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VOL. LX, No. 62 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1948
PRICE FIVE CENTS
As Best in Years
With final tabulations complet-
ed at nearly 3 a.m. yesterday
morning, the curtain was rung
down on what has been termed by
observers all over the campus
"the most successful election in
Commenting on the record vote
of 7,013, Knight Houghton, SL
elections chairman said, "the large
number of students voting in this
election indicates a healthy inter-
est in the Legislature and the out-
look is much brighter as a result."
HEADING THE list of SL can-
didates who were swept into office
early in the vote counting are
Bailiss McInnis, '49 F and C; Deb-
bie Dubinsky, '50; Ginny Bater,
'51; Don Rothschild, '50BAd; Jim
Brown, '51; and Dick Hooker, '50.
Others, in order of their elec-
tion are Bill Gripman, '50E;
Ton Walsh, '51L; Jack Smalter,
'49; Joanne Johnson, '50;
Quentin Nesbitt, '50BAd; Dave
Frazier, '51; Herbert Van Bur-
gel, '50E; Phyllis Rosen, '50;
Leon Rechtman, '50; Susan
Siris, '50; Bud Hagen, '50; Bill
Moll, '50; and Kenneth Bottle,
The list continues with Stuart
E. Hertzberg, '50; Gil Schubert,
'50BAd; Mary Lubeck, '51; Bill
Clark, '51; Jim Karras, '49; David
Pease, '49 F and C; Jack Kunkle,
'49BAd; Robert Herhusky, '51A;
Howard Johnson, '51; Walter
Hanson, 50; Delores Olson, '50;
Calvin Klyman, '51; and Frank
DISCUSSING HIS plans now
that he has been elected, Bailiss
Mclnnis, the first candidate over
the necessary quota, said he would
work for "more inter-student cul-
tural activities and an increased
program for displaced students
at the University."
"I will work toward a regis-.
lature that will take definite
steps in enacting a progressive
program," was the promise of
Debbie Dubinsky, the, second
candidate to be elected on the
Pointing to the deficiencies in
the present voting system, Don
Rothschild said, "I shall work
to destroy the bloc voting system
and propose restrictive qualifica-
tions for SL candidates."
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"THROUGH THE close coordi-
nation of the student body and the
faculty I think the Legislature can
see the culmination of many of its
plans," forecasted Ginny Bauer,
the fourth candidate over the
"I shall work to see that the
ideas and desires of the student
body are crystalized into con-
structive action," was the prom-
ise made by Jim Brown, who
came in fifth.
Final tabulation of the J-Hop
votes resulted in the election of
Joyce Atchison to the general
chairman position. Collecting a
total of 539 votes, she outdistanced
Bill Owen by 14 votes. Next was
Nancy Williams with 473, Donna
Deharde with 390, Jim Burk with
388, Nancy Cupples with 381, Mar-
garet Price with 380, Ruth Camp-
bell with 369, and Jack Hayward
A RECOUNT of the Board of
Control of Student Publications
showed Bruce Lockwood not in
front with 2,917 votes. In second
place was Tom Walsh which 2,914,
followed by John Campbell with
Commenting on the conduct
of the intricate process, Duane
Nuechterlein, who was in charge
of the Legislature tabulation,
said, "Everything worked very
smoothly and we ran into no
trouble at all."
Nuechterlein was outspoken in
his praise of the 80 man staff
which assisted in counting far into
the early hours of the morning.
As yet no complaints have been
received by Men's Judiciary Chair-
man, Ev Ellin. They must be
handed in in writing by tomorrow
to Mrs. Ruth Callahan in Rm. 2,
Uinesationalists Keep Silent
By JANET WATTS
Religion is an intellectual discipline that should have an impor-
tant role in the University, two speakers agreed in a discussion last
night at Lane Hall.
But they disagreed on the best means for providing this training.
PROF. FRANK HUNTLEY, of the English department, presented
a plan drawn up by a faculty committee to add more courses about
religion in established departments and Dr. Franklin Littell, Lane
Hall director, advocated establishing a separate department of re-
Dr. Littell pointed out the difference between the position
religion held in American
schools a century ago and the
role it plays today.
"There was compulsory chapel
for all students in those days.
Here at the University 85 per cent
of the students express religious
preference, but only ten per cent
do anything about it," he said.
American universities are styled'
after the German plan with em-'
phasis on specialization, he said.
But unlike German schools, ours
do not place theology on a par
with other departments, Dr. Lit-
* * *
THE MOST NOTED example
of the separate department plan
is the University of Iowa where
men of Protestant, Christian and
Jewish faiths comprise the con-
Prof. Huntley preferred in-
creasing the number of courses
about religion in established de-
partments under the direction
of a special committee.
"The University could provide
splendid' courses about the relig-
ious development in philosophy,
art, sociology and psychology," he
ONLY OBJECTIVE teaching
can prevent the foisting of sec-
tarian views upon students, Prof.
"If an alternative plan can
accomplish the same means
there is no reason for establish-
ing an expensive and cumber-
some department of religion,"
Prof. Huntley and Dr. Littell
agreed that the biggest problem is
finding competent teachers in
both religion and special fields.
The tendency today is to have
courses dealing with religion
taught by men with no special in-
struction in religion, they said.
Failure of Marxian doctrine to
gain any large foothold in Amer-
ica was attributed chiefly to the
fact that the churches have not
been considered an enemy of the
labor movement or social reform
Prof. Ralph Barton Perry gave
this opinion in the fourth lecture
of the 1948 Cook Series on Amer-
THE FIFTH and final lecture
of the series-"American Democ-
racy"-will be given at 4:15 p.m.
today in the Rackham lecture
The Christian sense of destiny, he
observed, supports progress, Prof.
To 'Red Dean'
Sponsors of Speech
University authorities appear to
have denied the Right Rev. Dr.
Hewlett Johnson, Dean of Canter-
bury, the chance to speak Tuesday
on University property.
But all concerned with bring-
SAN FRANCISCO-(JP) - The
California American Legion to-
day protested the use of the
San Francisco Civic Auditorium
by the Very Rev. Hewlett John-
son, the Dean of Canterbury,
"to spread his insidious un-
ing the so-called "Red Dean" to
Ann Arbor de lined comment
when questioned by Daily report-
* * *
THE DEAN SPOKE off-campus
at Masonic Auditorium.
However, Marv Gladstone, '49,
who arranged speaking facilit-
ies for the Dean, said that Prof.
Theodore Newcomb had told
him Nov. 23 "that Riackham
lecture hall would not be avail-
Prof. Newcomb, who headed the
Dean's welcoming committee, then
instructed him to secure the Ma-
sonic Hall for the speech, Glad-
s s .* * *
PROF. NEWCOMB steadfastly
refused to comment on whether or
not attempts had been made for
the Dean to speak on campus.
He hinted that "develop-
ments" had taken place, but
would not disclose what they
may have been.
Prof. Ralph Barton Perry, Cook
lecturer and one' of the men res-
ponsible for bringing the Dean to
this country, said that he had "no
* * -
A CLOAK OF SECRECY still
veiled whatever attempts may
have been made to allow the Dean
to speak on University grounds.
Prof. Carl G. Brandt, chair-
man of the University lecture
committee, said that his group
had never been formally ap-
proached about obtaining a site
on campus for the Dean's talk.
But it looks as though welcom-
ing committee members who sent
out "feelers" to University higher-
ups had been rebuffed.
CHRISTMAS IN BED-This youngster will have his stay at University Hospital considerably bright-
ened by the Galens Christmas Party, financed by funds collected at the honorary medical frater-
nity's annual Christmas Drive. The drive is being conducted today and tomorrow on campus and in
the city. Collection buckets all over campus are ready for your contributions.
* * '. I * * *
Galens' Christmas Drive 13egins Today
* By FREDRICA WINTERS
Christmas comes early and stays
late in the Children's Ward of
University Hospital, thanks to the
extensive holiday festivities f-
nanced by the Galens Christmas
The drive, which will be held
today and tomorrow has a goal of
$5,000 which finances fun for
hospitalized children not only dur-
ing the holiday season, but all
about ten days before Dec. 25, be-
cause as many children as possi-
ble are discharged so they can be
home in time for Christmas.
Stockings are filled according
to the individual children's
needs and likings. A very jolly
Santa Claus, whose identity is a
secret, distributes the stockings
and chats with each child at a
year long. Collection buckets will One little boy, who had never
be placed on campus and through- seen Santa before, sat awed in his
out the city. lap. Suddenly he touched Santa's
r< - - face, and exclaimed happily,.'He's'
GALENS HOLDS its party real!"
Expected Lower Prices Give
Businessmen Case of Jitters
SHINES ON STEINWAY
Serkin Will Charm Audience
Tonight with Bach,_Beethoven
By The Associated Press
Today's economic picture re-
vealed businessmen beginning to
worry for the first time since
World War II and American
housewives watching prices slip
downward and preparing to cele-
brate really lower prices in late
Almost simultaneously, Dr. Leo
Wolman, director of the National
Bureau of Economic Research said
that the American economy is'
"showing weak spots," and gov-
ernment experts tipped off Presi-
dent T'rurman that the fight
against' high prices is taking a
DR. EDWIN G. NOURSE, chair-
man of the President's Economic
Advisory Committee, - called on
Truman at the White House and
later he told newsmen he inform-
ed the chief executive:
There has been "a flattening
out of some prices" and "they
don't seem to be jumping
through the ceiling."
"Food has had quite a turn
down and is now moving down
at a somewhat slower rate."
"There has been a softening of
prices on quite a number of cloth-
ing items," but rental charts still
show a "creeping advance."
* * *
WOLMAN warned the 53rd An-
nual Congress of American Indus-
try, sponsored by the National As-
sociation of Manufacturers, not to
be misled by the "outward appear-
ance of things" found in periods
of intense business activity. He
said business was at a critical
At the same time, two business-
men-Lane D. Webber, Los Angel-
es utility official, and Joseph Mor-
rell Dodge, Detroit banker-said
unemployment, insolvency, insur-
rection and socialism may result
from government spending and
control of the American economy.
KALAMAZOO - (P) - A CIO
union admitted today that its
members staged the dawn raid'
on two struck plants of the
Shakespeare Companies here
The State of Michigan mean-
while set up another of its familiar
and usually effective one-man
grand juries to take up the trial
of the raiders.
THOMAS SHANE, State Direc-
tor of the CIO United Steelwork-
ers, described the invasion as an
open "rally" to support Shakes-
peare employes who have been on
strike since Sept. 7.
ANOTHER MEXICAN boy,
present at his first American
Christmas party while in the hos-
pital, couldn't understand a word
of English, but had a wonderful
Right before Christmas,
youngters in the Children's
Workshop, also financed by Gal-
ens, spend most of their time
making Christmas gifts for their
families. Plastic jewelry, pot-
tery ash trays and stuffed toys
lead the gift list.
Children well enough to get up
to the Workshop also repair toys
for those who must remain in the
~k .* *
CHRISTMAS MORNING each
child wakes up to find a gift on his
bed. Last year boys received con-
struction sets and flashlights, and
girls were given dolls, doll beds
and doll clothes.
Although excitement is nat-
urally heightened during the
hcliday season, celebrations are
kept as quiet as possible.
In addition to the party and
Workshop, funds from the Galens
Christmas Drive also pay for a
children's library, toys for bed-
ridden children in the wards, and
victrolas and records.
Extra funds from last year's
drive bought a combination radio-
phonograph now in the Children's
The Michigan Crib pre-law so-
ciety last night elected officers for
the remainder of the school year.
Those chosen by the pre-law
group were: Charles Pinson, '50,
president, Richard Low, '50, vice-
president, Edwin Snyder, '49, re-
cording secretary, Ian MacDonald,
'50, corresponding secretary and
Sumner Howard '50BAd., treasur-
Ann Arbor's Mayor William
E. Brown, Jr., is tenaciously
hanging on to his reputation as
a "good guy."
Last night he stoutly denied
an Associated Press dispatch
which reported that a pan-
handler had approached him
"for a cup of coffee" and wound
up getting it in the County Jail.
"No, it didn't happen," he
By JAKE HURWITZ
A move to oust three members
of the Communist Party from the
campus chapter of AVC failed last
night during a stormy session
when Chairman Bob Holston was
sustained in his ruling that the
motion was out or order.
The proposal was based on the
resolution passed at the recent na-
tional convention to "clean out
and keep out members of the Com-
* * *
BUT THE MATTER had, in ef-
fect, already been temporarily
tabled earlier as a motion passed
requesting the national AVC
leadership to clarify the procedure
to be followed in implementing the
A move to set up a committee
to determine 'who is a Commu-
nist' was voted down.
Speaking for four members of
the delegation, Nick Dancy reiter-
ated charges made to The Daily
this week that tfie convention had
been "stacked"by the present
leadership, and again challenged
the legitimacy of the delegation
from a Detroit UAW-CIO chap-
ter. He also alleged that the pres-
ent leadership had packed the
meetings of the various platform
to insure majority support for
such planks as the Marshall Plan.
* * *
THE FIFTH CHAPTER delega,
THE FIFTH chapter delegate,
Ed Tumin, denied Dancy's charges
and reaffirmed his statement that
the convention had been demo-
cratic and declared that it repre-
sented an immediate mandate to
expel Communists from AVC.
He defended the UAW group
saying that it had never been
officially challenged and that
Progressive Caucus members
apologized for impugning it.
Following a call for unity and a
plea to end factional bickerings
from Holston, the membership
voted to conduct once more a cost
of living survey among student
This is what you need to get
into the Michigan-MSC basket-
ball game tomorrow night:
Students: ID 'cards.
Faculty members and Univer-
sity employes: Coupon booklets.
Spouses and dependent children
of faculty members and 'U' em-
ployes, as well as spouses of 'U'
students: Tax tickets in addition
to coupon booklets.
Tax tickets are on sale in the
Athletic office in the Administra-
tion Building, until noon, Satur-
day. They will not be sold at the
In Danger of
Armies in Plight
NANKING -(P)-- The Chinese
Communists announced they have
captured Suchow, and government
reports gave no reason to doubt it.
Along the 211-mile route from
Suchow to Nanking, the govern-
ment was left with three large
bodies of troops, all In critical
ONE WAS THE 250,000-man
Government force moving tardily
out of Suchow. Its advance parties
were reported stalled by Commu-
nist interception 25 miles to the
The second was a 100,000-man
army group trapped 130 miles
northwest of Nanking in a rap-
idly - tightening Communist
The third was the last main
reliance of this alarmed capital:
80,000 troops hotly engaged
THIS LAST FORCE was re-
ported in some danger of a Com-
munist encircling maneuver. Be-
hind it lay only sketchy local de-
fenses and the broad Yangtze
River, with Nanking on the south
The foreign ministrynever-
theless informed the foreign
diplomatic corps that it had no
intention of removing the cap-
Shin Chao-Ying, foreign office
spokesman, said that JEcfil
Meyrier, French ambassador &nd
dean of the foreign diplomats, had
repliedthat heads of mission also
would all remain in Nanking.
* * *
THE COMMUNIST radio, heard
in Nanking, said Suchow fell at
8 p.m., Wednesday. It gave no de-
Pilots of Claire Chennault's
China Air. Transport Line, who
had been dropping food to Su-
chow, said they had seen the
Communists within one mile of
the city Wednesday.
spokesman, Gen. Teng Wen-Yu,
did not concede abandonment of
Suchow, but said:
"As the battle of Suchow has
drawn to an end, the city has
lost its strategic importance, espe-
cially when all government units
in that area have been concen-
trated for a southward advance."
* * *
SUCHOW, a well-supplied ma-
jor base, was strongly defended
in a four-week battle that began
Unable to take it frontally,
the Communists passed on to
the south and trapped the gov-
ernment's 12th Army Group
some 80 miles south.
Latest field reports said the
trapped group had been cOm-
pressed into an area only seven
miles in diameter and was short
of food and munitions.
BERLIN -(A)- The Russians
announced their formal recogni-
tion of the Communist rump gov-
ernment in Berlin.
This further step in dividing the
city came as German Commun-
ists clashed in the second night of
.violence between political oppon-
ents and police at a Western Ber-
lin political rally.
ADN, THE SOVIET-sponsored
news agency, said Col. Alexis Jel-
isarov, the Acting Soviet Com-
mandant, had announced recogni-
tion of the Communist govern-
ment by the Soviet command.
Jeisarov asked all four occupy-
ing powers for recognition of the
"provisional democratic city
The Russian said restoration of
a unified administrative body for
the city of Berlin was vital to its
Rudolf Serkin, internationally
renowned pianist, will perform at
8:30 p.m. today at Hill Audito-
The concert today will mark
piano virtuosi of our time through-
out Europe and the United States.
FOR THE PROGRAM today
Serkin will play the Bach Italian
Concerto; Beethoven's Sonata in
F-sharp major, Op. 78; and Schu-
bert's Phantasie in C major.
Also included on the program
will be Schumann's B-flat minor
and F-sharp major Romanzen
and two Songs without Words by
Two numbers of Chopin will
complete the program-his Bal-
lade in A-flat major and Taren-
telle, Op. 43.
* * *
WIDELY KNOWN for his solo
performances, Serkin is also the
pianistic partner in the interna-
tionally famous sonata team of
Busch and Serkin. The distin-
f~mml'Prl crnliict Ar n ,, i -
U.S. Spliton Ruhr Question Cited
By BLUMA MAE ZILBER
"The hottest thing in Washing-
ton right now is the question of
the Ruhr Valley."
Blair Moody, Washington corre-
spondent for the Detroit News,
pointed out last night that the
include Gen. Lucius Clay, sec-
retary of State, George Mar-
shall and Defense Secretary
Forrestal, reason that with the
Ruhr Valley as the center of
German industry, full produc-
"If the Germans are paid,
well enough, they will produce,"
he pointed out, "Since the ques-
tion of ownership has had little
effect upon the rising produc-
tion rate of the valley up to