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Power of the Press
BACK WITH TALENT-Daily Managing Editor Leon Jaroff, with his back to the camera, surveys
the result of the annual call for tryouts. Some men also came out for the paper. Jaroff was, to put
it mildly, enthusiastic.
Editor's Appeal for 'Talent'
Attracts Big Tryout Group
By AL BLUMROSEN
Today, Leon Jaroff is a firm believer in the power of the press.
The tall, soft-@poken Daily Managing Editor saw the results of
yesterday morning's story when more than 75 students poured into
the conference room of the Student Publications Building to join the
Jaroff took one look at the mass of would-be reporters huddled in
the. room, grinned happily and exclaimed:
He took another look and hastily added:
"Gad, What Talent!"
For among the neophite reporters were an as yet uncounted num-
ber of women students, who looked to Jaroff's experienced eye as if
they might make good "talent." These coeds, along with the male side
of the .new tryout staff, heard Associate Editor George Walker give
them the lowdown on what to expect in the way of newspaper work
for the coming semester.
Any interested student who did not get to yesterday's meeting is
cordially invited to attend a similar session to be held at 4 p.m. today
at Th.e Daily, 420 Maynard St.
At the meeting, Walker described the tryout training program.
He told members of the new tryout staff how they would learn the
fundamentals of proof reading, headline writing and reporting during
the next few weeks. Then, they will be assigned beats as "legmen" to
work under more experienced staffers covering city and campus news.
After that, Walker explained, comes the regular reporting job,
then the Junior staff posts where the Night Editors actually put out
the paper and finally, the Senior Staff, with the responsibility of
making the Daily tick.
Walker talked to students interested in:
Women's page writing
He will hold a repeat performance again at 4 p.m. today for all
those who missed yesterday.
Jaroff looked on joyfully as Walker explained about The Daily,
then climbed the stairs to the Senior Editorial office, happily an-
nouncing, "Boy, have we got talent!"
For the second time in two days, Jaroff sighed, and leaned back in
his swivel chair. Male and female, The Daily would survive another
STRESS FIRE DRILL
Local Officials Continue
Fire Prevention Campaign
As an Ally
By VERNON EMERSON
The signing of a 30-year alli-
ance by Russia and China means
that the United States can cross
China off the list as a possible
ally in the future, H. Marbury Efi-
menco of the political science de-
partment, said yesterday.
Efimenco blasted 1 longstanding
hopes of many Americans that the
government of Mao Tze-Tung will
become another Yugoslavia as im-
* * *
"THE UNITED STATES has
hoped ever since the triumph of
the Communists in China that
Iao might turn into another Tito,"
he explained. "The new pact
seems to show an opposite situa-
Contrary to most opinions,.
Efimenco thought that Mao
Tze-Tung, not Stalin, was in the
driver's seat at the 60 day meet-
"The Russians themselves may
fear that the Chinese Communists
will turn against them as the
Yugoslavs did. They realize that
because of her size and popula-
tion China will never be a satel-
lite to Moscow."
FURTHERMORE, Efimenco em-
phasized the fact that the Chinese
Reds owe nothing to Russia for
"This is shown by the fact that
no Chinese who lean really heav-
ily to Russia made the trip to the
Russian capital," he pointed out.
The result is an agreement ap-
pears completely favorable to the
Chinese and points the way to a
parallel and complementary pol-
icy on the part of Russia to China,
However, Efimenco qualified his
interpretation of the future effects
of the treaty by saying that secret
clauses favorable to Russia may
have been included in the nego-
Efimenco called for new plans
on the part of the United States
in dealing with Southeast Asia;
an abandonment of the "watch
and wait" attitude. He suggested
direct aid be extended to this area.
Truman told 5,300 cheering Demo-
crats last night his party's ob-
jective is to advance-not restrict
-freedom, and the Republican
cry of "Socialism" is "an insult to
the intelligence of the American
He warned against election of
"another do nothing 80th Con-
gress," opposed a general reduc-
tion of taxes, and said he would
cut federal spending at every op-
portunity but not at the expense
of national security or endanger-
* * *
"THE Democratic Party is going
right ahead to meet the needs and
carry out the aspirations of the
American people," he said in a
peppery campaign speech- laying
the ground work for the November
The President spoke in a huge
armory at a $100-a-plate Jeffer-
son-Jackson Day dinner billed
as the largest banquet ever held
under one roof. In previous years
these campaign fund raising af-
fairs have been held in two ho-
tels with the President having
to visit both.
The Democrats will gross more
than half a million dollars from
last night's rally alone.
Members of the cabinet, 11 state
governors, and party leaders from
every state and territory ate Texas
grapefruit and filet mignon spread
on red, white and blue table cloths
and served by 500 waiters from
charcoal heated ovens trucked to
the hall from two downtown ho-
THEY WATCHED a floor show
and howled and clapped as the
President, Vice President Barkley
and other speakers needled the
Republican campaign statement of
ten days ago. This said the big
1950 issue is "Liberty vs. Social-
Barkley drew a big laugh
when he said the GOP's issuance
of the long-heralded policy-
statement reminded him of a
quotation: "the lightning flashed
and thunder roared-and killed
The Piresident was interrupted
many times with generous ap-
plause as he jibed at the GOP, and
warned against what he called the
"false economy" and "political
hypocrisy" of those who want a
general tax reduction and deep
cuts in fedeiral spending.
WASHINGTON - The potato
price support program which has
cost the taxpayers almost a bil-
lion in recent years took a stagger-
ing punch yesterday as the Senate
agriculture committee voted six to
two in favor of cutting out all p-
tato price supports until strict
controls are put into effect gov-
erning both their production and
marketing. * *
PARIS-France began mobiliz-
ing forces yesterday to block a
threatened wave of Communist-
run strikes aimed at paralyzing
the movement of American arms
in this country.
The immediate threat comes this
morning, with a rush hour stop-
page scheduled for the nation's
entire rail network.
* * *
WASHINGTON-By a 6 to 6
vote, the House rules committee
yesterday refused to clear the hot-
ly disputed anti-job discrimina-
tion FEPC bill for a showdown on
the House floor.
Four southern Democtats and
two northern Republicans voted
to keep the bill "frozen" in the
rules committee, as it has been
since last summer, while four
northern Democrats and two Re-
publicans voted to send the meas-
ure to the House floor.
JACKSON, O.-Damon Grow,
bank cashier in this southeastern
Ohio community (pop. 7,000) was
in jail last night accused of tak-
ing $102,000 from the bank where
he had worked for 30 years.
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East Central Parts of State Covered
By Mississippi, Black Backwaters
FERRIDAY, La. - (AP) - Fresh evacuation teams of National
Guardsmen, equipped with assault boats and trucks, swept in behind
rising ;flood waters as they spread south and eastward yesterday over
400,000 more acres in east central Louisiana.
A large segment of Avoyelles Parish (county) went under water
yesterday as the climbing backwaters of the Mississippi and Black
Rivers pushed out from the main flooded areas in Catahoula and
Concordia parishes to the North, while evacuation of families and
livestock continued around Ferriday.
THE FLOOD PICTURE in Louisiana and Mississippi shaped up
1--All the rivers in Louisiana, where most of the flood is
located, are above their natural
workers were killed and 26 in-
jured, three seriously, yesterday'
in a flaming explosion at the Dow
Four other workers escaped un-
hurt from the flying debris.
Earlier reports that three work-
ers were missing proved in error
when one was accounted for
among the dead and two among
Dow officials, who were unable
to determine immediately the
cause of the explosion, said dam-
age would be in excess of half a
* * *t
THE BLAST occurred in a long,1
sprawling structure known as
building 414 where latex rubber
paint was manufactured.
The explosion, at 11:25 a.m.,
shattered windows for blocks1
around and sent a red ball Uff
flame shooting skyward.
The roof of the 100 by 400-1
foot building sailed into the air
and fell to the ground in tiny
pieces. One wall shot outward.
Inside the building were 40
maintenance workers, repairing
pipes used in the Latex paint pro-
cess. While flames shot through
the structure, the injured crawled
Trucks, ambulances and privatef
cars converged to take the in-c
jured to hospitals in Midland andt
Saginaw, 20 miles to the south-r
Circuit Judge James E. Spier ofs
Mt. Clemens was picked yester-
day to hear a suit to halt construc-
tion of a 500-bed Veterans Admin-f
istration hospital here.c
Circuit Judge James R. Breaky,r
Jr., appointed Judge Spier after
disqualifying himself on groundsa
of previous opinions on property
The suit, brought by Alfred
Lucking, Ann Arbor attorney, is1
scheduled to be heard Tuesday.
banks and still rising, but all'
are contained within guard
2-U.S. engineers are not fear-
ful at this time of a levee break
or failure of other flood control
3--Possible additional rain is
the main point of immediate fu-
* * *
acres in Louisiana and Mississippi
are now inundated. U.S. engineers
believe more than 3,200,000 acres
will be flooded by March 5 when
the Quachita River is expected to
flood 500,000 more acres north of
the Ferriday area around Monroe,
Some 1,500 families have been
flooded out of their homes and
are living in tents or in private
homes and hotels. But there has
been no reported loss of life.
At Cairo, Ill., where the Missis-
sippi and Ohio rivers join for their
run to the gulf, the water level
was falling slowly. After cresting
at 55.9 feet Wednesday, the water
fell two tenths of a foot. A similar
drop is expected in the next 24
The season's most severe floods
along the headwaters of Indiana's
Wabash and White rivers leveled
off in a moderate cold wave. At
least 100 families left their flood-
DETROIT-(IP)-Two state of-
ficials started last night to take
formal statements from students
concerning alleged misconduct of
teachers at Madison High School
in suburban Royal Oak Township.
They put over until today and
next Monday night, however, ses-
sions to hear most of the com-
plaints. They asked parents to
accompany the students for the
The decision to take individual
statements came after the two
state officials met with protesting
parents and the school board.
The school tempest came after a
former principal, J. Russell Roe,
hurled charges of teacher mis-'
conduct. He resigned earlier this
General charges were made
against three unnamed teachers.
One allegedly greeted a girl stu-
dent as "my sweetie."
After the accusations, 13 of the
17 teachers submitted resigna-
t ." Nas. "!
SEARCH AREA-Plane symbol
locates approximate area where
a search is underway for a bom-
ber listed as missing since Tues-
* * *
McCHORD AIR FORCE BASE,
WASH.-(P)-Spurred by reports
of shouts and shots, searching
parties fanned out over a rugged
British Columbia coastal island
yesterday in the desperate hunt
for five men from an abandoned
They found one injured man
Eleven were picked up Wednes-
day along the shore of Princess
Royal Island. These rescues ac-
counted for 12 out of 17 of the
men who parachuted from the
burning six-engine plane in the
stormy darkness early Tuesday.
* * *
WEDNESDAY night's reports
by the Coast Guard and. other
search agencies that all 17 were
found safe faded with the dawn.
The false hope was due to the con-
fusing reports from the numerous
agencies involved in the large scale
joint U.S.-Canadian search.
The 12th man rescued yester-
day was identified as Lt. Charles
G. Pooler, 36 year old engineer
of Beloit, Kan. The U.S. Coast
Guard at Seattle said he had a
Staff Sgt. Vitale Trippodi of
Brooklyn, who was injured badly
in landing in a cliffside tree, in
which he hung head down for 101
hours, was taken aboard the Can-
adian destroyer Cayuga during
the night. He was picked up by a
PBY plane from McChord yester-
* * *
THE OTHER 10 were rescued
from the beaches Wednesday by
a fishing boat after the fire of two
survivors attracted the. fishermen.
They told a harrowing story of
parachutes snagging in trees, of
cold, wind and rain, of prowlingI
wild animals and of the frustra-
tions of having planes and boats
pass them up during their first
Canadian Naval officials add-
ed a bright ray of hope to the
search for the others.
"The searchers heard shouts and
another search team reported
hearing shots," a Naval spokes-
* * *
SURVIVORS who were brought
here said they believed the shots
would be from Capt. Theodore F.
Schreier, of Madison, Wis. He was
the co-pilot. The men said he was
the only man among the missing
group who was known to have
carried a pistol.
Four Men Shot
In Coal Outbreak
WASHINGTON --(f)- John L
Lewis tossed the idea of guaran-
teed work-200 days a year for his
miners-into the' soft coal nego-
tiations yesterday as the contrac
deadlock remained unbroken.
Reporting this, David L. Cole
Presidential representative, saik
the United Mine Workers chief
was still "not entirely specific" in
his proposals; "there is nothing~
squarely on the table."
LEWIS and the major .operators,
prodded by federal court and
White House, will begin their third
day of renewed contract talks at
10 a.m. today without the slight-
est indication that the nation-
wide strike of 370,000 miners is
weakening. Almost depleted coal
piles shrank ominously and four
men were. shot in a new coal field
sprang up among observers in
the industry that a back-to-
work movement may develop
next Monday. That is the day
Federal Judge Richmond B.
Keech will decide whether to
issue an 80-day Taft-Hartley
injunction against the strike,
which began in defiance of an
order of his court.
In previous court clashes, the
union has been fined $2,140,000
for disobeying judicial orders. This
time, however, Lewis is in the
position of having called on the
men to return to work without
success, although operators have
expressed skepticism about his
S* * *
COLE TOLD reporters that re-
duced hours of work had been pro-
posed in yesterday's talks. He gave
no details but elsewhere it was re-
ported that Lewis had suggested
a '7%/z hour day (37%/2 hours week)
instead of the eight hours in the
Lewis also was said to have
mentioned raising wages "up
to $15 a day" from the present
$14.05, and hiking royalty for
miners welfare and pension pay-
ments "up to 35 cents a ton"
from the present 20 cents.
This phrasing appeared to sug-
gest that Lewis might be willing
to compromise these demands.
* * *
COLE SAID the operators were
sticking to their refusal to in-
crease coal costs, and that he is
reporting to President Truman
that the deadlock is unbroken.
On New Deal
The advent of the New Deal
created a need in corporations for
a legal staff to handle the large
number of new problems, Thomas
E. Sunderland told law students
yesterday in a special lecture here.
Sunderland, general counsel for
a large oil company, pointed out
the increased number of new laws,
commissions and court decisions
made it expedient for large firms
to maintain their own corporate
The corporate legal practice is
more highly diversified than the
strictly departmentized law firm,
Sunderlond said. The lawyer must
handle all types of cases from tax
problems to labor relations.
In contrast with many other
types of law the corporations law-
yer practices a preventive law.
This advanced planning takes ver-
satility, but still must be practical
and strictly legal, Sunderland em-
By DAVIS CRIPPEN
Attempts by University and city
officials to keep the cry of "Fire!"
out of Ann Arbor continued this:
week, as other officials went
around town telling house owners
what to do in case of a possible
Down at City Hall, the search
continued for a qualified man to
fill the post of assistant building
inspector, while up on Observa-
tory Hill, Fire Chief Ben Zahn
addressed a meeting of women's
house directors on correct fire pre-
cautions and procedures.
CITY Engineer George Sanden-
burgh, commenting on the search
for a new inspector, said yester-
day that though about eight appli-
cations for the position have been
received, there have been none
from one whom city officials'
"You just can't put anyone
in this kind of a job," he ex-
The hiring of another inspec-
tor was authorized by the city's
discipline for women students-
when a fire strikes.
"The best fire drills," he de-
clared, "can be held where the dis-
cipline is good. You might almost
say where it is strict."
Reborn Student Forum
Plans Vigyorous Debate
By JIM BROWN1
The long dormant Michigant
Forum will be formally launched
with a debate between two inde-
pendent students and two affil-
iated students at 8 p.m. March 8'
in Rackham Lecture Hall.
The students, who will be sel-
ected by the Michigan Forum
committee within a few days, will
debate the question "Affiliated or
Independent: Their Opposing
Points of View."
* * *
PATTERNED after the "Town
Mppfincrof the ir" nn, a fnmp-A
tunity to join the debate in an
open question period.
* * *
THE MICHIGAN Forum was
organized last spring by the Stu-
dent Legislature "to provide a
medium for the free exchange of
views on controversial matters of
Originally it was planned that
individual campus clubs and as-
sociations would challenge other
groups to debate a question of
special significance to the parties
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FAMED POLISH PIANIST:
Maryla Jonas In Concert Tonight
Polish pianist, Maryla Jonas
will give the eighth concert in theI
Chorale Union series at 8:30 p.m.
today, Hill Auditorium.
Miss Jonas replaces Myra Hess
who was forced to cancel her en-
Miss Jonas has recently record-
ed the entire repertoire of Chop-
in's mazurkas, nocturnes and im-
Since her sensational New York
dpnt,, thrp n rnon Mi arr . nnese
Beginning her piano studies
when she was 7 years old the
Polish prodigy made her debut
with the Warsaw Philharmonic
two years later.
Among her early teachers was
Dn-innnie,- 117.- hn . a nVITIAs.