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conomic Future
Goal Is Million More t obs in 1949;
Tax Increase of Four Billions Asked
WASHINGTON-(/P)-President Truman today set a goal of
1,000,000 more jobs and expanded production as he unfolded the eco-
nomic chart he wants the nation to follow in 1949.
The future can not be left to chance, he said in his annual eco-
nomic report to Congress, because "dangerous inflationary pres-
sures" still are at work. Accordingly he again asked for the $4,000,000,-
000 tax boost and anti-inflationary powers he outlined in his State of
the Union Message.
+ '. * *
IN THIS connection, he urged a two-year extension of rent con-
trols, and elaborated on his request for powers to control prices and

wages on a selective basis. He sa
Erptin of
Mauna Loa
Hits Hawaii
HILO, Hawaii -- (P) - Famed
Mauna Loa volcano, erupting with
a violent} burst of gas, sent
streams of lava down its slope to-
day toward the coffee fields and
resorts on this island's western
Schools were dismissed at the
villages of Honaunau, Hookena
and Alae in the path of the west-
ward advance of lava, but the
slowness of the flow eased fears
the villages would have to be evac-
* * *

id these powers may never be used,
-4but should be provided.
Among other things, he called
for repeal of the Federal excise
taxes on margarine.
Reiterating that corporations
should bear the major load of the
$4,000,000,000 tax increase, he
said nevertheless the levies should
be applied so as not to hamper
business: expansion.
:k # *

spilled from the snow-covered vol-
cano, which, rises 13,680 feet
above the sea. Sulphurous smoke
boiled 18,000 feet above the peak
when the volcano erupted yester-
Lava streams-12 to 15 wind-
ing miles long and as much as
two miles wide on the west slope
-oozed through the wilderness
land of old lava beds.
Asscociated PWress correspon-
dent Don Carlson in a flight over
the crater said there was no cul-
tivated land or ranch property for
a considerable distance ahead of
the slowing rivers of fiery rock.
THERE WERE three streams
on the southwest and a fourth-
as yet but two miles long-on the
northeast slope. The northeast
flow is the one worrying this city
of 25,000. Hilo is 34 miles north-
east of the summit.
Mystery ote
Escape _rial
A mysterious penciled note
heightened interest in the case
now before the Washtenaw Coun-
ty Circuit Court of the two prison
escapees whose names were prom-
inent in the investigation of the
Senator Hooper murder.
Circuit Court Judge James R.
Breakey Jr. postponed the trial of
the two men, Alfred Kurner, 27,
and Stanley Wrobel, 47, after he
received the note which he said
"explained circumstances sur-
rounding the defendants' escape
from the Cassidy Lake Prison
** *
THE COURT did not elaborate
upon the note's content, nor did
he reveal how he obtained it.
Nor was the note the only un-
usual development in the case.
Wrobel, after first pleading in-
nocent to the escape charge, later
changed his plea to guilty, but the
court refused to accept the new
pleb,, at least for the time being.
WHEN JUDGE Breakey asked
Wrobel to what charge he was
pleading guilty, "so that I can be
sure in myown mind that you un-
derstand to what you are pleading
guity," the prisoner steadfastly
remained mute.
Thereupon, the judge declared
that he would not decide until 9
a.m. today whether to accept the

HIS REPORT contained the of-
ficial tally of the past year's eco-
nomic achievements highlighted
by gains in nearly all fields of in-
dustry which boosted the nation's
output of goods and services to a
record peak of $252,700,000,00.
To maintain this prosperity
drive at more balanced levels,
the President called on Congress
to launch a "vigorous anti-in-
flation program now." He said
that the social program he out-
lined Wednesday is a two-
edged government weapon--
"anti-depression" as well as
Democratic leaders immediately
promised a quick drive to carry
out the President's economic pro-
gram, but a Senate Republican
chief sounded a go-slow note.
* ,:* a*
SENATOR Saltonstall (Rep.,
Mass.), deputy GOP floor leader,
told a reporter:
"The conclusions and recom-
mendations of the President are
so extensive they require a lot
of study. Only after very careful
consideration by every member
of Congress can we be sure of a
course that will bring us to the
best solution."
Senator O'Mahoney (Dem.,
Wyo.) said the President's mes-
sage was "constructive and posi-
tive" and should calm "the fears
of a few critics who pretended to
see a drift toward Socialism" in
Mr. Truman's address to Congress
on Wednesday. O'Mahoney heads
the joint Senate-House Economic
Committee which will weigh the
President's report for legislative
In today's message, Mr. Truman
skirted direct reference to the size
of his new budget which some
Democrats say will call for about
$41,900,000,000 for the fiscal year
starting July 1.
Indian Art Exhibit
Held Over Today
The exhibition of Indian art
currently being shown at the
R'ackham Building will be held
over for another day because of
the unexpectedly large attend-
ance figures.
The Hindustan Association,
sponsor of the exhibit, announced
that the exhibition room will be
open today, the last day of the
showing, from 2 to 10 p.m.

Cagers Meet
'M' Tonight
Big Nine Opener
May Decide Race
Michigan's defending Big Nine I
Champions take up where they
left off last year as they tangle
with undefeated Minnesota on the
Gophers' home court tonight in
the opening game of the Confer-
ence season.
The sWolverines played a do-or-
die battle with Iowa the last game
of the 1948 season, to take the
crown in a "dream" game as far
as scheduling is concerned. This
year the biggest battle appears to
be the first game of the season.
** *
REPUTED TO BE the deciding
game in establishing the favorite
for this year's crown, the Gophers
are given a slight edge, on the
basis of pre-season performances,
in tonight's contest.
Minnesota has not. lost a con-
test in eight starts, and in
building up this record towering
center Jim McIntyre has more
than lived up to his lustrous no-
tices. He leads the mid-west in
scoring, and Is fourth in the
nation with a 19.5 average.
Teammate Whitey Skoog, out-
standing sophomore forward, is
close on his heels with a 15 point
average, good enough to rate
fourth in the mid-west.
.* * *
BUD GRANT, familiar to fans
as a Gopher gridder, has shaken
off his football knots and prom-
ises plenty of trouble for Mich-
igan tonight. Last week he
dumped in 31 points against
Drake and Colgate.
Minnesota's guard combination
features Harold Olson and Jerry
Mitchell. These boys have left the
point-getting duties to their three
more-than-adequate mates, and
have devoted their talents strict-
ly to defense-an Ozzie Cowles
Coach Ernie McCoy took a ten-
man squad with him to Minneap-
olis to put the Gophers to their
first real test. The injured Boyd
McCaslin made the trip and is
scheduled to start, if he continues
See CAGERS, Page 3
Johnson Asks
For Helpers
Senior Class Needs
Committee Reacs
Val Johnson, president of the
Class of '49, has announced that
seniors of the literary college, tihe
architectural college, the music
school or the forestry school in-1
terested in becoming chairman of
one of the class committees should
write him a letter.
'h, letter should be addressed
to Orval Johnson, Committee1
Chairmanships, 1020 Administra-
tion Building. It should centain1
pertinent information about the
applicant's qualifications and in-
terests. Jan. 13 is the deadline by
which time all mail must be in.
The eight committees listed
are: Information, Activities, Pub-<
licity, Senior Ball, Cap and Gown,
Reunion, Finance and Announce-


Giiette Neveu To Give
Varied Program Tonight

Truce Order
Fails To Stop
Palestine Fight

OASIS IN BLIZZARD: This aerial view shows cars and trucks gathered around the only habitation
in miles along a blizzard-swept northern Colorado highway. Some 343 travelers were crowded
into these buildings at Rockport, Colo., from Sunday until they were rescued Jan. 5. All were
stranded when the season's worst blizzard trapped them. An Army Air Force plane, which dropped:
blankets and food to the marooned travelers, brought in this photo.


A program embracing works
from the great classics to con-
temporary violin music is planned
by Ginette Neveu for her con-
cert at 8:30 p.m. today in Hill
The young French artist, hail-
ed by critics as one of the top-
rank violinists of the time, will
open the program with Mozart's
Concerto in G Major.
lin alone) and Sonata in G ma-
jor, Op. 30, No. 3 by Beethoven
will follow.
After the intermission, Miss
New Blizzard
Mo cves Into
Stricken West
DENVER-(,P)-A fresh storm
of the north threatened another
attack on the Western plans area
which was paralyzed most of this
week by a January blizzard.
This wind-driven storm, which
began Sunday, caused at least 18
deaths in Wyoming, Colorado and
Western Nebraska. Livestock
losses are estimated unofficially
in the millions.
The Federal weather station at
Denver forecast snow and colder
weather for northwestern Wyo-
ming tomorrow with strong winds
on the eastern plains today.
A Colorado legislator, William
A. Carlson, who is a Civil Air
Patrol flier, told reporters today
he believed stock losses would
reach a million dollars in three
northeastern Colorado counties
alone. Carlson flew about 1,000
mile on relief missions.
A rancher near Grover, Colo.,
found 100 cattle dead when he
finally got back to his place after
a trip to Denver.
Round- Up
By The Associated Press
LANSING-Governor Williams
today supported initiatory legis-
lation to legalize the sale and
manufacture of colored oleomar-
U. Condon, director of the U.S.
Bureau of Standards-charged
with being a "weak link" in the
nation's atomic security-today
said ex-Pennsylvania congress-
man John McDaniel should eith-
er "put up or shut up."
Congressman Frank Hook from
Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Neveu will perform more re-
cent works for violin opening
with Ravel's Piece en forme de


Forces End
Battle Move

One of the more recent arrivals
to the American concert stage,
Miss Neveu has been ranked by
critics with the great artists of
the violin for her "tone, tempera-
ment and exceptional technique."
* * *.
successful American debut last
season, many felt that the
twenty-seven year old violinist
provided very serious competition
for older, established artists.
Tickets for today's concert may
be purchased at the offices of the
University Musical Society, Bur-
ton Tower and immediately be-
fore the performance at the Hill
box office.
Huntley Urges
Religion as Aid
To Ease Crisis
"We are now in a state of crisis
which dates back to before 1860
and of which the atom bomb is
merely a result," according to
Prof. Frank L. Huntley.
Huntley, a member of the Eng-
lish department and chairman of
the governing board of Lane Hall,
made this statement to a group
of students at Hillel foundation
last night.
* * *
HUNTLEY then went on to say
that to help relieve this crisis,
religious education should be
taught in schools and colleges. In
his opinion the courses would be
taught not "in religion, but about
Huntley urged cooperation
between the state universities
and colleges and the established
faiths. These universities should
help support guild houses near
campus for student use, he said.
The Yale, Iowa, Missouri and
Michigan plans for religious edu-
cation were discussed. Yale, Iowa
and Missouri each have separate
schools or departments of re-
ligion. Religion courses at the
University are scattered among
various departments.

TEL AVIV, Israel--P)-Fight-
ing has sputtered again in South-
ern Palestine despite an Israeli-
Egyptian cease-fire order designed
to lead to a permanent armistice.
Israeli forces completed what
the Jews said was probably the
"greatest battle of movement" in
Holy Land history before the
deadline was reached at 2 p.m. (6
a.m. CST).
saw Israeli troops stab as deep as
48 miles into Egyptian territory.
The Israeli Chief of Operations,
Col. Yigal Yadin, estimated that
the Egyptians in more than two
weeks of fighting suffered 2,500
casualties, of whom 700 were
killed and 700 captured.
In sweeping operations
against the Egyptians in the
Negev desert, Israeli forces se-
cretly repaired the old Roman
road leading southwest from
Beersheba and suddenly drove
against the Egyptians, Yadin
In the end he declared, nearly
all Egyptian forces were hurled
from Israeli soil. Rafa, the Egyp-
tians' gateway to Palestine where
the actual border line is in dis-
pute, is partially ringed from the
south and west by Israeli troops,
he declared.
IFC To Argue
Alumni Ruling
Representatives of all campus
fraternities will confer with their
IFC executive council and the In-
terfraternity Alumni Board con-
cerning the possible revision of the
much-maligned 2.4 ruling at 2:30
p.m. today in the Union.
Undergraduate fraternity
spokesmen have termed "discrim-
inatory" the ruling which threat-
ens affiliated groups with social
probation and suspension of rush-
ing privileges if they fail to
achieve a 2.4 academic average
once every two to four years.
These provisions, recommended
by the IFC alumni group and ac-
cepted by the Office of Student
Affairs in 1945 were first put into
effect last fall.

China Waits
For A nother
Peace Offer
NANKING -(P)-This anxious
capital today awaited a second
Government offer to talk peace
with the Communists, who have
launched heavy attacks in Central
and North China.
The Nanking News said an au-
thoritative source disclosed the
Governient will issue a "second
' peace statement." A Government
spokesman said he knew nothing
about it, but other sources
thought it "quite probable."
THE NEWS said the second
statement might indicate whether
Chiang Kai-Shek will, quit the
presidency. It added officials
hoped the statement would per-
suade the Reds to abandon their
"militaristic tactics."
Chiang's New Year's offer to
negotiate brought first a bar-
rage of criticism from the Red
radio, and then *a barrage of
artillery fire from Communist
gunners in the North and on
the Central front.
Reports reaching Nanking from
Tientsin said heavy fighting was
in progress on the city's defense
perimeter. There were indications
the Reds were ready to carry the
city by assault.
* * *
spondent Spencer Moosa in Pei-
ping quoted pro-Government re-
ports that the Nationalists were
forced back on the South.
Gen. Lin Piao, the Red gen-
eral from Manchuria, was said
to have massed 120,000 veteran
troops for the assault. Red
shells were exploding in the fac-
tory district of Tientsin's south-
ern suburbs.
On the front north of Nanking,
the former Suchow garrison was
melting away under renewed as-
sault by encircling Reds, informed
sources said. Hunger and bullets
were forcing the soldiers to quit.
Complete surrender was predict-
ed by the end of the week.
* * *
NO MORE THAN 150,000 re-
mained of the original force of
250,000 which Chiang had counted
on to move south from Suchow
and help hold the Yangtze River
line, they added.
One unconfirmed report said
Gen. Tu Yi-Ming, commander of
the trapped forces, had taken off
by plane from a small air strip in-
side his lines and had reached
Junior Girls Play
Tryout Call Issued
Additional JGP tryouts will be
held from 1 to 3 p.m. today, in
the ABC room of the League.
The list for appointments will
be in the Undergraduate office to-
day. Ginny Campell, JGP chair-
man, urged all who have not
signed, or who have failed to spec-
ify a time, to sign up this morn-

Kid Stuff
BOSTON-(A'P'-=4 little baby
treatment-diapers and all-is
all that is needed to curb
rowdyism and vandalism.
Judge John H. Connelly of
Boston has had excellent re-
sults with his own, original,
method of punishment.
It consists of sentencing the
rowdies to live the lives of ba-
bies for 24 hours during which
they wear diapers, drink from
nippled bottles, and play in a
baby pen.
Judge Connolly said that no
one ever subjected to the
"cure" came back to his juve-
nile court.

Truman Says
Tough Poliey
To Continue
Appointment of
Acheson Hailed
Emphatically dening any cof-
tening of the "tough" policy
toward Russia, President Truman
yesterday announced the ap-
pointment of Dean Acheson as
Secretary of State and James E.
Webb as undersecretary of State.
The announcement of Acheson's
appointment followed on the heels
of Truman's disclosure that the
aging and ill George C. Marshall
had resigned from the cabinet
WEBB, 42-year-old Budget Di-
rector, will assume the post for-
merly held by Robert A. Lovett
who resigned for "personalrea-
sons,"' meaning that he wants to
get back to private life.
Answering a published report
that he is trying, against Cabi-
net opposition, to soften our
policy toward Russia in a new
approach to peace, Truman
bluntly asserted that American
foreign policy is undergoing no
He labeled the report, which ap-
peared in a Life Magazine arti-
cle by columnist Jay Franklin,
"without foundation." Franklin
who helped 'write some of Mr.
Truman's campaign speeches, had
written in an earlier article that
the election blasted the "whole
Byrnes - Marshall - Forrestal pro-
* * *
Acheson, 55-year-old Washington
and New York lawyer who re-
signed as undersecretary of State
June 30, 1947, would replace
Marshall came as no surprise In
most Washington circles. He had
been in the sp'culaton from the
start and especially since Marshall
had a kidney removed last month.
Immediate reaction to his
appointment was mostly favor-
able. Cordell Hull, former See-
retary of State, called Acheson
a man of "outstanding ability."
Senator Connally (Dem., Tex.),
new chairman of the Foreign
Relations Committee, expressed
pleasure while calling Mar-
shall's departure regrettable.
Senator Wiley (Rep., Wis.) said
he expectedl some "concern"
among Senators over frequent
changes in the State Department
which, he said, have prevented
"consistency" in foreign policy.
In accepting Marshall's resigna-
tion, Mr. Truman paid about the
highest praise it would be possible
for a President to apply to an as-
sociate. He said that Marshall was
virtually an "indispensable man."
* * *
Preuss, Abbott
Hail Acheson-
University political science ex-
perts hailed the appointment of
Dean Acheson to succeed Gen.
Marshall as Secretary of State as
'an excellent choice.'
Prof. Lawrence Preuss of the
political science department, a

former member of the State De-
partment, said that for many
years Acheson has done'an ex-
cellent job in running the depart-
ment while the Secretary has been
absent on official business.
* *I *
"THE PEOPLE of the State
Department have a great deal of
confidence in Acheson. As under-
secretary, he enjoyed excellent re-
lations with Congress in the past,'
and this is very important in con--
ducting our foreign affairs dur-
ing this period of our history,"
according to Prof. Preuss.
"Acheson is a level headed
man, he gets along well with
people, and he has had an ex-
cellent background to prepare
him for his job as head of -the
department," Prof. Preuss. add-

Experts See Snow for
COming Witer Carnival

Best guesses of Willow Run
meterorologists and local rule-of-
corn weather prophets agree that
it will probably be a "white"
Winter Carnival.
They will not guarantee
"snow, continued cold" for the
first big winter sports event on
campus since 1941, but records
and recollections indicate that
there is usually enough snow Feb.
2 and 3. to slide skates, skis, to-

ing, three-man toboggan races,
and chair relays and broomball
for skaters, as well as a dance
and house displays.
After skiing and tobogganing
contests in the Arboretum all day
Wednesday, everybody can warm
up with a dance in the "ski lodge"
at the League Wednesday night.
* : *4 *
indad Thursdamorning. Ex-

Paul Bunyan Ox Grazes on State Street

A blue ox, a giant St. Bernard!
dog and a band of drum-beating
lumberjacks caused a traffic jam
three blocks long on State St. last
Tht? imbrianktr nnd " nbp_"o

"Everybody wants to get into
the act," Paul Miller, '15F, com-
plained bitterly from his pre-
carious position as end-man in
the blue ox. Front-man Dave

'Paul Bunyan Formal' who haven't
been asked as yet," he stated.
A Daily spot check of wom-
en's residences supported Tob-
,.mann qcntentin.

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