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Christmas Special



VOL. LXII, No. 59



Warm Weather Heralds
Start of Yule Season

Ignoring the sudden flurry in
Christmas shopping and colorfu
Yuletide decorations cropping up
throughout Ann Arbor, Old Man
Sol came out of hiding yesterday
to get the December season of
to a sunny start.
But the weatherman was quick
to spot Tuesday as the beginning
of another snowy onslaught which
promises to climax in a white
FAIR WEATHER did not dis-
hearten community children a
they impatiently awaited Santa
Claus' special visit to the city to-
morrow. But there was some doub
in their minds as to whether St
Nick would arrive on a sleigh
when he starts his tour of the
city at 2:30 p.m.
Nevertheless, Santa's eight
live reindeer will definitely be
on hand to scoff their fabled
hooves at disbelieving campus
Scrooges. The Retail Merchants
Association, sponsors of the
long-awaited event, are also
bringing Rudolph the red-nosed
reindeer as an added attraction.
The colorful procession is ex-
pected to draw a large crowd o1
cheering school children and cur-
ious oldsters. University students
will have a chance to see Santa
pass at the corner of N. University
and State.
Children will be dismissed from
N.Y. Regents
Call for Daily
School Prayer
Convinced that the fundamental
American belief in God is the "best
security against the dangers o
these difficult days," the New York
State Board of Regents recom-
mended formally yesterday that
every school-day begin with a
prayer and include programs stres-
sing the moral and spiritual herit-
age of the United States.
The move is not mandatory and
must be approved by local school
boards. It has received support
from many public officials and
theologians, accordling to the New
York Times.
** *
BUT VARIOUS other groups
have attacked the recommenda-
tion as "dangerous" and "Insult-
The president of the Free-
thinkers of America, Joseph
Lewis, has threatened legal ac-
tion "to prevent the contamina-
tion of the public schools,"
should the proposal be put into
Lewis added, "It is not only a
violation of the constitutional pro-
vision providing for the separation
of church and state, but such con-
duct belongs in an age long since
past when savages prayed for rain
and beat totem drums to drive
away evil spirits."
inent New York architect, an
avowed atheist, said that the Re-
gents had disregarded the Su-
preme Court's McCollum decision
which-he said-"went to great
lengths to forbid the practises of
religion of any form or description
in schools supported by public
Cromwell added that the Re-
gents proposal "is only a plan to
bootleg religion into the schools
under the guise of fighting Com-
On the opposite side, New York's

Governor Thomas Dewey praised
the resolution saying, "In these
days or world wide conflict be-
tween he free world and the slave
world of godless Communism, it is
more vital than ever before that
our children grow up with a sense
of reverence and dedication to Al-

school in time for the gala affair,
sponsor spokesmen said. The tour
l will wind up at Jones Park where
Santa will take Christmas requests
from the youngsters and Mrs. San-
ta, aided by an elf helpmate, will
f guide the kids through the famed
igloo toy worshop.
* * *
WITH DONNER, Blitzen, Dan-
cer, Prancer, Comet, Cupid, Dash-
er, Vixen and Rudolph in the lime-
light tomorrow, Ann Arbor mer-
chants are stocking up for special
Christmas sales. Stores will be
s open tomorrow night and the eve-
nings of the next two Mondays
- until 9 p.m. Last night opening
t before Christmas will be Friday,
* Dec. 21.
On campus, the season is not
yet in full blossom but plant de-
partment employes are expected
soon to erect the traditional
Christmas tree in front of the
General Library. Many fraterni-
ties, sororities and dormitories
are making preparations for ex-
tensive decorations.
Ann Arbor's 30-foot evergreen
was put up outside the County
Courthouse this week following the
f placing of Yuletide designs on
street lamps throughout the cam-
pus and downtown area. As in the
past, the Junior Chamber of Com-
merce will handle decoration of
the tree.
The JCC will also sponsor its
The Defense Department an-
nounced yesterday that Lieu-
tenant Christopher Schneider,
a February '51 University grad-
uate was killed in action in
He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
tC. Ludwig Schneider of 504
Lawrence St., Ann Arbor.
City Charter
0 *
Revitsion May
Be Put to Vote
Possible revision of Ann Arbor's
62-year-old city charter will hang
in the balance tomorrow night
when the City Council meets to
determine whether or not to put
the issue to the voters.
A majority report by the Coun-'
cil's special charter revision com-
mittee will be submitted to the
municipal body recommending
that the question be put on the
M * *
IF THE COUNCIL acts posi-
tively and a majority of the voters
favor revision, a study commission
would be appointed to draw up a
few instrument. The revised char-
ter would then be submitted to
another city-wide vote.
Ann Arbor now operates on
a special charter granted by
the state legislature ine1889.
With the exception of Ann Ar-
bor, all cities in Michigan of more
than 13,000 inhabitants are gov-
erned by the Home Rule Act which
gives them a blanket power to
take steps "advancing the inter-
est of the cities" within the frame-
work of the state constitution and
The majority report urges
broader powers for the city gov-
ernment comparable to those in
home rule cities. Placing the is-
sue on the ballot will require a
three-fifth positive vote or a min-
imum of nine favorable votes of
the 15 councilmen.
* * *
REVISION of the charter was

strongly urged last month when
the committee held an open hear-
ing on the matter. Among civic
organizations which supported
putting the question to the voters
were the Ann Arbor Citizens'
Council, the League of Women
Voters and the Junior Chamber

yearly home decorations contest
with a store window display com-
petition running simultaneously
shortly before Christmas. Prizes
will be awarded for 10 home ex-
teriors deemed best in the opinion
of a panel of judges.
* * *
THE ANNUAL plea for caution
in Christmas rites has come from
Ann Arbor Fire Chief Benjamin J.
Zahn. He urged cutting Christ-
mas trees on a slant, setting them
in water containers, inspecting
lighting and disposing of paper
wrappings immediately after open-
ing presents. Zahn emphasized
that candles, paper, cotton and
plastics are particularly dangerous
on trees.
Ann Arbor's needy children
should have a merry Christmas
if the efforts of several civic and
campus groups prove productive.
A Christmas Bureau is now con-
ducting a city-wide campaign
for toys for the underprivileged.
The Bureau has asked students
to buy toys for children and bring
them to Salvation Army headquar-
ters. Parents of needy children
will be sent tickets for toys and
can come in and pick them out
for their youngsters.
The Salvation Army kettle cam-
paign will be helped along this
year by the local Kiwanis club and
three campus groups-Alpha Omi-
cron P sorority, Adelia Cheever
women's residence and Trigon fra-
* * *
FOR THE MORE fortunate, lo-
cal stores will be jam-packed with
new toys and other merchandise.
Many Ann Arbor citizens have al-
ready prepared for the yearly
spending spree as members of the
Christmas Savings Club. Three
banks have rushed close to $7,000
to the early shoppers.
Next to the stres, post offices
are the most active scenes of the
Christmas bustle. Letters to
Santa, Christmas cards and
packages are already uowing in
by the thousands ,to harassed
mail clerks.
Postmaster Oswald J. Koch pre-
dicts the greatest flood of Yule-
tide mail in local history with a
considerable edge over last year's
record-breaking 1,833,473 pieces
of mail sent between Dec. 10 and
Dec. 25.
First class mail for sending
cards and packages will guarantee
fastest delivery, according to
Koch. He urged buying of stamps
at an early date to avoid the post
office lines that will prevail as
Christmas nears.
See SUN, Page 3
Syria Designates
Pro-Army Leader
DAMASCUS, Syria -()- Syr-
ia's Pro-Russian Premier Marouf
Dawalibi and his cabinet - jailed
in a military coup after one night
in power - resigned yesterday.
President Hachem Bey El At-
tassi named a pro-army man to
form a new government, while
Hamid Khoja, a member of the
pro-army bloc in parliament, was
designated premier.

Seek Arms
Attitudes Cordial
As Talks Begin
PARIS-(AP)-Smiling and unus-
ually cordial, high level delegates
of the Big Four powers yesterday
started secret talks intended to de-
velop some agreement on rival
East-West disarmament plans.
They met for an hour with the
President of the United Nations
General Assembly, Luis Padilla
Nervo of Mexico, who is to pre-
side in all the discussions. The
session, held in Padilla Nervo's
office, concerned procedure only.
The group agreed to get down to
business at 10:30 a.m. (5:30 a.m.,
Ann Arbor time tomorrow.)
* * *
Andrei Y. Vishinsky was the high-
est ranking official of the Big
Four present. U.S. Ambassador
Philip C. Jessup, British Minister1
of State Selwyn Lloyd and Frenchi
delegate Jules Moch represented
the Western powers.
Padilla Nervo said the atmos-
phere was so cordial he consid-
ered it a good omen. He an-
nounced the group agreed on
every single point he raised
about the work, on which a re-
port must be made to the UN
Political Committee by Dec. 10.
He did not explain what points
he raised, but it was understood
they concerned only how to
tackle the monumental job.
Technically the group is a sub-
committee of the Political Com-
mittee. The Political Committee
set it up by unanimous vote Friday
after two weeks of dragging de-
bate and sharp East-West clashes.
There was no hint whether they
will tackle first the Three=Power
plan for arms limitation put up
by Britain, France and the United
States, the Russian amendments
sponsored by Vishinsky or some
completely new idea yet torbe dis-
Big Ten Studies
CHICAGO -(.P)- At a parley
which Big Ten Commissioner
Kenneth L. Wilson termed as "sig-
nificant" the Western Conference
at its annual winter meeting in
Chicago beginning Thursday will
discuss problems related to gen-
eral de-emphasis of collegiate ath-
Freshman eligibility, spring foot-
ball practice, financial aid for ath-
letes, television policy and bowl
games will be discussed.
Meanwhile, at Daytona Beach,
Fla., Avery Brundage, president of
the National Amateur Athletic
Union, said he had notified col-
leges that "any athlete who is
subsidized to play football or any
other sport will not be eligible" to
perform for the United States in
the 1952 Olympic games at Hel-
Hunting Fatalities
Michigan's 1951 deer hunting
season is over with the human
death toll from gunfire at 13-
five fewer than ast year.

Air Bases,
Issues Stall


--Daily--Al :Reid
FOLLOW THE LEADER-Prof. William Revelli of the music school and Edwin Franko Goldman,
famous band leader, demonstrate their conducting techniques while a puzzled band member tries
to decide which one to follow in this composite photograph. However, puzzled frowns will be absent
today when the two maestros conduct the University band in a concert at 4:15 p.m. at Hill

* * *

* * *

Goldman To Lead Band at Hill Today

Edwin Franko Goldman'put the
University S y m p h o n y Band
through a fast pace yesterday-
and they loved it.
"You only get out of a band
World News
By The Associated Press
tee for Economic Development
(CED) yesterday proposed a "flex-
ible" price and wage control plan
in which ceilings would be ad-
justed, once every three months,
to match the shifts in business,
farming and living costs.
ines in Korea since the first of
the year will be home for
Christmas, Lt. Gen. Lemuel C.
Shepherd, Jr. announced yes-
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Defense
Mobilizer Charles Wilson came
here yesterday for afternoon talks
with President Truman on the
controversial matter of how the
arms program is faring, and de-
cided to extend his stay until to-

what you put into it" the inter-
nationally famous conductor of
the Goldman Band said after the
Orchestra rehearsal.
That's how Goldman accounts
for the tremendous energy he puts
into conducting a band-and at
74 years of age the great band-
master still considers that vitality
"You have to be demanding of
a band," he said. "That's the only
way to carry out the wishes of the
composer and the conductor."
GOLDMAN WILL be guest con-
ductor in the band's annual con-
cert at 4:15 p.m. today in Hill
Prof. William Revelli, regular
conductor of the band, is a
longtime friend of Goldman.
This is the New York bandmas-
ter's seventh appearance here as
guest conductor of Revelli's
Goldman feels Prof. Revelli has
the finest college band in the
"And that means the world," he
GOLDMAN IS writing his 100th
march at the present time.
"But my most famous march is
"On the Mall" he said. "When-

ever I play a new march the audi-
ence applauds and then yells "On
the Mall!"
This march is never included on
the regular program - but thel
band always ends up playing it
anyhow, he added with a smile.
Although Goldman has never
been to Europe he has received
numerous awards from coun-j
tries all over the world, for his
renditions of their music. He
displays proudly a gold watch
he received from the City ofa
New York. '
His favorite award, however, is1
one he received in 1932. This
time he was presented with the
famous conductor John Philip
Sousa's favorite baton afterSou-
sa's passing.
"This," Goldman said, "gave me
the greatest thrill I had yet re-
In all his years of conducting,
Goldman has not missed one con-
cert yet. And this is in spite of
the fact that his band gives 60
concerts every summer. and nu-
merous others during the winter
season. Tremendous crowds turn
out for his open-air concerts in
Central and Prospect Parks in
New York.
Goldman will conduct the sec-
ond half of the concert today. The
performance is the closing event
of the Midwestern Music Confer-
ence held here this weekend. It
will be open to the public free of
French Fears
Fade as U.S.
Pledges Funds
PARIS -- (VP)- The cabinet an-
nounced yesterday United States
officials have pledged France $600
million in direct aid and defense

Sky Battles
Only Action
On Front
Kor The Associated Press
Korean cease-fire talks reached
a near impasse today as Allied
truce negotiators charged the Reds
with seeking to build up their of-
fensive air power in North Korea
during an armistice if one is sign-
The Communists demanded that
they be allowed to build new air
bases in Korea during the armis-
tice. Another snag arose regarding
the question of truce enforcement.
A UNITED NATION take-it-or-
leave-it proposal on supervising
the truce was rejected by the Com-
munists. Vice-Adm. C. Turner Joy,
senior UN delegate, said the "prin-
ciple of observation has run on the
Yesterday's talk was heated
but the shooting war blew cold.
Across the wintry 145-mile Kor-
can front, there were a few pa-
trol clashes, but the bulk of the
soldiers huddled in their fox-
The air war went on. In two sky
fights, two Red MIG jets were re-
ported shot down and three dam-
AT PANMUNJOM yesterday,
Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, chief Al-
lied negotiator, told the Reds the
United Nations Command insisted
that neither side should repair od
airfields or build new ones during
an armistice.
That drew an immediate ob-
jection from North Korean Lt.
Gen. Nam II. He said it would
"deprive our side forever of the
right to defend ourselves."
The Reds for weeks past have
been feverishly trying to complete
several airfields in North Korea
under steady attack by Allied
* N' *
THERE WERE numerous dif-
ferences at Panmunjom. Towering
high among them was continued
Red objection to Allied insistence
on inspection teams behind both
lines to supervise an armistice.
The Allies quickly pointed out
that this was a reversal of the
Communist position.
Central Upsets
Michigan Five
In Initial Tilt
Special to The Daily
MT. PLEASANT - A red hot
Central Michigan basketball team
spoiled Michiga's 1951-52 cage
debut with a 60-43 win here last
A partisan crowd of 3,500 fans
saw the Chippewas jump off to
an early first quarter lead and
hold it throughout the contest.
T h e inexperienced Wolverines
trailed by 13-12, 24-18, and 43-31
quarter' scores.
IN 4
THE CONTEST marked the de-
dication of Central Michigan's
new $1,200,000 fieldhouse. Before
the game, vandals smeared blue-
and-gold paint on the outside
walls of the building. Part of the
markings was a fake score indi-
cating a Wolverine victory, but
police saidthey doubted that Uni-
versity students were responsible.

Sloppy ball handling and a
poor shot average, both from
the field and at the foul line,
spelled defeat for the Wolver-
ines. On the other hand, the

Scandals Raise De-Emphasis Cry

(Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles dealing with the
intercollegiate athletics picture and the presentsmovement to "de-emphasize"
college sports.)
Within the past year, the entire college world has been rumbling
with discontent over shady practices and "over-emphasis" in inter-
collegiate athletics.
The discontent blossomed forth into the celebrated "de-emphasis"
movement, which began to gain momentum last February when the
infamous Gotham City basketball "fix" shocked the entire country.
S * * '4
FROM BASKETBALL, it swept over to football. At William and
Mary, an accusation that the athletic department was tampering with

men. Simultaneously, tear-jerkers such as the movie "Saturday's
Hero" appeared. Michigan's own Al Jackson, a guard on the 1950
Rose Bowl team, excited this and other campuses with his article
"Too Much Football."
AT THE UNIVERSITY, the only outward gripe was a defeat at
the hands of the MSC juggernaut, coupled with a literary college
faculty protest over eligibility requirements for athletes, the so-called
"double-standard." But the hue and cry eventually died down.
On the national level, however, alarmed colleges and univer-
sities were combining forces tocombat "irregularities" in the
game. Spring practice, bowl games, the two-platoon systems,

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