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VOL. LX., No. 81 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 1950

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Suprunowicz' 13
High for Losers
(Special to The Daily)
MADISON-Michigan's basket-
ball team fell right in line with
three other Western Conference
quintets playing away from home
last night when it succumbed to
Wisconsin's Badgers before a par-
tisan throng of 13,000 persons
here.
The score was 53 to 41.
* * *
IT WAS THE first Michigan
defeat in three league starts, top-
pling the Wolverines from first
BOX SCORE ON PAGE 3
place and leaving them in a three
way deadlock for second with
Wisconsin and Northwestern.
Don Rehfeldt, center and act-
ing captain of the Badgers, dem-
onstrated his most brilliant
brand of play to lead the scor-
ing with 21 points.
He was held to only one point
during, the initial ten minutes of
play when Michigan threw up a
tight zone defense around him.
He reverted to expert playmak-
ing, setting up numerous Wiscon-
sin scoring plays, and when the
other Badgers, paced by forward
Ab Nicholas, began pouring in
baskets over the top of the zone,
the Wolverines abandoned it,
leaving Rehfeldt free in scoring
position.
* * * '
MICHIGAN sharpshooting was
at its worst. The losers cashed
only 16 of 68 field goal attempts
r, for a frigid percentage of .205,
while the Badgers were hitting
at a .344 clip. Mack Suprunowicz
led his team with 13 counters.
The winners built up an early
lead which they never relin-
quished. They led, 28-16 at
halftime.
Michigan took more shots but
they were mostly of the long, des-
perate variety, while the Badgers
were capitalizing on openings in
their opponents' defense at closet
range to the basket.
THE FIERY rebounding which
marked the Wolverines' victories
was totally absent as Wisconsin
held control under both back-
boards. Michigan's play appeared
loggy against the smooth, sharp
Badger style.
In the second half the losers
failed to close the gap tighter
than nine points.
Michigan plays Ohio State at
Columbus tomorrow night.
THE BUCKEYES currently top
the Conference as a result of their
61-51 triumph over previously un-
beaten Northwestern last night.
They routed defending champion
Illinois, 83-62, in 'their only other
loop contest.
Biggest Ohio threat is 6 ft. 5
in. Dick Schnittker, a forward,
who is averaging 25 points per
game so far this season. If the
Wolverines have no more luck
with him than they encountered
against Rehfeldt they will return
to Ann Arbor with a .500 record.
MICHIGAN is faced with the
necessity of winning at Ohio to
remain in the race for Big Ten
honors. The Buckeyes, however,

are always tough on the home
floor, as evidenced by the crush-
ing defeat absorbed there by the
Wolverines last year.
Students Get
Phoenix Posts
Four students, not listed in yes-
terday's Daily, were named to the

STUDENTS IN DANGER:
Rooming House

Fire

Peril

Cited

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of a series of articles on fire pre-
cautions in local student boarding houses.)
By DAVIS CRIPPEN
Many students are living in rooming houses which have sub-
standard fire precautions without even knowing it.
The place I live in is a good example.
If fire strikes this house, I have a very good chance of getting
burned alive or smothered by flames, or badly injured before I can get
down from my third floor room..
* * * *
THERE IS NO FIRE ESCAPE from the third floor, even though
state law requires it for a boarding house of this type. A ladder going
from the front third floor room to the roof of the porch is the only
way out, aside from the stairs.
From the porch roof to the ground, some 20 feet, there is no lad-
der. Evidently we roomers are supposed to be gymnasts enough to
jump down without injuring ourselves.
But the saddest feature of this example is that it is not an
isolated case, but is typical of many - too many - buildings
where students live.
In fact, my landlady stoutly maintains that her house is above
the campus average as far as fire precautions go.
If you look, you can walk into almost any student rooming

house and pick out features of the 1
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Five Killed as
Buses Collide t
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Near Gaylordb
GAYLORD, Mich. -(P)- A bus
collision in a howling blizzard yes-
terday killed five persons and in- c
jured a score of others. i
A chartered bus returning 20 h
members of the Michigan Tech l
g
hockey squad from East Lansing
to Houghton, Mich., crashed head-
on with a southbound GreyhoundS
passenger bus. The dead includ-T
ed Richard Loutit, the student s
manager, and Robert Getgen, a a
member of the team, t
THE ACCIDENT occurred ats
10:15 a.m. (EST), on U.S. Route
27 seven miles north of here. Allo
available ambulances and state
police cars were rushed to thef
scene from here and neighboring
cities, a
Drivers of both buses appar- t
ently were blinded by wind-driv- t
en snow at an "S" curve. The is
impact ripped the metal plating
off the left sides of both vehicles. g
The Michigan Tech hockey a
squad was returning from East a
Lansing where it had won a two- f
game series from Michigan State h
College.
* * *
a
THE NORTH-BOUND bus car-C
rying the team encountered ex-
tremely low visibility just befored
the crash, witnesses said. A snowE
plow had just passed and sent up t
clouds of powdery snow. At the tr
same time the falling snow was
whirled about by a gale-force wind. .
The Greyhound bus apparently s
had swerved to avoid hitting a car'r
parked at a curve and the driver v
failed to see the oncoming bus
carrying the hockey team. in

building which could turn it into
death trap.
* * *
BOTH UNIVERSITY and city
fficials concerned with the sit-
ation realize that far too many
ocal rooming houses have not met
he fire precaution standards set
by the state.
But they are hampered by
a lack of money and manpower
to carry out an inspection pro-
gram to correct the situation.
What a thorough fire inspection
an do was shown clearly when
inspectors came to my rooming
ouse recently.
The house has been sold to a
group who asked both the Univer-
See COLLEGE ROUNDUP, Page 6
ity and the city to inspect and
pprove it before purchase went
hrough.
C. S. WOOD, Ann Arbor's as-
siastant building inspector went
ver the house thoroughly. He
ordered:
1. Installation of a fire escape
rom the third floor.
2. Encasement of rear stair
areas in plaster and the installa-
ion of a fire door at the head of
he stairs to the third floor. This
s to cut to an absolute minimum
he help the stair-wells would
give a fire.
3. Covering of the furnace room
nd basement hall with lathing
and one half inch of plaster to
urnish protection against the
heat of the furnace starting a fire.
BUT THIS HOUSE has far from
complete set of fire weak points.
City Fire Chief Ben Zahn, in a
alk with me, listed a few other
danger spots that this structure
eems happily to lack, but that
oo many other Ann Arbor room-
ing houses have in abundance.
For example, the electrical wir-
ig seems to have passed the in-
pection but Chief Zahn assured
me that circuit over-loading is
very common in rooming houses.
(Tuesday: What can be done to
improve fire precautions?)

Governor s
Post Sought
By Byrnes
Throws Hat in
S. Carolina Ring
SPARTANBURG, S.C., -W) -
Former Secretary of State James
F. Byrnes announced last night
he would be a candidate for the
Democratic nomination for gover-
nor of South Carolina this year.
Byrnes, once known as "assist-
ant president" to Franklin D.
Roosevelt, has served in both
houses of Congress.
HIS STATEMENT said:
"I will be a candidate for gover-
nor. I will seek the nomination of
the Democratic party of South
Carolina.
"When I left the service of
the national government in 1947
I fully intended not to return
to actual participation in politi-
cal affairs. I adherred to this in-
tention until last spring when
the trend of political events
caused me to express my views
of policies affecting the state
and nation.
"During the last six months I
have been urged by, many people
in all walks of life in the state to
be a candidate for governor. The
people . of this state have been
good to me, and I have decided to
be a candidate, in the hope, if
elected, I can be of service to
them."
* * *
SIMULTANEOUSLY Byrnes re-
peated a previous assertion that
he would not be a candidate "for
president or vice, president on the
ticket of any party under any
circumstances."
The primary will be held July
11.
Byrnes is the fourth candidate
to announce for the Democratic
nomination, which is equivalent
to election in South Carolina.
Leiris Defied
As Supplies of
Coal Dwindle
By The Associated Press
A big bloc of striking United
Mine Workers yesterday defied
tradition and voted down John L.
Lewis' suggestion that they go
back to work tomorrow, as Michi-
gan coal supplies dwindled dan-
gerously.
Exact figures are not available,
but at least nine locals represent-
ing more than 11,000 bituminous
diggers balked at their union
leader's order to end a week-old
strike.
"Five days or nothing," their
spokesmen angrily declared.
* * *
INTERPRETATIONS of the
miners' action differed. A few ob-
servers close to the coal situation
regarded the move with some
suspicion.
But to the majority it is sim-
ply a months old rebellion in
their contract fight that finally
burst through the traditional
shell of miner silence.
Meanwhile, faced by prospects
of one of the winter's sharpest
cold waves, Michigan was reported
nearing the bottom of her coal
stockpiles.
Cities all over the southern half
of the state warned that a severe
cold snap might bring suffering

within a few days.
*, * *
FORECASTERS at the U.S.
weather bureau said such a snap
might be developing. The bureau
warned that "one of the worst
cold waves of the winter" was ex-
pected to hit Michigan Tuesday.
Unless the cold front veers be-
fore it reachesthe state, tempera-
tures may drop to near zero in

State Dept.
Recalls All
Personnel
Lawmakers Hit
Comnimunist Act
WASHINGTON -1')- In con-
tempt of American protests, the
Chinese Communists yesterday
swarmed in and took over the Uni-
ted States Consulate office in Pei-
ping.
American patience snapped.
The State Department immedi-
ately ordered all .its official per-
sonnel out of Red China. It re-
portedly acted with President Tru-
man's direct approval.
* * *
IT BLASTED at the Commun-
ists' latest anti-American move as
"a flagrant violation of our treaty
ights and of the most elementary
standards of international usage
and conduct."
Angry U.S. lawmakers denoun-
ced the invasion and seizure of
American property in the strong-
est terms. Republicans redoub-
led their criticism of theAd-
ministration's handling of Far
Eastern affairs.
Several said this latest insult
should rule out all possibility of
U.S. recognition of the Chinese
Communist regime.
* * *
SENATOR KNOWLAND (R-
Calif.), riled for months by the
State Department's handling of the
tense Far Eastern situation, de-
manded the resignation of all Ad-
ministration officials responsible
for American policy there.
He said he was thinking prin-
cipally of W. Walton Butter-
worth, assistant secretary of
state for Far Eastern affairs.
Knowland added, however:
"If the policies of the Far East-
ern division are approved by Sec-
retary of State Acheson, the shoe
fits him, too."
THE STATE DEPARTMENT
broke the news of the Peiping Con-
sulate seizure in a lengthy an-
nouncement, documented with the
copies of protests filed in advance
with Chinese Communist generals.
Orders for the seizure of some
French and Dutch property in Pei-
ping also were reported to have
been issued by the Communists.
West German
Rearmament

-Daily-Herb Harrington
EUROPE, HERE WE COME!--Getting ready to open the NSA Travel Bureau at Lane Hall tomor-
row to give out information on travel abroad this summer are Lee Winneg, Travel Bureau chair-
man, Mary Curtis, co-chairman of Student Religious Association's Summer Projects Committee,
and her assistant Ann Jackson. The Travel Bureau will be open 4 to 5 p.m. starting tomorrow and
continuing through the second semester.

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Hager Cites

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Trips A broad Outlined
By NSA Travel Bureau

'Favoritisnm'
In Petitions
By MARY STEIN
Charges of favoritism in pick-
ing Women's Judiciary Council
candidates were leveled yesterday
by Adele Hager, '51.
Miss Hager, vice-president of
Student Legislature and an SL ad-
visory member of the League In-
terviewing Committee for Judic
positions said that the committee
had asked women already peti-
tioning for other League jobs whe-
ther they would be interested in
serving on the women's court.

The NSA Travel Bureau will
open tomorrow for all students in-
terested in work, study and travel
abroad next summer.
The- Bureau, a project of Stu-
dent Legislature and set up as a
part of the Summer Projects Com-
mittee of Student Religious As-
sociation will be open from Jan.
World News
Roundup
ROME-Alcide De Gasperi, the

16 to 20 at Lane Hall and will open
again for the second semester Feb.
13.
HEADED BY Lee Winneg, '51,
the Travel Bureau will welcome
any student planning or hoping to
~o anywhere from Mexico to Yu-
goslavia this summer and will offer
information on more than 100
travel and study programs cover-
ing 35 nations.
One of the biggest assets to
the potential globe-trotter is the
Work, Study, Travel Abroad
booklet put out by the National
Student Association. Copies will
be available at the Bureau for
25 cents each.
General information will be
available on the travel programs,
as well as inside dope on air and
sea transportation, commercial

"They got only a handful of ap- leader of five Italian postwar gov-
plicants for the three Council posi- ernments, was trying last night

tions, so they approached othert
petitioners when they came to be
interviewed," she said.
* * *
MISS HAGER called the action
"unwise and unfair." "The com-
mittee should have re-opened pe-
titioning on a campus-wide scale
if it wanted more try-outs for the
jobs."
"The job of selecting members
of a group as powerful as the
Women's Judiciary can't be tak-
en lightly," she declared.
Patricia Reed, '50, chairman of
the 11-woman Interviewing Com-
mittee, admitted that her group
had asked League applicants whe-
ther they would like to serve in
"other positions." It's true that
Judiciary Council was the only
group that lacked enough candi-
dates, she said.
*' * *
MISS REED said she hoped
matters might be rectified after
the beginning of next semester.
How they might be "rectified"
would be decided by top League of-
ficials, she said.
(Official interviewing ended this
week, and all petitions were due
Jan. 6.)
Miss Reed added that this was
the first year she could remember
in which coeds failed to apply in
numbers for Judic positions. In
part, she blamed the lack of re-
sponse on the fact that the Lea-
gue activity award for sororities
was recently abolished.

tto form a sixth.
The 68-year-old chieftain of the
majority Christian Democrat par-
ty was asked by President Luigi
Einaudi yesterday to submit a list
of cabinet members for the new
government.
* * *
MADRID-Spain appealed to
"any country whatsoever" yes-
terday to ship her 500,000 tons
of grain to ease a wheat famine.
Besides the public appeal for
food grains, issued in the official
organ of the Spanish commerce
and industry ministry, it was
learned that Spain has ap-
proached Soviet Russia in a des-
perate attempt to bolster her
shortening food stocks.
WASHINGTON - Angus Ward.
former U.S. Consul General at
Mukden, said yesterday the Soviet
Union apparently has revived -
and expanded - the old Czarist
imperialist aims in China.
Russia's pre-Communist policy
in the Far East, he told a news
conference, included a "dream of
ice free ports and a hookup with
the economic resources of Man-
churia."
WASHINGTON - Reduction of
Army National Guard strength in
all states and territories except
Alaska was announced yesterday
by the Defense Department. The
cut involves 6,515 members of the
guard.

(non-student) ships, pass ports'
and visas, paying for travel ex- Talks Denie
penses by working and scholar-
ships.
* * * FRANKFURT, Germany, - (A)
THE GENERAL programs are - Secret talks on the rearmament
divided into three sections: work, of West Germany were reported

study and seminar, in which un-'
dergraduates and graduate stu-
dents can work in study groups,
help rebuild parts of Europe de-
stroyed in the war and study cul-
tural, political and social aspects
of foreign nations.
The NSA groups will provide
comprehensive tours of European
and other nations, including
everything from art centers to
music festivals.
The programs will last through-
out the summer, and will range
in approximate price from $300
to $800, the average cost being
$500. Initial expenses will go down
if the student works during part
of his tour.
* * *
OTHER NON-NSA groups' ex-
penses are slightly higher. One
such group will study Holy Year
activities in March and April in
Rome.
Many projects include study for
the summer sessions at any num-
ber of European universities.

1950'S 'LACE IT UP':
Union Opera Issues Call
For Male Chorus Girls

and denied yesterday.
At the same time a military as-
sistance pact between Eastern
Germany and Russia was reported
to have been signed. This, too, was
denied.
ALLIED AND German sources
said a group of former German
generals has submitted plans for
a West German army to the West
German government of Chancel-
lor Adenauer. The plan was said
to call for at least one infantry
division by June and an armored
corps by next year.
Paul Bourdin, Adenauer's of-
ficial spokesman, said "there is
not a shred of truth" in reports
that Adenauer had discussed
the plan with a group of former
German generals.
A newspaper's declaration that
Russia hasaconcluded a military
pact with Eastern Germany was
called a "complete fabrication" by
a spokesman for the East Ger-
man Communist government in
Berlin.
The Ruhr Nachrichten of Dort-
mund, in the British zone, said a
mutual friendship and defense
pact signed with Russia Dec. 17
guaranteed the defense of Eastern
Germany for three years in case
of war or civil war.
J-Hop Open Sales
Begin Tomorrow

Men who have long had a de-
sire to be a chorus girl will soon
get their big chance.
Union Opera, the traditional all-
male musical comedy, has begun
its big drive to recruit a cast for
"Lace It Up," the 1950 production
of the opera.
** *
MEN (AND MEN ONLY) who
are interested in principal roles,
the singing chorus or the dancing

E

York director William R. Hol-
brook will survey potential cast
members.
Holbrook will direct the pro-
ceedings of "Lace It Up." He is no
newcomer to the college show field,
having directed seven of Har-
vard's famed "Hasty Pudding"
shows, as well as one Princeton
Triangle revue.
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QUARTET VIOLINIST SAYS:
Youth, Modern Music Go Hated in Hand

By PHOEBE FELDMAN
Young people appreciate con-
temporary music more readily, ac-
on-.H +n to Jot f nisman. first

tion with chamber music, Roisman
felt that the term was about 10
years behind the times.
"Morea nA mnr neonle have

ten to it," he explained. "But
listen to chamber music as cham-
ber music-to be played by strings

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