University enrollment for the fast-
approaching spring semester is expected to
drop by about 1,000 students from its fall
term total of 24,000, according to Robert L.
Williams, assistant to the provost.
FEBRUARY GRADUATIONS plus with-
drawals during the first semester generally
exceed the number of students who enter in
mid-year, University officials explained.
From 1,000 to 1,200 new students will
enroll in the University for the spring
semester, Williams said. In addition, be-
tween 600 and 800 former students who were
not enrolled for the fall term will register
for spring term classes.
Slightly more than half of the new students
will be undergraduates. Nearly a third of the
entering undergraduates will be women, ac-
cording to Ivan W. Parker, director of orien-
SPRING TERM orientation will begin bright
and early Feb. 6 when new undergraduates
assemble in Waterman Gymnasium to meet
their orientation group leaders and hear wel-
coming addresses by Dean of Students Erich
A. Walter and Assistant Dean of Women Mary
Special programs during orientation week
will acquaint new students with the Uni-
versity's facilities and activities. A "Fun
Frolic" dance on Feb. 8 at the Union will
prob'e orientation week entertainment for
both old and new students, Parker said.
Old students will drift back to Ann Arbor
in spurts during the week of Feb. 6. Registra-
tion is' scheduled to run from Feb. 8-11, but
most students will have to return the day
before they register to secure approval of elec-
tions and take care of other academic details.
I Between Terms:
There will be a wide variety of campus
activity between semesters.
*. * *
Mrs. Roosevelt .--
CAPPING the Oratorical Association lec-
ture series will be Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's
talk at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hill Audi-
Mrs. Roosevelt, U.S. delegate to the United
Nations and chairman of the UN Commis-
sion on Human Rights, will discuss "The
Citizen's Responsibility to the United Na-
Through newspaper and magazine articles,
platform and radio talks, and untiring public
service, her ideas have reached a world-wide
Tickets for her talk, last in the current lec-
ture series, are available now by mail order,
or may be purchased from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at
the Hill Auditorium box office.
Nluaziine . . .
THE "FOUR OUT OF FIVE" myth may be
broken once and for all when "Campus," new
pictorial magazine, makes its debut Feb. 8
Defying widespread allegations that he
has taken on an impossible job, Editor Al
Forman, '50, intends to- back up his belief
in the pulchritude of Michigan womanhood
by publishing pictures of University coeds
chosen at random.
Student profiles of Mack Suprunowicz, bas-
ketball star, and Margaret Pell, speech stu-
dent, will be among the "human interest"
stories in which "Campus" intends
ize, Forman said.
FOR ITS CANINE READERS, "Campus"
will publish a story on the human quirks of
The 24-page bi-weekly magazine will cost
20 cents a copy. Subscriptions will be $3 a year
and $1.75 a semester, Forman explained.
Plop . ..
BETWEEN-SEMESTER ACTIVITY will be
climaxed by J-Hop, one of America's biggest
college dances, on Feb. 10 and 11 at the Intra-
Ticket sales will be reopened for a final
day and a half, today and tomorrow ac-
cording to Ned Hess, chairman of the 1951
* * *
SALES will take place from nine a.m. to
4:30 p.m. today and from nine a.m. to noon
tomorrow in the Administration Building.
A few tickets are left for both nights, ae-
cording to committee members.
The 1951 Hop, featuring Duke Ellington and
Louis Prima, will be held from 9:30 p.m. to
2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11 in
the Intramural Building, The theme, "Deep
in the Blues," will be an underwatgr scene.
FOLLOWING DANCING each night, break-
fast will be served between 2 and 4 a.m. in the
League and various fraternity houses. Women
will enjoy 4 a.m. permission on both Feb. 11
t With many groups attending J-Hop in a
body on one night, a series of informal
parties will keep fun-minded students en-
tertained on the "off" night of the big
After recuperating on Sunday from the
effects of the week-end festivities, students
will attend spring semester classes for the first
time on Feb. 13.
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CLOUDY AND COLD
VOL. LX, No. 85 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1950
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Snub Plea of
Back to Work
Again in Walkout
PITTSBURGH -() - Thous -
ands of jeering coal miners yes-
terday rejec'ted demands they go
back to work.
The action in West Virginia and
Pennsylvania came on the heels
of new violence in the seven-state
walkout of 90,000 United Mine
WILLIAM HYNES, president of
UMW district 4, was booed at a
mass meeting in southwestern
Pennsylvania. He was escorted to
his car by several friends.
There was only one sign of a
break in the strike which John
L. Lewis has suggested be ended.
In the Pittsburgh area (Dis-
trict 5) UMW officials reported
sutccs in persuading represen-
tatives of about 10,000 miners
to obey Lewis.
Hynes, speaking to more than
1,000 diggers at Brownsville, Pa.,
asked the miners to go back to
work. Wild confusion reigned.
District No. 4 has about 20,000
* * *
P1OSSIBILITY that some 12,000
miners in northern West Virginia
will continue their walkout came
from a meeting at Monongah, W.
Va. About 1,500 miners rejected
vociferously, but without a vote, a
movement to return to work.
The Pittsburgh Chamber of
Commerce wired President Tru-
man asking he act to get the
miners back to work on a five-
day week. The chamber said an
emergency exists in the steel
city because of lowered coal
The President declared, mean-
while, that he had nothing to do
'with Robert Denham's injunc-
tion suit against John L. Lewis-
and that he himself will step into
the coal situation when it becomes
BUT HE asserted, as he has on
several previous occasions, that
there is no national emergency
now requiring presidential inter-
Thus he replied to an insistent
clamor from Congress members
and others wh insist that the
mid-winter coal shortages caused
' by Lewis' three-day week and the
intermittent strikes in the coal
fields constitute an emergency.
The J-Hop extra, special edi-
tion of The Daily printed in
tabloid form, will be on sale
Feb. 13, with profits going to
the March of Dimes.
°The 'extra ,will contain pc
pures and names of the couples
attending the Feb. 11 and 12
affair. There will be special
features and stories, parodying
theusual Daily news treatment.
It will be sold on campus by
members of the 'M' Club. Stu-
lents will receive copies in ex-
hange for contributions to the
olio fund raising drive.
"Hollywood apparently doesn't care how empty the mind is, if
the sweater is full," John Mason Brown said last night at Hill Audi-
torium in a University Oratorical Association lecture.
European films, he went on, say to their audiences, "This could
happen to you," but American movies say "This has never happened
* * *
THOUGH THE TITLE of Brown's talk was "Broadway in Re-
view," this did not limit him in the least.
He ranged all the way from Sigmund Engel - "one who
confused marriage and trigonometry" - through books and
movies, as well as plays, "to a declaration of faith in American
civilization - "We have survived not only the atom bomb, but
the Kinsey Report."
However the main part of his
* * * 4
By ROMA LIPSKY
"The 'New Yorker' was wonder-
ful; they took just the right
stand," John Mason Brown, critic,
authbr, and editor declared, com-
menting on the recent fued be-
tween the magazine and Grand
Central Station concerning com-
mercials broadcast in the station.
Interviewed backstage at Hill
Auditorium last night, Brown said
that the blaring waiting room
radio was "as disturbing as a hos-
tess on an airplane who offers you
coffee at just the moment when
you're falling asleep."
* * *
HE APPLAUDED the "New
Yorker's" victory in bringing
Grand Central officials to halt the
Brown deplored the fact that
there are not more off-broadway
"From the college and the ex-
perimental drama groups comes
impetus for the major develop-
ments on the American stage," he
S i.* * *
"ON BROADWAY today there
are either tremendous hits or tre-
mendous flops;. we do not have
enough of a middle ground."
Commenting on the short run
of "Twelfth Night," which had
received enthusiastic approval
when first presented during the
Ann Arbor Drama Festival last
spring, Brown said:
"The production was admirable
and the cast excellent; the person
to be damned here was William
Shakespeare for writing a bad
By The Associated Press
The Alger Hiss perjury trial
neared an end yesterday as De-
fense lawyer Claude B. Cross in
his summation declared that
Whittaker Chambers, Hiss' ac-
cuser was a liar and Henry Jul-
ian Wadleigh "the real thief" of
state department documents.
Cross contended that:
devoted to comment on
York theatrical scene.
* * *
BROWN, who is a dramatic
critic and an associate editor of
the Saturday Review of Litera-
ture, had high praise for Alumni
Split Over Recall
Of U.S. Minister
break in diplomatic relations be-
tween the United States and Bul-
garia was reported last night as
imminent following a Bulgarian
demand for recall of the U.S.
The State Department would
not explain what reasons the Bul-
garians cited for wanting Donald
R. Heath, the U.S. Minister to
Sofia out of their country.
* * *
MEANWHILE it was learned
that the two countries are likely
to sever diplomatic relations,
A department spokesman said
last night the demand for
Heath's recall "Was .made in a
note sent by the Bulgarian gov-
ernment through its charge
d'affaires, Dr. Peter Voutov.
The Department withheld de-
tails of the note pending prepara-
tion of a reply. It was understood,
however, that the Bulgarians said
that Heath was persona non grata
* * *
THERE have been previous ex-
changes of notes in connection
with Heath, a career diplomat
who is a native of Topeka, Kansas.
On Dec. 19, Bulgaria objected
to the "very strong language"
in an American protest over the
mention of Heath's name during
the treason trial of Traicho
Iman Administiraition suffered a
stinging foreign policy defeat yes-
terday when the House refused
to grant further economic aid to
By a two-vote margin the House
rejected the Administration's re-
quest for $60,000,000 to help bol-
ster the little Republic's economy
during the next six months.
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MIDWEST FLOODWATERS-Scenes like this one in a section of Mt. Carmel, Ill., inundated by the
Wabash River, may be on the way out, according to hopeful reports yesterday from critical midwest
flood points. Above Mt. Carmel on the Wabash at Vincennes, Ind., the Associated Press says the
town's inhabitants have written off the flood threat, following the river's drop from a position
within five inches of the city's flood wall. At Cairo, Ill., a crest of 55.5 feet was expected last night,
appreciably under the 57 feet which Army Engineers said would force them to flood the Birds Point-
New Madrid Spillway. This would inundate the 11omes of 12,000 inhabitants but save more populous
JOHN MASON BROWN
. . . spoke last night
* * *
Arthur Miller's "Death of a Sales-
man." He called it one of the most
distinguished endeavors at trag-
edy he had even seen.
"It is so audience-including.
Its emotional parentheses are so
far spread that no man over 50
can see it and not feel he is part
of it," he declared.
It describes, he said, of what is
bound to happen to anyone if he
lives long enough.
"The villain is no Cassius, no
Iago, but the calendar."
* * *
SWITCHING to a different type
of theatre, Brown also touched
on the subject of Mae West.
Though he declared her current
vehicle "Diamond Lil" is on the
cultural level of a trip to China
town, "it was worth going to just
to see her."
BOSTON - (R) - The Federal
Bureau of Investigation said last
night that it knows the serial
numbers of almost one-tenth of
the million dollars cash grabbed
here by nine masked gunmen
E. Denfeld, deposed Navy chief
and storm center in the armed,
services unification controversy,
announced his retirement yester-
D 4 4 *l
DETROIT - (A) -Malcolm W.
Toward Hydrogen Bomb
WASHINGTON -- (P) - Secre-
tary of State Acheson announced
last night the United States is
prepared to support a move in the
United Nations to end the three-
year-old diplomatic boycott of
In addition Acheson said this
government is "quite prepared to
acquiesce in the extension of cred-
its to Spain covering specific and
economically justifiable projects"
in which there is "a reasonable
prospect of repayment."
THE SECRETARY disclosed this
major shift of American policy
in a letter to Chairman Connally
(D-Tex.) of the Senate Foreign
Connally and many other sen-
ators have made repeated de-
mands that this country resume
diplomatic and trade relations
with Madrid which were broken
off in 1946 in keeping with a
resolution adopted by the Unit-
ed Nations General Assembly,.
This was done because the Fran-
co government was deemed a
fascist dictatorship which had
come to power with the aid of
Hitler and Mussolini.
Since that time the United
States has been represented in
Madrid only by a charge d'af-
SECRETARY Acheson declared
the U.S. now is ready to vote for
a resolution in the UN Assembly
"which will leave members free
to send an ambassador or minis-
ter to Spain if they choose."
Acheson's letter stressed hoW-
ever that the decision to aban-
don the 1946 policy "would in no
sense signify approval of the
regime in Spain."
"It would merely indicate," he
said, "our desire in the interests
of orderly international Inter-
course, to return to normal prac-
tice in exchanging diplomatic rep-
* * *
ONE MAJOR reason for the d
cision, Acheson said, was t
"public bewilderment" in t
country over the practice of send-
ing Ambassadors to Soviet bloc
nations while refusing to appoint
an Ambassador to Spain.
Juniors and seniors in the lit-
ing opinion in the Truman ad-
mtinistration yesterday was re-
ported favorable to production of
the hydrogen superbomb on
Lif tedFeb 2
University automobile regula-
tions will be lifted between semes-
ters for all students at 5 p.m.,
Feb. 2 and will go back into effect
at 8 a.m. Feb. 13
No exceptions to the regulation
will be made for individuals who
complete their final examinations
before Feb. 2, according to John
Gwin of the Office of Student
hot debate preceding the Bingay, Detroit Free Press edi-
critics of the Administration torial director, remained in "very
that granting the funds: critical" condition last night
would be throwing money down
Republican critics of the Ad-
ministration's Far Eastern policy
mustered enough support from the
Democratic side to defeat the mea-
sure on a roll call vote of 193 to
With this issue The Daily
suspends publication for the
duration of the examination
and recess periods. The first
issue of the Spring semester
will appear Feb. 14.
which experimental work is al-
ready being pushed.
President Truman himself left
wide open the possibility that he
may eventually order production
of the weapon which some esti-
mates say would be 1,000 times
more powerful than present A-
* * *
THE CHIEF Executive did this
at his news conference by refus-
ing to comment on a direct ques-
tion whether production of the
hydrogen bomb is being consid-
ered by him. This contrasted with
the specific answers he gave to a
number of other inquiries on
out on Atomic
Talks in UN
LAKE SUCCESS-()P)-New So-
viet walkout-strikes broke up se-
cret atomic talks in the United
Nations yesterday and cut Off
Russian dealings with the Western
powers and Nationalist China in
Washington, New York and Ge-
The Soviet boycotts on diplo-
matic parley fronts over the world
were carried out in the continuing
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THIRD HIKE IN THREE YEARS:
'U' Students To Pay Higher
By JIM BROWN
Michigan students, facing the
third tuition increase in three
years, will be paying 36 percent
more than they did in 1939 when
they register for classes next se-
parable institutions throughout
the nation. At the University of
Illinois, for example, instate
students are paying $58 and out-
state students $98.
At Minnesota, instate students
sities and colleges provides an
At the. University of Illinois,
for example, state appropria-
tions for the current fiscal year
totaled $26,135,811, while the
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severe setback which could ser-
iously affect the University's pro-
"In submitting the Univer-
sity's requests to the Legisla-
ture only the most urgent needs
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