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Latest Deadline in the State







SJewish A irplanes Bomb Arabs

Marks First
Aerial Attack
In Holy Land
Pre-Easter Battle
Near Bethlehem
JERUSALEM, March 27-(P)-
Four Jewish planes bombed a con-
centration of Arabs today in a pre-
Easter pitched battle which en-
veloped a Jewish motor convoy
near Christ's birthplace.
The Arab press said 35 Jews
were killed; an earlier Jewish re-
port said 25 Jews and 30 Arabs
were injured.
The convoy was raked with gun-
fire from Arab roadblocks near
the pools of Solomon, about a mile
south of Bethlehem.
After the Jews had been driv-
en off by the Arab attack, the
Jewish planes attacked the
Arabs concentrated around the
vehicles, a government press re-
lease said.
The battle marked the first time
that aircraft bombs have been of-
{ ficially reported used in the bloody
Jewish-Arab strife. There have
been previous reports of Jewish
reconaissance flights.
According to the official account
the Jews abandoned the convoy
after the Arabs had raked the sur-
rounded vehicles with bullets.
Gunfire swept Jerusalem only
a few hours before church bells
will ring for Easter Sunday. Bul-
lets whined near the Church of
the Holy Sepulcher, said to be
the site of the tomb of Christ's
The planes used by the Jews in
the convoy battle were not de-
scribed in detail. The Jews are be-
lieved to possess only small com-
mercial aircraft. However, mili-
tary observers said such planes
may be fitted for carrying bombs
up to 25 pounds under each wing.
Meanwhile at Lake Success, an
Arab spokesman said the Arabs
of Jerusalenm would protect Chris-
tian, Moslem and Jewish holy
places in Jerusalem.
Isa Nakhleh, UN representative
of the Arab higher committee of
Palestine, made this statement in
commenting to newsmen on a sug-
gestion by the Jewish Agency for
Palestine that 10,000 Danish and
Norwegian troops protect holy
places in Jerusalem after the Brit-
ish leave.
Wallace Group
Plans Meeting
P rogressive Party
Sponsors Peace Rally
In conjunction with Progressive
Party peace rallies being held all
over the nation this week, the
student group of the Washtenaw
County Wallace for President
Committee will sponsor a foreign
policy meeting at 8 p.m. tomorrow
at Smith's Catering.
The student group, which was
officially recognized by the Stu-
dent Affairs Committee last week,
is holding the meeting in an ef-
fort to indicate that "national
foreign policy is leading the coun-
try into war, and how this trend'
can be stopped," Jack Lucas, party
member. said.
Speaking at the meeting will
be Ernest Goodman, chairman of

the Lansing conference at which
the state Progressive Party was
founded, and Prof. John Shepard,
of the psychology department.
A program concerning the
countrywide Peace Rallies will be
presented by the Washtenaw
County Progressives at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday over Station WPAG.
SL Petitions

Blizzards, Tornadoes Strike Nation

By The Associated Press
Blizzards, high, winds and tor-
nadoes ushered in Easter Sunday
with aroar of unreligious destruc-
tion throughout the nation last
A huge wall of ice was driven
inshore from Saginaw Boy as a
savage gale struck Michigan.
At least four cottages were dam-
aged on the short north of Bay
City and about 10 others endan-
A 40-mile an hour wind was re-
ported pushing the ice in from the
bay in a glacier-like six-foot high
Peril Erased
The wind shifted from northeast
to north during the day, tempo-
rarily easing the peril.
Elsewhere in the state, the
weather struck with perverse fury
to banish the spring temperatures
3f the past few days.

At Grand Rapids, railroad of-
ficials blamed a heavy snowfall
for the crash of a fast Pere Mar-
quette streamliner into the rear of
a freight train. One person was
reported injured.
23 Fatalities
Tornadoes and gales that ripped
into eight states have added 23
more fatalities to March's vicious
weather rampage. The new deaths
brought the nation's eight day
storm death tool to 78.
The latest rash of twisters -
which struck last night in the
South and Midwest-also injured
more than 100 persons and caused
property damage of several mil-
lion dollars.
Snow, Hail, Rain, Wind
A March mixture of snow, hail,
heavy rains and strong winds
trailed the twisters in the Mid-
west. Destructive winds and hail

storms hit parts of Alabama and
Last night's tornadoes killed 19
persons in Indiana, three in Ala-
bama and one in Louisana. Twis-
ters, or gales, also struck parts of
Illinois, Missouri, Georgia, Missis-
sippi and Tennessee.j
The storms, striking last night,
followed by exactly one week a
similar series of twisters that
killed more than 40 persons from
Texas to New York.
West Central Indiana was hard-
est hit by the new tornadoes.
Twelve were killed in the little
town of Coatesville, which has 350
population. The winds smashed
25 homes and several business
houses there.
Danville, a town of 2,000 popula-
tion 20 miles west of Indianapolis,
was half flattened by the winds,
but only one person was killed.

Sigler Plans
Inspection of
Hospital Here
Maternity Center
Funds Requested
Gov. Sigler will inspect the Uni-
versity Maternity Hospital tomor-
row at the request of President
Alexander G. Ruthven who has
asked him to come and see for
himself how badly a new hospital
is needed.
'Members of the House Ways
and Means committee and the
Senate Finance Committee have
indicated that they may reject the
University's request fTr funds to
complete the maternity center, ac-
cording to an Associated Press
Fiscal Shortage
They base their action on the
state's fiscal shortage and the
fact that it is the only project in
the state building program which
has not been carried past the point
of stoppage, the Associated Press
Concrete foundations have been
laid for the new building but the
work was stopped a year ago be-
cause of lack of funds. Estimated
cost of the hospital with a 90 bed
capacity is $1,700,000.
Hospital a 'Disgrace'
The present hospital, which is
50 years old, has been declared "a
disgrace to the state" by Dr. Nor-
man F. Miller of the Medical
Legislators see no threat to Uni-
versity's $9,750,000 administration
and operating appropriation, nor
to funds for completion of other
construction programs now under-
way on campus the Associated
Press report said.
The administration and operat-
ing grant is $1,687,000 higher than
was received in the current fiscal
year, but falls $700,000 short of the
amount requested by the univer-

Student Gripes
Bring Cheanges
In East Quad
Food Troubles Ease
As 'U' Cooperates
Evidences of University coopera-
tion in changing the East Quad
food set-up are already apparent,
Jerry Ryan, president of the East
Quad food committee, told The
Daily yesterday.
The changes followed submis-
sion of a report by the commit-
tee to University officials. The re-
port contained 40 specific com-
plaints sagainst East Quad food
service and preparation and sug-
gestions for changes. It was con-
sidered in detail Friday afternoon
at a meeting of University ad-
ministrators and members of the
East Quad committee.
Among the changes that have
already been effected are: speed-
ing up of food lines, more thor-
ough cooking of potatoes, elimi-
nation of moist trays and posting
of menus one day in advance of
Changes which the University
intends to initiate "as soon as pos-
sible" include: a 10-minute exten-
sion of breakfast service hours,
"seconds" or reserving of certain
dishes, better preparation of sal-
ads, serving of milk with all ce-
reals and greater luncheon variety.
Certain of the changes recom-
mended by the committee were
flatly denied, mostly for reasons of
cost, Ryan said. These include
proposals for a lower starch con-
tent in 'menus, reimbursement for
meals which residents miss and
daily serving of jam for break-
Advertising Agent
Will Speak Here
Ernest A. Jones of McManus,
John and Adams, Detroit advertis-
ing agency, will meet with The
Daily business staff Monday,
March 29. +
The meeting will be open to the

Vandenberg First; Wallace,
Stassen Follow in Daily Poll

This week's Daily poll by
Roundup Reporters gavefavorite
son Arthur H. Vandenberg a wide
lead in the Presidentialrace, with
Henry Wallace and Harold Stas-
sen virtually tied for second place.
One hundred and thirty-eight
University students were ques-
tioned at random by Roundup re-
porters this week. Support for
Vandenberg zoomed sharply up-
ward as compared to the first pres-
idential poll taken a month ago
while Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's
stock took a tumble.
Vandenberg netted support
from 32 per cent of those ques-
tioned. In second place were
Wallace and Stassen with 15 and
14 per cent respectively.
Dewey, who led the first poll last
month, lost ground according to
this week's tabulations with only
10 per cent of those questioned
supporting him.
Biggest increase over the former
poll was shown by "Ike" Eisen-
hower who got nine per cent of
votes cast in the poll. He was
barely in the running during last
month's poll which came shortly
after his statement renouncing the
presidential candidacy. The in-
crease may be due-to recent "Draft
Defense Funds
Boost Hinted
WASHINGTON, March 27-(P)
- Senate Republican leaders
talked today of boosting national
defense funds between two and
three billion dollars and earmark-
ing a billion for the airforce.
Ghairman Tagft (Rep., Ohip)
told a reporter that the Senate Re-
publican Policy Committee will re-
view the entire military situation
at a meeting next week.
He said this will involve discus-
sion of President Truman's call
for revival of the draft and for
universal military training. The
GOP members will do some talking
about costs, he said.

Eisenhower" moves in both par-
Incumbent President Truman
also took a diprcompared to the
first poll, gaining only eight per
cent of those polled this week.
Sen. Taft got four per cent while
two per cent of those questioned
went for Gen. MacArthur and
Gov. Warren. The remaining
four per cent were undecided.
Here's a recapitulation of the
Vandenberg ............ 32%
Wallace ................15%
Stassen ................14%
Dewey .................10%
Eisenhower ..............9%
Truman........ ....8%
Taf t ................ . ... 4%
MacArthur ...............2%
W arren ....... . ..........2%
Undecided .............. 4%

EASTER SCENE-Typical of University students who paused
today in observance of the joyous Easter season are Jean Leonard;
and Dick Hait shown leaving the Presbyterian Church after
Christendom Fills Churches
To Celebrate Easter Holiday,
All Christenidom will gather in churches, outdoor amphitheatres
and wayside meeting places today to celebrate the most joyous of all
Christian holidays, the commemoration of the Resurrection of Christ.
A world searching for new hope and a lasting peace will throng
churches to hear sermons on Christ's victory over death. Hymns and
anthems in praise of the Risen Savior will be raised in triumph, su-
perceding the solemnity and sadness of Good Friday observances.
Jerusalem Tradition
In Jerusalem, churches will hold the traditional Easter services
despite intermittent gunfire in all sections of the Holy City, according
to the Associated Press. Some worshippers are expected to brave the
shooting, as they did for Goode

'M' Tankmen
Mann's Mermnen
Take 13th Crown
That unlucky thirteenth NCAA
swimming title which has eluded
the grasp of the Michigan swim-
mners since 1941 was finally cape'-
ured last night as the men of
M"ann defeatedhOhio State and a
field of over 30 other schools in
the Varsity Pool.
It wasn't until the last event,
the 400-yard freestyle relay, was
over that the title was secure. But
as Michigan coasted in with a
third place and Ohio State
dropped to fifth, the Wolverines
added four more points to their
two-point lead to win the cham-
pionship, 47-41.
Mann Tossed in Pool
A jubilant Matt Mann, soaking
wet from being tossed in the pool
by his excited charges, cried
happily that "It's been a long
time coming, but I'm glad it's
Leading 41-39 going into the
final relay, Michigan needed to
finish one slot ahead of the Buck-
eyes to clinch the title. Forgetting
the field and swimming only Bill
Zemer, his Ohio State foe, Dave
Tittle held a slight advantage at
the end of the first leg.
Then Bill Kogen and Bob De-
Groot dove-and here the meet
was decided. Kogen swam beauti-
fully to gain almost a body length
over the Buckeye. Harry Holiday
and Bill Smith were next and the
"Flying Hawaiian" managed to
pick up almost a yard on the Wol-
verine captain. Dick Weinberg in-
sured the victory by edging past
Halo Hirove as the VWf'e
finished eight-tenths of a second
ahead of Mike Peppe's crew with
a 3:32.7 showing.
MSC Is First
Michigan State was first and
Iowa was second in the relay, but
the important news came in the
third place spot. Michigan State
won the event in 3:31 flat and
Yale was fourth to round out the
Joe Verdeur of little LaSalle
College in Philadelphia heaped
quite a bit of glory upon himself
too. The world's record-holder
in the 200-yard breaststroke shat-
tered his own mark of 2:16 flat
with an amazing 2:14.7 clocking.
But that wasn't all. Dr. Edward
See VERDEUR, Page Seven
Dewey Takes
Campaign into
Middle West
WASHINGTON, March 27-0')
-Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's deci-
sion to campaign in Wisconsin
and Nebraska was tabbed today
as a sign of weakness by his op-
ponents for the GOP presidential
On the Democratic side of the
fence, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, de-

clined to join two of her sons,
Franklin D., Jr., and Elliott, in a
walkout on President Truman.
Senator Thye (Rep., Minn.) told
a reporter he thinks the New York
Governor's move into Wisconsin
"is a threat that he recognizes
the growing strength of Harold
E. Stassen."
Thye is backing Stassen, former
Minnesota governor, against
Dewey and Gen. Douglas MacAr-
thur in the April 6 Wisconsin pri-
mary. Twenty-seven Republican
delegates are the stake.
Meanwhile, Stassen announced
today he would stay out of the
California Republican Presidential
primary June 1.
This will leave Gov. Earl Warren
uncontested for the state's 53 na-
tional convention delegates there
unless a slate is filed for Gen.
Douglas MacArthur.
And in New York, James A.
Farley said he could not conceive
of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Compromise Rent Control Bill
Criticized by Local Chairman

"Remote control" - not rent
control will be the effect of the
Senate-House rent control bill
now awaiting President Truman's
signature, Wilson White, chair-
man of the Washtenaw County
Rent Control Board, said yester-
"The compromise is really a
continuation of the same old gag.
The final decision is still not on
the local level," White said.
Veto Power Ends
Under the old law, a Federal
Housing Expediter in Washington
exercises veto power over local
board recommendations. With the
new bill, enacted to extend con-
trols one year, local recommenda-
tions opposed by the Housing Ex-
World News
By The Associated Press
Emergency Board today proposed
a raise of 1512 cents an hour for
railroad engineers, firemen, and
switchmen, retroactive to last Nov.
ROME, March 27 - Italy's
Communist boss, Palmiro Tog-
liatti, told a crowd of 100,000 to-
day the three western powers
"want to use Trieste to start
n M l-a -'A ,,1

pediter automatically go to a Fed-
eral Emergency Court of Appeals.
The court is obligated to uphold
a local board's recommendations
if they are based on "adequate"
and "substantial" evidence, the
Associated Press reports.
White dismissed the possibility
of a state court decision as "no
different." In both cases, the final
decision would ,be made "without
ever seeing the property in ques-
Rent Problems Individual
"The original House Bill to put
final rent control authority in
local hands, (which the Senate
strongly opposed) was on the
right track. Every rent problem is
a different situation," White ex-
Washtenaw OPA Director, Wil-
liam Hamilton received White's
praise for doing his job despite
"lack of authority and employe
"Rent control, which is now
provided for until March 31, 1949,
will be with us forever, if feeble,
unintelligent legislation on this
complex problem continues.

Friday rites.
Many churches will begin the
day with sunrise services marking
the early morning discovery of
the Empty Tomb by "Mary Mag-
dalene and the other Mary" of the
Biblical story.
Later, Easter breakfasts, which
have become almost a tradition in
some churches, will be followed by
the morning worship service. In
anticipation of record - breaking
crowds, a large number of
churches have scheduled two
morning services.
Easter Lily, Bonnet
The re-awakening of all life at
this time of the year will find ex-
pression in the Easter lily and the
Easter bonnet, and among chil-
dren, the traditional Easter eggs
and Easter rabbit-all symbols of
ancient and uncertain origin.
Adding to the color, and as per-
ennial as Easter itself, will be the
Easter finery slated to be worn for
the first time today (weather per-
mitting). Traditionally a har-
binger of spring, the new garb
should briig lots of mild weather
if increased retail sales during the
past week are any indication.
A quick shift in the weather is
likely to modify some plans as to
Easter attire, however. Storms
sweeping east across the nation
have made a strong bid for a re-
turn to furs. Snow flurries are
predicted for the Easter while'
the great plains areas will enjoy
mild temperatures. In lower Mich-
igan, the skies are expected to
clear although the chill air will

U.S. Officials
See Military
Aid for Europe
WASHINGTON, March 27-(/P)
-Responsible officials now believe
the United States will have to fur-
nish arms as well as economic aid
to strengthen Western European
nations against Russia.
Some authorities speculate that
Congress may be asked to revive
the wartime lend-lease principle
of arming nations whose defense
is in the interest of American se-
Decisions Expected
Presumably decisions will be
made by top administration offi-
cials in the near future and Euro-
pean governments have been or
will be consulted on their own es-
timates of their requirements.
-Meanwhile, House leaders expect
to ram the $6,205,000,000 Foreign
Aid Bill to passage next week by at
least a three-to-one vote.
To Stem Communism
They are so confident that
Speaker Martin told a reporter
the leadership isn't even polling
members on which way they will
The bill is intended to use Amer-
ican cash and miilitary "know
how" to help Europe and China
stem the menace of Communism.




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Bring or mail them to the Student Publications Building.
The editorial office is on the second floor.
Send poetry, fiction, one-act plays, essays, book reviews,
"feature articles"-anything. Or come and talk it over with
any of The Daily's senior editors who will be responsible for
this magazine. Their names are: Dick Maloy, Harriett Fried-

Flowers, Chicks Descend on Campus

It was a streamlined Easter
bunny that came hopping into
town this morning.
Sparked with all the variations

Candy was also packaged ink
large chocolate eggs. A wide va-
riety of hollow eggs were offered,
the largest having a "14-inch di-
ameter, and selling for $15. Most
students limited their appetite-

A State Street florist said that
her problems included matching
suits and choosing flowers for
people with allergies. She added
that most people are conservative

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