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VOL. LXI, No. 49
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1950
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NEW YORK-(P)-The United
Nations Assembly yesterday re-
jected Russia's terms for cooperat-
ing in the development of Secre-
tary General Trygve Lie's 20-year
Instead, it adopted a Nine-Pow-
er resolution calling for the ap-
propriate UN bodies to work on
various phases of Lie's plan.
The backbone of the Secretary-
General's 10-point plan was a se-
ries of high-level Security Coun-
cil meetings at which foreign
ministers, prime ministers and oth-
er top officials would tackle the
UN's outstanding problems.
SOVIET Foreign Minister An-
drei Y. Vishinsky had countered
with a series of conditions, includ-
ing the participation of Red China
in the Council meetings and the
absolute prohibition of the atomic
The United States charges this
was an attempt to barter peace.
The 60-nation Assembly beat
down each section of the Soviet
resolution in a paragraph-by-para-
graph'vote. Its vote for the Nine-
Power plan was 51 in favor, five
against, with Nationalist China
abstaining. None of the Soviet
points received more than 16 votes.
THE Lrat program calls for long
range economic and financial pol-
cies to raise world living standards,
and suggests intensified efforts to
break the deadlock of atomic ener-
And the 14-nation Steering
Committee pos.tponed action on
whether to place the Tibet case
on the Assembly's agenda after
several delegations said they were
awaiting instructions from their
The special Political Committee
adopted a resolution urging India,
Pakistan and South Africa to try
to negotiate their differences over
South Africa's treatment of her
300,000 Indian minority.
The Political Committee prepar-
ed to open debate at Lake Success
t o d a y on Nationalist China's
charges that Russia engineered the
civil war in China.
In Grid Pool
Police were close-mouthed but
confident yesterday that the first
arrests in the football pool card
investigation would be made this
Sergeant Walter Krasny, who is
handling the probe, said, "As scion
as we get a few irons ironed out, I
think we'll be ready to o. I hope
it will be today or tomorrow, but
if it's either it'll probably be to-
But Krasny warned that there
were certain things which have
happened that may delay the ar-
rests. Krasny would not say what
the "irons" were which were hold-
ing up the arrests,- nor would he
comment on the things which have
happened that might delay thenm
Krasny did say, however, that
as far as he knew there was no
connection between the $10 mil-
lion gambling ring, smashed by
Detroit Police last week, and the
Ann Arbor operators.
Due by Saturday
'Ensian contracts must be in by
Saturday, Joyce Rashti, '52, con-
tracts manager has announced.
WHAT'S THE matter with student government at the
University of Michigan?
Similar questions about government have been
asked by newspapers for longer than we can remem-
ber. Yet at the mid-point of the Student Legisla.
ture's fourth fall election and with a disappointing
number of ballots reported cast in the first day of
voting, this seems an appropriate time to revive
the query on this campus.
Student government at the University has yet to
gain the complete confidence of many members of the
faculty and administration. It must also be admitted that
SL has its share of skeletons knocking about in the family
, Both of these shortcomings, however, can be traced
to the same cause: indifference on the part of the student
If the students are not interested enough in
student government to spend a few minutes in
performing the simple task of marking a ballot, then
the faculty can scarcely be blamed for viewing SL's
actions with little more than bemused skepticism.
For those who attempt to belittle SL by pointing to
blunders such as the University of Philippines fiasco, the
answer lies in the same direction. A little more time
expended in examining the qualifications of the various
candidates would insure more competent representation
in the legislature.
Astonishing enough, the answer seems plainly to
be this: there's nothing the matter with student govern-
ment at the University of Michigan except the voters.
The new SL, along with this year's student
representation on the Board in Control of Student
Publications, engineering class officers and the J.
Hop committee, will only be as good as the students
If we, as students, have any real interest in having
our opinions regarded with respect in the councils of the
University, now is the time to prove it at the polls.
-The Senior Editors.
DIM HOPE IN SENATE?
Truman Said To Favor
Rent Control Extension
Drive by Seventh
SEOUL-(G)-U.S. Seventh Di-
vision infantrymen reached the
Manchurian - frontier today in
There was no report of any op-
The 17th regiment combat team,
the first American outfit to com-
plete the border advance, arrived
at the Yalu river near the Korean
border city of Hyesanjin. The
troops were only two miles away
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TANKS AND ARTILLERY were
brought up in support. The com-
bat team's commander, Col. Her-
bert B. Powell said his force would
not fire across the Yalu into Chi-
nese Communist Manchuria until
the Reds "fire at us first."
The Seventh Division com-
mander said his men, who, were
slowed more by frigid winds and
snow-banked mountain terrain
than by Communists during re-
cent days, would pull back into
the nearby hill positions-"and
wait and see what happens."
The Seventh's commander, Maj.
Gen. David G. Barr, had vi'ewed
the river boundary late yesterday
from the top of a ridge. He post-
poned the final advance until
morning because of the approach-
The Seventh moved up virtually
unopposed after brushing aside
brief resistance Sunday at the
walled city of Kapsan.
Elsewhere onythe frigid battle-
front yesterday, South Korean
forces advanced six miles in the
northeast ad up to three miles
in the northwest. U.S. Marines
plodded warily along both the
eastern and west rims of icy
Changjin reservoir, an important
link in Korea and Manchurian hy-
droelectric power networks.
America's plan to rearm Western
Europe for defense within the rea-
sonable future is in grave peril.
This is underscored by weekend
election returns giving a wide mar-
gin of victory to the German So-
cialist Party, which opposes rearm-
ament as presently planned.
It had been assumed the Ger-
man people were ready to jump to
arms if asked. In the election,
however, two large German states
gave their answer to the rearm-
ament problem. Editors and po-
liticians agreed the answer was-
Kurt Schumacher, Socialist lea-
der, has attached two conditions
to German rearming-that re-
arming not take place until West-
ern Germany has complete inde-
pendence nor until the Western
allies have enough troops in Ger-
many to defeat any Russian at-
tack. This in effect meant the Ger-
mans would not rearm until they
could do so without risk and were1
no longer needed.
in Czechoslovakia are buying
heaps of onions to protect
themselves against atomic ra-
diation,the-trade union news-
paper Prace said in a derisive
report last night.
Others, it said, are stocking
up on vinegar to guard against
It declared a woman spread
the rumor that the smell of
onions helped counteract the
effect of radiation after an
atomic bomb explosion.
hoped last night that the worst
floods in California's Central Val-
leys in a generation were Fbsd-
Several thousand people had
been chased out of their homes by
the raging waters, but some were
returning yesterday and were add-
ing up their losses.
Damage ultimately w il1 be
counted in the millions of dollars.
LOSS OF LIFE was remarkably
low-only two directly due to the
floods, while 10 or 12 died as a
consequence of t h e attending
Unrelenting rain, which had
beaten down upon the valleys,
the foothills and the higher
mountains for eight days, stirred
normally placid streams into tor-
The warm rain wiped out the
snowpack in the high Sierra, send-
ing the snow waters cascading
down mountain canyons.
FROM Sacramento, to the north,
where the American River was on
a rampage, south to the Kern
which passes through Bakersfield,
rivers, tributaries a n d creeks
crested out of their banks and
flowed over the lowlands.
Physical damage to crops, live-
s t o c k, farmlands, buildings,
bridges and highways may run,
between $10,000,000 and $15,000,-
A costal electric company said
five of its hydro-electric power
plants were out of service because
debris either choked intakes to the
powerhouse, flooded generating
plants, or wrecked dams.
The $200,000 state fish hatchery
on the Kern River was demolish-
Between 75,000 and 100,000 fat
turkeys, just ready for the Thanks-
giving market, drowned in the
Centerville area in Fresno county.
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VACANT VOTING BOOTH-Joe Hipfel, '52E, and Tom Goulish,
'52E, (right) campus poll officials, wait for voters in the cold wind
which kept students away from the polls in droves yesterday.
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Fail To Open
By RICH THOMAS
Only 3,000 students went to the
polls in the first day of the all-
campus elections yesterday, falling
1,500 short of last spring's record
first-day turnout of 4,500.
The huge drop in the number of
voters was attributed to the cold
wave which swept Ann Arbor yes-
terday and a foul-up in the de-
livery of ballot boxes to their
assigned campus locations.
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ALTHOUGH ELECTION booth
were scheduled to open at 8 a.m.
yesterday, many did not get un-
derway until as late as 1:30 p.m.
Jim Storrie, '51BAd, SL mem-
ber in charge of the election,
blamed the University's plant
department for the delay.
"Somewhere in the plant de-
partment, our (the SL's) request
to have the boxes delivered yes-
terday got lost," Storrie said. "It
wasn't until 9:15 a.m. that the
error was finally corrected and a
truck was dispatched to deliver
BY THAT TIME, Storrie assert-
ed, many poll officials had report-
ed for duty, found nothing at the'
booths to work with, and had de-
parted. "Boxes at these booths
had to be left locked until the
proper officials had been found
and some of the outlying booths
were not functioning properly un-,
il after 1 p.m.," he said.
The telephone network et up
for the SL by the Univ rsity's
ROTC signal corp and t e car
which election officials ai.e
were a great aid in straten
ing out the mix-up, according to
Having double-checked with the
plant department, Storrie was sure
that distribution of the ballot box-
es would be on time today.
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EVEN WITH continued cold
weather and snow flurries fore-
cast for today, Storrie felt that
more students would vote today
than did yesterday.
Although the heaviest vote is
usually recorded the first day of
elections, Storrie predicted that,
with booths open for the full
day, 4,000 students would go to
the polls today.
Booths will be open from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. today. Students must
have their ID cards when they
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IF THE WEATHER remains
cold election booths at Angell Hall,
the Union, the Business Adminis-
The following corrections sup-
plement the Student Legislature
candidates' statements published
in Sunday's Daily:
Keith Beers, '52E, voted "no" on
question three, Lee Benjamin, '52,
completed satisfactorily the SL
training program, and Al Samberg,
'52, voted "yes" on all five ques.
tration Bldg, the Hospital and the
League will be moved indoors.
Other election booths (see map)
will remain in their designated
Storrie reported that no at-
tempts at fraud were discovered
by election officials. "If fraudu-
lent activities did take place,"
Storrie asserted, "they will be
easily discovered when ballot
counting gets underway at 7
p.m. today in the Union Ball-
Storrie said ballot counters are
WASHINGTON - (') - Presi-
dent Truman was quoted yesterday
as wanting, Congress to extend
Federal rent control 1'for three
months when the lawmakers re-
turn for the short "lame duck" ses-
sion on Nov. 27.
Prospects for Senate action re-
mained dim, however, at least un-
til the new 82nd congress meets
CHAIRMAN Spence (D-Ky) of
the House Banking Committee said
after a White House visit that
Mr. Truman wants Congress to ex-
tend the controls until March 31,
1951, at the forthcoming session.
Spence told newsmen the
President's idea is that a three-
months extension now would
give the new Congress a chance
to explore "the whole question
of rent controls ir order to de-
cide what is needed in the fu-
Under present law, all Federal
rent controls expire Dec. 31, 1950,
except in communities which vol-
untarily keep the curbs for six
By The Associated I'ress
dan Downey (D-Calif) announced
yesterday he will resign 30 days
before the end of his term and
Governor Warren said he will
name Senator-elect Richard M.
Nixon in his place.
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SEOUL - The commander of
1,200 Philippine troops who vol-
unteered for duty in the Korean
war protested officially yester-
day that his men were not being
used as a single fighting unit and
asked that they be withdrawn.
SPENCE SAID he will introduce
a resolution in line with Mr. Tru-
man's proposal when the "lame
duck" ,session begins next Monday.
On the other side of Capitol
Hill, Senators Taft (R-Ohio),
Bricker (R-Ohio) and Maybank
(D-SC) were among those who
generally threw cold water on
any chance of the Senate going
Bricker, a chief spokesman
against the last two extensions of
federal rent controls, said there
is "no need now" for an extension
because local communities have
enough authority to carry the con-
trols, if they desire, until the mid-
dle of 1951.
SIMILARLY, Taft told newsmen
last week, on returning to Wash-
ington from his smashing victory
at the polls: "I would doubt that
the lame duck session will extend
the rent control law."
Chairman Maybank of the
Senate Banking Committee was
even more emphatic. The South
Carolina legislator told a real
estate convention in Miami
Fla., last week that he doesn't
intend to have "any rent control
bill before my committee" dur-
ing the short session.
Maybank also declared he will
oppose federal rent controls when
the new 82nd Congress meets.
X MARKS THE SPOT-The locations, of 13 of the 14 election
booths -are marked on the map of the University campus.. There
are two booths each at the Engineering Arch and the Library.
Not pictured is the booth located in front of the Hospital.
Opposition to Phone Contract
Predicted by Union Leader
DETROIT -(P)- All was not
quiet on the telephone front yes-
terday as opposition from union
members developed just a few
hours after a settlement had end-
ed the "quickie" strikes.
One union leader predicted the
AA8 ahr f i na 0lallwa
u members of nis local wouid re-
WASHINGTON - (R) - Ten ject the proposed agreement that
men and two women were indicted ended 11 days of "hit and run"
by a federal grand jury here yes- picketing at Michigan Bell ex-
terday on contempt of Congress changes.
The accused ncluded an atomic DWetcarsgtrDri
scientist, an heiress to a West coast
dried fruit fortune, and the gener- The Michigan Memorial
al manager of the Communist Phoenix Project has received
newspaper, The Daily Worker. contributions from 80 per cent
All were accused on from one to of the members of two addi-
68 counts of refusing to answer tional groups.
questions put to them by the House The house groups are:
Committee on Un-American Ac- Alpha Phi
tivities during an investigation of Chi Omega
THE LEADER, Bernard L. Fis-
her president of Local 504, CIO
Communications W o r k e r s .of
America, in Grand Rapids said his
members would probably reject the
The contract provided 16,000
Michigan-Bell workers with wage,
increases of $3 to $5 and other
benefits. Union members must
ratify the contract by Nov. 30 by
a majority vote if it is to go into
Fisher also predicted "other
Michigan locals also will refuse it."
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HE SAID the question of wage
differentials for the same jobs in
different cities would probably be
the basis for rejection. Detroit
workers now get about $.8 more a
week than workers in other Michi-
Meanwhile 400 Michigan em-
ployes of Western Electric Co.,
who have also-been on strike, re-
fused in Detroit to ratify a na-
tionwide contract agreed upon in
New York Monday.
Following the settlement Michi-
gan Bell indicated it may ask the
state for a rate increase to cover
the wage hikes.
Michigan Bell president John A.
Greene said the only way the com-
pany can cover the wage boost is
"from its customers."
T P'dh T T TLL
POINTS TO PRODIGY FAILURES:
Solomon Stresses Need o f Liberal Studies for A rtist
By LEONARD GREENBAUM
An extensive liberal arts educa-
tion is a prime requisite for the
contemporary concert artist, ac-
cording to the famed British pia-
In a Daily interview before his
the numerous non-musical sub-
jects, you are better able to in-
terpret music and express life."
"An artist," Solomon said,
"should also have physical recrea-
tion. He should be interested in
politics and in sports."
It is like seeing a side-show at a
circus. People go only to see
someone extraordinarily young
doing the unnatural.
"But when the prodigy grows
up his musical, ability has not im-
proved nor has he attained the
the pianist they have just heard
before. Reputations are no long-
er made overnight, but if you
have the goods you get there."
Solomon did. His long series of
successes have earned him a
world-wide reputation. During the