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Latest Deadline in the State





VOL. LXI, No. 40






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Most Intra-
City Service
Not Affected
Over 200 Walk
Out In Ann Arbor
By The Associated Press
Telephone workers struck from
coast to coast yesterday in a work
stoppage which hampered long
distance service in every city in-r
cluding Ann Arbor.
In two separate wage disputes,
some 17,000 Western Electric Co.-
equipment workers walked out
across the nation and 16,000
Michigan Bell workers struck
See PICTURE, Page 6
throughout the state. All 33,000
strikers are members of the CIO
Communications W o r k e r s of
America and are seeking pay in-










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THE long-threatened walkout
did not cut into most dial and oth-
er intra-city service. And urgent
long-distance calls went through.
In Ann Arbor about 225 Mich-
igan Bell employes went on
strike at 6 a.m. The dispute took
110 workers off their jobs in
Ypsilanti. Small picket lines
were immediately formed before
the firm's office buildings in
both cities.
All attempts to make long dis-
tance calls or calls either to Ypsi-
lanti or Plymouth were met with
a tape recording which said: "If
you have an emergency call, please
dial 115."
LOCAL switchboards have been
able to handle all emergency calls
to date, according to W. K. Pryor,
Ann Arbor district commercial su-
And- throughout the state the
company said it was able to com-
plete most calls on the walkout's
first day. It was openly appre-
hensive, however, about service
if the strike continues.
Supervisory help was pinch-hit-
ting for the strikers.
IN THE national strike, "close
to 85 per cent" of the normal oper-
ating force was on the job, offi-
cials said.
The 16,009 striking employes
of Western Electric Co. left work
after the union rejected a com-
pany offer to increase wages
10 to 11% cents an hour.
Western Electric is a subsidiary
of the American Telephone and
Telegraph Co.
THE UNION announced it was
seeking a "substantial boost." Pre-
sent wages are reported to average
$1.55 to $1.62 an hour.
Union representatives in the
Michigan strike were also seeking
a "substantial" but unspecified pay
Federal and state mediators met
yesterday with company and un-
ion representatives in both strikes.
Patel Calls For
War Readiness
NEW DELHI, India-(P)-A call
to the Indian people to be pre-
pared to meet any challenge of
foreign aggression along the nor-
thern frontier was sounded yes-
terday by Deputy Prime Minister
Sardar Vallabhhai Patel.
He said in a public speech that

-Daily-Davis Crippen
POOL CARDS-Two campus "organizations" distribute cards such as these each weekend-one a pale
yellow and the other a blue-green-to students interested in betting on the major football games of
the week. Bettors may choose their own teams and get as much as 125 to 1 return on their invectment.
L* ocl* ' * * e -
Reveal Local Bookie Set-up

Move Taken
After Story
On Gambling
Crippen Receives
Anonymous Call
Ann Arbor police and the coun-
ty prosecutor's office began a joint
investigation of campus football
pools yesterday.
Their actiOn followed publica-
tion in yesterday's Daily of an
article which charged that the
pools, run by students, were flour-
ishing unchecked on the campus.
S* B
ASSISTANT County Prosecutor
Edward Devine and Sergeant Wal-
ter Krasny of the Ann Arbor Po-
lice conferred for an hour yester-
day afternoon with Davis Crippen,
Daily reporter, who wrote the
Earlier in the day, Crippen
had been the target of an
anonymous warning.
Calling on the phone, a person
who would only identify himself
as 'a friend" advised the reporter
to "lay off."
But the threat didn't seem to
bother Crippen. "It just sounds
like the guy has been going to too
many B pictures," he declared.
YESTERDAY'S article charged
that two different pools, run lo-
cally by students but backed by
national syndicates, were operat-
ing on the campus.
It went on to say that the take
of the pools was $1,500 to $2,000.
The story declared that the
two cards probably come from
St. Louis and Chicago.
Before yesterday's action, the
local authorities had apparently
been unaware of the situation.
Asked about the gambling be-
fore the article's publication, Capt.
Albert Heisel of the police de-
partment had said, "We don'ti
know anything about it."
Chinese Reds
Pour Across
Korea Border
SEOUL, Korea -(P)- A Mac-
Arthur briefing officer yesterday
said large numbers of Chinese
from Manchuria were pouring
across the frontier into North Ko-
rea but patrols today still made
no contact with the enemy.
An estimated 60,000 Chinese
Communists troops had joined the
60,000 North Korean Reds still op-
posing the U.N. troops in the frigid
mountainous northern part of the
Korean peninsula.
A U.S. Eighth Army spokesman
has estimated that behind this
striking force is an estimated 300,-
000 Chinese frontline troops along
the frontier in Manchuria.
Navy planes in one of their
biggest strikes of the war Thurs-
day pounded Yalu River points.
They struck at bridges across
which troops and supplies were
streaming from Communist Man-
ALL DAY other Allied planes
sought out enemy positions and
bombed and strafed them.,.But the
Chinese Reds, who learned stealthy
night travl when they were a
small force battling the airforce-
backed Chinese Nationalists, are
masters of concealment. Neither
v~ni,"lc ~nrr~l nn. n'"A4t i

Local and state stores jumped
the gun yesterday on the sale of
colored oleomargarine.
Despite a warning' from the
State Agriculture Department that
selling yellow oleo is still illegal,
reports have come from all over
the state of brisk, illegal sales in
both retail and wholesale outlets.
ALTHOUGH Michigan voters
overwhelmingly approved such
sales in Tuesday's elections, Clif-
ford H. Bracy, Assistant Chief of
the Agriculture Department's Bu-
U.S. Asks,
Switch In
UN Agenda
United States, Britain and France
last night asked the Security
Council to put the Chinese Com-
munist crisis in North Korea ahead
of all other business today and
completed a resolution demanding
that Red China withdraw its thou-
sands of troops from Korea.
The United States formally call-
ed for the Security Council to take
up the American complaint against
the Chinese Communists at 2 p.m.
today instead of dealing with the
Palestine case as scheduled.
The Council issued an invitation
Wednesday but several delegations
served notice they would not post-,
pone all action until the Commu-
nists arrived.

--Daly-Tom Seyferth
CAUGHT IN THE ACT-Smiling employes of a local grocery
market rejoice as colored oleomargarine goes on sale. They are
apparently unaware of the State Agriculture Department's ruling
yesterday that the sale of yellow oleo is still illegal.
Stores Sell Yellow Oleo,
However Sale Still Illegal

reau of Marketing and En-
forcement yesterday ordered food
agents to seize any colored oleo
placed on the'market.
Bracy explained that the yel-
low product cannot be sold leg-
ally until 10 days after the State
Board of Canvassers has met
and certified election results--
between 20 and 30 days after the
The ruling was contrary. to the
Agriculture Department's move
Wednesday which gave merchants
the go-ahead on colored oleo sales.
IN ANN ARBOR, retail dealers
were selling the new oleo from 29
cents a pound up to 39 cents, top
price of the uncolored oleo. Some
special sales were advertised as
offering the colored. product at
two pounds for 59 cents.
One local merchant said he had
been informed by a local repre-
sentative of the Department not
to stop sales until further notice.
'U' To Review
PsiU. Violation
The University disciplinary com-
mittee will decide Monday on Psi
Upsilon fraternity's alleged viola-
tion of the drinking ban, Dean of
Students Erich Walter said yes-
Psi Upsilon officers appeared be-
fore the committee yesterday to
hear the charges and discuss the
Campus police raided the house
the night of Nov. 3 and reportedly
found a beer party in progress.
Witnesses said Assistant Dean
Walter Rea was with the police.

Detroit Area
Race Closest in
History of State
DETROIT-(P)-Harry F. Kelly
maintained the slimmest of leads
last night in his bid to return as
Michigan's Governor, but official
vote counting continued to turn
up errors.
Forty-eight hours after the elec-
tion polls closed, the outcome re-
maimed uncertain and tension was
high in both Democratic and Re-
publican camps.
A BIG BLUNDER in counting
Detroit votes and smaller errors
in outstate precincts added more
than 3,000 votes to the Willians
column yesterday.
At the latest count, the Re-
publican ex-Governor's lead over
Democratic Gov. G. Mennen
Williams was 2,364 votes. The
tally' showed: Kelly, 833,860;
Williams, 931,496.
(These incomplete totals were
considered most accurate by the
Associated Press as tabulation
continued early this morning. The
United Press reported Kelly's mar-
gin has been chopped down to 655
* * *
TABULATION was continued
last night on votes in portions of
Wayne County not within the De-
troit city limits.
In Lansing, the GOP hurried-
iy called a strategy conference
between State Treasure D. Hale
Brake, Secretary of State Fred
M. Alger, Jr., Sen. John B. Mar-
tin, Jr., Auditor Genral, elect,
and elder statesman Vernon J
Brown of Mason.
They reported that Republican
state chairman Owen J. Cleary
had hired attorneys Ben Burdick,
Fred Kaes and Walter Granse to
represent the GOP and instructed
them to watch the Detroit canvas-
sers carefully.
A REPORTER asked Brake
whether he thought the Demo-
crats were trying to "swipe" the
"All I can say," he replied,
"is that I just can't believe that
they would forget to count 8,000
straight ballots in 2 precincts.
A five-year-old kid would do
better than that."
Williams, who has had no
statement all day, has not said
he will ask a new count. But he
has declined to concede defeat
until the official canvass is an-
New Record
Established In
Off-Year Vote
WASHINGTON-(P)-The total
popular vote in Tuesday's elections,
though incomplete in most -states
has reached a record for a non-
presidential year of 40,727,548.
Republicans outvoted the Demo-
crats 21,049,778 to 18,684,129 in
the aggregate. The vote for other
parties-most states have not
counted these yet-was 598,118.
This makes a grand total of 40,-
332,025 for all parties. But the
vote in Georgia on a constitutioinal
amendment exceeded the party
figure by 135,546, bringing the to-
tal'incomplete popular vote to 40,-

The previous record for an off-
year election was 37,304,380 in
1938. It was 35,874,568 in 1946 and
l30,024,927 in 1942.
Grad Rites to
Be Hield Today
Funeral services will be held to-
day for Chi-yu Lin, Grad., who
was found dead Wednesday night
in her room at 821 E. University.
Edw~Iil in .Can'7hon Ann Arbor

(EDITOR'S NOTE-This is the
second of a series of interpretative
articles dealing with student-run
football pools here on campus.)
Michigan will win this week.
At least that's the word on both
the football pool cards circulated
around campus. One card favors
the Wolverines by seven points
while the other gives the team a.
bulge of 10 points.
But whichever team does win,
it's pretty certain that the baby
bookies running the pools on cam-
pus and the national gamblers
back of them will not do badly
THEY'LL GO ON-unless inter-
rupted by the police-following
the same routine as they have
since the season started. This is
the way it probably works.
It starts on Sunday morning
in some unknown midwestern
city. The gambling bigwigs sit
down with the mornig papers in
front of them and pore over the
results of the previous day's
games. Then they decide what
the odds on the following week's
games should be.
These statistics are rushed to a
printer's, where the mat for the
pool cards has already been set up,
awaiting only the final odds be-
fore it goes to press. Late Sunday
the printing of the cards is finished
and they start their trip by Rail-
way Express or plane to points all
over the middle west-including
this campus.
BY TUESDAY evening they are

ladder, the agents who distribute
the cards in their own houses, get
15 or 20 per cent. Occasionally they
also get 10-per cent of all the win-
nings in their houses, though this
is by no means uniform.
THE MEN at the top get some-
where around 10 per cent of the
total take.
Just who covers the losses is
not sure. It is thought that the
top campus operators at least]
must take part of the brunt of
a bad weekend.
Basically the two rival pool
cards are very much the same. One
usually has 30 games, the other
20; their payoff odds differ slight-
ly as do their point handicaps;
one is colored a sickly yellow, the
other blue-green, but their rules
are nearly identical.
THE BETTOR must place at
least $.50 and pick' at least three
games. With certain exceptions to
be discussed later, he must win
on all choices. If he wins on three
games he gets $2.50 for a $.50 bet,
or five to one.
He can bet on as many as 10

games. If he wins all 10 he
gets paid off at 100 to one or
125 to one on his bet depending
on the card. The cards even have
a special bonus arrangement for
the bettor who guesses 10 games.
One of the cards pays off at 20
to one, if only nine out of 10 games
are picked correctly. The other
under the same conditions pays
off at 15 to one.
The first card even carries its
generosity one step further. For
those who pick seven games cor-
rectly with the other three ending
in ties, they pay off just as if
they'd picked all the contests right.
Ties at other times lose.
BOTH CARDS are alike in an-
other respect. Lest anyone get the
right idea about them, both carry
notices to the effect that they are
not to be used in gambling.
Or as the yellow card puts it:
"This card is not to be used in
violation of any laws Qr any in-
ducement or a solicitation for any
wagers. To be used as a business
stimulator only."
(Tomorrow-An interview with a
reformed baby bookie.)

Staebler Says Williams
Will Ask for Recount


World News Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-President Truman today faced a big decision
-whether to compromise or fight it out with a new, 82nd Congress
hostile to much of his program.
Resting on a cruise in Cheapeake Bay, Mr. Truman gave no in-
dication what line he would take.

Neil Staebler of Ann Arbor,
State Democratic' Chairman, as-
serted late late night, after re-
turning from a conference with
party leaders in Lansing, that
there definitely will be a recount
of Tuesday's election ballots.
The party had been set on this
since Tuesday, Staebler declared.
"Last night we were discussing the
ways and means of going about it,"
he said.
The state election laws require
that members of the election board
be of both parties in as equal
numhers as nsshl.ha hexbla1ined.

Wayne Counties. The county-Board
of Canvassers then sends its to-
tals to the State Board of Canvas-
sers, which assembles the final
state totals.
If the losing candidate is to re-
quest a recount, he must do so
within 48 hours after the state
Board of Canvassers has certified
the results, and put up five dol-
lars for each precinct in which he
desires 'a recount, Staebler . ex-
However, if error or fraud

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