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VOTE
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Latest Deadline in the State
VOL. LIX, No. 36 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1948

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Local

Vote

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Rain, Cold Weather
Predicted for Area
{ Slosson-Michener Campaign Spurs
Local Electioneering to New Heights
Voting in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County will smash all exist-
ing records this year.
That was the prediction of both Frederick C. Perry, city clerk,
and Luella M. Smith, county clerk.
CLERK PERRY ESTIMATED that 21,000 Ann Arborites would
cast ballots-cracking existing records by several thousand. And coun-
ty vote-casting was expected to slip past the 50,000 mark for the first
time in Washtenaw history.
Weathermen sprinkled showers on optimism for a large vote
yesterday.
Rain is expected in the afternoon and night
* * * *
OFFICIALS POINTED to the vital national election as "one rea-
son" for the tremendous voting. However other reasons were seen by
political observers:
The entrance of. Preston W. Slosson, as Democratic candidate
for Second Congressional Representative finally threw a scare in
GOP forces who rallied around incumbent Earl C. Michener.
Another factor will be the unpredictable Progressive Party which
threw an almost complete slate into the ballot. sheets.
And despite University rulings, which have had a tendency to
swing politicking away from campus, students have taken an in-
creasing part in the coming election. A few even tossed their hats
into the fray.
* * * *
WHEN THE VOTERS GO to the polls in Ann Arbor, these are
the decisions they must make:
For President and Vice President:
Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren, Republican.
Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley, Democrat.
Claude A. Watson and Dale H. Learn, Prohibition.
Edward A. Teichert and Stephen Emery, Socialist Labor.
Farrell Dobbs and Grace Carlson, Socialist Workers.
Henry A. Wallace and Glen H. Taylor, Progressive.
Norman Thomas and Tucker P. Smith, Socialist.
Here is how things will shape up in what has been called an ex-
tremely "hot" race for the gubernatorial post:
Kim Sigler, Republican; G. Mennen Williams, Democrat; Gordon
Phillips, Prohibition; Arthur Chenoweth, Socialist Labor; Howard Ler-
ner, Socialist Worker; and Emanual Seidler, Socialist.
BATTLING FOR THE job of Lieutenant Governor will be:
Eugene C. Keyes, Republican; John W. Connolly, Democrat; Perry
Hayden, Prohibition; James Horvath, Socialist Labor; and Leonard
Klue, Socialist.
Only full slate is for Secretary of State:
Frederick M. Alger, Jr., Republican; Noel P. Fox, Democrat;
E. Harold Munn, Prohibition; James Sim, Socialist Labor; Wil-
liam H. Yancy, Socialist Worker; Roberta Barrow, Progressive;
and Helen King, Socialist.
Candidates for the position of Attorney General include:
Stuart. B. White, Republican; Stephen J. Roth, Democrat; Le-
Roy B. McInally, Prohibition; Marion L. Walbridge, Socialist Labor;
Ernest Goodman, Progressive; and Samuel Silverstein, Socialist.
COMPETING FOR STATE TREASURER will be:
U. Hale Brake, Republican; John J. Kozaren, Democrat; Cecil A.
Clapp, Prohibition; Grace Hamilton, Socialist Labor; Nancy Carter
Morse, Progressive; and Anthony
Krawulski, Socialist. ENLIGHTENED NATIO
In the last state office, that of
Auditor General, voters will
choose between: U.S. Must Yid
Murl K. Aten, Republican; Mar-
garet Price, of Ann Arbor, Demo- To Cyart F 1d
crat; Ben R. Williams, Prohibi-
tion; Charles Schwartz, Socialist
Labor; A. John Zaremba, Progres- By BLUMWA MAE ZILBER
sive; and James H. Stites, Social- The United States must offer to
ist. give up her sovereignty to make

Daily Extra To Uphold'Latest Deadline' Tradition

Following its motto, "Latest
Deadline in the State" The Daily
will hold its presses until 6 a.m.
tomorrow in order to bring read-
ers the election results.
According to the best avail-
able estimates there should be
fairly conclusive results at this
time in the national elections.
WASHTENAW COUNTY re-
turns should also be complete
but the close Michigan guber-
natorial race will probably not

be resolved until later in the
day.
News of the national and
state elections will be compiled
for Daily readers by an army
of some 65,000 Associated
Press newsmen. Local results
will be tabulated by a special
election network of Daily re-
porters.
Daily reporters will have spe-
cial color articles capturing the
election night flavor of a local

party headquarters, interviews
with candidates nervously await-
ing returns, and impressions of
a roving reporter. This "color"
will supplement the straight
news coverage of the local race.
SPECIALLY trained reporters,
writers and clerical workers will
compile figures taken from more
than 130,000 polling places all
over the nation.
As fast as they are compiled

these figures will be trans-
mitted to The Daily by tele-
type. Senior editors will an-
alyze the trends and rush
them into print as soon as re-
sults are conclusive.
Because of the late deadline
the special election resultDaily
will reach your residence slight-
ly later than the normal delivery
time. 'Extra' copies will be sold
during the morning at various
spots on the campus.

Which Will the Nation Call Upon.

Electorate To Hit
50 Milon Mark
Truman, Dewey Claim Victory;
Senate Control Is Hottest Contest
By The Associated Press
Today millions of American voters, perhaps in record-shattering
Legions, will tap the shoulder of the man they want for President.
From daybreak until After dark, upwards of 50,000,000 members of
a mighty electorate will march to the polling places to choose between
fighting Harry Truman and confident Thomas Dewey.
TO THE WINNER they are entrusting eager hopes for four years
of good times at home and peace in a fretful world.
At stake too, are control of the Setnate and key governorships
that may guide political trends for 1950 and 1952.
The heavy political cannonading died away on election eve
to a few stray shots. All the candidates got in last minute
speeches, more with the idea of spurring their followers to get
out and vote than in hopes of making any last minute converts.
For President Truman, the Democratic nominee, the campaign
was a "crusade" for four more years in his own right to the chair in
the White House he took over from the late Franklin D. Roosevelt.
For Dewey, Republican challenger and a front-runner in most
pre-election forecasts, it was an attempt to end a 16-year Democratic
regime. And it was an attempt at a comeback for the G.O.P.'s loser
in 1944-the first time the Republicans have tried again with a de-
feated candidate..
* * * *
EACH IN ADVANCE, proclaimed himself the winner.
Mr. Truman spent yesterday seeing old friends at his Indepen-
dence Mo., home and attending Masonic and Shrine ceremonies in
Kansas City.
He arranged to vote in the Memorial Hall at Independence this
morning, to go to bed and wait until tomorrow for the election ver-
dict.
Dewey votes in Manhattan because he keeps his legal resi-
dence there in the Roosevelt Hotel. And it is there the New York
Governor will keep tab on the returns.
Political omens pointed toward a record total of more than 51,000,-
000 votes, if the weatherman cooperated.
He said it would be clear, sunny and not too cold most places.
* * * *
IN SOME STATES, Senate races took on about as much interest
as the Presidential scrap.
Democratic or Republican control of the Senate hinged on
results in eleven vital states- Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky,
Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West
Virginia and Wyoming.
Republicans now have a 51 to 45 edge in the Senate. And they
admittedly have been worried about losing it. A 48 to 48 tie is not at
all impossible.
* * * *
Daily Survey Reveals Quietest
Campus Election Betting Year

CANDIDATE THOMAS E. DEWEY, PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN
...confident of a successful comeback .. . to be a president in his own right

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China Scrapes Bottom of Aid
Funds as Troops Flee Mukden

A bindery breakdown in Ypsi-
lanti will keep the new Student
Directory, formerly scheduled to
be sold today, out of student hands
f or another week.
So the 1948 edition won't ap-
pear on campus till next Monday.
Meanwhile the directory staff
will get the 5,500 copies bound
in Detroit.
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lid Its Power
4 Peace---wing
time and immediate measures
must be taken, he warned.
* * *
LOOKING for an alternative as
a short range measure authorities
have reached the conclusion that
Russia could overtake all the
countries up to the Atlantic at
will, he explained. However, the
formation of an alliance of all
Marshall Plan nations would make
it possible to hold Russia at the
Rhine in 1950, Swing commented.
Swing, who has just returned
from Europe, explained in an in-
terview that the presidential cam-
paigns produce little reaction in
Europe's peoples,
"EUROPEANS think all of the

NANKING - (P) - Communist
armies completed the occupation
of Mukden.
One hour later Chinese Govern-
ment planes bombed that teem-
ing Manchurian metropolis.
* * *
MEANWHILE China's hard-
pressed Nationalist Government
drew $5,000,000 from the U. S.
Treasury to pay for American
arms. But this was only a drop in
the bucket considering the magni-
tude of the reverses suffered by
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek.
The State Department, in an-
nduncing the $5,000,000 draft,
disclosed that Chiang's Gov-
ernment is scraping the bottom
of the existing China aid fund.
The $5,000,000 withdrawal left
only about $15,000,000 of the
$125,000,000 voted by Congress
for the purpose in June.
Several Nationalist divisions
equipped in part with American
arms were reported smashed in
the Manchurian fighting, and it
was feared that these arms were
largely lost.
* * *
GENERALISSIMO Chiang Kai-
Shek acknowledged unsuspected
"reverses" in Manchuria but vowed
to fight on and said North China
was not yet directly menaced.
The Chinese Government still

available information was "very
confusing."
Immediately after entering the
city the Communist "Northeastern
People's Peace Committee" issued
a proclamation urging the public
to remain calm and promising an
era of peace and prosperity.
.AFTER HAVING lain silent all
Sunday and Sunday night, Muk-
den heard heavy artillery and
small-arms fire from the suburbs
Monday morning.
This was interpreted to mean
that some government units must
have put up at least a token re-
sistence. The firing died out dur-
ing afternoon.
Funeral Services
Funeral services for H. Peter
Trosper, Jr University student,
who died Sunday, will be held at
4 p.m. today, at Muehlig Chapel.

Dewey Wins
W.Q. Survey;
ThomasThird
Thomas E. Dewey swept to vic-
tory in a West Quadrangle straw
vote last night as Socialist Nor-
man Thomas showed surprising
strength in grabbing tird position
behind President Truman.
Dewey polled 54.5 per cent of
the 1350 votes cast to win by a
wide margin.
President Truman came in sec-
ond with 20-9 per cent. Norman
Thomas wound up with an even 10
per cent.
* , , *,
FURTHER BACK were candi-
dates Henry Wallace with 7.5 per
cent and J. Strom Thurmond with
6 pr cent.
Residents of the quad were
handed ballots as they entered the
dining room and deposited them
as they left. Many ballots were
thrown out as incorrectly marked.

Wanna bet? I
The odds are two to one that
you wouldn't find a ,taker, for this
is probably the quietest election
betting year in campus history.
A spasmodic telephone survey,
conducted in fraternity, dorms,
and the Lawyers Club, indicated
that most people are banking on
one candidate.
ONE FRATERNITY, Psi Upsi-
lon, is for Dewey 20 to 1. In fact
Hank Coleman has offered to eat
his hat if Dewey doesn't win. Asked
if any other such bets were being
made in the house, the informant
said "No, we're rather conserva-
tive around here."
Another case of indigestion
may result if Dewey loses. Dick
Brandenstein has wagered the
meal of one hat, nature undeter-
mined, with his Alpha Sigma
Phi brother, Hank Bruner.
It'll be a happy New Year for
Bill Zerman if he wins the wager
with his Democratic friend. The
stake is a gate admission to the
Rose Bowl Game.
* * *
A BUNCH of the boys may be
whooping it up tonight with the
wee bit of Scotch that Glenj

Wiitala and Winton Crawford bet
on the outcome of the election.
Wiitala will win one pint if Tru-
man is reelected and still another
if the Progressives poll more than
a million popular votes. If Craw-
ford wins, he will get the re-
freshments.
Word has it in local circles that
two fraternities have wagered $500
that Norman Thomas will beat
Henry Wallace in the popular
vote.
Labor Hopes
Witb\.Demos
DETROIT--(P).-How strong is
labor's much-discussed political
comeback?
That question will be answered
in the general election in Mich-
igan and upon labor rides Demo-
cratic hopes of carrying the state
for President Truman and G.
Mennen Williams, youthful Guber-
natorial candidate.
LABOR, set back sharply at the
1946 elections, is out to regain the
prestige it held in the New Deal
era. Political observers agree its
influence will be felt strongly in
heavily populated Wayne County.
An expected 2,400,000 voters
will give their answer, perhaps
shattering existing records in
every county.
Outstate, an estimated 1,500,000
citizens had registered. In Wayne
County, the major arena of this
year's duel, a record-breaking
870,000 were ready to vote.
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IN CONGRESSIONAL elec-
tions, incumbents Sen. Homer Fer-
guson, Republican, will attempt to
stave off Frank E. Hook, Demo-
crat; Harold A. Lindahl, Prohibi-
tion; Theodore A. Grove, Socialist
Labor; Genora Dollinger, Social-
ist Worker; and Arthur Bailey, So-
cialist.
In the Second District, Rep.
Michener and Prof. Slosson will
not be alone. With them will be
Glen Winters, Prohibition; Jack
M. Geist, University student,
Progressive; and W. L. Miller,
Socialist.
Battling for the job of State
Ppntn in th 12t dimei wlbe

war if we are to have peace.
That was the keynote struck by
Raymond Gram Swing, news an-
alyst, in his lecture, "History on
the March," last night.
* * *
"THERE WILL BE no peace
unless national sovereignty to
make war is limited, and the most
enlightened country in the world
-the United States-must take
the first step."
Swing believes that the Amer-
ican foreign policy has been fol-
lowing the wrong line of attack.
"The United States advertises
its strength which only serves to
antagonize the Russians. We must
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'JUST PLAIN VANDALISM':
Halloween Pranks Sweep Ann Arbor

"Just plain vandalism."
In these words, police Lieut.
William E. Hitchingham described

property had been damaged by the
juvenile vandals.
One woman reported ghat her

opened 13 fire hydrants at widely
scattered locations.
Damage from broken windows
was extensive throughout the

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