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VOL. LIX, No. 16 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1948
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Babson Quits as A
eVVtoes -l e lan
In Light Vote
To BAd. Council
In one of the lightest votes ever
recorded in an all campus election
halfback WaltTeninga, '50, was
chosen junior student member of.
the Board in Control of Intercol-
legiate Athletics yesterday.
In the Business Administration
School election, the constitution
for the new Bus. Ad. Council was
ratified by a 253 to 23 vote. Twelve
members of the Council were
elected. They are:
LEE H. CLARK, Jack L. Doney,
Patricia H. Hall, Rubert M. Kash,
Donald E. Kenny, Martin Mar-
sack, Raymond R. Schwartz, Ted
Ward, John B. Watkins, Edward
Wisniewski, Edith Wartsman and
A total of 322 votes were cast
in the athletic board election.
Student Legislature Election
Committee Chairman Jake Jacob-
son attributed the light vote 'to a
lack of knowledge on the part of
the students and the fact that
cashier's receipts were required for
Te other student member of
the 14 man board is Pete Elliott.
Faculty members of the board
are, Professors Carl Brandt,
English; J. H. Cissel, Engineer-
ing; R. C. Hussey, Geology; S.
C. Graham, Zoology; A. C. Cur-
tis, M.D.; J. E. Tracy, Law
School; H. C. Carver, Mathema-
tics; and M. L. Niehuss, Vice
President of the University.
The faculty advisor to the group
is Prof. Ralph Egler.
As a rewardtfor knowing the
second verses to some of Mich-
igan's famous songs, including
"The Yellow and Blue." 10 stu-
dents are going to the contest be-
tween Purdue and the Wolverines
in Lafayette, Ind., this weekend
as guests of the University of
Michigan Club of Detroit.
William. B. Crawford, vice-pres-
ident of the organization, offered
the prizes at the Pep Rally which
was held at Ferry Field the night
before the game between the Wol-
verines and Oregon.
THE CLUB IS providing trans-
portation, meals, and a ticket for1
each of the 10 winners and their
chaperone, Miss Marie Hartwig,c
associate supervisor of physical
They will board a bus at the
east entrance of Hill Auditorium
at 7:30 Saturday morning; fromE
where they will drive to Milan to
board a special train on the Wa-
The students making the trip
are: Patricia Ann Goble, a jun-
ior in education from Lansing;
Linnea M. Jylha, L.S.A. senior
from Negaunee, Mich.; Diana1
M. Lahde, reshman in educationE
from Ann Arbor; Lilias C. Wag-
ner, lit school junior from Ann
Arbor; Barbara Jo Ream, sen-
ior in L.S.A. from Somerset, Pa.
ALSO MAKING the trek are:
Harry E. Miles, engine school soph
from Saginaw; Martin L. Boyle,
a Milford, Mich., lit school soph;
Eugene B. Freed, education senior
of Statesville, N.C.
The list is completed with Heinz
R. Hoenecke, L.S.A. seniorhfrom
Plymouth, Mich.; and John F.
Neh an, a Detroit lit school sen-
Ruthven To Greet
WSSF Delegates '
By RUSS CLANAHAN
Inflation, labor, and housing were the issues on trial last night
in the Washtenaw County Courthouse when two professors, Democrat
Preston Slosson and Republican Harold Sponberg, squared off in an
old-fashioned free-for-all debate.
Speaking before a beyond-capacity audience, Slosson-Demo-
cratic candidate for Congress from this district-and Michigan State's
Sponberg, a Republican state speaker, traded expert verbal punches
for an hour and a half.
Leading off the debate, Sponberg immediately attacked President
Truman's proposal to spend more public money as encouraging infla-
tion. Instead, he urged more production as the cure for inflation.
He pointed to the Dewey and Warren administrations in New York
and California as proof that "taxes can be cut and the public debt
Sponberg also charged that "Truman took off wage controls
when there was still a critical shortage of goods." This, he said,
was what forced prices up. He added, however, that "it is too
late now to put price controls back on."
Slosson bitterly denounced the Republican tax cut as "contributing
to inflation by allowing more money to remain on the market to
compete for scarce goods, thus boosting prices."
Strongly defending the Taft-Hartley Labor Act, Sponberg said
it was needed "to bring labor and management into balance." He
particularly commended the sections prohibiting secondary boycotts,
jurisdictional disputes, and'the closed shop.
He admitted that "the act isn't perfect," but said the only
two sections that should be changed are those prohibiting unions
to express political opinions, and the clause requiring all union
officers to be non-Communists in order to get the services of the
National Labor Relations Board..
Attacking the Taft-Hartley Act, Slosson hit particularly the
clause which "makes a trade union responsible for the individual
disruptive acts of its members." He admitted that "there was a
good case for labor legislation before Taft-Hartley." However, he
felt that such a bill should have been- restricted to banning both
strikes and company profits in public utilities during labor disputes.
Both debaters agreed that the Taft-Ellender-Wagner federal
housing bill should be passed. Sponberg, however, minimized the lack
of housing by asserting that "the problem is beginning to level off."
Slosson retorted that much postwar construction had been luxury
building, and not low income housing."
(From Associated Press Reports)
Truman, Warren, Wallace, and
Harold Ickes all figured in the
latest political moves yesterday.
President Truman said in Jer-
sey City it is the "sacred duty" of
American voters to prevent a "re-
turn to reactionary government"
in the United States and a result-
ing world "tragedy."
MEANWHILE IN Madison, Wis.,
the Republican record in state wel- '
fare legislation was put forward by
Gov. Earl Warren as an example
of "Republicanism in practice"
and a guide for the future under
a GOP national administration.
"I am proud to say that in the
mlain it is in those states with
Republican administrations that
you will find the most progres-
sive records, the sounues. pio-
grams in the field of human
welfare," he said.
In Washington, Harold L. Ickes,,
in a telegram asked Gov. Thomas
E. Dewey where he stands on con-
servation of natural resources.,
ICKES, FORMER Secretary of
the Interior under Presidents
Roosevelt and Truman, said he'
was particularly concerned because
Dewey has "sponsored, enthusias-
tically and without reservation,
many Republican members of the
80th Congress whose principal in-
terest seems to be recklessly to ex-
ploit what remains of our national
And in Portland, Henry Wal-
lace said the government is
building Arctic air bases, dredg-i
ing European harbors, and help-E
ing "unfortunate Arab chiefs"
while Americans "suffer in squa-
lor, waiting and waiting for ade-
Whether or not world govern-
ment would be practical at this
time was discussed last night at
the first of a series of roundtables
sponsored by the United World
The six tardy coeds who came
home with police escorts all the
way from a Detroit opera are
today free from blame for their
"When they did not catch the
bus as was planned, they
phoned their housemother, who
gave them the necessary emer-
gency permission, which was
subsequently approved by the
Office of the Dean of Women,"
women's judiciary chairman
Pat Hannagan said.
The University added its
plaudits to those of the girls in
thanking the Detroit police and
the Wayne and Washtenaw
County sheriff's offices for
joining forces to bring the gals
back to Ann Arbor in record
e bunhintg of
Ied Atom Plan
of State Marshall has ordered an
international campaign to "de-
bunk" Russia's latest proposal for
control of atomic energy.
Undersecretary of State Robert
A. Lovett said today the order
came from Marshall in Paris.
* * *
LOVETT SAID Marshall acted
after the French radio reported
that Russia was retr'eating from
her previous demands on the con-
trol of atomic energy and was
making a concession to the West-
"The retreat is entirely imag-
inary," Lovett told President
Truman's new advisory commis-
sion on inflation.
VISHINSKY PRESENT FOR BERLIN DEBATE-Andrei Y. Vish-
insky, Russia's deputy foreign minister, reads a French Socialist
newspaper as he sits in his place on the U.N. Security Council
in Paris during opening debate on the Berlin crisis. After taking
copious notes as the U.S. presented its view, he expressed boredom
and discarded the pencil and earphones to concentrate on reading
the paper. Yesterday he declared Russia would not participate in
* * * *
Small Natons o De a
Lif t of Ruslssian Blole kadetl
By The Associated Press
While the Russians announced large-scale maneuvers in the
Berlin air corridor yesterday, small non-Soviet members of the United
Nations Security Council were reportedly preparing a demand that
Russia lift the Berlin blockade.
The British claimed the Russians dropped live bombs 12 miles
northwest of Berlin. At the same time, British Royal Air Force bombers,
He explained that the
problem" still remains:
* * *
'U' Speaker Ban
By LEON JAROFF
Dave Babson resigned as chair-
man of the campus chapter of AVC
last night after a stormy session,
the largest in the chapter's history,
rejected a resolution condemning
Communist participation in AVC.
True to his earlier promise, Bab-
son, with six of his followers,
walked out of the meeting imme-
diately after the measure was
soundly defeated, 91 to 54.
IN A STATEMENT to The
Daily, Babson stressed the point
that although he was resigning
from the local chapter, he would
remain a member of the national
AVC at least until AVC's national
convention takes a stand on the
Upon Babson's departure, the
membership voted by a 2 to 1
margin to accept his resignation
as chairman, but called for his
return as a member of the local
chapter by a nearly unanimous
Babson's opponents reiterated
earlier charges that he had proved
himself incompetent by making
"ill-founded" charges against AVC
members, and further, had done
so without first clearing the
charges with the executive com-
ED TUMIN, treasurer, and one
of Babson's consistent supporters,
admitted that he and Babson had
erred in some of their statements,
but stated that h'e did not consider
this grounds for a motion demand-
ing Babson's resignation.
Everett Bovard, vice-chair-
man, who took over the gavel
after Babson had gone, and
their association with Babson
and his policies. However, a res-
olution demanding their resig-
nation was tabled.
Earlier, therephadbeen heated
debate over the proposed Civil Lib-
erties Forum which has been can-
celled once already because of the
University's refusal to allow Carl
Winters, Michigan Communist
Party boss, to speak on campus.
* * *
THE MEMBERS finally decided
to hold the meeting off campus,
where it will not be under the
University's jurisdiction and voted
to fight the University speaker's
It was then that Tumin pre-
sented the resolution upon which
Babson had promised to stand
or fall. The text of the resolu-
tion was summed up in the last
point, which read:
"While we defend the rights of
Communists to participate in or-
ganizations of their own making,
or where they are Welcome-we go
on record as emphatically discour-
aging the entry or continued
membership of members of the
Communist Party in AVC."
Tumin, in clarifying the mean-
ing of his resolution, explained
that "in a sense, it means that we
request Communists to resign.
The voting down of the resolu-
tion and Babson's walk-out fol-
Space provided in the Union for
the meeting proved to be inade-
quate as a steady flow of new
members and spectators crowded
the room and overflowed into the
Although there were many new
f aces among the AVC members, all
veterans who voted last night had
paid at least their $1 local dues.
Ed Tumin, who had supported
Babson's charges that the first
meeting was controlled by a Com-
munist faction, admitted to the
members that, as far as he could,
acertain, "this meeting is not
ascertain, "this meeting is not
iushees To Make
"Do you get international in-
SL Will Assist
The Student Legislature's voting
registration assistance program
for state and out-state students
will go into effect Monday.
A booth will be open in the
basement of Angell Hall from 8
a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday according to
John Swets, SL campus action
* * *
LOCAL RESIDENTS, including'
all married men and their wives
will be able to register at the
booth on Monday from 1 to 5 p.m.
An assistant city clerk will be on
State residents must send in-
formation, including name, sex,
birth place and date, marital sta-
tus, husband's name, husband's
birthplace, marriage date, where
last voted and Ann Arbor address
to their city clerk.
* * *
SWETS said that the city clerks
will send back a form which must
be filled out, notarized and re-
turned by October 13.
Outstate students will be able
to get information on registration
procedures in their home states
from the SL booth.
Tour for '48
Plans of the Varsity Debating
Team were outlined last night by
Ray Nadeau, Debate Director, and
Edd Miller, Director of Forensics,
in the organization's first meeting
of the year.
An extensive program is planned
for this year, including inter-col-
legiate debates with the nation's
leading schools. Talks and discus-
sions will be given before luncheon
clubs, high school assemblies, and
other college groups.
The first in a series of speech
assemblies will be given Octo-
ber 20. The program will fea-
ture a debate between two teams
of varsity debaters on a highly
interesting and provocative is-
sue; resolved, "That the Michi-
gan Daily does not represent stu-
dent opinion on campus."
The Debate Organization will
meet regularly at 7:30 p.m. every
THOSE WHO WERE unable to
attend the meeting last night are
urged to come next Wednesday. No
previous debate experience is nec-
droned outfrom England and dumped 17'/2 tons of live bombs on spection,and do you get elimina-
( th Norh Se islnd o Helgolad.tion of the veto in carder to make
theNorh Sa ilan ofHelgolnd.international inspection effect-
* * . *
AMERICAN AIR OFFICERS said the increasingly frequent Soviet
warnings of air activity are intended to harass the Allied airlift. Far
from harassed, however, Gen. Lucius D. Clay yesterday announced
an increased food ration for blockaded Berliners this winter.
Meanwhile, authoritative sources reported that one of the
small countries on the Security Council would introduce, probably
next week, a resolution to carry out American-French-British
demands to end the blockade.
Under the resolution being drafted, the Council then would
T oao m pn au call for a meeting of the four-power Council of Foreign Ministers on
Two of a four-man panel argued the whole German question.
that a world federation is not only .ustion
possible at this time but necessary
to prevent future wars. THIE FAST-WEST struggle continued unabated on two other
The other members argued that issues-atomic energy and arms reduction-with Russia clashing with
a world federation is not practical
in the near future because nations
which couldn't agree inside the
existing United Nations wouldn't
agree in a more inclusive interna-
Irwin Robinson, president of the
local UWF chapter, and Samuel
Dudley, vice-president and former!
West Virginia UWF officer, sup-
ported the founding of a world
government now. Samuel Molod
and Pamela Wrinch, of the polit-
ical science department, argued
that such government is not prac-
tical, but they believe it may well
come at some future date.
tB*y The Associated Press)
LANSING - Extensive mock
battles are planned Saturday and
Sunday near Ann Arbor by units of
the Michigan National Guard.
said tonight Jewish forces at-
tacked the Egyptian Army on an'.
Egyptian-held sector of Pales-
tine and were repulsed. The sec-
tor was not further identified.
LONDON---About 50 Royal Airl
Force bombers droned out to blast
Helgalond with 171/2 tons of live
bombs tonight in RAF war exer-
* * *
the West again in the Assembly's political committee.
Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky accused
the Western Powers of blocking world disarmament for the last
29 years and demanded that the big four cut their forces by one-
(W ith mSovie,0 f t Uy,, B e/%
F viabeOfiia Sy
DURHAM, N.H.-(,)-A top state department official said that
while the United States seeks peace, it may "not be possible" to avoid
war with Russia. He added, however, that the department will pro-
ceed "on the assumption that it is possible."
The statements were made by Assistant Secretary of State
Charles E. Saltzman in a prepared address at the University of New
* * * *
"WE ARE EXERTING our utmost effort to avoid war," he said
"We hope to win this conflict this side of war, by patience,
calmness and'spiritual fortitude. Perhaps this will not be possi-
ble but we shall proceed on the assumption that it is possible."
He stressed the idea that the United States is working on the as-
sumption that peace "is possible" and that the prospects for main-
taining peace will be greater to the extent that this country is ready
to preserve its security and freedom "at all costs."
Russia's latest proposal was
submitted to the United Nations
General Assembly in Paris last
Saturday by Deputy Foreign
Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky.
SL opef uls
A meeting of prospective candi-
date's for positions on the Student
Legislature was held last night in
order to allow the students to get
acquainted and at the same time
publicize their names to the stu-
The candidates attending the
meeting were: Herbert Burgel,
Mary Inman, Marcia Ames, Joan
Johnson, Bill Clark, Jack Gannon,
Susan Sirs, Gellert Seel, Marvin
Lubeck, Calvin Klitman, Eliot
Charlys, Delores Olsen, Nancy
Stenbuck, Bill Starr, John Kunkle,
James Karraf, Bill Hooker, Ken
Bottle, Jim Brown, Howard John-
son, Frank Butorac, Joyce Clark
and L. Moll.
Oficer Sis pen<ded
Suspension of Ann Arbor Police
Lieutenant-James Ogilby was an-
nounced yesterday by Chief Cas-
per N. Enkemann, who charged
Ogilby with "conduct unbecoming
He did not elaborate.
Ogilby, a veteran of 14 years
with the department, requested a
hearing before the Ann Arbor po-
lice commission. It was set for
'RELAX-HIT THE SACK!'
Students Learn While Asleep,
Carolina Teacher Convinced
By JANET WATTS .
Legalized classroom sleeping may be the keynote of education in
A graduate student and instructor at the University of North
Carolina is convinced after two years of experimenting that the
brain can absorb useful sound during sleep.
HOWEVER, DR. EDWARD WALKER, of the psychology depart,
ment here, believes that "passing examinations on the basis of in-
formation learned in this way might be difficult."
The experiments used to determine whether people could
DEEP ARE THE ROOTS?
Big ow rs Elm 11i rewoo d
By BLUMA MAE ZILBER
A Century's worth of tree was
blown over yesterday by a stiff
He then heard the sharp,
cracking sound of wood break-
ing, and looked out of his win-
side, and that if the wind had
been coming from another direc-
tion, it probably would not have