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VOL. LIX, No. 32 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 1948
PRICE FIVE CENTS
IFC Asks Special
Controversial 2.4 Fraternity Grade
Requirement To Be Discussed
The Inter-Fraternity Council took action on the controversial 2.4
fraternity grade requirement last night in a motion requesting a spe-
cial meeting of the Interfraternity Alumni Conference to discuss the
Meanwhile, the requirement will go into effect this year, accord-
ing to Dean Eric Walter. Under its provisions no house will go on
warning until next fall, however.
DEAN WALTER told the meeting that the rule was already law
having been approved by Office of Student Affairs and agreed to in
writing by every fraternity coming back on campus since the end
Confer in Washington
PARIS-(A')-The five Foreign
Ministers of the Brussels alliance
announced they are asking the
United States for a North Atlantic
A communique at the end of a
two-day session said the Foreign
Ministers of Britain, France, Bel-
gium, The Netherlands and Lux-
embourg agreed to instruct their
ambassadors in Washingtoin to
take up this project with the
American State and Defense De-
partments in the near future.
HIGH AMERICAN officials in
Paris said Saturday the United
States and Canada will begin
drafting such a pact soon after
the United States presidential
election. It would be the United
States' first such peace-time de-
fense pact in history.
British objection developed to
another project to establish a
Western European consultative
British Foreign Secretary Ern-
est Bevin consented, however, to
take up this question for further
study. This will be the first time
proposals for European federation
have been entertained formally on
a governmental level.
Half and Half
Policy To Be
Used by Garg
This year, the Garg is going to
be something absolutely new on
The editors have proclaimed it.
Beginning at the beginning, they
have had Don Ilnicki design a new,
arty, leafy autumn cover. It is
stark. Red, black, and white.
x * *
INSIDE, they have changed it
too. The copy in the Gargoyle is
now mostly literate. That is, in
line with the new policy, more
than half thcontent of the new
magazine will be made up of seri-
ous literary efforts. Two of the ar-
ticles are Hopwood Winners.
But the Garg has not gone
completely arty. If over half the
magazine is devoted to serious
efforts, the rest of it exerts much
effort to make you laugh.
Furthermore, if the front page
attempts to be arty, the back page
hopes to be hilarious.
* * *
WHERE can you buy this new
magazine? All next week, the Gar-
goyles will be around campus,
hawking subscriptions for their
magazine of the year. Special price
for students is one dollar for five
And to make sure that the
other new policy is confirmed-
the Gargoyle is to be sold mostly
by subscription - the hawkers
will continue to sell their wares
in a semi-traditional Gargoyle
Sales Manager Gene Hicks has
said that the "selling will be like
the magazine: half funny; half
'U' Joins College
The University will become a
member of the College Entrance
Examnination Boards tomorrow, it
Oof the war.
Representing the alumni, Ed-
ward B. Ham, and H. Seger
Slifer defended the grade re-
Explaining the section of the
1945 Conference report which
IFC maintained earlier would re-
quire a 2.4 grade from all campus
groups before becoming effective,
Slifer said tibat this was offered
to the University as a recommen-
IT WAS POINTED out that no
organization on campus is below
2.42 and that every group except
freshmen dorms had achieved a
higher average than the fraterni-
Twelve of the 31 campus fra-
ternities were below 2.4 the
Students charged in debate that
the ruling was discriminatory and
seemed to indicate feeling that
the fraternities were "not as im-
portant as the teams" which re-
quire a 2.0 for participation.
Dean Walter B. Rae said that
"the regulation was not a Univer-
sity one, but one ,by fraternity
alumni. Anyone capable of being a
quarterback could get better than
a 2.0. That's the lowest. Let's get
away from that."
University lectures in the jour-
nalism series will continue to fea-
ture speakers from top-flight
publications of the country for the
benefit of journalism majors and
other interested students this se-
Former student of the Univer-
sity, Russell Barnes will address
journalism students at 3 p.m. to-
day in Rm. E, Haven Hall in a talk
on "How Foreign Correspondents
Operate." He will speak again to
the general public on "What Does
Russia Want" at 8 p.m. in the
MR. BARNES has just returned
to the Detroit News after covering
the Big Four Foreign Ministers
meeting in Moscow.
Another lecture in the series
will be given on Nov. 3 by Rus-
sell Anderson, editor of Mc-
Graw-Hill World News.
Other former journalism stu-
dents who are to appear on the
program are Gurney Williams, as-
sociate editor of Collier's; Robert
Fuoss, managing editor of the
Saturday Evening Post; and In-
grid Jewell, foreign correspondent
for the Toledo Blade.
AVC will hold an election
meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Un-
Troops Use Guns
PARIS--(P)-Coal mine strikers
opened fire with machine guns
and potato-masher grenades on
soldiers, the government an-
nounced. The troops took up the
gage of battle with tanks and fire-
A miner was killed, and eight
other persons, including a woman
and four soldiers, were badly
wounded in the brief, bloody
battle. Officials arrested 400 per-
sons accused of bearing arms.
* * *
THE FIGHT took place when
troops moved to occupy four mines
near Ales, an. industrial city of
40,000 about 50 miles northwest of
Marseille, and encountered a strik-
ers' roadblock on the banks of the
Reports from the scene said at
least one tank fired a 25 milli-
meter shell in a dawn downpour
of rain to destroy the miners'
barricade erected before the pit.
Later, tanks were used to shoo
away strikers who had sur-
rounded public buildings in Ales
Several of the troops' casualties
were reported by the government
to have been caused by the ex-
plosion of several mines as the
soldiers approached the pitheads.
* * *
EYEWITNESSES described Ales
tonight as a dead town, with all
stores and public buildings closed
and troops patrolling everywhere.
In Marseille, a stronghold of
Communist labor, metal workers,
dock workers and trolley car
and bus drivers went on strike in
sympathy with the miners.
The death of the striker, raising
to three the fatalities in France's
three-week old coal strike, came
when the workers learned at 2
a.m. that the troops were moving
in. They sounded sirens to mob-
ilize the strikers who threw up
Soundktrucks led the soldiers
and boomed out warnings that
"troops for the maintenance of
order have been sent into the Ales
basin to save its mineral wealth.
Halts Trial of
A city attorney's motion chal-
lenging Municipal Court's power
to decide the constitutionality of
ordinances delayed a decision yes-
terday in the case of two Progres-
sive Party members charged with
violating Ann Arbor's anti-noise
Municipal Judge Jay H. Payne
set November 8 as the date when
lawyers must have filed briefs on
the city motion. A new trial date
will be set at that time.
Both defendants, Max Dean and
John Houston, University stu-
dents, claimed earlier that the or-
dinance was "unconstitutional,"
basing their contention on recent
Supreme Court cases.
Earlier in the day, Houston ap-
peared before Justice of the Peace
Mark J. Rust, of Ypsilanti, on a
similar charge, after being ar-
rested Monday in that city for al-
legedly violating an Ypsilanti or-
dinance pertaining to the use of
Houston entered a plea of "Not
Guilty," and trial was set for No-
Aid for ine
Credit Will Be
Given To Ireland
WASHINGTON - (P) - The
delayed Marshall Plan lending
program rolled forth today with a
$310,000,000 loan to Britain and
ECA disclosure that more than
$500,000,000 recovery credits for
nine other nations are slated with-
in a fortnight.
An Economic Cooperation Ad-
ministration official said that a
$60,000,000 credit for Ireland is
"imminent." Major loans of
$170,000,000 for France and $80,-
000,000 for Holland, plus $15,000,-
000 for The Netherlands East In-
dies will be signed shortly, he said.
The sums are approximate.
THE BRITISH LOAN, to be re-
paid over 35 years starting in
1956, is this country's first credit
to England since a $3,750,000,000
British loan of 1946. The hard-
pressed Britons exhausted it in
little more than a year.
Today's announcement, made
jointly by ECA and the Export-
Import Bank of Washington,
marked the much-delayed start
of ECA's lending program.
Congress specified that about
$1,000,000,000 of the $5,055,000,000
Marshall Plan funds for the first
year must be restricted to loans
rather than outright gifts.
" THE LOAN AGREEMENT con-
tains an escape clause if Britain
finds herself too short of dollars
to make repayment on schedule.
If "adverse economic conditions"
prevail, payment of interest or
principal or both may be post-
poned upon agreement between
this country and England.
Two of the Russian satellite
countries, Poland andHungary,
were named today as suppliers of
Marshall Plan shipments to be
furnished under ECA's grants.
Grants authorized today to-
taled $65,581,050, including $7,-
295,450 for China. China aid is
administered by ECA separately
from the European Program.
Vro man Placed
A committee headed by D.
Clyde Vroman of the University
music school was named. yester-
day at the 64th annual convention
of the Michigan Music Teachers
Association in Battle Creek, to set
up a program of certification for
private music teachers.
Dr. John H. Lowell of Ann Ar-
bor, was named treasurer of the
At a Glance
(By The Associated Press)
ASUNCION, Paraguay - The
two-month-old government of
President Juan Natalicio Gon-
zalez announced it had crushed a
military revolt and arrested its
LANSING - Rural youths in
Michigan are victims of educa-
tional discrimination, it was as-
sorted in a report being studied
today by a special citizen's com-
mittee on education.
NEW YORK-CIO Transpart
Workers went on strike against
seven bus lines today-causing
the biggest surface transporta-
tion tieup in the city's history-
and service remained virtually
at a standstill tonight despite a
Who says the law isn't coop-
: A University student arrested
for driving after drinking last
Saturday was fined and given
a five day jail sentence.
Genial Judge Jay H. Payne
of municipal court arranged for
him to spend one day each
week-end for five-week-ends in
the county jail, in order not to
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SO NICE TO COME HOME TO-Feature attraction at the Home-
coming Dance Saturday will be Shirley Lloyd, vocalist with Sam
Donahue's band. The dance, to be held from 9 to 1 at the IM
Building, will top off the weekend festivities, which include
Varsity Night, the Illinois game, various parties and alumni get-
* * * .
Await Old Grads Return
By GEORGE WALKER
Ann Arbor will be so nice to come home to this weekend.
When the thousands of alumni expected to visit here arrive Friday
and Saturday the town will be all prettied up for the greatest Home-
coming celebration in Michigan history.
* * * *
BUT THE VISITORS won't have much time to look around, for
the three days will be crammed with more parties, dances and
open houses than they saw in their wildest college days.
First of the major events scheduled, and, setting off the festiv-
ities, will be "Varsity Night," to be held at 8:15 p.m. Friday in
Hill Auditorium. Fred Lawton, co-author of the song "Varsity,"
will MC the program. ,
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WASHINGTON - ()-The CIO
Electrical Workers Union sued the
Atomic Energy Commission and
the General Electric Company for
The action filed in U.S. Dis-
trict Court here is based upon the
refusal of Chairman David E. Lil-
ilenthal of the commission to rec-
ognizerthe union's contract in a
General Electric laboratory at
LILIENTHAL has ruled the un-
ion will not be recognized at the
new Knolls (Schenectady) plant
and will be ousted from other
plants unless the union's officials
take the Taft-Hartley oath that
they are not members of, or affil-
iated with, the Comnun t Party.
The suit, in addition to seek-
ing money damages, asks a
court order barring the com-
mission and the company from
disturbing its contract as the
exclusive collective bargaining
agency for workers in General
Electric plants. General Electric
has a commission contract to
operate the Knolls plant.
The suit was filed by President
Albert J. Fitzgerald of the CIO
United Electrical, Radio, and Ma-
chine Workers of America, and Leo
Jandreau, president of the union's
district three in which Schenec-
tady is located.
IT NAMED AS defendants
Chairman Lilienthal, the Atomic
Energy Commission itself, all of its
members, and the General Electric
A spokesman for the Atomic En-
ergy Commission said there would
be no comment on the suit until
officials had had opportunity to
study the complaint.
The October issue of the Mich-
igan Technic, containing articles
of general, and engineering inter-
est, will be on sale in the West
Engineering arch aid the East
Engineering arch today and to-
This issue of the Technic will
include articles on simplified air-
craft control, engineering problems
of the power industry, and the
first part of the examination for
The Technic had its beginnings
in 1882 when the annual publica-
tion of "Selected Papers Read Be-
fore the Engineering Society," was
In addition to being the oldest
engineering publication in the
United States, the Technic is also
one of the top college engineering
As Threat to
Berlin Only Part
Of Wide Effort
PARIS-(A)-John Foster Dul-
les, Republican Party foreign af-
fairs adviser, charged a general
effort is underway throughout the
world to overthrow non-Commu-
nist governments by "force, coer-
cion and terrorism."
Because of Communist violence,
he said, "The United Nations has
found it impossible, as yet, to re-
lieve the peoples of the world
from the heavy burden of arma-
ment and even heavier burden of
DULLES SPOKE before the
General Assembly's 58-member
political committee as that body
began general debate on the
Greek question. It was his first
major speech on over-all foreign
The delegates here look upon
Dulles as the next Secretary of
State if Gov. Thomas E. Dewey
is elected president Nov. 2.
They listened carefully as he
lashed out at Communism.
Elsewhere in the UN:
1. THE ARABS accused the Se-
curity Council of prejudice at a
special session on the Palestine
question. Warren R. Austin, U. S.
delegate and October president of
the Council, adjourned the ses-
sion with the angry retort that
the Council "cannot be lashed 1nt
action by accusations of bias." The
Council will meet again Thursday
morning on Palestine.
2. Juan Bramuglia, Argentine
foreign minister and leader of
neutral efforts to mediate the Ber-
lin dispute, studied anew all an-
gles of the situation growing out
of yesterday's Soviet veto.
The Wallace Progressives voted
last night to join with NAACP
in protesting the court decision on
the Roosevelt Perkins case.
A Detroit Coroner's jury had
handed down a verdict of justifi-
able homicide as the cause of Per-
kins' death. The National Associa-
tion for the Advancement of Col-
ored People is protesting that de-
Perkins, 33 years old, from De-
troit, was shot and killed Sunday,
Oct. 10th, eight miles outside of
Ann Arbor. Police charged that
he was speeding in a stolen car
and resisted arrest.
During the last week before
elections, members of the Wallace
Progressives will be canvassing
Ann Arbor and other nearby
towns. A group will distribute Pro-
gressive literature at the Kaiser-
Frazer plant today.
Leads To Fight
Seven persons distributing Com-
munist literature at the gates of
the Kaiser-Fraser auto plant-yes-
terday precipitated a near riot, ac-
cording to plant protection offi-
The disturbance occurred when
workers entering the gates at-
tempted to stop distribution of the
literature. Several of the persons
distributing the literature were
The plant protection officer said
that some of the workers warned
the literature distributors not to
return to the plant. Several of the
workers sided with the persons
distributing the literature and a
fist fight broke out.
TOPFLIGHT CAMPUS talent
will be another feature of "Var-
But of course the highlight of
the weekend for students and
alumni alike will be the Illinois
The atrosphere of a college
town on the day of a big game,
the 120 piece marching band, plus
the dozens of colorful homecom-
ing displays will well reward the
many visitors who will travel hun-
dreds of miles for the celebration.
SORORITIES, fraternities and
dorms have been hard at work
this week putting finishing touches
on their displays, most of which
are still in a "top secret" class. '
Climax of the weekend and
culmination of a lot of hard
work by its student committee,
the Homecoming Dance, to be
held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sat-
urday in the IM Building, will
feature a lot of surprises.
Though only a skeleton of the
decoration plans has been re-
vealed, Paul Anderson, general
chairman, said that couples would
embark on an eventful train ride
upon entering the building.
SAM DONAHUE and his four-
teen piece band will provide music.
Free Shots To
Over 400 students received shots
in the arm yesterday as Health
Service launched its two week at-
tack on influenza.
In an effort to keep the campus
free from possible epidemic, the
protective injections are being
given free to all students.
DR. L. G. FORSYTHE, Health
Service physician, said that he was
disappointed in the number of stu-
dents who appeared yesterday.
He pointed out that, with the
crowded conditions at the Uni-
versity, an epidemic would spread
very rapidly here.
TODAY STUDENTS whose
last names begin with C or D, as
well as any A or B students who
did not report yesterday will be
For the remainder of the period,
students are asked to report in
this order: E, F, G, Oct. 28; H, I,
J, Oct. 29; K, L, Nov. 1; M, N, O,
Nov. 2; P, Q, R, Nov. 3; S, Nov.
4; and T-Z, Nov. 5.
IN A HOLE 37 YEARS:
'U' Mailman Keeps Operating
From Underground Station
By MARY STEIN
Edward Vandawarker is prob-
ably the only mailman in the
world who has worked under-
ground for 37 years.
Ever since he became official
University postman back in 1911,
Vandawarker has sorted his mail
under University Hall in a piece
of cellar somewhat larger than
out-size postage stamp.
ONCE OR TWICE a day he and
his mailbag come out of their sub-
terranean quarters to make the
rounds of the University's "small
there was hardly enough mail to
fill one bag," he recalled.
BUT TIMES HAVE changed,
and he now has two assistants who
carry mail to the "new dorms,"
hospital, and other buildings some
distance from campus. He himself
delivers mail to offices on the
Vandawarker and his staff
handle only University mail-
bulletins, instructors' grade re-
ports, the weekly calendar, for
l'hev even maintain a Messen-t
NROTC IN FULL DRESS:
Fleets To Hold Open House on Navy Day
NROTC students will wear their
uniforms today in observance of
the 172nd anniversary of the crea-
will address a student assembly at
the Tappan Junior High School
at 2 p.m. today. He will discuss
the year 1922, with the establish-
ment of a U. S. Navy League, that
the first formal Navv Dav was