Kramer, 27, of New York City
was presented the award by Albert
Stickney, local YMCA secretary
for rescuing Paul Soley and Wal-
ter Zegota when the canoe in
which the three were riding over-
Although the accident happened
at night and neither Soley or Ze-
gota could swim, Kramer who had
just passed his YMCA beginner's
swimming test, managed to save
both his friends. The rescue was
complicated by the fact that Soley
was knocked unconscious as the
canoe overturned.
"The recue was significant for
two reasons," Stickney said at
the presentation. " It showed a
great amount of personal courage
and initiative on Kramer's part,
and it also demonstrated the value

of taking swimming lessons of the
type.the YMCA now offers regu-

Benes Rumored
Ready To Resign
Czech Presidency
Fierlinoer Predicted as New Chief;
Definite Decision Expected Today
Byv The Associated Press
PRAGUE, Czecho.lovakia, Feb. 26-Information from a source c
proved reliability said tonight President Eduard Benes was consideria
resigning fron the helm of this Communist-ruled republic which h
helped found -in 1918.
The info- mation, although from a reliable source who is anti
Communist, i as not confirmed.
The soiur,:e said if Benes resigned he would be succeeded as chie
of state by Zdenck Fierlinger, pro-Communist leader of the Socia
Democratic party. * * *

(AP wirephoto)
SURVIVORS VIEW FIRE WRE4kAGE-Three sons who survived an early morning farm fire in
which seven of their brothers an sisters perished, mingle with neighbors to view the wreckage in
Burlington, Iowa. Left to right, are Donald Waterhouse, 18 (seated); Lester Waterhouse, 20; an
unidentified neighbor; Everett Waterhouse, 23. Others are unidentified.

Student GOP
Holds Opening
Session Here
State Party Leaders
Urge Political Activity
A student Republican group got
off to a fast start last night at a
meeting attended by prominent
State GOP leaders.
James F. Schoener, '50L, was
elected chairman of the organiz-
ing committee from a group of 45
students and 30 members of the
Ann Arbor Young Republican
Also elected to a committee
which will draw up plans for a
permanent organization were
Richard Archer, '48L, Bea Hart-
man, Grad., William Paul, '49E,
and Manard Pont, '51.
Student Politics
Lt. Gov. Eugene Keyes, prin-
cipal speaker at the meeting,
stressed the importance of stu-
dent participation in politics
through organized parties.
The Young Republicans also
heard Tony Stamp, Kalamazoo,
president of the State Young Re-
publican group, and John W. Rae,
newly-elected president of the
Ann Arbor club.-
Schoener has asked all students
interested in working with a Re-
publican organization to contact
a member of the planning com-
mittee. Another meeting will be
held in the near future, he said.
May Seek Approval
Original impetus for the meet-
ing came from the local Young
Republicans who contacted stu-
dents by mail. Although the stu-
dent group is at present affiliated
with the Ann Arbor group, Archer
indicated last night that they may
seek University approval.
The GOP meeting followed close
upon the heels of the Student Af-
fairs Committee decision to rec-
ognize the Young Democrats as
a campus group. The Wallace
Progressives are expected to peti-
tion the SAC for approval with-
in two weeks.
Formation of partisan groups
representing all political view-
points has been advocated by cam-
pus leaders and in the editorial
columns of The Daily.
Political Group
Asks Apprwoval

Retain Perspective Small
Colleges Told by Whitehouse

Small colleges must pay careful
attention to their own "survival
values" in the present period of
swelling college enrollments, Pres-
ident William W. Whitehouse of
Albion College declared yesterday
Student Radio
Group To Meet
Broadeasting Plans
Will Be Discussed
Plans for a student wired-radio
guild will be thrashed out at a
-fneeting of the newly-formed Uni-
versity executive committee on
radio next Wednesday, with two
student supporters of a campus
station on hand to discuss wired
broadcasting problems.
Dean Barnard, who has peti-
tioned the Student Affairs Com-
mittee for permission to start a
station, and Phelps Connell, an-
other advocate, will discuss Bar-
nard's proposals with the commit-
Meanwhile, Barnard now plans
to issue a call soon for students
interested in forming a wired
radio guild.
Prof. Waldo Abbot, director of
the Broadcasting Service, pro-
posed last week that student wired
radio be affiliated with the Serv-
ice.,Under Prof. Abbot's proposal,
the wired radio station would be
under control of a committee
composed of students and repre-
sentatives of the University radio,
executive committee.

in a lecture at the Rackham Am-
Speaking on "The Place of the
Small College in the American Ed-
ucational Pattern," the noted edu-
cator suggested that small colleges
know their potentials and limita-
tions and courageously plan and
implement within their own scope.
'Illusions of Grandeur'
"The small liberal arts college
has to make its decisions as to
size," President Whitehouse point-
ed out. "Its illusions of grandeur
should lie in other spheres than
the mere numerical. The private
college especially will be wise to be
alert to the meaning of increased
enrollhent. Unless endowments
and gifts from private sources are
enlarged in accordance with en-
rollment; income and services
must be diluted."
The strength of small colleges
lies in their limited enrollment
which allows the "personalizing"
cf the educational process, Presi-
dent Whitehouse explained. "An
intellectual and friendly relation-
ship between the teacher and stu-
dent is conducive to the imparta-
tion of knowledge," he added.
Becoming More Important
Since most small colleges offer
undergraduate work only, their
roll is becoming more important as
the pendulum begins to swing
from the "higher degree" fetish to
the realization of the vital impor-
tance of undergraduate work,
President Whitehouse stated.
Both President Whitehouse and
Provost Adams, who introduced
the speaker, quoted Daniel Web-
ster who, speaking in defense of
Dartmouth in 1818, said, "It may
be but a small college, but there
are those who love it."

The president was expected to
make his definite decision
known at 11 a.m. tomorrow
when he is to receive the new
Communist-loaded cabinet
which he approved yesterday
after what was reported to have
begin a stormy session with Com-
munist Premier Klement Gott-
Benes, an old-time revolutionary
in the days of the Hapsburg mon-
archy and a respected leader of
the republic from the earliest days
of its inception, was pictured to-
night as being in council with only
his oldest friends and advisors.
He had not yet spoken to his
people in the broadcast promised
yesterday. Of late years he has
been almost a recluse, and tonight
he appeared almost cut off from
the people.
The informant said, however,
he had approved Gottwald's new
government only after Gottwald
threatened to take over the
power if the president withheld
his consent.
A close friend of Benes said he
had given his approval in order to
avoid bloodshed.
Gottwald, in making the an-
nouncement of Benes' approval
yesterday, acknowledged the pres-
ident had gone against his own
Fierlinger was ousted from
leadership of the Social Demo-
cratic Party last November when
he insisted upon continuing an al-
liance with the Communists.
He returned to leadership of the
party Tuesday, and gave Gott-
wald the support he needed to put
over his new government.
* * * '
U.S., Britain,
France Blast
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26-(/P)-
Czechoslovakia's new Commu-
nist-controlled government was
jointly and bitterly denounced to-
day by the United States, France
and Great Britain.
They called it a "disguised dic-
Their condemnation was issued
in the form of an extraordinary
public declaration. It presented
the three western powers as form-
ing a solid front against what the
Communists have done to the
Meanwhile it was learned here
that American officials are highly
uncertain over exactly what has
happened at Prague in the last two
days. They are particularly in the
dark as to the alleged role of
President Eduard Benes. He has
been a long time friend of west-
ern democracy as well as an ad-
vocate of friendly relations with
Some significance was attached
by diplomatic officials here to the
fact that Benes was supposed to
have made a broadcast to the
world yesterday afternoon. The
talk was cancelled about'the same
time that Communist Premier
Clement Gottwald announced that
Benes had approved the formation
of a cabinet excluding all elements
of opposition to absolute Commu-
nist domination.

Czech Seizure
Solidtifies :Red
Move a Step.Against
The Communist coup d'ettat in
Czechoslovakia means that "the
political ,synchronization of coun-
tries in the Soviet orbit in eastern
Europe is now complete," Prof.
James H. Meisel, of the political
science department, said yester-
Terming the move "one in a
series of Russian counter-moves
against the Marshall Plan," Prof.
Meisel emphasized that its great-
est significance is its proof that
the Communists in this case ean
triumph in a prosperous country
where there is a strong middle
class, as well as in economically
backward nations.
Economic Control
Contrary to the Polish pattern,
the Communists in Czechoslo-
vakia took over economic control
of the country before they took
over political authority, he point1
ed out. As in Hungary, he said,
this was made possible by nation-
alizing the banks.
In addition, Czech trade was
forcibly diverted by the Soviets
since the war from Western to
Eastern Europe and Russia, Prof.
Meisel asserted, citing as proof
figures showing that in 1947,
Czech export trade with the West
was $448,000,000, as against $104,-
000,000 with Soviet areas.
Warning to Socialists
So far in 1948, trade with the
West has fallen to $288,000,000,
while exports to the Soviet, in-
cluding large shipments urgently
needed in Czechoslovakia, have in-
creased to $288,000,000.
"This sharp Czech swing to-
ward collectivism may warn the
socialists in Western Europe
against drifting too far to the
right, which would force them to
surrender their collectivist propa-
ganda ideals to the Communists,"
he concluded.
Eisler Barred
From Debate
On VU'Campus.
A Student Legislature request
that Gerhart Eisler be allowed to
participate in a debate here has
been refused by the University
Lecture Committee, Mim Levy,
Legislature committee chairman,
has announced.
Eisler is now on Ellis Island
awaiting deportation because of
passport fraud.
In a letter to the Legislature,
Carl F. Brandt, secretary of the
Lecture Committee, stated that al-
though a debate on civil liberties,
as requested by the Legislature,
may be held, "the committee is of
the opinion, because of Mr. Eis-
ler's status that the guarantee re-
quired by the Regents in the By-
Law is impossible for any meeting
in which he is a participant;
namely, 'that during such meet-
ings ... there shall be no ... ad-
vocacy of the subversion of the.
government of the United States
nor of the state.
The Legislature had particular-
ly requested that Eisler be allowed
to appear, in order to atone for

World News At A Glance
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Feb. 26-Swift action by Congress to provide
$275,000,000 more mili-Lary aid to Greece and Turkey. was urged by
Secretary of State Marshall today.
He said 'totalitarian groups" are waiting to take over if U. S.
assistance to tnese nations stops.
* * * *
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26-Southern Democrats launched a move
today to bar .1arry S. Truman's name from state ballots in the tradi-
tionally solid South.
And the Republican party was urged by Rep. Hoffman (Rep.,
Mich.) to put up a presidential candidate "acceptable" to Southern-
ers so as to destroy the Democrats' 80-year-old supremacy below the
Mason-Dixon sine.
* * * *

Puerto Ricans Favor More
Self -Government in Future


State Students
Speech Banning

Puerto Ricans on campus be-
lieve their island's relationship to
this country will be settled within
the next 10 years.
Commenting on President Tru-
man's statements favoring auton-
omy, which he made last week-
end on a presidential trip to the
Caribbean area, they pointed out
that this year, for the first time,
Puerto Rico will elect its own gov-
Richard F .Defendini. teaching

Dominion status, he said, would
be best.
Other Puerto Ricans on campus
were more inclined towards state-
hood. Andres D. Resto, '49, chem-
istry major and pre-med, favor-
ed waiting until problems such as
over-population, absentee owner-
ship, and health were settled. Lat-
er, he said, statehood would be
the best arrangement, but with
"It would take a very long time

Members of the "New Repub-
licans" at Michigan State College, LAKE SUCCESS, Feb. 26-
a. student group organized to chaos will envelope Palestineu
boom Henry A. Wallace for presi- quickly.
dent, will make another try to win * *
official recognition for their party,
according to an Associated Press LONDON, Feb. 26-The British
release. the Caribbean tonght with orderst
At Ohio State University, the sible elements" fron Guatemala to
Daily learned yesterday, students
are mobilizing to fight a measure BALL:
similar to the University by-law ON 'I E:
banning political speeches on this
campus. es
The Michigan State Collegeo
student council refused to recog-
nize the new Republicans because,
it charged, the group was incor- a m mr. - ,-

rrygve Lie said gravely today that
unless the United Nations acts
* *
h cruiser Sheffield steamed through
to block any attempt by "irrespon-
cause trouble in British Honduras.

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