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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1950
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Gustavson, Jacobs, Hunt Mentioned
As Possible Successors to Ruthven
(EDITORS NOTE--This is the second of two interpretive articles dealing
with possible successors to President Alexander G. Ruthven, who will retire
at the end of the current year.)
By JIM BROWN
Daily Managing Editor
While there are several outstanding men here on the University
campus who are probably being considered by the Board of Regents
as possible successors to President Ruthven, it is generally conceded
that the Regents may well go outside of the University to find the
right man for the presidency.
For some time it was thought quite likely that the Regents would
follow the pattern set by Pennsylvania and Columbia in picking a
"big-name" president. The logical choice in this event would prob-
ably have been Governor Thomas E. Dewey, of New York.
Dewey, a former student at the University, was thought by some
to be willing to accept the job. But with his recent reelection it
appears doubtful that he would consider taking the position and it
seems even more unlikely that the Reg'ents would ask him to.
He is felt by some to be too controversial a figure and not enough
of an educator.
* * *
OF THE OUTSTANDING educators mentioned as possible suc-
cessors to President Ruthven, three are named most frequently.
First-and considered by some to be the most likely possi-
bility of all--is Reuben G. Gustavson, chancellor of the University
of Nebraska since 1946.
Formerly president of the University of Colorado from 1943 to
b 1945 and vice-president and dean of faculties at the University of
Chicago in 1945-46, Gustavson is a nationally recognized educator
and a noted chemist. He is 58 years old.
SECOND, THE NAME of Albert C. Jacobs, chancellor of the
University of Denver, has been mentioned from the beginning of the
speculation as to who the new president of the University may be.
Jacobs, who is 50 years old, was graduated from the Univer-
sity in 1921 and was named a Rhodes Scholar from 1921 to 1924.
He later lectured at Oxford from 1924 to 1928 and acquired three
additional degrees while there.
He has taught in the University Law School during several sum-
mer sessions and served for several years as provost of Columbia
before going to Denver. But according to one Detroit newspaper
columnist, the Law School faculty would regard his selection as
president of the University "as something less than a cause for
Congress Jxten s Rent Control Law
By The Associated'Press
ed yesterday for a temporary ex-
tension of federal rent controls.
The Senate favored 60 days, the
House 90. The' difference will have
to be adjusted in conference be-
fore the legislation is signed by
THE SENATE passed its bill
first, by a vote of 55 to 28. House
passage came on a 221 to 152 roll
call an hour later.
Under the present rent law,
the controls are due to go off at
the end of this month except in
communities which specifically
vote to keep them until, next
President Truman asked for a
90-day extension of the automatic
decontrol feature, to give the new
Congress which meets in Janu-
ary time to look 'over the rent
situation in the light of changed
conditions caused by the Korean
war and the big rearmament
IN ANN ARBOR, City Council
chairman Cecil Creal declared
that council action on rent con-
trols will be indefinitely postponed
in light of the new developments
"Naturally, their action will
supercede anything we do here,"
he said. "We anticipated that
Congress would act. That is
why we did not tackle the prob-
lem at our meeting this week."
At Washington in a second gov-
ernment move to hold down pric-
es the Economic Stabilization Ad- I
ministration yesterday asked Gen-
eral Motors and Ford to suspend
auto price increases announced
this week, and requested other
motor car makers to withhold any
contemplated price boosts.
Meanwhile influential White
House officials said last night that
eventual price and wage controls
'SNOW RAIN-Nancy Isolampi, '52Ed, wipes the precipitation off the rear window of a student
car as old man weather took another turn for the worse yesterday afternoon. Continued snow
and freezing temperatures were predicted for the entire midwest area.
Las echol Conference Dtseuises
Gets Bequest 'CounselingA Iteaton
THE THIRD LEADING "outside candidate" is Harold Christian
Hunt, superintendent of the Chicago school system since 1947.
A graduate of the University in 1923 and the recipient of a
doctorate from Columbia in 1940, Hunt is only 48 years old. He
isdescribed as a driving "go-getter" and an impressive speaker.
During Hunt's administration as superintendent of Chicago's
schools he has built up a reputation as a forceful man who will have
his own way-brushing aside the petty shenanigans of the Cook
Some persons here on campus, however, feel that this very force-
fulness may cause the Regents to shy away from naming him to the
OTHER "OUTSIDE CANDIDATES" who are often mentioned as
r possible successors to President Ruthven, but who do not seem to
have such widespread support include:
1. Detlav W..Bronk, president of Johns Hopkins University
and an outstanding physicist, engineer and neurologist. Bronk,
who received his doctorate from the University in 1926, recently
was reported to have turned down the directorship of the Univer-
sity's Phoenix Project.
He is felt by many to be much too interested in his scientific
research to be seriously considered for the presidency by the Regents.
2. John Ewart Sterling, president of Stanford University.
A graduate of the'University of Toronto, Sterling is a noted his-
torian and was director of the Hoover War Library from 1932 to
1949, when he became president of Stanford. He is 44 years old.
3. William Pearson Tolley, chancellor of Syracuse University.
Tolley is an outstanding theologian and educator who has also had
r considerable business experience-having served as a director of the
New York Telephone Company and the First Trust and Deposit Co.
Graduated from Syracuse in 1922, Tolley later received his
doctorate from Columbia. He is 50 years old.
4. Henry Townley Heald, president of the Illinois Institute of
Technology. A highly respected educator and civil engineer, Heald
is a graduate of the State College of Washington.
TWO OTHER PERSONAGES are also mentioned as possible
"candidates" for President Ruthven's job. The first, John A. Hannah,
president of Michigan State College, is well known to Michigan resi-
Although Hannah has done a remarkable job of rebuilding
State, it is felt by many that he lacks the stature and the reputa-
tion as an educator to accede to the presidency of the University.
In addition, there is some doubt as to whether he would accept
the job if it were offered him, since, it is pointed out, "he would
encounter no weak faculty here."
* * * *
THE FINAL "outside candidate" is Chester H. Lang, national
director of the University's Phoenix Project fund-raising campaign.
A vice-president of the General Electric Company, Lang is an ex-
tremely energetic organizer and administrator.
Since he is now 57 years old, the Regents may feel that he is too
old for the presidency of the University, however.
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-Chiang Kai-Shek
said yesterday lre favors an in-
vasion of the Chinese mainland
by his own Nationalist forces from
Formosa, "with coordinated ac-
tion from the United Nations nav-
al and air forces."
PHILADELPHIA - The gov-
ernment demanded yesterday
that Harry Gold be sentenced
to 25 years in prison for espion-
age. United States District
Judge James P. McGranery de-
layed sentence until Saturday.
DETROIT-With 1,680 of the
State's 4,353 precincts recounted,
Governor Williams' margin over
Kelly stood at 2,435. He had a
1;154-yote advantage in the of-
ficial canvass and has picked up
1,281 in six days of recounting.
NEW YORK-The perjury con-
viction of Alger Hiss, former high
State Department official, was
upheld unanimously yesterday by
the United States Circuit Court
Hiss indicated he would carry
his case to the Supreme Court.
CATANIA, Sicily-Mt. Etna's
latest eruption showed no sign of
abatement as the huge volcano
spilled wide streams of molten
lava down its flanks and forced
evacuation of more than 2,000
persons from the villages of Re-
nazzo and Milo.
Approximately 60 students and
10 faculty members sat down lastj
night to discuss the counseling in
A deceased University alumnus
has willed the Law School $700,-
000 for its scholarship aid fund.
The bequest was revealed yes-
terday when the will of the late
Frederick L. Leckie, '04L, was filed
in the Cleveland probate court.
The notification came as a com-
plete surprise to Law School of-
ficials, who said they had no ink-
ling of Leckie's intention to make
THE MONEY will be spent for
the education of needy students,
who will be selected by Dean E.
Blythe Stason, of the Law School.
"The gift is certainly a very
valuable addition to the schol-
arship fund," Dean Stason said.
"But the money will not be
available for a year. The pro-
ceeds of the will cannot be used
until the estate is closed and
the assets distributed."
Leckie was born in Ontario and
attended the University at the be-
ginning of the century. After
graduation he took up his law
practice, and eventually became
head of his own law firm in Cleve-
He also served as counsel of the
U.S. Shipping Board and the
Emergency Fleet Corp..
the literary college and came to
the conclusion that some changes
were in order.
sal Military Training and service
for teen-aged youths was advo-
cated yesterday by the Association
of American Universities.
The educators, warning of
"high-level tension for the next
decade," said the "military streng-
th of the United States may be
a vital factor in the prevention
of global war."
The request was contained in
a 1,200-word resolution adopted by
23 of the 37 members of the as-
sociation Monday in New York
City. It was released here by Fred-
erick A. Middlebush, president of
the University of Missouri and
Two members of the AAU are
Canadian and took not part in
the vote. All United States mem-
bers present voted for the resolu-
ie UA.Lu tl mzuL m mie
The occasion was the semester's years.
third Literary College' Conference. THESE GERMAN troops would
The conference is a student run make up about one-fifth of the
organization designed to let the West's armed defense against at-
college's administration know how tack from the East.
students feel about its operation. Technically and politically,
there still may be some prob-
lems to be solved before any
THE GROUP didn't come to any Germans go back into army un-
definite conclusions-that is being iforms.
left up to a committee which was Politically, many West Ger-
formed of a group of the discus- mans appeal reluctant to take up
sion's participants which will re- arms for the West unless their
port later-but the discussion was occupied country is treated as an
centered on definite griping points, equal ally.
Technically, the plan still must
A number of students com- ge before a joint meeting of the
plained that in their experience deputies and the pact's military
with counselors they had been committee, headed by United
rushed in to see their counselor, States Gen. Omar N. Bradley.
gotten their courses approved, Officials here believe Bradley
and been hustled right back out. will call the meeting for London
within a few days.
Academic Counselor Prof. F. X.
Braun explained that this happen-
ed because counselors are loaded Extend Proj ect
up with as many as 280 students.
"We get a new student every 10
mnutes instead of two or threeF ne l
each hour as we shoul," Prof.
Braun explained. . The closing date of the student
* * "M Phoenix Project fund-raising drive
BUT THE fault doesn't lie en- has been extended until Dec. 20,
tirely with the counselor, Prof. Mary Lubeck, '51, campaign chair-
Braun charged. "Studentslack man announced yesterday.
guts enough to make an. effort to At the same time he announced
know their counselors and their that to date pledges to the atomic
teachers. All teachers have con- research memorial total $82,067.
sultation hours, but the students
just don't take advantage of Drive Progress
Some members of the group The Michigan Memorial
thought that publicizing of the Phoenix Project has received
counselor and his function might contributions from 80 per cent
aid in bringing students and coun- tinthem er er of thi add-
selors closer together. _______group:_AlphaXiDelta.
. "Somehow," Kala Aronoff, '54So far 2,780 pledges have ben re-
summarized, "we've got to make ceived, and the average pledge is
students realize the counselor isn't just a few cents short of the $30
just a rubber stamp." goal set by Lubeck.
Students, Faculty Snap
Up1,200 Bowl -41Tickets,
With 1,200 Rose Bowl tickets HE NOTED, however, that or-
distributed to students and facul- ders post-marked Dec. 7 or ear-
ty, weary athletic ticket office lier will be filled first with the
workers have turned to the gigan- rest taking their chances.
"There's no use kidding ourselves
tic task of splitting up the remain- though-there is no chance for
ing ducats among thousands of late comers. In fact, even by divid-
alumni. ing up the nation into sections
Stores Sell Colored Oleo
As Sales. Become Legal
/Ann Arbor store owners hap-
pily stocked their shelves with
colored oleo yesterday as the new
law permitting its sale went into
Some of the 'local stores began
selling it the day after the elec-
tion results were announced, but
they hastily removed it from their
shelves when theygdiscovered that
the sale wasn't legal until yester-
By law the bill could not go
into effect until ten days after
the certification of- election re-
sults.The results were certified
on Nov. 28.
A SURVEY of the store own-
ers, however, revealed that they
felt that the long wait was foolish
Typifying their reactions was
one store owner, who said: "It's
the stupidest thing I ever saw.
They pass a bill making it legal
so I start selling the stuff, and
then they come around and tell
me to wait until Dec. 7. What
difference does a few lousy
A check with Ann Arbor rest-
aurant owners showed that the
new law would have little effect
on their business. They all said
that they did not use oleomargar-
ine in their cooking or at the
OUTLINES ANTI-INFLATION ACTION:
Public Blocks Economic Planning
By CRAWFORD YOUNG
A basic confusion in the think-
ping of the American people makes
"COMBINED civilian and mili-
tary demand will soon outstrip our
capacity to produce. Therefore, to
situation, Prof. McCracken sug-
gested a three-point program:
First, we mnt make horra-
savings bonds, by adding to sav-
I ings deposits, or by deposits in
savings and loan institutions is un-