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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 1950

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Washington
Curbs Coal
Purchases
Strike Continues
Without Letup
WASHINGTON- ()-Informal
coal rationing began in the Capi-
tal last night on the eve of court-
ordered new negotiations for a
soft coal contract.
The nationwioe miners' strike,
meantime, continued full force in
the face of the government's Taft-
Hartley injunction against it.
THE COAL sales curb right un-
der the negotiators' noses was only
one of a series of new signs of the
tremendous pressure that the
tightening fuel emergency is put-
'ting on their talks.
In Albany, N. Y., Gov. Thom-
as E. Dewey got quick unani-
mous approval from the State
Legislature for emergency 90-
day authority to ration coal and
restrict use of electric power and
manufactured gas.
In a special message the Gov-
ernor said New York State has on-
ly a 10-day coal supply and "If
the present strike should continue
longer than a few days more, our
state would face a catastrophe."
Republic Steel announced the
shut-down of "b blast furnace at
Troy, N.Y., for lack of fuel, the
sixth Republic plant to be cooled
by the coal strike.
The Republic workers in Troy
join a swelling army of m''nade
jobless of lack of fuel for steel
mills, railroads and a widening
list of other industries.
For the moment coal rationing
in Washington was not formal,
though the District of Columbia
commissioners said officially there
is an "emergency."
They asked coal dealers to de-
liver (a) only one ton at a time
to anthracite customers and (b)
only three day's supply to soft
coal buyers and that much only
when the buyer's bin is below the
three-day level.
* * *
Dealers Cite
Coal Crisis
In Ann Arbor
Although the Plant Department
is confident that it has enough
coal to withstand all but the most
severe temperatures, Ann Arbor
coal dealers have no more than a
week's supply on hand and expect
no further shipments.
The Plant Department an-
nounced a rigid, threefold, con-
servation plan: the reduction of
steam pressures rrom the central
heating plant between 8:00 p.m.
and 6:00 a.m.; the reduction of
heating temperatures in all corri-
dors and public spaces where the
heat is controlled by thermostats
and the closing down of ventilat-
ing units except where they are
required for heating.
THE EFFECT of this plan, ac-
cording to Walter M. Roth, sup-
erintendent of the Plant will not
be enough "so that you'll notice
In Ann Arbor, coal stocks
continued to dwindle as .home
owners laid in an extra supply
in view of the shortage. Coal
dealer Arbie B. Clever stated
that the greatest danger lay in

coal hoarding by people who al-
ready have a sufficient supply.
League House landladies con-
tacted reported to the Daily that
their supplies will last until June
unless the winter is very severe.
Meanwhile, Roth emphasized
his plea to University students to
keep their windows closed by
stating, after all "We can't heat
all of Washtenaw County."
Rushers Must

Governor Asks
New 'U'Building
By RON LINTON
(Daily Lansing Correspondent)
LANSING-Governor G. Mennen Williams yesterday requested
a capital outlay appropriation of $3,095,000 for the University, slash-
ing the original request by $2,950,000.
The University will receive $2,800,000 for construction of an
Out-Patient Clinic and $295,000 for modernization of the Natural
Science Building, if the governor's recommendations are acted on
in full.
* * * *
LEFT OUT OF Williams' requests to the Legislature were $120,000
for improvements of the West Engineering Annex, $130,000 for im-
provements for the Architecture Building and $2,700,000 for an
extension to the General Library.
The total outlay recommendation sent to the legislature was

$27,928,500 or 40 per cent of
World News
Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-The race seg-
regation system under which the
District of Columbia operates its
schools was upheld yesterday by
the United States Court of Ap-
peals.
HANNOVER, Germany-Ger-
man police announced yesterday
the arrest of a former Nazi block
leader in a bizarre plot to kill
President Theodor Heuss of the
West German Republic.
WASHINGTON-President Tru-
man yesterday chose Sumner T.
Pike, a Republican, as acting
chairman ofthe Atomic Energy
Commission to direct the develop-
ment of the Hydrogen Bomb.
The White House said Pike will
begin serving tomorrow as acting
head of the multi-billion-dollar
Atomic Project, pending the ap-
pointment of a successor to David
E. Lilienthal.
* * *
VATICAN CITY - Pope Pius
XII, 73 years old, suffering a
slight attack of influenza and
fatigued by the demands of Holy
Year audiences and ceremonies
rested yesterday.
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia-Spy-
conscious Czechoslovakia announc-
ed yesterday that two American
Mormon missionaries, missing for
more than a fortnight, are under
arrest on charges of trying to en-
ter a prohibited area.
SEATTLE - Wind, waves and
weather blacked out the two-na-
tion search for a $6,000,000 Air
Force B-36 bomber tonight.
The huge ship with 17 men
aboard presumably "ditched" in1
stormy Queen Charlotte Sound,
some 460 miles northwest of here.
J Hop Extras
Aid Polio Fund
The March of Dimes Committee
for Ann Arbor reported last night
that the latest count shows $377
was collected for the polio fund
through sale of the J-Hop Extra
of the Daily, sold on Campus Mon-
day by M Club members.
Copies of the extra are still
available at the Student Publica-
tions Building for J-Hoppers who
have not yet obtained one.

f the total requested by state
O supported agencies.
Some 90 per cent of the total'
capital outlay recommendations
will go to hospital and educational
building programs.
* * *
STATE EDUCATIONAL institu-
tions will receive $11,198,851. The
major share will go to the Univer-
sity and Wayne University for
medical facilities and to Michigan
State College for a veterinary
clinic.
In addition, of the $28,000,000
total about $9,000,000 will go to
commitments made last year.
In submitting his recommenda-
tions, the governor hinted that a
leveling-off period may be in store
for the University.
* * *
HE EXPLAINED that $1,300,000
was proposed for a new classroom
building at Western Michigan Col-
lege of Education as a "safety
valve" proposition.
Williams said the University
and Michigan State may have,
or will, become too large and
that some of the other state col-
leges must be prepared to take
up the student load.
At the same time, the governor
recommended the passage of a
corporation profit tax to fill an
estimated $90,000,000 gap between
revenues and total expenditure for
the 1950-51 fiscal year.
"OUR PRESENT expenses are
running in excess of present rev-
enues," the governor stated. "It
is obvious that we cannot finance
this acutely needed construction
on our present income," he con-
cluded.
Yesterday's request brought
the total sum being sought from
the legislature to $44,000,000.
Members of the House Ways and
Means Committee and the Senate
Finance Committee met for two
I hours yesterday with the gover-
nor, going over the requests made
so far.
* * *
HOWEVER, members of both
committees stated that it was too
soon to get a picture of the entire
situation.
The committees will begin
work on the appropriations bills
today with hopes of having them
ready by the March 15th open-
ing of the legislature.
The Out-Patient Clinic, if built,
will furnish accomodations for
20,000 patients monthly, accord-
ing to University spokesmen.
It is part of a planned medical
center which will- include a $3,-
000,000 research center, a $10,000,-
000 medical and nursing educa-
tional building, and a $2,000,000
children's hospital and the new
maternity hospital.

Mrs.:Philpot
Forbidden To
Discuss Case
IHospital Official
Steps Into Case
By JAMES GREGORY
Mrs. Louise Philpot, University
Hospital employee who accused a
discharged hospital staff member
of hitting and insulting her, re-
vealed last night that she has been
forbidden to discuss the alleged
attack while on duty.
Robert H. Silk, 51L, also said
last night that he had attempted
to speak toMrs. Philpot yesterday
afternoon while she was at work,
but was prevented from doing so
by a man riding with them on the
elevator which Mrs. Philpot op-
erates.
SILK HAD previously helped
Mrs. Philpot, a Negro, prepare a
notarized statement which charg-
ed that Dr. Neil H. Sullenberger
struck her in the eye and made
slurring remarks about her race
during an altercation Jan. 20 at
the hospital.
As a result of the altercation,
Dr. Sullenberger was fired from
the hospital staff. Mrs. Philpot's
notarized statement was prepar-
ed after Dr. Sullenberger was
discharged.
At work last night, Mrs. Philpot
was reluctant to speak about the
alleged attack. "I don't want to
talk about it on my job because
they're watching me now," she
claimed.
BUT SHE admitted that the
man who prevented Silk from
speaking to her yesterday was
Philip J. Olin, University Hospital
personnel officer.
She also declared she had seen
Dr. Sullenberger in the hospital
a week after his discharge. How-
ever, Dr. Sullenberger has not
been rehired by the hospital and
is no longer on its staff, The
Daily learned last night from Dr.
Albert C. Kerlikowske, Univer-
sity Hospital director.
Mrs. Philpot was laid off for a
week without pay soon after the
attack. This was done becuase
she "talked back" to Dr. Sullen-
berger at the time of the alter-
cation, she told The Daily.
* * *
CHUCK BISDEE, Grad., co-
chairman of the Inter-Racial As-
sociation, said last night that his
group would seek to have Mrs.
Philpot reimbursed for the time'
she had lost. "The IRA will send
a delegation to talk to Olin as soon
as possible," he declared.
Douglas K. Reading, Washtenaw
County prosecutor, has ordered a
police investigation of the alleged
beating.
Holiday Plan
On SLAgenda
pave Belin, '51, Student Legis-
lature's one-man "Subcommittee
to End Classes on the Thanksgiv-
ing week-end" will outline a new
compromise holiday plan at SL's
first meeting of the semester at
7:20 p.m. today in Rm. 141 BusAd
Building.
The legislators voted late last
semester to ask the University to
suspend classes on the Friday and
Saturday following Thanksgiving

Day. But officials have steadfastly
refused to grant the request unless
the Christmas vacation is reduced
or classes are begun a day earlier
each semester.
BELIN IS "hopeful," however,
that his proposal for extending
classes through the Saturdays be-
fore the Christmas and Spring va-
cations will meet with their ap-
proval.
"The big stumbling block has
been the reluctance of the Univer-
sity to lose two full teaching days
but this plan would provide the
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Aimed to Preveni
Jap Imperialism
MOSCOW--()-The Soviet Union and Communist China signE
a 30-year alliance in the Kremlin last night and came to an unde
standing on Manchuria.
At the same time the Russians agreed to grant the Chinese
$300,000,000 credit with which to buy industrial and railway equipme:
from the Soviet Union.
The agreement was concluded after 60 days of negotiations. Prig
Minister Stalin and Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky participati
in the talks for Russia with Chinese Communist leader Mao Tze-Tur
and his Premier and Foreign Minister Chou En-Lai.
Representatives of the two nations decided that after a pea
treaty has been signed with Japan, or not later than the end of 195
the Russians will turn over to Red China without compensation a
Soviet rights in the administration of the Chungchun railway. This

-Daily-wally Barth
HIGH ROAD-LOW ROAD-A quartet of students demonstrate
the difference of opinion which developed yesterday as to the best
method for getting to classes. Some, like the ones clambering over
the ,car's bumper, followed all sorts of detours trying to avoid
puddles, while others, like the ones on the right, just sloshed
merrily on through the muck. Both groups, according to one
report, got soaked.
Males Prefer Soht
To Galoshes, Poll Finds

By RICH THOMAS
The old story that college stu-
dents, particularly males, have.
high IQ's but low common sense
quotients may have an element
of truth in it if an informal galosh
survey conducted by The Daily
yesterday has any bearing on the
case.
Alumni Board
To Advise U'
Phoenx Group
An advisory committee of seven
University alumni has been formed
to counsel and advise Michigan
Memorial-Phoenix Project admin-
istrative officers, Chester H. Lang,
national executive chairman, re-
vealed.
Chairman of the committee is
Dr. Harvey M. Herker, Detroit
public library commissioner and
superintendent of manufactur-
ing for a Detroit pharmaceutical
house.
1MEMBERS ARE Harry G.
Kipke, former regent and head
football coach at the University
and now president of a Chicago
bottling company; Dr. Harold I.
Lillie, surgeon at the Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, Minn.
E. H. Ravenscroft, chairman
emeritus and director of the
board of a North Chicago, Ill.,
laboratory; John G. Searle,
president of a Chicago, Ill.,
company.
Dr. Leonard A. Scheele, Wash-
ington, D. C., surgeon general of
the U.S. Public Health Service;
Fred M. Zeder, Detroit, vice-chair-
man of the board of an automo-
bile manufacturing company and
a trust company.
THE PHOENIX Project, a war
memorial to the University dead
of World War II, is a $6,500,000
research project into the peace-
time uses of atomic energy.

Of 500 pairs of masculine feet
observed sloshing through the icy
pools of watery snow in campus
streets, only 24 per cent were clad
in ankle-high galoshes or better.
An additional 33 per cent, how-
ever, were wearing rubbers.
* * *
THE REMAINING 43 per cent
apparently didn't know enough to
come in out of the rain for they
were slopping through the sludge
in ordinary street shoes.
Women students, showing an
extraordinary amount of horse
sense or an acute eye for fash-
ion, were comparatively well
equipped with sporty boots of
all shapes and hues.
Meanwhile, local booteries were
having a field day.
Trilled one Ann ArDor mer-
chant: "We've sold more boots in
the last two days than we have
all winter. My only regret is that
no one warned me of this snowy
windfall and I've run out of the
popular sizes."
* * *
THE CLEANING establish-
ments were reported equally cheer-
ful.
Although the sniffles are un-
doubtedly running rampant, Dr.
Warren E. Forsythe, director of
Health Service, reported "There
has been almost no increase in
the number of students coming
to Health Service.
"The old association between
weather and illness is overworked,"
Dr. Forsythe said. "People can
contract colds and other infec-
tions in the best weather just as
easily as they can in the poorest."
Puddle jumping pedestrians can
hope for little respite, according
to Walter Roth of the Building
and Grounds Department, for
clogged sewers present the Uni-
versity its greatest maintenance
headache.
Although there was extensive
breakage of Ann Arbor tree
branches, campus trees suffered
slight damage because of heavier
trimming of the trees on campus,
Roth said.

Big Powers
TruceAsked
ByChurchill
EDINBURGH, Scotland-(P)-
Winston Churchill last night
urged a new Big Three confer-
ence to reach a truce in the hat-
reds between the eastern and
western worlds.
If Conservatives win Britain's
general election nine days hence,
the participants in any such con-
ference presumably would be
Churchill, Joseph Stalin and
President Truman.
* * * -
LABOR Prime Minister Attlee
a year ago, in his latest statement
on the question, said he saw no
reason for inviting Stalin and the
President to London for such a
conference.
Making his first election
speech in Scotland, Churchill
revived the talk of another Big
Three conference which has
never died completely since the
last one--at Potsdam in 1945.
Churchill said:
"Still, I cannot help coming
back to this idea of another talk
with Soviet Russia upon the high-
est level..
"THE IDEA appeals to me of a
supreme effort to bridge the gulf
between the two worlds so that
each can live their life, if not in
friendship, at least without the
hatreds of the cold war."
Truman Signs
Korea Aid Bill
WASHINGTON-(A4)-President
Truman yesterday signed a bill
which will pour up to $88,000,000
of American economic aid into.
Korea and Formosa within the
next four and a half months.
The President's action beat by
one day the deadline of Feb. 15
when all aid to the Chinese Na-
tionalist Government was due to
end.
It also makes available $3b,000,-
000 from the Reconstruction
Finance Corporation to continue
the flow of raw materials and
goods into the republic of South
Korea.
The economic help will flow in-
to the fight against the spread of
communism in these two vital far
eastern areas.
The aid bill cleared Congress
last week after the House once
had rejected aid to Korea by a
one-vote margin.

an important line which Trans
Siberian trans use to secure a
ice-free terminus on the Pacific.
2. Soviet troops will be with,
drawn from the "jointly use
naval base" of Port Arthur i
Manchuria, upon the conclusior
of the peace treaty with Japan o
not later than the end of 1952.
3. The question of Dairen, term
inal city of the Chungchun rail.
way, will be considered after the
signing of a Japanese peace treat!
although administration of th
city "belongs entirely to China"
IN ADDITION to the mai
agreements auxiliary notes wer
exchanged at the same time be-
tween the two countries. Thes
provided:
4. Confirmation of Chinese
recognition of the independence
and sovereignty of the Mon-
golian People's Republic (Out-
er Mongolia).
5. Thatthe Soviet Union wil
return to China without cost al
property Acquired by Sviet 'E
ganizations from Japanese pro-
perty owners in Manchuria.
* * *
Finally the two sides hav
signed a treaty o f alliance
friendship and mutual aid.
These various vital agree
ments brought to an end the
Chinese - Soviet negotiations
which began when Mao Tze-
Tung, leader of Communist
China, arrived in Moscow in
mid-December just prior to
Generalissimo Stalin's 70th
birthday.
They also bring to a formal en
the treaties signed by Russia an
the Chinese Nationalists on thes
subjects on Aug. 14, 1945.
* * *
THE AMERICAN diplomatii
colony had gone to bed before th
news was released and was no
available for comment.
Western diplomats here had
expected the agreements, but
no western experts had suggest-
ed that they might be as sweep-
ing as those which actually have
been signed.
By their treaty, Russia and Re
China pledged themselves to ac
jointly to prevent any violatioi
of the peace by "Japan or an:
other state which directly or in
directly would unite with Japa
in acts of aggression."
Russia and Red China also de
lared their readiness to take par
"in all international actions whic
have as their object to ensur
peace and security throughout th
entire world."
Sittler Ordered
To Be Deported
WASHINGTON-(R)-The Co
ernment yesterday ordered the de
portation of Edward D. Sittle
former teacher at the Michiga
College of Mining and Technolog
in Houghton, Mich.
Sittler is a former America
who went to Germany before tl
war and became a German citi
zen. He worked for Nazi radio sta
tion Debunk during the war.
Captured in Berlin by the Al
lies, he was brought to this cour
try to testify in treason tria
against various American citizen
While here he obtained teachin
jobs at Northwestern Universit;
Evanston, Ill., and at Michiga

THAT 'MICHIGAN LOOK':
U' Men Charge Coeds'
Beauty Goes With Time
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By EVA SIMON
The shades of beauty seem to be
falling fast.
Several University men, who
asked to remain unnamed, have
charged that though coeds look
beautiful the. first few weeks of
school, they gradually "fade out"
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MEETING TODAY:
Daily Opents Doors to Tryouts

but in the men, he commented.
Men react to the principle of
adaptation to a stimulus, he ex-
plained. Those who come to the
University from small backwoods
towns are amazed at the beauty
of their female classmates, he
said.
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