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Scribes Go Sleepless as
Truman Trounces Torn
The crisp chatter of teletype machines and the ringing of tele-
phones marked the election night frenzy of thousands of student re-
porters throughout the nation as collegiate newspapers broke out in a
rash of 'Extra' editions.
Typical was the scene here wt The Daily. Orderly processing of
election returns virtually broke down as the night wore on-eyelids
drooped and still Dewey and Truman slugged it out, precinct by pre-
Finally, with the victory still very much in doubt The Daily went
to Press. At 5:26 the last bulletin was slugged in and sent to the printer.
CAUGHT IN THE SAME predicament was the Indiana Daily Stu-
dent, at the University of Indiana, which gave up the wait at 5:10
a.m. with the headline, "PHOTO FINISH: DEWEY OR TRUMAN?"
Just a nose ahead was the Cornell Daily Sun which hung on until
5:15 a.m. and ran a picture of Truman but qualified with a head-
line: "Decision Uncertain."
Finishing out of the money was the Daily Cardinal, at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin. It went to press at 5 a.m. even.
* *
ALSO-RANS include the Yale Daily News at " a little after 5 a.m."
-which a reporter will tell you is somewhat less than one second. At
the University of Illinois, the Daily >
Illini gave up the ghost at 4:15
a.m. The Harvard Crimson re- FaCulty eries
tired at 3:45 a.m. Others ran back
as far as midnight. T o ( nn W ith
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wihBob White

Little Things in Life May Keep You Awake

igan Daily look good, doesn't it?
We lost.
The Michigan State News, at
Michigan State College, with the
grim determination of a flunking
student on a final, stayed with it
until 6:15 a.m. to lead the na-
tion's collegiate press. Even then,
the situation was unchanged and
the college papers that come out in
the afternoon scooped everyone.
AND THERE WERE sidelights
to the Big Top.
One student at the Detroit
School of Law trailed badly in his
fight to gain a seat in the State
Legislature. However, those last
few precincts that usually don't
count for anything...
POLLS TAKEN by many of the
collegiate papers meant nothing
as the Man from Missouri alone
picked the long shot and won.
Typical were the comments of fac-
ulty members at Northwestern
According to the Daily North-
western, NU professors said Dewey
would win by a "medium land-
slide." One political science pro-
fessor gave the New Yorker (not
the magazine) 400 electoral votes.
Dewey picked up almost 200.
* * *
STUDENTS at Yale were equally
They gave Dewey 63 per cent;
Truman 21 per cent; Thomas 6.5
per cent; Wallace 2.5 per cent,
and Thurmond 1 per cent.
* * * .
ton Daily managed to get an "ex-
clusive" picture of the President
last week.
Seems that with a grey Palm
Beach suit, a manuscript in hand
and specs, one of their speech
profs is a dead ringer for Tru-
* * *
ducks and assorted fowl that live
on the Red Cedar River (which
winds beautifully through the
campus) were disappearing and no
one knew why.
College authorities were baf-
fled and detectives could find no
traces of the truant amphibians.
However a quick check of mar-
ried veterans' housing unit re-
vealed trash cans full of feath-
ers. . .

Viola Concert
Paul Doktor, violist and lecturer
in the music school, will open the
series of faculty concerts at 8:30
p.m. Tuesday in Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre.
This is Doktor's first semester
at the University. He was born
in Vienna and obtained his mu-
sical training from his father, Karl

At least one election prediction
that panned out: the networks
promised Grade-A coverage of
the excitement-and they did the
job like it's never been done be-
fore. Most notably, we think, CBS
came through beautifully with
the tireless John Daly carrying a
more-than-human load.
In view of Daly's consistently
complete and friendly election re-
porting, we here-and-now nomin-
ate him as Radio's Top Newsman.
that Nightmare Night was Lowell
Thomas-the Republican candi-
date's close friend and fellow
farmer. Seriously and surprising-
ly at a loss for words, Farmer
Thomas opined that the hinter-
land. vote was very strange in-
"I'm a farmer, and I thought
I understood farmers," said he,
"but I guess . . . I was wrong."
But then, he wasn't a lonely
man in making that admission.
* * *
WE'D LIKE TO make note of
a sleuth program that seems well
above its stereotyped companions
Toledo Group
Plans Holiday
Toy Collection
Operation Christmas Present,
latest project of the Toledo Club,
will provide a real holiday for some
of Toledo's needy children, ac-
cording to Don Rothschild, pres-
The club will discuss plans for
their toy collection program at a
meeting at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday
in the League. Members will begin
collecting toys shortly in Ann Ar-
bor, and will continue their work
during Christmas vacation in To-
The Toledoites will recondition
the toys, and even try their hand
at making some of their own. A
few days before Christmas, they
will complete their Santa Claus
act by distributing the toys among
Toledo's needy.
Other plans for the holiday in-
clude a Christmas dance for club
members to be held at one of To-
ledo's larger hotels.
Rothschild especially stressed
that freshmen are eligible for
membership in the club, and in-
vited all Toledo students to attend
the meeting.
Dawson To Speak
Prof. John P. Dawson, of the
Law School, will speak on Greece
at 7:30 p.m. today, at the Greek
Orthodox Church.
Recently returned from Greece
where he was head of the foreign
trade administration of the Greek
government, Prof. Dawson was
able to make an analysis of the
problems of the Greek nation.

- i.e., Sam Spade (CBS-WJR,
Sunday, 8 p. m.).
It's not that its plot set-up is
far from usual, but just that title-
roler Howard Duff manages to
approach the thing with a sort
of casual tongue-in-cheek atti-
tude. Almost assuming the pro-
portions of a parody on all Pri-
vate Eye epics, the program is
often very funny.
* * *
ANYTHING NEW and novel in
radio always deserves mention,
and it looks like Ralph (T. & Q.)
Edwards has come up with an in-
teresting - though frighteningly
complex - brainchild. It'll be the
basis for a new show called This
Is Your Life (NBC-WWJ, Tues-
day, 9 p.m.).
Each week, Edwards will call
an "average citizen" to the
studio, and unexpectedly con-
front him with the piped-in
voices of assorted people who
have played roles in his past
life -- a grade school teacher,
the minister who married him,
or perhaps the lad whose life
he saved in the jungles of Ba-
The program, of course, will re-
quire an elaborate technical hook-

up. But if it sounds as good in
practice as it does in theory, it
should be pretty absorbing.
* * *
Brief Comment Department:
A carnation is in order for the
speech department's one-man-
script-department, Al Slote. Tal-
ented and versatile, he supplied
the copy for two successive Work-
shop Dramas.
One, "The Flags Out There"-
already broadcast-was an im-
mensely powerful post-war story.
"Jimmy Smith and the Skawio-
git", something more than a kid's
fantasy, will be heard Tuesday at
7:45 p.m. via WHRV ...
* * *
long CBS documentary last week:
The Hollywood Story. Tracing the
production of a movie from con-
ception to box office, it was tre-
mendously enlightening. Suggest-
ed-if CBS can face the facts-
another documentary, The Radio
Broadcast . . .
The Roosevelts-Eleanor and
Anna-re-enter the broadcast pic-
ture this week on a Monday-Wed-
nesday-Friday deal at 10:45. a.m.
What they'll talk about (on ABC-
WHRV) is still anybody's guess.

It's the little things in life that
keep ushfrom pulling down eight
or ten hours of solid sleep every
While fear and anxiety are still
the main causes of insomnia, Dr.
Carl D. Camp, of the Neurology
department, believes that some
slight physical discomfort may
be keeping you awake-not just
worry over when the subsistence
check will arrive.
HE SUGGESTS a complete
physical examination as one so-
lution of your problem.
Another is a glass of warm


milk or regulation of eating
before bed as a method of coun-
teracting gastronomic difficul-
Or if you have conditioned your-
self to staying awake, Dr. Camp
suggests that a regular routine
before going to bed, such as
brushing your teeth, placing your
watch in a certain place end ar-
ranging your clothing for wear
the next day will help establish
an attitude for sleep.
ABOVE ALL, Dr. Camp warns
against the use of drugs as a way
of promoting sleep.
"Temporary use of sleeping po-


tions after operations or some
painful injury is proper," he said.
"But unregulated use is not
only dangerous but habit form-
People become so worried for
fear they won't sleep without tak-
ing a capsule that they actually
are unable to sle p until they've
done so, Di Camp concludes.
From September to June
We want you to know
The Ensian will follow
Wherever you go.


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* * *
Doktor. The Vienna State Acad-
emy of Music granted him a di-
ploma while he was still in his
Doktor has been heard in many
sonata recitals, and as solo violist
and violinist with orchestras, in
Austria, Switzerland, England and
America. He was soloist in the
premiere performance of Quincy
Porter's Concerto for Viola and
Orchestra, with Dean Dixon and
the CBS Symphony, on a na-
tionwide broadcast.

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