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U.S. Aid To Save
Formosa Asked


State Department disclosed be-
latedly yesterday that the Chin-
e ese Nationalists have put the issue
of saving Formosa directly up to
the Administration with an ur-
gent new plea for American aid.
Ambassador Wellington Koo
submitted the plea December 23. It
Court To Try
Mercy Killer
For 'Murder'
Dr. Herman Sander last night
was indicted by a Manchester,
N. H. grand jury on a charge of
first degree murder in the so-
called "mercy killing" of a can-
cer-ridden patient.
He was accused by the state of
injecting air into the veins of
.Mrs. Abbie Borroto, 59 years old,
as she lay near death in a hospi-
tal last month.
A FORMER Dartmouth College
ski captain, Dr. Sander was re-
leased on a $25,000 bail last Fri-
day, and has since continued his
K practice.
The physician insisted that
his action was justified because
of. the extreme pain which Mrs.
Borroto suffered prior to her
And the Euthanasia Society of
America, which favors legalized
mercy killing, announced plans
for the seeking of the nation's
first "mercy-death" law, in New
t HERE in Ann Arbor, the Rev.
Fr. Frank J. McPhillips of St.
Mary's Catholic Chapel de-
nounced so-called "mercy kill-
ings" as "murder."
He described the actions of
physicians in "mercy killings"
as the result of "confused
thinking" resulting from a lack
of regard for moral law.
A hasty poll of student opinion
indicated that students were gen-
erally sympathetic with Dr. San-
der's action.
* * *
ALTHOUGH they favored mer-
cy killing in certain cases, most
students believed that the actual
decision as to when a person
should die would often be ex-
tremely difficult, if not im-
possible, to make.
SL To Select
New Cabinet
Pre-election speculation on who
will run for Student Legislature
cabinet posts at its election meet-
ing today is scarce, according to
those in the know in SL circles.
The meeting will get under way
at 7:30 p.m. in the Union. Pres-
eht cabinet members feel that
several Legislators now on the
cabinet will remain there for the
next semester, one office higher,
but they aren't saying who.
President John Ryder, who was
unanimously elected last year af-
ter serving a term as vice-presi-
dent, said that this year due to
the -high caliber of some of the
new SL talent, newly-elected
Legislators would make the cabi-
net. Last year all those elected
were members who had served at
least one term previously on SL.
General feeling among possible
candidates was they would rather
be free to devote their time in
working for Student Legislature
as members rather than cabinet

Election procedure calls for a
nominating sneech and two see-

came to light amid an increasing
flurry of controversy in the new
Congress over what course the
United States should follow to-
wards China.
KOO ASKED in a formal mem-
orandum for military support, the
unfreezing of nearly $100,000,000
once earmarked for China and the
dispatch of military, political, and
economic advisers to help save
Formosa from conquest by the
Chinese Communists.
The answer may already have
been decided upon, at least in
part, at last week's meeting of
President Truman with the Na-
tional Security Council.-\
This was followed by authori-
tative reports that Mr. Truman
ruled out the idea of direct mili-
tary assistance. The Administra-
tion stand on economic aid and
the dispatch of advisers has not
been spelled out.
help was revealed only after Sen-
ator Knowland (R-Calif.) prodd-
ed the state department. Last
Friday, Dec. 30, Michael J. M'c-
Dermott, department press offi-
cer, said he knew of no such for-
mal request.
Monday Knowland said the
request was made about Dec. 23
and "if Mr. McDermott is not
himself fully informed."
fully advised, he should get
SOME MEMBERS of Congress
advised caution in aiding the de-
fense of Formosa, lest it lead to
a world war. But others urged that
the United States act quickly to
save the island, as proposed by
Former President Hoover and
Senator Taft (R-Ohio).
Uranium Value
-. ot Yet Known
Extensive exploration will be
necessary to determine the value
Df the uranium discovered in Mich-
igan's Upper Peninsula according
to Frank G. Purdee, state mining
engineer, as quoted in a Detroit
The first discovery of uranium
in Michigan was made last August
and announced on December 30.
The deposit is located about five
miles south of the Lake Superior
shoreline near the Baraga-Mar-
quette county line.
The locations of twelve other
possible deposits have not yet been
The discovery was announced by
the Jones and Laughlin Ore Com-
pany which has applied to the
state for authority to explore
state-owned lands in the area un-
der rules established by the Con-
servation Commission. '

Bid Beats Out
Minnesota 'U'
By 18-4 Vote
1,000 Delegates
To Meet Aug. 24
The University has been selected
as the site of the National Stu-
dent Association Congress to be
held Aug. 24 to Sept. 1.
More than 1,000 students, ad-
ministrators and faculty members
representing 310 NSA member
schools across the nation, will con-
vene for the eight-day Congress
at the University, whose bid easily
won over that of the University
of Minnesota, 18-4.
4'* * *
THEME OF THE Congress will
be "The Role of the Student in
the Educational Community."
The final decision was made
at the NSA National Executive
Council, which met over the
Christmas vacation at the As-
sociation headquarters in Madi-
son, Wis. The bid was made by
Student Legislators Tom Walsh,
'51L and Dorianne Zipperstein,
The original proposal, made by
the NSA committee and Student
Legislature here, was accepted by
University President Alexander G.
Ruthven and Dean of Students
Erich A. Walter.
* , * *
University and approved by the
NEC call for plenary sessions to be
held at Rackham Lecture Hall,
with smaller group meetings In
Angell Hall and the Union.
Delegates will be housed and
fed in the West Quad. The Stu-
dent Publications Building will
be made available for a public
relations crew and the secretar-
The Congress will be divided into
four commissions: (1) Student Af-
fairs, including student govern-
ment and rights; (2) Educational
affairs; human relations and leg-
islation; (3) International affairs:
economic welfare and exchanges
of information and persons; and
(4) Organizational affairs: struc-
ture of NSA both in regional areas
and campuses and NSA's organiza-
tion in relation to other national
* * *
student community to be discussed
and studied are: discrimination in
campus groups, federal aid to
higher education and scholarships
and student rights, according to
NSA President Robert A. Kelly.
All delegates attending the
Congress for the first time will
receive background material to
acquaint them with previous
work by NSA.
The 1950 Congress will probab-
ly attract even more attention
throughout the country than the
Congress held last summer, ac-
cording to NSA national officers.

NEW MEN'S DORM-Shown in an architect's sketch is the new men's residence hall to be constructed here by the University. It will
house 1,150 students. Construction will begin as soon as weather permits, according to University officials, who hope to have the dormi-
tory completed by September, 1951. The cost of building, furnishings and site is expected to total $5,000,000, and will be financed through

the sale of self-liquidating bonds. Andrew Morrison of Detroit is the architect. Bryant, Detwiler & Co.
construction contract.
* * * * * * * *

of Detroit was low bidder on the
* * *

W ork To Begn Soon on New Dorm

(Daily City Editor)
As soon as Ann Arbor weather1
gets back to "normal," construc-j
tion work will start on the long-
planned $5,000,000 men's residence
Contract for construction of the:
eight-story structure was signed'
by University officials last week
with a Detroit building company.

UNIVERSITY Vice-President
Robert P. Briggs said yesterday
that builders were only waiting
for the rains to stop before begin-,
ning actual construction work.
Wreckers have been clearing the
site across from the Law Club on
State street since early last fall.
Some 500 men students will be
able to move into the west sec-

Williams To Seek Funds
TO' Build New 'U' Clinic

Citing "a real and pressing need"
for more medical doctors in the
state, Governor G. Mennen Wil-
liams said yesterday that he would
ask the March 15 special Legisla-
tive session to appropriate money
Ruthven Cites
Fioght to Save
U Reputation
The University has listed a con-
tinued battle to safeguard the
high teaching standards which
have brought it international re-
nown as its number one objective
during 1950, according to Presi-
dent Alexander G. Ruthven.
The University's request for
$13,870,000 from the state to help
finance operations for the 1950-51
year includes funds to add 98 full-
time members to the faculty, Dr.
Ruthven said early last week.
"If we are able to do this, it
will mean that we can cut the
ratio of teachers to students down
to 1 to 15," he pointed out.
* * *
"THIS RATIO shot up to an
alarming 1 to.18 in the emer-
gency period right after the war
and we have been seking addi-
tional funds each year to in-
crease the faculty so as ultimately
to cut the ratio down to one
teacher for each 13 students."
The increase in the size of
the faculty becomes even more
important, Ruthven asserted,
since enrollment for 1950-51 is
expected to remain at about the
present figures.
This wouldsmean approxi-
mately 24,000 students a semester
-21,000 students on the campus
and 3,000 at five Extension Ser-
vice centers.
* * *

for an out-patient clinic at the
In addition, Williams told the
Associated Press that he will seek
funds for construction of a medi-
cal science building at. Wayne
University and a veterinary sci-
ence building at Michigan State
UNIVERSITY officials have ask-
ed for $2,800,000 for the out-pa-
tient clinic which would permit the
University to accept about 200 new
medical students a year compared
with the pre-war normal of 125.
The 1949 Legislature voted
$100,000 for preparation of plans
for the clinic, which will be de-
signed to house both clinical and,
teaching facilities. , .
* * * . .
HERE IN Ann Arbor, University
President Alexander G. Ruthven
said, "We are pleased to know of
aovernor Williams' endorsement of
the out-patient clinic at the Uni-
versity medical center."
"Since the Legislature appro-
priated $100,000 last June for
the development of plans, we
have been making progress and
we will be ready to move for-
ward rapidly as soon as a final
construction appropriation is
President Ruthven pointed out
that University committees and
the firms of Giffels and Vallet,
Inc., and Skidmore, Owings and
Merrill, associated architects and
engineers, have been working out
the details-

tion of the new building by next
September, according to tenta-
tive plans outlined by Briggs.
The entire structure, which will
house' 1,150 men will probably be
completed by September, 1951.
THE BOARD OF Regents gave
the go-ahead sign for construction
of the dormitory the day after va-
cation began last month when they
approved the borrowing of $9,000,-
000 by issuing self liquidating
Five million dollars of this will
go for the new building and the
balance will be used to retire debts
connected with previous residence
hall construction.
The new dormitory, to be built
with a brick exterior which is "in
keeping with adjacent buildings,"
will be divided into seven houses,
UMW Stages
CHICAGO - (P) - About 16,000
United Mine Workers struck yes-
terday in Illinois and an opera-
tors' spokesman suggested John L.
Lewis "is trying to harass us."
The walkout shut down 48 big
mines. It threatened to cut still
further coal piles which Chicago
coal merchants said already had
dwindled to the serious point.
Hugh White, Mnois UMW pres-
ident who described the miners'
walkout as "entirely voluntary,"
ordered them to return to work
next Monday. His order followed
a conference with Lewis.
Lewis, the union's international
president, was visiting his ailing
mother in Springfield, but declined
to comment on the strike. White
said he didn't order the miners
But at Benton, in the heart of
the Southern Illinois coalfields, one
UMW member said the strike call
went out upon orders received
from the area UMW office in West

three in the east section and four
in the west.
* * *
ABOVE THE third floor, the
building will have a long central
section with wings projecting out
on both sides of the building.
The first two floors will con-
tain four dining rooms, a kitchen
and lounge space as well as
rooms for students.
From architects drawings of the
building, it appears that the new
men's dormitory will be built along
the same general lines as the re-
cently completed women's resi-
dence hall.
THE TWO MAIN entrances to
the dormitory will be off Madison
St. with a service entrance off
Monroe St.
On the ground floor of the struc-
ture will be a new innovation in
the dormitory system, a room to
serve sandwiches and soft drinks.
In obtaining the ground for the
building, University officials had
to go through legal action against
owners of part of the site who re-
fused to accept the University's
original offer for the land.
Order Closing
Of Consulates
United States ordered Hungarian
consulates in New York and
Cleveland to be closed because of
Communist Hungary's treatment
of two jailed Americans.
A sharp note charging gross
violation of the 1926 Hungarian-
American commercial and con-
sular treaty gave the two estab-1
lishments until midnight January
15 to shut down.
The brusque action forecase a
tougher attitude toward other
Soviet bloc states where Ameri-
cans have been jailed as "spies"
or have dropped from sight.
Poland and Czechoslovakia al-
ready have been warned that
positive measures are under con-
sideration to reinforce repeated
official protests.

Will Address
New Session
Of Congress
House, Senate
By The Associated Press
President Truman will Aivr
his annual "State of the Union"
message at noon today, before a
joint-session of a Congress clam-
oring for curbs on red-ink spend-
A number of Republicans and
Democrats in the newly-convened
second session of the 81st Congress
joined in the cry for a tighter rein
on federal expenditures.
Martin of Massachusetts announc-
ed the creation of a special GOP
"price tag committee" to keep a
public watch on President Tru-
man's Fair Deal spending,.
Chairman Doughton (D-N.C.)
of the tax-writing House ways
and means committee told news-
"The people are clamoring for
economy in government and tax
IN GENERAL terms, President
Truman is expected to touch on
both those issues in his address
Administration lieutenants in-'
dicated yesterday that the Presi-
dent will speak with high opti-
mism of prospects for expanding
In this vein, House Speaker Ray-
burn (D-Tex.) told newsmen after
a preview of the President's mes-
sage during a White House con-
ference yesterday:
* * *
"IT LOOKS like the country is
in pretty good shape-I never saw
it in better shape."
The Democrats took a stronger
hold on the Senate finance
committee yesterday in a move
which stirred Republican pro-
The Senate Democratic steering
committee agreed to give Senator
Myers (D-Pa.) a seat on the
finance committee and to drop a
Republican member.
* * *
THE ACTION increases the
Democratic strength to eight mem-
bers and cuts the Republicans to
five. Last year the ratio was 7 to 6.
Senate Republicans, mean-
while, voted to join with their
House colleagues in drafting a
restatement of party principles.
They agreed that the Republi-
can lawmakers who draft the re-
statement should confer with rep-
resentatives of the GOP national
committee and "other interested
Senator Millikin of Colorado
said the proposal was adopted by
a voice ballot at a conference of
35 of the 42 Republican senators.
He told reporters he heard "may-
be a couple of dissents-not more
than three or four."
World News
By The Associated Press

Maragon, who used to associate
with people in the White House,
was indicted yesterday on four
charges of lying about his finan-
cial and business affairs.
A federal grand jury acdused
him of committing perjury at a
Senate investigation last sum-
* * *
NEW YORK-Lafayette Col-
lege's Board of Trustees yester-
day turned down $140,060-
because there was a "no Jews,
no Catholics" string attached.
The money was willed to the
Easton, Pa., college by Freder-
ick F. .Dumont, a Lafayette
alumnus and veteran in the
U.S. consular service.
* * *
HONG KONG-The Skipper

Rainstorms, Cancelled
Flights Meet Returners

Plagued by driving rainstorms,
cancelled air flights and hang-
overs from holiday sprees, 20,000-
odd students flooded Ann Arbor
town all day yesterday and Mon-
day night, ready to dig in for pre-
exam skirmishes.
Taxicab fleets lined the New
York Central railroad station
from dawn to dusk, hustling tra-,
vel-weary students to their Uni-
versity homes with machine-like
* * *
FOG AND heavy traffic com-
bined to delay incoming student
trains from the east; nearly all

early yesterday, a local travel ser-
vice reported.
* * *
TOWARDS DUSK, however,
the Willow Run Airport, which
had closed its hangers until about
2 p.m., reported conditions there
were "quite good," and that
landing lights would soon be
turned on.
One airminded student group
was apparently harder hit than
most others, a bedraggled coed
member moaned yesterday.
She said most of her party,
marooned in Buffalo after sweat-
ing out half the trip from New
York's LaGuardia Field. had to

Jeserich Named To Head Dental School
* * * N_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Dr. Paul J. Jeserich, '14, will be-
come dean of the dental school
July 1, when the present dean,F
Dr. Russell W. Bunting, will begin
his retirement furlough, President
Alexander G. Ruthven has an-
Director of the W. K. Kellogg

"The faculty of the dental
school, executives of the Uni-
versity and members of the'
Board of Regents are agreed
that Dr. Jeserich will keep the
School of Dentistry in the pre-
eminent position which it has
long occupied," President Ruth-

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