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VOL. LIX, No. 51 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1948
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Proposed DP Project Wins
Strong Campus Support
Four campus groups last night
pledged sponsorship of displaced
students who will take up -their
studies at the University next se-
Inter-Cooperative Council, Stu-
dent Religious Association, Assem-
bly and Theta Xi fraternity have
offered to support four of six stu-
dents being brought here un-
der auspices of the Committee on
EACH ORGANIZATION will
provide all funds necessary for the
maintenance of the student it is
Panhellenic Association has
tentatively offered to sponsor
another displaced student. Each
sorority woman on campus will
contribute one dollar to the Pan-
hel fund. And Alpha Delta Pi
East Quad men can soon breathe
more easily when they wish to
make a phone call from that dorm.
Several days ago Francis C.
Shiel, Business Manager of Resi-
dence Halls, authorized the instal-
lation of additional lines to ease
the "rush hour" load.
WHEN TIE telephone com-
pany installs the extra lines, which
will be only a matter of days, the
number of persons per line at the
East Quad will drop from 94, a
record among "U" dorms, to 69.
This will be accomplished by
raising the number of "trunks"
or main lines from 13 to 18.
The new lines will be the only
installation of new equipment at
the present time for any dormi-
tory, according to Shiel
ORIGINALLY, he added, 20
persons per telephone was consid-
ered the most suitable number,
and "we are striving to keep it at
One of the reasons that more
equipment won't be added is that
it is still "frozen" by the govern-
ment, and threfore very hard to
get, he declared.
Coeds To Get
Women students who want to
enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers at
home next Friday will have to se-
cure overnight permission from the
Dean of Women's office.
According to Assistant Dean
Mary C. Bromage, overnight per-
mission for Thursday will be
granted only by the Dean's office.
Wednesday and weekend overnight
permissions may be granted by
PATRICIA HANNAGAN, presi-
dent of Women's Judiciary Coun-
cil, said yesterday that women who
decide to stay over at their homes
Thursday night without late per-
mission will be called before the
The customary penalty for such
an infringement is social. proba-
Wednesday, women still on cam-
pus will be granted 12:30 a.m. per-
mission. Hours Thursday will be
11 p.m. Weekend hours will be the
same as usual.
WHY GO BY TRAIN?
WHY GO BY PLANE?
When a round-trip ride
may be "yours for the
WHY DRIVE EMPTY?
sorority will provide the room
and board facilities.
Assembly will ask each inde-
pendent woman to contribute 50c
between Nov. 29 and Dec. 3 for
support of its student.
ing their own displaced
ICC will provide room
for SRA's student.
Other groups who wish to
sponsor students may contact
Robert A. Reiter at 2-3119.
Sponsoring organizations may
join the Committee on its ma-
Foreign student tuition scholar-
ships for the six students were se-
cured for the spring term through
the Administration earlier this se-
THE STUDENTS are among
several hundred whom William H.
Sudduth, former UNRRA official,
is placing in American colleges.
Mississippi State, Sudduth's
alma mater, Barnard, Benning-
ton, Eastman Conservatory of
Music, Dartmouth and Centen-
ary College also have agreed to
Six displaced students were en-
rolled at Dartmouth this fall
through the sponsoring of the Un-
dergraduate Council there.
General maintenance is pro-
vided with the aid of the frater-
nities and the local Chamber of
The University chapter of AVC
voted last night to commend the
Alpha chapter of Phi Kappa Psi
fraternity at Amherst College,
Mass. for admitting a Negro to
membership in the face of the op-
position of their national organ-
The chapter also voted to ask
the Michigan chapter of Phi
Kappa Psi to reconsider its sup-
port for the stand of the national
organization, and issued a plea to
all campus sororities and frater-
nities to revise admission policies.
The proposed revision suggests
opening membership to all per -
sons regardless of religion or
A RESOLUTION was also
passed to create a committee of
volunteer blood donors who will
contribute blood to needy patients
at the University Hospital. Six
members volunteered to contribute
blood to the wife of a veteran.
While supporting the Michigan
Forum proposed by the Student
Legislature, the membership indi-
cated that it felt the forum is not
a substitute for completely free
expression of student opinion, and
urged continued opposition to the
political speakers ban.
UN To Cut
Jews Hold Out
In Negev Area
PARIS-(P)-Britain asked the
United Nations today to reparti-
tion Palestine and reduce the size
of Israel by three-fifths.
Israel's opposition to any such
proposal was demonstrated sharp-
ly several hours later in Tel Aviv,
when the Israeli government re-
jected flatly a directive of the Se-
curity Council to withdraw its
troops from the Negev.
* * *
AT THE SAME time the Israeli
government said it welcomed the
action of the Security Council two
days ago in calling for an armis-
tice as a bridge for a Palestine
peace. Israel urged the UN to
name the time and place the Is-
realis could meet representatives
of the Arab states "to begin nego-
tiations for a permanent peace."
Only tonight in Paris the act-
ing Palestine mediator, Dr.
Ralph Bunche, asked Israel and
the seven Arab states to begin
negotiations for an armistice to
replace the present Holy Land
A UNITED NATIONS off icai
said the UN had not yet been ad-
vised of the Israeli decision against
withdrawing from the Negev.
The Israeli position will have
to be studied by Dr. Bunche, be-
fore he makes any further rec-
The British submitted to the
General Assembly's Political Com-
mittee a draft resolution calling
for solution of the Holy Land
problem on the basis of the plan
of the late ;mediator, Count Folke
UNDER THAT PLAN the Negev,
or.southern desert, would be given
to the Arabs. In turn the Jews
would receive Western Galilee. The
original UN partition plan gave
the Negev to the Jews and Western
Gililee to the Arabs.
A British spokesman declared
the United States delegation was
consulted "on an official level"
during drafting of the resolu-
tion calling for a Palestine set-
tlement on the basis of the
The spokesman said the British
were hopeful the proposal will re-
ceive American support.
AN AMERICAN informant said
the U. S. delegation will make a
preliminary statement on Pales-
tine at the next meeting of the
ssembly's Political Committee.
The committee had been sched-
uled to meet tomorrow, but the
meeting was postponed tonight.
No reason was given and no date
was set for the next meeting.
Delegates said they expected the
Palestine debate to take on new
life after the United States speaks.
NANKING-(P)-A complete government victory was proclaimed
today in the fateful battle of Suchow.
Masses of Chinese Communists were reported surrendering or
retreating after suffering 130,000 casualties.
* * * *
MAJ. GEN. CHANG LIU-SHIH, military spokesman, asserted
that Communist troops north, east and south of the big base had
been broken into small bands and were grounding arms. He listed
government casualties at 40,000 men.
More sober opinion among Chinese officials is that the gov-
ernment won the first round in 10 days of bloody combat. The
Communists were believed with-
JUDICIARY THROWS OUT J-HOP PETITIONS-Members of the Men's Judiciary and SL election
committee pour over J-Hop petitions in the office of student affairs. As a result of their efforts,
thirty-three applications were voided and the election was postponed one week. Left to right, they
are, (Standing), Judiciary President Ev Ellin, Hugh Greenberg of the SL, Bruce Lockwood and
George Meyer of the Judiciary. Seated are Duane Nuechterlein of the SL, Jerry Rees and Don
Queller of Men's Judiciary.
* * * *
CANDIDATES' PLANS UPSET:
Election Deferment Rio
By AL BLUMROSEN
Postponement of the all-campus
elections for one week has thrown
the plans of most candidates into
J-Hop and Senior Class candi-
dates were carefully circulating
their petitions yesterday and mak-
ing plans to stretch their cam-
paigns for another week. West
Quad rallies, slated for Monday
evening have been postponed for
MEN'S JUDICIARY COUNCIL
president Ev Ellin was besieged
with calls from indignant candi-
dates yesterday after the voiding
of thirty three J-Hop petitions and
announcement of the election
The second-chance petitions
are due by 3 p.m. Monday in
Rm. 2, University Hall and will
be reviewed at that time by the
All in all, fifty two petitions were
voided by Men's Judiciary in the
last three days. Candidates had
accepted signatures from students
not in the right class or school,
had duplicated signatures, names
or fictitious names on their peti-
tions, according to Ellin.
ELLIN STRESSED that the re-
jected petitions could not be ex-
amined by the candidates because
of clerical difficulties.
The two disqualified SL can-
didates appealed and were given
permission to repetition after
they proved that there was no
malicious intent in their faulty
Ellin' said that the action of the
Judiciary was taken to combat
student apathy toward their own
election rules and make them real-
ize the importance of following
regulations that they had set
AT A MEETING of independ-
ents sponsored by Assembly yes-
terday, a spot check revealed that
of the sixteen candidates present,
only five were in favor of the
The independents plan to repeat
their meeting at 4:15 p.m., Nov.
30, in the League.
drawing to regroup for a prob-
able second assault.
Even the pessimists conceded
that Nanking is safe for at least
one more month. Optimists de-
clared Chiang Kai-Shek's fortunes
are bounding after hitting the to-
boggan when it looked as if the
day was lost.
(The Communist radio, for the
first time since the battle broke,
made no new claims of victory.
As heard by the Associated Press
at San Francisco, it was content
with rehashing events of three
A NEW POSSIBLE trouble spot
cropped up as both sides pre-
pared for the next phase of the
struggle north of Nanking.
# A Shanghai report said a
Communist truck column had
been spotted moving toward
Tsingtao, the U.S. Naval anchor-
age which is being reinforced
by 1,250 U.S. Marines from
Guam. Tsingtao is 225 miles
northeast of Suchow.
Officials in Nanking said they
had heard the report. It was sug-
gested. the trucks might be headed
for the Poshan mines west of
Tsingtao to pick up coal.
GENERAL CHANG told his
news conference that "the battle
for Suchow can be considered as
concluded," but added: "What the
Communists will do now is subject
It seemed clear that a grave
tactical error by the usually-
adroit Gen. Chen Yi, who com-
mands the Communist armies of
East China, and wily one-eyed
Gen. Liu Po-Cheng, Red com-
mander in Central China, proved
Chen deployed his troops on the
plains east of Suchow in clear
weather, and the Chinese air
force struck them with all it had
-more than 100 bombers and
Liu, whose troops attacked from
the south, cutting the railway
from Suchow to Nanking, likewise
found no cover from the aerial
* * *
BOTH GENERALS, who are
used to fighting in rough terrain
which provides a natural cover,
seemed to lack the antiaircraft
guns which their Manchurian
comrades have been using to such
Instead of waiting for the
cloudy weather which can be
expected with approaching win-
ter, they chose to gamble with
Nanking's air field no more than
an hour's flying time away.
It seems certain that at the least
Chen's eastern armies and Liu's
forces of the center have been
forced to withdraw 'for regroup-
ing. They will probably wait for
bad flying weather before trying
* * *
CHANG SAID all the railway
from Suchow to Nanking now was
in government hands. Trains are
moving only as far as Kuchen, 65
miles south of Suchow, because
the Communists blew up the
'BROAD WAY IN . REVIEW':
John Mason Brown Will
Lecture on Life of Critic
To Guide Him
Victories in State
Governor-elect G. Mennen Wil-
liams last night called on the peo-
ple of Michigan "to mobilize as is-
sues arise to indicate what should
and what shouldn't be done."
Speaking at a Democratic Vic-
tory Dinner for candidates and
party workers in McKinney Hall
in Ypsilanti, Williams said "the
real victory is yet to be won."
* *, *
WHETHER OR not we can
achieve that victory lies not only
in the lap of the future and in the
lap of those elected, but in the lap
of the people," he asserted.
Speaking of the governorship,
Williams said "It's not the crum-
miest job in Michigan," obvi-
ously referring to Gov. Sigler's
statement to that effect.
"It's a damn good job. I am not
going to louse it up," he promised.
* * *
AMONG THOSE present at the
dinner were the unsuccessful
Washtenaw County Democratic
candidates, including University
Professor Preston W. Slosson.
Twenty-six members of the Stu-
dents for Slosson group were also
Williams invited the Three
Sharps, formerly the Vaughan
House Trio, to sing at his in-
Each of the local Democratic
committees in the state vas intro-
duced and received a round of ap-
oFlr Japanese Miners Saved
By AlertAmerican Soldier
TOKYO-(AP)-A shy young U.S.
soldier-who knows about mine
disasters - told today how he
saved four Japanese coal miners
"trapped for 13 days by a cavein.
Pvt. Salvatore Forte, 18, Hat-
boro, Pa., gave the details in a
telephone interview from his com-
manding officer's home in Sendai,
With slide rules still in hand,
University officials reported that
the campus population has
reached 21,324 by the end of the
eighth week of classes-the high-
est total enrollment in the Uni-
versity's 111 year existence.
The vital ratio between the
sexes was ieported as 3.06 men
tao each woman, which officials
said was higher than last year.
The number of veterans enrolled
dropped from 11,807 to 10,952
while non-vets absorbed most of
THE MINE CAVED in at the
village of Yoshioka near Sendai,
trapping the miners behind 60 feet
of earth 300 feet from the mine
Two days later Japanese res-
cue squads had made no prog-
ress against the caving earth.
"I just happened to volunteer
to drive the equipment out," Forte
said. "I found the Japs pretty
dazed. You know how they get to
sort of running around. Well, I'd
done some mining in Allentown
Pa.). So I pitched in."
"I KEPT about 40 Japanese on
two shifts. They just needed some-
one to tell them and they really
went to work.
"I always had thought the
chances were slim. Things looked
bad. Then we heard a faint
tapping and knew the four were
alive. You should have seen
those Japs on the drills. They
Then the drillers struck the
shaft, bored a hole large enough
for a man to pass through, and
the four were brought out.
Relief Workers Seek
GARDEN CITY, Kas.- ()-A
snowstorm blew eastward last
night from the, plains region af-
ter halting highway travel and dis-
rupting communications in six
Cold air masses sweeping down
from the Rockies spread snow up
to a foot deep over eastern Colo-
rado, northwestern Oklahoma,
Kansas, Nebraska, and parts .of
New Mexico and the Texas Pan-
* * *
VISIBILITY in 19 souithwest
Kansas counties was reported
nearly at zero by division head-
quarters. Traffic on all highways
there was at a standstill. Crews
roamed the roads towing dozens of
stalled cars out of ditches.
snow was still falling in west-
ern Kansas tonifft. -The-CA
said wind strength was at 75
miles an hour.
Driving snow had closed U. S
highway 64 at one point in the
Oklahoma Panhandle and motor-
ists were warned off other roads
in the chill northwest corner of
* * *
CLEARING WEATHER in the
Idaho primitive area made possi
ble air rescue of 20 snowbound
hunters and an injured forest serv-
"The Kansas storm will move
east northeastward through the
southern Great Lakes region
during the next 36 hours," the
Chicago Weather Bureau said.
It added that the storm will be
"attended by widespread preci-
pitation." The southern see-
tions will get rain and the north,
Temperatures were about nor-
mal in the East today.
Farewell, oh mighty Wolverines!
The nation's number one foot-
ball team will depart by bus at
4:30 p.m. today from Yost Flek
House-without benefit of bands,
loud speakers or premeditated per-
* * *
A GALA sendoff planned by the
Student Legislature, IFC, Pan Hel,
Union, Assembly and AIM was
called off at the request of coach
Bennie Oosterbaan, who feared
that a formal rally might overly-
excite the team.
Oosterbaan emphasized,, how-
ever, that he fully approved of
.ny spontaneous sendoff that
the students want to give the
Formal sendoff or not, the larg-
est farewell crowd of the season-
there were 50 students, two dogs
and a cat at the last one-is 'x-
pected to be on hand to wish the
Maize and Blue warriors success
in their final tilt of the season
with Ohio State.
Autos Go Hog Wild
Ovorj ThrP Pi
By BLUMA ZILBER
John Mason Brown, critic ex-
extraordinaire, will be in town to-
night to deliver his lecture "Broad-
way in Review" at 8:30 in Hill
As a newspaperman with many
years experience on the Broadway
beat, Brown has an insight into
the working of the theatre world.
GAINING VALUABLE stage ex-
perience in the Harvard drama
workshop, Brown was torn be-
tween the stage and journalistic
He finally compromised with
himself and became the drama
critic of the Theater Arts
Monthly. Later, he served for
14 years as critic on the New
York World Telegram.
Brown has been acclaimed as
one of the most popular lecturers
Quad, 1)08'ers Puff Pipe of Peace
Letters to the Editor notwith-
standing, it appears that an all-
out "cold shoulder war" has been
averted between the men of the
new Eaist Quadrangle and the
women living across the street at
The trouble started a week ago
Daily on the following day, the
Hill St. girls attacked the "rude"
East Quadders and expressed
hope that, in the future, "the
beautifully sung music" would
not be interrupted.
Bitter and sarcastic letters from
amazed at the early hour of the
serenade, leaped to their win-
dows and discovered that the
songsters were none other than
-the "girls of 1108" on a peace
Within minutes, the Strauss