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VOL. LXI, No. 89 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1951
CLOUDY AND WARMER
Rich Dies in
For 40 Years
Daniel L. Rich, retired professor
of physics, died at 6:30 yesterday
morning at the University Hospi-
Cause of Prof. Rich's death was
attributed to a heart attack. He
had been admitted to the hospital
on February 13 when he com-
plained of a pain in his chest.
* * *
FUNERAL SERVICES will be
held at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow in the
* * *
Men Hit Unijon
In Member Poll
By ZANDER HOLLANDER
Union student officers are pondering the results of a recent poll
of Union members which indicates that there is much student dis-
satisfaction with their "club."
The poll, designed primarily to elicit member reaction to the
new "women in the Union" rule, has revealed sharp criticism of the
Union's facilities, personalities and general policies.
DISGRUNTLED STUDENTS, firing their blasts like birdshot,
peppered the cafeteria, dining room, barbershop, and lavatories, with
several taking potshots at specific members of the staff.
Reaction to the newly-instituted policy regarding women
was mixed, with most members approving-with reservations-
the new rules. But a proposal to extend cafeteria privileges to
women at all times was met with an almost 2 to 1 "no" vote.
However a majority did favor women using the cafeteria for
Women's traditional use of the side door elicited an almost even
split in male reaction, with most responses very strong, whether pro
or con. "Juvenile" and "asinine" to a very slight majority of those
sampled, the rule found staunch supporters in those who agreed with
one student who said that all women, "unless invalid or too elderly"
should be made to use the side door.
* * * *
OTHER QUESTIONS, dealing with Union sponsorship of a men's
fashion show and Union-arranged trips to Detroit shows and athletic,
events were answered "no" to the first, "yes" to the second.
But it was the poll's final question which asked for suggestions
to improve the Union's services which brought the greatest num-
ber of replies. Princiial suggestions were these:
1. A quieter library with longer hours and catalogued volumes.
2. Better organization at the main lobby desk -to eliminate
3. More Union sponsored social activity, such as mixers, dances.
4. A cafeteria offering a greater variety of dishes; larger por-
tions at lower prices.
5. Improvement of courtesy on the part of non-student per-
sonnel to members.
6. Clean lavatories.
At the same time, most members noted the many fine features
of the Union and the conveniences which it affords.
INFORMED OF the poll's findings Frank Kuenzel, general man-
ager of the Union said they would be given careful consideration.
"Some of these complaints are no more than pet peeves," Kuenzel
explained, "but others are things which we are continually trying to
improve. Naturally we will attempt to correct those things which are
actually at fault."
New Summer School Program
Gives Freshmen More Hours
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Muehlig Chapel with Rev. Fred-
erick Corwin officiating. The bur-
ial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Born near Carmichaels, Pa.,
on June 26, 1879, Prof. Rich ob-
tained a Bachelor of Arts degree
in 1902 from Waynesburg Col-
lege in Pennsylvania. He re-
ceived a Master of Arts in 1909
and his doctorate in 1914 from
Prof. Rich joined the faculty at
f the University as an instructor in
1908 and was promoted to assistant
professor and then to associate
A FACULTY MEMBER for 40,
years, Prof. Rich served on many
committees and boards: the Uni-
versity Council (1941 to 1944) ;
the Administrative Board (1937 to
1940); the Committee on Entrance
4 Requirements (1933); the Com-
mittee on Codification of Rules
and By-Laws (1944); and the
Committee on General Program
Still other duties he assumed
were' the position of secretary and
director of classification for the
literary college from 1925 to 1936,
and associate registrar from 1928
Prof. Rich is also noted for phis
reorganization of the elementary
courses in the physics department.
Fire Check on
By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Governor Wil-
liams last night declared that he
had ordered State Fire .Marshal
Arnold Renner to "make a new
survey of fire protection facilities
in every building owned and oper-
ated by the State of Michigan."
Addressing. the Michigan As-
sociation of Insurance Agents, he
said that when this survey is com-
pleted, "I intend to urge that all
real fire hazards be eliminated as
rapidly as possible."
THE STATE OFFICE Building
Fire, he emphasized, may end the
long era of neglect of fire safety
precautions in public buildings.
He thanked the Association
for paying the $3,013 premium
on a $1,980,000 insurance policy
on the books and equipment of
the State Library housed in the
State Office Building until a
legislative appropriation could
"Your timely advice and the fi-
nancial assistance has saved the
people of Michigan many thou-
sands of dollars," Williams said.
The policy was taken out last
August after the Haven Hall fire
of Defense Marshall told Congress
yesterday the United States plans
to send 100,000 more troops to
Europe to serve under the Supreme
Allied Command of Gen. Dwight
He said the new contingents
will include 72,000 men in four
combat divisions-plus support-
ing units-and will raise Ameri-
can ground forces in Europe to
about 197,000. The U.S. has the
equivalent of two divisions there
now, with supporting units.
* * *
Coupled with American air and
sea forces, the troop reinforce-
ments will lift the total to some
250,000 U.S. fighting men in the
Marshall's testimony came as
a surprise to a number of sena-
tors because his figures were
smaller than they had expected.
Some expressed the view that
he had taken much of the
steam out of the "great debate"
over the question of American
military aid to Europe.
Senator Douglas (D-Oll) told
newsm& he believes "no one would
quarrel" with plans to put no
more than six divisions in Europe.
"I had understood we were go-
ing to have a total of 10 there,"
* * *
TESTIFYING at a crowded
hearing before the Senate Armed
Services and Foreign Relations
Committee, Marshall indicated it
may be necessary to keep Ameri-
can soldiers in Europe for the
next 10 years, and he declared:
Our aim is primarily to deter
aggression if that be possible
and to defeat aggression if, in
spite of all our efforts, the ae-
tions of 'the Soviet Union or its
satellites should precipitate an-
other World War."
Meanwhile free Europe began
the actual work of pooling its de-
fenses against communist aggres-
sion yesterday, spurred by new
pledges that the United States is
rushing greater aid.
* * *
FIVE NATIONS - of Western
Europe sat down in Paris to try
to muster their armies into a sin-
gle military force. West Germany
was among them and a German
soldier sat on a high council in
Paris for the first time since the
Allies chased out Hitler's divisions
six years ago. The others repre-
sented were France, Italy, Bel-
gium and Luxembourg.
The problem of putting Ger-
mans back into uniform is the
knottiest facing the Atlantic com-
munity as well as the European
army negotiators. The Germans
themselves have been far from
hilarious at the prospect, pro-
posed by the United States.
By The Associated Press
LANSING - Michigan's April
draft call will total 4,228 men,
Col. Glenn B. Arnold, State Se-
lective Service Director, said yes-
Washtenaw County's quota will
LANSING-The State Senate
yesterday approved three con-
stitutional amendments, includ-
ing an extension of the World
War II bonus to relatives of
men killed in Korea.
The second would bar from
the Legislature forever persons
who have been convicted of a
felony, while the third would
allow justices of the state su-
preme court to receive pay rais-
er allowed them three years ago
but which have been withheld
because of a constitutional ban.
* * *
NEW YORK - Rep. Crawford
(R-Mich.) suggested yesterday
that Puerto Rico send 50,000
workers a year to the U.S. to
meet current agricultural and in-
dustrial manpower needs.
SHAH AND BRIDE-Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, King of
Iran, and his 19 year old bride, Soraya Esfandiari, are shown
after their marriage in Teheran Feb. 12. Although in Iran 2,000
guests gaily celebrated in true Omar Khayyam fashion, the news
probably brought despair to many a University coed. ,Hopes were
high among 'U' coeds in Nov. 1949, when the Shah paid a visit to
campus. But as one astute student observer of international af-
fairs said yesterday, "The home girls are still the best."
Ruthven Hits Report That
U.S. Faculties face Big Cut
By CAL SAMRA
President Alexander G. Ruthven yesterday labeled as "hysterical"
a "New York Times" report that the nation's colleges would be forced
to cut their staffs by 25,000 before the next fall term.
In a recent survey, the "Times" had reported that as a result of
an expected huge drop in enrollment, 20,000 to 25,000 faculty mem-
bers-15 per cent of the total 125,000 college teachers-would be
either dismissed from their jobs or not replaced if they leave to assume
"THIS PREDICTION sounds hysterical to me in view of the fact
that we yet have no definite clarification on the situation," President
'Ruthven asserted. "We don't
COLUMBUS, O., (})-A part
of the Columbus kindergarten
set is getting ready to take off
for the moon any day now.
They're, building a 'rocket
ship and talking about provi-
sions for their journey.
What does a kindergartener
think is necessary in the way
of provisions for such a trip?
Well, hamburgers, uilk, bot-
tles, glasses, picks and shovels,
grape juice or frozen straw-
berries for vitamins-and dog
biscuits for the captain's pet
WASHINGTON, (P)- The gov-
ernment plugged a loophole in its
price controls yesterday, and said.
its action would roll back prices
charged by "many" meat packers.
It won't, however, affect the
housewife much, if at all.
The Office of Price Stabilization
said unnamed packers, who had
charged higher prices in some
areas than in others before the
"freeze" went into effect, had
since raised their quotations in
the lower-priced areas. This was
legal up to yesterday, but now is
This, officials said, should re-
lieve a squeeze in which whole-
salers and retailers have been
caught because their own prices
have been held rigid. The officials
expressed belief "more equitable
distribution" of supplies would re-
At the same time, there was an
attempt to get colorful Thomas F.
Murphy, New York City Police
Commissioner,, to become price
control enforcement chief for the
next 60 days.
Murphy, the man who success-
fully prosecuted Alger Hiss for
perjury, was invited to take the
job by OPS Director Michael V.
Disalle. President Truman said at
a news conference that he hopes
Murphy will take the job.
But in New York, Murphy later
indicated that he would probably
decline the post.
Stay of Execution
Seven German ar criminals in
Landsberg prison's death row
learned last night they apparent-
ly will be saved from the gallows
until next week at least.
Petitions for habeas corpus were
denied by a United States Dis-
trict Court in Washington. De-
fense attorneys then appealed and
the case was docketed in the Uni-
ted States Circuit Court of Ap-
peals there yesterday. The United
States State Department said that,
on advice of the Solicitor General,
staying the executions until fur-
"instructions have been issued
ther action by the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals."
There was no indication when
the Washington court would act.
Convicted of the mass slaughter
of civilians in the war, the seven
have waitd four years for the
Although the University is not
planning to speed up its present
program for graduation unless the
country is faced by a national
emergency, a new Summer Ses-
sion program permitting entering
freshmen to carry from eight to
12 hours of academic work has
Prof. Harold M. Dorr, director
Relief from severe high blood
pressure diseases has been brought
about in 22 of 23 patients, Dr. J.
Marion Bryant, associate profes-
sor of internal medicine, told a
lecture audience here yesterday.
By reducing the sodium in the
patient's diet to a maximum of
200 milligrams, the equivalent of
two glasses of milk, the relief was
achieved, Dr. Bryant, who con-
ducted the experiments, said. Nor-
mal consumption is about 5,000
Dr. Bryant pointed out that the
treatment appeared feasible only
in cases of high blood pressure
with complications, and he warned
tht the treatment could only be
taken under competent medical
of the session, said yesterday that
freshmen enrolling this summer
may expect to complete from one-
half to two-thirds of a full se-
AT THE SAME time, other Uni-
versity officials clarified the Uni-
versity's position on an accelerat-
During World War II the Uni-
versity accelerated its courses
of study so that the bachelor's
degree could be earned in two
years and eight months.
"This program could be rein-
stated without delay in most de-
partments," University officials
said. It has been discussed fre-
quently since last summer and the
* * *
ACCORDING to University of-
ficials the nation's colleges and
universities have not been asked
as yet by the national defense
agencies to adopt an accelerated
program, and that this may not
be done in the immediate future.
However the Associated Press
has quoted President John A.
Hannah of Michigan State Col-
lege as saying that the stepped-up
educational program was asked by
defense officials anxious to have
college graduates available" for;
military service or defense jobs.1
Freed by Tanks
By The Associated Press
President Truman announced
yesterday in Washington that
United Nations Troops still have
UN authority to cross the 38th
parallel in Korea, as an Allied
tank column smashed ahead to
lift the 42-hour siege of a trap-
ped French - American combat
team on the Central front.
But Truman did not say wheth-
er therp would be any sizeable
thrust beyond that line, stating
strategy in the hands of Gen..
MacArthur and that political as-
that it was a matter of military.
pects were also involved.
HE DECLINED to comment on
the political angles. The subject,
which has been a point of differ-
ence with some of America's al-
lies, was raised by newsmen at
the President's weekly news con-
Meanwhile a relief column,
smashing up from the South,
drove into disorder flight Com-
munists besieging Clipyong, 35
miles east of Seoul and anchor
point of the Central front.
The trapped defenders greet-
ed the relief force with cheers
but prepared for new assaults.
Associated Press war corre-
pondent John Randolph reported
that, despite their astronomical
losses, the Chinese were massing
fresh troops. They apparently
were intent on striking again on
a new and larger scale, in an at-
tempt to split the United Nations
army and isolate 100,000 Allied
troops in the West.
AT LEAST five of the nine at-
tacking Chinese divisions were
badly shot up in heavy Central
front -fighting earlier this week.
The new Chinese force, prob-
ably totaling about 60,000, was
in two groups, Randolph said.
One group was in the general
area north of Chipyong. The
other was north of Wonju, some
20 miles southeast of Chipyong.
There has been no contact thus
far with these fresh Red forces.
Field reports estimated the Reds
lost 6,000 dead, wounded or cap-
tured -on the Central front alone
The U.S. Eighth Army, which
lags one day in its official casualty
estimates, announced, that the
Reds lost a record toll of 10,993
on Wednesday through ground ac-
tion and massed artillery fire.
Stabilization Board by a 6 to 3
vote tonight approved a wage poli-
cy providing for ten per cent in-
creases in the future, but the labor
members promptly withdrew from
the board in protest.
The ten per cent pattern which
the three industry and three pub-
lic members approved would in-
clude wage increases plus cost of
living adjustments based on the
next government index, due next
week. That index is certain to
show a rise of. two. or three per-
centage points, bringing automatic
increases of about three cents to
workers whose contracts are tied
to that index by special cost of
living adjustment provisions.
CYRUS CHING, Chairman of
the Wage Stabilization Board, told
reporters he was sorry the present
lohnr leaders. ithdrep wand v-
LONDON, () -Prime Minister
Attlee's Labor Government beat
down by 21 votes last night a Con-
servative Party attempt to oust it
from office on charges of bung-
ling Britain's rearmament.
A motion of censure introduced
by Conservative Leader Winston
Churchill was defeated in the
House of Commons by a vote of
308 to 287. In acid debate he had
assailed labor's rearmament ef-
forts as inept and incompetent.
The victory margin was sur-
prisingly large in view of criticism
some Left Wing Laborites have di-
rected against their own party's
A defeat would have means the
resignation of Attlee's Cabinet and
a new general election. When it
came to a showdown the reluctant
Laborites stuck with the party
rather than force a general elec-
tion and risk a chance that the
Conservatives would be put into
know wpether we'll have full mo-
bilization, partial mobilization,
deferment of instructors, or any-
thing relevant to the situation.
How anyone could predict
anything like that is beyond
me," he emphasized. "I see no
reason for alarm about it."
As to the University's plans in
regard, to its faculty, President
Ruthven indicated that the un-
certainty of the situation hardly
necessitates a preconceived plan.
* * *
THE "TIMES" survey special-
ist, Benjamin Fine, had previously
reported that on the average, the
nation's colleges plan to reduce
their staffs by 15 per cent, al-
though some institutions would
go as high as 30 per cent.
This would be the result of
the huge enrollment drops that
college officials all over the
country were warily predicting.
The survey revealed that most
institutions predict a loss of 25
to 50 per cent in enrollment be-
fore the current year ends.
The colleges reported anywhere
fron a 5 to 10 per cent decline in
enrollment for the spring semes-
ter. Drops in enrollment for next
ed from 25 per cent for Dart-
mouth College to 40 per cent for
the University of Rochester.
STRICTLY FROM HUNGARY?
Group To Open Series
The Budapest String Quartet
will present the first of three con-
certs in the 11th Annual Chamber
Music Festival at 8:30 p.m. today
in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Selections for today's concert
include Bartok's "Quartet, Op. 17,
No. 2" and "Four Fugues from
'The Art of the Fugue" by Bach.
Also on the program is Brahms'
"Quartet in C Minor."
* * *
"BUDAPEST IS a rather mis-
leading term for this group, which
at the Settlement School in Phi-
ladelphia under Mischa Michak-
off, became concertmaster of the,
City Symphony Orchestra in 1933
and appeared as soloist with that
group many times.
AFTER STUDYING in Paris
for several years at the National
Conservatory he returned to
America and became first violinist
of the Philadelphia Stringart
Quartet. He spent three of the
war years in the U.S. Air Force.
DEPARTMENT HEADS PLEASED:
Faculty Evaluation Plan Gets Okay
Literary College department
heads a r e generally satisfied
with student evaluation of faculty
plan, according to a recent Stu-.
dent Legislature-conducted poll.
Twenty-four chairmen were in-
terviewed on topics' ranging from
the departments polled use and'
consider the evaluations in matters
of salary and promotions, in addi-
tion to their use as guides to
teaching. However, one thought
that they should be used only for
the benefit of individual teachers
as often as possible, while another
forty per cent thought every two
years was enough. For statistical
purposes, a regular period between
evaluations met with the most ap-
Two were against having any