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VOL. LX, No. 30

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1949

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Faculty Men
Support U.S.
Scholarships
Claim Bill Would
Benefit Country
Two University faculty members
lent their support last night to the
growing movement of federal
scholarships for college students.
Both Dean James A. Edmonson
and Prof. Claude Eggertsen, ofathe
School of Education, agreed that
a federal scholarship program
would benefit the nation in giving
many future citizens a chance at
a higher education which they
might not otherwise receive.
* *
THEY POINTED out that equal-
ity of educational opportunity is
particularly lacking on the higher
educational scene.
"It is generally estimated by'
various surveys that for every
high school student in the top
10 per cent of his class who goes
on to college there are two more
who do not," Prof. Eggertsen
pointed out. "The main reason
appears to be economic."
Both faculty members, however,
disagreed with specific provisions
of a recent report made by the As-
sociation of Land Grant colleges
and universities.

Plane

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IFC Plans Action
On'Discrimination
By AL BLUMROSEN
(Daily City Editor)
Action on discriminatory clauses in fraternity constitutions from
the fraternities themselves can bb expected in the next few weeks.
But what that action will be or how it will be carried out, is hidden
behind a veil of secrecy clamped down by the Interfraternity council's
subcommittee on discrimination at their first meeting three days ago.
*4 * *

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Air Disaster

MEETING IN Kansas City this
week, the Association advocated
that any legislation on therques-
tion of federal aid in scholarships
should include.
1. Appraisal of need as a basis
for awarding the scholarships.
2. Some compensatory service
by the scholar in return for the
benefits he receives.
Dean Edmonson was opposed to!
the use of need as a basis for
awarding the scholarships.
"IT IS MUCH too difficult to
determine a factor of this kind," he
thought.
Also he pointed to the fact
. that only a small proportion of
the families in the U.S. can send
their children to college and
meet the expenses out of current
income anyway.
Dean Eomonson favored a plan
which would set up six geographi-
cal areas in the country to which
the scholarships would be appor-
tioned.
"THIS WOULD insure that a
student coming from an area
where high school instruction is
not on a par with more favored
areas would still have a chance at
the scholarships, the Dean ex-
plained.
Pfof. Eggertsen opposed any
provisions which would require
the scholarship student to ren-
der a compensatory service in
return for the benefits which he
* receives.
"Society will reap the 'compen-
satory services' from scholarship
students in the form of enlight-
ened citizenship," he declared.
SOME PEOPLE fear federal in-
tervention in education will be the
result of such a program of schol-
arships," Prof. Eggertsen noted.
"This does need caution and
watchfulness," he admitted. "But
another program of similar con-
cept-the G.I. Bill-does not seem
to have donebeducation any real
damage," he observed.
In Detroit yesterday U.S. Sena-
tor Paul H. Douglas (Dem., Ill.)
defended the Senate Federal Aid
for Education Bill he helped write,
by saying "It serves to straighten
out inequalities in the poorer sec-
tions of the country."
College heads
Of Nation Meet
MILWAUKEE-) - Financing
for higher education is facing a
crisis, the nations university pres-
idents and deans were told last

ADMIRAL DENFELD
* * *
Mat t hews
Hit for Oust
'OfDen feld
WASHINGTON - (P) - A
storm of protest broke yesterday
over the firing of Admiral Louis
Denfeld as the Navy's top admiral,
and at least two Congress mem-
bers demanded that Secretary of
the Navy Matthews resign.
Matthews met Denfeld face-to-
face and offered him a new lesser
post, but Denfeld kept silent on
whether he will accept it or throw
up his 40-year Naval career en-
tirely. An aide, Capt. Walter
Karig, said the Admiral probably
would do the latter.
SENATOR KNOWLAND (Rep.,
Cal.) called for Matthews to re-
sign "so that a new top team can
function properly." He said it is
"imperative" for Matthews to
quit.
Rep. Bates (Rep., Mass.) also
clamored for the scalp of Mat-
thews, who insisted that Den-
feld be shifted from the post of
chief of naval operations. Presi-
shift Thursday.
Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers (Rep.,
Mass.) said the ousting of Den-
feld and announced cuts in Naval
strength had thrust "a dagger into
the heart of the United States
Navy."

ONE OF THEIR first moves was
a decision that no publicity would
be released regarding their activi-
ties until they publish a final re-
port to the IFC executive commit-
tee.
Unofficial sources said that
the committee decided to poll
the members of the various
houses to find out how the fra-
ternity men themselves feel
about the "discriminatory
clauses."
The committee, at its first meet-
ing, consisted of representatives
from some 18 fraternities. It is a
purely voluntary organization and
other fraternities have been asked
to send representatives.
* * *
COMMITTEE chairman is IFC
Vice-President Dick Morrison, but
he refused to comment on the com-
mittee, its plans, or its member-
ship.
Thus far, reliable sources said,
the committee has divided it-
self into two sub committees,
one "internal," and the other
"external."
The "external" committee will
deal with outside pressures on the
fraternities regarding the discrim-
ination charge while the "internal"
committee will study mental at-
titudes of the men and the legal
aspects of the problem.
THE IDEA OF a fraternity com-
mittee to discuss the discrimina-
tory clause was developed last
spring when the Student Legisla-
ture and the Student Affairs Com-
mittee voted to refuse future re-
cognition to any new campus or-
ganization which "prohibits mem-
bership . . . because of race, re-
ligion or color."
At that time, retiring fF0 Pres-
ident Bruce Lockwood said that
fraternity men themselves were
against discrimination but, "fra-
ternities would like to carry this
thing through themselves."
Morrison then added that "we
haven't had a clear-cut chance to
solve this problem . . . dealing
with traditions and prejudices
which are the result of our social
system."
'Pygmaliont' at Hill
"Pygmalion," a film version of
the successful stage satire by the
same name, will be shown at 8:30
p.m. today at Hill Auditorium.

Kills Cerdan,
tinette Neveu
Airliner Rams
Peak in Azores
By The Associated Press
PONTA DELGADA - An Air
France constellation bound from
Paris to New York crashed in
flames against a mountain peak
in the Azores yesterday carrying
to their death 48 persons includ-
ing French boxer Marcel Cerdan
and 11 Americans.
The plane, flying 90 miles north
of itsnormal course, rammed into
3,500 foot Algarvia peak in the
northeast section of Sao Miguel.
Eight hours later, the wreckage
was cited.
* * *
ALSO ABOARD the plane was
Ginette Neveu, French concert
violinist who was to make a con-
cert tour of 21 North American
cities next month.
Her brother and piano accom-
panist, Jean P. Neveu, died with
her.
Miss Neveu was described by her
American agents, the Columbia
Concerts, Inc., as a "fantastic suc-
cess" on a previous tour of the
United States in 1947.
* * *
(SHE PLAYED at Hill Audi-
torium last January 8 under the
auspices of the University Choral
Union Society.)
Bernard Boutet de Monvel,
French portrait painter and il-
lustrator of children's books,
was also aboard the plane.
He was the son of the equally
well known artist, Louis Boutt de
Monvel.
SEVERAL prominent American
businessmen, including Kay Ka-
men, owner of Kay Kamen, Ltd.,
a licensing representative for Walt
Disney characters, were among
the passengers of the ill-fated
plane. Kamen's wife was killed
with him.
Guy Jasmin, editor in chief of
the Montreal newspaper, Le
Canada, and his mother, Mrs.
Rachel Jasminswere also vic-
tims of the crash.
CERDAN, former world middle-
See BOXER, Page 5
World News
Round-Up
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President
Truman yesterday signed a $1,-
079,082,880 appropriation bill pro-
viding $814,010,000 in cash, and
$500,000,000 in contract authority
to arm America's friends against
Communism

SIGNS WAGE LAW-President Harry S. Truman smiles as he signs the minimum wage law. The
legislation will raise the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents. Watching the President as he
affixes his signature to the piece of legislation are Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin (left) and
William Green (right), president of the American Federation of Labor.

Coal Seel Srikes .Force
CaNation's Output to New Low
The coal-steel strikes have pushed the nation's October industrial
output to the lowest level in three and a half years, the Federal Re-
serve Board estimated yesterday.
It forecast an 11%/2 per cent drop in production below September
to the lowest point since the spring of 1946.
- * * * *
THE LABOR department predicted if the coal-steel strikes last
another two or three weeks they will. cause a "significant increase"
in joblessness.C

New claims for Unemploy-
ment compensation jumped by
44,800 last week, the depart-
ment reported.
There also were these other
strike effects:
THE COAL STRIKE hit at Chi-
cago's water supply, forcing a cut
in pressure in half of the city's 12
pumping stations.
Rep. Madden (Rep., Ind.)
suggested that federal surplus
foods be supplied to impover-
ished families of steel strikers
in Indiana.
The striking United Mine Work-
ers Union approved emergency ar-
rangements for supplying coal to
hospitals, schools, food processors
and private homes in the Pitts-
burgh district where the need is
critical.
THESE DEVELOPMENTS came
a day after President Truman said
the strikes have not yet created a
national emergency that would
justify an act by him to halt them.
Thus the job of settling these
strikes is in thehandsofFed-
eral Mediation Chief Cyrus S.
Ching and the disputants them-
selves.
Ching held two telephone con-
versations yesterday with CIO
President Philip Murray, then in-
vited three more steel companies
to join his peace talks.

CARE Must
Leave Poland
Act Follows Order
BarringRed Cross
By The Associated Press
CARE, a U.S. agency for foreign
relief, has been ordered to pack up
and leave Poland, a CARE official
in Warsaw said yesterday.
The official said the command
to leave Poland had been issued by
foreign trade Vice Minister Czes-
kaw Bajer.
* * *
THIS FOLLOWED the action of
the Polish government which two
weeks ago ordered the Interna-
tional Committee of the Red Cross
to close its Warsaw offices.
A Red Cross spokesman in
Geneva, however, revealed that
his organization had been told
that the order was not specifi-
cally directed against the Red
Cross.
Meanwhile, in Bern, Switzer-
land, it was announced that Major
Bidwell Moore, an assistant Amer-.
ican military attache got his walk-
ing papers last August for making
contact with a Willie Gerber, a
Swiss mechanic, charged with spy-
ing for the Axis from 1931 to
1939..

F ood Study
StartedBy
WQ Council
A full-scale study of dormitory
food practices has been launched
by the coordinating committee of
the West Quad Council.
Spurred by dissatisfaction among
Quad residents, the committee out-
lined a plan of action which could
lead to a complete review of bud-
geting, purchasing and prepara-
tion of food in the Quad and
other University operated dormi-
tories.
* * *
FIRST STEP in the study will
be an evaluation by Quad resi-
dents of all dishes served over a
several week period, according to
Dick Gorman, committee chair-
man. Students will rate the food
both on preparation and quality,
he said.
From this the committee will
make recommendations to the
Quad dieticians on which dishes
should be served and which
should be omitted, Gorman con-
tinued.
"The Quad staff has promised
to cooperate in every way pos-
sible,"' Gorman added.
* * *
"IF THE COMMITTEE'S rec-
ommendations cannot be met be-
cause of budget limitations, we are
prepared to go before the Resi-
dence Halls Board of Governors
and ask for a review of financial
policies in hopes of securing a
larger food budget," Gorman said.
Meanwhile, the committee will
study boarding costs and food con-
ditions at various universities and
at other housing units on campus,
Gorman said.

Zuppke Day
Spurs Illinois
Homecoming
Galloping Ghost
Haunts Stadium
By PRES HOLMES
(Special to The Daily)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's Bob
Zuppke Day here today and the
Fighting Illini are fired and de-
termined to win another one for
"Zup," the man who coached Illi-
nois teams for 29 years.
THE GAME between Michigan
and Illinois to be played at 1:30
(CST) this afternoon in Memorial
Stadium is also the 25th anniver-
sary of the dedication of this
stadium.
Late in October, 1924, a Home-
coming crowd of 67,000 fans
came to the dedication cere-
monies and at the same time
witnessed one of the greatest
one-man exhibitions of football
ever seen.
An iceman by the name of Har-
old "Red" Grange placed himself
among football's immortals that
day. Before the first quarter ended
he had scored four times, on runs
of 95, 70, 57, and 43 yards.
HIS TOTAL accomplishments
that day were amazing. He scored
five touchdowns, and passed for a
sixth. He carried the ball 21 times
for 402 yards, and to top things
off he also held the ball on tries
for the extra points.
Zuppke stated yesterday con-
cerning that dedication game,
"The 1924 game with Michigan is
the greatest any of my teams
ever played. It was a perfect
performance that a coach con-
stantly hopes for, but rarely
experiences."
Grange will be on the field here
again today, but fortunately for
the Wolverines he will not be in
uniform. During the half-time
ceremonies he is going to present
his former coach, Bob Zuppke, to
the sellout crowd of 71,119.
o * *
WITH IDEAS OF duplicating
this performance as incentive, and
also the fact that the Illini are
unbeaten in Conference competi-
tion this year and are eligible for
the post-season Rose Bowl classic,
the Orange and Blue promise to
make things plenty tough for
Michigan this afternoon.
The Wolverines will face the
Illini version of the KKK when
they square off against Illinois
here today -- Karas, Krueger,
and Kersulis. The most out-
standing member of this com-
bination is the first man men-
tioned.
Although the inhabitants of
Champaign are not coming right
out and stating that in Johnny
Karas they have another Grange,
they are pointing with a knowing
look at the accomplishments of the
21-year-old sophomore.
* * *
HE LEADlS the Conference in
yardage, piling up 347 yards in
three games for an average of 7.3
per try. He has tallied 18 points
to place third in Conference scor-
ing totals. In overall offense Karas
is only three yards behind league-
See "M," Page 5
CED To Fight
Bias Clauses

Members of the Committee to
End Discrimination decided. yes-
terday to concentrate efforts on
the removal of discriminatory
questions from medical school ap-
plication blanks.
The Committee also decided to
begin an informative campaign in
order to acquaint students and
faculty members with the purposes
of the CED and its plans for fu-
ture action.
IN ACCORDANCE with this de-
cision plans are being made to
circulate petitions stating the pur-
pose of the organization.

BID FOR BIAS FAILS:
Millionaire Drops Huge
Southern School Grant

Millionaire George W. Arm-
strong announced last night that
he has withdrawn his offer of a'
$50,000,000 grant to Jefferson Mili-
tary College, of Washington, Miss.
The grant would have been
made under the condition that the
school would not admit any Afri-
can or Asiatic as a student or a
faculty member.
*c -""* .*
ALSO, THE college's board of
trustees was to be reduced from 12
to five members, of which the
Judge Armstrong Foundation
have named three.

ARMSTRONG indicated he
withdrew his fabulous offer to the
147 year-old prep school because
of a statement issued Thursday by
its trustees saying "Students of all
denominations may and shall be
admitted to equal advantages of a
liberal education."
He said this statement "repu-
diates" one of the conditions
under which he agreed to endow
the college-that which would
have excluded Africans and Asi-
atics from the school.
Both Armstrong and Southern
Methodist University President

WASHINGTON - Mrs. Eu-
genie Anderson, first U.S. wom-
an ambassador in history, was
sworn in yesterday as top envoy
to Denmark.
NEW YORK - Benjamin J.
Davis, Jr., convicted Communist
Party head, may retain his place
on the ballot in his race for re-
telection as city councilman, a
State Supreme Court Justice ruled
yesterday.
* * *
BONN, Germany-The Allied
High Commission adopted a law
yesterday threatening with ex-
pulsion any person whose pres-
ence is "liable to endanger the
maintenance of public order, or
the prestige or security of the
Allied forces," designed to pre-
vent political agitators from en-
tering Western Germany.

SPRENGLING SPEAKS:
U.S. Should Regain Arab Friendship

By EVA SIMON
The United States should try to
win back the friendship of the
Arab countries by giving them the
benefit of American know-how

with our rough and ready diplo-
macy in Palestine," Sprengling
said in an interview with The
Daily.
"The Arabs are trying hard to

East, Sprengling said that one
of his students has recently
been asked to be superintendent
of the first girls' school in Iraq.
"The power of the Arab rulers

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