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Doctor Fired
In Fight With
'U' Employee
Negro Woman
Claims Beating
Dr. Neil H. Sullenberger of Uni-
versity Hospital has been dis-
charged following his alleged
'beating of Mrs. Louise Philpot,
Negro elevator operator.
sa Mrs. Philpot charged in a not-
arized statement that Dr. Sullen-
berger hit and insulted her on
Jan. 20, while she was on duty in
University Hospital. She also
stated that she was laid off with-
out pay before she could return
to work.
* * *
DR. ALBERT C. Kerlikowske,
Director of University Hospital,
told The Daily last night that Dr.
Sullenberger was discharged "be-
cause of an altercation with an
elevator operator."
An investigation of the case
Is being conducted, Washtenaw
County Prosecutor Douglas K.
Reading said. No warrant willp
be issued before the investiga-
tion has been completed, he
Here is the story of the attack,
as related by Mrs. Philpot in her
notarized statement, made public
for the first time:
At the time of the incident, Mrs.
Philpot was taking an emergency
case from the sub-basement of the
hospital to the fifth floor. As she
passed the fourth floor, where Dr.
Sullnberger had buzzed for the
elevator, he kicked on the door,
she related.
AFTER MAKING a few more
stops, she went back to the fourth
floor, where Dr. Sullenberger
rushed on to the elevator.
Mrs. Philpot admitted to him
"that I heard him Wik on the
door, and that I didn't stop be-
cause I had an emergency.
"He told me that I was a liar,
that I didn't have an emergency.
I told him that he was another
* * s
MRS. PHILPOT had picked up
a nurse's aide on the first floor.
"Just before she got off on six,
Dr. Sullenberger told me that he
would 'knock the hell' out of me,"
according to Mrs. Philpot's state-
ment. "And I told him, no he
. won't.
Mrs. Philpot let the nurse's
aide out, and refused to carry
Dr. Sullenberger on up to the
eighth floor "because I would
then be alone with him in the
Having removed the elevator's
foot lever, Mrs. Philpot buzzed for
the other elevator. Dr. Sullen-
I berger "found out he couldn't
fasten the door without the foot
lever and he came out in the hall
- and twisted my arm to get it out
of my hand ... I backed onto the
elevator to get my arm loose."
* * *
IN THE struggle, Mrs. Philpot
grabbed the doctor's shirt and tore
it down the front.
At this, "he struck me in the
eye," she charged.
"He said, 'I'll kill you ... And I
said, 'No, you won't either."
Then Louis Toplosky of the en-
gineering college appeared and
tried to restrain Dr. Sullenberger,
who turned Mrs. Philpot loose.

* * *
WHEN SHE reported to her su-
periors, Mrs. Philpot was sent to
surgery, where her eye was treat-
ed. After that she was sent home.
Mrs. Philpot was told to re-
port to the hospital the follow-
ing Monday. On Monday she
was informed that Dr. Sullen-
berger had been discharged, and
that she had been laid off for a
week without pay-for "talking
back,' she later learned.
Mrs. Philpot said she then went
to a meeting of elevator girls at
which Philip J. Olin, University
Hospital personnel officer, was
"Mr. Olin told the elevator girls
that he wanted nothing said about
what happened Friday night,"
Mrs. Philpot claimed. " He said
that if they talked about it, they
Would be discharged."*
MRS. PHILPOT has since re-
turned to her duties at the hos-
pital. Dr. Sullenberger has not
been reinstated. When asked for a

Just 36 Days 'TilSpring

Rolls Over
'M' Cagers
Skoogs 22 Points
Pace 53-48 Win
(Special to The Daily)
Wilting before a persistent Go-
pher attack, Michigan's point-
hungry Wolverines dropped a 53-
48 decision to Minnesota last night
on the Maroon and Gold's home
This was Ozzie Cowles fourth
straight victory over the colors he
once led.
MINNESOTA fought off Wol-
verine onslaughts four times,
showing a defense that was vague-
ly reminiscent. Hal Morrill hit
for 15 points for the Maize and
Blub to top the squad. Mack Su-
prunowicz clipped off 11 to nab
Michigan's shooting was hurt
most in the second half, as the
Minnesota defense began to
make itself felt. Morrill hit for
12 of his 15 in the first half,
and only managed three in the
hecond period.-....
Another factor that stunted the
Maize and Blue scoring was the l
fact that Mack Suprunowicz was
so closely followed that he had
four personals midway through
the second period.tCoach Ernie
McCoy was forced to let his cap-
tain' and most deadly shot spend
five minutes on the bench.
* * *
IT WAS THE second half that
really told the story. With one
minute to go in the first half
Michigan tied the score at 29-29.
But the Gophers fought off the
first of the Wolverine rushes to
lead at half-time 32-29.
Then shortly after the second
half opened, Michigan rebound-
ed to knot the score at 35 to 35.
Again the Gophers broke away
with one clean two-pointer, and
seconds later Michigan spliced
the break with a tally of her
The score was 37-37 but the
Gophers wouldn't be held.
* * *
ing in the game Minnesota was
leading 46-39. Then the Wolver-
(See RALLIES FAIL, page 3)

Truman Asks Clamp Down
On 'Inferior' Veteran Training


-Daily-Wally Barth
WINTER WONDERLAND-ery pretty to look at, but not so pleas-
ant underfoot, Ann Arbor's biggest snow of the year had students
slipping and hliding to classes the first day of the "Spring" semes-
ter. This scene outside West QuadranQgle is typical of the icy drift
which made maneuvering difficult for pedestrians and drivers
alike in the city.
* * * )
Winter Blasts Sweep City;
Tornadoes, Gales Rip Nation
Winter saved up its most icy blow of the year and blasted students
making their first-day-of-classes trek back to Ann Arbor.
Heavy snow and freezing rain cut class attendance and severely
limited sales of the March of Dimes Daily here.
* * * *
AND AROUND the nation, the death toll and damage estimates
mounted in the face of tornadoes, heavy snows and lake gales.
At latest count, 47 were dead and more than 200 injured in
four southern states as the result of week-end tornadoes. Damages
were estimated at more than half a million dollars. Areas struck

The altruistic 'Ensian is
complaining because it is mak-
ing $50 free and clear annually
on students who plunk a buck
down on a yearbook and never
pay the rest.
The deadline this year for in-
stallment buyers is Feb. 12-
five days before the book goes
from $5 to $6 in price.
Coal Miners
Scornr Work
Cor mands
By The Associated Press
Striking soft coal miners
scorned go-to-work commands of
Uncle Sam and John L. Lewis
last night but operators agreed to
go ahead with new peace talks.
The "no contract, no work"
walkoutrcontinued in full force
despite President Truman's Taft-
Hartley court injunction.
MEANWHILE, government offi-
cials said they will wait a while
before making a new move to end
the soft coal strike.
Justice Department attorneys
said they intend to mark time to
give miners a chance to obey
a Federal Court order to return
to their- jabs.
These lawyers said they may
even wait until next Monday to
seek contempt action, which could
involve heavy money penalties on
John L. Lewis' union treasury for
* * *
NEXT MONDAY is the day
Judge Richmond B. Keech will
hear argument on making his pre-
sent restraining order a full in-
junction. Lewis and his United
Mine Workers were fined $710,000
in 1946 and $1,420,000 in 1948, for
As the nation watched for the
showdown between Lewis and
the Federal Government, now
that the Taft-Hartley Law has
been invoked by President Tru-
man, a resumption of coal con-
tract bargaining was assured for
next Wednesday.
Both the Southern Coal Pro-
ducers Association, and the north-
ern and western operators ac-
cepted a bid from Lewis for re-
newed bargaining. The talks will
begin here at 10 a.m. (CST).
and place Saturday after Judge
Keech directed the union and op-
erators to tackle the business of
agreeing on a new coal contract.
The last one expired June 30, 1949.
Officials, noting that many
miners may have stayed away
from their pits today because of
celebration of Lewis' 70th birth-
day, had hopes the diggers may
start drifting back tomorrow or
Wednesday. This was their rea-
son fok delaying contempt pro-
ceedings before Judge Keech.
The miners were staying idle
today despite Judge Keech's back-
to-work order and despite Lewis'
message that he had no alterna-
tive but to direct them to resume
MANY COAL operators ex-
pressed the belief privately the
union was really not seeking to
end the strike, but on the con-
trary was secretly encouraging
the miners to stay out.
The Western Pennsylvania Coal
Operators Association wired the

Justice Department its members
had their mines open and ready
for normal production "in full
compliance" with court orders but
the miners failed to show. They
said the pits will stay ready for

PROPOSED 'U' BUILDING-An architect's sketch of the Out-
patient Clinic Building. The University has asked $2,700,000 in its
1950-51 budget to construct the six story structure. In the fore-,
ground is the wing housing the elevators and waiting rooms which
is attached to section of the building where patients will be treated.
* * *, *
U' Requests Appropriatior
For New Out-Patient Clinic

Rise To Mean
GI Bill Needs
Checking -Taber
WASHINGTON, (A') President
Truman yesterday handed Con-
gress a catalog of abuses under
this year's $2,745,000,000 G. I. Ed-
ucational program and urged the
legislators to clamp down.
Pointing to skyrocketing num-
bers of veterans attending trade
and vocational schools, Mr. Tru-
man asked new legislation to
prevent inferior training.
veterans taking such courses-
Iand 5,635 private trade and voca-
tional schools for them set up in
five and a half years-Mr. Tru-
man told Congress he was con-
~cerned lest the G. I. education
growth of certain kinds" of such
training which wouldn't be much
it plan "be blemished by the belated
le help to the veteran.
The President submitted a re-
port of the Veterans Adminis-
tration and the Budget Bureau
lg which estimated that more than
c-900,00 G. U.s would be taking
the trade courses by 1951 and
a that the national budget for
the next fiscal year probably
must be increased to handle it
tif the trend swings higher.

(This is the first of a series of ar-
ticles on the 1950-5i budget sub-
mitted to the Legislature by the
The University administration
has asked the State Legislature
for $19,915,000 to help finance the
school in 1950-51.
Of this, $2,700,000 is earmarked
for the construction of an Out-
patient Clinic Building.
* * *
THIS ARTICLE will discuss in
detail why the University thinks
the clinic is needed and what foim
the structure will' take if the ap-
propriation is granted. Later ar-
ticles of the series will cover the
appropriation requests of the vari-
ous University departments and
outline what use will be made of
the other construction funds re-
quested in the budget.
It is "essential" that an Out-
patient Clinic Building be con-
structed "immediately," accord-
ing to a University booklet out-
lining plans for the projected
The brochure offers two reasons
for this request: 1. a need to in-
crease the student capacity of the
University's Medical School, which
this construction would permit;
and 2. a need to give the state's
residents all the care "which they
anticipate when they visit Ann
Opening of the clinic would per-
mit the increase of the junior and
senior classes in the Medical

School up to 100% of the presen
enrollment, according to th
TIN BACKING the second poin
the publication says the existin
out-patient facilities, which o
cupy the first floor of the Unive]
sity Hospital, were planned for
maximum capacity of 7,000 put
patients per month.
"Last year," the booklet
states, "the clinic averaged 21,.
000soutpatient visits per
$2,000,000 of the $2,700,000 re
quested, according to the Unive
sity plan, will go for the constru
tion of the building itself. Anothe
$800,000 will buy the equipmen
furnish the clinic and meet othe
miscellaneous costs.
* * *
OF THIS SUM $100,000 was ap
propriated last year to cover th
costs of planning the construction
According to plans outlined in
the booklet the building's six
floors will be divided up into
sections, each one treating a
specific type of illness, all the
way from pediatrics on the firs
floor to dermatology on the
A winglike extension will hou
the elevators ahd also provid
waiting rooms.
The exact site for the structu
has not been picked, a Universi
Hospital official said yesterda
but it will be located near the ho

Daily Issues
Annual Call
For Tryouts
The Daily will open its doors
this week to tryouts for its busi-
ness and editorial staffs.
A meeting for students interest-
ed in gaining valuable experience
on the Daily business staff will be
held at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the
Student Publications Building,
420 Maynard St.
., * *
THE EDITORIAL, sports and
womens staff will hold a tryout
meeting at 4 p. m. Thursday, and
another at 4 p.m. Friday for those
unable tn atteod the first meet-
From a trainee, the beginning
business staffer can work his
way into the top paying po-
sitions of Business Manager,
Advertising Manager, or Circu-
latioh Manager.
One of the highest-ranking
college newspapers in the country,
the Daily is big business; in one
year business staff members sell
60,000 column inches of advertis-
ing, making the Daily a $100,000
a year enterprise.
Any student eligible for extra-
curricular activities may work on
The Daily. While an active staff
member, whether business or ed-
itorial, he is eligible to write ed-
Sartre' s Play
Staged Today
Timed to coincide with the first
day of classes, the Inter-Arts Un-
ion last night gave Ann Arbor
audiences their first of four
chances to spend a session in hell.
This feat was accomplished by
staging Jean Paul Sartre's "Closed
Session," which will be on the
boards at 8 p.m. today through
Thursday at the University High
* * *
A NEW translation of the play,
1... Urnf m.rvi Vpuhp of +th

were in Texas, Louisiana, Ar-
kansas and Tennessee.
Elsewhere, a snow storm that
blocked roads in Nebraska and
Iowa was tagged as being "a mul-
ti-million dollar" by A. E. Ander-
son, Lincoln, Neb., because it acts
as a tonic on wheat, "doing more
good than the same amount of
moisture in rain."
* * * ,
ON BOTH the nation's coasts,
the weather was somewhat better.
The East escaped with cloudy
skies, light snow in New York and
rain along the Carolina Coast.
Along the Pacific it rained.
By afternoon yesterday, Ann
Arobr was peeking through a
five inch layer of snow, when
rain and sleet added to hazard-
ous driving and walking condi-
Weather forecasters expect clear
skies this afternoon with the
temperature sticking pretty close
to the freezing point.
However remains of yesterday's
snowstorm will probably clog the
city's traffic arteries for the rest
of the week.
*. * *
Total of 21,652
Enrolled For
Second Term
Hampered by snow, slush and
J-Hop fatigue, 19,444 students re-
ported to classes yesterday.
An additional 2,208 students are
enrolled in University Extension
Service centers throughout the
THE TOTAL, 21,652, is 185 un-
der the number enrolled for credit
courses for the same time a year
ago, according to Registrar Ira M.
Smith's office.
'Veteran enrollment, which
dropped to 8,575 students, is al-
most a fifth less than last year.
The long-standing ration of
three males for every woman stu-
dent, however, still holds good
with 15,674 men and 5,978 women
attending credit courses. Muttered
one dateless male: "There ought
to be a law."


Book Business
Roars in Fifth,
Day atIFC
IFC's Book Exchange, now in
its fifth day of operation, still
boasts a "terrific business," ac-
cording to Tony Palermo, assist-
ant manager.
Located in Rm. 3B of the Union,
the student exchange opened its
doors to book sellers and seekers
Wednesday. Since then, manager
Dick Brown, '50, and his assistants
have reported overflow crowds
every day.
To accommodate interested stu-
dents this week, Book Exchange
offices will be open from 1 to 5
p.m. today through Friday.
The Exchange plans to remain
open next week Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday afternoons, to en-
able students to pick up unsold
Books not picked up in two
weeks will become the property of
the Exchange, he added.
IFC Lays Plans
For Rush Season
Registration for spring frater-
nity rushing will take place from
3 to 5 p.m. today through Thurs-
day in Rm. 3C of the Union, IFC
Rushing Chairman Bob Preston
announced yesterday.
Rushing fee will be $2 and ap-
plies only to men who have not
signed up previously, Preston


The report said that $761,000,-
000 already had been added to
the estimated cost of the G. I
schooling program for the present
fiscal year ending June 30 because
of unforseen increases in the en-
rollment for trade, vocational and
other schools below college level.
* * *
of New York top ,ranking Re-
publican on the House Appropri-
ations Committee, recently said
that hearings had indicated the
whole training program needs a
He declined to make an esti-
mate of how much might be saved
from the $2,754,000,000 outlay but
he hinted at a billion dollars.

NeSA Travel
Due March 8


Miss, Kiss, Bliss Is Gist
Of Happy Valentine's Day

Hearts and flowers will stuff
students' mail boxes today as cu-
pid, in mail carrier's uniform,
makes his Valentine's Day deliv-
The old Roman practice of
placing men's and women's names
in a box and drawing them out in
pairs came to be associated with
Valentine's Day in England in
Chaucer's time.
THE MATCHED couple became
each others valentine for the year
after exchanging presents. Later
only men presented gifts, and in
the course of time the whole thing
became voluntary.
Local merchants remarked
that the old method of drawing
names might be a good idea,
again. Business is slow this
year," an Ann Arbor candy deal-
er complained.

Florists said that few people buy
flowers for valentines, while jew-
elers marked February as their
worst selling month. One jeweler
did note that a few men become
sentimental and purchase engage-
ment rings now.
Card and candy sales (students
go in for lacy heart shaped ones)
are evenly divided with as many
men as women doing the buying.
seem to take a dim view of the
whole affair. Many condemned
Valentine's Day as overly com-
"It's getting to be hearts on
handkerchiefs, neckties ind form-
als, and you can only use them
one day a year," one co-ed la-

Applications for the National
Student Association's "travel -
study abroad" programs this sum-
mer should be filed with NSA's In-
ternational office at Cambridge,
Mass., by March 8, according to
Lee Winneg, director of the NSA-
Student Legislature travel bureau.
Application blanks may be ob-
tained from 4 to 5 p.m. daily at
the travel bureau office in Lane
* * *
acted upon within two weeks and
students will be notified immed-
iately. Final selection of partici-
pants will be made by NSA on the
basis of academic interest,- extra-
curricular activities and language
With costs running from ap-
proximately $326 to $850, the
programs are open to all bona
fide students of the United
States and Canada. Special ar-
rangements have been made for
married couples.
Trans-Atlantic passage will be
made aboard the S.S. Volendam
under the auspices of the Dutch
Office for Foreign Student Rela-
tions (NBBS) and NSA.
ALTHOUGH passage will be
"austere" in relation to customary
standards, professors and experi-
enced travelers,, including Europ-
ean and American experts on Eur-
opean social, political, economic
and cultural conditions, will con-'
duct special orientation programs
aboard ship.
The Volendam will leave Que-
bec, Canada, June 26, arriving in
,n++qavnm Tiil R Tt mxwi loait

Ruthven Touring to Promote Phoenix Project

The recipient of countless din-
ners and awards, President Alex-
nai rrr . thven is visiting the

At the meetings, alumni ex-

before returning to Anh Arbor on
In Fort Worth, Tex., Dr.

Mrs. Ruthven a silver dish from
the city alumni group.
* * *
r. w - -,L..... - a. Is a a

At the meetings, alumni ex-
pressed deep interest in the un-
dertaking, which the President has
called "higgcr +han +he TTnirarsto

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