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VOL. LIX, No. 28 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 ,1948
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Sigler Hits Critics,
Sees Better WES
By JOHN DAVIES
"The Workers' Educational Service has never 'been discontinued
-it's just been improved," Gov. Kim Sigler told The Daily last night
at a Washtenaw County Republican campaign dinner.
The WES program "is not being given up," he explained. "It is
being changed here and there ... Regents and administrative officers
of the University have concurred in these changes. I anticipate the
new program will be in the public interest."
GOV. SIGLER also said "nothing is farther from the truth" than
that he is "being pressed by one of the great industries of the State
to give up this program of workers' education."
(He was referring to yesterday's statement by UAW-CIO ed-
ucation director, Victor G. Reuther who charged the Board of
legents and Gov. Sigler with "complete submergence to the
General Motors Corp.")
"It is beyond the imagination to think a governor so presump-
tuous" as to fire a University professor, Gov. Sigler said in reply
to a charge that he was responsible for dismissing Arthur A. Elder,
former director of the Workers' Educational Service.
* * * *
THE CHARGE was made in a CIO-sponsored leaflet handed out
at the dinner. None of the statements on this paper were "within 14
miles of the facts," the governor said.
Earlier, President Alexander G. Ruthven said Elder's position
has been discontinued because "administrative responsibility .,.
has been transferred to the director and executive committee of
the Extension Service.".
In an informal address after the dinner, Gov. Sigler said "this
election is a question of whether the radicals, reds and pinks, who
have hitched on to the Democratic Party, or the Republicans" will win.
* * * *
PREVIOUSLY, in a statewide campaign broadcast, he explained
how the State government had been streamlined by merging the
budgeting, purchasing and accounting offices into the Department
This gives the governor "tools of management which he has
lacked," without ,interfering with any other State government
bodies, Gov. Sigler said.+
The .Fep iblicans also plan to create a national Department of
Administration "after Dewey and Warren are inaugurated," Gov.
** ** *
IN A QUESTION-and-answer period, the governor told The Daily,
that Demcratic.gtibernatoriat ca Mlmen Wlli a&
radio dai neito'ii xozvley "were trying to get a little free pub-
licity" when Crowley accused Gov. Sigler "of having something to hide"
in a radio broadcast Oct. 10.
State Labor Leaders Threaten
To Withdraw WES Support
Robert S. Waldrop has resigned
as director of the University Vet-
erans Service Bureau effective
November 15, Provost James P.
Adams announced yesterday.
Richard A. Correll will succeed
him in the post which Wadrop
will leave to become dean of stu-
dents at Vanderbilt University.
Correll has been assistant director
and coordinator of veterans affairs
at Willow Village since Jan. 10,
WALDROP has been director of
the Veterans Service Bureau since
He came to head the newly-
formed Bureau during the time
when veterans were enrolling at
the University in ever-increasing
numbers. When he took up the
post, the job was complicated
by a multitude of new govern-
ment regulations-as well as the
normal job of postwar read-
During his term as Bureau di-
rector, he worked directly with
Veterans in clarifying rules and
assisting individual students. Wal-
drop assumed the position after
his discharge from two years of
service as a lieutenant in the Navy
in both the Atlantic and Pacific
* * *
BEFORE serving in the Navy, he
was an assistant in psychology
and an assistant psychologist
in the Psychological Clinic from
1940 to 1944.
Corre)l wass admiiisttive
assistant in the Veterans Serv-
ice Bureau for six months be-
fore he became assistant director
early this year. After serving
four years in the signal corps
and being promoted to first
lieutenant while on duty in the
South Pacific, he was discharged
A native of Bangor, Mich., he
received a bachelor of arts degree
from Kalamazoo College in 1938
and attended the University Law
School for a year in 1938-39.
Short of Goal
The Ann Arbor Community
Fund has thus far raised $50,526,
approximately 31 per cent of its
$159,600 goal, it was announced
yesterday at a campaign workers'
luncheon at the Allenel Hotel.
Professor John Arthos, campus
chairman for the Fund reported at
the meeting that members of the
University have so far contributed
$8,009, which repi csents 31 per
cent of the Universi,, quota.
Representatives of the various
divisions of the campaign reported
their progress up to noon. Howard
V. Walters, campaign chairman
this year, presided at the lunch-
con, which was sponsored by
outed in Several
ectors b Jews
TEL AVIV, Israel-( P)-Jewish forces swept into Beersheba,
cradle of the modern Arab world, and occupied the town after a seven-
hour battle today, a spokesman announced.
While Israel awaited notice that Egypt will guarantee to quit
fighting, the Egyptians' five-month-old invasion of Palestine appeared
in danger of crumbling into isolated pockets of resistance against a
determined Jewish offensive.
Fall of Beersheba in the far south of the Negev desert threatened
to undermine the Egyptian front along the southern perimeter of
Jerusalem. It also threatened with encirclement the strong point of
FRENCH MINERS BUILD BARRICADE - Minars in the Roche La Moliere area of France rip up
an iron railing to build a barricade as the French government masses 6,000 troops in the St.
Etienne sector to combat what is labeled a campaign of "sabotage." The crippling mine strike,
now in its third week, has cost France more than 2,000,000 tons of fuel.
MILK FOR EfUROPEANS:
Famine Committee Aids Heifer Projeet
ame C A
By ALEX LINDSAY
Many millions: of people abroad
are trying to live on half the food
Because countries like Poland,
Greece, and Italy are surviving on
starvation diets, the University
Famine Committee has taken ac-
tion once again with a plan which
will aid the Heifer Project, an or-
ganization which has been sending
heifer calfs to the hungry peoples
BY COOPERATION with the
Art Cinefla League, and the show-
ing of "Symphonie Pastorale," the
Famine Committee hopes to equal
the $1,420 total of its previous
drive early this year, according to
Chairman Seymour Goldstein,
The idea of the whole proj-
ect is this: The blight of war
has greatly reduced dairy cattle
numbers and the dearth of men
has caused fields to lay uncul-
tivated, thus making food and
clothing hard to get.
It was discovered that the
amount of food that could be sent
by relief committees would only be
cf temporary help, so the idea was
conceived of sending a cow to the
needy families who would be able
to care for it.
* * *
THIS WAS THE one sure way
of getting the vital food, milk. It
was apparent that relief of this
*kind would help the people to help
themselves, so the Heifer Commit-
tee was formed.
Now the University Famine
Committee is working again to
get heifers for Europe. Each of
the calves costs $175, so the sale
of tickets for "Symphonie Pas-
torale" will naturally determine
how many the University will
Said Goldstein, "The idea of
accepting charity is not pleasant
for any people, thus by donating
something which is of permanent.
value, and which will give the peo-
ple some of the necessities of life
such as milk, we believe that the
project as a whole will give them a
start on the life they knew before
* * *
NORMAN RAPPAPORT, '49,
Manager of the Art Cinema
League, has gone all out to make
the drive successful by being the
first in the country to secure the
highly touted French film since
its New York premiere.
The picture will be shown at
8:30 p.m., Oct. 23 and 24, and a
matinee showing at 2:30 p.m., Oct.
24, all at Hill Auditorium.
State AFL and CIO leaders last
night told Provost James P.
Adams they want the University's
program of workers' education to
continue as it was or not at all.
Barney Hopkins, secretary-
treasurer of the Michigan CIO
Council, and Robert Scott, sec-
retary-treasurer of the Michigan
Federation of Labor (AFL), met
with Provost Adams as members
of the Workers' Educational Serv-
ice's six-man advisory committee.
AVC To Fight
Vets Meet To Unite
Campus in Struggle
As a part of its drive to win a
reversal of the University Board of
Regents' ruling banning political
rallies, AVC has initiated a cam-
pus-wide campaign to enlist other
student and faculty groups to join
A meeting to establish an ad
hoc committee, which will con-
tinue to function until the ban is
lifted, has been scheduled for 10
a.m. Saturday in the Union, ac-
cording to Jerry Green, member
of the AVC organizing committee.
Green stated that current strate-
gy calls for the drafting and circu-
lation of a petition with a goal of
10,000 signatures to be presented
to The Regents at their next meet-
ing, Nov. 13.
Green disclosed that the Young
Democrats, Young Republicans,
IRA and UWF have agreed to send
delegates to the meeting.
A six-year-old boy died and an-
other is in University hospital to-
HOPKINS SAID the CIO will no
longer participate if the program
is not set up along the lines it op-
erated on before the Board of Re-
gents' recent decision to dismiss
director Arthur A. Elder and re-
organize the courses.
Scott said' the advisory com-
mittee, created *specifically to
consult with the Regents, had
not been forewarned of their ac-
The reorganization transfers
administrative responsibility to
the director of the general Ex-
tension Service, Everett J. Soop.
THE NEW PLAN also empha-
sizes general education rather than
such courses as industrial eco-
nomics and collective bargaining,
union representatives said.
Last year 65,000 students par-
ticipated in the program, with six
full-time workers and nearly 40
Greeks Basically Hostile
To 'Stand 011 Record'
"If the Republicans are inter-
ested in and able to defend the
record of the 80th Congress, let
them be heard from now!"
So read the challenge that Pres-
ton W. Slosson, Democratic Con-
gressionial candidate, threw out to
the Republicans in the 2nd Con-
gressional District yesterday.
EARLIER, SLOSS N had in-
vited his opponentt, Rep. Earl C.
Michener, to join him in a series
of open forums or(de b ates
throughout the four counties of
the district. The Republican Con-
gressman indicated in a return
letter that he was too busy and
would "stand on his record."
"It is indeed unfortunate that
Mr. Mihener can't find the
time to debate with me," Slos-
son said "The voters are thus
denied the opportunity to hear a
full discussion of both sides of
"Because I feelthat the voter
have a right to a faii statement
of the issues which will affect
them, I stand ready to throw my
schedule open to any meeting or
radio debate at which the Repub-
lican party will put forth an au-
thorized party spokesman to dis-
cuss the issues of the campaign
before 2nd District voters," lie
Slossor~i, a professor in the his-
tory department at the University
and a former well-known radio
commentator, was forced to cancel
several personal appearances and
important talks during the past
week when he was confined to
V-A dte--ruiy oera
'orld News At AGlance
By The Associated Press
BERLIN-The last hope for a city-wide election in Berlin was
killed by what anti-Communists called "impossible" conditions laid
down by the Russians.
* * * *
HAVANA, Cuba-The Cuban government announced it has
taken "precautionary measures" as the result of a reported plot
against the United States and Mexican ambassadors.
The announcement came after newspaper quoted Sen. Jose
Aleman as saying he had learned of threats against the lives of
the two envoys, Robert Butler and Benito Coquet.
* * * *
SEOUL, Korea--South Korean rebels still hold two cities, but a
high government source said they would be cleaned out within four
This source said the south coast city of Yosu, where the revolt
began early Wednesday, would be back in government hands within
two days. It is on a peninsula, which has been sealed off by land and
sea to prevent the rebels' escape.
* * *'
PEIPING-=Pro-Government Chinese press dispatches have
coniceded the Communist capture of Changchun, hungry' capital
WASHINGTON---The Army opened its officer ranks to veterans
with a year's military service and two years of college education. The
offer is part of a general program to get 30,000 more officers between
now and next June.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--The Charlotte News has announced its
support of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey for the presidency. The News is
traditionally Independent-Democratic. It is the first time it ever has
supported a Republican presidential nominee.
* * * *
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador-Strong earth shocks were felt
here late last night. No damage was reported.
With PoIe in
Cabinet Asks for More
PARIS (R') - Some French Cab-
inet ministers were reported to be
urging Premier Henri Queuille to
declare martial law in the riot-
torn coal fields where more than
170 police and soldiers were in-
jured in battles with strikers to-
Reports tonight said the minis-
ters felt the Premier should not
only declare a state of siege in the
coal fields but send more troops
there and call up reserves.
* ~* *
POLICE reinforcements were
flown into Grand-Combe in south-
ern France where 6,000 miners,
their wives and friends hurled
scrap iron, sticks aid stones and
routed a smaller number of sol-
diers and militarized police to-
day. A total of 150 soldiers and po-
lice were injured, 20 of them se-
In Bethune, northern France,
a mob of 5,000 strikers sur-
rounded a prison and forced au-
thorities to release seven arrest-
ed strikers and kidnapped the
under prefect. Police, using tear
gas, and an infantry battalion
rescued him. Twenty policemen
and 15 strikers were hurt. The
under prefect was unhurt al-
though he refused strikers' de-
mands that he carry a red flag.
In the battle at Grand-Combe,
the police and strikers were driv-
en away from a mine they were
guarding. Police finally fled from
the town, abandoning a large
quantity of material including a
truck loaded with helmets and
An official spokesman declined
to give details about the number
of policemen sent by air
Michigan spirit is improving
as evidenced by the fabulous
football team send-off at the
Approximately 75 students
watched the undefeated, stone-
hearted Wolverines entrain for
their "breather" against Mnd
nesota. This, according to sta-
tistics in The Daily, is an in-
crease of 75 persons above the
three dogs and two cats seen
sneaking around last year be-
fore the Wisconsin trip.
At a last glance, no players
were seei doing back-flips from
the rousing farewell.
Nevertheless, hats off to the
band for the corniest, but
sweetest music 'round these
Gaza, basenof the Egyptian spear-
head extending along the coast
to Isdud, 20 miles south of Jaffa
and Tel Aviv.
BETHLEHEM AND Hebron,
Egyptian bases south of Jeru-
salem, were reported tottering,
and Gaza was indicated by Jewish
spokesmen as a probable objective.
Meanwhile, the Egyptian and Is-
raeli airforces were trading blows
from Haifa to the Egyptian bor-
An announcement said the
Israeli cabinet had notified the
United Nations in Paris that the
Jews would order their troops to
quit fighting within 12 hours
after receiving assurances that
the Egyptians have agreed "to
order and maintain an effective
cease-fire" in the Negev by ir-
regulars as well as regulars.
Until then, the spokesman de-
clared, the fighting goes on.
* * *
ACTING UN mediator Ralph
Bunche in Paris set a deadline of
noon, Friday for both Egypt and
Israel to stop the fighting. The
Security Council order for an.
"Immediate" cease-fire tvcQ d #.
ago set no day and hour. Bunche
said there was no question of eith-
er side having the right to set the
time. A UN spokesman said "the
Egyptians already have agreed to
a cease fire."
(A press officer of the Egypt-
ian UN delegation in Paris, de-
dared there was no foundation
to Jewish victory reports. He
said Egyptian forces "broke up
all" Jewish attacks and have
lost "no Egyptian position." He
said Jewish forces had lost1,000,
killed in six days since fighting
flared on the southern froW.,
while Egyptian losses were very
Strategists here pointed out that
the time for transmission of Is-
rael's answer to Paris, a reply and
the 12-hour margin for issuance
of cease-fire orders to the front
would give Israel's forces consid-
erable time to complete their of-
Israel said scores of Egyptians
were killed, hundreds wounded
and other scores captured in fight-
ing inside Beersheba.
Ensian general sales manager,
Bill Zerman, has announced that
beginning today, the Ensian of-
fice will be open from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. daily to take senior pic-
This service is extended so that
seniors unable to make appoint-
ments in the afternoon may still
get their pictures in the '49 year-
book. In addition, the Ensian pho-
tographers still have some evening
Zerman also, emphasized that
it was important for all graduat-
ing seniors, whether they gradu-
ate in February, June, or August,
to get their pictures in the '49
Ensian. Graduating medical stu-
dents may. also make appoint-
ments for pictures at the medical
school senior meeting tomorrow,
Contracts Manager Tom Cramer
also asked that all groups plan-
ning to place their pictures in the
'49 Ensian return their contracts
to him immediately.
"T.here is no people anywhere
to which dictatorship is more re-
pugnant than the Greek people.
They are basically individualistic,
and are in spirit extraordinarily
like Americans," stated Prof. John
P. Dawson yesterday in an ad-
dress on "The Greek Dilemma."
Prof. Dawson recently spent a
year in Greece as Foreign Trade
Administrator, and has previously
serviously served his country in
the Far East and in connection
with lend-lease aid.
HE OUTLINED the complex
problems now faced by the Greek
people in their dual struggle
against the civil war and the pos-
ernment Prof. Dawson stated that
since the suspension of normal
politics in 1936 the Greeks have
not had adequate political leader-
ship. The coalition government
has not produced men sufficiently
capable and public spirited to or-
ganize the nation.
THE PROFESSOR went on to
illustrate the dilemma of the wage
policy and said that similar inter-
locking problems lead to a feeling
of frustration because one prob-
lem cannot be solved without solv-
ing ten others.
Although there is much talk
of return to dictatorship and
GALS OUT TO JAR T HE BAR:
Cook Gridders Stage Rally at Law Quad
By FRAN IVW K
Coed football got the finishing
touches last night when 50 Martha
Cook gals lit up the Law Quad
with a fiery pep rally for their
girls set fire to the perfume to give
the lawyers a flaming reminder of
the battle to take place this after-
THJ TWO TEAMS play touch
football, and no injuries have thus
far been sustained in the tradi-
tional game held each Friday this
semester. "Needless to say," Coach