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Red Genetics
Force Ouster
Of Professor
Firing Explained
At Oregon State
President of Oregon State Uni-
versity said yesterday he had dis-
missed an associate chemistry
professor for supporting the Rus-
sian Communist Lysenko's genet-
ics 'teachings.
The President, Dr. A. L. Strand,
called a special meeting of the
entire faculty to hear his charges
against Dr. Ralph Spitzer.
SPITZER and L. R. La Vallee,
assistant professor of economics,
were notified last week that their
contracts would not be renewed
at the end of the present term.
At that time, the two issued
public protests, asserting they
were released because theybe-
longed to the Progressive-Party.
They declined immediate com-
ment on Strand's speech.
"The action taken had no rela-
tion to whether the men in ques-
tion are members. of the Progres-
sive party," Dr. Strand said.
* * *
HE MADE no further reference
to La Vallee. But he asserted that
Spitzer, in a letter to the chemi-
cal and engineering news of Jan.
31, supported the "charlatan"
ysenko in opposition to the
world's leading geneticists.
Lysenko, currently in high fa-
vor in Russia, advocates the
Minchurin theory as opposed to
the more generally recognized
Mendalian theory of heredity in
plants and animals;
Spitzer and La Vallee said they.
sere appealing to the Faculty
AppealsCommittee and to the
Aerican Association of Univer-
sity Professors.
S Federal
Bousing Bill
fops Barrier

SAC Stymies SL
'Meet Regents' Plan
Student Legislature's "Meet Your Regents" get-together ran
afoul of the Student Affairs Committee, but Legislators last night
mapped a new course to get approval for the meeting to be held on
campus-or off campus, as an alternative.
After SL president Jim Jans reported the SAC unfavorable to
the proposed Regents meeting and declared that he believed they
would oppose-even more strongly-holding the meeting off campus,
the Legislature moved to take the matter directly to the Regents.
* ~, *
PRESIDENT JANS was-authorized to contact today, by telephone,
all members of the Board of Regents and ask them point-blank to
attend the meeting on campus or at the Masonic Temple.
They also planned to attempt to put the issue onto the agenda
of the Regents meeting this weekend if possible.
(The Legislature mailed personal invitations to the Regents
last weekend and has received no replies as yet, according to Jans.)
JANS REPORTED THAT SAC had denied the use of Rackham
lecture hall for the student-Regent meeting, although he commented
that they were "exceedingly cooperative and willing to offer alter-
natives." They said the meeting would tend to put the Regents "on
display" and would be "inappropriate" before the spring election,
according to Jans.
He also told Legislators that the SAC's Lecture Committee
ruled that all present members of the board could attend, but
that challenging candidates could not attend an open meeting on
the basis of the political speakers' ban.
The Legislature made no further plans in formal legislation to
carry the project past presenting it to the Regents.
THE SAC SUGGESTED a closed meetii including all Regents
and SL members, which Jans felt would allow the attendance of all
four candidates.
Inc on H t -'arease in U.S. ,senate
"Increasing the number of U.S. Senators would tend to slow down
legislative processes," was Prof. Preston Slosson's comment yesterday
on Sen. McGrath's proposal to elect three Senators from each state
instead of the present two.
Sen. McGrath (Dem., R.I.), chairman of the Democratic National
Committee, said he would propose his plan to Congress so that the
Federal Government "may more efficiently meet its growing respon-
SPECIFICALLY, McGrath claimed that an increased membership
would speed up the legislative ' _____-

Alien Aid BillI
Clears House
Will Offer Haven
To SpyHelpers
WASHINGTON - (P) - Aliens
who help U.S. spies abroad would
be granted a sanctuary in the
United States under a bill unani-
mously approved by the House
Armed Services Committee today.
Spectators and newsmen were
cleared from the room while the
committee discussed the secrecy
shrouded measure.
THE BILL would permit the
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
to offer the protection of residence
in this country to foreigners who
may risk their lives in aiding
American agents overseas. Up to
100 such persons would be per-
mitted to enter the United States
each year, without regard to im-
migration laws.
Committee members said one
aim of the bill is to attract rene-
gade Communists with import-
ant information about countries
behind the Soviet iron curtain.
Emphasizing the atmosphere of
secrecy, chairman Vinson (D-GA.)
told reporters:
"THERE ARE a lot of things
in this bill that we cannot discuss
here, or on the floor of the house."
Simultaneously, the Commit-
tee approved two major defense
bills designed to protect ,the
United States from sneak aerial
attack and to develop new long-
range guided missiles.
The bill to admit aliens as a
reward for helping American
agents would waive the usual im-
migration-law ban on persons who
are or have been Communists.
Wallace Seesj
Defeat for U.S.
In ColdWarI
Wallace said yesterday he believes
the United States is losing the
"cold war" and should bargain
with Russia for peace.
The former Vice President said
Communism is no threat to world
peace right now. But, he called
the Marshall Plan and the pro-
jected North Atlantic Defense Al-
liance a "mad course" leading this
country and Western Europe to-
ward bankruptcy and a fighting
There were momentary flashes
of temper in rapid-fire questions
and answers as Wallace testified
before the House Foreign Affairs
The committee and the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee are
considering authorization of $5,-
580,000,000 to keep the Marshall!
Plan going another 15 months af-
ter April 1.
The Senators already have com-
pleted their hearings. Chairman
Connally (Dem., Tex.) said the
measure may be reported out this
week with "some technical
It is generally believed the ad-
ministration will ask Congress for
at least $1,000,000,000 to help the
pack-making nations rearm.

PUS - Cornelia Otis Skinner
(left), celebrated stage actress,
will appear in the brilliant mon-
ologue, "Wives of Henry VIII"
at 8:30 p.m. today in Hill Audi-
torium. Coleman Hawkins
(right), saxophone virtuoso, will be featured in "Jazz at the
Philharmonic" at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow.
MoiolEtoertMmusitA Men
Top Eiitertlinieni imewiti

Skiner * * *
Performing in the theatrical
medium that has made her name1
on the stage-the monologue-
Cornelia Otis Skinner will present
her dramatic sequence of the!
"Wives of Henry VIII" at 8:30 p.m.
today in Hill Auditorium.
"The Wives" will be preceded
by three modern monologues
written by the actress.3
MISS SKINNER will enact dra-
matic moments from the lives ofI
each of Henry's six wives. FromI
datherine of -Aragon, his first
spouse, to Katherine Parr, she will
present a panorama of the period
and a characterization of the hap-
less women.1
Dressed in costume and sup- I
ported by background music
she makes the monologue take1
on the illusion of a play with
many characters-
"I have always tried to keep the
monologues as professional as1
possible; to make them theatre,
not platform appearances," she
MISS SKINNER has also played
the widely divergent leading roles
of the Maugham-Bolton "Thea-
ter," Lillian Hellman's "The
Searching Wind" and Wilde's
"Lady Windermere's Fan."
Tickets for the fourth appear-
ance of the Oratorical Series are
on sale at Hill Auditorium and
may be obtained before the per-r

Coleman Hawkins, the saxo-
phonist who has been called the
"Picasso .of Jazz," will star in
"Jazz at the Philharmonic" along
with such other nationally-known
figures as singer Ella Fitzerald at
8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hill Audi-
Considered by many as the
greatest tenorman in the bus-
iness, Hawkins has won the Es-
quire Gold Award every year it
has been given, and placed very
high on the Metronome and
Downbeat magazine polls.
HAWKINS is reputed to be so
influential that most sax players
have developed their style by imi-
tating him. He claims that he has
gradually developed his mode of
playing to keep up with the times.
Hawkins' reputation is interna-
tional, the tenorman having
toured the Continent, England,
Norway, Sweden and Holland.
Coleman Hawkins will play in
the company of such other jazz
and swing stars as Drummer
Shelly Manne, fellow tenor-
man "Flip" Phillips, hornhounds
Tommy Turk, "Fats" Navarro
and Sonny Criss. The program
is being sponsored by the Stu-
dent Legislature, which plans
to use the profits for a student
activity fund.
Tickets range from $1.80 down'
and are on sale from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. today and tomorrow.

Bottled Bier
to require that all liquor sold
Iin Iowa be labeled with a skull
and cross bones and marked
"poison" was introduced in the
State Legislature today.
The measure is labeled "An
act to protect the youth of the
State of Iowa against the use
of liquor."
One section of the bill also
would require liquor labels to
carry the words:
'Antidote: pour contents of
this bottle in the sewer and
place bottle in ash can."
M} lartin Sees
O1f Pension
can leader Joe Martin (Mass.)
said yesterday that the House
will pass the Rankin veterans pen-
sion despite warnings from the
bill's critics that it would impose
a "staggering" financial burden on
the nation.
He gave that opinion to news-
men as administration forces
abandoned the idea of trying to
keep the measure from coming up
for consideration.
ALTHOUGH the minority lead-
er had said earlier that the pen-
sion bill will not be made a party
matter, he added that the Repub-
lican policy committee probably
will consider it next Tuesday along
with other subjects.
Martin did not state his own
position on the merits of the
bill, sponsored by Rep. Rankin
Den., Miss.), but he told re-
"I think the House will pass it."
FROWNED on by President
Truman, the pension proposal
would pay $90 a month to all 18,-
800,000 World War I and II vet-
erans when they reach 65.
Announce Cast
In Goethe Play
The title role of Faust, the
scholar who sought happiness
through a Compact with Mephis-
topheles, will be portrayed by
Siegfried Feller in the German de-
partment's presentation of
Goethe's "Faust' (The Gretchen
Gretchen will be played by
Franziska Isbell, while Milton
Gold will portray Mephistopheles.
The performance will be given
in commemoration of the 200th
anniversary of the birth of
The drama will be enacted Sat-
urday at 8 p.m. at Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre. Tickets may be pur-
chased at the box office.
Although the play will be given
in German, the programs will
contain the English translation.
SDX To Meet
Members of Sigma Delta Chi,
professional journalism fraternity,
will meet at 7:30 p.m., today, in
Rm. 211, Haven Hall.

process, distribute the load being
handled by "too few" senatorial
committees, and make political or-
ganizations more alert.

Arab States
To Cease War
With Israel
Iraq Will Accept
UN Agreement



ederal public housing program
curdled its first Senate barrier
esterday when a banking sub-
~ommittee approved a bill calling
or construction of 810,000 units
>ver a six-year period.
Chairman Sparkman (Dem.,
Ala.) said the housing measure
vill be placed before the full com-
nittee tomorrow. He predicted
reedy approval with a joint Dem-
)cratic-Republican bill reaching
he Senate tomorrow, or Monday
it the latest.
Southern Democrats have been
ressing for a housing bill in the
4ope that it would shove aside the
ilibuster-killing rules change
vhich is scheduled for Senate ac-
ion Monday.
But majority leader Lucas (Ill.),
hen asked by a reporter what
mmediteeffect a housing bill
ould have on Monday's plan of
ction, said "none whatsoever."
New Judic Officers
Mens' Judiciary Council named
Villiam Reitzer, '51L, as its pres-
dent; and reelected Don Queller,
19, recording secretary, last night.
The terms are for the spring se-
nester, according to Ev Ellin, re-
iring president of the Council.
This ad was
answered after

But Prof.
members of
vantage in

Slosson and several
the political science
saw no special ad-
the proposed reor-

According to Prof. Slosson, the
Senate has more prestige than
the House because it is a smaller
body. "A smaller body can do
more work."
PROF. SLOSSON illustrated
this paradox by the saying that a{
committee functions best when it
has threemembers, two of whom
are absent.
Prof. Slosson acknowledged
that an enlargement might give
minorities better representation,
but thought that end could be
better accomplished by intro-
ducing proportional represen-
tation in the House.
One member of the political sci-
ence department expressed the
opinion that if there were three
senators from each Southern
state, the chances for filibuster
would be correspondingly in-
creased, and thus bills would not
go through any faster.
There seems to be little likeli-
hood that Sen. McGrath's plan
will be adopted. Both Republicans
and Democrats in 'Washington ex-
pressed their opposition.
Profits Not Excess
Profits of corporations were not
excessive in 1948, Prof. William A.
Paton of the economics depart-
ment declared yesterday in a
speech before the Executive Pro-
gram Club of Chicago.
"With the present difficulties
of raising money through new
c~nlr ccipcfinnnnnnor of Pnnon-

U.S. Assails
Clergy Arrest
As Terrorism
By The Associated Press
The United States yesterday
denounced Bulgaria's arrest of fif-
teen Protestant churchmen as a
"blatant" terrorism.
The fifteen pastors, who have
been accused in a booklet issued
by the Communist Bulgarian gov-
ernment of using religion to cloak
espionage activities for the Unit-
ed States and Great B.ritain, will
go on trial tomorrow in Sofia.
A formal protest against their
indictment with terms like the
ones President Truman and other
officials used in deploring the
Mindszenty trial, has already been
issued by the State Department.
The note, which was delivered to
the Bulgarian foreign office at
Sofia, was almost immediately re-
Great Britain also denounced
the trial and denied that her dip-
lomats in Bulgaria had dealt .with
the accused spies.

RHODES - (A) - Israel and
Egypt agreed yesterday to an arm-
istice, terms of which they will
sign today.
Promptly, other Arab states be-
gan lining up in the move to re-
store peace to the Holy Land.
* * *
IRAQ informed Dr. Ralph J.
Bunche, United Nations mediator,
she will accept agreements reach-
ed with Israel by other Arab states
which aree"neighbors of Pales-
tine." These are Egypt, Syria, Leb-
anon and Trans-Jordan.
Saudi Arabia notified Bunche
she does not need an armistice
because she has no independent
front in the Palestine war.
Bunche announced armistice
talks between Israel and Trans-
Jordan will start here Monday.
IT WAS officially announced
the Israelis and Egytians will sign
the historic agreement here at
10:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. EST) today.
The solemn ceremony of sig-
nature will clear the way for
peace talks between Israel and
the rest of the Arab. world with
which she has been at war.
Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, the United
Nations mediator, said Israel next
will open peace talks Monday with
the Arab kingdom of Trans-Jor-
dan, her Eastern neighbor.
* * ,
FIFTY persons who have figur-
ed in the armistice meetings ar-
ranged a banquet tonight to cele-
brate their success and demon-
strate mutual good-will.
The Egyptian delegation, led by
Col. Mohamed Ibrahim Self Eddin,
flew back to Rhodes today with
Cairo's acceptance. Egypt asked
for only one change in the terms,
and got it promptly-extension of
the time for withdrawal of troops
from demilitarized zones of the
Negev Desert. Four weeks will be
allowed, instead of the two weeks
originally proposed.
Promptly, then, came the offi-
cial announcement of the accept-
Education for
Adults Lags
There is enormous and increas-
ing pressure to expand adult ed-
ucation, but it has not crystallized
in rigid institutional forms, Prof.
Harold Y. McClusky of the edu-
cation school said last night.
His talk, "Trends in Adult Ed
ucation," was the second of a
special series of weekly lectures
on educational matters.
ONE OF THE great problems
of adult education is how to keep
the middle-aged mind young, he
said. Increasing average age in
the population is one of the causes
of tremendous expansion in this
Other causes are the spread-
ing of formal education in wider
segments of the population-the
more education people get, the
more they want--and swift so-
cial change, Prof. McClusky
Adult education is varied in
type; the major categories are:
community adult education, an
amorphous but vital grass-roots
movement; public schools, espe-
cially night schools which are very
large parts of public education;
university and other extension
programs; and museum and li-
brary programs.
PROF. McClusky said the two

major trends in setting patterns
of education suited to the needs

Organization of AIM Districts
Starts with Election of Officers

AIM's "new deal" for indepen-
dent men not living in residence
halls became a reality yesterday
as men from the first of six dis-
tricts to be organized met to or-
Bill Wolf, '51Spec., was elected
temporary representative to the
AIM Council and Henry Milczuk,
'49, became temporary secretary.
The pilot zone, officially Dis-
trict 19 in AIM's district number-
ing system, is bounded by North
University Ave. and State, Dewey
and Forest Streets, including men+

living on either side of the bound-
ary streets.
The district organization called
a meeting for 7:30 p.m. Wednes-
day in the Union and urged all
men living in the area to elect
officers and make further plans.
Purpose of the districts is to
provide the benefits of fraternity
and residence hall governments to
the estimated 8,000 men not now
having them, and the activities
will include athletics and social

Laing Well-Equipped for New AdvisoryPost
* * *

Prof. Lionel Laing-the newly
appointed head of the centralized
advisory system for literary col-
lege upperclassmen brings a
wealth of counseling experience to
his post.
Prof. Laing has been advising
political science concentrates here
and at The College of William
and Mary for more than a decade.

There advisors from major de-
partments will hold regular of-
fee hours during the year.
Instead of current peak loads
at the beginning an end of each
semester, advising will be carried
on continuously. Students will be
notified when to meet A'ith ad-

them to better allocate instruc-
At the same time the centralized
office will give advisors easy ac-
cess to knowledge of new develop-
ments in other departments of the
literary college, according to
Prof. Laing.
* * 4*:
(THIS IS A significant develop-


building the advising office
take over the vacated space
expand operations.
* * *

AS CHAIRMAN of the Board of
Concentration Advisors Prof.
Laing will head a group which will
work out operational details of the
revamped system.
He has taught here as an as-

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