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Latest Deadlie in the State




Chiang Kai-Shek
Asked To Resign
Friends Advise Chinese President.
To Quit as Reds Threaten Peiping
NANKING-(P)-President Chiang Kai-Shek's closest friends
asked him to quit and let others try to negotiate peace with China's
Communists, it was learned reliably.
The suggestion that China's veteran leader step down-at least
temporarily-came as separate peace talks were reported in North
China, where Peiping is in peril of falling to the Reds.
THE SITUATION ON BOTH the North China and Nanking fronts
was desperate. Apparently the men who have stood by Chiang for two
decades decided the hour calls for desperate measures.
Chiang was said to be studying the suggestion. He gave no

sign that he yield control of the
'New Deal'
Planned for
A "new deal" for men living in
rooming houses appears certain
with the announcement by the As-
sociation of Independent Men of
the establishment of six district
"The purpose of these organiza-
tions is to create a method by
which the men in rooming houses
can express their opinions," James
Kallman, chairman of the AIM or-
ganization committee and former
AIM president, said.'
EACH DISTRICT organization
will choose its own of-ficers and se-
lect the activities, social, athletic
or otherwise, that it wishes to par-
ticipate in, Kalipm.n declared
An estimated 8,000 men who
lack the advantages of frater-
nity and residence hall. organi-
zations would benefit from the
new system.
Each group is entitled to. one
representative to the AIM Coun-
cil, and will be granted more if
the number of men active in the
organization warrants it.
* ~*
that AIM is 'only og'anizing these
groups and does not intend to run
them in any way.
Meeting of the various district
organizations have been planned
for the first week of the spring
semester. Any man interested in
helping form his district's group
may contact James Kallman at
The six districts are based on
geographical divisions. A map
showing these divisions will be
printed early next semester in The
Representatives of the groups to
the AIM council correspond to 18
representatives from residence
halls on campus.
Former Dean
Of Engineering
College Dies
Dean-Emeritus Herbert C. Sad-
ler, 76 years old, former dean of
the engineering college, died about
2 p.m. yesterday at his home at
1510 Hill St.
One of the outstanding authori-
ties in marine engineering in this
country, Prof. Sadler was a mem-
ber of the engineering faculty
from 1904 to 1928.
* * *
IN 1928 he became Dean of the
College of Engineering, holding
that post until 1937.
For two years, starting in 1937,
he held the Alexander Ziewet
Professorship in engineering. He
had been Dean Emeritus of the
engineering college since 1939.
Prof. Sadler wrote numerous
papers on science and the art of
shipbuilding, and took an active
part in several engineering or-
Funeral services will be held at
4 pam. Saturday in St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church.
Deadline for JHop
Contracts Today

Houses, dorms and organiza-
tions which applied for J-Hop
i nf . mi. r-4,-r rne,t.qi to-

China for which he has fought-
through many a dark year-
against Japanese and Commu-
nights alike.
Chinese sources said Chiang's
decision probably would be af-
fected by the results of Madame
Chiang's quest in Washington for
more U.S. aid and by the battles
now raging north of Nanking.
(In Washington the State De-
partment indicated that Madame
Chiang's mission had been un-
4, * 4
GEN. LI TSUNG-JEN, who ear-
lier this year was elected vice-
president despite Chiang's opposi-
tion, was represented as ready to
take over the faltering govern-
ment as prseident if guaranteed
full powers.
The military crisis which nerved
Chiang's friends to face him with
the proposal to quit could be sum-
marized thus :
* * * -
Government sources admitted
Communists "in considerable
strength" have infiltrated south of
the Hwai River line, which is 100
miles northwest of Nanking.
The line is the last hope for
a defense of Nanking short of a
stand on the Yangtze.
On the Peiping front:
Peiping was closely pressed from
four directions; all rail and air
communications with the outside
world were cut; and the Commu-
nists were moving close enough to
shell the city if they desire.
Gunfire could be heard in the
ancient capital. The closest Reds
were reported seven miles away
'from the city proper on the north.
Students' May
Students leaving a gray Ann
Arbor tomorrow and Saturday for
the Christmas holidays face a pos-
sible sleet storm which would re-
sult in icy, treacherous highways
and cancelled airplane flights.
One of the harshest sleet storms
in, years swept across the state
yesterday but so far has missed
Ann Arbor. Statewide weather re-
ports indicate the storm may con-
tinue today.
The Willow Run Weather Bu-
reau predicted continuing light
rain for today and tomorrow with
the temperature somewhat colder
tomorrow. Average temperature
will hover around the freezing
mark with an estimated low of 19
A blanket of nsow for the
northern part of the state start-
ing today and lasting through
Sunday was also predicted by the

Groups May
Get Voice in
SL Studies New
A suggestion that campus or-
ganizations be represented on the
Student Legislature was offered
at last night's meeting in the first
move toward revision of the elec-
tion system.
The plan, which was not form-
ally presented to the SL, provided
that IFC, AIM, Panhel, Assembly,
the Inter-Cooperative Council, the
League and the Union be given a
voice and possibly a vote in the
THE SCHEME was the result of
the first week's work by the new
elections committee, set up to
study the whole election process.
It was presented by Bill Miller
and Dick Burton.
An unofficial vote in the leg-
islatureshowed that most of the
members favored giving the
groups a voice, but few legisla-
tors favored letting these repre-
sentatives vote.
The committee will continue its
study, with two added members,
Tom Walsh and Duane Nuechter-
lein, appointed last night.,
* * *
RALPH SOSIN presented the
text of the second SL-IRA letter
to students on discrimination. It
was approved.
Students will be requested in
the letter to ignore restrictions
on seating in trains and busses
used in interstate transporta-
They will be advised to protest
to the management of any busi-
ness which discriminates and to
avoid the use of stereotypes in re-
ferring to members of minority
- * *
high costs of all-campus dances
held at the Intramural building
will be started, according to Dick
Burton. The Legislature passed a
motion to study the possibility of
building a permanent bandstand
for use at all-campus dances
held there.
Legislator Bill Gripman re-
ported that possibilities of
getting University funds for
the Student Expert program
were improved.
The Legislature, in one of its
most orderly sessions of the year,
spent 25 minutes defining the po-
sition of the various committees.
Wayne Forum
A long dispute over worker edu-
cation courses taught by the Uni-
versity was aired again at a Wayne
University roundtable discussion
yesterday, the Associated Press re-
The principals were Brendon
Sexton, an assistant regional di-
rector of the CIO United Auto
Workers arid Kenneth M. Stevens,
University regent.
Sexton argued that the courses
had been rendered ineffective by
the regents' action in revising
Stevens replied that every class
formerly taught in the Workers
Education Service will be offered

again by "neutral teachers."

For Fi

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Daily-Bill Ohunger.
JUKEBOX SERENADE-Satisfied smiles light tile faces of the Novelaires, featured quartet of the
Men's Glee Club, as they listen to their new rec )rdings of Michigan College Songs. The 12-song,
three-record album might solve last-minute Christmas shopping problems. Around the juke box
are seated (left) Wayne Wright, '49 BusAd. an.d (ri;ht) Don Ross. '50E. Standing (left to right) are
Harold Harrington, '51, Ed Pfluke, '49, and Art S iook, '50SM, arranger and accompanist.




World News
0AP)-Lansa airlines said one of its
passenger planes. crashed yester-
day about 25 miles west of Bogota
and all 30 persons aboard were
*' *a *
LONDON-YP)-The Bucking-
ham Palace baby was baptised
Charles Philip Arthur George
Before the ceremony the child
who some day may be king of
England received a ration book.
WASHINGTON - (P) - Under-'
secretary of State Lovett disclosed
that Russia finally has bowed to
an oft-repeated American demand
it return 28 U.S. Naval frigates
and three icebreakers.
Secretary Forrestal announced
plans for a slow but steady
tightening up of the Armed
Forces to stop wasting men,
money and machines on dupli-
cated duties.
nomic Cooperation Administration
released a statement from its Lon-
don representative expressing the
belief that no scrap aluminum has
been exported from Great Britain
with the knowledge of the British
* * *
WASHINGTON - House in-
vestigators said they are dig-
ging into a story that a man
now working for the Army stole
secrets of the famous Norden
bomb sight for the Russians in
They said details of the in-
strument are reported to have
leaked out of the army proving
ground for new weapons at
Aberdeen, Md., and that the
suspect, a civilian, still is on
the payroll there.
The House Un-American ac-
tivities committee hopes to get
the man before it for question-
ing later this week.
* * *
PARIS - ('} -- Russia vetoed
Ceylon's bid for United Nations
membership today for the second
time and the Security Council
again postponed action on Is-
rael's application.
This was the 29th time the Sov-
iet Union had used her big power
privilege to block a majority de-
cision in the council.
U' Will Lift Auto

'U' Choir To Premiere
Britten's Saint Nicolas'

: 1

The American premiere per-
formance of Benjamin Britten's
new cantata, "Saint Nicolas," will
be presented by the University
Chcir as part of its Christmas
concert at 8:30 p.m. today in Hill
A group' of carols by Britten
and works by Palestrina, Josquin
des Pres, Gabrieli, Tschesnokoff'
Holst and Martin Shaw will com-
prise the rest of the program,
which will benconducted by Prof.
Maynard Klein.
IFC To Fete
City's Children
At Hill Today
A busy Santa Claus and a host
of merry assistants are set to en-
tertain the children of Ann Arbor
at the annual IFC Christmas
party at 3:30 p.m. today in Hill
Between 3,000 and 4,000 of the
city's younger set are expected to
flock to the festivities.
Santa Claus, who is frequently
confused with IFC member Jake
Jacobs6n, will hand out assorted
goodies to the youngsters after a
program featuring a variety of
local talent.
Gymnastics coach Newt Loken
will be at the party to caper on
his famous trampoline. Buzz Du-
rant and 20 clowns will also be on
hand to amuse the children.
A dramatic group headed by
Pollee Thompson will present two
Christmas plays, "Rudolph the
Red-Nosed Reindeer," and the old
favorite, "The Night Before
The Ann Arbor High School
band will offer Christmas carols
and marches.
Stan Crapo is chairman of the
committee which planned the
yearly event.

BRITTEN, 35-year-old British
composer who attracted world-
wide attention with his recent
opera "Peter Grimes," has received
critical acclaim in both Britain
and the U.S. for 4is numerous or-
chestral, choral and operatic
"Saint Nicolas," with text by
the modern British poet Eric
Crozier, is written for tenor solo,
chorus, string orchestra, percus-
sion, piano and organ.
The cantata was first performed
at Lancaster College, England, in
July. Prof. Harold Haugh of the
music school, a widely-known
soloist, will sing the tenor parts.
w -

The gargantuan sneeze of a
220-pound ex-wrestler blew out
the lights in Framingharn yes-
Former Grappler Eugene Hill
said an overpowering sneeze
caused him to mow down three
parking meters and an electric
power pole while driving there.
Police decided that driving
while under the influence of a
sneeze constiuted dangerous
operation and fined Hill $35.
Ford Rouge
Plant Swvept
By Flarnes
DE'TROIT-(A-An estimate
$500,000 worth of Mercurys an
Mercury parts were destroyed by
fire which swept through a por-
tion of the Ford Motor Com-
pany's huge Rouge plant.
Quick action by employes save
more than 20 other Mercurys or
the final assembly line as work-
ers hurriedly placed wheels on
the vehicles and rolled them to
* * *
AN ADDITIONAL 200 Mercurys.
stored in a garage area awaiting
shipment, were rolled out of the
danger zone by employes.
Company spokesmen, w ho
estimated the damage total,
said that the materials de-
stroyed would have been
enough for 200 cars.
About 300 men were in the
building, known as the final as-
sembly line "B" plant when the
fire started in the upholstery de-
partment on a balcony of the 2,-
700 foot long building.
.* *
THREE MEN were trapped in
the upholstery section and six
women were imprisoned tempo-
rarily in a rest room, but all were
taken down ladders by firemen.
None was injured.
Fifteen fire companies from
Dearborn, Detroit and the Ford
Motor Company's private fine de-
partment battled the blaze.
It was brought under control
within an hour.
Cesidio Volpe, a mercury sto-
rageline worker, was credited by
firemen with preventing a worse
New Technic
Issue Will Go
On SaleToday
The new issue of Michigan
Technic will be on sale today and
tomorrow at the West Engineer-
ing. Arch.
In the current issue, the Bu-
reau of Reclamation, whose fun-
damental task is the "developing
and making wise use of our na-
tural resources," is described by
Leroy Weinstein.
* * *
IN HIS ARTICLE, "Engineers!
-Pity the Poor Mechanic," Bar-
net Frommer makes a plea to en-
gineers to consider the mechanic
who must do the maintenance
work on projects designed by. en-
A second of a series of articles
entitled "Research at the Uni-
versity of Michigan," includes an
account of the role of the meta)
7 processing department during the

i War.

Federal Panel
Backs Claims
Of Chambers
Ex-Official May
Face Jail Tern
By The Associated Press
A spy-hunting New York grand
jury indicted Alger Hiss, former
State Department official, on two
counts of perjury.
It accused Hiss, now on leave
of absence from his $20,000-a-
year post as head of the Carnegie
Endowment for International
'eace, of lying when he denied he
.ave secret State Department pa-
ers to Whittaker Chambers, con-
essed Soviet courier.
* * *
THE CHARGES originally had
)een leveled against HHiss by
;hambers, a former senior editor
,r Time magazine, at hearings
f the House Committee on Un-
Ymerican Activities.
Hiss repeatedly had denied
the charges.
U.S. attorney John F. X. Mc-
3ohey said he expected Hiss to
give himself up to authorities.
Hiss probably will be arraigned
:oday or tomorrow, McGohey said.
* * *
HISS IS LIABLE to a $2,000
fine and five years imprisonment
on each count of the indictment
if convicted.
The federal grand jury said
in its -indictments that the
statements it alleges were per-
jury were made before it yes-
Specifically theindictments
said Hiss "unlawfully, knowingly,
and willfully" lied when:
1. HE DENIED that either he
or his wife, Priscilla, gave any
documents of the State Depart-
ment or any other government
agency to Chambers.
2. Testified that he did not
talk to Chambers during Feb-
ruary and March, 1938.
The indictments were turned
over to the press about five min-
utes after the jury was discharged
by Federal Judge John J. Clancy.
THE JURY told the court it had
been unable to finish the probe
of everything turned up before it
but that the uncompleted details
will be taken over by a new grand
jury which is to be sworn in to-
The jury, which had been
sitting for 18 months, earlier in-
dicted 12 top Communist party
leaders on charges of advocating
violent overthrow of the govern-

The first three
program are 16th
music. They are:

pieces on the
century sacred

Kyrie and Gloria from a mass
by Palestrina, Ave Verum Corpus
by the French composer des
Pres, and Giovanni Gabrieli's
Angelus ad Pastores ait, which
includes parts for a brass choir
of trumpets and trombones as
well as for chorus.
These are followed by Tsches-
nokoff's Salvation is Created, the
Wassail Song by the modern Brit-
ish composer Gustav Holst, and
Martin Shaw's Fanfare for Christ-
mas Day, another contemporary
A member of the firm which
publishes Britten's music, Ralph
Hawkes, will come from London to
hear "Saint Nicolas" for the first
time today.
The cantata tells the story of
the fourth century Christian
bishop and patron saint of chil-
dren, seamen and travellers,
The music is very dramatic, al-
most visual, in feeling, according
to Prof. Klein. He explained that
although a concert work, the can-
tata could probably be successfully

First Displaced Student
Arrives in Ann Arbor
e 4'

Red Feather
To Get $200
AYC Donation.
AVC leaders. Bob Holston and
Paul Malkus "will present the cam-
pus chapter's Community Chest
contribution of $200 to Prof. John
Arthos of the English department
at an informal ceremony today.
* * *
Committee gift will swell the total
of contributions made on campus
to $25,897-$397 above the orig-
inal quota, according to Prof. Ar-
thos, who directed the drive this
He said that the University
community has been "remark-
ably generous in exceeding its
highest quota.
AVC is giving its contribution
with the same stipulation that ac-
companied last year's $1,000 dona-
tion, according to vice-chairman
John Sloss.
Distribution of the gift will be
limited to organizations which
make no distinction among their
clients on the basis of race, color
or creed, he said.
Men's Judiciary

Ann Arbor didn't look so gray
to one observer yesterday.
Despite the overcast sky and
heavy rain, Vambola Kald thought
the town "seemed quite fine."
THE FIRST displaced student
to be brought here under the aus-
pices of the Committee for Dis-
placed Students, Kald arrived
on campus early yesterday morn-
ing. He was met at the station by
Bill Miller, president of the Com-
mittee, and member of Theta Xi,
the fraternity sponsoring him.
The campus was exactly as he
had pictured it, he said. "You
ra ta Ui ~ cnt. .ta a.-

studying He plans to "listen in"
on classes for the rest of this se-
mester. Although his English is
almost perfect, he anticipates
"slight difficulty" in understand-
ing lectures.
He learned English during the
two years he was interned in a
Displaced Persons camp in Swe-
den. "Then when I came here
I had to get rid of the long
'a's,"' he explained. "The slang
really came easy, though."
Kald left Estonia in 1944 as
the Russians were coming in.
"They were 12 miles away when
our boat disembarked," he said.
* * *Y
TV t .tf rlfff .. .I..

Tree Salesmen Deal in Happiness
______ (0

Key figures in the Yule tradi-
tion, local Christmas tree sales-
men really have their hearts in
their work.
For 11 months in the year

don't need to push sales; most
my customers are old friends


"That's as it should be," said
one half-frozen but still warm-
hearted treeman. "Didn't you see
that last couple? They were hap-
py, and the tree's what did it."

SENTIMENTAL, yes, but the
vendors know their sales psychol-

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