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VOL. LIX, No. 80 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
To Israel in UN
By The Associated Press
Four British planes and a fifth
plane identified as Egyptian were
thot down by the Jewish Air
, 'Orce and anti-aircraft units in
fights over the Israel-Egyptian
front, Israel announced yesterday.
In London the British Air Min-
istry said Israel shot down five
RAF fighter planes patrolling over
Egypt and gave British fliers the
go-ahead to fight back.
NOT LONG afterwards, Brit-
ish representatives to the United
Nations Security Council delivered
in New York a strong protest to
the ranking Israeli representative
Britain angrily called the
shooting, which occurred Fri-
day, an "unprovoked attack"
and told RAF pilots to "regard
as hostile any Jewish aircraft
encountered" over Egypt.
On the other hand, an Israeli
spokesman at U.N. headquarters
in Lake Success charged that
Britain had committed a "shock-
ing violation of the United Na-
tions truce'' between Egypt and
Israel bq sending RAF planes
across the border into Israel.
The Israeli delegation to the
United Nations refused to trans-
mit to Tel Aviv the British pro-
test against the 01:oting down of
five RAF planes because it was
not addressed to the Israeli gov-
* * *
LINKED WITH the general
tension in the Middle East but
unconnected with the plane in-
cident was an announcement by a
British spokesman in London that
an undisclosed number of British
troops have been moved into
Abaga, strategic Red Sea port in
Trans-Jordan, at the request of
that country. The troops will
guard the port.
At Kyrenia, Cyprus, Associat-
ed Press correspondent John
Roderick, who has been in
Trans-Jordan, described Brit-
ain's show of force near the
Palestine border as. a warning to
Israel not to encroach on Brit-
ish interests in the Middle
Roderick said Britain considers
her stake in the Suez Canal,
Middle East oil, and the part of
Abaqa too great' to allow incur-
sions by others into Egypt and
HE TOLD OF' aerial patrols by
the British over Trans-Jordan
border areas which raised the pos-
sibility of just such a clash with'
Jewish planes as the one at the
Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, acting
U.N. mediator, prepared to
leave tomorrow for the Island
of Rhodes for armistice talks
between Israeli and Egyptian
representatives. Britain marked
him in on its rotest to Israel
on the shooting down of her
AMHERST, Mass. - (-') - The
Amherst chapter of Phi Kappa
Psi Fraternity said the House was
"shocked" at losing its charter be-,
cause of a Negro member but
added-"We feel we owe apologies
to no one."
James G. Bandeen of Midland,
Mich., recently elected president
of the House which organized as
a local fraternity "Amherst Phi
Psi" after its suspension from the
national group last November, de-
"The whole House is shocked by
the executive council's decision.
At the same time we feel that we
owe apologies to no one-except,
perhaps, to Tom, who has gone
through a very difficult and em-
Bandeen referred to Thomas W.
Gibbs~ of Evanston, Ill., the Negro
member who was initiated Nov. 23.
The fraternity president added
"We're proud that hes one of
Dean Alice Lloyd
hip Michigan Cagers
Trumpeter Charlie Spivak and his orchestra have been chosen
from among the nation's top name bands to share bandstand honors
with pianists Elliot Lawrence at the annual two-day J-Hop Feb. 4
and 5, the committee announced yesterday.
Spivak, whose "sweet trumpet" style has made him a favorite at
college proms, will make his first appearance on this campus during
the four and a half hours of continuous dance music.
*k * * *
DANCE TICKETS will be placed on open sale tomorrow and Tues-
day on the main floor of the new Administration Building at last
f year's price of $7.50. Students will
announced today that it will draft
no men in February and March.
It cancelled an original call for
5,000 men in February.
Army Secretary Royall said that
"voluntary enlistments and reen-
listments, averaging 35,000 a
month for the past two months,
have made selective service calls
unnecessary for the next two
Noting that the selective service
act requires the Army to limit
its draft calls to the difference
between requirements and intake
through voluntary enlistments, he
"As long as voluntary enlist-
ments and reenlistments remain
sufficient to maintain the strength
of the army there will be no calls
The Air Force and Navy have
not used the draft system.
The army announcement gave
the selective service system cause
for concern. Director Lewis B.
Hershey has expressed fear that
with no work to be done, the draft
board machinery, manned for the
most part by volunteers, will fall
"none too much time" to prepare,
Secretary of Air Symington said
and restated his belief in a 70-
group air force despite its heavy
With a tight national defense
budget in prospect, the Secretary
of the Air Force said in his first
"THE EXPENDITURES of
money which this program re-
quires are great.
"Legislative and executive au-
thorities must constantly weigh
the state of world conditions, the
military needs of the country, and
the efficiency and economy with
which the air force is carrying
out the program.
"But I+ solemnly urge that
there be most carefully weighed
the importance of stability and
Symington also described s:
1. A "radar fence" around the
country to warn of air attack and
direct the defense.
2. ADDITIONAL iOUSING for
officers and men and their fami-
lies to avoid loss of trained per-
sonnel who can't afford inflated
civilian housing costs on their liv-
be required to present ID cards.
Tickets to official J-Hop
breakfasts, to be held from
1 to 3:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4 in
the Union and Saturday, Feb. 5
at the League, will continue to
be sold at the same time as
Fraternities and house groups
which have been allotted booths
at the Intramural Building are
asked to submit names of chap-
erones to the J-Hop committee
immediately, announced Joyce
A "STAIRWAY to the Stars"
theme has been chosen for the
Class of '50's top social event.
Soft blue lights and twinkling
stars will lend a sophiticated set-
ting to the dance floor, which will
be surrounded by private booths,
decorations chairman Nancy
Programs and favors will be}
given to women attending. In
line with campus tradition, no
corsages will be worn at the
Women attending J-Hop and
official house parties will be
granted 4 a.m permission.
Action on a possible revision of
the controversial 2.4 fraternity
ruling was postponed by repre-
sentatives of campus fraternities
yesterday at a meeting with the
Interfraternity Alumni Board.
Instead the group referred the
problem to a special Interfrater-
nity Council study group.
THE RULING requires a fra-
ternity to maintain at least a 24
scholastic average once every four
years in order to retain rushing
privileges. Failure to keep a 2.4
rating for two consecutive years
puts a fraternity on social proba-
The regulation, passed three
years ago, will not go into ef-
fect until next fall. The same
set of regulations makes possi-
ble the extension of the 2.4 rul-
ing to sororities, dorms, and
other similar groups.
At present, eight local houses
have scholastic ratings under the
2.4 notch. They will not be af-
fected unless they fail to make
the required average this year.
WHETIIER T HE regulation
should be Ciorced by the Univer-
sity or the Intrfraternity Coun-
cil was also discussed at the
meeting but no decision was
The gathering was divided into
two factions over the regulation,
one claiming it is beneficial be-
cause of the prestige it would
bring the fraternities. The oppos-
ing group felt it was discrimina-
tory and could lead to further out-
Tucker P. Smith
One of Dismissed
OLIVET - (P)-Announcement
that five more top-ranking pro-
fessors were to be dismissed'
rocked little Olivet College.
Prof. Tucker P. Smith, head of
the Olivet Teachers Union and
Socialist candidate for Vice Pres-
ident in the November national
election, was among those receiv-
* * *
THE ANNOUNCEMENT came'
just as the furor over the firing
of political science Prof. T. Barton
Akeley and his wife for "ultra-
liberal views" was dying down.
Smith, an economics instruc-
tor, declared there -would "un-
questionably" be a fight.
"This is an insult to the dig-
nity of the teaching profession,"
Dean James F. Mathias declined
to give any reasons for the dis-
missals, saying the college was
acting "in accord with its own
PROF. SMITH and three others
received notice their contracts
would end June 1. The others
were Prof. Julian Fahy, head of
the political science department;
Prof. Arthur Moore, director of
the fine arts school; and Dr. Her-
bert Hyde, of the music depart-
P rof. Carton Mabbe, head of
the history department and a
Pulitzer Prize winner in 1946,
was informed that he would be
released on June 1, 1950.
Dean Mathias said the college
"just decided we wanted a change.
It happens all the time."
"MY OWN GUESS," Smithr
said, "is that in each case the
president has something on each
fellow. But I can only conjecture."
Smith said no reasons were
given for the dismissal of Fabbe,
Fahy and himself. He said
Moore told him his notice listed
economic reasons. Smith had
not seen Hyde's letter.
The action was taken at a
board of trustees meeting in De-
troit last month, according to
Ashbey, in Ann Arbor for a
meeting, refused to comment on
the dismissals when approached
by a Daily reporter.
A t a Glance
By TheAssocia ted Press
police fired on and missed a Gcr-
man wagon driver who k tho
tigh tenedi Soviet blockade of
wet ern Berlin.
It was the fist shooting to fol-
low intensified blockade measures
by the 'Russians who dug trench-
es across roads in and around the
city to stop smugglers.
HILO, HAWAII - A sharp
earthquake jarred the island of
Hawaii and downpours of more
than a foot of rain in 24 hours
flooded some districts at the
base of erupting Mauna Loa.
There was no report of dam-
age from the quake.
*' * 4
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-North
Dakota opened her doors to a
limited number of displaced per-
sons physicians-one of very few
states in the United States which
have done so.
LANSING-Leaders of Mich-
igan's Progressive Party criti-
cized Governor Williams' "lib-
eral" legislative program as not
The Progressives, holding a
state central committee meet-
GET SENIOR STAFF POSITIONS-Al Blumrosen, Leon Jaroff
(top row) and Bob White (no picture) were appointed associate
editors of The Daily for the spring semester. B. S. Brown (lower
left) was appointed Sports Editor and Bud Weidenthal was
reappointed associate sports editor by the Board in Control of
I wtj Jcroffwhite,
13 htfrnrosen A ppoi1nted
Who's His Coach?
terbaan may rate as thetNa-
tion's No. 1 college football
coach among members of his
profession but not eveyrbody
shares that opinion.
Oosterbaan was standing in
the Denver Union Station when
he was spied by 1-year-old
Carlo Lenzi of Vallejo, Calif.
"Gee, mister," the kid ex-
claimed, "Ain't you the one
that's the third greatest foot-
ball coach in the world?"
Oosterbaan said he didn't
ask Carlo the names of the two
WASHINGTON-() - Senator
Capehart (Rep., Ind.) called the
bipartisan foreign policy "dead"
and Republican critics lined up to
fight-or minutely analyze-nom-
ination of Dean Acheson as Sec-
retary of State.
Because Republicans were not
consulted by President Truman in
advance about the cabinet choice,
Capehart told reporters he regards
the action as "another slap at the
bipartisan foreign policy."
* * *
HE SAID THIS, piled on top of
the Democrats' action last week
in taking topheavy pontrol of the
Senate Foreign Relations Com-
mittee, demonstrated that two
party-cooperation on foreign af-
fairs is at an end.
He predicted that Republicans
will demand a full airing of
Acheson's views, a move also
called for by Senator Vanden-
berg (Rep., Mich.).
Describing Acheson as "a dis-
tinguished American with wide
experience and with many proved
qualifications for this critical re-
sponsibility," the Michigan sen-
"I expect the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee will fully
explore his viewpoints when it
considers the nomination."
* * *
FRIENDS added this up to an
endorsement by Vandenberg -
with reservations-of an appoin-
tee who certainly would not have
been the Michigan senator's first
choice for the place, had he been
asked about it.
Vandenberg was not consult-
ed in advance by the President
-a change of administration
tactics from the time a few
months ago when President
Truman was reported to have
passed over Acheson, his first
choice, to name Paul G. Hoff-
man as Marshall Plan Adminis-
Senator Taft of Ohio, top Sen-
ate policy leader, announced at
New Haven, Conn., that he "will
certainly" vote for Acheson. That
indicated that some of the Re-
publicans are willing to go along
on the nomination.
* * *
BUT SENATOR Wherry of Ne-
braska, the Republican floor lead-
er, said he was surprised that the
President did not consult with
Vandenberg before making the
Despite the Republican uprising
over the Democratic seizure of a
three-man majority on the For-
eign Relations Committee, Sen-
ator Connally (Dem., Tex.), new
chairman of the committee, pre-
dicted that Acheson would be con-
firmed. This seemed certain if
only in view of the Democratic
With Nine Points
(Special to The Daily"
MINNEAPOLIS - Michigan's
basketball crown was given a re-
sounding jar last night when Ozzie
Cowles' Golden Gophers rode over
the Wolverines, 45-31, in the
opening Conference game for the
Cowles again demonstrated his
wizardry, with which he guided
Michigan to the title last year, as
he had the Maize and Blue of-
fense tied up almost completely.
Bob Harrison was high scorer for
the Wolverines with a total of but
* * *
THE MAN WHO did the most
damage to the Michigan cause on
the floor was lofty Jim McIntyre.
He was a play maker all the way
and led the scorers for the night
with a twenty-point total.
Whirlwind Whitey Skoog, the
Gophers amazing sophomore
forward, pumped in 16 points
to give Minnesota, along with
McIntyre's contribution, enough
to trip Michigan.
The two teams played on even
terms until the first period
reached the half-way mark. Skoog
hooped a two-pointer to put the-
Gophers ahead 11-10, and from
then on they stayed out in front,
moving away, as Michigan seemed
unable to find the basket.
* * *
WHEN THE TEAMS left the
floor at the end of the first half
the Gophers held a comfortable
margin, leading 24-16.
The Cowles quintet leaned
back to watch the proceedings
during the second half, adopting
a zone defense after the period
was four minutes old.
They let the Wolverines go after
them, but still Minnesota racked
up four to every one Michigan got.,
Skoog and McIntyre pumped in
eight counters while Bob Harrison
dumped in two.
The defending titlists started
to get desperate and began
heaving mid-floor shots at the
Gopher hoop. But it just wasn't
Michigan's night as all their ef-
forts were to no avail.
* * *
WHEN MINNESOTA switched
to their zone defense they were
ahead 32-18. From then on they
were content to merely match the
Wolverines basket for basket.
Coach Ernie McCoy used all of
his ten men, vainly trying to fit
a combination together that could
dent the staunch Gopher defense.
Every man tried to find the range,
but the lid was clamped firmly
over the Minnesota hoop.
MACK SUPRUNOWICZ has yet
to hit his pace-setting form of
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DENVER --R)-A new storm,
hard on the heels of the week's
earlier blizzard, swept down
across Montana into Wyoming
and was expected in Colorado by
Weather observers sounded
warnings to travellers, stockme
and other residents of a four-
state area as they traced the path
of the new icy blast southward.
TRAVELLING AT AN estimat-
ed 15 miles an hour, the new
storm covered Montana by morn-
ing and crept across Wyoming
towards northeastern Colorado
and the western sections of Ne-
braska and Kansas. It was ex-
pected to spread south all the way
to northern New Mexico during
Two to three inches of new
snow, driven by winds of from
25 to 35 miles an hour, were
piled atop the mountainous
drifts of the earlier blizzard in
Three associate editors and a
new sports editor were appointed
to The Daily staff yesterday by
the Board in Control of Student
Leon Jaroff, '50E, of Detroit, Al
China Bids for
Peace as Reds
By the Associated Press
Ch ina's governmrient reportedly
nade a last desperate bid for
peace today as Communists loosed
intense attacks on Nanking's last
defense line and penetrated well
within the city limits of besieged
Ambassadors of the U.S., Great
Britain and France were sum-
moned to the foreign office for a
request, a usually reliable source
said, to ask their governments to
try to mnedliate the civil war.
NEITHER THE ambassadors
nor foreign office would comment
although it was considered likely
that the question or an appeal to
the United Nations was under
Meanwhile, field dispatches
tacks along the Hwai River line,
said the Reds had opened at-
the thinly-manned government
defenses 100 miles north of Nan-
Blumrosen, '50, of Detroit and
Robert C. White, '49, of Pontiac,
were named associate editors.
B. S. BROWN, '49, of Engle-
wood, N.J., is the new sports ed-
itor'. Bud Weidenthal, '50, of
Cleveland, will continue as asso-
ciate sports editor.
HarsiettFriedman, '49, of
Chicago, and Richard Maloy,
'49 of Loraine, O., were reap-
pointed to the jobs of manag-
ing editor and city editor, res-
Naomi Stern, '49, of Washing-
ton, D.C., and Allegra Pasqualetti,
'49, of Fostoria, O. will continue
as editorial director and associate
Miller To ak
On Poll Failure
Journalists To Hear
"Why Public Opinion Polls and
Propaganda Sometimes Backfires"
will be discussed by Prof. Clyde
R. Miller at 3 p.m. tomorrow in
Rm. B, Haven Hall.
Prof. Miller is the founder and
director of the Institute for Prop-
aganda Analysis. He will speak to
Journalism students and others
interested in the subject of propa-
A coffee hour will follow his
THE BANTI PLiAYS ON:
'U' Concert Group o Presei}t
Amitial Midwinter Program
The University Concert Band
will present its Midwinter Con-
cert at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Hill
With more than one hundred
members and the most complete
instrumentation in its history, the
band will open its season by play-
ing a number of works which, a
few years ago, would not have
been found in the repertoire of or-
ganizations of this kind.
THE BAND will open the con-
cert with Cimarosa's "Overture to
Il Matrimosa Segrete," Richard
Wagner's "Siegfried's Rhine
Journey" from "Die Gotterdam-
merung," and Fauchet's "Sym-
cent composition by Ferde Grofe,
"March for Americans."
THE NEXT compositions in-
clude a tone painting, "Sequoia,"
by Homer C. Lagassey, a member
of the Detroit City Schools;
"Symphony No. 4 (Finale)," by
Shostakovitch; and "Skyscraper,"
by Phillips, which will receive its
first performance at this concert.
The program will be con-
cluded with "Spirit of Michi-
gan," a medley of marches.
Having come a long way from
the day when bands played only
marches and conventional band
music, the University Concert
Band today not only plays the
U.S. STUDENTS LAUDED:
Violinist Praises Scholars' Freedom
By JO MISNER
American students approach
"book-learning" from the right
angle, according to Ginette Neveu,
young French violinist.
"The manner of studying here
is much freer than in France,"
as important as ever for the
American student of music, paint-
ing or literature to study in
France or Europe.
* * *
months ago, said, "There is as
much difference going from state
to state here as there is in going
between two countries in Europe."
* * *
AMERICAN SYMPHONIES are
magnificent, especially for classi-
"BUT IT IS just as
for Europeans to come