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CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
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Latest Deadline in the State

OCCASIONAL SNOW

VOL. LXII, No. 75 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1951

FOUR PAGES

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'M' Cagers Lose;
Icers Top Denver

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* * *

Wolverines
Take Early
Game Lead
By BOB LANDOWNE
Neil Celley's return to the Ann
Arbor hockey scene was not suc-
cessful for him as his former Wol-
verine mates downed his Denver
team, 7-5, at the Coliseum last
night.
Michigan was in control of the
contest all the way as they jumped
out to a 3-0 first period lead and
were never headed thereafter.
* * *
CELLEY'S Pioneers took the in-
itiative in the opening minutes
but could not break through goalie
Willard Ikola. Then at 9:21 John
Matchefts sent the Wolverines on
their way with the first of his two
goals.
Matchefts scored on a fifteen
footer from the left side after
being beautifully set up by wing-
man John McKennell. McKen-
nell carried the puck in from the
blue line, then sped around the.
defense and passed, from behind
the goal line, to Matchefts who
quickly converted.
A little more than a minute la-
ter the Wolverines made it 2-0 as
Doug Mullen scored from a scram-
ble in front of the Denver nets.
SHORTLY after this, Captain
Earl Keyes scored the best goal
of the evening on a quickeback-
hander from fifteen feet out.
Keyes tallied on the rebound of his
own shot that had been kicked
Seo PUCKSTERS, Page 3
Full POW
List Almost.
Completed
WASHINGTON-()-The Pen-
tagon virtually. wound up last
night its massive task of telling
American families who was on the
Communist list of prisoners of war
in Korea.
To thousands the news was the
best Christmas present ever. To
even more, who waited in vain
for messages from the Defense De-
partment, the holiday season was
tainted with gloom.
Only a few names, possibly 200,
remained to be processed by the
Pentagon, w h i c h had sifted
through more than 3,000 names
made public by the Communists.
T h e s e were "special cases,"
mostly questions of confused iden-
tity.
The Communist list included 3,-
198 Amercian POW's, just about
one-third of the Americans offi-
cially logged as missing in action
by the Defense Department. The
original Communist list contained
no home addresses, involved a big
job of checking by U.S. officials so
messages could be sent to the
home folk.
In unprecedented fashion, the
Pentagon made public the names
with addresses just as soon as the
families of the men had been noti-
fied. The Associated Press re-
layed the entire roster, a task
which took a day and a half.
The Pentagon had cautioned
that the names should be received
with skepticism since there was no
way of checking the accuracy of
the Communist lists.

Draft To Resift
MentalRejects
WASHINGTON - (P) - Local
draft boards will begin next month
to re-examine an estimated 300,-
000 men who previously failed to

Late Quaker
Rally Gives
68-63_Win
By GENE MACKEVICH
Michigan's basketball team ab-
sorbed its third consecutive set-
back last night when the Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania came from
behind in the game's final three
minutes to eke out a 68-63 victory
at Yost Field House.
Michigan has yet to win a con-
test this season, while the victory
was the Quaker's fifth without a
loss. -
ERNIE BECK, Pennsylvania's
candidate for All-American cage
honors, scored 22 points on seven
field goals and eight free throws.
Beck's value to his squad was
clearly shown when, in the third
period the 6'4" forward sat on
the bench with four fouls
against him, the Maize and Blue
five was able to turn a 34-40 de-
ficit into a 49-42 advantage.
With 3:30 minutes remaining in
the game, the home team held a
63-60 edge. Twenty-five seconds
later Dick Williams registered his
fifth personal and left the court.
Then Tom Holt tallied three fast
two-pointers to put his team in
the lead permanently.
PENNSYLVANIA began to
freeze the ball with 1:58 minutes
remaining in the game.
With the score 65-63 and thirty
seconds remaining to play, Michi-
gan obtained possession of the ball
See QUAKER, Page 3
Naughty,
Naughty!
DECEMBER 20, 1911-- Wil-
liam Pearce, star Minnesota
basketball guard, was barred
forever from varsity competi-
tion yesterday upon his confes-
sion that several summers ago
he accepted $1 in prize money
for winning a footrace at a
church picnic.
University authorities were
equally severe with certain foot-
ball players who openly admit-
ted that they had played sum-
mer baseball games at which
admission was charged.
With other Big Eight uni-
versities commending the Min-
nesota authorities for their
handling of these cases of pro-
fessionalism, the people are
having their confidence in the
purity of college athletics re-
stored.
Congratulations Minnesota-
let your example inspire the
rest of the schools and univer-
sities where similar charges of
corruption have been made!

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Travel Crippled,
Roads Dangerous

-Daily-Al Reid -Daily-Al Reid
BY CAR OR BY RAIL IT WAS THE SAME STORY YESTERDAY-STUCK

UN Hands Two Defeats To Soviet Bloc Truce Talks

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PARIS-(VP)-The United Na-
tions handed two defeats to the
Soviet bloc yesterday.
Greece defeated White Russia
for a seat in the UN Security
Council. And over bitter Russians
protests the General Assembly
.named a five-nation commission
to investigate the possibility of
free all-German elections.
Victory for Greece came in a
World News
Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The govern-
ment yesterday forecast a 9 per
cent reduction in next spring's pig
crop, virtually dashing previous
hopes of a larger supply of meacs
in butcher shops next year. It
also may mean noticeably higher
meat prees, on the average.
LITTLETON, N.H.-Nomina-j
tion papers for Gen. Dwight
Eisenhower for president - on
the Deiocratic ticket-will be
filed about Jan. 25, the sponsor
of the movement has announced.
BERLIN-The U. S. Army an-
nounced last night three of its
soldiers, described as "fugitives
from military justice," had desert-
ed to Communist-ruled East Ger-
many and been granted political
refuge there.

record-breaking 19th ballot in
Assembly.

the

* * *
THIS GAVE the United States
one of its hardest-won victories.
in a contest which split London
and Washington temporarily and
provoked screams of protest from
Moscow.
The final vote was 39 for
Greece to 16 for White Russia.
Four countries abstained and
South Africaewas absent.
Immediately after the Security
Council vote, the Assembly admin-
istered another defeat to the So-
viet bloc. It created a five-nation
commission with intructions to
inquire into the possibility of hold-
ing free elections in all of Ger-
many. The Soviet bloc denounced
Hopes Apw-pear
Dim To Avert
Steel Walkout
WASHINGTON -({) - Gov-
ernment mediators reported no
progress yesterday after all-day
conferences seeking to avert a
threatened New Year's Day strike
in the steel industry.
Hopes for any agreement con-
tinued dim.
Cyrus S. Ching, Federal Media-
tion Service Director, said the
steel firms had come forward with
no offer yet in response to CIO
President Philip Murray's demand
for an average 18 1/2 cent-an-hour'
pay boost for steel workers.
"It seems to me this is a major
domestic crisis," Ching told re-
porters after the meetings with
Murray and representatives of 10
key steel firms.
CHING SAID he had no dead-
line on how long he would xeep
the government-sponsored nego-
tiations going-before reporting a
deadlock to President Truman.
Ching arranged to meet with
the management group at 9:30
a.m. today and with the union
at 10:30.

the commission in advance and
made it clear the group would not
be admitted to East Germany.
The vote on the German com-
mission was 45 to 6 and 8 absten-
tions.
* * *
U N Social Set{
Perturbed by
Res Red Ban
PARIS-'P)-The tea and crum-
pet set in the United Nations was
boiling yesterday about Secretary-
General Trygve Lie's edict barring
all members of his staff from par-
ties given by the Russian bloc or
any other function unless Lie is
invited.
The Russians laughed when they
heard about it but then came
through with comments that Lie
was being "ridiculous." One Rus-
sian who would not permit use of
his name said the Lie ban was "an
infringement of personal rights."
The feud began last year
when the Russians opposed Lie's
extended term as Secretary-
General and began a strict boy-
cott on Feb. 2 when his first
five-year term ended. The Rus-
sians relaxed this fall and in-
vited the Secretary-General to a
Soviet film showing.
Lie had another engagement,
but sent his two daughters to rep-
resent him.
These moves for reconciliation
never made any progress. The
event that really raised Lie's tem-
per came when the Russian bloc
boycotted en masse the annual
huge reception given by Lie and
the President of the General As-
sembly.

Stalled Over
Supervis ion
MUNSAN, Korea, Friday, Dec.
21-(P)-The Reds drummed up
fresh propaganda controversy over
t he stalled.- prisoner exchange
question Thursday while rival ne-
gotiators sought a new approach
to the old problem of supervising
a Korean armistice.
The Reds hinted they might
consider a compromise on super-
vision, but the price looked high
to Allied negQtiators and was re-
jected.
HOWEVER, United Nations and
Communist staff officers sched-
uled a meeting in Panmunjom at
10 a.m. today (7 p.m. yesterday,
Ann Arbor time) after working on
a set of rules for policing the
truce.
Regardless of the outcome of
this single-shot staff officer ef-
fort to crack the deadlock, the
regular joint subcommittee on
truce supervision was due to
meet three hours later, at 1 p.m.
(10 p.m. yesterday, Ann Arbor
time).
For the second consecutive day
there was no meeting Thursday on
the vital prisoners exchange ques-
tion. T:1ere was no word when
talks on prisoners would oe re-
sumed.
While neither side intends to
exchange a single prisoner until
final agreement is reached on an
armistice, the U.S. Eighth Army
Thursday completed plans for the
reception, care and air lift of
Allied prisoners when the ex-
change can be made.

.By The Associated Press
Old man winter dealt another
snowy, stormy blow to the shiver-
ing northern two-thirds of the
nation yesterday.
Ice storms crippled transporta-
tion in parts of the midwest and
east, while parts of South Dakota
approached a helpless condition
after fifteen days of snow bom-
bardment.-
* * *
WITH FRESH snow blowing in-
to the Chicago area, motorists were,
advised to call off out-of-town,
trips and "sit at home." Mayor
Martin Kennelly warned an emer-
gency meeting of city officials and
transportation executives that
more snow could paralyze the city.
Meanwhile, snow and sleet
were crippling Michigan trans-
portation and an ice storm mov-
ed into the east causing the
U.S. Weather Bureau at Albany,
N.Y. to warn that severe icing
conditions would result. Freez-
ing rains coated roadways in
Kansas City, central Illinois and
central Indiana making travel
treacherous and traffic a snarl
of creeping cars.
Hard hit was the South Dakota
area where, according to Gov. Si-
gurd Anderson, "the situation is
becoming progressively worse." The
manager of a flying service these
predicted that the storm is going
to be worse than the blizzard of
1949 when the Army's "Operation
Snowbound" brought relief to
much of the state.
THE CAPITAL city of Pierre,
approximately in the center of the
state, is shrouded in the thickest
blanket of snow-26 inches, but
on some county roads drifts ap-
proach 15 feet in depth, making it
impossible for even snowplows to
get through. The State Highway
Department has stopped travel out
of Pierre 10 times in the past 15
days.
While Pierre attempts to dig
itself out, ranchers an# farmers
in snowbound areas are tramp-
ing out big "X" marks as distress
signals to the planes bringing
relief.
Meanwhile, the national death
toll from the week long barrage of
snow and ice has reached at least
242. Ohio leads the list of fatali-
ties with 33 dead and Michigan is
sixth on the list with 15.
AS THE nation counted its
storm deaths last night, another
grisly total was being compiled in
Chicago where National Safety
Council statisticians are await-
ing the 1,000,000 American traffic
fatality to Qccur. The count of
highway slaughter stands at 999,-
780 as of 3:30 p.m. yesterday, with
over 100 deaths being chalked up
daily.
The Council has designated
the day of the millionth fatality
as M' Day and are hoping that

the grisly milestone will serve as
a warning to pedestrians end
drivers to take more care in
traffic. The first fatality occur-
ed on Sept. 13, 1899 when one,
H. H. Bliss, stepped from a New
York City trolley car and was
struck and killed by a horseless
carriage.
The slaughter has been going on
ever since with 1941, when 39,969
people lost their lives in traffic ac-
cidents, being the peak year. Fa-
talities for 1951 had reached the
36,200 mark up to last Wednesday
night.
* * *
Mass Trek
On Despite
Conditions
By CAL SAMRA
Nearly 17,000 University stu-
Vents, anticipating 16 days of egg
nog and vermouth, will start a
mass retreat from education today
in the face of hectic weather con-
ditions.
A swirling snowfall-the weath-
erman promises more to. come-c
bids fair to dampen their spirits,
possibly even to strand a large
number of students in the. Wol-
verine city longer than they ex-
pect.
THE THIRD heavy snowfall in
six days swept into Ann Arbor yes-
terday and left a hoary mess; a re-
peat performance is expected to-
day.
City streets and state high-
ways were mirrored with ice,
traffic was slowed to legal speeds,
cars struggled for freedom at icy
curbs, buses and trains were run-
ning behind schedule, and all
flights were cancelled at Willow
Run Airport.
And, throughout the midwest,
the same congested conditions pre-
vailed. More deaths were reported
on slippery Michigan highways as
the snow chnged to a dangerous
sleet late last night.
THOUGH no -major accidents
were reported locally, a sheriff's
deputy cautioned that the "roads
are terrible."
Even the ever-present hitch-
hikers failed to dot the city's
thoroughfares yesterday, attest-
ing to the miserable conditions.
Actually, the mass evacuation
out of Ann Arbor began a week
ago, with a trickle of truants flee-
ing their books. The trickle erupt-
ed into an onrush yesterday as a
slew of luggage-loaded students
flowed into bus, train, and air
terminals.
Then they waited ... knitting,
chatting, cursing, napping ..
waiting with their boots on. Trains
were delinquent by two to three
hours. Buses also missed their
schedules.
Transportation officials stood
by-hapless and helpless.
At the New York Central tera"
inal, one young lady, perched on
a strained suitcase, strummed dis-
consolately on a ukelele-"I'll be
home for Christmas."
The residence halls will be va-
cant, except for those few who
applied for vacation-time residence
in dormitories.
Students Nabbed
With Milk Truck

'WHAT SHALL I DO?'
Re-Wed War 'Widow'
Faces Domestic Cris is

LA GRANGE, N.C. - )-- A
pretty 22-year-old bride, starting
out on a honeymoon Tuesday with
her second soldier husband, read
the stunning news that her first
husband is a Korean war prisoner.
"I just don't know what to do,"'
Mrs. Agnes Sasser of Cullman,
Ala., told newsmen yesterday. "I
haven't been able to think it
through. You have no idea how
I feel. I just can't believe Walter's
alive."
MRS. SASSER said she was in-
formed last May of the death of
Pfc. Walter B. Dixon, her husband
of five days before he went over-

her first husband because the ser-
ial numbers match.
S * *
YET, SHE ADDED, "the De-
fense Department told me Walter
was wounded by bomb fragments
at the front and died the same
day."
She said she also received let-
ters from the chaplain of Dix-
on's unit, and also from Dixon's
commanding- officer saying the
same thing. There was never
any indication he might have
been taken prisoner, she added.
The government also paid her
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GOOD CHEER, COMRADES!
Stalin's Birthday, 'U' Exodus Clash

* * *

By GAYLE GREENE
Ann Arbor students and Moscow
residents were both cheering today,
but for somewhat different rea-
sons.
In Ann Arbor, it was the begin-
ning of a long-awaited vacation;
in Moscow, it was Stalin's birth-
day.
Frank E. Robbins, head of the
Calendar Committee, had no ex-
planation for the simultaneous ar-

(Glory to Stalin), Ann Arbor
streets will stick to "Merry
Christmas."
But the Soviet press will more
than make up for American in-
difference with much ado about
their leader.
* * *
BORN IN Gori, Georgia, Josef
Vissarionovitch Dzugashvili, was
the son of a cobbler. As a youth he

The government fears
fect a strike would have
mobilization effort.

the ef-
on the

MEANWHILE, John L. Lewis
apnarently is nreparing a spring

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