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LXI, No. 58
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1951
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WASHINGTON -(P)- A gene-
ral price-wage "freeze" will be or-
dered within the next five or six
days, a key government official
said yesterday as food prices soar-
ed to the highest peak in Ameri-
The official said the blanket or-
'der may be accompanied by a roll-
back of prices to Jan. 1 levels.
sure for concrete action to combat
Inflation, coupled with steadily in-
creasing prices, were said to have
pirompted mobilization chief Char-
les E. Wilson to decide that fur- A SHOW IS B
ther delay would be harmful. some laugh-gett]
He declared yesterday that which will be p
price and wage ceilings must be Igfrteso
imposed with "speed and forth ing for the sho
ghtne"--a virtual announce- setting of 1870
ment that the ceilings are immi-
Alani Valentine, head of the Eco ai tblzainAmnsr-U
nomic Stabila atio Amnsr-n o
tion (ESA), was reported ready to
carry out across-the-board ceilings
despite ESA's lack of an adequate o o
itaff and enforcement machinery. C hIIASsadoowvrta
OFFICIALS said, however, that
,more- than 100 new employes have
ncreased ESA's staff to 450 in the The big strugg
last 10 days and work on opening Eying a Marc
field offices is being rushed. Thir- mally plunged into
teen regional offices are expected and some time-tes
to be "in business" by Feb. 1 or Starting today
earlier. concoct, within the
H e t a i 1 s of the proposed be the finest, funri
"freeze" were not disclosed. Of-
ficials declined to discuss whe-
ther it would take the form of a Re
flat ceiling on prices-such as
the old OPA attempted to im-
pose during World War II-or
a restraint on profit margins.
Some merchants, recalling thed
black market operations of OPA
days, have urged a curb on profit VINH YEN, Indo
Markups rather than outright ,
price ceilings. Chi Minh's Moscow
* * " dropped its pressur
ON CAPITOL HILL, criticism of ter five days of
both the administration for fail- French in what his
ing to curb rising prices has boiled an all-out attempt
up in both the Senate and House. noi, capital of Nort
One of the strongest blasts came Gen. Jean De La
from Senator O'Mahoney (D- ny, French comma
Wyo) of the Senate-House Eono- 000 Communist-led
;nie Committee, who is usually a bels fell back ov
stron3 supporter of White House slopes of the Tamd
policy. regroup after vain
<.'O'Mahoney s a i d President reatedly at French
Truman's economic message to Vinh Yen, 30 miles
Congress last Friday contained Hanoi.
"appalling evidence of the pro- oi
gress of inflation, but no record Foreign Legion, S
of any positive steps taken as roccan and Vietnam
yet to hold the line against in- French forces fanne
flation." 'attleground north
- In his message, Truman made ther their own wo
no specific recommendation for abandoned weapon
wage-price controls, but said gov- enemy dead.
6rnment staffs were'being gather- Officers said th
ed to apply "broader controls," appeared to have
asualties. The Fre
Ft hold onto Hanoi a
Air Force t 'uoving.
The last thrusts
By Dearth of ninh. attack cam
tempted to rush Fr
ra nin Sonce at dusk and
4I night, when the Fre
was unable to interv
A severe lack of training facili-
ties, including housing,' clothing Boost in
and medical units forced the Air
orce to halt all enlistments ex- Ms
cept for Air Force veterans, offi-
ials explained yesterday.
The overcrowding at indoctrin- "'cn r h s e s h a
tion centers has been so heavy
hat 40 enlistees are now assigned The Federal Re
or duty at the Ann Arbor re- boost in margin re
ruiting station. stock purchases wa
The new ban on enlistments is terday as unimport
not expected to be lifted for at fisting conditions by
least a month and until Samson from the School, of
Air Force Base in New York is ministration.
reactivated and made available The order, which
to trainees. tive yesterday, for
Besides veterans, only appli- purchaser to pay a
ants for the Womens Air Force cent of the cost o
and men who have been appoint- cash. The order i
ed to Aviation Cadet courses are stop inflation by
eing accepted. amount of money
As soon as the backlog of en- stock market specub
listees is cleared and the ban AorAdine to- P
* * s "
Communist Offensive Expected;
Allies Easily Enter Rubbled Wonju
TOKYO-(A')-Field dispatches today said daring Allied raider
patrols ranged as far as 26 miles north of the United Nations defense
line in Korea without finding the main masses of Chinese and North
Allied commanders were inclined to think the enemy had pulled
back slightly in preparation for a new offensive-just as the Com-
munists did last November north of Pyongyang.
IN CENTRAL KOREA, a strong Allied patrol entered burned and
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WAR MAP-Allied forces struck out south
sudden offensive on the western Korea fron
jang, Chon, have been recaptured In the atta
front. On the east-central front the UN fo
Yongwol (B) after recapturing the town Jan
Elected to Men's J
ORN--Bill Edmunds, '52E, grins as he thinks up
ing witticisms for the new Michigan Union Opera
resented in March. The script Edmunds is writ-
w was approved last night. It calls for a western
By BOB KEITH
gle is on.
h 28 deadline, Union Opera executives today for-
'the annual all-out battle to whip a few plot ideas
ted gags into a sparkling stage extravaganza.
Y just about from scratch, opera men planned to
brief space of two months, what they promised to
iest example of campus tradition on schedule this-
e yesterday af-
radio said 'was
to capture Ha-
ttre de Tassig-
nder, said 25,-
3 Vietminh re-
er the grassy
dao foothills to
ly lunging re-
s northwest of
npatrols of the
ed out over the
of town to ga-
s and check on
e rebel troops
nch chance to
appeared to be
of Ho's Viet-
e last night.
again at mid-
lnch Air Force
as viewed yes-
tant under ex-
ces any stock
t least 75 per
d his stock in
s intended to
* * *
THE MICHIGAN Uniop Board
of Directors gave the official "go"
sign at a meeting last night.
In quick order, the board:
1. Approved a senario, written
by Bill Edmunds, '52M, which
sets up the 1951 opera as a bois-
terous take-off on life "out
West" in the 1870's.
2. Named veteran New York
showman William "Bill" Hol-
brook to repeat as director of
A title has not yet been selected.
BASED ON A plot involving rug-
ged frontiersmen, medicine shows
and traveling thespians, this year's
opera will hark back to the days
when-men ruled the West and
the appearance of a woman on
the scene was the occasion for all
sorts of ribald excitement.
According to opera publicists,
the show develops hilarious com-
plications as misrepresentation
and deceit in the plot mix amus-
ingly with the traditional Union
Opera misrepresentation of hav-
ing male students fill all the
Edmunds will work with an
eight-man executive staff, headed
by general manager Gene Over-
beck, '51, to put the 1951 show in
shape for its presentation March
28, 29 and 30 in the Michigan the-
Holbrook, who first appeared
on the local scene when he di-
rected "Lace it Up" last year, is
expected to arrive within a few
weeks. Also returning will be
Robert Mellencamp, last year's
Casting and tryouts for the show
will take place early in February.
Rushing as usual was the by-
word at the IFC meeting of house
presidents last night, and a revised
program of rushing and initiating
to cope with the present draft un-
certairt was adopted.
The IFC iu_4mously approved
a new rule which permits pledges
for the spring semester to be ini-
tiated any time from May 15 till
the end of the semester. This elim-
inates the possibility that a pledge
would be drafted during the sum-
mer, going through all the haz-
ing without becoming an official
member of the fraternity.
ANY STUDENT who pledges
and is inducted before May 15 may
be initiated before that time with
the special permission of the IFC.
The house presidents referred
to the executive IFC committee
for further consideration 'a pro-
posal to prohibit students on
academic probation from rush-
The IFC, in conjunction with
Dean Erich Walter, has worked.
out a plan by which first semester
freshmen and new transfers who
pledge will receive tentative grades
on May 15, determining their eli-
gibility for initiation.
* * *
SPRING RUSHING will actually
begin on Sunday, Feb. 18, with
each of the campus' 44 fraterni-
ties holding an open house.
Registration for rushing will
start Feb. 7, the first day of
Orientation Week, and continue
through Feb. 17 in the IFC of-
fice, Rm. 3C of the Union.
Bruce Sodee, '52, IFC rushing
chairman, hoped that potential
rushees would not be discouraged
by the war situation. /
The new policy of initiating
pledges before the end of the se-
mester, it was felt, would alleviate
any fear; of rushees that they
would be in the Army.before they
were init ted.
"But e 'en in service," Sodee
said, "th would be many ad-
vantages fraternity affiliation."
J-Hop Ticket Sale
J-Hop tickets are scheduled to
be sold through noon Saturday at
the Administration Bldg.
Abby Funk, ticket co-chairman,
has urged students to pick up their
tickets as soon as possible since
they may be sold out before the
She added that tomorrow will be
the last day women's names will
be accepted for the J-Hop Extra.
rubbled Wonju yesterday and
found no enemy in that transport
The U.S. second division early
this week pulled back to Chung-
ju after holding for 16 days a
wedge extending within a mile
and one-half of Wonju. Chung-
ju is 26 miles south of Wonju.
The second's wedge prevented
the' Reds from cutting off UN
forces withdrawing southeastward
from the Seoul area.
AP correspondent Tom Brad-
shaw reported in a dispatch to-
day that the patrol which enter-
ed Wonju met "scattered opposi-
tion on its way in."
Another field dispatch from the
same sector said Communist troops
were reported moving toward the
central front from Suwon and
Ichon on the west.
SUWON IS THE town.17 miles
south of Seoul where a strong
Allied tank-led raider team and
supporting planes killed an esti-
mated 500 of 1,000 Reds in a sur-
prise attack Tuesday.
Ichon is more than 30 miles
southeast of Seoul and about
the same distance northwest
AP Correspondent William C.
Barnard said today Allied patrols
were making scattered contacts
with Red forces up to company
strength in the Ichon vicinity. A
Red company was engaged in a
brief fight two miles west of
A field dispatch today from
West Korea said that small Al-
lied patrols yesterday continued
to scour the area north of the
United Nations front line in search
of Red troops with little success.
* * *
AN EIGHTH ARMY communi-
que today reported a fight five
miles northeast of Kumyangjang
that for a time involved two com-
panies on each side.
The lack of Red pressure against
Allied lines worried some UN field
Aerial observers reported three
Chinese armies with an esti-
mated strength of 90,000 men
gathering between Red - held
Seoul and the air base town of
Suwon, 17 miles south. Another
Chinese Army in the Seoul area
brought the total of massing
Reds to 120,000.
Camouflaged Red supplies were
detected 12 miles north and six
miles northwest of Suwon.
Enemy troop trains were blast-
ed from Kaesong, 36 miles north-
west of Seoul, to Sonchon, within
35 miles of the Manchurian bor-
der. The train at Sonchon was
Two of the trains were at Py-
ongyang, capital of North Korea.
The Allies sent out strong pa-
trols along the Western front to
keep the Communists off balance
and to take the elements of sur-
prise out of any planned all-out
Male members of the Student
Legislature cabinet and Men's Ju-
diciary council president Jim
Smith, '53, named three men to
Men's Judic last night in a meet-
ing which lasted until shortlyaf-
Selected were Merlin Townley,
'52M, David Pease, Jr., '51NR, and
Al Blumrosen, '53L.
* * *
FIFTEEN MEN petitioned for
positions on the council which acts
on student discipline problems and
Townley, who hails from Rides
Junction, Mich. is a member of
Druids, senior honorary society.
WASHINGTON - () - Karl T.
Compton told senators today that
a draft of 18-year olds followed
up by universal military service
is the best choice among the evils
of a crisis that will last "a very
The Massachusetts Institute of
Technology Board Chairman drew
strong backing from Harold W.
Dodds, president of Princeton
University, who testified for the
plan advanced by the Defense
"I favor it beyond all other pro-
posals I have seen, or have been
able to dream up."
The two educational leaders
were witnesses before a prepared-
ness subcommittee of the Senate
Armed Services committee. The
group is working on manpower
plans in general, and armed
forces requirements in particular.
There is evidence of strong dis-
like among its members for low-
ering the present 19-year draft
Compton met that opposition
head-on with a challenge: "If
you cannot show me a better plan,
then either support the 18-year
old plan or else come out frank-
ly and say that you really are
opposing the creation and train-
ing of a three to three and a half
million armed force."
He was th
50, and th
of Sigma Ph
on the SL
O., he wasi
home in De
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choice was a
a new syste
out of date
and the ad
like to re-su
YAsk 7 Nation
eA cheson Refuses
To Consider Plan
. u - LAKE SUCCESS -(A)- Com-
munist China turned down yester-
Andong day the UN appeal for a cease-
'" fire in Korea,
It proposed instead a se-
*fgba* ven-nation conference in Chi-
na to work on the Korean war,
'' Formosa and other Far East prob-
t" g lems. The Peiping Regime insisted
Red China must be seated in the
IAEGU KyiOn UN before talks begin.
Secretary of State Dean Ache-
s o n immediately rejected the
of Seoul (A) in a counter-proposal, branding it as a
nt. Osan, Kumyang- symbol of the Communists' "con-
ck along a nine-mile temptuous disregard of a world-
orces withdrew from wide demand for peace."
n. 14. "Their so-called 'counter-pro-
posal' is nothing less than an out-
right rejection," Acheson continu-
ToeyAMERICAN forces at the UN laid
udiciar plans for bringing up a resolution
udiciar branding Red China as an ag-
gressor in Korea. "We must face
squarely and soberly the fact that
e Medical School vice the Chinese Communists have no
of the Union in 1949- intention of ceasing their defiance
e literary college vice of the UN," Acheson declared.
In 1948-49. Red China's foreign minister,
o a Druid, is president Chou En-Lai, listed his demands
hi, and rherly served in replying to ,last Saturday's
varsity committee as cease-fire appeal ny the General
k native of Cineinnati, Assembly's Political Committee.
renamed to the coun- Chou made it clear Peiping will
served this past year. not talk about stopping the Ko-
osen, member of Mich- rean fighting or about anything
I former city editor of else until the regime is a mem-
an Daily, makes his ber of the United Nations. He de-
troit. riounced the cease-fire appeal as
* * *"ambiguous" and said its purpose
was to give theU.S. troops in Ko-
IDENT George Rou- rea breathing space. Then he tick-
ommented that "The ed off these counter proposals:
difficult one; we used 1. The negotiations be conduct-
m in the selection pro ed ondthebasis of agreeing to the
withdrawal of all foreign troops
from Korea and the solution of the
ly we selected the international affairs of Korea by
ising candidates, and the Koreans themselves.
;hem, but this year we 2. That subjects for negotiations
Ihe bu Itt sworkhmust include the withdrawal of
er, but it was worth U.S. armed forces from Formosa
and the Formosan Straits, and
.g his selection, Blum- other problems concerning the Far
the opinion that "The East.
of the Men's Judiciary 3. That Communist Ching, the
uld be cleared up, it's Soviet Union, Britain, and United
I'd like to see the States, France, India and Egypt
a solid constitutional take part in the negotiations and
h both the students that the place of Red China In
ministration. I'd also the UN be established "as from
rvey the liquor prob- the convocation of the seven-na-
4. That the conference be held
, ] 7 in China.
rid iNews On the basis of past declara-
tions by UN members, this coun-
)un ter-proposal was doomed to rejec-
tion in the Political Committee of
the General Assembly. The Unit-
e Associated Press ed States opposes negotiations be-
fore the fighting stops and the
Gen, Dwight D. Eisen- recognition of Peiping by the UN
ed last night to deter- before all questions are settled.
will and ability to hold The U.S. resolution branding Com-
the Atlantic Pact's munist China as an aggressor in
nt. Scattered clashes Korea leaves up to the UN the
mmunists and police question of what steps to take,
d in several cities as
* * . Nehru P~et
oi Lisbon. NhuProtests.
--The Russians Yes.
e reported attempt-.Brandi Reds
ister all men in the
her part of
he landed fi
ing to regi
FOR FIGHTING INFLUENZA:
Health Service To Begin Free Flu Shots Today
By RICH THOMAS
The University's Health Service
is prepared to give the student
body facing the prospect of a
round of winter colds, a shot in
the arm as of this morning.
The University financed free flu
shots will be administered from 8
a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m.
do is enter the North door of the
Health Service, present his Iden-
tification Card, fill out a slip
and get his shot from one of
four innoculating groups.
"The whole process has been set
up to assure a minimum of dif-
ficulty and consumption of student
time." Dr. Forsythe said.
lent, Dr. Forsythe vigorously
urged the entire student body to
get the Health Service's flu in-
noculations. He termed the sit-
uation "sort of an emergency
Although danger of the flu epi-
demic reaching the United States
is nf imminant~v nrP.Snanq r.
WITH THE present European
epidemic reported to have carried
over into Greenland, Dr. Forsythe
asserted that students had better
get their vaccinations now. "I'm
not trying to scare anybody," he
said, "but the old adage, 'better
safe than sorry' is a good one."
Soviet zone aged 18 to 33.
High government officials
said the registration .had been
underway for several days, and
had caused considerable alarm
in the Soviet occupation area of
* * *
WASHINGTON - The House
unanimously approved yesterday
a bill to give the U.S. fleet a 57,-
000-ton super aircraft carrier able
to handle planes that can fly the
atom bomb on long strikes.
WASHINGTON -- An $87,000,-
000,000 program to buy the arms
needed now and to build a pro-
duction base for 50,000 war-
planes and 35,000 tanks a year was
unveiled yesterday. by the Defense
PARIS - (R) -Indian Prime
Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said
yesterday the United Nations must
avoid branding Communist Chi-
na an aggressor or abandon hope
for peace in the Far East.
"To brand China an agressor
in Korea would bolt and bar the
door to a peaceful settlement,"
Nehru told a news conference.
"We must avoid doing this, even
if China rejects the United Na-
tions' cease-fire proposal."
The Peiping radio broadcast
the Communist Chinese rejection
about the time Nehru was speak-
"All the troubles in the Far
East arise from the failure of the