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VOL. LIX, No.71 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1948
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Cagers Do Pitt,
Hits Angell Hall
By PETE HOTTEN
Frenzied firemen were kept on
-the run yesterday hurrying to
three alarms on campus within
Fires were reported in West
Quad, Angell Hail and Haven
* * *
ANGELL HALL classes and of-
fiees were thrown into confusion
when flames broke out in a tunnel
connecting transformer vaults and
basement electricity equipment.
Estimates of the damages
were not available, but a crew
of University workmen were re-
pairing and replacing damaged
cables up to midnight, accord-
ing to Walter Roth, Superin-
tendent of the Plant Depart-
The West Quad fire, confined
to Rm. 421 Adams House, was ex-
tinguished by quick acting resi-
dents before firemen had arrived.
Damages to a waste basket and
easy chair amounted to more than
$80; according to Don Bergeron,
'40D, Adams House Adviser.
WEARY FIREMEN also rusled
to Haven Hall in response to a
call by students and faculty
aianne4. by smoke in the building.
Vhe "smoke entered the building
by backing up in the tunnel to
The Angel Hall fire, caused
by an overloaded trunkline,
threw out all power and tele-
phone lines and filled the
building with smoke. However,
only asbestos and insulation
Roth said that temporary re-
pairs to the Angell Hall electrical
lines were being made, because
a program to improve study and
office lighting -amounting to
more than $15,000-is in the
CLASSES IN THE basement
were suspended and offices closed
because of the lack of light.
Members of the fire swept room
in the West Quad are Don Palmer,
'50; Bill Diener, '50; and Carvel
Mair, '50E, who were settled in
their room last night after an ex-
tensive cleaning campaign.
All three were in classes when
the blaze occurred.
End To Record
Ban Gets Okay
WAHINGTON - (P) - The
Government gave its approval to
an industry-union agreement that
will end the "Petrillo Ban" on the
making of phonograph records by
The agreement provides for a
welfare fund for unemployed mu-
sicians, to be financed by a royal-
ty on each record sold. James C.
Petrillo, head of the musicians
union, and industry officials are to
sign a five-year contract in New
Petrillo and his Union of In-
strument Players stopped making
records last December 31. They
said the ban would continue until
an arrangement was worked out to
help musicians who Petrillo said
were thrown out of work by the
playing of records on the radio
and in coin-operated phonographs.
In New York, some company of-
ficials said tonight not to expect a
heavy rush of new recordings as
most firms have some unreleased
records still in stock.
Two Students Die
In Auto Accident
Suprunowicz Tops 'Al'
S corers with 14 Points
By SY SONKIN
At the end of the game the scoreboard read, "Michigan 62, Pitt
44," but the Wolverines knew that they had been in a fight.
After six and a half minutes of play, the Wolverines took a lead
they never relinquished, but the scrappy Pitt quintet never let up
EVERY TIME PITT came within hailing distance, the Maize
and Blue sunk a flurry of baskets to pull away.
Although he was on the losing team, Caterna topped both
teams in individual scoring with 16 points, but his offensive
efforts were not enough to overcome the Wolverine leaders, Mack
<; Suprunowicz, Leo Vander Kuy
Call of Peace
The Dean of Canterbury's
speech started the ball rolling to-
wards the formation of a tempo-
rary student group the Roll Call
for Peace Committee.
Composed of individual stu-
dents, the Committee is working in
conjunction with groups all over
the country who are petitioning
for Truman-Stalin Conferences.
THE PETITION which the
grouphopes to circulate soon, de-
clares that "We do not want to go
to war over differences between
our country and the Soviet Un-
The document further urges,
"Since the Soviet Union has a-
ready expressed willingness to
sit down with us to straighten
out these differences, we call
upon our President and govern-
ment to arrange conferences ....
to settle all outstanding prob-
Members of the temporary or-
ganization are Madison Pressnell,
Bill Walton, Philip Culbertson, Al
Lippett, Leo Weiss, Adele Haddad,
Marvin Gladstone, Mrs. Nicholas
Dancy, Dave Slautterbach, Leon
Rechtman, Morgan Lewis, Al Fish-
man and Bob Holston.
A police guard was stationed at
Harris Hall yesterday after Jack
Lee, assistant conductor of the
bends, told police the safety of the
University Bands' instruments was
Mrs. William D. Revelli, wife of
Prof. Revelli, conductor of the
bands, reported receiving a phone
call from "the Salvation Army"
requesting admittance to Harris
Upon checking with the Salva-
tion Army she learned that no
such call had been made by them.
and Hal Morrill, who sank 14,
13, and 10 points, respectively.
In winning its third straight
game, Michigan showed a spotty
passing attack, losing the ball
many times by simply throwing
it inteothe hands of an oppon-
* *. *
OTHER TIMES saw one of the
speedy Panthers come from no-
where to intercept a Wolverine
pass as the Maize and Blue was
trying to work its way under the
But when the chips were
down, it was Michigan who put
the ball in the basket for those
It was the improved shooting
from the floor that gave the Wol-
verines the victory.
THEY SUNK 32.9 per cent of
their shots, while the Pennsylvan-
ians managed to hit only 21.7 per
Despite an advantage in
height, the Maize and Blue was
unable to completely control the
backboard,was contrasted to
their first two games.
The visitors always seemed to
have a man in the clear at a dis-
tance from the basket, and, on a
rebound, a Panther would bat theE
ball to his teammate out in the
* * *
THE PANTHERS broke the
scoring ice 45 seconds after the
game started when co-captain
Sam David dropped in a two-
pointer, but sophomore Vander
Kuy's first goal tie it up shortly
Then Caterna, who shares the
Pitt captaincy with David,
bucketed a couple quick ones
to give the Panthers the biggest
lead they enjoyed, 6-2.
It didn't take long for the Wol-
verines to knot the count at 6-6
on a basket by Bob Harrison and
a couple of free throws by Boyd
THEY QUICKLY moved ahead
on Vander Kuy'.s second two-
pointer, but saw Caterna sink an-
other to deadlock the score again,
It was at this time that Su-
prunowicz scored his tie-break-
ing shot, and the Wolverines
ran up a 16-8 edge before the
visitors found the mark again.
Pitt sunk two more baskets to
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SL May Request
Removal of Ban
A confidential sub-committee
report on the political speakers
ban was given to the Faculty Sen-
The report, if approved by the
Senate, will be presented to the
Regents at their meeting Friday.
* * *
NO OFFICIAL announcement of
the action of the Senate sub-com-
mittee was issued, but informed
sources revealed that the commit-
tee had come out strongly against
The committee was set up last
month by the University Senate,
which is composed of all faculty
members with the rank of As-
sistant Professor and above. It
is the main policy-making body
of the University below the Re-
The subcommittee recommenda-
tions will not be released until the
Regents have considered them, ac-
cording to Mrs. J. K. Adams, Sec-
retary of Dean of Students Erich
All meetings of the faculty sen-
ate are held in closed session, ac-
cording to Mrs. Adams. Members
of the faculty senate received
copies of the sub-committee report
several days ago.
MEANWHILE, the Student Leg-
islature cabinet, hasualready pre-
pared a report and submitted it to
SL President Blair Moody has
not divulged details of the plan.
However students close to the
Legislature said that the SL will
request complete abandonment
of the controversial ruling.
Members of the Senate Sub-
committee and the SL cabinet met
together "three or four times" to
consider action on the ban, ac-
cording to Moody.
Dig Knife Out
Of Matt's Bach
A rugged Southern laborer -
minus a three inch knife blade
which was imbedded in his spine
for 23 years--i well on the road
to recovery and is expected to be
released from University Hospital
"within a week,"
In one of the most amazing
cases in hospital history, doctors
successfully removed the blade in
a two hour operation.
THEY FOUND the blade had
"completely pierced" the man's
The 48 year old patient, whom
doctors refused to identify,
picked up the knife blade in a
light in Georgia, but didn't real-
ize he had been stabbed. FoP
19 years he did heavy work and
felt no pain.
Finally, four years ago, the man
complained he had difficulty
walking. He entered the University
Hospital, mentioning several ail-
ments, includling a "pain in the
AN X-RAY detected the piece
of steel and doctors operated.
Some infection was found, but
"with the spinal cord completely!
pierced it was a wonder it held to-
gether through the years," a
"It's a wonder too that in per-
forning some strenuous activ-
ity the man difiu't crush or fur-
ther injure his spinal cord," he
A hospital spokesman declared
that "medical records reveal no
s'imvnilar case or anyvth ing like it."'
CHILD WEARS KLAN GARB-A small girl, wearing the tradi-
tional Ku Klux Klan regalia, makes her appearance at the city
auditorium at Mason, Ga., during a mass initiation of 300 candl-
dates into the robed order. About 150 women were among the
masked group which looked on.
Conference Bid Acceptance
Celebrated By MSC Students
A weather-battered Ann Ar-
bor which has suffered through
two gray days of fog, frequent
unpredictable showers and high
humidity is in for more pun-
ishment with sinking thermo-
meters and snow predicted for
today by the Willow Run
Students leaving Ann Arbor
for the holidays may be faced
with icy, treacherous roads,
last-minute cancelled airplane
flights and delayed bus sched-
By BEV BUSSEY
Sports Feature Editor
It was another V-E Day when
the students at Michigan State
learned about their acceptance
into the Big "Ten," Sunday.
Five minutes after the decision
was made in Chicago, Michigan
State News reporters covering the
Conference meeting phoned in
that MSG's bid received unani-
FINAL EXAMS were forgotten
and books shoved aside tempo-
Vet Televisi on
Short of Goal
The drive for funds to purchase
a television set for the local Vet-
erans' Readjustment Center is far
short of its $700 goal, according to
Art Moskoff, chairman of the AVC
committee sponsoring the cam-
Nearly $400 is still needed to
insure installation of the video set
by Christmas, Moskoff said. He
urged all persons and organiza-
tions wishing to make contribu-
tions to phone 2-7570, or to bring
or mail their donations to 1017
TILE D1I'VE started when AVC
learned that the veterans at the
Center, desiring a television set
to help disperse the monotony of
confinement, had collected $100
among themselves-far short of
the amount needed to purchase a
A local television dealer vol-
imteered to waive his profit and
his labor costs, offering to in-
stall a $1,000 set for $"00.
AVC, deciding to undertake the
task of raising the additional
money, required, contacted the
other five local veterans' organiza-
tions, and received enthusiastic as-
sin ances of support from each.
Organizations which have al-
ready contributed to the fund in-
clude campus AVC, $60 and the
American Legion. $100. The two
VFW posts, the town AVC chapter
and the DAV have also pledged fi-
rarily as the news spread like w
fire around campus.
With the announcement in
extras of the campus publica-
cation, bulletins over the radio,
and lightning action by campus
leaders, the storm broke.
Students converged from every
direction to the side of the Union
Building, where a rally was held
at 9 p.m. They jammed the main
highway until police were forced
to reroute traffic from city limit to
* * *
AROUND A HUGE bonfire,
glowing even brighter than the
towering Xmas tree next to it,
they broke into cheers and the
MSC Fight Song. r
Emcee Arnold Barnsdorfer in-
troduced newly-elected football
captain Hal Vogler and the
Spartans' little package of grid-
iron dynamite, George Guerre.
Before they had a chance to ex-
press their feelings, a few strong
Spartanites carried them off on
But, the almost uncontrollable
group weren't satisfied. They
marched over to President
Hanna's home and chanted him
out of the house. The mob snake-
danced back to the Union where
they led the cheerleaders in cheers
-and sang just about every so-
cial "group song" in the books.
4 * *
WOMENS CURFEW broke up
the proceedings. To keep the few
remaining students from doing
any damage, Bransdorfer suggest-
ed going over to the dorms to
serenade the MSC coeds.
The celebration lasted two hours
--unlike Big Ten "brother" North-
western's week - long vacation
when their Rose Bowl bid came in.
But to Spartan students, final
exams were calling.
Sigled .il Moscow
ROME-()-The Italian For-
eign Ministry said Italy has signed
a series of trade and reparations
agreements with Russia.
They were signed in Moscow
and included a treaty for com-
merce and navigation, the For-'
t eign Ministry said.
Get Lie Testa
In Spy Caseg
By The Associated Press
While the Grand Jury in Newf
York was given a 75 minute look at
the "pumpkin films," Rep. Carl r
Mundt (Rep., S.D.) announcedb
in Washington that the principals k
in the Chambers-Hiss case may be
asked to .take lie detector tests.
Rep. Mundt, Acting Chairman
of the House Un-American Activi-
ties Committee, said it may decide
within the next day or so whether
to ask three principals to take
THE THREE are Whittaker
Chambers, admitted onetime Com-
munist courier, and the Hiss
brothers, Alger and Donald.
Chambers has testified that Alger
Hiss, a former State Department
official, slipped out secret U.S.
documents from him to send to,
Moscow; he has said Donald Hiss
was also helpful. The Hisses dis-
pute him flatly.
Meanwhile, in New York, Al-
ger Hiss handed in his resigna-
tion as head of the Carnegie
Endowment for International
Peace today but it was rejected.
Instead, the foundation's trus-
tees granted the fprmer State De-
partment official a three-month
leave of absence from his $20,000-
a-year post after tabling his res-
ignation. He will continue to re-
ceive his salary while on leave.
Rep. Richard Nixon (Rep., Cal.),
who showed the films to the
Grand Jury agreed to let the jury
see them again whenever it
Is Blamed for
The rift between East and West
has forced a policy of dollar di-
plomacy upon the American state
department, Prof. Jacob Viner of
Princeton University told the Eco-
nomics Club last night.
Prof. Viner, eminent economist
and state department consultant,
will discuss "American Free En-
terprise-Fact, Fiction, Ideal or
Evil" at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in the
* * *
"FINANCIAL DEALINGS by
private capital on the interna-
tional scale has been prohibited by
the general political and economic
instability of the post-war world,"
Foreign aid programs which
have sprung up to handle world
economic re-habilitation are
bound to be political in nature,
Prof. Viner commented.
"Thus present American eco-
nomic policy is carried out with
an eye toward helping potential
friends and trading with potential
enemies only when it will benefit
the U.S. strategically," he ex-
Group Holds Up
By LEON JAROFF
A charge that 50 Slide Rule Ball
ickets had been fraudulently
>rinted and sold was leveled last
might by Lex Herrin '50E, c-
hairman of the Slide Rule Ball
"The identity of the guilty party
as been established," Herrin add-
d, "but no action will be taken
gainst him if the unused tickets
nd the receipts from those sold
re turned in to Rm. 205 West En-
ineering Annex before Dec. 17."
AN ANONYMOUS tip first called
he committee's attention to the
raud and an investigation soon
evealed that more tickets had
een collected at the dance than
Lad been sold and given out.
Checking with their printers,
the committee discovered that a
person, representing himself as
a committee member, had or-
dered and obtained an addi-
tional lot of 50 tickets on the day
of the dance (Dec. 3). To avoid
revealing his name on a receipt,
he had paid cash, they found.
"As far as can be ascertained,"
Herrin said, "at least 10 or 12 of
the fraudulent tickets were used
for admission to the dance."
"FURTHER CHECKS may re-
veal an even higher number," he
Other reports to the Slide Rule
Ball Committee revealed that
some of the fraudulent tickets
were offered free at . -
yers' Wig and Robe dance wh
was held on the same night.'
there was no indication that any
of the lawyers had accepted or
used the tickets.
"I don't want to give the im-
pression that this thing is merely
a continuation of the traditional
lawyer - engineer feud," Herrin
stressed. "The. obtaining and use
of these tickets is a serious, crimi-
(THE OFFENDER, if appre-
hended, could be prosecuted by the
State for obtaining money under
false pretenses and would be sub-
ject to disciplinary action by the
Herrin recalled a similar case
of fraud which rocked the campus
several years ago when. a number
of illegally-printed J-Hop tickets
were discovered. The guilty party
in that fraud graduated and left
for Europe before he could be ap-
prehended, according to Herrin.
On Mens' Night
It was Men's Night at State
Street stores last night, but wom-
en took advantage of the situation.
For the most part feminine
shoppers made up the pre-Christ
mas crowd that jammed the stores
and they'll be back again tonight
for Women's Night.
ONE WOMEN'S apparel shop
proprietor reported that men were
either "too embarrassed or too
broke" to do much shopping.
Other stores were filled with
both - men and women. Some
jewelry, cosmetic and lingerie
clerks said that they made more
sales last night than they had
for the past week.
Many male students brought in
their girl friend's girl friend to
give advise for that special pur-
4. * *
AND MEN ARE generally bet-
ter shoppers than women, clerks
reported, "They know what they
want and they don't dicker about
price," one saleslady said.
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SMITH TO RETIRE:
Prof. Arthur Bromage Wints
GOP Alderman Nominatior
Prof. Arthur W. Bromage, of the
political science department, was
nominated as a Republican can-
vanced for the post which will be
vacated in the spring by Alderman
Shir-ly W. Smith, vice-president
and secretary emeritus of the
University, also a Republican.
ALDERMAN SMITH, who has
represented the ward for fouir
years announced Saturday that he
will not be a candidate for elec-
tiop in the April 4 election.
Prof. Bromage, a recognized
authority on municipal, county,
and state governments came to
the University in 1,929 from
Harvard University. In 1938 and
1939 he served as secretary of
former Governor Frank Mur-
phy's commission on reform and
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'P(ST', EDITOR LECTURES:
Graha Discusses Monopoly Trend'
By JIM MARCIIEWKA
Monopoly trends in newspaper
advantage of their control of the
channels of information.
tion is added to the ordinarily
great responsibilities of newspa-
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