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TODAY THE DAILY swings wide the
doors of the Student Publications
Building on Maynard Street for all stu-
dents interested in joining its news,
sports, womens or photographic staffs.
Beginning at 4 p.m. a general tryout
meeting will be held and The Daily in-
vites any eligible student who is at least
a second semester freshman to attend.
Previous newspaper experience, is un-
necessary-the only qualification is a
desire to keep abreast of what's happen-
ing on campus and throughout the world.
DOWN THROUGH its 58-year-old his-
tory, The Daily has counted on the bi-
annual influx of new blood for its exist-
ence. In two or three years some of the
students who attend this first tryout
meeting will be holding down the Senior
Editors' positions on the paper.
In the past, positions on The Daily
have served as a springboard into the
Fourth Estate for many former staff-
ers. We now number among our alumni
some of the top newsmen and editors
throughout the nation.
Here on the campus The Daily counts

~taffs h
on tryouts for its future newsgathering
staff and editorial writers. Immediately
upon joining the tryout staff students are
urged to write editorials. Since every stu-
dent is eligible to write for The Daily, a
large and representative number of try-
outs is hoped for to make The Daily a
truly student newspaper reflecting every
ON THE NEWS SIDE, prospective staff
members are put through a step by step
training program under the supervision
of Senior Editors. During the first semes-
ter tryouts are asked to work once a week
on the news desk, writing headlines and
reading proof.
The folloying two semesters staff
members are assigned regular "beats"
as news-gathering sources for stories.
The next step comes with night editor-
ship or assistant--paid positions. From
the crew of night editors six Senior Ed-
itors are chosen to oversee all phases
of the paper.
An even greater accent will be placed
on pictures this year, and many good






photographers are needed. A new system
whereby photographers may submit news
and campus human interest pictures on
their own initiative as well as through
regular assignment will make room for
many more photographers on the staff.
I * * *
y IN ADDITION to the regular jobs on
" The Daily's staff, specialized positions are
also open this semester. Movie, drama and
music critics, columnists and political
cartoonists are needed. Students inter-
ested should submit samples of their work
not later than Friday of this week.
For good practical experience on a
newspaper which has long been recog-
nized as one of the top collegiate papers
in the country, attend today's tryout
meeting at 4 p.m. in the Student Pub-
lications Building.
At 4 p.m. tomorrow the business staff
will hold its first tryout meeting for stu-
dents interested in learning the business
side of the publications field.
* * *

tising composition and selling, circula-
tion finances and accounting are all of-
fered by the business staff. One of the
largest businesses in Ann Arbor, The
Daily with a circulation of 7,500 runs in
two semesters over 60,000 column inches
of advertising.
Business staff advancement is much
the same as the editorial staff.
Tryouts at first learn the mechanics
of the business staff, later actually service
accounts, and from the sophomore staff
paid junior staff members are selected on
a merit basis. Most promising juniors
later make up the senior business staff.
The Michiganensian, college yearbook,
will hold a tryout meeting for future
business staff members tomorrow at 4
p.m. also in the Student Publications
Building. A tryout meeting for the 'En-
sian editorial staff will be held Oct. 13.
* * *
ROUNDING out the Publications try-
out announcements, the Gargoyle, cam-
pus humor magazine, will roll out the
welcome mat for all interested students
at 4:30 tomorrow. There are openings on
all staffs, art, editorial and business.

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS BUILDING-Daily tryout meeting at 4 p.m. today.


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Olivet Students Still Strike;
Other Schools Lend Support
Students at Olivet College yesterday continued to protest the
dismissal of two faculty members by refusing to register before a 4 p.m.
Numbering more than ninety, the group stubbornly held its
ground in face of threats by college President Aubrey L. Ashby, and
received support on the University campus, at Michigan State College
and at Albion College.
UNDER THE LEADERSHIP of Al Millstein and Max Dean,, local
Wallace Progressives planned a car-load of supporters to leave at 1
p.m. today from the Union. They also scheduled more groups to leave
as soon as transportation becomes available.
In the meantime, they settled for a letter and telegram
campaign directed at the trustees of Olivet College protesting the
summary dismissal of T. Barton Akeley, professor of political
science, and his wife, Margaret, college librarian.
They also referred the situation to their national headquarters
for action.
BESIDES SEVENTY-FIVE Olivet student picketers who continued
the fourth day of demonstrations before the college's administration
building yesterday, 10 students, a faculty member from MSC and
supporters from Albion College spent the day in Olivet.
However, with another crisis "impending," Jack Vanderlind,
chairman of the Olivet Student Action Committee, called on
students from other campuses to "hold themselves in reserve."
He said that "there may well be another dismissal" of a faculty
member who is supporting the student action.
* * * *
VANDERLIND HOPED for a united show of strength then
with all groups participating. He called the outside groups the Student
Action Committee's "ace-in-the-hole."
He told The Daily that "either the fight would be won within
two or three weeks or it would become a hopeless struggle."
Vanderlind and his fellow-strikers today face. the full force of
threats made earlier by college president Aubrey L. Ashby, who Monday
night promised them denial of classroom facilities and withdrawal of
scholarship and other financial benefits if they failed to register.
PROF. AKELEY and his wife spent most of yesterday packing
their belongings for possible eviction from their college-owned resi-
dence. Deadline for their ouster had been set by college officials at
Sept. 15. They were notified of the eviction August 28. (Rent control
laws call for 60 days notice on eviction proceedings).
Demands of the students now call for a complete reinstate-
ment of the Akeleys and turning over the entire problem to an
impartial agency for adjudication.
President Ashby stated that "the student organization called the
Student Action Committee is a rump organization which the Board
of Trustees and administration has not recognized. They have been
aided and abetted by certain members of the faculty and taught
certain ideals which make this one method, the striking method, the
only one."

Zale Loses Title
Marcel Cerdan won the world
middleweight title from Tony
Zale last night in Jersey City's
new Roosevelt Stadium by a
twelfth round knockout. For de-
tails see page three.
Study Shows
Record High of
Home Owners
Increase Reported
By Survey Research
More American families own
their homes than ever before in
Nearly forty-nine per cent of
the nation's no-fam families
were home owners at the begin-
ning of this year, according to a
report made by the University's
Survey Research Center.
* * *
THE REPORT, made at the re-
quest of the Federal Reserve
Board, indicated that a total of
18,500,000 city and town families
owned their own dwellings.
The report did not include
farm families because the pro-
portion of home-owners among
that group has traditionally
been much higher than among
city dwellers.
Including those families still
paying for their homes, the re-
port did not indicate haw many
have debt-free housing.
alysis showed that the median
rent paid by non-farm families at
the beginning of this year was ap-
proximately $30 a month-about
12 per cent as compared to the 25
per cent traditionally assigned for
rent in the standard home budget.
About 45 per cent of non-farm
families - a total approximat-
ing 17,000,000 - were renting
their living quarters as 1948 be-
gan. The remainder - about
2,000,000-were living rent free
with some one else.
The last of a series of five, the
report is part of an ambitious sur-
vey of consumer finances which
has been conducted by the re-
search center for the FRB, the
central banking and credit organ
of the national government.
on family interviews from Maine
to California, the report added
that "the acute shortage of ren-
tal units has no doubt forced
many families to buy homes . .
simply in order to obtain shelter."
More than one quarter of all
renting families had rent in-
creases during 1947. There was
no change for about 60 per cent
and "a decline for a small group."

U. S. Backs Bernadotte Palestine Plan;



Across SouthFor

eport Two
Killed As Gale
Conmunications Cut,
Crops Endangered
MIAMI, Fla.-A)-A tempera-
mental tropical hurricane battered
the little town of Everglades with
100-mile winds tonight and left at
least two dead in SouthaFlorida.
Winds at Miami ranged up to
hurricane force in gusts. The
highest was 82 miles at the air-
The storm, which reached a ve-
locity of 160 miles in gusts at Key
West, spread gales into Miami and
hurricane winds that reached 75
miles an hour or more.
FLORIDA'S multi-million dollar
citrus crop was in the path of the
storm which hit the mainland
with full force near Everglades
City, about 60 miles directly west
of Miami. There was no immedi-
ate word from that town, a fishing
Communication lines to the
Florida Keys were knocked out
by the terrific wind.
Navy radio messages reported
roofs blown from a number of Key
West houses, the sinking of 30 pri-
vately owned boats and three feet
of water flooding the east side of
the island.
ONLY TWO MINOR casualties
were reported in Key West. The
Navy said the highest winds of
160 miles an hour were recorded at
Boca Chica. naval base, eight
miles north of Key West.
Some Miami streets were
flooded by driving rain and bay
water tossed into them by the
high winds. Damage in the city
was limited to palm trees, power
lines, unprotected windows and
The Red Cross sent an evacua-
tion train to the Lake Okeechobee
area to remove about 3,500 per-
sons to safer areas. Shelters were
prepared for the refugees at Se-
bring,,Avon ark, and Lake Placid.
The Student Book Exchange,
located in Rm. 306, Michigan
Union, will remain open from 1
to 5 p.m. daily through Friday
this week.
The exchange, which is spon-
sored by IFC, is a non-profit
outlet for the sale of used texts.

Apprehend Cab Driver's Murderers

Two Detroit area men, one an
ex-convict and the other an es-
capee from a juvenile detention
home, will be arraigned this
morning in Ann Arbor Municipal
court on charges of first degree
The gun-toting pair are being
held for the brutal slaying of
Francis R. Andrews. The 27-year-
old cab driver was slain early
Monday on a side road near
Willow Village, which houses more
than 1,000 University students.
An anonymous tip led to the
arrest Tuesday morning in Dear-
born. One of the men admitted to
Washtenaw County Prosecutor
Douglas K. Reading that they shot
Andrews four times with a Ger-
man Luger revolver as part of a
robbery plan.
THE TWO said they fled with-
out taking a cent when nearby
farmhouse lights frightened them
from the murder scene.
One of the most extensive

man-hunts in Washtenaw
County history began shortly
after the fatal shooting Sunday.
More than 50 police officers on
foot, horseback and in airplanes
took part in the search.
The murder suspects are Wil-I
liard Swarthout, 19, of Dearborn,
and Kenneth Basha, 21, of the
Norwayne housing project near'
' *
RECOUNTING their movements
since Sunday night, the men told
Reading they decided to hire a'
cab, rob and tie the driver, and
then steal the cab to "pull other
stick-up jobs."
The pair told Reading they
hiredAndrews' cab in Dearborn
and asked to go to Willow Vil-
lage to see a relative. Andrews
wheeled around when told he
was to be robbed and Basha
shot him twice in the back,
Reading said.
The County prosecutor said the

pair then dragged the driver from
the cab and fired twice more, this
time into his chest.
READING SAID the boys fled
from the cab and the bullet-
riddled body when suddenly
frightened and crawled through
cornfields until the all-night man-
hunt was abandoned.
Reading told The Daily after
the Dearborn arrest Tuesday
that the pair would face life
imprisonment at hard labor if
convicted of the murder charge.
Basha, who admits doing the
shooting, served a sentence for
armed robbery in Ionia State Re-
formatory and was dishonorably
discharged from the U.S. Army.
SWARTHOUT, Basha's accom-
plice, has a record of 25 escapes
in five years from the Wayne
County Training School and po-
lice say he can barely read or

WVesterni Camtpaign Contiues

HE CALLED the students "termites."
Students on the Olivet campus charged
ment there was "defunct."
Ducat Lines W
Move Smoothly
Ticket officials were besieged by BER
nearly 300 Juniors when the doors siBns re
of Barbour Gym opened for the s fnsr
second day of football seat dis- pation fo
tribution yesterday morning. tio F
Some of the line had been wait- The Sc
ing since early hours of the morn- Russia's
ing, prepared with blankets and withdra:
portable radios. from Nora
The second day of distribution board for
was smoother with no difficulties
like Monday's "strike" which dis- PARTQ
turbed the Group Line for nearly minister.
an hour. States ai
Approximately 9,000 students next mo
out of the record enrollment of for Bei
21 A0 have s far obtained their power c

f °t
SALT LAKE CITY--{/'- Pres-
ident Truman brought his trans-
continental campaign into the
heart of Utah today and said the
Democratic Party must be elected
to keep the country "in safe
That was what he told an au.
dience as his train stopped at, the
station in American Fork, I Itah,
a few miles out of Salt Lake City.
Mr. Truman was leading up to
a major speech here tonight at
the Mormon Tabernacle, on irri-
gation, reclamation and public
Already, through the West, he
has credited the Democrats with
promoting development of that
area and said the Republicans
were bent on its' sabotage.
At American Fork, the Presi-
dent said the national income was
$18,000,000,000 "and it's going to
be bigger in 1948."
Earlier the President said the
West should be developed by
"small businessmen" and "not mo-
Mr. Truman got a little behind
schedule on a seven-stop speak-
ing schedule in western Colorado
and Central Utah.

D~ewey .
DEINVER -- (UP) - Gov. Thomas
E. Dewey tonight called for a
brand new approach in saving
America's natural resources to re-
place what he said was the Tru-
m an administration's careless
The Repiblican candidate for
resident promised if he goes to
the White House he will set up
an administration "which really
believes in conservation and de-
velopment of our country for the
The New York governor, in an
address prepared for delivery at
the Denver auditorium, defended
the record of the GOP controlled
80th Congress on reclamation ap-
propriations. He struckback at
President Truman's sharp criti-
cism of the Republicans on that
score without mentioning the
President by name.
He added: "That's why we need
to replace with a brand new ap-
proach and a comprehensive na-
tional program of conservation."
At the outset of his address
Dewey talked briefly abot the
foreign situation.

that all student govern-
orld News
a Glance
LIN-(P) - The Rus-
vived today their cam-
r withdrawal of all occu-
orces from Germany.
oviet-inspired press used
announced intention of
wing her occupation forces
rthern Korea as a spring-
r the latest campaign.
S -W) - The foreign
's of Britain, the United
and France mapped their
ove in the political battle
Ain at alno her three-
onference today.

Big Enrollment
Not Dangerous
Doubling national college en-
rollment by 1960 will not endanger
present educational standards,
Dean James B. Edmonson last
night pointed out that standards
have been raised in the past two
years in spite of overcrowding.
He was discussing the Presi-
dential Commission's "Report on
Higher Education" in the first lec-
ture of a new graduate course on
problems of higher education.
The ,commission's report is "sub-
jiect to heated controversy," Dean
Edmonson said. In addition to
doubled enrollment, the report
called for:
Guaranteed public education
through 14 years of school with
no regard to race, creed, color or
economic status; more attention
to preparation of college teachers.
Dean Edmonson said opinion is
fiercely divided on the report.
"Confused, confusing and con-
tradictory . .." was the verdict of
Chancellor Robert M. Hutchins of
the University of Chicago.
But it is "the most important
educational document of recent
yeails," according to Benjamin
Fine, education editor of the New
York Times,
The commission was set up in
1946 to indicate goals "toward
which America should move in
meeting the needs of higher edu-
cation in . .. a democracy," Dean
Edmonson pointed out.

Arabs Reject
roposal, ll
Name Herbert Evatt
Assembly President
PARIS-UP)-The United States
backed completely the late Count
Folke Bernadotte's plan for a
forced Palestine settlement.
The U.S. action, the first such
course taken by a big power, was
announced in a statement by Sec-
retary Marshall.
the opening session of the third
regular United Nations Assembly
and aroused immediate opposition
from the Arabs, who said they
would reopen the whole Palestine
situation in the Assembly.
The Assembly devoted its first
session to housekeeping. It elect-
ed Dr. Herbert Evatt, Australian
foe of big power politics, as pres-
ident, and put Paul - Henri
Spaak, Belgian premier, into the
chairmanship of the hot polit-
ical committee, where most of
the big battle of the 58-nation
assembly are fought.
The foreign ministers of the
United States, Britain and France
met for the second time in two
days to map their next move in
the battle with the Soviet Union
over Berlin.
recognized the existence of Israel
as a state, said its bundaries must
be fixed by the U.N. if the Jews
and Arabs could not agree on
them, and declared peace must be
imposed in Palestine by any pom
sible means.
It recommended revisions of
boundaries set forth in the orig-
inal partition plan.
Marshall's statement of his gov-
enment's position on the report
said :
"The United States considers
that the conclusions contained in
the final report of Count Berna-
dotte offer a generally fair basis
for settlement of the Palestine
Israeli VEdict
JERUSAL1VM-( P)--The Jew-
ish extremist group, Irgun Zvai
Leumi, accepted an ultimatum
from the Israeli Government to-
day and went out of business.
The dissolution ofuIrgun was
ordered as the government con-
tinued its crackdown on the Sterni
Clang, another but smaller Jewish
underground organization.
Nearly 300 arrests have wrecked
the Stern Gang. Many of its lead-

Streamlined Cameras Fail To Glamiorize 'U'Mugs


faces, said, "They're still ID pic-

the slogan of many an ID owner,

Chute also timed a fellow pho-

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