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Latest Deadline in the State


VOL. LX, No. 93





Sports Subsidies Denied


Strict Sport
Code Upheld
By Ruthven
Refers to Legal
Vs. Illegal Aids
NEW YORK- (iP) -President
Alexander G. Ruthven, declared
yesterday in response to an As-
sociated Press questionnaire that
x "We would resist any organized
alumni effort to subsidize athletes.
"If our alumni subsidize athletes
it is without our knowledge," he
Pres. Ruthven's responses to the
questionnaire, together with the
questions he was asked, follow in
"1-DOES the University sub-
sidize athletes, and if so to what
extent in what sports.
1. To answer this question
one must distinguish between
what is considered a legitimate
s ubsidy and an illegal subsidy,
according to rules and regula-
tions of the university of Michi-
gan and the Western Confer-
"Legitimate subsidies are open
to the athlete only to the extent
that they are available to any
other student.
* * *
2--DO YOUR alumni subsidize
athletes privately and if so is this
with or without the knowledge of
the university?
"2. If our alumni subsidize ath-
letes, it is without our knowledge.
We would resist any organized
alumni effort to that end.
3-If subsidization, either
open or sub rosa, continues un-
checked, what future do you
predict for American college
"3. It is our firm opinion that
an honest adherence to standards
in intercollegiate athletics, such as
those set forth in the Western
Conference and NCAA codes, are
essential to the very preservation
of intercollegiate athletics.
4-Do you subscribe to the
N.C.A.A. "Sanity Code"?
"4. The University has abided
by I the so-called sanity code of
the NCAA and fully intends to
continue to do so. Indeed, this uni-
versity observes rules that in some
respects are more strict than those
of the NCAA."
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-Western Elec-
tric Company rejected a govern-
ment bid to talk peace on the na-
tionwide telephone strike set for
Friday, and the Union promptly
called off any new bargaining in
New York.
WASHINGTON-After a cau-
cus, Southern Democrats in the
House announced that 108 Repre-
I. sentatives have pledged to use
"every honorable means and
parliamentary procedure" to defeat
the Fair Employment Practices
Commission, No. 1 item in Presi-
dent Truman's Civil Rights Pro-
The Dixie leaders said they are
prepared to hold out foi' 36 hours
if necessary, to prevent the legis-
lation from being brought up for

istration bill to spur home-
building for '1midde income"
families was approved yester-
day by the House Banking Com-
mittee, 11 to 4.
T.ANmT *C , * n.

-Daily-Alan Reii
LADDER AND ALL-Apparently intent on his daylight elopement
scheme, an impatient student steers his auto down the steps of
however, when the hapless romeo found his rear wheels stuck.
the New Women's Dorm entrance. Chagrin replaced elatement,
Truck Makes Slippery Trip
Down Steps of New Dorn

Winter weather, up to its usual
slippery tricks, brought an un-
welcome visitor to the New Wo-
men's Residence yesterday, when
a paneled truck slid down the
front steps leading into the dormi-
tory courtyard.
As the bewildered driver ex-
Appoint Four
To Address
SL Conference
Student Bill of Rights
Will Be Discussed
Four speakers were named yes-
terday to address the Student
Legislature - sponsored Bill of
Rights forum from 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday at Lane Hall.
SL president Quent Nesbitt, '50,
will introduce the program, which
will feature short talks by Asso-
ciate Dean of Students Walter B.
Rea and Prof. Frank Huntley of
the English department, chair-
man of the committee on academ-
ic freedom of the local chapter of
the American Association of Uni-
versity Professors.
OTHER SPEAKERS will include
Rev. Fr. Frank McPhillips of St.
Mary's Chapel, a member of the
University's Board of Religious
Counselors, and Tom Walsh, 51L,
chairman of the forum planning
The four speakers will briefly
trace the history of earlier stu-
dent bill of rights proposals and
raise the problems involved if
the adoption of such a bill.
Students, faculty members and
University administrators will then
break up into small discussion
groups to attack specific problems
involved in drawing up a student
bill of rights which will be applic-
able to colleges and universities all
over the country.
* * . *
URGING ALL interested stu-
dents and faculty members to at-
tend the forum "to assure a wide!
cross section of opinion on any
bill of rights proposals," Walsh
pointed out that many of the stu-
dent rights which will be consid-'
ered have been the center of a
storm of controversy here on cam-
A -1- W ~

plained it: "I was just turning
around up by the curb, when all
of a sudden the car slid to the top
of the stairs and started down."
THE CAR had been in reverse,
yet the slippery road and side-
walk sent it floating down the
stairs. The vehicle stopped only
when the back wheels caught onto
the top step.
The freak accident amazed
the dormitory residents who slid
over to survey the scene. The
ladder attached to the top of
the truck caused some students
to speculate on a frustrated
elopement. ..
General relief was expressed that
no one had been in the way of
the meandering vehicle.
Meanwhile, Nature had a hey-
day of havoc.
Icy walks made faculty and
students late for classes. One stu-
dent spent the day squinting. The
rims of her glasses had been brok-
en when she landed sideways on
the ground. But, she philosophized,
"in comparison to losing the use
of my glasses, limping is nothing.
Taxis glided from side to side as
they raced occupants from homes
to classes. But the climate was
good for business. "It's the best
day I've had all year," commented
one cab driver.
Lecture Ticket
Sales Continue
Tickets for Marriage Lecture
Series may be purchased from 2 to
5 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. today by
seniors, graduates and married
Women may buy tickets at the
League, men at the Union, and
married students at Lane Hall.
ID cards must be presented at
time of the purchase. Ticket price
is $1.50.

Coal Strike
UMW Still Silent
On Court's Action
spreading chill of fuel famine
brought a showdown in the coal
dispute nearer yesterday as strik-
ing miners stiffened their stand!
in the face of a contempt of court
John L. Lewis and his United
Mine Workers maintained chilly
silence on last night's federal court
contempt citation, with no sign of
any new moves to get the miners
oack to work as the court has
LEWIS AND THE coal operators
spent the morning in fruitless,
court-ordered bargaining in which
operator spokesman George H.
Love said he saw no sign of any
Meanwhile layoffs in affected
industries, outside the mines
themselves, amounted to 55,500
with a faster spread of jobless-
ness an immediate threat.
Federal Mediation Chief Cyrus
S. Ching made a 35-minute report
to John R. Steelman, presidential
labor aide, with "no progress."
Strike Forces
Dealers Into
'Black Market'
The nation's coal strike has
driven Ann Arbor'scoal dealers
onto, the coal "black market,"
forcing them to pay from $3 to $4
more a ton over the normal price
for coal from non-union mines or
from operators who have made
satisfactory contracts with unions.
And the added expense is passed
right on to the consumer.
STOCK PILES are at a new low
and will be virtually wiped out by
week's end if the strike isn't stop-
ped, according to several whole-
salers contacted yesterday by The
Prof. I. L. Sharfman of the
economics department said that
the practice of charging higher
prices was not illegal, but that
the unions would frown on mine
operators doing this. However,
local dealers refer to the high
priced coal as "bootlegged" and
on the "black market."
o. H. Perry, manager of a local
dealership, said that he had been
"promised" three or four carloads
of coal, mostly of a type not gen-
erally suited to home consumption,
all at an extra premium of $3 a
Miss Leona Schlafer of another
company said that her dealer was
forced to buy four carloads of
whatever the mines sent at $4 over
the normal price.
"We don't know where the coal
is coming from and we have to
take what we can get," she said.
F. B. McCudden, local coal deal-
er, said he was dishing out second
grade coal in dribbling bits that
the customer doesn't want, and
at prices $5 to $7 above normal.

See Harder Stan
Toward Satelite4
WASHINGTON-(P)-The United States broke off relations w
Communist Bulgaria yesterday in the toughest American actiol tU
far against any of the Soviet bloc countries.
Climaxing a "long series of intolerable restrictions and indigniti
against the U.S. legation in Sofia, American minister Donald R. Hes
and his entire staff were ordered home.
AT THE SAME TIME, the State Department demanded the ree
of Doctor Peter Voutov and his smaller Bulgarian staff in Washingt
It was the first formal American diplomatic break with an
country sinee World War II.
Officials indicated the move re-- "
flected a harder diplomatic atti- Court I1VA
tude by President Truman and LI
Secretary of State Acheson toward
the U.S. has been waging postwar ears

-Daily-Carlyle Marshall
CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING-Raden Suwanto, cultural and
educational attache to the Indonesian Embassy, performs a native
Javanese dance at a reception held in conjunction with Brother-
hood Week in Lane Hall. Javanese children begin dancing about
the age of six as part of their regular education.
Democracy in Far East
Will Halt Reds--Suwanto

"The practice of real democracy
is the- only answer to Commun-
ism in the Far East," Raden
Suwanto, cultural and educational
attache to the Indonesian Embas-
sy declared in an interview yes-
Biggest need is improving edu-
cation and giving the people cor-
rect information, Suwanto said,
explaining that "it is most import-
ant for the people to feel that they
are really the government-giving
them the vote and making them
Blood Needed
To Help Save
Student's Life
Your blood may mean someone
else's life-a University graduate
student's appeal will attest to
Here only a week in the grad-
uate architecture school, Richard
Kagerer, a '49 graduate of Michi-
gan State College, is now in Uni-
versity Hospital suffering from
bleeding of a stomach ulcer.
His condition, reported yes-
terday as "serious" by attend-
ing Dr. Franklin Freeman, may
take a turn for the better as a
result of two pint-blood trans-
fusions yesterday and three
But, Dr. Freeman explained, he
still needs blood donors badly.
He added that anyone wishing
"to help out a fellow student" may
do so by reporting from 8-5 any
day-and Tuesday or Thursday
evenings-to the University, hos-
pital Blood Bank.J

feel the government is working
honestly for them."
"THE Communists are relativelyI
weak in Indonesia," Suwanto said.
"The people resent them because
during the struggle against the
Dutch, the Communists started a
civil war against the national re-
publican forces-preventing the
country from exerting all its en-
ergy toward defeating the Dutch."
"The people want more than
words before they believe in the
Communists," Suwanto said.
"They have heard tlem advo-
cate giving the land back to the
small farmers and against the
capitalists. But in Indonesia
most of the land is already
owned in small independent
plots--and there are no capital-
The biggest problem of the new
republic, Suwanto continued, is
economic rehabilitation. This in-
cludes finding some way to adapt
the young people who h3ave been
fighting to peacetime civilian life.
THE ISLANDS were seven per
cent literate when the Dutch left
during the war, Suwanto noted,
and they are 10 per cent literate
now. He said that he has been
making arrangements here to have
Indonesian students come to the
U.S. for technical study
Suwanto said he believes now
that the Islands are free from
Dutch rule, the people and gov-
ernment are willing and desirous
to cooperate with the Dutch, for
"we know them best of all for-
Suwanto is in Ann Arbor in con-
junction with Brotherhood Week,
and was the speaker at SRA's an-
nual Brotherhood Banquet Mon-

SINCE the Legation was estab-
lished in September, 1947, the de-
partment declared Bulgarian offi-
cials and the controlled Bulgar-
ian press have been "constantly
denouncing and insulting the
United States." The Sofia, gov-
ernment, it said, has carried on an
"unprincipled campaign of perse -
cution" against Bulgarian em-
ployees of the legation.
The department also renewed
charges filed with the United
Nations that Bulgaria has flout-
ed its peace treaty obligations
and supported the Communist
guerrilla campaign against
The U.S. Government responded
with a virtual ultimatum saying
that relations would end unless
the charges were withdrawn. The
break came just a month later
with no sign of a formal reply
from the Bulgarian government
despite repeated prodding by
Acheson and Heath.
.'- *
THE FIRST actual response
from Sofia came today. This was
the indictment of two former
legation employees and three
other Bulgarians as . American
Bulgar Break
Leads to More
Commenting on our break in
diplomatic relations with Bulgaria,
Prof. Lawrence Preuss of the Po-
litical Science Dept. said that this
incident will probably lead to a
break in diplomatic relations with
other countries behind the Iron
"Since conditions in Romania
and Hungary resemble those in
Bulgaria, it can be expected that
a recall of ocr ministers from these
two countries will come soon."
Prof. Preuss also said that noth-
ing was to be gained by keeping
our minister and his staff in Bul-
garia any longer.
"Ever since we sent a commis-'
sioner to Bulgaria after the last
war, the activities of our diplo-
mats have been severely restricted
and circumscribed. Their obser-
vations and communications about
Bulgarian affairs were of little
"We must remember, though,"
Prof. Preuss pointed out, "that it
was Bulgaria who first requested
that we recall our minister. Our
break yesterday in diplomatic re-
lations with Bulgaria was virtually

To Vogeler
U.S. Denounces
Trial As Unjust
By The Associated Press
A Hungarian People's Court yes
terday sentenced Robert A. Voge
ler of New York to 15 years i
prison and his British business as
sociate, Edgar Sanders, to 13 yea
on charges of sabotage and spyin
for the West.
Two of five Hungarian co-de
fendants were sentenced to deat]
The others got lesser prison term
The verdicts were passed after
three-day trial in which all calmi
THE COURT also ordered th
the personal assets of Vogeler aa
Sandersin Hungary be confiscate
and that the two men be expelle
after finishing their terms.
The United States denounced
the trial, calling it "devoidc
justice, inadequate as to evi.
dence, and replete with false-
Inblunt language, the Sta
Depart ment said Vogeler's trig
"marked the extension of politic
persecution and acts of injusti
to citizens of foreign nationality
ALTHOUGH Vogeler said in
final statement that he had bee
treated "correctly and fairly" a
there was no coercion or maltrea
ment, the State Department sal
his confession and subsequent te
timony "was clearly not that of
man free to speak in his own d
Allseven defendents appeale
choosing to risk their chances b
fore a higher court empowered 1
increase as well as to decrea,
sentences. The prosecution join
in the appeals, saying it wou
demand heavier penalties for eac
of the five who got prison term
Meanwhile, in Vienna, Vogele
wife said yesterday she will ape
to Communist Hungary to free hi
husband "because I love him,
need him and our children nee
She said she had not yet decid
how or to whom the appeal will 1
Hospital Suit
Circuit Judge James Spier w
decide in the near future wheth
to dismiss Attorney' William A
fred Lucking's suit against Ai
Arbor aimed at stopping the ci
from furnishing facilities to tI
new Veterans Hospital project.
Judge Spier conducted hearin
yesterday on the Lucking cot
plaint in circuit court.
The complaint stated that th
city is contributing to a. nuisanc
by furnishing these facilities i
violation of existing zoning ord
Supporting a motion to dism
the complaint, City Attorney W;
liam M. Laird stated that t
court must judge the hospil
project a nuisance before consi
,zriv1cr T ii1Fiif nr-' harcy a aint f


Campus Revival Held Not Likely Here



Students and campus religious
leaders generally agree that a

"I DON'T THINK it would ever
happen here," the Rev. William
H. Henderso n.ca, rf t _n

that the cosmopolitan nature of I ton may have conditioned stu-

the student body here would never
nr-rmrii- v le, h , viira loi i a f1rc. niar.Pc

dents for this emotional re-
snonse. Mr. Baldwin said.

phere here as his reason for this
JANET WATTS, '51, represen-

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