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VOL. LIX, No. 101 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1949

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Army Plans
ro Reinforce
Alaska Force
Maintain Troops
In Far East Area
WASHINGTON - (/W) - The
Army announced plahs last night
to double its Alaskan forces and
to maintain its troop strength in
the Far East at the same levels of
a year ago.
At the same time it said U.S.
Army Forces in Europe will be
cut slightly for the fiscal year
starting July 1.
* * *
UNDER. THIS schedule the
Army will have 127,000 men in the
Far East, 13,200 in Alaska and
92,000 in Europe. All told it will
have 258,000 men overseas out of
a total of 677,000 allowed under
the proposed new budget.
The Army issued a summary
of next fiscal year's operations
primarily to explain how it in-
tends to use its manpower quota
determined by the $15,000,000,-
000 budget ceiling President
Truman set for the armed for-
ces.
The report, also served to dis-
pute published rumors that head-
quarters here planned to cut down
on American strength in the Far
East. While it previously had re-
jected Gen. Douglas MacArthur's
request for additional troops, to-
night's statement backed up Sec-
retary of the Army Royall's dec-
laration that this country intends
to stand firm along its oriental
defense lines.
GEN. J. LAUGHTON Collins,
Army Vice Chief of Staff, put
fresh emphasis on this point at a
news conference discussion of the
deployment plans.
Asked whether a reference to
the "tactical mission" of U.S.
troops in the Far East meant they
would fight if attacked, Collins
replied:
"If Japan were attacked and
our troops were there, they
would certainly fight, I can as-
sure you."
The 258,000 total for overseas
service is the same as a year ago,
but the Army regently reported
to Congress that this figure fell
off to less than 250,000 last No-
vember 1.
Le islature's
Regent Meat
Awaits Action
The February meeting of the
University Regents goes into sec-
ond day today with the "Meet
Your Regents" get-together still
hanging in the balance.
(No news release is made con-
cerning Board action until the two
day session is adjourned.)
MEANWHILE, Student Legisla-
ture president Jim Jans revealed
the contents of SL's letter which
he said was put in the hands of all
members of the Board yesterday.
Jans' letter proposed a meet-
ing either on or off campus, to
be held either March 16 or 24.
He asked for a question period
to follow five minute speeches by
each Board mnember with quer -
ies to be written out and prof-
fered through the meeting

chairman.
He called for "topics under dis-
cussion to include the projected
policies of the Board of Regents."
JANS ALSO stated that SL felt
it "necessary to invite also the
present candidates for the Board"
who contend in the spring election
for posts now held by two mem-
bers.
Whether or not the Board will
consider the letter is uncertain. It
is not on the agenda but could.
conceivably be brought up for ac-
tion by any board member. How-
ever, the Regents schedule of busi-
ness is believed to be "very crowd-
ed, at present."'
Jans also reported that reac-
tion to the Legislature telephone
invitation to individual regents
"indicate thlit the Board would be
more receptive to a proposal it) the
form of a letter."
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Olivet's Trustees
Reveal College's
Finances Unstable
OLIVET, Mich.-(P)-Storm-tossed Olivet College indicated to-
day in a veiled statement that the school is almost at the end of its
financial rope.
The Board of Trustees said it was putting its hope in "alumni
and friends" of the school to pull it out of the hole.
* '* * *
IT APPEARED THAT the trustees were banking on the recent
crackdown on alleged "ultra-liberal" elements at the school to attract
funds.
Today's statement followed a Founder's Day celebration and
a Board meeting. The trustees said they were asserting once more

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East Europe
---_Churchill
BRUSSELS, Belgium - (A) -
Winston Churchill declared libera-
tion of police-controlled Eastern
European states to be the ulti-
mate goal of the United Europe
movement last night.
'. * *
"OUR ULTIMATE purpose is
their deliverance," he said in a
speech opening the moven ent's
International Council in session
here.
The British former Prime
Minister expressed sympathy
for eastern European countries,
which he said "are at present
held in the grip of a tyranny
more permanently devastating
than that of Hitler."
Salvador de Madariaga, on be-
half of exiled Spaniards, insisted
that "all totalitarians are not in
the East." He said a United States
of Europe could restore democ-
racy in Spain.
UNOFFICIAL delegations from
14 nations are here to further the
idea of a United Europe.
They introduced new steps
aimed to lead to union.
High on the list is a pro-
posal for a European Supreme
Court, above national govern-
ments, which would enforce the
United Nations declarations of
human rights.
"It is absolutely necessary for
Europe to be united," said Bel-
gian Premier Paul-Henri Spaak.
"Otherwise Europe would lose its
prestige in the world and precipi-
tate the decline of the civiliza-
tion which it represents."
SEATED IN A BOX of honor
in the Palais Des Academies,
where the meeting took place, was
W. Averell Harriman, roving U.S.
Ambassador to the Marshall Plan
countries. Harriman stressed that
he had noconnection with the
movement, but was present merely
as a guest.
Editor To Give
Talk Tuesday
Michael Straight, editor of the
New Republic, will speak on the
"Challenge of the Fair Deal" at
8 p.m. Tuesday in Kellogg Audi-
torium.
STUDENTS WILL leave an op-
portunity to meet Staight at a
dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the
Union. The dinner is being
sponsored by Americans for
Democratic Action.
The ADA requests that any-
one interested in attending the
dinner call Prof. Samuel Elders-
veld by noon Monday for reser-
vations.

their "responsibility for the
traditions" of the school.
Olivet has been in financial dif-
ficulties for a long time. Appoint-
ment of Aubrey L. Ashby as pres-
ident was a move to better the
College's position. Ashby's policies
-including the dismissal of seven
faculty members-have aroused
storms of controversy.
* * * .
THE TRUSTEES gave :indica-
tion of the school's financial po-
sition by stating one of their ob-
jectives is "to place the college on
a stable financial basis not hith-
erto enjoyed but now absolutely
necessary.
The board said further it has
"high hope of solving the fi-
nancial problem through loyal
supporters among its alumni
and friends."
A boost for Ashby's policies
came today when a committee
representing the Congregational
Christian Church threw its sup-
port behind the president. The
committee said it found no evi-
dence that the trustees "violated
the principles of academic free-
dom" in the dismissal of faculty
members.
However, on the opposite side
of the ledger, there were those
who still were hostile to Ashby's
actions. Rump alumni groups are
calling for his resignation and a
faction of the College faculty and
student body has announced in-
tentions of forsaking the campus
to set up a separate institution in
some other locality.
Truman Planl
laced Before
United Nations
LAKE SUCCESS-- (AP) - Presi-
dent Truman's "bold new pro-
gram" was laid before the United
Nations last night with an Ameri-
can proposal that aid to backward
areas be financed mainly by in-
ternational action.
Some delegates hailed the pro-
gram with words such as "mag-
nificent" and "inspiring."
Others, who had expected some-
thing on the order of a Marshall
Plan for the world, privately ex-
pressed disappointment.
THE PROGRAM was outlined
in the U.N. Economic and Social
Council by Assistant Secretary of
State Willard L. Thorp.
Wat disappointed some dele-
gates was that the United States
offered no concrete plan to fi-
nance the scheme or any U.S.
funds to start it.
Thorp told the Council giving
or technicalassistance to back-
ward areas should be done on a
cooperative basis, with no one
country providing the bulk of
the money. As to financing of
any actual economic develop-
ment projects, Thorp stressed
the U.S. belief that the ndi-n
vidual countries must pay most
of the costs themselves.

Daily-Barth
ENSIAN CONTEST WINNER-Santosh Bagchi (left) who won the Ensian Photo Contest with his
picture of "The Two Philosophers," is shown receiving his prize, a radio, from judges Jean Leonard,
Daily advertising manager (center), and Pete Elliot (right).
* ** * ** * *
'THE TWO PHILOSOPHERS':
Student from India Wins'Ensian Contest.

A shutter-bug from Jamshed-
pur, India, won the Ensian Photo
Contest and a new radio.
Santosh Bagchi, a 28-year-old
metallurgical engineer, claimed,
that coincidence played a large
part in helping him shoot his
picture.
* * *
"I HAD planned the shot in my
mind for three months, but could
never find a suitable model," he
explained.
Then during the summer, he
happened to pass Angell Hall,
saw the composition he had.
been waiting for, and snapped
a candid shot.I
The winning photo, entitled
French Crack
Dowu t n Reds
With Arrests
PARIS-(/P)-The French Inte-
rior Ministry announced last
night that an editor of a Commu-
nist weekly has been arrested
while carrying "documents involv-
in the national defense."
Ear iicr a government source said
authorities had begun legal action
against the 84-member Central
Coniittee, of the French Commu-.
nit :arty for allegedly trying to
incte the Army to revolt.
THE REPORTED legal crack-
down was neither confirmed nor
denied by the Defense Ministry.
Such an action had been expected,
however, since the bitter coal
strike of last fall.
The editor taken in custody
was identfied as Jacques Fired-
l"nd of the publication "Re-
gards." The Interior Ministry
said he was picked up while
leaving Communist Party head-
quarters.
Security police have been alert-
edl for some time about efforts of
several persons to obtain inlfor-

"The Two Philosophers," portrays
an oblivious student studying on
the Angell Hall steps. In the back-
ground is a bas relief of a phil-
otsopher.
S * * * '
THE STUDENT in the photo
did not seem to realize that his
picture had been taken', added
Bagchi, and should be in for a
surprise when he opens this year's
Ensian, which is featuring the
snap.
Bagchi's photo was rated as
tops by judges Jean Leonard,
Daily acvertising manager; Alex
Lmanian. Ensian photography
editor; and Pete Elliot.
Bagchi, who has won other hon-

ors for his work, considers his pho-
tographical interest more than a
hobby.
"I feel that it is an expression
of art," he explained.
S * *
THE ENGINEER'S prize-win-
ning photo is only one of the
many features of the 1949 Ensian,
according to Gene Adams, assis-
tant sales manager.
Because the price of the year-
book will rise from $5 to $6 on
March 9, Adams urged that stu-
dents take advantage of the lower
price while they may. Orcers are
now being accepted every day
from 2-5 in the Publications Bldg.

How Now?
YUKON, Okla. - (P) - Yu-
kon's bottled bossy baffles Bill
Mach.
Bill is a rancher in west cen-
tral Oklahoma; Bossy is a
1,400-pound pure-bred Here-
ford worth $1,000. She's im-
prisoned in a 40-foot-high con-
crete silo worth more than the
cow. She got there through a
feed door 17 by 25 inches.
If a larger hole were made
the silo might collapse; it
might injure the cow to force
her back through the door. And;
if the cow is butchered inside
her circular prison, Mach loses,
a good breeding animal,
But the cow isn't worried.
She's being fed and watered, is
warm and comfortable in the
empty silo.
How now, brown cow?]
TWO Bulgar
Churchmen
AdittGuilt
SOFIA, Bulgaria-OP)-Two of,
15 Protestant churchmen charged1
with treason pleaded guilty at the]
opening of their trial yesterday
and said they had spied for the
United States. ,,
THE REV. NIKOLA Naumov,
a Baptist minister dressed in the
black garb of his calling, said he
began espionage work for Western
powers in 1938. He said "I am
guilty."
The Rev. Yanko Nikolov
Ivanov, a short, bald Methodist
pastor, followed him to the
stand near the end of the day's
session.
It was a statment in open court
such as the Communist govern-
ment announced Wednesday had
been made in writing by Naumov
and all the others in pre-trial
examinations to the charges of
treason, illegal currency dealings
and espionage for the United
States and Britain.
NAUMOV, 49, is a member of
the Supreme Council of the United
Evangelical Churches of Bulgaria
-Baptist, Methodist, Congrega-
tional and Pentecost.
Naumov declared Cyril Black
was "the center of American
espionage activities in Bulgaria
after 1944." Black was secre-
tary of the U.S. Political Mission
in Sofia at the time. The min-
ister said he had worked for
American espionage agents and
delivered military and other in-
formation to Black.
Prosecution of
CP T1o Start
NEW YORK - (f) - Federal
Judge Harold R. Medina has set
March 7 as a starting date for
actual prosecution of 11 indicted
U.S. Communist leaders.
*. * *
SINCE THE trial opened Jan.
17, nearly all court sessions have
been taken up with efforts by
the defense to prove that the way
Federal juries are picked here is
discriminatory. The jury to try
the Communist case has not yet
been chosen.
Medina later said a possibility
existed that he may change his
mind as to the trial date if
forthcoming evidence should

warrant it.'I

Burford Gets
Three Goals
To Pace 'M'
:Hill's Defenisive
Play Outstanding
By HERB RUSKIN
Michigan's hockey team con-
tinued its dominance over Minne-
sota last night and was assured of
the right to represent the mid-
west at the NCAA tournament for
the second straight year.
The score was 10-4.
* * *
THE WOLVERINES tallied four
goals in both the first and third
periods, adding two in the sec-
ond, while holding the Gophers
to a single tally in each of tle
first two periods and a pair in the
finale.
Both teams played fast, ag-
gressive hockey, with the edge
going to Michigan because of
its scoring punch. Forward Gil
Burford paced the Wolverines
with three goals. and four as-
sists.
With two regulars sidelined be-
cause of injuries, Wolverine men-
tor was forced to improvise. He
put Joe Marmo up on the first
line to replace the injured Al Ren-
frew. Marmo scored on- goal and
otherwise played a good game.
ON DEFENSE, Heyliger relied
ou Connie Hill, supported by Bob
Fleming and John Griffin. Hill
played one of the best games of
the year and stood out for the
Wolverines.
The game opened fast, with
Minnesota seemingly having tke
best of the play. Both & ns
had several shots on goal before
Hill lit the red light on a pass
from Burford,
Play continued even, but the
Gophers were unable to get in
close enough to get a good shot
on goal, while the Wolverines were
swarming all around Minnesota,
net tender John MEwen.
* * *
THE WOLVERINES clicked for
three quick goals to give them a
4-0 margin, Burford notching two
and Gordie McMillan getting the
other.
Jack Bonner gave Minnesota
its only first period goal at
14:52 when he outskated the
defense and beat Jack McDon-
ald from close in.
In contrast to the first stanza,
the second period started off
slowly, but Mrmo tallied for
Michigan at 0.49 on a beautiful
pass play.
* * *
THE TEAMS exchanged rushes
and both McDonald and McEwen
were called on to make tough
saves. Then at about the halfway
mark in the period Gopher cap-
tain Rollie Depaul scored on a
screen shot from about 15 feet
out.
Burford made It 6- near the
end of the period for his hat
trick.
Minnesota dominated the play
See SEXTET, Page 3
Rocket Soars
250 Miles Up
WHITE SANDS, N.M.-MP-A
mother-daughter rocket combina-
tion soared 250 miles above the
earth to a new world record yes-
terday.
MADE UP OF a German V-2

which took off with the smaller
American-built WAC Corporal in
its nose, the 15-ton projectile also
reached a record top speed of 5,000
miles per hour.
Actually, it was the WAC
Corporal which posted both
marks. It was launched in the
sky from the V-2 and carried
on from an unstated height.
The WAC Corporal was shot by
remote control.
MVen's Glee Club

Worl News At A Glance
By The Associated Press
LANSING-Henry A. Wallace's Progressive Party did not poll
enough votes in the November election to gain a place on the next
primary election ballot, Attorney General Stephen J. Roth reports.
But it did receive enough votes to earn a place on the general elec-
tion ballot.
* I *' *
COIPE NJAGEN. Denmark-The Polish Legation here warned
Denmark last night through the semi-official Danish press agency
to keep clear of the proposed North Atlantic Defense pact. Social
Demokraten, official Danish Government organ, denounced the
Polish move as interference in Scandinavian affairs.
CAR2ACA-S, Venezuela--The Military government answered the
threat of a nationwide general strike yesterday by dissolving the con-
federation of Venezuelan workers. The government also ordered dis-
solution of the printer's union for taking part in what it called an
illegal strike for political purposes.
4 :4 4 4
WASHINGTON-The United States and Israel selected their
first ambassadors today, putting their diplomatic relations on a
formal basis.
James Grover McDonald was chosen by President Truman as
the first U.S. ambassador to Israel and Eliahu Elath becomes the
Israeli ambassador to this nation.
MADRID-The Spanish Cabinet said today it had studied a "pro-
posed Mediterranean pact" during its regular weekly meeting. A com-
Inunique issued after the meeting did not say who proposed the "pact,"
and gave no further details.

FAMILY RELATIONS:
Mfarriagea Expert To Be
Here for Religion Week

mation on national
Ministry said.

defense, theI

By JANET WATTS
Student interest in the newly
revived marriage lecture series will
be given added impetus when a
national authority in family rela
tions will apear on campus during
Religion in Life week, March 6-10.
Dr. Eldred V. Thiehoff is known
to many University students as a
leader at Camp Miniwanca near
Shelby, where he taught classes in

FOR 10 YEARS he worked with
the Michigan state health depart-
ment in various capacities.
At the University of 1amsas
he is chairmnan of the public
health department and he also
serves as consultant to the Kan-
sas State Board of leath.
As one of the 12 top ranking
men to appear here foci Religion

AGREE ON PUNISHMENT:
' U' Vae Remtember Axi-s Sally Well

The Daily

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Engine School
A full page of pictures

By DOLORES PALANKER
Radio actress Mildred E. (Axis
Sally) Gillars, now playing her
biggest role as she attempts to ex-
onerate herself of treason against

rope now attending the University
expressed varying opinions con-
cerning her influence upon mo-
rale, but all agreed that she should
be punished.

printable," declared Harold Strick-
berger, '50E, who thought her
broadcasts were "a joke and never
saw them in any other light." He
doesn't think others did either al-

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