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VOL. LIX, No. 48
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1948
PRICE FIVE C
AP Gives VI
All Candidates for Senior Offices
NEW YORK - (P)-Michigan's
mighty Wolverines continued to
lead the nation's football teams in
the weekly Associated Press poll of
sports writers, bettering their first
place margin of last week consid-
Whereas they trailed Notre
Dame by three first place ballots
in the previous poll, the Big Nine
1hampions gobbled up 130 of the
8 top spots. The other 78 No. 1
picks were divided among nine
teams with Notre Dame on 27 first
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IN POINT SCORING, the de-
termining factor, Michigan re-
ceived 1,952 to 1,721 for the Fight-
ing Irish. No doubt, last Satur-
day's results influenced a lot of
voters. The Wolverines trampled
Indiana under a 54-0 score while
Notre Dame barely squeezed out a
12-7 triumph over Northwestern.
12-otre Dame previously had
beaten Indiana 42-6 and Mich-
igan had swept past Northwest-
Although they received only
three first place votes to 16 for
California, Army's Cadets took
third place over the Golden Bears,
1,426 points to 1,288. That was
?the way the two teams stood a
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NORTH CAROLINA, by vrtue
of its 49-20 romp over Maryland,
moved up a peg into fifth place
with 1,034 points as 11 voters
tabbed the Tar Heels, as their No.
1 team. Despite its 47-0 massacre
of Temple, Penn State dropped
down a notch to sixth place with
1883 points and three first place
Northwestern, on its great show-
See POLL, Page 3
WASHINGTON - (RI) - Rep.
J. Parnell Thomas pleaded inno-
cent to charges of conspiracy
growing out of alleged padding of
his office payrolls.
Thomas, the retiring chairman
of the House Un-American Activi-
ties Committee, was released on
$1,000 bond after being finger-
printed at the United States Mar-
THE CONGRESSMAN, re-elect-
ed Nov. 2, was indicted a week ago
on charges of fraud and conspir-
acy involving accusations of salary
'kickbacks" from office employes.
He was arraigned before Judge
Richmond B. Keech in Federal
District Court a day ahead of
schedule. His attorney, William
H. Collins, said the shift was
made because Thomas wished to
return to his home in Allendale,
Thomas' co-defendant and for-
mer secretary, Helen Campbell,
will be arraigned tomorrow.
'U' Senate Asks
For Study of Ban
The University Senate yesterday voted for appointment of a
faculty committee to study the Regents' rule on political speakers.
President Alexander G. Ruthven, chairman of the Senate, will
appoint .the committee, which will report back at the next Senate
meeting Dec. 6.
(The faculty Senate is composed of all those with the rank of
assistant professor or above, and is the main policy-making body of
the University below the Board of Regents.)
MEANWHILE, other groups u
Give Up Negev
UN Debate Continues
On Peace Proposals
PARIS- 03) -Israel told the
United Nations it would put up
fierce resistance against loss of
the Negev desert in southern
Moshe Shertok, Israeli Foreign
Minister, spoke before the Gen-
eral Assembly's 58-nation Politi-
cal Committee as that body began
debate on the peace plan of Count
Folke Bernadotte, slain Palestine
- * * *
THiE NEGEV, scene of recent
bitter fighting between Israeli
and Egyptian forces, was given to
Israel under the Palestine. parti-
tion plan 'adopted by the Assem-
bly Nov. 29, 1947. Under the Ber-
nadotte plan it would be given to
Shertok said any Arab state
trying to annex the Negev
"should have to overcome, in
bloody battles, the fiercest re-
sistance that the Jews have yet
offered anywhere to the Arab
The Palestine question also oc-
cupied the Security Council which
considered a new Canadian pro-
posal to replace the shaky Holy
Land truce with an armistice.
The Canadian measure was similar
to a draft resolution offered last
week by acting mediator Ralph
*, * *
U. S. DELEGATE Philip C.
Jessup said he would support the
Canadian resolution, which Cana-
dian sources said was drawn up
after talks with the American,
British, French and Belgian dele-
gations. Jessup called it a step
forward toward a final peace set-
Russia's Jacob A. Malik, how-
ever, said he believed the coun-
cil should order the Jews and
Arabs not to negotiate an armis-
tice but a formal peace.
The council meets again at 10,
a.m. (3 a.m., CST) tomorrow io
continue debate on the Capvdian
In the midst of the two-pronged
Palestine discussions, Shertok
said Israel felt the time had come
to ask for UN membership.
were also swinging into action to
?recommend modification or repeal
of the speakers' ban.
The Student Legislature cab-
inet met to block out plans for
its written recommendations to
the Regents, which will be ready
"at least- a week" before the Re-
gents' regular monthly meeting
in December, according to SL
president Blair Moody.
But the faculty Senate's action
raises the possibility of consulta-
tion between students and faculty
before recommendations are made,
Moody said. He added that he
hopes a cooperative arrangement
can be worked out.
THE MATTER "is in a state of
flux," Moody said. But he predict-1
ed that consultations and commit-
tee-work will be carried on inten-
sively this week.
The Committee to Abolish the
Ban, though still functioning,
has yielded most of its work to
the Student Legislature, accord-
ing to Buddy Aronson, CAB
The CAB has already "done a
fine job" in calling the Regents'
attention to student protests over
the speakers ban, Moody said.
It looks as though the marriage
relations lecture series will be back
Representatives from five stu-
dent groups, conferring yesterday
with Ivan W. Parker, lecture com-
mittee chairman, put their seal of
approval on continuing the series.
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BUT BEFORE definite plans for
the series can be launched, one or
two of the groups which include
the Student Legislature, the
League, the Union, Student Re-
ligious Association and The Daily
-must officially agree to under-
write expenses of the lectues.
The delegates wil! take back
to their organizations the pro-
posal. If the-y agree to under-
write financial expenses, plans
can e launched at once for the
The lectures if continued will
follow the same general plan that
they have in past years, Parker
Financial difficulties had made
it impossible for the committee
to continue sponsoring the lectures
without definite support.
Special train accommodations
have been arranged to handle an
overflow throng of students ex-
pected to make the trip to Colum-
bus for the OSU-Wolverine grid
tilt this weekend.
In addition to the special train
sponsored by the Wolverine Club
another special train will be on
hand to handle students wishing
to retulrn to Ann Arbor immedi-
ately after the game.
ANY STUDENT wishing to re-
turn to Ann Arbor immediately
after the game may purchase spe-
cial round trip train tickets at
$9.50 each which will be on sale
all week at Rm. 2 University Hall.
These students will travel to
Columbus on the Wolverine
Club's special train. But they
will return to Ann Arbor on an-
other train which will leave Co-
lumbus at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
The marching band will also
travel on this train.
The Wolverine Club's special
train will leave Ann Arbor at 6:30
a.m. Saturday and arrive in Co-
lumbus at 12:30 p.m. It will leav'e
Columbus at 10:05 a.m. Sunday
and arrive in Ann Arbor at 5:26
HOWEVER STUDENTS,- who
wish to return to Ann Arbor im-
mediately after the football battle
may take the band special train
which leaves Columbus at 5:30
Students who haa already
made plans to take the Wolver-
ine Club's special train may
also take this band special.
Wolverine Club train tickets will
be exchanged for tickets on the
band special and a $5 refund
will be given.
Tickets and refunds may be se-
cured at Rm. 2 University Hall
all this week.
ASSOCIATE DEAN of Students
Walter B. Rae said that any stu-
dents having game tickets who
wishto take the special train may
get round trip tickets for $9.50
each all this week at Rm. 2 Uni-
Dean Rae said that the special
train will also be open to alum-
nii and townspeople.
The train leaving Ann Arbor'
early Saturday morning has been
enlarged to eight coaches, a din-
ner and snack car in order to han-
dle the 130 bandsmen who will be
making the trek.
Still Under Study
All seventeen candidates for
Senior Class Officers and one Stu-
dent Legislature candidate were
disqualified last night because of
irregularities in their petitions.
The petitions of three other SL
candidates and two for the Board
in Control of Student Publications
are under further investigation by
the Men's Judiciary Council, ac-
cording to president Ev Ellin.
* * *
HE WOULD NOT divulge the
names of the candidates whose pe-
titions were being investigated.
Ellin said that all the Senior
Class petitions contained signa-
tures of students who were in-
eligible to vote. "Only students
in the literary college, music,
forestry and architectural
schools can sign Senior Class pe-
titions," Ellin said.
The disqualified Senior Class
candidates may re-petition if they
desire, Ellin said. Petitions will be
available for them in Rm. 2, Uni-
versity Hall at noon today and are
due in by 4 p.m. Friday.
ELLIN SAID the Men's Judi-
ciary would meet Friday to review
The SL candidate, Walter L.
Hansen, was disqualified be-
cause ,his petitions contained a
duplication of signatures, Ellin
He stated that Senior Class peti-
tions had been rejected because of
failure to comply with official
PETITIONS FOR A place on
the ballot are required in order to
guarantee the voters that the cn-
didate is truly representative," I-
lin said. The Senior Class petition
states that 150 signatures must be
obtained 'from members of the
candidate's own class and college.
"Failure to meet standards of
petitioning indicates a lack of
interest on the part of candi-
dates to comply with procedure,"
Board in Control of Student
Publications petitions and those
for J-Hop Committee will be re-
viewed today in Rm. 2, University
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HALLOWEEN HANGOVER-Ex-'Ensian photographer Lee Williams arrived on the scene just in
time to snap this picture of the latest addition to the University's building program. A "U" dump
truck soon destroyed the pranksters' work.
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NOW IT CAN BE TOLD:
Barricade Engine Arch
By GEORGE WALKER and LEON JAROFF
"Stone walls do not a prison make," but, in case you're interested,
there's no better way of blocking up the Engine Arch.
Yes, now it can be told-the strange story of the first successful
attempt to barricade the vital passageway through the West Engi-
For years, students had dreamed of accomplishing this monu-
mental feat. But police, campus cops, janitors, and fire hoses con-
tinuously foiled their efforts.
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THEN, A YEAR AGO, a small group of determined men, stung by
previous failures, began work on a'
closely coordinated, fool - proof
plan. Their idea was based on N oro Issue
Commando tactics-months of ex-
tensive preparation climaxed by aC
few minutes of swift, decisive ac- osts arter
Concrete blocks, mortar, steel
cables and radium-dialed stop
watches were painstakingly ac-
cumulated. These they carefully
cached in a secluded warehouse.
The night watchmen's rounds
were checked to the split second
and, after studied consideration,
Halloween night was picked as
the time of greatest opportunity.
IN THE WEE hours of the
chosen night, a small group of
hand-picked men gathered on the
University High playground,
mixed their mortar, and slinked
through the darkness to the Arch.
The months of training paid
dividends. Working swiftly and
efficiently, they constructed a
four-foot barricade reinforced
with one-inch steel cable, a
structure which would have
brought praise from any civil
Then, like the proverbial Arabs,
they folded their blueprints and
stole silently into the night.
WHEN THE project was discov-
ered at 5 a.m., University officials
had to act fast, for in three hours
a stream of humanity would be
battering helplessly against the
They procured a dump truck
and rammed it time and again
against the wall-but to no avail.
A much larger truck finally did
the job, but Just in time for the
8 a.m. rush.
Next Halloween night will un-
doubtedly see the University pre-
pared for another attempt.
The Amherst chapter of Phi
Kappa Psi has had its charter re-
voked by the national fraternity
in a dispute arising out of that
chapter's decision to initiate a
Dewey Tennent, president of the
Michigan chapter of Phi Psi, said
that in view of the fact that the
fraternity system as it is estab-
lished at Michigan provides for
all races and groups, his chapter
was in agreement with the action
of the national organization.
* * .
ACCORDING TO Tennent in
April of this year the Amherst
group announced that it was go-
ing to pledge Thomas Gibbs, 19, a
Negro Sophomore from Evanston,
Ill. The Phi Psi Executive Coun-
cil then issued a temporary direc-
tive holding up Gibbs' pledging
until the fraternity's national con-
vention which was held last sum-
Amherst chapter attended
this meeting where unanimous
agreement was reached by which
the Amherst group voluntarily
promised not to initiate Gibbs.
According to Tennent, the Am-
herst Chapter went back on its
promise and repledged Gibbs and
announced its intention to initiate
him. Gibbs is a member of the
Student Council and the Fresh-
man Orientation Committee.
HOWARD L. Hamilton, Presi-
dent of the National organization,
notified the local that its charter
had been revoked.
Call for Berlin
Plan To Be Pressed
If Mediation Fails
PARIS-(P)-The six "neutral"
nations of the United Nations Se-
curity Council completed a new
compromise proposal on the Berlin
crisis calling for concessions from
A reliable informant who, dis-
closed this said the six nations
were prepared to present the pro-
posal if current mediation efforts
by top U.N. officials fail.
THESE EFFORTS came last
week in the form of an appeal for
direct negotiations on the Berlin
question by Trygve Lie, U.N. sec-
retary general, and Dr. Herbert V.
Evatt of Australia, President of the
The foreign ministers of the
three big Western Powers--the
United States, Britain and
France-were scheduled to meet
tomorrow to draft answers to the
Their reply was expected to
amount to a rejection of the plea,
which called for negotiations be-
tween Russia and the Western
Powers to end the Soviet blockade
S * * *
THE NEW COMPROMISE pro-
posed by Argentina, Belgium, Can-
ada, China, Colombia and Syria
would call on Russia to modify its
demand for a simultaneous lifting
of the Soviet blockade and a settle-
ment of the currency question. The
Western Nations would be asked
to negotiate while the blockade was
still partly in effect.
An entirely new factor would
be a proposal to have the Security
Council name a special committee
to supervise lifting the blockade.
U' Quota Met
In Fund Drive
The University has met its quota
of $25,500 in the Community Fund
Campaign, according to Prof. John
Arthos, chairman of the campus
division of the drive.
However, some pledges are stil
outstanding, Prof. Arthos said. He
requested those who have not re-
turned their contributions to do
so in the very near future.
World News At A Glance
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-The Supreme Court decided in effect that Con-
gress acted legally when it voided workers' claims for some $6,000,000,-
000 in retroactive "portal-to-portal" pay.
The University Marching Band
will roll into Columbus Saturday
with a show that would make
even Barnum blush, present plans
"We're going down there loaded
on Saturday," Prof. William D.
Revelli, band director said yester-
day, after thanking contributors
to the drive to send the "band-
wagon" to Ohio State University.
SUPPORT PLEDGES of $2,157
from virtually every campus or-
ganization, as well as local mer-
chants, townspeople and alumni
collected by The Daily will back
the unscheduled band trip this
The Band is planning to pull
all the tricks out of their well-
stocked bag for Saturday's per-
During the half-time ceremonies
they will salute the home team by
forming the word "Ohio" to the
SENIOR CLASS presidential
candidates who were disqualified
are Pete Elliott and Val Johnson.
Vice - Presidential aspirants
were Audry Buttery, Marilyn
Howell, John Kampmeler, Ar-
lynn Rosen and Mary Wright.
Candidates for secretary who.
have been disqualified are Betty
Cole, Nancy Culligan, Margaret El-
lingwood, Jo Kitchen, Ginny Nick-
las, Ruth Parsons and Elinor Ab-
Treasurer candidates were Ann
Griffin, William Marcoux, and Eu-
"European Views of the Euro-
pean Recovery Program" will be
the theme of a lecture and discus-
sion program presented by the
Club Europa at 8 p.m. today at
the Rackham Building.
Prof. John P. Dawson of the
law school who supervised export
and import controls in Greece last
year will speak together with Zorae
Organschi of Italy and Roelf Pas-
toor of the Netherlands.
Pastoor, a business administra-
tion student, will discuss the eco-
nomic aspects of the ERP while
Organschi analyses the political
aspects as they affect Europeans.
This program is the first in a
series to be presented by the
speakers bureau of Club Europa,
its president Eino Kainlauri of
Finland said. The 120 students
from 23 European countries are
planning an intensive mrogram
to acquaint each other and the
American students with their
What's in a Purse?
Because a University coed had a
OTTAWA - William Lyon
MacKenzie King resigned as
Prime Minister after having
headed the Canadian govern-
ment for more than 21 years. Mie
was succeeded by Louis Stephen
St. Laurent, a French Canadian
CINCINNATI - Secretary of
Labor Maurice J. Tobin, prom-
ised the American Federation of
Labor to help build a vigorous,
expanded labor department.
That, he said, would undo work
of what he called "The Whiffen-
poof 80th Congress."
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SPECIAL PROGRAMS PLANNED:
Campus To Honor Foreign Students
NANKING-The Chinese Communist armies were reported flow-
ing toward the Yangtze River today, leaving in their backwash a
swirling, inconclusive battle for Suchow.
Suchow, on the north-central China plains, is 200 railroad miles
northwest of this nervous capital-which lies on the big river's south
International Students Day will
be observed tomorrow separately
ter-Guild and the NSA Committee
of the Student Legislature.
collection drive for the students
at the University of Yunnan in