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Latest Deadline in the State


Student Play
Center Being
Bu ilt at Camp
Will Serve as
War Memorial
Plans for the establishment of
a huge Student War Memorial
Recreation Center were revealed
yesterday with the announcement
that the first phase in the pro-
gram is under way.
The Center, which will be con-
structed over a period of years on
the site of the University Fresh
Air Camp, is designed to afford
z student groups with the facilities
for winter and summer entertain-
ment and t6 extend the present
value to the camp as a recrea-
tional center for underprivileged
As the first step in the pro-
gram, a resolution to accept
the offer of Assembly Associa-
tion, to winterize the main
lodge at the camp was accepted
by the Fresh Air Camp Execu-
tive Committee. The offer was
condltiongid on the construction
by the University of a new roaf
for the lodge.
Present plans call for the un-
dertaking of specific projects by
s interested groups rather than a
direct solicitation of money.
Funds have already been raised
by the West Quad Council for the
purchase of a motor launch for
the camp and the Inter-fraternity
Council and Panhellenic Associa-
tion have promised to provide the
money for a modern style boat-
house. .
Announcement of a gift of
$125 from the Farm and Garden
Club of Ann Arbor for the pur-
chase of a radio-phonagraph
also was made at the meeting.
In the past, the camp was used
exclusively by un derprivileged
children who were selected for
their two week vacations by local
social agencies. Thus an attempt
was made to solve their malad-
justments and to offer educational
experience to psychology, sociol-
ogy education and social work
The camp was first used by stu-
dent groups for weekend parties
early last fall.
Talent Array
To Be Present
At Track Meet
One of the finest arrays of in-
i dividual talent ever to be assem-
bled in Yost Field House will be
on hand at 7:30 tonight for the
running' of the Michigan AAU
track and field meet.
At least 12 Olympic possibili-
ties will be among the over 300
of the nation's leading competi-
tors who are expected to give the
Michigan arena's record book a
thorough going over.
Shot Put Record
Heading up the long list of out-
standing performers is Michigan's
Charlie Fonville who just last
week established a new world's
indoor shot put record with a tre-
mendous heave of 56 feet 6 /2
Only one human being has ever
thrown the shot further. Jack
Torrence of LSU tossed the sphere
57 feet one nine, 14 years ago out-

doors in Oslo, Norway.
Pressing Fonville for individual
honors is Bob Richards, pole-
vaulter, formerly of the University
of Illinois and now representing
the Illinois, Athletic- Club.
Olympic Possibilities.
Richards has already soared
fourteen feet six inches which is
the best mark recorded this sea-
son and seems certain to be Amer-
ica's number one Oympic pros-
pect in his specialty.
Other definite Olympic possibil-
ities who seem certain to break
at least half of the existing Field
House records are as follows:
John Twomey, running for the
Illinois Athletic Club and who has
run the two mile in 9:13 this year;
Bill Mack, Michigan State
freshman, who is running un-
attached due to eligibility rules,
and who ran second to Gill Dodds
in the New York Millrose Games
when the "flying parson" estab-
lished a new American record for
the mile run;
Quentin Bresiford, Ohio Wes-

Oppose Fee Hike.
By more than two to one, students interviewed by The Daily yes-
terday condemned the University's boost in non-residential tuition
fees without a proportionate increase in resident fees.
Of 30 students contacted, eight were out-state non-veterans,
the only group directly affected by the hike. All eight were against
a boost for outstate students only, although none of them claimed
that the new rates would force them to withdraw from the Uni-
The 20 students who objected to the increase as it now stands

Group of 300
Backs Wallace
For President
Uionist Hits Truman
'Anti-New Deal' Role
Approximately 300 residents of
Washtenaw county met last night
in the Masonic Temple to organ-
ize a county-wide Wallace for
President Committee.
Students, faculty members and
townspeople gathered to hear
Mort Furay, international vice-
president of the United Public
Workers of America, and Alan
Brown, of the state executive
committee for Wallace, discuss
the Wallace Program and the or-
ganization of county, state, and
national groups for Wallace.
Furay said that President Tru-
man has completely repudiated
the principles of Roosevelt, and
has systematically replaced New
Deal cabinet members with mili-
tary men and representatives of
Wall Street.
Brown discussed the practical
aspects of Wallace's running,
pointing out that the presencenof
a third party will awaken in-
creased interest in political issues.
He cited historical examples of
the influence of third party move-
ments in the United States, and
urged the audience to work for
the Wallace program which would
bring peace, not war, prosperity,
not depression.
Sphin x Take
24 Members
Sphinx, Junior Men's Honorary
Society, initiated 24 new members
on campus yesterday afternoon
and later welcomed them official-
ly at a banquet.
Dean Walter B. Rea and Prof.
Peter Ostafin were the principal
speakers. Bob Harrison, president,
and Louis LaPierre shared the
toastmaster duties.
The new members include: Ir-
vin Wisniewski, Robert Schoen-
dule, William Kogen, John Mc-
Carthy, Gus Stager, Jack Higgins,
Richard Hitt, Jim Smith, Paul
Wallace, Doug Parker, Doug
Wicks, and Blair Moody.
Others are Dick Hait, Harold
Jackson, Fred Otto, Dick Wein-
berg, Harold Morrill, Richard Ri-
fenberg, Tom Tillman, Bill Baurle,
Bob Marshall, Gene Derricotte,
Russ Smith and Harold Raymond.
Ullr Ski Club Trip
Plans for the Ullr Ski Club trip
to Cadillac this weekend have
been cancelled according to Bob
Hall, president of the club. c

''held that the present policy dis-
criminates against non-residents.
Nine students, declaring the
new hike to be completely justi-
fied, argued that non-residents do
not pay taxes toward the support
of the University, and that fees
at comparable universities are still
much higher than the new rates
Vet students, both instate and
outstate, whose fees are covered
by the G.I. Bill, were about even-
ly divided on the issue.
Price Drop
Three students objecting to the
boost mentioned the nation's re-
cent sag in prices, but only one of
them claimed that this would
cancel out the need for any tui-
tion raise at all.
Typical student comments fol-
Jane Yale, '49, outstate non-
vet: "A tuition increase was need-
ed but it seems to have been a
little overdone. A proportionate
increase for residents and non-
residents would have been fairer.
I earn part of my expenses, and
haven't written home yet, but I
don't think the increase will force
me to withdraw."
Increase Justified
John Murdock, Grad., instate
vet: "The increase seems justi-
fied. Tuitiion fees here are very
small compared to the outland-
ish fees charged at Eastern uni-
Al Farnsworth, '48, outstate
non-vet: "The raise ought to be
proportionate, and should be bal-
anced by some raise in faculty
salaries. On the other hand, one
of the University's biggest draw-
ing cards has been the education
it has afforded for a compara-
tively moderate cost. But the cost
is goinmsteadily up."
Bruce Lockwood, '49E, outstate
vet: "Costs have increased and
non-residents pay no taxes to
help support the University..
That's why the raise for non-res-
idents seems justified."
Ruth Spore, '49SM, outstate
non-vet: "I think the increase
was waranted, but I don't under-
stand why it wasn't divided be-
tween in-state and out-of-state
Will Observe
Day ofPrayer
University students will join
with students the world over in
the observance Sunday of World
Day of Prayer, sponsored locally
by Inter-Guild.
An afternoon student worship
service, a cost dinner and a short
evening program with Dr. Her-
rick Black Young as speaker have
been planned for the day.
Dti. Young, secretary of the
department of missionary per-
sonnel of the Presbyterian Board
of Foreign Missions, has long
been associated with students. He
is a trustee of several foreign col-
leges and a member of student
committees in this country.

Slosson Says
ERP Is Not
Predicts Passage
Of Marshall Plan
The Marshall Plan was not de-
signed to stop Russian expansion
in Europe, Prof. Preston W. Slos-
son told an overflowing audience
at the Union last night, pointing
out that Russia was originally in-
vited to cooperate.
However, Russia's opposition is
perhaps fortunate, Prof. Slosson
said, "because from the stand-
point of practical politics" it prac-
tically assures the plan's passage
by Congress.
Value to Us
Explaining the features of the
Marshall Plan, to the ADA spon-
sored meeting, he pointed out
that of the goal of 17 billion dol-'
lars, about two-thirds will go di-
rectly to American producers and
indirectly to American labor.
Answering the argument that
the Marshall Plan should be re-
jected because Europe is not help-
ing itself, Prof. Slosson stated that
the aid supplied will not be de-
signed for direct consumption, but
rather will go to "make Europe
Won't Aid Socialists
Another misconception of the
Marshall Plan pointed out by the
speaker, is that it will aid na-
tions basically socialist.
"It would be impossible," Prof.
Slosson said, "for beneficiary na-
tions to spend a single cent of this
aid to purchase private industry."
The Marshall Plan is the only an-
swer, he feels, to the maintenance
of economic systems in Europe
,based on private ownership of in-
Whether administration of the
Plan is by the State Department
or by a separate board, is unim-
portant as long as it is headed
by men of high caliber such as
George C. Marshall, Dwight Eis-
enhower, or Bernard Baruch,
Prof. Slosson summed up.
Preuss, Heady
Support Sin de
The action of the Senate For-
eign Relations Committee in vot-
ing to place the Marshall Plan in
the hands of a single administra-
tor was advocated by Profs. Law-
rence Preuss and C. Ferrel Heady
Jr., of the political science depart-
ment, in interviews yesterday.
"This method of administration,
which is essentially that formulat-
ed by the Brookings Institution,
should be accepted if only in re-
turn for Senator Vandenberg's
support," Prof. Preuss said
"A concession on this point
would insure the bi-partisan sup-
port upon which the success of the
Marshall Plan depends."
One Man Desirable
"The use of a single adminis-
trator for the Marshall Plan is
preferable to setting up a board
because the plan will require quick

decisions and flexibility in its
execution," Prof. Heady stated.
The plan adopted is a compro-
mise devised to place administra-
tion outside the State Department,
and at the same time provide for
clearance of policy decisions with
the State Department.
Powerful Administration
"Creation of a new agency out-
side the State Department reflects
the feeling in Congress that the
State Department is not equipped
to handle such a far-reaching eco-
nomic program,' ' Prof. Heady
"Granting of cabinet rank to
the newgadministrator should
make him powerful enough to get
cooperation from other agencies,
particularly if he has the full
backing of the President. This of-
ficial, when appointed, will prob-
ably be the most important off i-
cer in the executive branch, aside
from the President, during the pe-
riod when the Marshall Plan is
getting underway," Prof. Heady

Republicans Lash
Truman Policies,
Divide Over HP
Dewey Advocates Requested Sum
Taft ProposesAppropriation Cut
By The Associated Press
Republicans lashed out at administration's foreign and domestic
policies in Lincoln Day speeches last night, but divided over funds
needed for the European Recovery Program.
Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York and Senator Robert A. Taft
of Ohio, two of the leading candidates for the Republican presidential
nomination, differed over Marshall Plan appropriations. They previ-
ously had taken opposite stands on universal military training, with
Dewey for it and Taft against.
Speaking in Boston, Dewey said President Truman's foreign
policies "should be thrown overboard-lock, stock and barrel."
As for the Marshall Plan, he said, no one knew how much it
would cost in the end. But he saidP

PORK CHOP PRICES TUMBLE-Don Kwetchen, clerk in a
Minneapolis chain store, was kept busy keeping up with price
changes as food prices dropped in the wake of commodity market
declines. Here he posts new quotations\on pork chops, 49 cents
a pound for center cuts, 39 for rib end cuts. They were 15 to 20
cents higher last week.
Economist, Merchants Agree
Depression Is INot Inevitable
________ s ,4 [0Rf f 6

No "real depression" is inevita-
ble, although the present price
trend downward may continue,
retail procers agreed yesterday
with University economists.
"The level of current demand
appears adequate to support the
present high level of prices and
production," Prof. Gardner Ackley,
of the economics department,
World Grain.,
Soap, Cotton,
CHICAGO, Feb. 12--UP)-The
loud plop of U.S. commodity
prices still echoed around the
world today. Soap and more grain
products joined the growing list
of shopper items on the way down
at home.
Major U.S. exchanges were
closed today for the Lincoln Day
holiday and traders in most for-
eign markets appeared to be
waiting to see what direction
American markets will take Fri-
day. Exceptions were Singapore
and Manila. There prices dropped
sharply on the stock exchanges.
Many foreign markets declined
earlier in the week in sympathy
with falling American quotations.
Prices of all grains skidded
downward in Winnipeg, only grain
exchange open. Closing prices
were at the day's lows.
Cotton prices slumped at Alex-
andria, Egypt, only cotton ex-
change operating.
The National Association of
Retail Grocers said a survey it
made of independent retail food
stores showed prices had fallen
on flour, bacon, ham, lard, vege-
table shortening, eggs, butter,'
pork and in some cases beef. The
Association said its survey cov-
ered key states in every geograph-
ical area and that the cuts re-
sulted from declining commodity,
prices. It said the cuts were not
"leaders," an item sometimes sold
at no profit to attract buyers to{
the stores.
Orchestra To Play
Concert Sunday
A few tickets remain for thej
Minneapolis Symphony orchestra
concert, Dimitri Mitropoulos con-
ducting to be presented at 7 p.m.
The concert marks the third ap-
pearance of the orchestra on cam-
pus under the sponsorship of the,
University Musical Society, and is
fifth in the Society's Extra Con-
cert Series.

commented, although he agreed
that lower prices would not nec-
essarily result in a depression-
level of production.
Three Per Cent Drop
Retail grocerymen reported av-
erage price drops of only three per
cent in flour, sugar, meat prod-
ucts and bread, but expect cut-
backs would reach them from the
wholesale level within a week.
"With this crazy panic-selling
market, its almost impossible to
predict how far the reductions will
go and what consumer goods will
be effected," one merchant com-
mented, while Prof. Ackley assert-
ed that anyone drawing conclu-
sions now is "guessing,.
Compared to Twenties
All - grocers said that price re-
ductions made so far, if any, were
on new stocks purchased from
wholesalers since the price reces-
sion began last week.
Prof. George R. Anderson, of
the economic department, con-
curred with Prof. Ackley, compar-
ing the present situation with
market conditions prevailing in
1920-21. During that period, he
pointed out, the wholesale price
index dropped from 167 to 92, us-
ing 1926 as a base year.
IFC Signs Up
175 Rtishees
Tomorrow Last Day
For Men To Register
Over 175 men signed up for
spring rushing at the Interfra-
ternity Council office the first two
days of registration, IFC reported
All men interested in rushing
this semester who have not al-
ready signed up must do so
at the IFC office on the
third floor of the Union between
3~ p.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow, Hank
Newman, IFC publicity chairman
said. There will be no late regis-
tration this semester, Newman
Rushing will begin Sunday with
an open house at all fraternities
which are rushing this semester
and will last until April 3.
Those fraternities which will be
rushing are: Acacia, Alpha Sigma'
Phi, Chi Psi, Lambda Chi Alpha,
Kappa Sigma, Pi Lambda Phi, Psi
Upsilon, Theta Psi, Zeta Beta Tau
and Zeta Psi.
The list continues with Sigma
Alph Mu, Phi Sigma Delta, Trian-
gle, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Nu,
Theta Chi, Sigmahi, Phi Kappa
Sigma and Delta Chi.

he would rather provide the full
sum requested "than so limit it
with an amount which might fail
to do the job."
The administration has asked
$6,800,000,000 for the first 15
Taft, speaking in the home state
of a third GOP aspirant, Harold
E. Stassen, advocated at St. Paul,
Minn., a "hard boiled plan" to
give Europe aid for "only those
projects of clear economic value"
to the beneficiaries.
He urged a cut in the 15-
months' proposed outlay to limit
assistance to essential food and
pump-priming industrial aid.
Dewey proposed that the
Marshall Plan be used to pro-
mote a federation of free Euro-
pean nations.
Stassen told a party rally at
Germantown, Pa., that the Soviet
Politburo is trying to "tear down
the economy of Europe" by oppos-
ing the Marshall Plaa.
He said the United States
should remain strong, help to
strengthen the United Nations,
guard against "bubble booms and
depressions," and "bring our world
economy policy in line with our
foreign policy."
World News
At a Glance
By The Associated Press
ALLAHABAD, India, Feb. 12-
The ashes of Mohandas Gandhi
were dispersed in the holy waters
of India today in one of the largest
funerals of all time.
While about 3,000,000 watched
from the banks, a white-painted
amphibious army craft-a lowly
"duck" churned to the middle of
the confluence of the Ganges and
Jumna Rivers. Gandhi's son Ram-
das kissed the copper funeral urn,
touched it with his forehead, then
poured the ashes mixed with milk
of a sacred cow into the water.
* 4 * a
hopes Detroit had for more nat-
ural gas to relieve its severe
shortage were dimmed today by
the Federal Power Commission.
Despite warnings of a new
cold wave, the agency said lit-
t%, if any, more natural gas
would be available.
* * *
Hans Eisler, Hollywood composer,
today was ordered deported by the
Immigation and Naturalization
A spokesman for the agency said
an order had been'signed, giving
Eisler voluntary deportation to
any, country of his choice except
to contiguous countries.
LONDON, Feb. 12-Britain to-
day denied Russian charges that
she had a secret anti-Soviet "deal"
with Hitler in,'1938.
Veterans' Checks
Student veterans who haven't
received their subsistence checks
should report to Rm. 100A of the
Rackham Building today so that
the VA can trace the delayed pay-

'U' Contingent
To Fight UNIT
In Washington
Will Present Campus
Petition toCongress
Approximately 30 University
students will leave Ann Arbor to-
morrow for Washington to partici-
pate in the National Youth As-
sembly against Universal Military
Training, which will be attended
by delegates from colleges
throughout the country.
A two-day program, staztlxig
Sunday, is planned, which will In-
clude roundtable discussions, pan-
els, reports and resolutions.
Take Petitions
In conjunction with the tp,
275 students signed petitions
against UMT yesterday at a booth
set up on the Diag by YPCM.
The petition urges Congress to
vote against the Towe Bill or any
other measure that may be ad-
vanced for UMT, and will be pre-
sented to Congressmen who will
visit the Washington Assembly,
according to Miriam Levy, '48, one
of the national sponsors of the
Non-Partisan Assembly
The University delegation will
be composed of interested indi-
vidual students, as well as mem-
bers of various campus organiza-
tions including YPCM, SRA, ADA,
and AVC.
The Assembly is a non-partisan,
non-political move, designed "to
make Michigan's voice heard in
the prtest against UMT," Miss
Levy pointed out.
Any students interested in mak-
ing the trip should contact Miss
Levy at 3034 Stockwell, or Jack
Lucas at 6748. Busses have been'
chartered to leave Lane Hall at
10 a.m. tomorrow, and will return
Tuesday morning.
Court :Issues
Order to City
Must Show Cause
For Services to 'U'
An order to the city of Ann Ar-
bor to show cause why it, should
not be restrained from providing
services to the University or other
agencies outside of the city, was
issued Tuesday by Circuit Judge
Robert M. Toms of Detroit. +
The order is a result of a peti-
tion from Ann Arbor attorney
William Lucking who claimed that
local citizens are paying 25 per
cent of their taxes for services
rendered to the University.
Lucking alleged that the drain
on the city's finances has caused
the fire department to be under-
manned and that many city em-
ployes have been fired because of
a shortage of funds. He is seeking
to force the University to pay a
greater share of the operatihg
costs of the city of Ann Arbor..
The city is required to appear
in court on April 19 in response to
the court order.
Sex Rears Head
At Northwestern

GI A Rarity on Home Scene,
Much in Evidence in Germany

EDITOR'S NOTE: First of a series
of articles on the German occupa-
tion. contributed by a University stu-
dent who has just returned to this
country after 18 months on the staff
of Stars and Stripes, famed Army
That unique animal called the
American soldier has pretty much
disappeared from the American
scene-a scant 500,000 are scat-
tered in installations throughout
the country-but in occupied Ger-
many he is very much in evi-
dence, both as a source of irrita-
tion and amusement to the na-
To another specialized section
of the populace, namely the fe-
males, the Amerikanischer soldat
is also a means at support, espe-
cially now that the PXs feature



tion soldier, (3) the way the oc-
cupation soldier spends his spare
The first experience with the
Constabulary was in the spring of
last year. I was cruising down the
autobahn-super highway - be-
tween Frankfurt and Heidelberg
in a beat-up jeep that leaned to
one side, as if it was limping.
Suddenly, an American soldier
with a yellow and blue striped hel-
nfet liner leaped out in front of
me and flagged me down. "Sorry,
you'll have to report to the lieu-
tenant. You were speeding."
The lieutenant, a man of great
dispatch, was located in a trailer
by the side of the road. He promp-
ly set up shop, -court martialed my
driver and found him guilty of do-

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