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VOL LIX, No. 81 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1949

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Olivet Bares
Reasons for
Five Firings
Officials Squelch
Possible Protests
OLIVE'-Olivet College off i-
ials bared the reasons for the
V ecent firing of five professors
and immediately moved to squelch
any student or faculty protest
before it could begin.
Dean James F. Mathias, who re-
fused to explain the action earlier,
said the dismissals were part of an
effort to qualify for membership
K in the North Central Association
of Colleges and also cut costs.
LATER, IN A statement over the
signature of Chairman of the Oli-
vet Trustees Frank W. Blair,
which was issued by President
Aubrey L. Ashby, the administra-
tion announced that student or
faculty "walkouts" would result
in "instant dismissal," and the
college would sue for damages for
unethical and unprofessional in-
terruption of the college pro-
gram."
Tucker P. Smith, vice-presi-
dential candidate on the So-
cialist ticket, who was among
those given walking papers, pre-
dieted that "about 14" of the
35 faculty members may walk
out in protest," if no hearing is
granted.
The Administration does not
contemplate that members of the
faculty will stage an organized
protest, Blair said.
"IN ORDER TO become an ac-
credited college, we must have a
certain number of the faculty
with proper degrees," Dean Ma-
thias said. "Smith with a Master
of Science degree does not fit
in. We would like to keep Prof,
Arthur Moore, director of the fine
arts school, and Prof. Herbert
Hyde, of the music department."
"Prof. Julian Fahy, chairman
of the political science depart-
ment, and Prof. Carlton Mabbe,
chairman of the history depart-
rment, like them, aie capable of
commanding higher salaries
than we can afford.
We have given them as much
notice as possible to let them find,
other jobs," he said.
* * *
DEAN MATHIAS commented
that he "hoped everyone didn't
get the wrong impression."
Smith has contended that
only Prof. Moore was given a
reason for his dismissal.
"We are overloaded with top-
salaried men, and must find
younger men with proper degrees,
at prices we can afford to pay
while we build," he explained.
"Then tenure will be estab-
lished," he promised.
* * *
IN ANN ARBOR, Prof. Preston
W. Slosson, of the history depart-
ment, in the face of the explana-
tions offered by Olivet officials,
called the dismissals a "purge,"
like employed in Russia."
"Everyone not exactly in line
with the administration-out he
goes," Prof. Slosson said.
He doubted that other schools
would discriminate against hir-
ing the dismissed men. "Only a
timid institution would refuse to
accept them," he said.

HE PROMISED that the Mich-
igan Committee for Academic
Freedom would investigate the fir-
ings and make a report such as it
did in the recent firing of Prof.
T. Barton Akeley and his wife
from the same school.
Start Summer
Job Listings
Registration meeting for sum-
mer employment will be held at
4:10 p.m. today in the west gallery
of Alumni Memorial Hall.
The University Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational In-
formation receives calls from or-
ganizations interested in hiring
college people for summer work.
Students unable to attend the
meeting may pick up registration
material at 201 Mason Hall Wed-
nesday, Thursday or Friday.
Lesinski Moves for
Labor Law Repeal

'M'Cagers Lose
45-36 to Purdue
Boilermakers Use Only Five Men
In Victory Over Defending Champs
By PRES HOLMES
(Sipecial to The Daily)
LAFAYETTE, Ind.-The Michigan cagers lost their second Big
nine game in as many starts when Purdue beat the defending champs
here by a 45-36 margin last night.
Once more the Wolverines showed a good defense in stopping a
team that had tallied 73 points just two nights before, but again the
Maize and Blue quintet was unable to back it up with any kind of an
offense.
PURDUE PULLED the triumph with an iron man stunt, as the
Boilermaker coach, Mel Taube, played the same five men throughout

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PROF. WILLIAM D. REVELLI
... will conduct tonight
Concert Band
Opens Season
Here Tonight
Instrumentation, Wil
Set New Record
The University Concert Band
will open its season tonight with
a free midwinter concert be-
ginning at 8 p.m. in Hill Audi-
torium.
Conducted by Prof. William D.
Revelli, the band is recognized as
one of the outstanding organiza-
tions of its kind in the country.
THIS YEAR the band numbers
115 players and features the most
complete instrumentation in its
history.
Tonight's program will open
with "Overture to Il Matrimonio
Segreto," by Cimarosa, and this
will be followed by "Siegfried's
Rhine Journey" from "Die Got-
terdammerung," by Richard
Wagner.
Paul Fauchet's "Symphony No.
1 in B-Flat," which will be played
next, received its first perform-
ance by the Grande Republicaine
Band in France, and as yet is
comparatively unknown in this
country.
NEXT THE BAND will play
"Toccata and Fugue in D-Minor,"
by Bach. Originally written for or-
gan, the composition was later ar-
ranged for symphony orchestra
and concert band.
After an intermission the
band will continue with Ferde
Grofe's recent composition,
"March for Americans."
Other numbers which will be
played are "Sequoia," a tone poem
by Homer Lagasey, "Symphony
No. 4 (Finale)" by Shostakovitch,
and "Skyscraper," by Phillips.
The performance is open to the
public and free of charge.

the entire contest.
Scoring honors for the night
were shared by a pair of Boil-
ermakers, forwards Norris Cau-
dell and Howard Williams, who
tallied 13 points each.
Reserve forward Bill Mikulich
topped the Maize and Blue scorers
with three field goals and a free
shot for a total of seven points.
* * *
TT4E GAME got off to a slow
start that saw the Wolverines take
a 7-2 lead at the end of five min-
utes, but here the Michigan at-
tack sputtered and dropped in
only seven more points during the
rest of the half.
At the 10 minute mark, Pur-
due had taken over the lead,
11-9, and was never behind dur-
ing the remainder 'of the con-
test, although the visitors man-
aged to tie it up in the second
half.
During the rest of the period,
the Boilermakers pulled steadily
away, holding a 19-10 margin with
five minutes left to play and walk-
ing off the court when the stanza
finished with a 25-14 lead.
* * *
THE WHOLE STORY of the
first half can be told in the figures.
Purdue was hot, sinking 33.6 per
cent of their shots, and the Wol-
verines were freezing with a per-
centage of 13.1.
When the second half began,
Michigan Coach Ernie McCoy
pulled some of his starters and
put in reserves.
He stuck with center Bill Rob-
erts, who had been bottling up the
Purdue pivotman and the team's
highest scorer, Andy Butchko, and
defenseman Pete Elliott.
BUT McCOY sent in Bill Mi-
kulich and Hal Morrill instead of
Mack Suprunowicz and Boyd Mc-
Caslin at the forward posts, and
put Bill Doyle in Bob Harrison's
place at guard.
With this combination, the
Maize and Blue steadily began
See WOLVERINES, Page 3
Last Chance
To Purchase

BusAdRuling
SS treamlines
Registration
Advisor Approval
Of Courses Out
Under an experimental ruling
initiated by Dean Russell A. Stev-
enson and a curriculum commit-
tee, BusAd students no longer
have to secure a faculty advisor's
signature before electing courses.
According to Dean Stevenson,
"The ruling stems from a desire
to simplify registration."
* * *
"IN THE PAST," the Dean ex-
plained, "a student saw his advisor
when he wanted to elect courses.
Now these subjects are set forth
in a list so theastudent can elect
them without advice."
The controversial part of the
ruling is that which limits the
courses students may elect out-
side of the BusAd school. Due
to student protests many courses
have been added to this group.
"The list is restrictive," Dean
Stevenson admitted, "but provi-
sions have been made for those
who must take courses not in-
cluded in the list."
THESE students may talk to
any member of the curriculum
committee who can approve such
elections.
Members of the committee
are Assistant Dean Herbert F.
Taggert, Prof. Olin W. Blackett,
Prof. M. I1. Waterman, Prof.
Philip J. Wernette, and Prof.
Leo A. Schmidt.
Student opinion, as expressed
by the Student Council, is in fa-
vor of the plan's basic ideas.
** *
THE COUNCIL knew nothing
about the formation of the ruling
until it was announced, Robert
Kash, Council president said. He
pointed out that since the ruling
came as such a surprise, certain
dissatisfactions would naturally
develop.
Both Kash and Lucille Miller,
another Council member, felt that
more courses should be included
in the approved list.
They said that future plans call
for a meeting of the Council and
the curriculum committee to con-
sider the matter.
Wage Policy
To Be Topic
of Lecture
Prof. Kenneth E. Boulding of
Iowa State College, who will de-
liver a general public lecture on
"Foundations of Wage Policy" at
4:15 today in Rackham lecture
hall, addressed the Economics
Club last night on "Economic Be-
havior."
The audience, composed of so-
ciologists, economists and delight-
ed students, were treated to what
they all agreed was the wittiest
and most provocative lecture of
many a semester.
HIS epigramatic, but thought-
ful analysis of "Economic Behav-
ior" delighted student and faculty
alike, while knotting the brow of
many a chuckling savant.

At the conclusion of the
speech, questions and repartee
flew back and forth for almost
an hour, between the economist
(who also publishes poetry) and
his audience.
Prof. Boulding based his inter-
pretation of the basis of economic
behavior on two conflicting
theories.
"THE COMMONLY accepted
maximum benefit theory says that
people work in order to maximize
their material and psychological
1 gains," he said.
"On thenfh ra, so n.

GETS BRITISH PROTEST-Arthur Lourie, Israeli consul general
and chief representative in New York, reads of protest handed
him at New York by Sir Terence Shone, British deputy delegate on
the United Nations Security Council. Protest was over shooting
down of five RAF planes on Israeli-Egyptian border by Israeli
fire.
"FROGGY BOTTOM":
Seek igh-Voiced s
For UnionOprRoe

J-Hop Tickets.

/I

Final sale of tickets to the Class
of '50's two-day J-Hop and offi-
cial breakfasts will take place to-
day on the main floor of the new
Administration Building.
Students presenting ID cards
may purchase dance ducats at
last year's price of $7.50 from 9
a.m to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Fraternities and house groups
which have been allotted booths
around the dance floor Friday or
Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5 must
phone names and addresses of
chaperones immediately to Ruth
Campbell, program chairman, at
2-3203.
Students who neglected to turn
in questionnaires of date's names
and hometowns at the time of
ticket purchase may mail the slips
to publicity chairman Donna De-
Harde, 1322 Hill.

Wanted-young men interested
in posing as young women.
Falsetto voice desirable though
not necessary.
Object: parts in the Union
Opera production, "Froggy
Bottom."
THE UNION OPERA is seeking
Rumors Make
Grad Students
Draft Exempt
Graduate school students will
be permanently deferred along
with undergraduate students from-
Selective Service, according to re-
ports of the Harvard Crimson,
student publication at Harvard.
Col. Irving Hart, publicity di-
rector for Selective Service, told
the Crimson he had no official
word of the expected deferment.
The Crimson said the information
was obtained "elsewhere."
At present a report on the fu-
ture draft status of all college stu-
dents is being prepared by spe-
cial Selective Service advisory
committees. According to Col.
Hart, General Lewis B. Hershey,
Selective Service Director, and
President Truman, who must ap-
prove all Selective Service deci-
sions, will go along with whatever
the advisory committees decide.
The Crimson said the defer-
ment for graduate students would
last until completion of studies.
It also reported that only the up-
per scholastic half of the Fresh-
man class would be exempt, the
percentage of deferments to in-
crease up through the classes.
Selective Service officials have
steadfastly refused to accept or
reject the Crimson's report.
"The Crimson reports are rid-
dled with errors," a spokesman
told The Daily. -

male volunteers for women's roles,
as well as singers and dancers who
want only to portray members of
their own sex, for the group's first
musical comedy presentation since
1941.
Tryouts may arrange for au-
ditions by calling in person or
by phone at the Student Offices
of the Union from 3 to 5 p.m.
and from 7 to 10 p.m. today.
Auditions will be held today, to-
morrow and Thursday from 3 to
6 and from 7:30 to 10 p.m. After-
noon auditions will take place in
Rm. 3-G of the Union. with eve-
ning tryouts in the Union Ball-
room.
STUDENTS who do not sign up
for auditions will be allowed to
tryout during scheduled periods if
time permits.
About 40 roles are available,
according to Dave Leyshon, Un-
ion Opera chairman. These in-
clude ten parts in each of two
choruses, one singing and one
dancing, in addition to 20
speaking parts.
Candidates for lead roles will
be asked to read lines as well as
sing.
FRED EVANS, veteran New
York producer and director, ar-
rived in Ann Arbor yesterday to
assume his duties as director of
the production. Evans has worked
with many of the biggest names in
show business, including Ziegfeld,
Schubert, Cohan and Todd.
"Froggy Bottom" will be pre-
sented March 23, 24 and 25 at the
Michigan Theatre.
Arrest Smugglers
WASHINGTON-(R)-The Jus-
tice Department announced today
the arrest in Florida of six per-
sons in connection with an al-
leged attempt to smuggle aliens
into the United States.

Pigskin Tragedy
MENOMINEE - (P) -Mich-
igan's compensation laws do
not cover a football referee
with a broken leg.
In a ruling today, the Com-
pensation Commission said a
football official is an inde-
pendent contractor and cannot
collect compensation as an em-
ploye.
RoberthNoonan, a Marinette,
Wis., high school coach, broke
his leg while officiating last
September at a game here be-
tween Menominee High School
and a Madison, Wis., team.
Refuse Plea
TO Halt Case
Of 12 Reds
WASHINGTON-(/')-The Su-
preme Court refused to halt the
impending trial of 12 top Com-
munist Party officials on charges
of conspiring to advocate the
overthrow of the government.
The 12 men are members of the
national committee of the 'Com-
munist Party of the United States.
They face trial beginning in New
York federal court next Monday.
THEY ASKED the high court
last Friday to step in and cancel
their indictments because they de-
clared they are to be tried before
"a veritable conviction machine."
They charged also that Judge
Harold R. Medina, assigned to
preside, is biased and prejudiced
against them.
The Supreme Court, acting
only three days after the appeal
was filed, dismissed both con-
tentions without comment In its
routine order.
The party officials, in addition
to asking that their indictments
be voided and the trial stayed,
sought to have the jury panel
thrown out because they said
manual workers, the unemployed,
Negroes and members of low-in-
come groups were deliberately ex-
cluded.
This was in effect an attack on
New York's "Blue Ribbon" jury
system, which the Supreme Court
upheld in a 5-4 decision handed
down June 23, 1947.
Chinese Reds
Crush Island
Of Resistance
NANKING - (') - Chinese
Communist troops were crushing
with smashing attacks a govern-
ment island of resistance north of
Nanking which is delaying the
Red push to the Yangtze.
(The Communist radio said
remnants of the Nationalist force
-which is estimated at 130,000
men the day before-was "com-
pletely wiped out" by 10 o'clock
this morning, Chinese time.)
Pilots returning from the front
described the fighting as the
"heaviest we have seen any time
in China."
These forces of Gen. Tu Li-
Ming numbered possibly 250,000
when they defended the former
base of Suchow. They were
trapped about 150 miles northwest
of Nanking in a pocket three miles
long and a mile and a half wide.
Steady attrition has caused them
heavy losses since encirclement.
Government planes were re-
quested from the ground to make

no more supply drops because the
remants are so tightly com-
pressed, reports reaching Nanking
said.

Half of Funds
Will Combat
Communists
Program Largest
For Peacetime
WASHINGTON-(G)-Presdent
Truman told Congress it will take
at least $41,858,000,000 to run the
government right next year-half
of it to hold back the Communist
tide.
MR. TRUMAN'S budget cover-
ing the 1950 fiscal year beginning
next July 1 is peacetime's biggest
-$1,678,000,000 larger than this
year. For the cold war with Rus-
sia he asked the most powerful
military forces the country has
ever had outside a war-and funds
to bolster allied nations against
the Red surge.
Moreover, Mr. Truman served
notice he will ask more funds
later to supply arms to non-
Communist nations, a step
which will push the budget even
higher.
All told Mr. Truman asked for
a tax increase of nearly $6,000,-
000,000. First he reiterated his re-
cent request for a $4,000,000,000
increase, mostly on corporations.
Then he asked nearly $2,000,000,-
000 in social security taxes, to fi-
nance new and old programs.
HE DID not give an inch in his
demands for the vast social and
economic program he demanded
in his State of The Union mes-
sage; such as housing, better
schools, more social security bene-
fits.
On the defense front, Mr.
Truman stressed the impor-
tance of air power, but frowned
on the idea of a 70-group air
force, which has been heavily
backed in Congress and by the
air generals. Mr. Truman said
that number and size of planes,
rather than number. of groups
is a better gauge of air force
strength.
Mr. Truman said the prospects
for the 1951 fiscal year are for
even greater governmental costs.
He mentioned national defense
and world responsibilities.
THE PRESIDENT outlined the
Government's financial prospects
to a Congress which had gasped at
advance reports the budget would
hit a new peacetime peak. And it
did just that.
It is $1,678,000,000 over the
previous spending record set
this year. It is $873,000,000
bigger than the Government's
prospective income of $40,985,-
000,000 in the year ahead, It
figures out to $282.82 apiece for
every American,
Yet it doesn't even take into ac-
count plans for providing mili-
tary supplies for Western Europe
and "certain other" unnamed
countries. Mr. Truman said he
would ask for money for that
"later."
* * *
r s
Congressional
Snag Develops
On Financing
WASHINGTON - (A) -A party
line division quickly formed in
Congressional reaction to the
highest budget figure ever pro-
posed in peacetime.
Disagreement centered on the

expanded domestic programs fig-
uring in President Truman's $41,-
858,000,000 spending request for
the fiscal year beginning next
July 1.
Republicans called the amount
reckless and dangerous but there
was recognition of the necessity
of heavy expenditures for holding
back Russia.
Senator Wherry of Nebraska,
Republican floor leader, said the
record size of such "necessary ex-
penses" weren't properly consid-
ered in proposing new spending
in other programs "which will

JINGLE, JANGLE:
Students Probe Identity
Of Carnival Silverking

"From the middle to beginning1
and end,
It's one and ten to every friend."
Students who can link the right
campus personality with this jin-
kle can jangle a shiny new silver
dollar with their pennies.
* * *
THE PROMISE is backed by the
royal South Pole coffers of Silver-
king, ruler of the Winter Carnival,

winter sport empire, ranging from
the Arboretum to the Coliseum.
The first day of his reign will
be devoted to ski jumping, to-
bogganing and various novelty
races in the Arboretum.
Wednesday night he will take'
over the "Ski lodge" at the League
for the dance. Royal proclama-
tion asks guests to wear sports
clothes to carry out the theme.

BEATS FOG AND VISA WOES:
Polish Student Arrives Four Months Late

Armed with an unbeatable list
of tardiness excuses, Edward
Barycki has finally arrived at the
University-almost four months

Finally, last Dec. 6, he board-
ed a ship there-the ill-starred
Queen Elizabeth, which was first
tied up in port by a strike and

ing in between fighting and para-
chute-jumping with the Polish
Army.
Fm. heia st nineoiea h has

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