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VGL?. IX No. 82


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California Swept
By Snow Storm
M:e Blanket Extends to Middle West:
Southern States Sizzle in Heat Wave
By The Associated Press
Winter draped a 1,000-mile long blanket of ice across the na-
tion's midriff yesterday and buried Southern California under prob-
ably the worst snow cover in its history.
And to round out its screwy antics, it kept much of the South-
east sizzling in a "heat wave."
THE ICE SHEATH extended from western Oklahoma to eastern
f Illinois. In some areas it blacked out towns, snapped communications
lines and forced school closings. Highway travel was hazardous
throughout the entire section.

Lack of Funds
Holding Up
SL Program
Money for Student
Expert Meals Needed
Lack of funds is holding up the
Student Legislature's Student
Expert program for the spring se-
Legislator Bill Gripman said
that the program, which provides
course content information for in-
coming students, is all set to go
k into operation, but the money t
pay for the Experts' meals has
not been provided.
* * *
LAST YEAR, the Experts' meals
were paid for out of the Univer-
sity's Orientation Fund, but this
year, the fund does not have
enough money to support the SL
The office of the Dean of Stu-
dents will probably provide the
money,. Gripman said, but a
final decision will not be made
until next Tuesday.
If the University dloes not give
the money, the SL will pay for the
program, according to Gripman.
EXCEPT FOR the financial tie-
up, the Expert program is all set
for orientation week, Jan. 31 to
Feb. 4.
This year, the Experts, al-
ready operating in the literary
coliege, music, education and
business administration schools,
wi expand into the engineering
college, Gripman said.
Engineering experts, under the
direction of Stan Wiggin will de-
scribe the various programs which
engineering students can take.
THEY WILL operate from 9
a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.
Feb. 2 through 4 in Rm. 348 of
West Engineering.
The Experts will be located in
Rm. 25, Angell Hall.
Union To Cast
Opera Roles
Males are still needed to fill
female roles in the Union Opera's
forthcoming musical comedy pres-
entation, "Froggy Bottom."
Anyone of the women's parts
could easily steal the show, ac-
cording to Fred Evans, veteran
New York showman, who is di-
recting the production.
* * *
HE SAID that altos and tenors
are especially good in filling wom-
en's roles, but that anyone who
feels qualified is welcome to try
Auditions will continue today,
wih candidates for the dancing
chorus meeting at 5 p~mn., in Rm.
3-q of the Union, and at 9 p.m.
in the small ballroom of the Un-
Tryouts for singing and speak-

As a winter playground, the
Los Angeles area looked more
like St. Moritz. Snow up to six
inches deep covered several
suburban communities. Four
inches carpeted Pasadena's Col-
orado Boulevard, where the
Tournament of Roses floral pa-
rade was staged less than two
weeks ago. The turf of the Rose
Bowl was under six inches of
Icy highways forced many Los
e Angeles night workers to make
t wide detours to reach their sub-
- urban homes. Snow-covered tree
branches snapped under the
weight. The temperature skidded
s to 14 degrees at Searsville Lake,
- near the Stanford University cam-
o pus.
* *
s FREEZING temperatures in the
citrus belt brought new threat of
damage to the frost-bitten fruit
s and vegetable crops. However, at
Sacramento, R. E. Blair, state
s fruit and net statistician, said on-
the-spot experts believe loss of the
citrus crop may be less than 25
Jper cent.
lloulding Sees
No Alternatives,
To Capitalism
There is at present no effective
substitute for the free enterprise
system, Prof. Kenneth E. Bould-
ing of Iowa State College said here
Prof. Boulding was the fourth in
a series of eminent guest econ-
omists to speak from University
platforms under the auspices of
the economics department.
"WITH OUR present adminis-
trative techniques," the economist
told his audience, "it would be im-
possible to keep up with the rapid
fluctuation of market factors."
Pointing out that the rela-
tive success of governmental
controls during the war was
only a short-run process, he
further emphasized that only
because the economy was run by
an unbalanced budget did these
controls succeed.
"A free economy is more effi-
cient than a controlled system be-
cause under free market condi-
tions the entire population is au-
tomatically engaged in determin-
ing prices," the economist con-
"The nightmare of contempo-
rary fiscal policy lies in the fact
that full employment seems to
mean a slow perpetual inflation,"
Prof. Boulding added.
Stabilizing influences do exist,
however, in the current, tendency
for wage rates to be reached
through bargaining, he said.

Lovett Sees
Chance for
Soviet War
Views Recd Fight
To KeepPower
dersecretary of State Robert A.
Lovett has been quoted as saying
that Soviet leaders would go to
war whenever they deemed it nec-
essary to attain their communis-
tic ends-and whenever they felt
they could win.
Lovett, who has resigned effect-
ive January 20, reported on the
general world situation to the
Senate Foreign Relations Com-
* * *
stressing that Premier Stalin
dominates the 14-man Politburo
which determines Russian actions
at home and abroad.
Further, they said Lovett ex-
pressed the belief that the Po-
litburo will take any course
necessary to retain power and
perpetuate communism, includ-
ing war.
He said that this contrasts with
this country's policy of doing all
possible to avoid a resort to arms
as a means of settling interna-
tional difficulties.
THE COMMITTEE had called
in Lovett for an up-to-date esti-
mate of world conditions on which
to base legislative plans looking
toward settlement of problems
barring the way to universal
Lovett is to be succeeded as
Undersecretary by James E.
Webb in the State Department
shift which will bring Dean
Acheson in as replacement for,
ailing Secretary Marshall.
In his global summary Commit-
tee members said Lovett saw'
small chance of' an early agree-
ment with Russia on the Berlin
He told them, however, that the
Airlift will enable U.S. Occupa-
tion Forces to remain in the Ger-
man capital indefinitely.
'N ew Deal' Is t
Goal of AIM
AIM's "New Deal" for indepen-~
dent men will roll into action earlyc
next semester when Ann Arbor'sc
residential district is sliced into
six AIM district organizations for
social, athletic and other activi-
ties, it was revealed at an AIM
meeting last night
A meeting of the first of the
districts, which will serve as a
"pilot district" for the others, is
slated for February 16. State
street, North University, Forest
and Dewey border the area. E
AIM urges independent men noL }
lving in residence halls to at-n
Ucnd. Thc organization stressede
the fact that they are only serv-
ing to organize the groups, whose
character will be formed by t~hc'
men themselves.
The "New Deal" for indepen-
dents was chartered to bring the
benefits of fraternity and resi-
dence hall organizations to an es-
timated 3,000 men now lacking
them. s

ritain Says


Reports Say
Peace Offers
Precede Fall
Officials Fleeing
NANKING-(P)-'Tientsin was
written off as lost last night in
official quarters of this shaken
capital, where little more than a
shell of China's government re-
Official sources said "Tientsn
is gone." They then lapsed into
silence as to detailt of the loss of
this great northern city of mod-
ern buildings and facories.
THEIR WORDS were taken to
indicate the Communists either
have occupied Tientsin or that
terms have been arranged by
which the city will be surrendered
to the Reds.
(Shanghai newspapers re-
ported Wednesday negotiations
were underway for a cease fire CURT
in the Tientsin area. There ard Ch
were no reports to the Assoc- first a
ated Press direct from Peiping, start a'
regarding the situation at stra
Tientsin. sohn T
(The last such dispatch received morro
in Shanghai was timed at 8 p.m. fturd
Tuesday, Peiping time-and quot-
ed Peiping government headquar- TRUM
ters as saying "fierce fighting"
was resumed. However, it ap-
peared probable that censorship T
had held up reports of subsequent
Earlier, heavy fighting was
reported in Tientsin's eastern'
and western suburbs. Red artil-
lery shells were bursting inside By P
the city.
Only minor clashes were re- f'nance
ported around Peiping. Everyone agreed t
there still expects a political set- difficult
ement. cuts in tl
THE COMMUNIST radio, how- th Presi
ever, continued to belabor Gen.
Fu Tso-Yi, the North China com- T
mander in Peiping. It accused him
of "continuing to kill people, burn
down whole villages and destroy iDro
state property."
With the news bad from
North China, and continued Thr4
Red attacks on the northern
approaches to Nanking, the ex- I O
odus of officials, archives and
equipment continued at a fast Univers
pace. second se
The refusal of the Communists tal 20,000
to answer President Chiang Kai- the all-t
Shek's peace message favorably, fall, Uni
or to acknowledge other pleas for dicted ye
negotiations was believed accel- Enroln
rating the departure of ministry top the
ier'Soiinel. figure of
la s Set forthree-to-
5.000 wo
Vets' fI1j I tically un
1 CISpiai ~ The d
Aim Arbor's new $10,000,000 versity's
Veterans Administration hospital, malcy" v
vhich will be operated in consul- uary.
ation with the University Medi- For flv
al School, is scheduled to start following
soing up in May in spite of bud- turningv
Tet slashes in the VA's hospital broken en
milding program.
VA civil engineer Frank B. BEFORi~
ham bers yesterday said he is spring se
vaiting for the subcontractor to been virt

tart digging test holes at the 18- The tre
)cre site at Geddes Rd. and Gla- ing enrol
icr Way. versed la
The VA's building budget, as the first 1
ipproved by President Truman, attendant
was drastically slashed; 24 ,out of for the
0 proposed hospitals were drop- been in tl
red from the list and 14 others
ill get less funds-if the House N
f Representatives- doesn't chop NO-N
heir appropriation still further.
Completed plans for the local
ospital provide for 500 beds inB
Le nine-story main building,B
'hich will have a steel frame and
brick or stone exterior.
Subsidiary structures will be a
:hree-or four - story apartment Student
ouse for personnel, a 20-room long siege
irscs' home, attendants' quar als staring
ers and the superintendent's uFirst i




Dr. Faustus' Opening

Daily-Alex Lmanlai.
AIN TIME-John Sargent '49 (left) as Faustus and Rich-
arlton '49, (right) as Mephistopheles act out a scene in the
ct of "Dr. Faustus." The Speech Department drama will
four-performance run at 8 p.m. today in Lydia Mendels-
Fheatre. Special student rates are offered today and to-
w. Regular prices will be charged for the Friday and
ay performances.
liversity Experts Agree
idget Cu Inadvisabl

Ha! Ha!
LAS VEGAS, Nev.-(o)-This
desert resort, whose slogan is
"fun in the sun," brushed an-
other two inches of snow off its
doorsteps yesterday. Three
inches had fallen previously.
Joseph McQuilkin, managing
director of the Chamber of
Commerce, reported his tele-
phone has been busy almost
Most of the callers, he re-
ported, simply said "ha, ha,"
then hung up.
Forrestal Is
Confident of
Keep,ing Jb
retary of Defense Forrestal, one
of the foremost backers of the
"tough" policy toward Russia, said
yesterday that he expects to re-
main at his post in President Tru-
man's cabinet. He did not say how
Forrest al's disclosure to news -
men followed a conference with
Mr. Truman at the White House.
* *, *
REPORTS have been widely
current that his departure from
the Cabinet was imminent, but
today he said he does not expect
Mr. Truman to accept his "rou-
tine" resignational which he will
submit before Inauguration Day
Jan. 20.
Traditionally, all Cabinet
members offer their resign.
tions to a newly-elected Presi-
dent, so that he can start with
a new slate, if he desires, and
to spare him any embarrass-
ment in Cabinet shakeups.
Forrestal's remarks did not
foreclose the possibility that he
might leave the Washingto scene
later, possibly in the Spring.
* * *
BUT THE development did add
another to the multiplying signs
that Mr. Truman plans no about-
face in policy toward Russia.
The President emphatically de-
nied last week that he was en-
gaged in a fight with Forrestal
and others in his Cabinet to soften
the U.S. attitude toward the Sovi-
Mystery Man
To Visit Diag
Silverking, Winter Carnival
ruler and campus mystery man.
will ride down the Diag today, but
his identity will still be a mystery.
Nancy Culligan, Winter Carni-
val publicity chairman, promises.
he will appear about 12:45 p.m.
today, but he will be completel3
Y *F *j
HIS RIDE is planned to famil-
iarize the campus with Winte:
Carnival, the League-Union re-
I'm on the ledge, and in the mood
For graduation clouds to brood.
This is the second clue to Sil-
verking's identity. It is worth a sil-
ver dollar to the first five correc
guessers. Answers should be sent
"Silverking," 1830 Hill St.
vival of the traditional winter
sports event. The 1949 Carnival,
first since 1941, is dated for Wed-
nesday and Thursday, Feb. 2 and
3, during registration week. I

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sity experts on public
and business generally
hat it would be quite
to make any substantial
he budget as proposed by
ee to One Ratio
Stay Unchanged
ity enrollment for the
mester is expected to to-
0-a drop of 1,000 from
ime high reached last
versity spokesmen pre-
ient will still probably
record second semester
19,215 set last February.
:ALS SAID that the
one ratio--15,000 men to
men--will remain prac-
Irtp in the second sem-
glare reflects the Uni-
partial return to "nor-
which began last Febr-
ve. successive semesters
the war, hordes of re-
veterans had repeatedly
rollment records.
E TIE WAR, increased
?master enrollment had
ually unheard-of.
nd toward ever-increas-
1ment was finally re-
st February when, for
time since prewar days,
e figures were lower
spring than they had
ie fall.

"The present budget proposal
is very sensible, in view of the
times," declared Prof. J. Philip
Wernette, of the business admin-
istration school.
* * *
HE SAID that it would be un-
wise to make large cuts in gov-
ernment expenditures now, be-
cause we must make such great
expenditures for foreign aid, na-
tional defense and interest pay-
ments on the debt. Any cuts
which could be wisely made in the
budget would be very slight, ac-
cording to Prof. Wernette.
In discussing the budget,
Prof. Richard A. Musgrave, of
the economics department,
stressed the fact that three
fourths of the budget was re-
lated to payments for defense,
foreign policy, and the effects
of past wars.
"When expenditures for agri-
culture and social security are
added to this total, we see that
only about 13% of the budget
will be left for other government-
al operations," Prof. Musgrave
"BECAUSL of this situation,"
he added, "Congress could hardly
cut more than a billion or two
from the budget, at the most.
There can be little hope for a no-
ticeably smaller budget unless we
find that we can cut our military
Prof. Paul W. McCracken, of
the business administration
school, warned against increas-
ing business taxes in order to
balance the budget,
'* * *
ROGER S. ABBOT, of the pol-
itical science department, said
that about 74% of the budget
deals with matters which cannot
be cut-defense, foreign com-
mittments, interest, and pay-
ments to veterans.

Israel Files
Complaint at
UN Council
Hint Resignation
Offered by Bevin
LONDON - () - The British
government declared in a pre-
pared statement last night that
world peace is "gravely threaten-
ed" by Palestine developments.
Meanwhile, sources close to the
Israeli government were quoted
in Tel Aviv dispatches as report-
ing that Foreign Secretary Ernest
Bevin had offered to re ign yes-
terday because of his Palestine
policy. The dispatch quoted these
sources as saying Prime Minister
Attlee refused to accept the resig-
THE BRITISH office denied
flatly that Bevin had offered his
These developments came as
Israel formally filed with the
UN Security Council at Lake
Success a complaint that Bri-
tain was fomenting an "artifi-
cial crisis" over Palestine by
troop movements and various
actions just as armistice nego-
tiations were about to open
with Egypt.
Israel charged that Britain:
1. Sent troops to Aqaba, Trans.
Jordan, to threaten the southern
2. Violated t he Palestine
frontier by sending over Royal
Air Force planes;
3. Sent a steady stream of war
material to Egypt, Iraq, and
4. Carried out large-scale nav
al movements in the East Medi-
ISRAEL THUS tossed to the
Council the whole questionof her
relations with Britain on the eve
of armistice talks on the island of
Rhodes between Israel and Egypt.
The Israeli note said the Tel Aviv
government wanted the armistice
talks to open under the best pos-
sible auspices, but that it could
not see a similar attitude in the
British position.
There was no hint when the
Council would consider the Is-
raeli note.
The British Foreign Office
statement warned that the Se-
.urity Council has "been losing
:ontrol of events" and said it had
reason to fear new Jewish viola-
,ions of UN cease-fire orders in
jhe Holy Land area.
* * *
THE STATEMENT said these
,iolations "might be contemplat-
ad in Jerusalem or elsewhere
against Trans-Jordan or Iraqi
"It is of paramount import-
ance that this (Security Coun-
cil) authority should be re-es-
tablished without delay and
maintained until a final settle-
ment is reached," the state-
ment said,
The Foreign Office declined
immediate comment on the Jew-
ish charge to the Security Coun-
°il that Britain is displaying a
"menacing attitude" toward the
Jewish state.
IT DECLARED, however, that
Britain proposed to use the great-
sst restraint to avoid endangering
,he success of the impending
7gyptian-Israeli armistice talks
it Rhodes.
Dr Ralph J. Bunche, acting

UN mediator, arrived at Rhodes
yesterday for preliminary Israeli-
Eg yptian talks scheduled to begin
A Foreign Office spokesman
said Britain was ready to go along
with the suggestion of the United
States and regard the shooting
Jown of five British planes last
Friday as a "regrettable inci-
Ex-GOP Official Ready
T t- T.il SpRntpne

S kink man Speech To (lose
Journalism Lecture Saris.
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ing parts and for specialty sets
will be auditioned from 3 to 5 p.m.
today in Rm. 3-G of the Union,
and from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the
Union's small ballroom.
Students who have not made
appointments for auditions will be
allowed to tryout during scheduled
audition hours.
Americaii Airlines
Union Votes Strike
:NEW YORK - (X) - American
Airlines maintenance and supply
wo rkcrs throughout the country

Paul A. Shinkman, news direc-
tor for WBBC, Washington, D.C.
will speak on "Hunting Headlines
in Europe" today at 8 p.m. in Kel-
log Auditorium in the last of thej
University journalism lecture se-
SHINKMAN WILL also address
journalism concentrates and all
interested students on "Headlines
and Datelines" at 3 p.m. in Rm. B
Haven Hall.
Shinkinan a graduate of theI
University journalism depart-
mnent is making his second ap-
pearance here.
He spent last summer in Europe
as a roving correspondent. While

ookstores Besieged as Finals Near

s are digging in for a
with two weeks of fin-
g them in the face.
gn of the semi-annual

bluebooks. They were soon fol-
lowed by students seeking tele-
scoped course outlines to cover
the work they hadn't done in
the past semester.

"We tell the students that
patented stimulants have little
affect, and aren't good for
them, to boot," a pharmacist
said. "They also ask for strong-

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