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ERP Passes
To Senators
For Approval
Committee OK's.
Recovery Plan
The Senate Foreign Relations
Committee today formally recom-
mended approval of a $5,300,000,-
000 European Recovery Program.
The committee said the recov-
ery plan for 16 non-Communist
Western European nations can be
undertaken without "dangerous
strain upon the economy of the
United States."
But it added in a formal re-
"This assistance is not and can-
not be a permanent feature of
American foreign policy."
) Major Decision
"For Americans the approval of
this act represents a major de-
cision. If Europeans fully under-
stand this decision, they will real-
ize that the United States is mak-
ing adjustments almost as severe
as they are likely to call upon each
other to make."
The Senate begins debate on
the recovery measure Monday.
Chairman Vandenberg (Rep.,
Mich.) of the committee laid out
a time table calling for its ap-
proval by that body by March
15. The House will act later.
Need for Haste
Vandenberg told reporters the
recent Communist coup in Czech-
oslovakia, combined with the
Russian demand for a military al-
liance with Finland, has increased
the need for speed.
Senate opposition to the meas-
ure centers largely around the
$5,300,000,000 aid total proposed
for the 12 months beginning April
This would be a ceiling ender
which the Appropriations Com-
mittees would work in finally de-
termining the amount of money to
be made available to help the 16
Taft View
Senator Taft, of Ohio, head of
the SenatefRepublican policy
committee, has said $5,300,000,000
is too much. But he has set no
However, Senator Ball (Rep.,
Minn.), leader of a group of 20
senators who have been critical
of parts of the program, has urged
that it be cut back to $3,500,000,-
The alternative to undertaking
a recovery program, the commit-
tee said, might well be a tremen-
dous and expensive expansion of
American armament.
Meetinos Start
On Wednesday
The classical and modern Eur-
opean language, and geology andI
mineralogy departments will open
this year's concentration discus-
sion meetings at 4:15 p.m. Wednes-
The 'language meeting will be

held in Rm. 25 A.H., with the geol-
ogy and mineralogy meeting at
the Union Terrace Room.
The discussion program has
been slightly changed since its in-
itiation last spring, Charles H.
Peake, assistant dean of the lit-
erary college and chairman of the
program, has announced. More
time will be provided for student
question periods, and brief inform-
ative material will be previded to
supplement the speakers' remarks,
he explained.
Speakers at the language meet-
ing will include Prof. F. 0. Copley,
who will discuss the place of class-





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great Wolverine halfback who will not don a Maize and Blue uni-
form niext fall due to the Big Nine's decision declaring him ineli-
Wolverine Swimmers Smash

(Special to The Daily)
COLUMBUS, 0., Feb. 28-In
one of the most thrilling 400-yard
relay races ever witnessed, Mich-
igan's Dick Weinberg barely
touched out Halo Hirose as the
Wolverines snapped Ohio State's
skein of 19 dual wins with a
rousing 46-38 triumph today in!
the Ohio State natatorium.
It was touch and go all the way
with Tom Coates giving about
two strokes to Buckeye Bill Zemer
in the first leg. Then Bill Kogan
got the strokes back and Dave
Tittle and the "World's Great-
est Swimmer," Bill Smith, dove
even. Tittle managed to stay with
New Political
Or traiizatioli
Plans Agenda
The newly-recognized Young
Democrats went ahead with or-,
ganizational plans yesterday,
while they waited for an inter-
pretation of the University's po-
litical speeches ban.
The group will look into the role
of campus politics in the commun-
ity scene at 7 p.m. Tuesday in
the Union-the first meeting since
the partisan body was given an
official University sanction last
Prof. Robert Angell, chairman
of the sociology department, will
join with Redman Burr, chairman
of Washtenaw County's- Demo-
cratic Steering committee and
Neil Staebler, Ann Arbor business-
man, in a panel discussion on
town, community and campus
Meanwhile, other campus
groups joined the Young Demo-
crats in calling for the end of
the ban on political speeches.

the amazing Mr. Smith and Dick
Weinberg and Halo Hirose were
all even. As the anchor lap began,
Weinberg turned it on and
touched Hirose out in a finish
that left the packed stands gasp-
Michigan got off to a fast start
in the meet as the medley trio
of Harry Holiday Bob Sohl, and
Kogan churned to a creditable
2:57.3 timing. Smith then cap-
tured his specialty, the 220-yard
freestyle, as the "touch-out" twins
Gus Stager and Matt Mann III
followed in that order. "The
Whale's" time of 2:10.3 broke
the first of three dual meet rec-
ords smashed today.
Weinberg Cops First
Weinberg then copped the' first
of his two wins as he edged Hirose
in a thrilling 50-yard freestyle.
Bill Crispin of Michigan was bare-
by touched out by Zemer for third
in a questionable decision.
After Miller Anderson and
Bruce Harlan, the two top divers
in the country, had taken first
and second ahead of Ralph Trim-
born and Gil Evans in the high-
board event, Weinberg came back
to defeat Hirose again in another
thriller. Weinberg touched in :51.1
as Zemer was again given the
nod for third in the 100-yard free-
See SWIMMERS, Page 6
'Elsian Sales
Nears Close
Students will have their last
chance to buy the '48 'Ensian this
week' before Buck Dawson's
"baby" is finally put to bed on
Thursday morning.
"All procrastinators who have
not yet signed on the dotted line
must do so before 10 p.m. Wed-
nesday," Dawson said.

Prospects for
'48 Receive
Bitter Blow
Play for Purdue
Given As Reason
Michigan's football prospects re-
ceived a bitter blow yesterday
when it was announced that Chal-
mers "Bump" Elliot, All-American
halfback had been declared inel-
igible for the 1948 football season.
The announcement was made at
the closing of winter meeting of
the Faculty Committee of the
Western Conference.
Played in '43
The committee based its deci-
sion on the fact that the spectacu-
lar Wolverine had played two sea-
sons at Purdue University as a
Marine trainee before enrolling at
Elliott played three games in
1943 and six in 1944 for the Boil-
Professor Ralph Aigler, Michi-
gan's faculty representative on the
committee, was quoted by the As-
sociated Press from Chicago as
saying that a "grave injustice"
had been done a "fine young
The announcement came as a
shock to coaches and players alike
of Michigan's Big Nine and Rose
Bowl championship team.
The speedy right,halfback who
was voted the Western Conference'
"most valuable player" for the
1947 season, was informed of the
decision by teammate Howard
Yerges during the halftime of yes-
terday's Michigan-Ohio State JV
basketball game.
Sparks JV's
He demonstrated his great com-
petitive spirit by coming back to
spark his team to a 64-62 win
over the Buckeyes. He scored the
winning basket with only fifteen
seconds remaining.
Elliott refused to comment on
future plans but it is rumored that
he may decide to play professional
football next' season with the De-
troit Lions.
Benny Oosterbaan, Wolverine
backfield coach said that the an-
nouncement came as a shock to
him and will be, "a tremendous
blow to the team."
"He's a Great Competitor"
"He is a great competitor and a
great guy to work with," said the
See ELLIOTT, Page 6
Violin Recital
Stars Enesco
Georges Eesco, violinist, will
appear in a program featuring his
own Sonata No. 3 in A minor at
8 :30 p.m. Tuesday at Hill Audi-
In addition to the Sonata, Een-
esco will play:
Vivaldi's Sonata in A major;
Tartini's Sonata in G minor;
Bach's Preludium C Fuga in G
minor for violin alone; Ravel's
Kaddisch and Perpetuum Mobile;
and the Zigeunerwiesen by Sara-
Ninth in the Choral Union Se-
ries, the concert is part of Enes-
co's first tour in America in more
than seven years. Enesco's where-
abouts and activities during the
war were hidden in a cloud of ru-
mor until his former pupil Ye-
hudi Menuhin brought back news
of him from Europe last fall.
His best known works are the

Roumanian Rhapsody in A major
and the Sonata in A minor for
violin and piano.

The United States should take
the lead in forming a United Na-
tions police force, even if "we
must do so without the support of
the Russians," Leland Stowe, not-
ed foreign correspondent and Pul-
itzer Prize winner, said yesterday.
Sponsored by the United World
Federalists and the Student Fam-
ine Committee, Stowe will speak
on "Our World Crisis" at 8 p.m.
today in Hill, Auditorium in re-

Student Opinion Poll
If the FPesidential elections were to be held today it would
be a virtual toss-up between Dewey and Vandenberg on the Uni-
versity caml us, according to information gathered by Daily
"Roundup Peporters,"
In the fit st of a new series of weekly polls, The Daily sent its
crew of tryout staff members out to query fellow students on
Presidential choices. These "Roundup Reporters" questioned 163
Vandenrierg and Dewey ran neck and neck in the poll with
final results giving Dewey 36 votes and Vandenberg 34. Surprising
strength was shown by favorite son Vandenberg who has not yet
announced his candidacy.
H3wever, progressive Wallace, with an appeal to the liberal
college stulent, was close on the heels of the two front runners
with 31 votes.
Incumbent Truman picked up 27 votes in The Daily poll.
Next in line, but far behind the leaders, came Stassen with 14
votes while Taft garnered 12 votes.
Warren and Eisenhower tied at four votes each while one
lone student cast his ballot for Sumner Welles.
The complete totals:
Deavey--36 ..........'.....................Stassen 14
Vandenberg 34...........................Taft 12
W llac 31.4...............................Warren 4
Truman 2?.............................Eisenhower 4
Wells 1
(Next week-What do University students think about UMT)
Stowe Says U.S. Must Lfead
In Formation of World Police

Commenting on the recent
Communist coup d'etat in Czecho-
slovakia, Stowe declared that "this
move by the Kremlin gives added.
ammunition to reactionaries in
this country.
Czech Coup d'etat
In the "impossible" event that
a free Czech election were held
today, the Communsts would lose
much of the support they received
immediately after the war, he
said but added that the "only
chance for effective Czech anti-
Communist reistance is as a fifth
column in an East-West war."
In Finland, it is questionable
whether the same Communist
pressure will be applied as in
Czechoslovakia, Stowe said, point-
ing out that the need for Com-
munist control there is less ur-
gent. "Russia will probably settle
down for awhile. after Finland,"
he added.
In addition to his lecture today,
Stowe will speak to all journalism
students and others interested at
3 p.m. tomorrow in Rm. E. Haven
Local Housing
Plans Set Up
Plans were completed today for
the construction of 25 homes-
part of a 300 home development
program-on the 62 acres of land
annexed to Ann Arbor by the
City Council Wednesday night.
The homes, costing $10,000 each,
will be built at the rate of 100
a year if the present demand con-
tinues. The project will be located
between Arbor View Blvd. and
Miller Ave. on the north west
side of the city.

for the Buckeyes allowed Mich-
igan to break the scoring ice with
a foul shot after two and a half
minutes of play, allowed the Wol-
verines to amass a six point lead
near the end of the half, and only
came within striking distance in
the last minutes of play when the
Wolverines lapsed into one of
their numerous instances of slug-
gish court action.
Ohio Stays in
Although trailing Michigan all
the way in the first period, Ohio,
except for the above-mentioned
instance, kept in the low scoring
battle tying the count four times
and holding a one-point advan-
tage over the Wovlerines on sev-
eral occasions.
Both teams relied on the zone
defense throughout the first half
and managed to.keep usually high
scoring individuals from connect-
ing for markers. Dick Schnittker,
the Buckeye ace point producer
was able to rack up four tallies
on two field goals. Bob Harrison
and Bill Roberts paced the Wol-
verines with five points apiece.
See CAGERS, Page 6
Ticket Hunters
Defy Drizzle
Hungry for Iowa basketball tic-
kets, hundreds of students made a
quiet and orderly invasion of the
Ferry Field ticket offices early yes-
terday morning, despite drizzling
rains and the prospect of a long
The first eager scholar arrived
before 6 a.m. and a single file line
lengthened to the entrance of the
IM building entrance, but quick
distribution desolved the line soon
and all 5,000 tickets were gone by
noon, according to Don Weir, tick-
et manager.
Weir held out little hope for
students wishing to get seats just
before game-time, but a basket-
by-basket description will be
oroadcast over WHRV, by John
Rich, and WPAG, by Bob Ufer, for
Wolverine fans that will not view
the struggle to decide the Big Nine

Iowa Barely Defeats
Gopher Five, 54-50;
Stays in Title Race
Pete Elliott Assumes High Scoring
Role To Pace Wolverine Offensive
Hard pressed all the way, Michigan managed to pull itself together
in the final minutes of last night's basketball game to outluck the
Buckeyes of Ohio State 40-36 and thereby assure the Wolverines of at
least a tie for this year's Western Conference cage title.
Slow Start
The Wolverine victory combined with Iowa's 54 to 40 triumph
over Minnesota placed the final decision as to whether Michigan
will rule the conference undispuated or as a co-holder with the
Hawkeyes at stake vrhen the two clubs met Monday night.
The 9,000 fans that packed the Field House hoping to see a
scoring battle equal to the game with State at Columbus were
more than disappointed as the first half not only got off to a slow
start for both squads (Michigan led 6-5 after eight minutes of play)
but failed to produce any action until Michigan secured a four point
lead in the final 30 seconds on two successful foul shots by Harold
Morrill, Wolverine guard. The half ended with Michigan in front
by a 22 to 18 count.
If Michigan got off to a slow start, then the Ohio State squad
never really was able to get going$ S

Finland May
Make Treaty
With Russia
President Asks Aid
Of Finn Parliament
(P)--All indications today were
that Finland will heed the sum-
mons of Marshal Stalin and enter
reluctantly into negotiations for a
defense pact with the Soviet Un-
Political circles are discussing
the procedure for negotiations
proposed by Stalin in his note to
President Juho Paasikivi on Mon-
day. Reliable sources said the
President has asked the various
parties in Parliament to advise
him of their attitude by Tuesday.
No decision was expected before
Tuesday or Wednesday.
By Tuesday the President may
name the persons who will form
the Finnish Delegation in the Ne-
gotiations expected to take place
in Moscow.
Finns in Dark
So far the Finns were in the
dark as to what Stalin wants.
Sources close to the government
said yesterday he had proposed a
mutual defense pact similar to
that with Russia's other Western
neighbors. This system of alli-
ances now reaches across Europe,
from the Baltic to the Black Sea.
The main concern here, there-
fore, was whether Stalin's request
was dictated exclusively by the
wish to safeguard Soviet territory,
especially Leningrad, or whether
he has "something up his sleeve."
Czech Leader
Gives Warnng
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, Feb.
28 - (A) - Communist premier
Klement Gottwald threatened a
merciless war on "agents of do-
mestic and foreign reaction" to-
day. He said there were going to
be thorough-going changes in
Simultaneously the formation
of a seven-man commission to
purge all pclitical parties of "reac-
'ionarics" was announced. The
commission is headed by Commu-
uist Rudolf Stransky, who helped
organize the Communist Interna-
Sioial Information Bureau (Com-
inform) at the historic meeting
in Poland. A member is Alexej
Cepicka, new Communist Minis-
ter of Justice who succeeded the
Czech National Socialist, Prokop
Drtina, a former secretary to
President Eduard Benes, wads
found badly injured today. An an-
nouncement from Communist-
nnrnf n11n1 tinen. -;,4 1 I- -4

... will speak today
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sponse to an appeal by-the Unit-
ed Nations to raise funds for
starving Europe.
Future War
Stowe emphasized that the pos-
sibility of a future war with
Russia depends on whether we
can make a satisfactory agree-
ment within the next 10 or 15
years-the time necessary for
Russia to stockpile enough atomic
bombs to make war.
"There is no advantage for
America in national defense alone,
because the cost of preparation
would gradually undermine our
democracy, and still mean no na-
tional security," he asserted.
Quits Post in
ATLANTA, Feb. 28-(A)-George
B. Hamilton resigned today as di-
rector of finance for the Demo-
cratic National Committee in pro-
test against President Truman's
civil rights program.
Hamilton, Georgia's state treas-

World News At A Glance
By The Associated Press
DETROIT-An all-out police war was launched today on the De-
troit underworld.
Commissioner Harry S. Toy ordered the immediate arrest of every
hoodlum in the city in his probe of hockey betting and the unsolved
1945 slaying of State Sen. Warren G. Hooper.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Feb. 28-Missouri's Republican
State Committee accused President Truman today of using the
Federal Bureau of Investigation to "wreak vengeance" upon
political opponents.
A resolution adopted by the party's state committee urged an in-
vestigation by a U.S. Senate committee "as a basis for such action
as the Congress may deem proper, including possible impeach-


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