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Latest Deadline in the State


'Editors'-Now or Never!
Synchronize your watches-The Daily's "If I Were Editor" con-
test deadline is 6 p.m. today.
You think The Daily could give the professionals a clue or two.
Or you think it stinks on ice. In either j case, stop chewing your
roommate's ear off-maybe he doesn't even want to hear about it.
We do, and we've got six prizes that say so.
A table radio, donated by Music Center, Inc., and five cash
prizes of five bucks each will go to the winners of the contest which
ends today, repeat TODAY, at 6 p.m. The six winning letters will
be printed in Sunday's Daily.
So take ten minutes off right now, or during that vacant hour,
and get your orchids and onions down on paper. There isn't too
much time left, so instead of mailing your letter, drop around to
Daily headquarters on the second floor of the Student Publications
Building and deliver it in person-or have your roommate do it.
The Daily first went to press 58 years ago, and you readers
have been hashing it over ever since. We don't want or expect you
to shut up about it, but this is your chance to put up, and to win
some cash.
KeyM ocker Tomasi Named
t Captain of '48 Wolverines
* * *

Dom Tomasi was elected cap-
tain of the 1948 Michigan football
team yesterday.
The dime-sized guard, who
started playing football under pro-
test, has just ended his third sea-
son with the Wolverine offensive
line. According to Coach "Fritz"
Crisler, "Tomasi is the keyman of
the Michigan offense. His block-
' ing makes our attack click."
Despite his phenomenal suce-
cess at taking out opposition twice
his size without suffering any in-
juries thus far, Tomasi would be
limited to guarding second base
territory as he has been for Ray
Fisher's baseball team - if Don's
mother had her way.
Back in Flint Northern High
School, he didn't start his gridiron
career until he was a junior. In
order to play football, Tomasi had
to have a note of permission sign-
ed by his parents.
"My mother refused for a couple
of years, but I finally wore down
her resistance. After she con-
sented, dad caie through easily,"
*Tomasi said.
Yet, after incidents like the
Northwestern game, Mrs. Tomasi
maintains that she's right. The
stands at Dyche stadium are still
echoing fromhthe collision that
Dom had with a Wildcat beef-
However, the Big Nine champ-
ions know a good football player
and leader - especially when they
have gone through an undefeated
season and a Rose Bowl game be-
hind Toma si'sblocking. As de-
parting captain Bruce Hilkee
said, "We couldn't have found a
better captain than Dom."
'New Varsity
N101ht Planned
Spring Varsity Night, some-
thing new in campus entertain-
meat, will be presented at 8:30
p.m., March 24 in Hill Auditorium.
Students will have a chance to
display their talents in the tradi-
tion-making show, sponsored by
the University Bands. Singing,
dancing, musical and other vaude-
ville type acts Will all be welcomed.
Audition appointments may be
made by calling Ext. 2114, Harris
Proceeds of the event will be
used to set up a scholarship fund.
Co u e1eiiIra ion
Concentration talks sponsored
by the anthropology and geog-
raphy departments will be held at
4:15 p.m. today, Rm. 231, A.H.
Professors L. A. White, J. B.
Griffen, K. C. McMurry and C.
M. Davis will discuss the nature
and scope of anthropology and its
place in a liberal education, voca-
tional implications of anthropol-
ogy and geagraphy as a field of
concentration, respectively.
Before 7:45A.M.

Second Czech
B4 * Hids
Official ie
By Own Hand
'U' Students Planning
Communist Protest
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia,
March 11 -(P)-District police at
Moravska-Ostrava announced to-
night that an official of a former
Anti-Communist party had com-
mitted suicide in a jail cell.
Police said Josef Herot, local
secretary of the National Socialist
Party, took his life after confess-
ing he participated in a plot
against the government.
Following the Communist coup
in Czechoslovakia two weeks ago,
the National Socialist Party was
purged of many old members and
changed its name to the Czech
Socialist Party. Police said Her-
ot's confession involved high of-
ficials of the old party.
Herot died as black banners and
tricolors flew at half staff
throughout Czechoslovakia in
memory of Jan Masaryk, the for-
eign minister, whose death plunge
from his apartment window yes-
terday remained as big a mystery
as ever.
Protest Planned
Meanwhile in Ann Arbor, Uni-
versity groups will meet at 4:15
p.m. Monday in the Union to lay
plans for a protest demonstration
against what was termed "an overt
breach of academic freedom"
against Czech students.
The meeting was called by Rob-
ert Miller, spokesman for the Stu-
dent League for Industrial Democ-
Miller decried the "passive at-
titude of Michigan students" and
urged that "as one of the leading
universities in the country, it's our
lot to condemn the terrorist ation
of the Gottwald government
against Czech students."
Delegates from AVC, ADA and
the United World Federalists will
attend the planning meeting.
Progr'am Approved
At the same time, it was report-
ed from Prague that Premier
Klement Gottwald had received
the go-ahead signal on his Com-
munist program.
With 67 of its members absent,
a smoothly functioning Parlia-
ment gave Gottwald a vote of con-
The unanimous vote was in ef-
fect approval of Gottwald's sweep-
ing Communist program and sig-
nalled that his new "popular peo-
ples democracy" was in full mo-
tion along the road of other com-
munist states in Eastern Europe.
The Premier proceeded quickly
to reorganize the Assembly into a
Communist-controlled body.
Meyers Faces
New Charges

FIRST MEETING OF NEW CZECH CABINET-Communist Premier Klement Gottwald (second
from left) presides at first session of new Czechoslovakian cabinet in Prague. From left to right
are: Deputy Premier Antonin Zapotocky, Communist head of the trades labor unions; Deputy Pre-
mier Villiam Siroky, Slovak Communist; and Dep uty Premier Bohumil Lausman, chairman of the
Social Democratic Party.
DailyPhone Call Fails to Find Benes

Truman Appeals
For Stop-Gap Aid
,To PrecedeER
T af t Amendment Would Slash First
Year Outlay of Marshall Program
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 11-President Truman asked Congress to-
day, in the light of recent communist gains in Europe, for $55,000,000
to tide Western Europe over until the Marshall Plan can be put into
Meanwhile, in the Senate, Senator Taft (Rep., Ohio) introduced
an amendment which would cut the first-year outlay for the Mar-
shall Plan program from $5,300,000,000 to $4,000,000,000.
Truman said it was a matter of "extreme urgency" that the $5,-
300,000,000 Marshall program itself be approved at the earliest possible
Advance Installment
A State Department spokesman said the $55,000,000 would repre-
sent an advance installment of the

DOM TOMASI . . . Will lead
Wolverine gridders next season.
Alumni Plan
Michigan Day,
For March 18
Michigan alumni will be able to
recapture some of that old "rah-
rah" spirit when they observe Uni-
versity of Michigan Day on March
Meetings will be held by alumni
chapters throughout the country
next, week. T. Hawley Tapping,
secretary of the alumni associa-
tion, and Robert Morgan, assist-
ant secretary are planning to ap-
pear at several of the meetings in
various 6ections of the country.
Many top executives of the Uni-
versity, including President Ruth-
ven, Vice-President Briggs, Vice-
President Niehuss, and Provost
Adams, will speak at other alumni
Special programs are planned
for 64 of the meetings. A trans-
cription bringing greetings from
President Ruthven and Tapping,
music by the University Band and
songs by the Men's Glee Club will
be played.
In addition, the record contains
remarks by Coach "Fritz" Crisler
following the Rose Bowl Victory,
a humorous skit about life at the
University in the year 2,000, and a,
piano rendition of "The Victors,"
by Louis Elbel, the composer.
On March 18, 1837 the legisla-
ture of the new State of Mich-
igan passed an act reorganizing
the University, then located in De-
troit. Two days later Ann Arbor
was chosen to be the new seat of
the University.
Thief Nabbed
Police are holding David H-arris,]
22 years old, of 1012 Catherine St.
on the charge of breaking and
entering the Signia Alpha Mu
fraternity house at 800 Lincoln
Avenue yesterday morning-
Harris, who allegedly used three
taxicabs in two attempts to get1
into the house, was picked up bys
police when he asked the third
cab driver to take him to Detroit.
He also asked the driver to give
him a screwdriver in order to open
the cash box which hie had taken.
Herbert Shevin, treasurer, iden-
tified the entire contents of the,
cash box which police returned to

From behind the Iron Curtain,
four words slipped out to The
Daily yesterday about President
Eduard Benes.
"He is not expected."
In an attempt to give the cam-
pus complete coverage of the
Czech coup and Masaryk's suicide,
I tried to reach President Benes
by transatlantic telephone Wed-
I called the local operator and
asked to speak to President Benes
in Prague. The local operator
called the New York operator, who
Special Trains
Scheduled for
Spring Recess
Special trains to handle spring
vacation travel are scheduled to
leave for Chicago at 1:15 p.m.,
and for New York at 3:25 p.m.,
Friday, April 2.
The Chicago special will be
ready for loading at 12:45 p.m.
and should arrive in Chicago at
4:45 p.m. C.S.T. Eight coaches,
with space for 500 people, will be
included in the train.
The second special will arrivel
in New York City at 6:45 a.m.
April 3. It will stop at Buffalo,
Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Al-
bany and Poughkeepsie. It will
include a diner and 12 coches.
The New York Central system
is trying to secure reclining seat
- uoa >r a ' nz, f hLLW furn fL1in "o

called the transatlantic operator
who put through the call to an
operator in Europe. One of the op-
erators wanted to know if we had
the address and telephone num-
ber of the President.
The scene at The Daily was
t'nse with expectation Wednesday
At 7 p.m., a report came in that
Benes would call The Daily at 3
p.m. on Thursday. We waited with
baited breaths.
At 9:45 a.m. I was dragged out
of a political science class to talk
to Czechoslovakia. (There is a

five hour time difference between
here and central Europe.)
Benes' assistant was willing to
talk, but the president himself
was not available. I told the op-
erator to keep trying.
Tension mounted as the after-
noon wore on. Whenever the tele-
phone rang, furtive glances passed
among the staff. If that was
Benes, who would talk to him?
At 4:30 p.m. yesterday, the
transatlantic operator called and
said that Benes was not expected.
The call was cancelled.

Communism Fed by Poverty
In France, Lecturer Charges

coachies for the two trains, ae-
c'ording to Ticket Agent E. J.
'01(d Soldier I{aiLdit Smith.
O y to Dollr FSign i Smith urged students to pur-
Only to Dollar Sign' chase tickets early to avoid last
minute tie-ups. He also advised
WASHINGTON, March 11- --U) any students making Pullman res-
-The government today pictured crvat ions on any of the regul r
Maj. Gen. Bennett F. Meyers as brains to pick uip their reservations
loyal to "the flag of the dollar as soon as they are notified.
sign" and living in air-cooled com-
fort during the war.
Assistant U. S. Attorney John ,
Fihelly asked the jury to convict To Lecture Jodav
the 52-year-old wartime Deputy*
Air Force Purchasing Chief on Prof. Brand Blanshard, chair-
charges of inducing a former busi- man of the philosophy depart-
ness associate to lie about Meyers' ment at Yale University, will dis-
war business. cuss "Changing Patterns in
The jury was directed by Fed- American Thought" at 4:15 p.m.
eral Judge Alexander Holtzoff to today in Rackham Amphitheatre.
start considering its verdict to- Prof. Blanshard took his under-
morrow morning, graduate work at the University of
Fihelly said: Michigan. He received his Ph.D.
"This old soldier, as his attor- at Harvard, and joined the staff
ney labels him in looking for sym- at Yale in 1945. He became chair-
pathy, spent the war waving the man of the department in 1946.
flag of the United States in one The lecture is sponsored by the
hand and the flag of the dollar philosophy department.
sign in the other."
Fihelly said Meyers spent the Students who had id entifica-
war years "comfortably in an air- tion photos taken during spring
cooled apartment"--drawing more registration should pick up
than $150,000 pocket money from their ID cards immediately in
a plane parts firm. Rm. 2, University Hall, the Of-
Meyers is charged in three fice of Student Affairs an-
counts with inducing Bleriot H. nounced.
Lamarre to lie at a Senate probe
of Meyers' affairs last fall. A max-
imum penalty would be 10 years DISSENSION 0 YE
on each county, or a 30-year ipus
on term for all three.
It was reliably reported tonight '
that separate perjury charges z i S

The best friends of Communism
in France today are poverty and
need, Prof. Lucien Wolff of the
University of Rennes, France, de-
clared in a lecture here yester-
Although strong popular protest
and indignation have developed
against the Communist Party, the
strength of the Schumann govern-
ment is shaky, he asserted.
Food, capital goods and a sense
of security in the future of France
and the world are needed, or
Schumann's cabinet will fall, Prof.
Wolff emphasized.
Short on Calories
He pointed to the fact that the
French diet provides a daily aver-
age of 1,00 calories compared to
Brote PFim
Here Sunday,
Fontail e Stars
In Jane Evre'
The film version of Charlotte
Bronte's "Jane Eyre" will beI
shown at 3 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday
and 8:30 p.m. Monday at Kellogg
Auditorium. 1
Joan Fontain, in the title role
becomes a governess in the home
of Edward Rochester, played by
Orson Wells. Mysterious noises,
insanity, fire, suicide, screams,
thrills and chills all play a part,
in the famous story.
"Jane Eyre" is being shown here
at the request of the English de-
partment and under the sponsor-
ship of the I.Z.F.A. and the Art
Cinema L'eague.
A short, "The City," will be
shown along with "Jane Eyre."
The short pictures slum areas in
the United States and shows how
some of them have been rebuilt
into clean, attractive communities.
Tickets for the films are on sale
after 10 a.m. daily in University

a normal need for 2,500. Prof.
Wolff described 1947 as one of
the poorest years for French ag-
riculture. But the present winter
has' been mild and prospects for
an increased food crop are im-
proved, lie added.
In an interview later, Prof.
Wolff expressed deep concern at
the recent events in Czechoslo-
vakia. He said the French people
have always felt a strong bond
of friendship with the Czechs and
regret their part in the Munich
Pact of 1938, which they feel has
a direct bearing on the recent
Communist coup.
Student Life
In regard to the student life in
France, Prof. Wolff said there has
been a tremendous increase in the
enrollment of colleges and univer-
sities. He termed their living con-
ditions as fairly good, but indi-
cated that a severe shortage of
equipnent hampers scientific
The student outlook for the fu-
ture, Prof. Wolff said is "black."
'hey are uncertain what awaits
them, but fear is not security, he
Tired Cabbie,
When a taxi driver is so tired lie
can't tell the difference between
an apartment house and a tele-
phone pole, he really is sleepy!
Sheriff's officers ticketed Guy
J. Greer, 1322 Oakman, Willow
Run, on a charge of leaving the
scene of an accident after he had
allegedly rammed a Willow Run
apartment building at 8:30 a.m.
According to Sheriff's officers,
Greer stated that he had been
driving since 6 a.m. the previous
day, thought he had str'uck a
telephone pole and went home to
go to bed.
Damages to Greer's cab was es-
timated at $100.

funds Western European countries
would get under the Marshall
The President's appeal came as
Republicanx members of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee gave
serious thought to U. S. military
backing for any country in the
world which is threatened by com-
munist pressure.
This worldwide extension of the
"Truman Doctrine"-which will
be one year old tomorrow-was
proposed at a meeting to seek
quick action on the European Re-
covery Program (ERP) known as
the Marshall Plan.
Aid Plan Out
Chairman Eaton (Rep., N.J.)
said after a second meeting, how-
ever, that the world-wide aid plan
is "out the window for right now."
But the group decided definitely
to include military aid to China
in the House Bill-a step that has
been urged by General Douglas
MacArthur and others.
Eaton said the aid bill will be
divided into two sections:
One will cover "economic relief
and assistance for western Eu-
rope and China."
The other bill provides for mil-
itary aid to China, Greece and
Taft sponsored the measure on
behalf of himself and about 20
other members as the Senate got
ready for the first of two expected
night sessions.
Spring Storm
Engulfs Area;
Cold T'o Persist
Ann Arbor was more annoyed
than damaged to find its lawns
and streets hidden beneath a fresh
half inch of snow yesterday.
But in other sections of the
Midwest, traffic was halted,
schools closed and utilities im-
paired as the worst March bliz-
zard in years swept across the
country from New Mexico to the
Canadian border, according to the
Associated Press.
In many parts of Ohio, the
freakish unseasonal snow-Spring
is only nine days away--was' from
six to 12 inches deep. Some parts
of the South Side ake Front of
Chicago were blanketed by a foot
of drifting snow.
Texas had its coldest weather
of the year with a reading of three
below at Amarillo. Bemidji, Minn.,
in the Paul Bunyan country ap-
peared to be the coldest spot on
the weather map recording 36-
below weather.
Although the U.S. Weather Bu-
reau in Ypsilanti predicts no fur-
ther snow, warm clothes are in
order when the center of the
cold air mass hovering to the west
engulfs Ann Arbor.
Robins seen in the local area
ar'e probably sorry they jumped
the gun and wished.they "stood in
The temperature in Ann Arbor
is expected to rise over the week-
end, the weather bureau claims, so
it may be helpful to hibernate
until Saturday.

U,' East Quad
Hold Meetings
On Food Costs
Cooperation Sought
By Food Committee
Initial steps to secure coop-
eration between University offi-
cials and East Quadrangle resi-
dents on the "food situation"
were taken yesterday as Robert
P. Briggs, University vice-presi-
dent, met with Bob Gardner and
Jerry Ryan, members of the five-
man food committee.
The University declined to make
any statement on the breakdown
of food costs at present, but
"promised cooperation in the fu-
ture," according to Ryan.
Statement Soon
Francis C. Shiel, director of the
residence halls, told The Daily
that the University was preparing
a statement on the meeting which
will be announced "soon." The
Daily was unable to contact Vice-
President Briggs.
The meeting grew out of a
broadcast over WHRV which fea-
tured criticisms of the food situa-
tion by an East Quadrangle resi-
Large Response
Mrs. Marie D. Miller, WHRV
program director, said yesterday
that her office had been deluged
with "a tremendous number" of
telephone calls from students and
townspeople concerning the
A check with West Quadrangle
residents revealed no organized
protest against food services there.
"The preparation and service of,
food has improved considerably
here," according to Eugene Lamb,
president of the West Quadrangle
students Hear
Democrats Warned,
Republicans Organize
The Young Democrats were
warned of an uphill fight with the
press of Michigan last night in
a talk by Bob Carson, publicity
director of the State Democratic
And on the other side of the
political ledger, the Young Repub-
licans approved a constitution that
puts the new group in line to peti-
tion for official University recog-
Carson, speaking at a policy
meeting of the Democrats, told
the group that 57 Michigan news-
papers are registered with the Re-
publican party, while only one is
listed as Democratic. He urged the
Young Democrats to publicize the
party platform on campus.
A request from MYDA for sup-
port in its campaign for rerecog-
nition brought from the Young
Democrats an agreement to defer
a~ction until MYDA takes its case

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