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VOL. LIX, No. 87 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
By The Asociat ed Press
The Commodity Exchange Au-
thority was ordered yesterday tc
investigate trading in wheat, corn
and soybean futures which brok
sharply Tuesday after several
weeks of decline while the rest of
the commodity market turned up-
DURING the day economists
and government officials voiced
their confidence in the basic sta-
bility of farm commodities.
They also indicated a number
of market support plans which
would tend to stem the decline
or boost prices higher.
In Chicago principal commodi-
ties were hiher. Hog prices, how-
ever, slipped to a new low since
OPA ceiling days yesterday. The
top was $20.0, down 50 cents
from the top yesterday. The for-
mer OPA ceiling in October, 1946,
wa $16.25. All weights lost about
IN NEW YORK futures markets
these commodities closed higher:
cocoa, cotton, raw hide, coffee:
wool and rubber. But sugar was
Whether yesterday's rebound
from Tuesday's break repre-
sented a major change in the
tug of war between inflation
and deflation remained an un-
answered question. Some con-
tend the long term trend is down
-away from inflation. Others
believe the downward turn may
now be flattening out at a level
below the inflation peak.
In the cash wholesale markets
prices on average remained vir-
tually unchanged. The Associated
Press index of 35 commodities
closed at 165.30 per cent of the
1926 average as against 165.35
yesterday. The average was pulled
down by declines in corn, hogs,
coffee, cocoa and burlap.
There is no serious threat of de-
pression today, according to Prof.
Paul W. McCracken of the busi-
ness administration school.
Discussing the current decline in
business activity and prices, Prof.
McCracken cited several indica-
tions that the economy will stay
on a fairly even keel.
NO CATASTROPHIC collapse
in the U.S. export market, like
that which occurred in 1920
seems imminent today, he said.
Ile pointed out that prosper-
ity is likely to continue as long
as goverment expenditures
continue to increase more rap-
idly than government receipts.
And increased production in the
next year, with resulting lower
prices, will keep demand for goods
high, he declared.
HOWEVER, Prof. McCracken
warned that increased spending in
areas not affected by the current
business slump will be needed to
offset possible depression.
"Business must re-learn the
importance of competitive sell-
ing techniques," he said. "The
keen edge of demand at any
price is being blunted."
Expenditures in new plants,
machine tools, housing and other
types of buying have tapered off,
PEOPLE AREN'T buying many
houses today because "the hous-
ing industry has priced itself out
of the market," he explained.
Prof. McCracken said that other
buying has declined because ex-
pansion plans have been com-
pleted, funds are less readily
available, and continued heavy
demand for products of many in-
dustries is uncertain.
For Men's Judic
Approximately 17 petitions for
nositions on Mens Judiciary are
New Sponsors Revive
Marriage Lecture Series
Marriage lectures are definitely back on campus, beginning Feb.
Tickets for the series, at $1.50 each, will be sold to seniors, grad-
uates and married students, Monday and Tuesday. Sales will be
opened to all students, Wednesday.
IN ANNOUNCING THE SERIES, the special marriage lecture
committee, composed of students and faculty, also announced a
change of name to "Marriage and Family Relation Lecture Series."
The new name covers enlargement of the program to include
family problems, which are of interest to the growing number of
A ttacks Political S peaker's Ban
married couples, according to
W ill ,Probe
Discrimination was in the spot-
light today, as the Student Leg-
islature, Inter-Racial Association
and Wallace Progressives took ac-
tion on the problem.
Following a flurry of debate,
the Legislature established a dis-
crimination committee last night
to include the IFC-Panhel group
established Tuesday night, and
also AIM, Assembly, and possibly
Dean Walters and members of the
Board in Control of Student
THE COMMITTEE, designed to
investigate all housing discrim-
ination and suggest methods for
correction, will be headed by SL
Vice-President John Ryder.
Meanwhile the IRA and Pro-
gressives were spearheading a
drive to send delegates to the
National Legislative Assembly
in Washington, February 11
and 12 to press for civil rights
The Progressives also issued in-
vitations to all interested campus
organizations to attend a meet-
ing at 5 p.m. today in the Union,
to, conduct a survey on discrim-
ination in the University and Ann
* * *
ENTHUSIASTIC response was
being received to the IFC action
Tuesday night including a state-
ment by Panhel president Mary
Stierer that "we're planning to
work with the IFC in investigat-
ing discrimination in the sorori-
The IFC was hailed as "the
best qualified group to take ac-
tion of this sort," by SL Presi-
dent Jim Jans.
West Quad chief resident ad-
viser Peter Ostafin praised the
action as "another indication of
the independence and courage of
the group to take initiative in
solving its own problems."
Prof Preston Slosson and IRA
President Leon Rechtman also
joined the chorus of complimen-
University Secretary Herbert
Watkins expressed a note of cau-
tion, saying that the real test of
fraternities' democratic intentions
lies not in charters but the atti-
tude of the individual chapters.
TWo rid News
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGES-Actor Robert
Mitchum, $3,250-a-week hero of
the bobby soxers, turned in his
Hollywood tweeds yesterday for
jail denim. He was sentenced to
60 days in the County lockup on a
charge of conspiring to possess
LONDON - Russia brushed
aside her Cominform "family
fight" with Premier Marhal
Tito yesterday and backed up
Yugoslav demands for a slice
of Austrian territory.
SHANGHAI-Two ships pulled
out of Tsingtao with 1,600 U.S.
Marines yesterday as part of a
program drastically red ue in g
American strength in China while
Chinese Communists in Peiping
agreed to talk with an unofficial
Shanghai peace mission there Fri-
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -
Hope for suvivalof any of the
28 persons aboard a Scandina-
vian airliner which crashed into
Swedish coastal waters was
committee head Ivan Parker,
O Assistant to the Dean of Stu-
Five lectures will be included in
the series, beginning with "The
Institution of Marriage," February
22. Dr. Ralph Linton, professor of
anthropology, Yale University,
will be the speaker.
OTHER LECTURES and dates
are: "Psychological Factors in
Marriage," March 15; "Courtship
and Pre-Marital Relations,"
March 23; "The Anatomy and
Physiology of Re prod u c ti o n,"
March 28; and "The Medical
Basis of Sane Sex Practice,"
The complete list of speakers
will be announced in tomorrow's
Tickets for single men will be
sold at the Union, for single
women, at the League, and for
married couples, at Lane Hall.
AS THE COURSE is limited to
students, ID cards must be pre-
sented at the time of purchase.
The $1.50 price, includes tax, and
is the cost of the whole series.
Last semester, rising costs and
seeming lack of student support
threatened continuation of the
marriage lecture series, a cam-
pus tradition for graduating
seniors and graduates since
However, student response in
Daily polls and other surveys, af-
ter announcement of the possible
death of the program, indicated
considerable enthusiasm for a
WASHINGTON - (') - Am-
bassadors of Denmark and Swe-
den outlined to Secretary of State
Acheson late yesterday their gov-
ernment's views on Scandinavian
defense in connection with the
projected North Atlantic alliance.
The envoys called at the State
Department only a few hours af-
ter Acheson served notice the
United States will go ahead with
the North Atlantic Defense Agree-
mnent despite strong Russian criti-
* *' *
HE REJECTED Soviet charges
that the pact represents an "ag-
Diplomatic officials said the
Danish Ambassador, Henrik De
Kauffman, made preliminary
inquiries about terms on which
Denmark could join the West-
THE SWEDISH Ambassador,
Eric Boheman, was reported to
have outlined the situation which
recently led Sweden to invite Nor-
way and Denmark to join in a
Scandinavian neutrality pact.
IMMEDIATELY after the Swe-
dish - sponsored neutrality talks
wound up inconclusively last
week, Norwegian officials came
to Washington to discuss terms
whereby Norway could join the
North Atlantic Alliance.
It was this Norwegian move
that stirred sharp Russian crit-
icism against the alliance.
Acheson emphatically rejected
at a news conference Moscow's
charge that the alliance "serves
the aggressive policy of certain
The Secretary said the purpose
of the pact now being negotiated
is the exact opposite-to help the
United Nations maintain world
MOVING DAY-The new women's dormitory on C bservatory Street has been opened to 285 lucky
coeds for the first time this semester. Although 1 alf the building is still uncompleted, coeds Marilyn
Palm and Else Jorgensen (left to right above) busy themselves with unpacking chores in their
modern room. Else's sister, Greta (far right) lroks on and offers suggestions for decorating.
PRYING MALE OBSER VER TELLS ALL:
lNew Women's Dorm Gets Once-Over
By DAVE THOMAS
The traditional feminine pri-
vacy of the women's residence
hall was invaded yesterday by the
prying male eyes of a Daily re-
Conducted by a gracious house
director this reporter was given an
attic to cellar preview of the yet-
unfinished new women's dormi-
tory on Observatory Street. Here
is what he found: *
AT PRESENT about 285 lucky i
coeds are occupying the flat-
roofed, six-story building over-
looking Palmer Field. None of
them have been in their colorful
surroundings long enough to get
Empty luggage still crowds
the corridors. In fact, the trunk
room was finished only yester-
day according to house director,
Mrs. Elenore Frazer who showed
The Daily staff writer from
room to room.
The yet-unnamed dormitory
will accommodate 510 women stu-
dents when it is completed some
time in the late spring. Clare
Ditchy,-of Detroit is the architect.
MOST OF THE new occupants
were moved over from Victor
Vaughan, erstwhile men's resi-
dence, where they had been sitting
Daily Issues Call for Staffers
At, TryoutMeetings Today
Tryout meetings will be held today for The Daily's writing
and business staffs and for the Gargoyle.
Interested students who were unable to attend yesterday's
writing staff tryout meeting will gather at 7:30 p.m. today in
the Student Publications Building, 420 Maynard St.
THE TRYOUTS will have their pick of the editorial staff,
which covers campus news, the sports staff and the womens
Students who are unable to attend the tryout meeting
for the writing staffs should contact Al Blumrosen at The
TTIS SEMESTER The Daily plans a competition to select
its music critics.
Students interested in reviewing, or in writing a column
should contact editorial director Naomi Stern at The Daily.
Business staff tryouts will meet at 4 p.m. today in the Stu-
dent Publications Building.
NEW BUSINESS staffers will learn the fundamentals of ad-
vertising, layout; promotion work, finance and begin actual
work in the next month. No previous experience is necessary.
Gargoyle, campus humor magazine will hold its first tryout
meeting at 4 p.m. today in the Garg office in the Student Pub-
Tryouts will learn magazine production technique and begin
writing at once.
* *. *
Editorial, sports, womens staff ..........7:30 p.m. today
Business staff..........................4 p.m. today
Gargoyle .............................. .4.. .. p.m. today
out the final construction stages
of their new $2,750,000 home.
All the single and double
rooms are finished with blond
birch furniture. Solid drapes of'
either red, yellow or blue frame
spacious windows and contrast
with the light grayof the walls.
The women are expected to fur-'
nish wall hangings, bed spreads,
rugs, and plants to complete the
modern theme of their quarters.
THE INTERIOR decoration and
furniture designing was done by
Florence Knoll of the nationally-
known firm of Knoll and Asso-
ciates of New' York.
The modern styling of the de-
sign was selected as the most
inexpensive means of fulfilling
the structural requirements, ac-
cording to L. W. Fry, supervis-
ing architect of the University.
"It Is hoped that the girls will
receive valuable experience in
supplementing the modern dec-
oration of their quarters," he
For this purpose, special in-
struction sheets have been made
up to aid the coeds in tastefully
supplementing the basic furnish-
ings provided by the University.
THE NEW BUILDING is the
first women's dorm to be divided
into separate houses. -There are
four different units, each with its
own lounges, dining rooms, typ-
ing cubicles, laundry space, music
rooms and study halls.
A spacious kitchen and birch-
wainscoted dining rooms occupy
the first floor. The street-level
second floor has an airy, color-
ful lobby, house director's suits,
and a main lounge complete
with marble fireplace and li-
The men are also remembered
on this floor. There are men's
rest rooms, cloak rooms and a
mammoth telephone switchboard
which will eventually service all
the dorms on the street.
The residents were found to be
entranced with the elevators and
roomy bath tubs. Our reporter
rode in the elevators but the bath-
ing facilities were not open to his
About the only thing seemingly
lacking was the long proposed
girls' swimming pool.
CHICAGO - 0P) -Cupid is
taking a beating because of the
new postal rates.
Postmaster John Haderlein
says a huge flock of Valentines
already has hit the deadletter
box here because they bore 1/
Effective Jan. 1, the rate be-
came two cents for unsealed
Haderlein grieves at the ten-
der sentiment which already
lies in the deadletter box.
Sadder yet-the Valentines will
be baled and sold for waste
paper after they are held for
By The Associated Press
Repercussions of the life sen-
tence imposed on Josef Cardinal
Mindszenty by a Hungarian
court continued to be felt around
In this country the House
unanimously adopted a resolu-
tion urging that the United States
protest Hungary's treatment of
Cardiial Mindszenty either
through the United Nations or by
other "appropriate" means. There
was no debate.
, * * *'
THE RESOLUTION now goes
to the Senate.
Meanwhile at Lake Success
the case edged into debate of
the United Nations Economic
and Social Council.
It was cited in support of a
proposal to include court decisions
on human rights in a year book
devoted to that subject. Action on
the proposal was deferred until
the summer session.
* * *
SECRETARY of State Dean
Acheson coldly egndemned Hun-
gary's conviction of Cardinal
Mindszenty as "wanton" Commu-
nist religious persecution which
has "sickened and horrified" the
Britain and France are being
consulted on the next move.
Throughout the non-Commu-
nist world, a storm of protest was
* * *
IN VATICAN CITY, it was an-
nounced that Pope Pius XII has
protested solemnly against "the
grave offense inflicted upon the
whole Church." The Pontiff sum-
moned the Sacred College of Car-
dinals to a "secret and extraor-
dinary consistory" next Monday.
He is expected to address the car-
dinals on the Mindszenty case.
Truman and Secretary of State
Acheson have chosen Philip C.
Jessup to represent the United
States at future major interna-
tional conferences, it was learned
Jessup, who would be given the
rank of ambassador-at-large, has
been this country's representative
on the United Nations Security
HE HAS ALSO held the position
of Professor of International Law
at Columbia University. He is 52.
Mr. Truman is expected to
send his nomination to the Sen-
ate within the next few days.
Acheson, who wants to reduce
the amount of time which the Sec-
retary of State has to spend in
negotiations abroad, was reported
to have persuaded him to remain
in government service to under-
take the new task.
By CRAIG WILSON
The Student Legislature last
night pushed the problem of po-
litical speakers on campus back
into the Regents' lap by calling
for an on-campus get-together of
students, Regents and Regent
The motion, introduced by Tom
Walsh, called for an alternative
off-campus meeting if the speak-
ers' ban blocked the on-campus
THE MOVE followed a report
by vice president John Rder call-
ing the Regents attitude on SL's
ban-lifting proposal "antagonis-
tic rather than cooperative."
SL had recommended that
political speeches of all parties
be allowed on University proper-
ty and that political meeting be
open to all students.
The Regents appointed a com-
mittee to "study further" the
LAST NIGHT'S action would
result in a "Meet Your Regents"
get-together in the, middle of
March, if Regents decide to at-
tend the February meeting. It
calls for short talks by each board
member and candidate followed
by questions from the student
The Legiature empowered
its Campus Action Committee
to carry through the project
but required at least the. atten
dance of half of the candidates
for two board positions in the
Candidates are Republican in-
cumbents, Mrs. Vera Bates, Grosse
Pointe; and Alfred B. Connable,
Jr., Kalamazoo; and Democrats
Rosa Faulke, Detroit; and Joseph
Arsulewicz, Grand Rapids.
LEGISLATORS pointed to "the
value of students meeting Regents
and Regents coming in contact
with student sentiments and re-
Other SL actions included
scheduling a Norman Granz
concert Feb. 25. Included in the
billing will be Ella Fitzgerald
and Coleman Hawkins.
Committee chairmen approved
for the Spring Term were: Rich-
ard Hooker NSA; Al Harris, Cam-
pus Action; Jake Jacobson,,Var-
sity; Stan Wiggin, Public Rela-
tions, and Bill Gripman, Culture
SL ALSO SET UP an Events
Committee, which will schedule
all student activities and cam-
paigns in a central calendar of
The Committee, under the
chairmanship of Mary Trapp,
would facilitate locating meet-
ing places for organizations
and avoiding conflicts between
Miss Trapp was also named SL
representative on The Student
Members absent were: Rose-
To Be Given
Facts on this semester's infor-
mal fraternity rushing will be
given by rushing chairmen 7:30
p.m. today, Rms. R and S of the
Union, at a meeting compulsory
for all rushees.
Last chance for fraternity rush,
ing registration is 3 to 5 p.m. to-
day, Rm. 3-B of the Union.
Open house will be held Sunday
by those fraternities participat-
ingr in the rimincr n~ii ae
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