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VOL. LX, No. 22 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS,
W. Va-(P)-The next move to
settle the coal strike seems to be
Up to the government.
Union and operator teams shuf-
fled through more fruitless nego-
tiating sessions. Afterwards, an
operator spokesman announced:
* * *
"WE HAVE ABOUT reached the
end of the line. It's hopeless."
Another said everyone was
stalling, waiting for a call from
Presumably it would be a call
for a showdown session between
United Mine Workers Chief John
L. Lewis and the industry in the
presence of government mediators.
* * *
IT COULD BE government seiz-
ure of the mines.
The White house announced
yesterday that President Tru-
man has no present plan to in-
Lewis sat in on yesterday's talks
here between his aides and nego-
tiators for the northern and west-
ern segments of the industry. He
pulled out after 45 minutes and
VICE PRESIDENT Thomas
Kennedy of the UMW said, how-
ever, this should not be taken as
a sign Lewis has abandoned the
talks-"far be it from that."
An operator spokesman said
Lewis hadn't done any talking.
While he was here he issued in
Washington by remote control
another of his tart blasts at
William Green, President of the
American Federation of Labor.
Lewis has suggested to Green
that the UMW, CIO, and nine oth-
er big AFL unions put together a
$2,500,000 weekly war chest for the
CIO steel workers now on strike.
* * w
LEWIS WROTE Green:
"I did not think you would do
anything. You rarely do. Unfor-
tunately, you follow invariably
your well known policy of anx-
ious inertia. You cry loud for
labor peace and labor security,
but seldom do anything to se-
AFL spokesmen in Washington
said Green has asked Lewis some
questions about his proposal and
couldn't agree to it until he got
b the answers.
The conference here continued
for two hours after Lewis left and
recessed until today.
George H. Love, spokesman for
the operators, said they "have no
place here-we're just sitting on
the sidelines while powerful union
leaders race to see which is the
48 in 3 Days
Twenty-one students applied
yesterday for petitions for candi-
dacy in the November elections,
raising the total number of peti-
tioners to 48, SL elections, raising
the total number of petitioners to
48, 'SL elections chairman Bill
Petitions for Student Legisla-
ture, J-Hop Committee and Board
in Control of Student Publications
are still available from 3 to '4:30
p.m. through Tuesday at the Ad-
ministration Building Lobby, he
said. They will be due Wednesday
at the student window.
THE NINE SL petitioners were:
Cal Klyman, '51; Sally Hughes,
'52A; Ned Miles, '51E; Charles H.
Good, '52E; John Wyman, '52; Lyn
Marcus, '50; Joe Cobane, '50;
Roger Bell, '51; Joan Young, '52.
J-Hop Committee petitions
also numbered nine. They were:
Judd Heinemann, Herb Rovner,
Janet Dewey, Mar~iyn Thisted,
Bill Huff, Jean Heidgen, Ann
Maurer, Rollene Jackson, Karol
Three students petitioned for
Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications: Jim Jans, Grad; Dick
Allen, '51; B.S. Brown, Spec.
Union Smoker To
Be Held Tonight
WASHINGTON-(AP)-Five-Star Gen. Omar N. Bradley told Con-
gress yesterday that the bitter row between the armed services has
done "infinite harm" to the National Defense, and he cautioned against
setting the stage for another Pearl Harbor.
Tersely, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff advised all of
the nation's fighting men to forget their feuds and "get on with the
IT IS A VERY big job, he said, and very important.
Bradley had a sharp word, too, for "aspiring,martyrs"-an
obvious allusion to some Navy crit
IFC President Jake Jacobson,
'50, last night pledged the IFC to1
continuing its non-partisan pol-t
icy in the forthcoming SL election,f
despite the AIM's decision to back
independent candidates-as such
-in the election.
Commenting on AIM's new pol-
icy, Jacobson said: "We're sorry
to see AIM take this stand."
* * *
"WE HAD HOPED the voters
might find a more significant basis
than residence for casting theirY
votes," he emphasized.
"Ini accordance with this, thea
IFC will continue its non-par-
tisan policy," Jacobson said.
"Naturally," he explained, "we
can't stop a house from voting fors
one of its members or a next-doorI
* * *t
"BUT FRATERNITIES will notf
vote for a man merely because he
is a fraternity man," Jacobson de-
AIM President Walt Hansen,
'50, elaborated on his group's de-
cision to put its strength solely
behind independent candidates.
"One of the legitimate functionsr
of an organization such as AIM
is to serve independents interested
in campus affairs," he said.
"THIS SERVICE is not h66c-
sarily of an anti-fraternity na-
ture," Hansen added. n n
"I think this is a function no
other organization can or should
furnish," he concluded.
K utcher To r
James Kutcher, the veteran'
who lost his job as a Veterans
Administration clerk because of
his political opinions., will speak
at 7:30 p.m. today in Rm. 3R of
Sponsored by the American
Veterans Committee, Kutcher will g
talk on "The Real Subversives."c
Kutcher, who lost his legs,r
at St. Pietro, Italy, during thes
The discharge was based onr
his membership in the Socialist
When Kutcher's appeals to thet
VA loyalty board were denied,t
"Kutcher Civil Rights Commit-c
tees" sprang up all over thet
Student Legislature memberst
will sell tickets to Saturday'st
Homecoming Dance from 9 toe
5 p.m. today and tomorrow ona
the Diag. Tickets are also on
sale in the Administrationx
ies and others who have levelled
dramatic charges against the
military high command.
"To be successful in a sacrifice
he must be 100 per cent right,"
Bradley told a jam-packed hear-
ing before the House Armed Serv-
ices Committee. "To be respected,
a martyr must be completely un-
selfish in thought and motivation.
His sacrifice must be for the good
of the entire nation.
* * *
"UNDER SUCH requirements,"
he said dryly, "I see few oppor-
tunities for martyrs in this de-
fense controversy today."
In solemn tones, Bradley de-
clared that if there had been
greater teamwork within the
armed forces prior to the last
war, the catastrophe of Pearl
Harbor might never have hap-
And the lesson of Pearl Harbor,
he said, should have taught all
military men that our forces are
all one team, in the game to win
regardless of who carries the ball.
* * *
CALMLY AND GRAVELY, like
a professor lecturing a classroom,
Bradley took up the various criti-
cisms raised by the Navy against
the high command's overall de-
He paid particular attention
to the Navy's belittlement of the
B-36 bomber's performance and
the effectiveness of long-range
He said that as a believer in
humanity, he "deplores" the
atomic bomb, but he said that as a
soldier he realizes that if this
country is attacked we must use it.
AND THE long-range B-36
bomber, lie said, is our "first
priority retaliator-y weapon in case
He hinted that the Navy is in
"open rebellion" against civilian
control of the military establish-
ment, and bluntly accusedsAdmiral
Louis E. Denfeld of a "violation"
of security in disclosing opinions
of the joint chiefs of staff.
Prof. John F. Shephard, of the
psychology department, told the
campus Young Progressives last
night that discrimination is a re-
sult of the present economic sys-
tem but that it must be attacked
"In a competitive economic sys-
tem we rationalize emotionally
that certain minority groups are
to blame for our economic diffi-
culties. We blame the Negro on
the labor level and the Jew on an-
other level," he said.
Following Prof. Shephard's
speech, the Young Progressives de-
cided to work with the Committee
to End Discrimination in the plan
to eliminate discriminatory claus-
es from all application blanks of
The Young Progressives will
publish its own brochure on the
way such blanks may be used for
See Five Billion
Truman yesterday accepted the
resignation of a government foe of
deficit spending, while Congress
wrote the last dollar mark on ap-
propriations which added up to a
possible $5,000,000,000 federal def-
Truman voiced "my thanks and
my appreciation" to Dr. Edwin G.
Nourse, retiring on Nov. 1 as
chairman of the President's Coun-
cil of Economic Advisers.
* * *
HIS LETTER to "Dear Mr.
Nourse" did not mention Nourse's
criticism of the government's ex-
cursion into red ink spending. And
Nourse said he didn't aim his crit-
icism at the Truman Administra-
But the flare-up raised some
last-gasp cries for economy in
Congress - even while the Sen-
ate slipped into the Foreign
Arms Bill a pay boost for Sen-
ators' staffs-and won House
consent after an angry battle
The item, about $288,000, was
minor in relation to the prospec-
tive $5,000,000,000 deficit.
IN PHILADELPHIA, Economic
Cooperation Administrator Paul
G. Hoffman predicted this country
will have to go on spending $2
million a year for foreign aid af-
ter the Marshall Plan ends in
That doesn't mean the plan is
failing, Hoffman said. ECA can
be closed down on schedule, but
"special situations throughout
the world" will require American
support, he said.1
The lobbies of the capitol buzzed
with comment on Tuesday's crit-
icism of government spending ut-
tered by Dr. Nourse.
* * *
NOURSE SAID he was unhappy
to "see government slipping back
into deficits as a way of life."
He deplored also a farm pro-
gram which "pays subsidies out of
federal deficits," and had unkind
words for some business pricing
policies and some union proposals
to cut the hours of work-and
production--while keeping pay
Yesterday Nourse told reporters
he was "surprised and distressed"
to find his words interpreted in
some accounts as an attack on the
Truman Administration. "Govern-
ment" means Congress as well, he
said, noting last year's Republican-
sponsored tax cut as one contribu-
tion to the federal deficit.
By The Associated Press
A student rebellion against regu-
lations at Bowling Green State
University began fizzling late yes-
terday as a strike by part of the
studentabody died down.
The protesting group had been
pressing for sale of 3.2 beer, more
tolerance toward students by the
campus police and the abolition
of a rule which prohibits unmar-
ried coeds from riding in auto-
* * *
THEY ALSO demanded "com-
plete freedom of expression" for
the student newspaper and a stu-
dent government free of faculty
In a panel held yesterday af-
ternoon, attended by about 1,200
of the school's 4,600 students,
Bowling Green's president,
Frank J. Prout, and 13 students
discussed the student com-
At this meeting the dissident'
group dropped its first three de-
mands, but stuck to its guns in
calling for the complete independ-
ence of the campus' newspaper
and student government.
By late afternoon all but about'
25 of the original 200 striking stu-
dents had returned to their classes.
Throughout the dispute spokes-
men for the student senate have
requested the students not to
strike but rather to present their
grievances through the proper
HOMECOMING HANDIWORK-Students armed with hammers
and stepladders are shown straining brain and brawn to hoist
part of the Acacia homecoming display into the proper position.
Some 90 campus house groups are trying to complete displays
before the Saturday morning judging takes place. (See story and
other pictures, Page 6.)
Flu Shot Injections Continue;
Immunized Total About 2,000
Love That Jail!
ALBANY, N.Y.-()-Back in
1921, when Joe Sullivan fin-
ished a 30-day term in Albany
County Jail on a charge of
public intoxication, hreasked
the warden if he could stay
a little longer.
Sullivan, now 65 years old,
still doesn't want to leave.
He works during the day in
the jail kitchen, and at night
is locked up with the prisoners.
Sullivan could leave anytime,
"but he doesn't like the out-
S To Ask
By PETER HOTTON
Student Legislature last night
passed a motion to petition the
University Regents for an ex-offi-
cio (with vote) seat on the Board
in Control of Intercollegiate Athle-
The seat would contribute to a.
closer contact between the stu-
dents, who comprise one of the
greatest supporting bodies of col-
legiate sports, and the controlling
group, which up to now has not
had true 'student representation,
AS A POSTSCRIPT to this res-
olution, SL also acted to invite
Athletic Director H. O. (Fritz)
Crisler to attend an SL meeting.
This would have two motives:
It would give Crisler a better
picture of student representa-
tives and views as well as give
SL a better concept of athletic
problems and policies, SL mem-
In addition to inviting Crisler,
SL moved to authorize the cabinet
to invite administration personnel
to meetings to discuss better rela-
tions between students and the
DEAN OF STUDENTS Erich A.
Walter will be invited to talk in
the near future to the legislators
regarding University policies on
Another motion, this one un-
animously passed, will authorize
SL to petition for 'a permanent
seat on the University Calendar
Committee, which schedules
class days and vacation periods
for the year.
This will be done, Legislators
explained, with an eye to ac-
quainting the Committee with stu-
dent views during the year as well
as working for a long Thanksgiv-
ing holiday weekend.
* * * .
SL ALSO APPROVED sending
an informative letter to Dean Wal-
ter telling of plans to set up a
Student Leadership Program as a
major educational value to stu-
dents both in and out of college
and requesting that the Univer-
sity provide personnel in leader-
ship assistance and presentation.
The Legislature supported a
Human Relations Program to be
set up on campus in the "near
future" and authorized it to
plan a program under SL's jur-
The program evolved partially
from NSA's Michigan Plan, an
anti - discrimination resolution
made national last summer.
With elections to SL and other
campus offices just around the
corner, the citizenship committee
has released a letter to all resi-
dences on open houses for cam-
paigning candidates before elec-
congress Adjourns After
A new bugle has been sounded
for students to come to Health
Service and get those flu shots as
a precaution against a possible
campus epidemic of influenza.
More than 1,150 students bared
arms yesterday and were injected
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - The 10-year
terms slated for the 11 top Com-
munists convicted last week have
been reduced to five-year terms,
it was learned yesterday. The
lighter penalties came from a
change in the Smith Act made last
year, which the defendants were
convicted of violating.
approved yesterday President
Truman's second attempt to
give a top government post to
his crony and ex-Senate col-
league, Mon C. Wallgren.
* * *
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - The
Yugoslavian press reported yes-
terday that Russia has moved Red
Army troops into neighboring
Communist countries as part of a
LAKE SUCCESS - Western
diplomats predicted last night
that Yugoslavia would win a
UN Security Council seat de-
spite bitter Russian arguments
that it should go to Czechoslo-
* * *
HONG KONG-Chinese Com-
munists were reported early this
morning to have knocked out two
Nationalist armies in a drive into
with the vaccine that gives pro-
tection against all three types of
flu, bringing the total to approxi-
mately 2,000. -
Pleased with the response, Dr.
Warren Forsythe, Health Service
director urged as many students
as possible to come for their shots
today. The Health Service staff
can handle more than 1,500 in-
jections daily, he said.
"Some students may suffer such
reactions as soreness of the arm,
chills, fever and generalized ach-
ing in which case they should just
take it easy," Dr. Forsythe said.
Students may receive their flu
shots free of charge from 8 to
11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
today and tomorrow and from 8
a.m. to noon Saturday.
Ni11SA To Hold
Representatives of the National
Student Association will hold a
panel discussion on three subjects
of interest to students at 8 p.m.
tomorrow over WUOM-FM.
Dick Hooker, local NSA chair-
man, will head the discussions.
The international aspect of NSA
will be explained by Dorianne Zip-
perstein, SL delegate to NSA's na-
tional Congress at the University
of Illinois last summer.
Wym Price, chairman of the
World Student Service Fund, will
talk on the aims and results of
WSSF both on foreign and Ameri-
Legislator Leonard Wilcox will
explain NSA's Purchase Card Sys-
tem, slated to hit the campus with-
in three weeks, designed to reduce
the high cost of living for students
all over the United States.
By The Associated Press
Congress adjourned last night
with a pat on the back from Presi-
dent Truman and a Republican
denunciation of "Statism."
Barring an emergency requiring
a special session, the law makers
won't be back in Washington until
next Jan. 3.
* * *
BEFORE leaving Congress gave
their final approval to a high-level
farm price support bill and passed
a $1,314,010,000 appropriation to'
arm friendly nations against Com-
The farm bill was passed with a
cry of "Santa Claus" by some city
representatives. Before the House
approved the measure 175 to 34,
Rep. Fulton (Rep., Pa.) inquired
pointedly if Saint Nick wasn't one
of the authors.
Farm state members struck
back saying that the measure
would underwrite continued
prosperity for all and by no
means represent a gouge at the
"It is a bill to give America a
stable economy," declared Chair-
man Cooley (Dem., N.C.) of- the
House Agricultural Committee.
As worked out by a conference
committee Tuesday, the measure
makes it possible for the govern-
ment to keep the props under farm
prices at or near the current 90
per cent of parity level indefinit-
The bill went through the Sen-
ate 46 to 7, clearing away the last
big obstacle to final adjournment.
* * *
MR. TRUMAN pronounced their
achievements of this Congress
"I am confident that the Ameri-
can people will agree that the re-
sults have been well worth while,"
the President said in identical let-
ters to House Speaker Rayburn
and to Vice President Barkley
House Republican leader Mar-
tin however issued a statement
saying that "the first session of
the 81st Congress will go down
in history as the tree which bent
before the gale of statism."
In its final days, Congress has
reached agreement not only on
the farm bill but on such other im-
portant legislation as a record
peacetime appropriation of $15,-
585,863,498 for the armed services,
and a boost in the minimum wage
in industry from 40 to 75 cents an
* * *
FOREIGN Affairs legislation in-
cluded extension and financing of
the European recovery program.
The Senate ratified the Atlantic
Pact, and in a follow-up action
both houses approved the arming
of friendly European nations
against possible communist ag-
Will Break Ground
Early Next Year
Construction work on the new
Medical Research Institute which
was made possible by a $3,000,000
grant from the Kresge Foundation
last week, will be started early in
1950, it was announced yesterday.
University officials said they
hope to have the building under
way at the earliest possible date
next year. It will be located just
west of the University Hospital
and attached to it.
ALL OF THE land which the
Research Institute will occupy, ex-
cept for one small parcel which
driving Ban Accepted
'Docilely Here in 1927
By DAVIS CRIPPEN
When the Driving Ban hit the
Michigan campus for the first
time in the fall of 1927 students
madly batted a new-found con-
versational ball around, a check
of The Daily files revealed.
The Daily editorialized, the Stu-
dent Council resoluted, but there
were no protest meetings, no
skipping of classes (in rebellion
against the ban, that is) as in
the current disagreement at Bowl-
However, the group advised the
students to obey the rule com-
pletely and so raise the chances
for an "early modification" of the
ban, a 22 year old Daily issue re-
* * *
THE THEN President Clarence
Cook Little bore the brunt of re-
marks against the new ruling.
The Daily stated editorially
that President Little, after a
cofere~nce'with its editors the
DEAN KENISTON SPEAKS:
Success of Educatton Rests on Student
* * *
The success of liberal education
depends upon the students them-
selves, Dean Hayward Keniston of
the literary college told a speech
The University can provide in-
structors, programs of study and
and women, trained in various
ways of seeking truth, loyal to
their own ideals and fearless in
their expression of them, Dean
"Liberal education goes about
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