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VOL. LX, No. 139


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'To Continue
Wage Fight
Nation's Service
Remains Normal
NEW YORK-(MP)-A general
x strike by telephone employes
throughout the nation is off.
An independent strike by some
10,000 telephone equipment work-
ers will continue. But the equip-
ment workers union last night
abandoned plans to picket ex-
changes in nearly every state.
* * *
THUS ALL indications pointed
to phone service continuing nor-
A twice-postponed walkout of
more than 200,000 Bell employes
from coast to coast had been
scheduled to start at 6 a.m.,
local time today.
Joseph A. Beirne, president of
the CIO Communications Workers
of America, announced its indef-
inite postponement a little more
than 12 hours before the deadline.
* * *
A POSSIBLE clue as to the rea-
son for Beirne's action came from
another union official here who
said Division 10, CWA, has settled
its wage dispute with Bell and that
some Long Lines workers will get
more than $5 a week in wagein-
The official, Vice-president
Robert T. Creasey of Division 10,
said the settlement would apply
only to his 21,000 long lines
workers but might set a pat-
tern for other telephone em-
* * *
BEIRNE . SAID the telephone
equipment workers would decide
for themselves whether to halt
their day-old walkout.
Officials of the equipment
workers union said in New York
that their strike was still on.
Earnest Weaver, president of
the CWA Equipment Workers
Union, said last night negotiations
with Westren Electric Co., would
continue. He said he was confident
the company, the Bell System's
manufacturing arm, "will move
toward a settlement before the
night is over."
Teacher lls
President Of
State College
PERU, NEB.-(P)-A psychol-
ogy professor scheduled to lose
his job, shot and killed the presi-
dent of Peru State Teachers Col-
lege and another professor yester-
Less than an hour later, County
Attorney Fred C. Kiechel found
the body of the slayer in his
nearby home.
* * *
BESIDE the body was a note
saying in part:
"Willie (the college president)
tried to fire the wrong person."
Slain as they sat at their
desks were Prof. William L.
Nicholas, 48, years old, the
president, Prof. Paul A. Max-
well, 56 years old, head of the
southeastern Nebraska school's
Department of Education.
Found dead at his home was
Prof. B. K. Baker, 54 years old,

teacher of psychology under Dr.
Kiechel said there would be no
°. inquest.
"IT'S iobviously a double mur-
der and suicide," he declared.


Slosson To Oppose
Philli psIn Debate
Twice barred from speaking at the University, Communist Herbert
J. Phillips will finally get a chance to debate, with Prof. Preston W.
Slosson of the history department, "Capitalism vs. Communism," this
time in a cafeteria at 211 S. State Street.
Scheduled for 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, the hotly-contested debate is
the result of the work of a special "committee" of 84 students and 30
faculty members.
At the same time, however, University officials put an emphatic
"no" to former University of Washington professor Phillips' talk
-_->slated for a closed meeting of the

-Carlsie Marsnail
ELECTION PREPARATIONS-Student Legislators Dave Belin,
'51, (left) and Tom Rice, '50BAd, (right) place blank ballots in
the all-metal ballot boxes which will be used in today's all-campus
elections, while Legislator Jim Storrie, '51, hastily checks last
minute details with his staff of special assistants who will super-
vise the 18 voting booths.
Weather Officials All Wet
After April.Predictions

With April 25 days old, Willow
Run weather officials are already
eight days off in their predic-
tions of the amount of rain which
Crowds Set
New Records
For Michigras
Twenty-one thousand fun-seek-
ers spent approximately $17,000
during two nights an4 an after-
noon of Michigras festivities last
week, according to figures released
yesterday by the carnival's central
The thousands who attended
shattered all previous records,
ticket co-chair'man Bob Smith,
'50, asserted. Financial reccids
also fell as gross intake topped
that of the 1948 Michigras by 26
per cent.
* * *
BUT NO ESTIMATE of profits
will be available for several weeks,
according to finance chairman
Harold Hughes, '50. Total expen-
ses will not be known until then,
Hughes said, but he predicted the
cost of the carnival would run
10 per cent higher than in1948.
Sponsored jointly by the
Union and the League, this
year's Michigras will provide
funds for the University Fresh
Air' Camp, the Phoenix Pro-
ject and the proposed new wo-
men's swimming pool.
Smith bld his attendance es-
timate on 17,000 paid admissions,
1,500 complimentary admissions
and an estimated turnout of 2,500
at the free children's matinee
Saturday afternoon.

will fall in Ann Arbor this month.
At the beginning of April, wea-
ther men reported that their rec-
ords showed that over the last
four years the average number of
rain-swept days in the month was
12 for Ann Arbor.
* * *
AS OF YESTERDAY, 20 of this
April's first 25 days have yielded
some sort of precipitation-rain or
A few quick calculations show
that if the present rate of rain-
fall continues, there will be four
more days of rain before May
puts in its tradtionally sunny
This would make a total of 24
rainy days for April, 1950.
Weather bureau officials were
at a loss to explain this watery
"ALL WE have is our records to
go by," one weather man said.
"You can't expect individual
months to come out right on the
average e ery time."
As to prospects for the next
few weeks weather in Ann Ar-
bor, a long range forecast which
runs to the midle of May anti-
cipates the following:
A period of "excessive precipi-
tation" and of "low temperatures."
"The 'low temperature'," the
weather man explained, "means
average temperatures will run
about 5 degrees below the normal
57 degrees averages for May."
* * *
row: cloudy, windier, cool, with
possible but highly improbable
light snow flurries.
What this all adds up to is
anybody's guess, but the obvious
implication is that its still too
early to put the topcoat in the
mothballs for the summer and that
it would be prudent to keep your
rubbers handy.

loover Plan
A student section of the Citi-
zen's Committee for the Hoover
Report was set up last night at
a meeting under the auspices of
the Student Legislature.
Prof. James K. Pollock, head of
the political science department
and a member of the Hoover Com-
riission, outlined the purposes
and goals of the movement to
give public backing; to the Com-A
mission's governmental expense
reduction proposals.
* * , *
QUENT NESBITT, '50, was se-
lected as chairman of the campus
group, and a steering committee
of five was set up. Len Wilcox, '52,
was appointed secretary.
Prof. Pollock pointed out that
the public must actively support
the Hoover Commission pro-
gram if its provisions are to be
made law.
Tracing the history of the Hoo-
ver Commission and the Citizen's
Committee set up to advocate use
of the Commission, Prof. Pollock
noted that Congress had already
passed about 25 per cent of the
proposed legislation.
* * *
THE CITIZEN'S Committee had
realized soon after its inception
that a "college and university"
branch was needed, and one was
accordingly organized, Prof. Pol-
lock said. The new ,campus group
would be part of it.
Students interested -in working
with the new organization may
contact Len Wilcox, at 9602.
Attlee Faces
Crucial Vate
LONDON-(P)-The nine Lib-
erals in the House of Commons de-
cided last night to oppose the gov-
ernment in two life-or-death votes
The decision placed the Labor
Government of Prime Minister
Attlee in greater danger of a de-
feat which would force it to re-
The issues on which it is being
challenged are the increased gas-
oline tax and new purchase tax
on trucks.
The Labor Party now holds 311
seats in the House, against a com-
bined total of 305 for the Conser-
vatives and Liberals.

Acolytes, a philosophy club, in the
Rackham Building. He was to
have talked on "Some Problems of
MAIN reason why the debate
will finally come off, open to the
public, and why the private talk
was banned is because the debate
will be held off campus, where the
University has no jurisdiction,
despite its sponsorship by students
and faculty members.
Dean Erich A. Walter summed
up the University's decision and
stand on the Acolyte talk in four
1. The University Lecture
Committee, in its interpreta-
tin of a Regent by-law, unani-
mously decided against any
Communist speaking on cam-
2. The issue of Phillips speak-
ing arose from a proposed debate
sponsored by Student Legisla-
ture, a representative organiza-
tion, and not from a lecture to a
closed group.
3. The Acolytes have not sent
their membership list to the Of-
fice of Student Affairs and are
therefore not a recognized stu-
dent organization.
4. Action has already been
taken on barring Phillips from
campus, and it would be a dis-
courtesy to the University for an
unrecognized organization to in-
vite him on campus.
* * *
University community must ac-
cept the decision of the- Lecture
Committee, unless it wants to ap-
peal the action through Univer-
sity channels to the executive of-
ficials of the 'University and/or
the Board of Regents.
Confusion in some student's
minds was cleared up when he ex-
plained that the Lecture Commit-
tee's decision applied to both open
and closed meetings.
. * *
ers ban was lifted by the Regents
last spring, the rule allowing poli-
tical speakers to talk before closed
student meetings was also drop-
ped, he said.
The Acolytes, after reconsid-
ering the matter, decided to
drop their plans.
In a letter to The Daily, the
program committee said, "After
being informed ... that Mr. Phil-
lips' talk would have to be ap-
proved by the Lecture Committee,
we concluded that our petitioning
for such approval for the Acolytes
would interfere or endanger any
steps which may be taken by the
faculty or student body to have
the ban of the Phillips-Wernette
debate rescinded."

An Editorial...
Student government has won its greatest victory
since being reactivated on this campus four years ago.
In the significant letter reprinted below, Deans
Bromage, Walter, and Rea have for the first time publicly
expressed their confidence in Student Legislature and
their respect for its accomplishments.
They have recognized that SL has reached maturity;
that it is the sober and intelligent voice of the student
We are certain that the Deans are sincere in their
promise of granting SL a greater role "in the determina-
tion and governing of student affairs" as it gains increas-
ing support from the student body.
And we know that the large student vote in recent
elections has been the most convincing argument for
increasing the scope of student government.
For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that
a smashing vote of confidence be registered at the polls
today and tomorrow.
SL has set a goal of 10,000 votes-3,000 more
than ever cast before. Admittedly, it has set its sights
But an aroused electorate, fully aware of the benefits
to be reaped, can achieve this goal.
Contribute your share by voting today or tomorrow.
-The Senior Editors
Letter from the Deans ...
Dear Mr. Nesbitt:
We have noted with keen interest the Student Legislature's
"10,000" drive aimed at getting out a record vote at this spring's
campus election, where half of the Student Legislature is to
be elected.
It has been the pleasant experience of our offices to work
with the Student Legislature in many areas of student interest
or activity in which it has done a commendable job of represent-
ing the student body. We believe that as it continues to develop
as a permanent organization and gains increasing support from
the student body, the Student Legislature will be able to .assume
an increasingly larger role in the determination and governing
of student affairs.
We can sympathize with the Student Legislature in its drive
for a larger vote because it faces the same type of voter apathy
which is all too evident in the society at large. I the Student
Legislature can secure a larger campus vote for te representa-
tives to the body which represents the students in many areas,
it will not only have strengthened its own position but will have
helped develop the habit of voting which is an important part
of citizenship in our society.
We wish you every success in your 10,000 vote campaign.
Mary C. Bromage ,
Walter B. ReaU
Erich A. Walter
Cleveland Editor Claims Israel
Must Solve Four Problems

SL To Seek
Record Vote
Ballot Booths Sel
To Handle Crowd
With Weather Bureau officia1f
predicting clearing skies and ris.
ing temperatures, the campus wil
go to the polls from 8 to 5 p.m
today and tomorrow in the semi
annual all-campus elections.
Student Legislature official
encouraged by the fair weathe:
forecasts, confidently predicte
that 10,000 students would cas
their ballots in the huge election
-topping all previous records b
more than 3,000.
The voters will elect 26 SI
members, six Union Vice-presi-
For a comprehensive election
survey, see page 6.
dents, class officers in the liter-
ary and engineering colleges ad
one student member of the Boar
in Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
IN a desperate attempt to.ge
out the record-smashing 10,004
vote, the SL citizenship commit-
tee has set up 18 voting booth
more than twice the numberI
any previous selection.
The polls, gaily decked out
with colorful posters and huge
balloons, will be located at An-
gel.' Hall, Alumni MemoriM'
Hall, Union, League, Law Quad-
rangle, General Library, Chem-
istry Building and at the north-
west end of the Diag.
Other voting booths will be see
up at the East Quad, Business Ad-
ministration Building, Couzen
Hall, New Women's Dorm, Jordar
Hall, Stockwell Hall, Racl han
Building, Engineering Arch anc
on the sidewalk adjacent to th
President's Home.
They will be manned by a staf
of nearly 500 volunteer studen
workers, drawn largely from cam
pus honor societies and servc
SL officials emphasized tha-
students must present their M
cards in order to vote. All stu-
dents--both graduate and under-
graduate-are eligible to vote fo
the 57 SL candidates, who will be
elected under the Hare propor.
tional rating system.
Senior class officers in the
literary college and senior,
junior and sophomore class offi-
cers in the engineering college
will be elected only by those
students in the respective class-
es of the two colleges.
The six Union Vice-presidente
will be selected by those male stu-
dents enrolled in the college:
which the individual candidates
seek to represent, while the on
Athletic Board member will be
elected by the campus at large
CENTRAL headquarters fto:
the complex election machiner
will be located in Room 3D of the
Union. Legislator Jim Storrie, '51

of the SL citizenship committee
will maintain close supervision
over the 18 voting booths witi
the help of a staff of special assis-
tants equipped with portable wire.
less radios.
All of the ballot boxes will be
collected promptly at 5 p.m. by
election officials, carefully
watched by members of the Ju-
diciary. Council, and will be
takn to an unknown location
for storage tonight.
Although no votes will be count.
ed until shortly after 6 p.m. to.
morrow night, Storrie said that e

"Israel is faced with four prob-
lems which it must solve,-Arab
adjustment, immigrant absorbtion,
the housing shortage and indus-
trial development," Spencer Ir-
win declared at the United Jewi'h
Appeal kick-off meeting last
Speaking at Kellogg Auditorium
on "A Christian's View of Israel,"
the associate editor of the Cleve-
land Plain Dealer declared that
"there has been more plain and
fancy lying in the United States
about the Israeli Arab problem
than about anything else."
* * *A
CITING Mrs. Mark Ethridge'sl
figure of 900,000 displaced Arabs
in refugee camps, Irwin noted that
"there never were more than 700,-
000 Arabs at any time in all Is-
"These disproportionate es-
timates derive from the prac-

tice of tabulating camp popu-
lations from the number of din-
ners ordered each day-and it
was common camp practice to
order three portions apiece for
each meal, one Arab frankly re-
marked to me in conversation,"
Irwin explained.
Noting that the Israeli govern-
ment has had the problem of
absorbing immigrants into the
country in the past two years
"comparable to 85 million des-
cending on the U.S."
"But there is no possibility of a
Communist coup in Israel," he de-
-clared, "because many of these
people have escaped from Russian
satellite countries, and want noth-
ing further to do with a system
they learned to hate."
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - New confer-
ences aimed at settlement of a la-
bor dispute which threatened a
strike on four major railroad sys-
tems will start in Chicago tomor-
row morning.

A record of 240,000 five
concessions tickets were
Smith added.



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