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Latest Deadline in the State


Takes Nine Lives
Storm Moves Towards Sea After
Wreaking $25,000,000 in Damages
MIAMI, Fla-(P)-A toll of three lives and at least $25,000,000 in
crop and property losses was charged tonight against the tropical
hurricane still raking the coast with high winds as it centered off
South Florida.
The storm moved out to sea near Jensen Beach at 3:30 p.m. (EST)

after raking the entire south end of the Florida peninsula
ing winds up to 160 miles an hour.
Adding in the Cuban toll, the total losses in the
reached nine dead and about $30,000,000 damages.
Six were killed in Cuba when the tricky storm lashed
ern part of the island;
ImorP HiPH in Miami-

with rag-
the west-
and three

Draft To Call
15,000 Men
In Decenber,
WASHINGTON - (A) - Fifteen
thousand more men were ordered
into the Army today. They will be
in uniform before Christmas.
At the same time the Army
asked that pre-induction physical
examinations begin within two
weeks for the first 10,000 men or-
dered inducted under the new
peacetime draft law.
The men in the initial draft
call are expected to be in uni-
form in November. Most of them
Will come from the top age brack-
ets, men 24 and 25 years old.
larger than the first, will dip down
into lower age groups, it is be-
IndLansing Colonel G. B. Ar-
nold, state selective service di-
rector, said today that a total
of 41,440 Michigan men may be
eligible for induction into the
armed services.
Meanwhile, Carl R. Gray, Jr.,
chief of the Veterans Administra-
tion, said today charges that any
VA policies are Communist-dic-
tated are unfounded.
"SO FAR AS I know, there are
no Communists employed in posi-
tions of trust anywhere in the
VA," Gray said in a statement.
"Should any be discovered,
they will not remain with the
Gray said he was forced to com-
ment by a recent series of charges
in Michigan and California that
VA policy on flight training is dic-
tated "by Communists who have
wormed their way into VA."
The administration recently
tightened its policy on flight
training, photography, dancing
and similar instruction. It now re-
quires veterans to prove before en-
rollment that they plan to follow
such professions. Avocational or
recreational training is barred un-
der the GI program.
AIM Elects
J. Kallinan
To TopPost
The Association of Independent
Men, at their first official meet-
ing held yesterday evening at the
Union, elected James K. Kallman
president for the fall semester.
Kallman, a married veteran,
lives at 927 S. State St.
The position is temporary, sub-
ject to confirmation.
Plans for the first I-M Dance of
the semester which A.I.M. is spon-
soring in conjunction with Assem-
bly, Independent Women's organ-
ization, on Oct. 16, were also dis-
Future plans of the A.I.M. in-
clude a non-profit venture offer-
ing athletic equipment at whole-
sale prices to University residence
The organization isalso in the
process of dividing the campus
into districts for better represen-
tation of Independents, similar to
the system practiced on the Ohio
State campus.



X: *

Robert Lockwood, 50, whose body
was found along the government
cut entrance jetty at Miami Beach.
Police said he was the victim
either of drowning or a crushing
blow against one of the rocks
which cover the jetty.
Torrential rains that sheeted
down on gusts of wind up to
160 miles an hour left some
communities in its wake under
inches of water and brought
fear of floods to towns in the
Lake -Okeechobee region.
The weather bureau reported
in a 4:30 p.m. (CST) advisory
that the storm was moving away
from Florida in a northeasterly
direction at about 12 miles an
S* * *
WINDS IN THE lake region
were still near hurricane intensity
and forecasters warned that "all
precautions shouldhbe continued
in the Palm Beach- Daytona
Beach area for a short time.,,
There is an extensive area of gales
winds to the rear of the storm.
Hurricane warnings are dis--
played from Daytona Beach to
Palm Beach and storm warnings
north of Daytona Beach to
Charleston, S.C.
Milk and other supplies will be
flown to Key West tomorrow, Red
Cross officials said.
County Dems
Pick Delegates
To Convention

Sla yingof
Cab Driver
Slayers Face
Murder Charge
Two sullen, ill-clad men, their
hands manacled together, stood
yesterday before Ann Arbor Mun-
icipal Judge Jay H. Payne charged
with murder.
The pair, 22-year-old Kenneth
Basha, a dishonorably discharged
Kenneth Basha and Willard
Swartout pleaded innocent late
yesterday when arraigned in
Municipal Court on a murder
charge in the Sunday night
slaying of a Dearborn taxicab
Examination of the two was
set for next Wednesday and
they were remanded to jail
without bond, the Associated
Press reported.
Army veteran, and 19-year-old
Willard Swartout have confes-
sed to the murder of Dearborn cab
driver Francis R. Andrews early
Monday morning.
* * *
THE MURDER-Andrews was
shot four times without warning-
took place in the driveway of a
lonely farmhouse a mile outside of
Willow Village .
Prosecutor Douglas K. Read-
ing said the two youths admitt-
ed that they had planned to rob
Basha, who said he did the ac-
tual shooting, could not explain
why. He just began shooting, and
Andrews, a former infantry lieu-
tenant who spent 19 months in
service and who fought overseas,
never had a chance.
*1 * *
THE TWO WERE captured in
Dearborn on a tip to the police af-
ter an intensive search through
the fields and woods adjacent to
the scene of the crime failed to
find them.
At the arraignment before
Judge Payne yesterday, Norman
Leemon, Detroit counsel for
Basha, demanded an examina-
tion for his client. The judge
ruled that both men would be
examined on Sept. 29.
An examination in municipal
court is to determine whether
there is sufficient evidence to
conclude that a crime has been
committed and that there is rea-
son to believe the suspects in1
question have committed t h e
* * *
IF THIS IS the case, Basha and
Swartout will be bound over to
Circuit Court where they will en-
ter their pleas.
'U' Anticipates
Fewer Drivers
This Semester
The driving permit lines look a
little shorter this year, according
to John Gwin of the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs who is in charge pf
issuing the pasteboards.
As older students graduate, the
number of student drivers will
continue to decrease, Gwin hopes.

No statistics are ready on driv-
ing permits. But summer session
permits totalled 600 less than in
the previous summer, a good in-
dication, Gwin said.
Regulations are substantially
unchanged this year. Slightly few-
er commuting students will have
to use the bus, he said. "But that
doesn't affect more than 100 peo-
There's a new list of University
parking areas open to students.
Parking in restricted areas will
bring fines and possible loss of
driving privileges on the offender,
Gwin pointed out.
Faculty and staff personnel and
disabled students must get park-
ing permits. "A driving permit is
not a parking permit," he said.

Western Allies

SStunch Berlin Stand- Bevin


U.S. DELEGATES AT GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPENING-As Arabs ambushed and killed four in an
Arab convoy, members of the United Nations General Assembly met in Paris. Left to right, John
Foster Dulles, Warren R. Austin, head of the U.S. delegation, and Secretary of State Marshall.
* *k *
Arabs- Ambush UN Convoy Kill Four
Oa_ OT

Slosson Criticizes

Will Risk Peace


A rejuvenated Washtenaw
County Democratic convention
last night elected 100 delegates
and alternates to the State party
convention-its largest represen-
tation in 16 years.
Prof. Robert Angell, chairman of
the sociology department, was
elected permanent chairman of
the County convention. Samuel
Eldersveld of the political science
department was among the State
convention delegates chosen.
IN ADDITION to the conven-
tion delegates, an estimated 200
persons packed County Court-
house chambers to hear addresses
by Prof. Preston W. Slosson of
the history department, candidate
for Congress from the State's sec-
ond district, and L. L. Forsythe,
State legislature candidate and
former principal of Ann Arbor
High School.
Slosson directed an attack
against Republican lack of con-
cern for housing, education and
civil rights legislation.
Forsythe called for a general
over-haul of State rules for ap-
portionment for representation in
the State Legislature.
Student Freed
From Charge
County Prosecutor Douglas K.
Reading yesterday cleared a twen-
ty-three year old University stu-
dent of any possible criminal
charges in the traffic fatality of a
seven year old youth Sunday.
The cleared student is Homer
Forrester, of 332 E. William street.
He was the driver of a car that
struck the Whitmore Lake child
Sunday on US-23 north of Ann
In a conference with Capt.
Ervin Klager of the Sheriff's de-
t~ivP h rnn.en ading vesterdavo

TEL AVIV, Israel-(AP)-Arabs
ambushed a United Nations-spon-
sored Jewish convoy today and
killed an American technician
and three Jews, Israeli army au-
thorities announced.
The convoy, carrying the white
flags of the U.N. truce, was at-
tacked near the Latrun pumping
station while en route from Tel
Aviv to Jersualem. The Ameri-
can was identified by U.N. head-
quarters as John Locke Lewis of
Philadelphia, who arrived here a
few days ago as a consultant ex-
pert on railways.
THE JEWISH DEAD included a
woman and the commander of the
convoy. None of the victims was
connected with the United Na-
tions, which sponsors such con-
voys under terms of the Holy Land
(Cairo was the scene of other
World News
At a Glance
CHICAGO - Golden - haired
Pamela Lamphere who was born
with her bladder outside her
body, submitted to the first of
three of operations designed to
correct the condition.
Physicians said the operation
was "very successful."
'.* * *
PARIS-Britain lined up with
the United States today in sup-
port of the late Count Folke
Bern a dot te's recommendations
for establishing peace in the Holy
Thomas E. Dewey tonight said
world peace and control of in-
flation are inseparable.
President Truman asked Cali-
fornians today to join in what he
called a "crusade against the spe-
cial interests" and not elect ano-
ther Republican Congress that
would "do you double dirt."
headquarters reported tonight
that an American transport plane
missing for five years with eleven
aboard has been found in the
Canadian wilderness near Fort
Nelson, B.C.

Mideast violence. At least nine
persons were killed and 12
wounded when a blast rocked
the Jewish quarter. Rioting
flared after the explosion.
The ambush occurred about 2
p.m. Israeli time, near the Latrun
pumping station, which was
blasted last month by Arab irreg-
IN THE CONVOY were a white
United Nations jeep, two private
cars, six trucks and one gasoline
United Nations officials said
the convoy was being led by
French Col. Dumoncel, a senior
U.N. observer in the Latrun
The dead woman was identified
as Mrs. S. Van Friesland-Hoofien,
of Jerusalem, a sister of the gen-
eral manager of the Anglo-Pales-
tine Bank.

JEWISH witnesses who hid in a
ditch 20 minutes before escaping
back to Tel Aviv with most of the
convoy told this story:
The Arabs opened fire with
rifles and a light machine gun as
soon as the white jeep carrying
the French Colonel had passed.
The Jewish commander in the
second car was wounded, while
the UN men in the first car waved
frantically to the Arabs to cease
fire persons in the other carstao
* *' *
(AN ACCOUNT received by the
U.N. in New York from its press
officer in Palestine said three men
in white headdress did the firing
and escaped.
(After the incident the con-
voy returned to the Jewish lines
and a U.N. observer drove to the
scene and picked up the dead and
several wounded.)

Brr! It's Fall
Summer bowed out last
night and autumn moved in
with a vengeance as the Wea-
ther Bureau forecast a general
frost warning for Michigan.
Book laden students could
expect a chilly low of 45 de-
grees as they trudged to eight
o'clocks followed by slightly
warmer weather later in the
Sen. Taylor
Set To Talk
Sen. Glen Taylor will invade
Ann Arbor today in a gust of
campaign oratory for the Pro-
gressive party.
He will make a public speech at
4 p.m. in Ann Arbor's West Park.
At 12:30 p.m. Taylor will
speak at a Woman for Wallace
luncheon in his honor at the
Taylor's motor cavalcade will
leave the Union shortly before 4
p.m., and will follow a route down
State street to Huron, turn left
down Huron to W. Huron and Sev-
enth street, then turn right two
blocks to the Seventh street en-
trance of West Park. Taylor will
make his speech from the band
* * *
HE WILL END a busy day with
a talk at 5:30 in Willow Village's
Simmonds School.
A former actor and singer,
Taylor has had a stormy politi-
cal career since he was elected
senator from Idaho in 1944.
Known as strictly independent
of the Democratic Party line, he
participated with Sen. William
Langer, of North Dakota, in a fili-
buster against the draft earlier
this year. He has gained a repu-
tation in the Senate as a forceful
and amusing speaker.
* *. *
boom Sen. Glen Taylor's speech in
Ann Arbor today may turn into a
boomerang if the local gendarmes
have their way.
Taylor supporters have an-
nounced they will use a sound
truck to advertise the senators
appearance although permission
to use the truck-required by city
ordinance-has been deferred by
the Ann Arbor City Council.
In defense the Progressives cite
a recent Supreme Court ruling
nullifying municipal ordinances
against sound trucks when no
standards are set up governing
the licensing of the vehicles.
Police chief Casper Enckemann
declared that "in accordance with
the Ann Arbor ordinance regulat-
ing sound trucks, the Police De-
partment will oppose any attempt
by the Progressive Party to use
The Young Republicans are
holding a meeting at 7:30 p.m. to-
day in the Union, with the Young
Democrats meeting at the same
time in the ABC room of the
Rushee Total
Climbs to 460
IFC To Wind Up
The total number of registrants

for Fall rushing climbed to four
hundred sixty during the second
day of a three day rushing per-
Those who wish to sign up have
only this afternoon to do so, ac-
cording to Jim Ely, IFC rushing
chairman. The IFC Office will be
open from 3 to 5 p.m. today.
The Fall rushing program for
social fraternities on campus will
be outlined to all rushees at 7:30
p.m. in the Michigan Union Ball-
Assistant Dean of Students, Rea

Gargoyle Goes Serious
After 40 Years of Humor

Proposals on
Deadlock Go
To Moscow
Three Powers
Boost 'Air Lift'
LONDON-(P)-Foreign Secre-
tary Ernest Bevin stated unmis-
takably today that the Western
Allies intend to stake peace on an
unyielding stand in Berlin.
Shortly afterward, a Foreign
Office spokesman announced
that Britain, the United States
and France had delivered new
notes on the Berlin deadlock to
Moscow's' envoys in the three
capitals today.
BY JOINT decision of their for-
eign ministers, the three powers
sent what a French spokesman
described as identical notes asking
a definite decision on their propo-
sals for a precise agreement on
control of currency in the former
German capital.
* * *
Addressing a packed and hush-
ed House of Commons, Bevin as-
serted the Russians are people
"from whom you cannot buy
peace" with concessions.
"Berlin stands out now as the
symbol of resistance-a sort of
salient," he said.
To save that salient, he declar-
ed, Britain and the United States
will boost the "air lift" of food
and fuel into the blockaded Ger-
man capital, with most of the in-
creased winter burden falling on
the United States.
The three western powers are
not only "on absolute agreement
as to the policy of the lift and of
the lift and of defending our-
selves in Berlin, but in the policy
we shall jointly pursue if it fails."
French foreign ministry spokes-
man in Paris said the notes of the
three powers were addressed to the
"Kremlin" in Moscow instead of
to Soviet foreign minister V. M.
Molotov, and thus might come to
the direct attention of Premier
Marshal Josef Stalin.
* * *
"I am not saying by that we are
committed to war," Bevin said.
"We have not reached that
stage yet."
The foreign secretary stood
hunched over a table reading from
a prepared manuscript instead of
indulging in his usual style of ex-
temporaneous oratory. He gave no
particular emphasis either to
"war" or "yet." There wasn't a stir
in the House as he uttered the
Deputy Soviet foreign minister
Andrei Vishinsky charged earlier
that certain powers are attempt-
ing to create a "disunited na-
He did not name these powers,
but he laupched an offensive
against every move by the west-
ern nations to put controversial is-
sues before the United Nations
Then by thumping majorities
the 14-nation steering committee
voted to put on the assembly work
list every item opposed by the
AVC Protests 'U'
Ban on Speakers
AVC members last night passed
a resolution protesting the Uni-
versity's refusal to let a Commu-
nist speaker appear before a

They plan to start a campaign
protesting the denial.
Carl Winter, one of 12 Commu-
nists under indictment, was to
have spoken at a AVC civil liber-
ties forum next Wednesday. The
group has now canceled the meet-

After 40 years as a humor mag-
azine the Gargoyle will make a
sharp break with tradition to enter
the literary field this semester.
Editor Doug Parker announced
that a meeting for tryouts inter-
ested in working on the staff of
the revamped magazine will be
held at 4:30 p.m. today in the
Student Publications Building.
HE URGED students enrolled
in writing classes to join the mag-
azine's staff, thus gaining an op-
portunity to have their work pub-
lished. Serious articles will also
be solicited from free lance writ-
Humor in the form of poems,
vignettes, and short jokes will
remain an important part of the
But a new emphasis will be
placed on serious literature written
by University students.
THIS IS A BREAK from the
long tradition of the Gargoyle
which was first published in 1906
as a strict humor magazine. The
new trend in campus magazines,
according to Parker, is toward a
combination of humor and serious
student writing.
The magazine departments,
literary, humor, art and photog-

raphy, are at present staffed
only by a skeleton group, Parker
This means, he continued, that
students with new ideas and who
are willing to spend an afternoon
or two a week working on the
magazine will be eligible for rapid
ANYONE WHO IS willing to
work for the success of the new
Garg, even if it is only handling
the paste brush, is wanted for the
new staff, Parker declared.
Also on the wanted list are
photographers to staff the new
photo-feature department, Par-
ker said.
The new Garg' will make its
debut in the next 6 weeks, and will
be the first of five issues for the
school year.
Tryouts Meet
Students wishing to tryout for
The Daily business staff are
urged to meet at 4 p.m. today
in the conference room of the
Student Publications Building.
Those who are unable to at-
tend the meeting may call Jean
Leonard at 2-3225.

Harassed Workers Sigh in Relief as Rush Nears End

Dance Group
Seeks Artists


Comments by workers in cam-

I ONE MANAGER said that al-

Artists, flat-brush painters, and
especially those with good ideas
are urgently needed for work on

Michigan Union. have seldom been

One bookstore manager said he

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