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Latest Deadline in the State


Steel Makers
Face Price
,Boost Probe
Congress Seeks
Cause of Raise
By The Associated Press
steel makers will be asked to ex-
plain there $5 a ton price boost
next Thursday before the Joint
YEconomic Committee of Congress.
Chairman Taft (R-Ohio) an-
nounced this as a "unanimous" de-
cision of the Senate-House body.
It came after Senator Ball (R-
Minn.) suggested that Attorney
General Tom Clark look into
possible anti-trust aspects of the
The sudden upturn in steel
found Washington still trying to
figure out the meaning-in terms
of jobs, business, and inflation-
of the early February drop of food
commodity brices.
Next month's easter trade will
give businessmen a tip-off, Clague
said in his January job report. It
{ will offer "some test" of the pub-
lic's, attitude-whether consumers
will postpone buying in expecta-
tion of further price drops.
Taft, after a closed session of
the Economic committee, told re-
porters that two or three "typical
steel leaders" would be called in to
explain their price policy.
These general trends were voted
1.So far the price declines have
been limited to a comparatively
small group of farm products.
''There has been no evidence of
lessening in the firm effective de-
mand for goods and services."
2. Clothing and textile makers
are preparing for a big Easter. Em-
ployment in these industries hit
new postwar highs in January-
1,375,000 in textiles and 1,373,000
in apparel-while most other in-
dustries suffered, the usual mid-
winter decline.
3. A special BLS price study
yesterday, appraising the retail
effect of the market break, gave
Y this report on consumer goods
other than foods: "Latest reports
from manufacturers indicate no
widespread declines and some ad-
t GOP Leaders
Agree to Rent
Law Extension
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21-(A)-
Republican leaders in Congress
agreed today on a 30-day exten-
sion of rent controls to give time
for full consideration of a longer
range bill.
Present controls are due to run
out February 29-a week from
The House will vote on the stop-
gap measure Tuesday, with the
Senate acting later in the week.
Meanwhile, Senator Taft of
Ohio, Republican policy leader,
said the Senate will go ahead with
its debate of a 14-months exten-
sion bill. The Senate began dis-
cussing that measure yesterday.
Rep. Wolcott (Rep., Mich.),
chairman of the House Banking
Committee, said the 30-day exten-
sion would change the present law
in only one way. The change would

bar eviction of families from low-
cost public housing units because
their incomes have risen above the
limits originally set for occupants
of such quarters.
Wolcott said such families could
not be forced to give up their liv-
ing accommodations unless other
adequate quarters were available
for them.
Taft said he hopes to bring the
14-months extension to a vote by
Tuesday, sending it across to the
House. Wolcott, whose committee
will handle the bill, said several
days of hearings will be held be-
fore the House acts on it.
UWF Presents
Hitchcock Film
"The Lady Vanishes" will be
presented at 8:30 p.m. today and
tomorrow at the Kellogg Audi-
torium by the Art Cinema League

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State 'Progres sives' Form Party

CAMPUS EXLORERS-Buck Dawson (left) and Dick ilMing prepare for the take off on the
northernmost part of their weekend trip into Canada's snow lands. With George Spaulding and
Don Todd, two other University students, they drove 500 miles due north, and then flew by plane to
Quirk Lake, 40 miles further, for old-fashioned "roughing it" with nature.

U.S. Rejects
Russian View
On Germany
Western Powers
To Hold Conference
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21-(AP)--
The United States today rejected
a Russian protest against a forth-
coming American-British-French
meeting to organize the economy
of Western Germany.
The U.S. blamed Russian poli-
cies for making the meeting nec-
Undersecretary of State Robert
Lovett sent a note to Soviet Am-
bassador Alexander Panyushkin
declaring -that "the failure of the
Soviet Government to observe the
principles of economic unity" in
Germany "impels the other thiee
powers" to organize the German
economy in the interests of both
German and European recovery.
The note was worded with un-
usual bluntness.
Lovett told Panyushkin flatly
that Russia's protest against the
three power meeting which opens
in London Monday "can only be
construed as an effort to shift the
responsibility incurred by the Sov-
iet Government itself for the pre-
sent division of Germany."
Russia has protested that the
Three Power talks on Germany
would violate the Potsdam agree-
ment. Russia interprets that as re-
quiring all German national prob-
lems to be handled jointly by all
four of the occupying powers.
The ultimate aim of the London
Conference is unification of all
Western Germany as one of the
basis for the European Recovery
Prof. Rovill in
Is .dead at 67
Prof. Eugene Etienne Rovillain,
67 years old, a teacher of French
literature in the Romance lan-
guage department for 28 years,
died late Friday in St. Joseph's
Mercy Hospital, the department
announced yesterday.
(There will be no funeral serv-
ices, in accordance with Prof. Ro-
villain's wishes).
Born in France in 1881, Prof.
Rovillain took his A.B. degree in
history at Columbia University,
and his master's at the University
of Michigan. He joined the French
faculty here in 1918, teaching con-
tinuously until his retirement in

Intrepid Four Tell Tall Tales
Of Interlude in North Woods

Go North This Winter!
That's a new twist in travel
talk, but four members ofPhi
Gamma Delta fraternity did it
last week-end and had a whale of
a time.
The intrepid four-Don Todd,
George Spaulding, Buck Dawson
and Dick Illing-drove to Blind
River, Ontario, 500 miles due
north, then hopped by chartered
ski-plane to Quirk Lake, 40 miles
by air and 100 by snowshoe.
'Live Off the Land'
The law of the woods left them
free to use a trapper's cabin as a
base of operations. Some staple
provisions had been brought along,
but their aim was to live off the
land as much as possible.
This meant snowshoeing over
Quirk Lake and chopping fishing
holes through three feet of ice.
Benes Keeps
Czech Cabinet
From Splitting
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia. Feb.
21-(AP)-President Eduard Benes,
ailing and tired, continued to holdI
the Czechoslovakia government to-
gether tonight by resisting com-
munist pressure.
He told the Communists, from
Premier Klement Gottwald on
down, that he would not allow
anything but a parliamentary gov-
ernment with parties now in the
national front continuing to be
represented. He also declared he
would not allow the Communists,
the largest single party: to be ex-
Benes thus refused to accept the
resignations of the ministers of
three anti-communist parties in a
deadlock over alleged communist
attempts to institute a police state,
and rejected communist demands
for a clear-cut pro-Soviet govern-
The social democrats yesterday
stood by the other three anti-com-
munist parties in the five-party
government in their demands that
the Communists rescind an order
for the replacement of eight non-
Communist police supervisors in
Prague and nearby districts. But
they did not tender their resigna-
tions from the Government along
with the other parties.

"That was rugged work," Daw-
son recalls. "We must have chop-
ped 50 holes before wefound out
where the lake trout were biting."
Roast Quilless Porcupinpe
They treed a brace of porcu-
pines, ate one, and brought the
other home to prove to their
doubting friends that roast por-
cupine, with quills removed, makes
as fine a meal as you'll find any-
Illing, who's been doing research
on guided missiles, went out deer
hunting. He spotted a few but
didn't bag any, whereupon the
rest of the crew dubbed him "the
misguided missile expert."
The weather? "Cool." Todd re-
ports, "-about 35 below." He and
Dawson, ex-ski troopers, kept
warm enough, but Spaulding took
an hour each night and morning
to crawl in and out of two (2)
sleeping bags.
Back to Civilization
They'd packed their duffel and
were all set to fly back to civiliza-
tion when a snowstorm came up.
It looked as if they'd be cutting a
few classes. But the pilot, who, like
all good bhsh pilots, earns his keep
by getting in and out of places in
a hurry, took off anyway.
The whole expedition had come
off without a hitch until, back in
Ann Arbor and cruising down
Packard street, they plowed into
the local fire chief's car, and their
hitherto modest expenses sky-
Dawson pointed a moral for
blase University students: "The
North Woods may sound remote,
but they're only a full day's drive
from here. You couldn't find a bet-
ter place to lose a week-end."
World News
A t a Glance
By The Associated Press
Feb. 21-President Truman told
Puerto Ricans in an address to-
day they should have the right to
determine their relationship with
the United States.
Senator Taft (R-Ohio) called
tonight for United Nations en-
forcement of the decision to par-
tition Palestine.
LONDON, Feb. 21-Russia's de-
mand for American dollars and
United States insistence upon
withdrawal of occupation troops
emerged 'tonight as the main
blocks to four-power agreement
on an Austrian peace.
Harold E. Stassen today invited
Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New
York to join with him in a dis-
cussion of the "vital issues of
American and Republican poli-
cy. "

Initiate Drive
For Wallace
Hope for 250,000
Petition Signatures
By The Associated Press
LANSING, Feb. 21--The Pro-
gressive Party was formed in
Michigan today, dedicated to the
election of Henry A. Wallace as
president of the United States.
From nearly every section of the
state nearly 1,000 delegates or-
ganized what they believe will be
a "Gideon's Army" to sweep Mich-
igan for the new Third Party.
Included in the delegation
were more than 10 students
and townspeople who left Ann
Arbor early yesterday morning
to add that community's voice to
the Wallace battle.
The delegates returned home to-
night armed with petitions to put
Wallace's name on the Novem-
ber election ballot. A call was
made for 250,000 signatures, al-
though only 9,980 are needed.
By formal resolution, the organ-
izing conference promised a sub-
sequent state convention with reg-
ularly elected delegates and
"We will now make this
pledge: that Michigan voters
will not be forced between the
lesser of two evils. They will be
given a real choice next Novem-
ber in every election contest-a
choice between progress and re-
action, between candidates who
represent the interests of the
people and those who represent
the interest of big business and
"But the decision as to whether
to place a full state and local
ticket in the election next fall
will rest with the state conven-
It was reported the new party
would wait to see what the old line
parties do before picking its ticket.
Revolt Spreads
In 'Solid'_South,
Civil Rights Program
Divides Democrats
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21-(~)-
Fifty Democratic congressmen
from 11 states of the old confed-
eracy sought additional recruits
today in their rebellion against
President Truman's civil rights
They and five southern gov-
ernors will voice their criticism
of the anti-segregation, anti-poll
tax, anti-discrimination program
to national chairman J. Howard
McGrath Monday.
The governors are Laney of Ar-
kansas, Cherry of North Caro-
lina, Thurmond of South Caro-
lina, Jester of Texas and Tuck
of Virginia.
McGrath has promised to pass
along their complaints to Presi-
dent Truman, now in the Carib-
bean for an inspection tour and
The rebellious southerners had
some advice today from Senator
Byrd (Dem., Va.), who has op-
posed some similar legislation in
the past.
He told them to hold their fire
but keep their powder dry.
The Virginian explained to a
reporter that he wants the south

to be sure where it is going be-
fore it breaks any traditional po-
litical ties.

Fonville BreaJ
Record as OSJ
Ohio State's track team defeat-
ed Michigan 601/2 -531/ in a dual
meet at the fieldhouse last night
-but the big noise of the evening
came from Charles Fonville,
Michigan's sure-fire Olympic rep-
resentative, who boomed the 16
pound shot exactly 56 feet 10%
inches to break his own world's
record, which he set only two
weeks ago in Fast Lansing.
Fonville stepped into the circle
four times last night, and each
time he lofted the iron ball over
55 feet, in one of the most re-
markable performances ever

... conducts concert here
Karl Krueger
Will Conduct,
Concert Here
The Detroit Symphony Orches-
tra, under the direction of Karl
Krueger, will present a concert
including Beethoven's Eighth
Symphony at p :30 p.m., tomorrow
in HillAuditorium.
In addition to the Symphony,
the program includes:
Prelude to "Parsifal" by Wag-
ner, Rondo from Richard Strauss'
"Till Eulenspiegel"; excerpts from
Debussy's "Martydom of San Se-
bastian"; and Roumanian Rhap-
sody No. 1 by Enesco.
Marking its thirty-third season
as a unit, the Symphony appears
for the 40th time on campus, and
its third concert here under the
direction of Krueger.
Once deteriorated to the point
where it was giving no concerts,
the Symphony has had a ,great
rejuvenation since Krueger took
over in 1943.
A native American born in Kan-
sas and educated in Vienna, Krue-
ger had already had the distinc-
tion of creating two major or-
chestras in this country.
Spring Weather
Slightly Delayed
CHICAGO,-Feb. 21 - (P) -
Floods, cold, snows and freezing
rains harassed parts of the coun-
try today and a weather fore-
caster observed dismally, "spring
still is a long way off."
Temperatures dipped below zero
in North Dakota, Wisconsin,'
Minnesota and Michigan, but a
gradual warmup was forecast for
much of the midwest. However,
forecasters said another bulge of
cold canadian air would start
down into the midwest Monday

ks Shot Put
U Triumphs
staged in the State Street sports
Duff Paces OSU
However, the efforts of Fon-
ville and Herb Barten, Wolverine
distance star, who turned in vic-
tories in the mile and half-mile
events, just weren't enough, and
the Buckeyes, paced by amazing
Lloyd Duff, and displaying the
fine all-around team balance
which is expected to bring them
the Big Nine indoor title, pulled
into an early lead which they
never saw threatened.
Duff, who won four events
when he appeared here last year,
nearly duplicated the feat. in last
night's meet. The versatile Buck-
eye won blue-ribbons in both the
high and low hurdles, captured
the broad-jump easily, and tied
Wolverine Ed Ulvestad for first
in the pole vault, to personally
account for 19 of OSU's markers.
Barten Takes Mile
Michigan got off to a scant one
point lead when Herb Barten
coasted to an easy victory in the
mile. What had been booked as a
terrific dual between Barten and
Bill Clifford, Ohio star, turned
into a run-away for the Maize
and Blue star who turned on the
steam in the next to last lap, left
the field a good 50 yards behind,
and jogged in to win in 4:27.5.
The Buckeyes bounced right
back in the 60 yard dash when
Fred Johnson outfooted Mich-
igan's Val Johnson and broke the
tape in :06.3 seconds.
OSU increased its lead as Harry
Cogswell captured the 440, and
Val Johnson once again earned
place money for Michigan. Cogs-
well's time was 50.5 for the quar-
Duff's First Win
Duff turned in his first triumph
in the high hurdles, and Dick
Maxwell gave the Bucks a sweep
of the first two places as he
edged Clay Holland for the run-
ner-up spot.
Don Washington of OSU and
Michigan's Justiri Williams staged
a ding-dong battle in the two-
See FONVILLE, Page 6
Kiss To Talk
On Christianity
Hungarian Professor
On Tour of Country
Prof. Ferenac Kiss, internation-
ally known anatomist from the
University of Budapest, Hungary,
will speak on "Evolution and His-
toric Christianity" at 4:30 p.m. to-
day in Lane Hall.
A survivor of the Nazi occupa-
tion of Hungary, Prof. Kiss is on
a speaking tour of the United
States and Canada. He will be pre-
sented here under the auspices of
Michigan Christian Fellowship.
Although Prof. Kiss openly re-
sisted Nazi efforts to expel Jews
from his university during the
war, he was the only member of
the faculty to escape death or im-
prisonment by the invaders.
A specialist in nerve tissues
Prof. Kiss has written research
See picture of Prof. Kiss
Page 3
papers in four languages. He has
also just published a cyclopedia on
anatomy. In addition to his talk
today, he will address the Rotary

Club Wednesday on the topic,
"Contemporary Student Life in
the Balkans."

If the Gophers knew how,
they didn't show it as they
butted their heads against the
Cowles "conception of zone all
night." The result was a multi-
tude of missed shots, ball-
handling errors and general all-
around ineptness.
Michigan, on the other hand,
had very ,little trouble solving
Minnesota's man-to-man defense.
Numerous mental slips permitted
the classy Wolverines to sink a
good percentage of shots.
And when an orthodox oppor-
tunity weren't handy, the Maize
and Blue 'men were busy meshing
a variety of hooks, pivots and
jump shots that had the capacity
crowd of 16,250 looking on in
amazement and disgust.
Especially proficient at rack-
ing up the points from all angles
was Mac Suprunowicz and Don
McIntosh. The hustling Sup-
runowicz caged 6 field goals and
4 free throws for 15 points. At
one point in the second half the
clever Wolverine forward put
in 9 straight points to break the
Gopher's morale and any
chance of getting back in the
ball game.
McIntosh was right behind him
in effectiveness with 13 markers
on six fielders and a gift toss.
One time the Michigan "intramu-
ral refugee" hooked one back over
his head.
Big Jim McIntyre, who had the
conference scoring lead until to-
night, was almost completely
shackled by the persistent 'Mich-
igan zone. The elongated Gopher
center was held to 8 points, his
lowest effort of the season.
L a2J 'Z OIMON11IflS iS
History Talk
To Be Given
Series Finale Will Be
Made By Dr. Niebuhr
Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr, professor
of applied Christianity _at Union
Theological Seminary, will de-
river the finallecture in the Lane
Hall series on "The Interpreta-
tion of History" at 8:15 p.m. to-
morrow in Rackham Lecture Hall.
Speaking on the Protestant in-
terpretation of history, Dr. Nie-
buhr follows Rabbi James Heller
and Prof. Mortimer Adler, who
last week presented the Judaistic
and Neo-Scholastic points of view,
Since joining the seminary fac-
ulty in 1928, Dr. Niebuhr has pub-
lished numerous books for an in-
ternational audience. Among them
are, "Discerning the Signs of the
Times" and "Children of Light
and Children of Darkness."
Dr. Niebuhr's latest major work,
the two-volume "The Nature and
Destiny of Man," was completed
during the war. He is the editor
of two periodicals: "Christianity
and Society" and "Christianity
and Crisis."

Paces Attack
For Michigan
Zone Defense
(Special to The Daily)
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 21-Mich-
igan's drive toward its first Big
Nine basketball championship
since 1929 continued unabated
here tonight with a 56-45 victory
over an ineffectual Minnesota
Only in the opening minutes
were the Gophers in the ball game
against the deliberate, tantalizing
Wolverines, whose zone defense
worked to perfection. Michigan
Coach Ozzie Cowles told Minnea-
polis newspapermen on his arrival
that he wouldn't have his team
use a zone because "Minnesota
knows how to break a zone by

College Newspaper Meeting
Ends with Banquet, Dance

Topped off with a banquet at
the Union and a dance at the
League, the first all-student con-
vention of college newsmen ended
last night.
First of its kind in the history

of newsgathering, talking over
training programs in the after-
Urging delegates to stick with
college newspaper work, Bruce
Campbell, Daily member 25 years

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